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Build Guide

Core i5-4690K / Radeon R9 290X Gaming PC

by philip

NOTE: A more recent version of this guide is available here.


For our latest build video we put together an Intel Core i5-4690K based gaming PC. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0Zh4Zot95s. In the $1000-1100 price range, this build is a solid value for a gaming system.

Newegg has kindly put together a combo deal with the same parts we used in the video (with the exception that they also upgraded the hard drive from a Western Digital Caviar Blue to a Western Digital Caviar Black):


The Intel Core i5-4690K is an outstanding CPU that is easily overclocked for additional performance. We included a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO to help keep temperatures low.

The NZXT S340 is solidly built case that is fantastic to work with. Cable management is a breeze - with plenty of room to route cables, plenty of wire tie points, and a power supply shroud to hide the excess. This is our second build video with the S340, so I was very excited to get to build in it again.

Hope you enjoy the video - let us know what you think!

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Compatibility Check: No issues/incompatibilities found.

Estimated Wattage: 505W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
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CPU Cooler $29.99 FREE $29.99 Newegg (Overridden) Buy
Motherboard N/A Newegg (Overridden)
Memory N/A Newegg (Overridden)
Storage N/A Newegg (Overridden)
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Video Card N/A Newegg (Overridden)
Case N/A Newegg (Overridden)
Power Supply N/A Newegg (Overridden)
Total: $75.98
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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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mashukoria 1 point 42 months ago

Good build but you should probably get Corsair Vengeance 2x4 GB RAM. Nothing against Mushkin, but I haven't heard of them at all.

XxD34THxX 1 point 42 months ago

Surprising, considering they are a pretty mainstream brand..

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Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor 11W - 88W
Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler 5W - 10W
MSI - Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard 17W - 70W
Mushkin - Stealth 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory 7W - 7W
Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Mushkin - ECO2 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
XFX - Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card 75W - 300W
Total: 121W - 505W