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Core i5-4460 / GeForce GTX 960 Gaming PC

by philip


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  • #1: Core i5-4460 / GeForce GTX 960 Gaming PC (46 months ago)


Newegg has kindly put together a combo deal with the parts in this guide, bringing the total down to $780.99 (a ~$60 savings). Nice!


We've also created a build video using these exact parts - you can find the video here:


The Intel Core i5-4460 is a high performance CPU that will handle current generation games with ease. The included stock cooler will keep temperatures reasonably low but if you want an even more silent solution you can look into adding an aftermarket CPU cooler as well.

The Corsair 200R is a solidly built case that is easy to work with. It has ample space for cable management, and has room for up to four hard drives and solid state drives. The 200R supports a wide variety of graphic cards which to allow for easy future upgrades.

Note: This part list includes prices from Newegg. To see all prices for this part list, click here.

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Estimated Wattage: 243W
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* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

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Revelation216 1 Build 10 points 46 months ago

The motherboard is ridiculous. It's a much better idea to grab a $50 H81 board (since the CPU is locked anyway) and buy a GTX 970 instead of a GTX 960.

Niyawa 6 points 46 months ago

I mostly agree, but I'd also point out that most VRMs in the H81 motherboards are not as high-quality as the ones found on the $100 price range, so even if you're not overclocking, you could be putting the motherboard through a type of stress it wasn't meant to be used in (80W CPU + 145W GPU, instead of a 50W CPU + 60 W GPU). Of course, the number of fan headers as well. They're usually 2 (1 4-pin PWM for CPU, 2 3-pins for case fans). That's probably not enough for the amount of heat this build would put out under load.

This is not a strict thing to follow, just something to keep in mind. Should anyone still want to go this route, I'd recommend checking motherboards that have 4 power phases and 3 fan headers or more like the ASRock H81M.

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Revelation216 1 Build 1 point 44 months ago

No, the 4gb 960 is a waste of money. The memory bandwith is not fast enough to handle 4gb properly.

It's like if you have a giant bottle, one can hold 2gb.

And then you have an even bigger bottle, this one can hold 4gb.

Despite the bigger bottle having 4gb, both bottles share the same sized neck, so even though it has more it takes twice as long to empty as the other one.

jjjhfam 2 points 44 months ago

Beautiful metaphor :)

stormage 1 point 44 months ago

You're right on that, the 960 4GB is a waste of money. The better similar option for the same price point would be the new R9 380 4GB card.

johngerges582 1 point 44 months ago

Even that the 380 doesn't take advantage of the 4GB.

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mrsimplycrazy 8 points 46 months ago

I think you can grab a 4GB 960 for about the same price as that GPU or even a 280x. Other than that, great part selection as always :)

UnknownKings 1 Build 5 points 46 months ago

Agreed. You can pick this 4GB 960 for about $5 more. Or get this 280X for the same price PLUS a $30 mir. But you do save $60 with the Newegg deal.

190n 2 Builds 3 points 46 months ago

Or this one, which has not only 4GB of VRAM but also 1.3GHz clock speed

Vitacomp 4 points 46 months ago

290s get so low sometimes that they enter this price range.

SwiggityDerpy 5 Builds 0 points 46 months ago

Hell, you can get a 290X from XFX for just $250. Life on Team Red is good.

cdawg92 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

Where did you get a 290X for $250?

SwiggityDerpy 5 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

Newegg sale. It's over now, but you can still get the same 290X for $280, which is A-O-Good if you ask me.

gentleman_mango -3 points 46 months ago

Xfx is bae

lancegtavice 1 point 45 months ago

Don't forget the more expensive 3.5 GB 970

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koko099 2 points 45 months ago

Games will get more hungry for vram, there is a LOT of sense to get 4gb

BRObuild 1 point 45 months ago

would you please look at my gaming pc? it's based off of the alienware x51 base model.

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10_4RubberDuck 5 points 46 months ago

But it's also unnecessary to pay more when it can't be utilized properly.

SwiggityDerpy 5 Builds 3 points 46 months ago

If you're gonna talk about this, NVIDIA's highest-end card (Titan X) only has a 384-bit wide bus. Even an R9 290, which you can pick up for like $220, has a 512-bit bus.

And don't even get me started on the 295X2...cough 1024-bit cough

Xorex64 1 point 39 months ago

And if it is utilised properly, then it is useful, like in AC unity, and 4gb 960 get 3-10 more fps than a 2gb 960

JayFragz 5 Builds -3 points 46 months ago

the difference between 3gb and 4gb is literally nothing even at 1440p.

10_4RubberDuck 3 points 46 months ago

I'm saying that the 128bit bus on the 960 can't utilize 4GB of VRAM, where did you get even 3GB from? lol

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prosam 1 point 44 months ago

Haha nice one!!! xD

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Huddy40 5 points 46 months ago

imho the 960 is overpriced. At that price point just buy a r9 290.

jjjhfam 0 points 44 months ago

The 960 isn't overpriced. Why not have a cool and quiet GPU that's easily overclockable? The 290 already runs very hot AND loud, and doesn't leave room for overclocking.

Huddy40 1 point 44 months ago

Your statements on the 290 are dead wrong man. I have a sapphire R9 290 tri-x, it comes overclocked and I overclocked even further with it. Idles at 30 degrees underload never exceeds 68 degrees. The 960 gets outclassed by the 280x and my friend just bought a sapphire vapor 280x for $199 from newegg.

jjjhfam 1 point 44 months ago

But how loud is it?

Huddy40 2 points 44 months ago

Never hear it honestly, and I have all silent fans in my PC. Doesn't seem to really even use the fans until 60 degrees, and even then they usually are around 40% usage on the fans. All that being said, I have an extremely ideal environment for the gpu. Full tower with 6 silent fans most of which are 140mm.

Niyawa 4 points 46 months ago

Skylake and 980 Ti/390X are going to come relatively soon. If I already had a rig and was thinking about upgrading, I'd likely wait to see how things would settle and what new price points these specific parts would end up in. Intel is known to just leave their old CPUs in the wild so nothing much in terms of expectation there, but depending on how AMD performs with their new HBM card, we could see a readjust that might put the 970 around $250 or less, making it a pretty good deal. I believe this mainly because there have been a lot of sales with 970s around the $309-299 price range, which made me think manufactures are trying to squeeze as much as they can before the eventual price drop. I'm no expert so don't take my word for it, though.

In regards to this actual build, I wasn't going to nitpick at all outside of the horrendous price of the 2GB 960 as it was still solid overall... until I saw the specs of the network controller on the motherboard. Killer NICs are rebranded E2200 controllers from Qualcomm with horrible drivers that force QoS on the software level instead of the modem. They will prioritize any packets on known ports used by games, and this would be potentially a good thing if their drivers weren't so unstable and their software suite added more latency by trying to offload the packets from the CPU, a mostly meaningless behavior outside of a server environment. General knowledge on the internet is that you're paying extra for QoS bundle and nothing else, just keep it in mind.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 4 points 46 months ago

Aye on Upcoming CPU and GPU releases. As those come out we'll be releasing updated guides.

Niyawa 2 points 46 months ago

I'll be looking forward to it, thanks for the hard work.

frito 3 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

Doesn't seem the prices are dropping

Dextruction5 1 point 44 months ago

No need, as the R9 380X is just a small upgrade of the R9 285. Nvidia still has the better ground, as they have fresh GPu's, whilst AMD has ones that have been rebaked twice already.

stormage 1 point 44 months ago

Ever heard the saying "Don't fix what isn't broken"? I'm assuming you haven't. They refresh the cards that work, and have brought out new ones IE Fury X, Fury, Nano. Not to mention the fact they just made a new GPU memory type; the new cards aren't using GDDR5.

Macentosh 1 point 44 months ago

Yeah, just like the GTX 970 and 980 are rebrands. Don't fix right?

The R9 300 series is a bit of a waste. You can find virtually the same cards for less cash.

Vitacomp 3 points 46 months ago

About time PNY got a custom GPU Cooler on.

LonghornAlamo2040 2 points 46 months ago

I feel this is a better deal.

Got better stuff for mostly a little bit more except for the PSU, I wouldn't rather compromise on that at all. As for why I chose that Kotetsu Scythe fan you can ask Niyawa (further down the page). In a nutshell, the Kotetsu Scythe is superior to the 212 EVO in every way.

The Corsair R3 is superior to the R2 in every way.

So why a 4GB 960? You can watch these two videos, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m69iYstfXTw) and (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=637&v=iX_mW36BDKs).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $159.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Scythe Kotetsu 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte G1.SNIPER H6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $109.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage Mushkin Reactor 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card $238.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $905.81
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $895.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-02 02:22 EDT-0400

Now if I didn't care about keeping the price any lower, I would get the Define R5 instead.

weaterson 2 points 46 months ago

Can anyone tell me what kinds of monitors would be a good fit for this rig? I have an older monitor but its refresh rate is 60Hz. Would that be enough or am I better off with a newer monitor? Thanks in advance for any help on this. C:

moonmoonking 1 point 45 months ago

If it is 1080p and 60hz, that is pretty much all you can use this card for. If you have a monitor that is below 1080p i would recommend getting one and then put the monitors side by side and use the 1080p for gaming and the other one for multitasking!

tnt3k 1 point 46 months ago

Its so beautiful I made an account just to comment on how beautiful this build is... JK.

Solid build.

gummyliv2000 3 points 46 months ago

Sure, jk ;)

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 46 months ago

I would make a couple minor changes and add a case fan or two. Otherwise, I'd be happy with this build.

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fsxfan 1 point 46 months ago

Like somesaid, I would recommend a 4gb 960, otherwise this build is fine! Also, I'd kinda go for a cheaper mobo if possible since this cpu isn't overclockable. Otherwise me gusta!

sillyjerry 1 point 46 months ago

Does this build come with a built in operating system? Or would I have to purchase on separately? ALSO: would upgrading the CPU to say an Intel Core i7-4790 (with this build) be a good idea if I wanted faster multitasking, heavy program using, etc? Or would I need a different build altogether? Help, I am kind of a noob at these things.

whocouldguess 1 point 45 months ago

This dosen't come with an OS built-in. You would have to install one yourself. Also a CPU upgrade may help with multitasking, but multitasking ability is a more so a matter of speed and capacity of the system's RAM. This build already has great RAM so you should be fine.

sillyjerry 1 point 46 months ago

Do I need to buy an operating system for this? Or does it come with an OS by default?

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checky0ursix 1 point 46 months ago

My advice, do not get a 960. Get a 280x for the price. You get much more performance for less money. The 960 is limited with its 2gb of ram, and a relatively small amount of cuda cores. Even the r9 285 beats the 960, and the 285 is starting at ~$160.

LonghornAlamo2040 1 point 46 months ago

Now that I think about it, I would change the case for the Design R5, get two Venturi 140mm PWM fans in the front and put that stock front fan on the bottom.

livelystone 1 point 46 months ago

Just wondering why they don't include the operating system too?

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

There a multiple ways to get a OS, its range from pirating, not that I'm encouraging it, to getting a copy off a friend, reusing a key from a PC you already own, or using SteamOS or Linux.

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Psycho815 0 points 45 months ago

Why would you use Linux for gaming? You cant play any AAA titles! Sorry bro.

whocouldguess 1 point 45 months ago

You are forgetting CS:GO, which would even run on an Atari 2600 (Joke).

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livelystone 1 point 46 months ago

What kind of price do you think the market would warrant for a build like this including operating system, probably Win 7?

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manirelli staff 8 Builds 2 points 46 months ago

Piracy is not allowed or tolerated on our site. Do not suggest it again.

Akim666 1 point 46 months ago

Corsair has a 750W Bronze certified powersupply that's 52 dollars with a 20 dollar mail in rebate.

devydee 1 point 46 months ago

Am I the only one who thinks the an i5 is overkill for this GPU, if it were me I'd go with an 860k or fx-6300.

sonicworld 1 point 46 months ago

The Radeon r9 280 beats the 960 in pretty much everything costs less and has more vram, I think it would be a much better gpu for this build unless you need shadowplay or nvidia gamestream.

CoatedMule 1 point 46 months ago

I'm all new to this, will this build play GTA 5 on good settings and will it play CoD and Battlefield: Hardline? I am wanting it to compete with current gen consoles like the PS4 and the Xbox One. If anyone can recommend me one that would be nice. Price from £300-450? Thanks.

Destrukti0nGaming 1 point 46 months ago

The build originally shown in this post should do the trick. I only have an R7 260X (overclocked slightly) and an i3 3240, and I can play Battlefield 4 at High / Ultra settings. Grand Theft Auto 5 is a really well optimised game from what I have heard, so it should work well on many decent PCs. Especially as prices have gone down since I built mine, the PC shown on this post is better than mine, at a lower price.

CoatedMule 1 point 46 months ago

Can you take a look at the build on my page? Will that play them? Thanks for replying.

Destrukti0nGaming 3 points 46 months ago

I've just looked at your build, and it seems fine to me. You may want to ask some other people though, just to be sure.

The Intel Core i3 4330 seems perfectly fine for gaming, especially with hyper-threading, which is vital in a dual-core CPU if you want to play Far Cry 4.

The motherboard seems great, it supports DDR3 memory of many clock speeds so that should work fine, just make sure that you don't try SLI or Crossfire in the future with this motherboard, as neither are supported.

The 8 GB Corsair Vengeance memory should be fine, in fact, it's what I use. I find that it works perfectly fine for gaming, and the only time I've had a problem with it, which may have not even been the memory, was when I was trying to load up a very large file with a music production program called Ableton Live, but it works fine with any games or programs.

The Western Digital Caviar Blue drives are meant to be very good, and 1 TB of storage should be enough. Personally I use a Western Digital Black drive, and I find that it is very fast and reliable, and if you want to save some money and still get great performance and reliability, then the Caviar Blue drives are great.

The Sapphire R7 260X card with 2 GB of VRAM should be fine if you're gaming at 1080p. Just make sure that your monitor supports the outputs. You could also go for a longer card if you needed to, as the Corsair 200R case supports 300mm cards with drive cages, and 430mm cards without drive cages. You also need to be sure that the power supply, with 6+2 PCI-E pins, will support the card (it should do, my R7 260X only needed the 6 pins). You also need to make sure that the card won't block any SATA ports on the motherboard, but you have 2 that are next to the 24 pin connector, so it should be fine.

The Corsair Builder 430W power supply should be fine as long as you're going to be able to run all of your parts off of it.

There's not much to say about the DVD/CD writer. Just a cheap one will do - in fact, I can't actually see any branding on mine. It'll fit in your case just fine, as it's size is 5.25".

The build is great for the price, and in some cases is better than mine for the price. If you need an OS, I recommend Windows 8.1, as it is great for gaming and very stable. Also, when you install the OS, be careful when installing it, because I tried about 7 times to get it installed, only to find that there was one mistake I had been making.

Good luck with your build!

CoatedMule 2 points 46 months ago

Thank you so much for taking time and effort to create this response. I am new to all this at to have someone like you respond with everything I need to know is just amazing. Thank you for the part recommendations and the finely detailed parts configuration and details. Have a good day and thank you SO much for helping me!

Destrukti0nGaming 1 point 46 months ago

That's fine, in fact I enjoy doing this. In fact, I'm somewhat new to this too - I've only done my own build, and that's it, however soon I am doing a build for a friend. I have learnt so much just from watching YouTube videos from the likes of LinusTechTips and JayzTwoCents.

Just remember to double check over your parts list, and make sure that it's everything that you're going to want/need.

By the way, if you wanted to know which mistake I was making when installing Windows 8.1 and why it took me 7 attempts, it's because when the partition window pops up, there was (and might be for you) a partition already in place. I kept on trying to install the OS to that partition, only to find that I kept on getting errors. What I really needed to do was delete that partition, then I would get an option saying 'Unallocated space', and then I had to install it onto that partition. If you don't get the 'Unallocated space' option, then just create a new partition.

If you ever want to upgrade your partition size if you switch out your hard drive for a larger capacity one, then you can do so by following these instructions: 1) Right click on the desktop 2) Click on the 'Personalise' option 3) On the left side of the window, click on the 'Change desktop icons' option 4) Make sure that the 'Computer' check box is ticked 5) Right click on the 'This PC' icon on the desktop 6) Click on the 'Manage' option 7) Double click on the 'Storage' option 8) Double click on the 'Disk Management' option 9) Find the partition you want to increase in size 10) Right click on the partition you want to increase in size 11) Click on the 'Extend volume' option

Also, in case you wanted to know, your build should be OK for streaming and recording for Twitch and YouTube, as long as you use the right program. Some programs I recommend for screen recording and streaming would be: - AMD Gaming Evolved - Dxtory (If you can afford it) - Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) - XSplit AMD Gaming Evolved and Dxtory are both screen recorders, and OBS and XSplit are both streaming programs. Keep in mind that Gaming Evolved can't record certain games, and neither Gaming Evolved or Dxtory can record your desktop. OBS also has recording support, and it can record your desktop. I wouldn't recommend it for game recording, however, as to get good enough quality you need a high enough bit rate, and higher bit rates seem to stutter more for me.

I'm glad I could help you out. If you need any more help, just ask and I'll be sure to try and help out right away! Good luck!

Pure-NV 1 point 44 months ago

Can you please check out my Lian Li build and send me a PM regarding any thoughts/recommendations/feedback you may have? I was looking on getting some advice

Destrukti0nGaming 1 point 46 months ago

I'm surprised you can get parts like this for a price like that. A few years ago when I built my PC, I spent about £450 ($690) excluding monitor, OS, mouse and keyboard. I have an Intel Core i3 3240, an MSI H61M-P20 (G3), an Asus R7 260X DirectCUII OC, and 8 GB of Corsair Vengeance memory, but it has to run at 1333 MHz due to my motherboard. I have a crappy power supply, really cheap and unreliable (shouldn't have bought it - never go cheap on a power supply), and I also got a Seagate Barracuda 500 GB HDD, but I'm now running on a Western Digital 1 TB after the Seagate thought everything was corrupted when it wasn't. I'm just surprised that you can get parts so much better for so much cheaper, after only a few years.

NetraGames 1 point 46 months ago

Man, spend less money on the SSD. This is a sort of budget build. I say get rid of the SSD, maybe spend a little bit less on the motherboard, and get yourself a 970 and a 4690K.

VonTed 1 point 46 months ago

What about just swapping the MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G in to this rig? Is PSU capable, heat, etc...?

slachijt 1 point 46 months ago

maybe a better cpu would make it better but the rest is good

Psycho815 1 point 45 months ago

You can get the EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card for the same price!

jiewon 1 point 45 months ago

could you add a overclock coolant? (sorry trying to learn)

c5wood 1 point 45 months ago

Totally newb question, first time building a PC, but what about the OS? After I build this and boot it up for the first time how do I install the OS without an optical drive? I have heard there is a way to do it with an USB, but I don't know how. Could someone point me in the right direction? I intend to install Windows 8.

ermanyudistira 1 point 45 months ago

go to your father room. use his laptop to copy all file from win 8 dvd to your usb flashdisk.

ahmed4119 1 point 45 months ago

could you make a build with the Gigabyte Geforce GTX960 G1 Gaming GPU

Bernieroko 1 point 45 months ago

Kind of a dumb question but, there would still be room for an optical drive?

Fade2black001 1 point 45 months ago

A 960 is never the better choice over a 280x. The 960 is only 128 bit. I'm not even sure if the card can fully use 4GB of RAM on that.

xtclikeafox 1 point 45 months ago

I agree with alot of the comments here. Can get the 4gb vram superclocked 960 for the same price. the 4690k is a little more expensive but entirely worth it. If you planned to overclock would have to spend a large chunk more for liquid cooling and case upgrade. Don't be cheap and ditch the ssd though. Better to just save up the extra if you need a little more for parts.

KiwiPlaysMC_ 1 point 45 months ago

Does anyone knows how much fps will This pc do on Minecraft?

MadSavage 1 point 45 months ago

why dont u get a cpu cooler?

applesauce2 1 point 44 months ago


Thanks for putting this all together and working with NewEgg to make this a combo on their site. Made this an easy purchase for me.


Ertytheqwerty1029 1 point 44 months ago

Should i get a another fan or a better GPU?

Ertytheqwerty1029 1 point 44 months ago

Hey dude can you do some tweaking so NZ prices can show up as they would?

LP_pro 1 point 44 months ago

Just switch that 960 to 280x for more power!

UrAverageTekGuy 1 point 44 months ago

This could be modified to be better, for example you can get something like a h97 motherboard with some good vrms, and then also you can use that money then to either get a r9 380 which performs better for at the same price

seabass121 1 point 44 months ago

Great build, but...

You could have went with an nzxt s340. In my opinion it is a better case, with a side window, hiding the psu, and hdd, It comes with 2 case fans.

And you could have got a cheaper 960, like the EVGA model for $200.

That could have saved you some money, my build with an r9 390 and an i5 4590 is only $40 more than this.

Muffat 1 point 44 months ago

So whats the differente between this and the powerbundle from Newegg?

Muffat 1 point 44 months ago

Can this can the witcher 3 on highest graphic 60 fops ?

lancegtavice 0 points 46 months ago

If you skip on the SSD and get a 1 TB HD you could get a 970 and a 4490

RazercornX 0 points 45 months ago

i think that quality for some parts is not gd enough, a 4gb gtx 960 would be usefull and only 8 gb rams will be an issue, this is rather a really low budget pc

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 45 months ago

A 4GB GTX 960 is a huge waste of money, you get similar performance to the 2GB model and its too weak to use all of extra VRAM efficiently and 8Gb of ram is plenty for gaming.

RazercornX 1 point 45 months ago

I think for a new pc 16 gb of rams are necessary to avoid future upgrades, new releases are peaking 8 gb of rams. As for the gtx 960, it would regularly support 4 gb of rams and are needed for higher settings for gaming.

CameronBrule -7 points 46 months ago

I feel like the only thing wrong here is going with 1TB of storage. I think for a build this price, you could have gone along the lines of a little less. While they are relatively priced and have probably only a twenty dollar difference, 500GB seems more fitting and less ridiculous than 1TB to me. Some say: "Might as well do it, because it's only twenty more dollars", however, I don't see that as logical. Great build, though. I think the processor and motherboard are right on par for this.

Thefan630 1 Build 4 points 46 months ago

Are you out of your mind? 1TB is the de facto minimum for a gaming pc. Hell, I waited half of this here and still got my self a Caviar blue 1TB, it's already halfway full.

CameronBrule -5 points 46 months ago

Umm... I've gotten by fine on a laptop with 121GB of storage on a hard-drive for two years... (I originally put 130GB in this, but I checked my system and it reads 121GB) So from my personal experience, no - I'm not crazy... 1TB seems over the top for a build at this price in my mind, and it certainly wouldn't be what I would spend it on at this level. However, you're a different person, and I guess you would need that. Do you have a giant Steam Library or do you do a lot of content creation?

Xuebao61 3 points 46 months ago

GTA V would take up just under half your HDD >.>

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SwiggityDerpy 5 Builds 1 point 46 months ago

There have been reports of it expanding to >100GB after it downloads. My friend tried to put it on his 120GB SSD and started getting errors after it filled up the drive and couldn't uncompress any more.

Xuebao61 1 point 46 months ago

It's just 62 GB on my PC. I say "just" because of 4 TB of storage ;P

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philip staff submitter 10 Builds 5 points 46 months ago

Please keep it polite.

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DimKO 0 points 46 months ago

Bro, I would go with 2tb barracuda, nowadays GTA5 is 65 gigs!

Vitacomp 3 points 46 months ago

A 1TB drive would still have plenty of room after GTA5. Your average game is usually like 10-30GB.

DimKO 1 point 46 months ago

Once reaching 600gb, I ll begin to think about space... + future games are generally expected to have higher requirements, so why not pay extra 20 now

Vitacomp 3 points 46 months ago

Fair point, but of course Guides are baselines to build off of, so if people feel the need for more space they'll just add it. I have yet to get close to half of a filled 1TB HDD.

DimKO 1 point 46 months ago

True, depends on if people feel the need :)

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SonicScrewdriver 1 point 46 months ago

For that price, the Enermax ETS-T40-TB or Cryorig H7 would be a better CPU cooler. Additionally, that PSU is not of the best quality. Not really a big deal, though. Additionally, that PSU is only tier three. I would suggest the XFX P1-550B-BEFX. It is based on the Seasonic G platform, but is a bit more expensive than your current one. Finally, a Western Digital Black has negligible advantages over the Blue, or a Seagate drive.

thevortex137 0 points 46 months ago

That build is AMAZING, almost identical to mine :) - Couple things I would change: It's up to you to get the WD Black or WD Blue, but I would recommend the blue. I know you're going for a red/black theme, but you honestly won't be able to see the label color, and the WD Black is just a little too expensive for the slight reliability upgrade from the WD Blue. Also, it looks like you're doing a gaming build there so you don't need that 16GB of RAM, go to 8. Here's what I'd recommend you get - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/f7zWLk

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Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor 10W - 84W
Corsair - Vengeance 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory 9W - 9W
Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Mushkin - Reactor 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
PNY - GeForce GTX 960 2 GB XLR8 Elite OC Video Card 30W - 120W
Total: 55W - 243W