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Dodg3rman

61 months ago

Does this build seem like it would be a good computer for gaming?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $83.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.97 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $38.50 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Dell E2414H 24.0" Monitor $149.00 @ B&H
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $19.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1012.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-07 23:07 EST-0500

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I suggest a z97 board seeing as you are getting the unlocked CPU and an aftermarket cooler. What is the point if you can't even overclock the CPU.

This is a suggestion and only 6 dollars more than your current MB: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97ssliplus

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I also suggest z97 even though there are reports of h97 OC support for all unlocked processors. I can't confirm this but I have first hand experience with g3258+h97 and the few UEFI I've scene suggest it could be true. Even though I suspect even if it were true there may perhaps be limited options available depending on motherboard, as usual.

Maybe someone with the strange combo of "k" CPU and H97 could chime in?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

If your not looking for high FPS with all the eye candy turned on it will do OK. That is about the minimum GPU you want for decent 1080p gaming.

Add a fan to the case as it only comes with one as exhaust.

Are you going to be OCing?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What else would you recommend changing to boost the GPU?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on if your planing to OC or not.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I really don't know much about it so most likely not

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

OK You could save some $ and go with a locked CPU and drop the cooler. Use the funds for a higher level GPU.

SSD is a bit of a luxury at this price level and could be added later. You thoughts on that?

Does it matter what brand of GPU you like? AMD or those other ones....

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

No it really doesn't matter, and yeah I could drop the SSD

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Couple changes, not sure of your overall budget, but kept it similar.

Change List

  • Downgraded CPU to 4570 since you mentioned you're not OC'ing anyway.
  • Removed cooler, can use stock and it'll do just fine.
  • Changed RAM as Mobo doesnt support 1866. (Surprised no one else picked this up.)

  • Swapped out SSD for more robust series.

  • Swapped out HDD for more robust, less expensive series.
  • Swapped out OS to Win 8.1 as word on the street is that 8.1 will get a free (or super cheap) upgrade to Windows 10. Games run just fine on it.

Recommendations: - Get a better power supply if possible. Its the cornerstone of your build and poor ones will cause your parts to fail or die early. Additionally, you may want to research a more powerful GPU as that one is starting to get a bit dated in terms of performance. As liqgranite mentioned, the GTX 960's are soon to be released, so it'll be interesting to see the price point, and / or if it bumps any of the other nVidia lines to a lower price.

Part List below.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $188.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $83.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $86.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card $142.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $58.50 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $92.00 @ B&H
Monitor Dell E2414H 24.0" Monitor $149.00 @ B&H
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $19.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $993.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-08 00:01 EST-0500

Happy Gaming!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can wait a couple weeks, then add the GTX 960 to this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $224.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $75.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $70.98 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $33.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $92.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Dell E2414H 24.0" Monitor $149.00 @ B&H
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $19.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $853.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-08 00:24 EST-0500

Note: It won't matter that the motherboard doesn't support ddr3 1866 RAM. The RAM in this list is part of a combo with the i5-4690 CPU at newegg which shaves off a few bucks and leaves room for you to add a second 8GB stick of RAM in future if necessary.

Deciding to order the GTX 960 later means you can use a much lower cost PSU. Corsair builder 430 watt isn't so bad really. Sure, it's not a gold rated PSU but is far more than adequate to power a locked i5 processor and GTX 960 no problem.

You can game on the integrated graphics for a week while you wait...I suggest minecraft :D

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