61 months ago
Hey guys, I've had some experience building (built mine and another friends' PC, parts were all picked by me)
So some rationale behind it :
i5-4460- Yeah, I know it can't overclock, you can go for AMD, but he's not overclocking, he wants a decent Intel guy, so no, don't suggest 4690K, don't suggest FX-8350, moving on.
No aftermarket, stock is fine if you're not overclocking/turbo boosting.
ASUS Z97-C. ASUS Z97 BIOS is awesome and really user friendly, and you can tweak a bunch of stuff to really make your system shine.
Crucial memory. Cheap, not the best, but just SOME memory.
MX100- Because fast and cheap SSD. Mainly used for boot drive. I know you can cheapen build by removing it, but he doesn't want to, so...
WD Black 1TB- It's getting more cheap and is slightly faster than blue.
ASUS GTX 970- The "creme de la creme". Is kinda futureproofing but it will be great for gaming. I know the R9 280 or something along those lines will be great but he wants futureproofing for the next lil'while so yeah...
NZXT S340- Black and white case. Bang for buck. 'Nuff said.
CX600M- I've never had such a powerhungry GPU like the 970 before so I'm not sure how much wattage. I was considering the 500M but the 600 might help him out if he needs more power.