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This is my first build and I'd like a second set of eyes to look over it. What are some changes I could make?

Kyleg2020

61 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $318.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-G1.SNIPER Z97 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $135.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $149.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $80.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $628.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply BitFenix Fury 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $97.37 @ TigerDirect
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $279.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2077.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 05:34 EST-0500

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Faster ram for cheaper: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m1a1866c10

The BitFenix Fury 750W bronze is not rated nearly good enough to be worth that cost. Not sure if the gold improved much or not, but you can get good PSUs for cheaper: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-tp750c http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-capstone750

This PSU often goes on sale for like $70-$80 (after MIR) and is a top tier PSU: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd swap these out.

Type Item Price
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Lower CAS, voltage and profile. $154.99 @ Adorama
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $244.98

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