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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey i'm helping my friend with his new build and am wondering if everything here is best for the buck.
Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

MOBO: MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card

Case: Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case (might change)

Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

 

Already have Optical Drive and Windows 8.1(64-bit)

 

PCPartPicker http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6ZkFpg

 

Games mostly (60+ frames): Far cry 4, Battlefield 4, GTA V, Tomb raider, Minecraft, Skyrim...etc...etc 


Motherboard:: Asus Maxiumus ROG Crosshair VII AM4     Ram:: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)     SSD:: Intel 730 series 240Gb SSD
 GPU:: ASUS GTX 1080 8GB ROG Strix     CPU:: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x @3.70GHz   COOLING:: NZXT Kraken x72 AiO, 3x Thermaltake Riing Plus

 

 

 

 

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Purpose, location? That build is unbalanced in terms of everything but the CPU and GPU

 

How about this?

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($90.98 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($55.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($269.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($54.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $895.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 20:32 EST-0500

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Hey i'm helping my friend with his new build and am wondering if everything here is best for the buck.

Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

MOBO: MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card

Case: Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case (might change)

Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

 

Already have Optical Drive and Windows 8.1(64-bit)

 

PCPartPicker http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6ZkFpg

Yup, you did it right, just get a SSD and you should be good to go. Also try Dual Channel of RAM. It's better.


Main Rig

 

Case: NZXT H440 White | CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K @5.2GHz | CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i Hydro Series | Motherboard: MSI Z97S Krait Edition | RAM: HyperX Fury White & Black Series 16GB (4x4GB) OC to 2133MHz | Graphics Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti ArcticStorm | SSD: Intel 730 Series 480GB & Samsung 840 256GB | HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm | PSU: EVGA 750W Supernova G2 80+ Gold | Display: BenQ XL2420G & Samsung S20D300 | Headset: Corsair 1500 | Mouse: Logitech G700S | Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Silver RED LED

 XENON Build:  

 

Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 @3.3GHz | Intel DZ68BC | Corsair Dominator Platinum 2x4GB 1866MHz | Kingston HyperX 3k 240GB | MSI GeForce GTX 680 | Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey | Seasonic 520W 80+ Platinum Fanless

Office Build:

 

Case: Fractal Focus G White | CPU: i5-8600K | CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo | Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO | RAM: Corsair LPX 16GB-2666 | GPU: MSI GTX 1060 6GB GAMING X | SSD: Kingston A400 240GB | HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm | PSU: EVGA BT 450W+ Bronze

 

Phone

 

iPhone XS Max 512GB Gold

 

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I'd spend less on the motherboard, get dual-channel memory, add an SSD, get a better case, and get a more powerful power supply. If you want to save some more money, you could possibly get a locked i5 and an H97 motherboard.


CPU: Intel Core i5 4430, Motherboard: MSI Z97 U3 Plus, GPU: Sapphire Dual-X R9 270, RAM: HyperX Fury 2x4gb 1600mhz, Storage: Kingston V300 120GB and Seagate 1TB SSHD, Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper T4, PSU: Corsair CX500, Case: Corsair Carbide 200R

 

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HOLD UP RIGHT THERE! The power supply you chose only has one 8-Pin connector for the graphics card, and the graphics card needs one 6-Pin and one 8-Pin. I would advise choosing the 500 watt or 600 watt variant of the power supply.


Intel Core i7-5820K (4.4 GHz) | Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB  | 2x 360mm Custom Loop (Noctua iPPC) | ASRock X99 Extreme6 | Samsung 840 EVO 250GB | Fractal Design Define S | Corsair HX750 | Windows 10 | Corsair M65 RGB PRO | Corsair K70 RGB LUX (CherryMX Brown) | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro & Creative Sound Blaster Z | Nexus 6P (32GB Aluminium) | Check out my setup: Project Kalte Here!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

 

Purpose, location? That build is unbalanced in terms of everything but the CPU and GPU

 

How about this?

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($90.98 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($55.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($269.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($54.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $895.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 20:32 EST-0500

 

 

 

I'd spend less on the motherboard, get dual-channel memory, add an SSD, get a better case, and get a more powerful power supply. If you want to save some more money, you could possibly get a locked i5 and an H97 motherboard.

 

 

HOLD UP RIGHT THERE! The power supply you chose only has one 8-Pin connector for the graphics card, and the graphics card needs one 6-Pin and one 8-Pin. I would advise choosing the 500 watt or 600 watt variant of the power supply.

Mostly for a gaming rig, and United states. Any ideas on a SSD and what do you mean by locked?


Motherboard:: Asus Maxiumus ROG Crosshair VII AM4     Ram:: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)     SSD:: Intel 730 series 240Gb SSD
 GPU:: ASUS GTX 1080 8GB ROG Strix     CPU:: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x @3.70GHz   COOLING:: NZXT Kraken x72 AiO, 3x Thermaltake Riing Plus

 

 

 

 

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Mostly for a gaming rig, and United states. Any ideas on a SSD and what do you mean by locked?

Locked means not overclockable. Some good budget SSDs include the Adata SP600 and Crucial M550.


CPU: Intel Core i5 4430, Motherboard: MSI Z97 U3 Plus, GPU: Sapphire Dual-X R9 270, RAM: HyperX Fury 2x4gb 1600mhz, Storage: Kingston V300 120GB and Seagate 1TB SSHD, Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper T4, PSU: Corsair CX500, Case: Corsair Carbide 200R

 

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CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($111.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($129.98 @ Newegg) 



Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card  ($348.99 @ NCIX US) 

Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Micro Center) 

Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

Total: $880.78

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 20:37 EST-0500

 

Upgrade to Broadwell i5 unlocked CPU later this year. This rig is also SLI ready.

 

Get an SSD when income tax return comes.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($111.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($129.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card  ($348.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Micro Center) 
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $880.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 20:37 EST-0500
 
Upgrade to Broadwell i5 unlocked CPU later this year. This rig is also SLI ready.
 
Get an SSD when income tax return comes.

 

Ok, thanks will look into, is that the best GPU i could get ?


Motherboard:: Asus Maxiumus ROG Crosshair VII AM4     Ram:: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)     SSD:: Intel 730 series 240Gb SSD
 GPU:: ASUS GTX 1080 8GB ROG Strix     CPU:: AMD Ryzen 7 2700x @3.70GHz   COOLING:: NZXT Kraken x72 AiO, 3x Thermaltake Riing Plus

 

 

 

 

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PSU could use a bit of an upgrade, other than that the build seems pretty good!


 

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i5 4670k, GTX 970, 12GB 1600, 120GB SSD, 240GB SDD, 1TB HDD, CM Storm Quickfire TK, G502, VG248QE, ATH M40x, Fractal R4

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i5 4278U, Intel Iris Graphics, 8GB 1600, 128GB SSD, 2560x1600 IPS display, Mid-2014 Model

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All the parts are here, just need to get customized cords to connect the motherboard to the front panel.

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BwtjsY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BwtjsY/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($199.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 Guard-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Zeus Yellow 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($58.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($53.99 @ Directron)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($339.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Rosewill 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $943.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 21:00 EST-0500


Current System: CPU - I5-6500 | Motherboard - ASRock H170M-ITX/ac | RAM - Mushkin Blackline 16GB DDR4 @ 2400mHz | GPU - EVGA 1060 3GB | Case - Fractal Design Nano S | Storage - 250GB 850 EVO, 3TB Barracuda | PSU - EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze | Display - AOC 22" 1080p IPS | Cooling - Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK | Keyboard - Cooler Master QuickFire Rapid(MX Blues) | Mouse - Logitech G602 | Sound - Schiit Stack | Operating System - Windows 10

 

The OG System: I3-2370M @ 2.4 GHz, 750GB 5400 RPM HDD, 8GB RAM @1333Mhz, Lenovo Z580 Laptop (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS).

 

Peripherals: G602, AKG 240, Sennheiser HD 6XX, Audio-Technica 2500, Oneplus 5T, Odroid C2(NAS).

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BwtjsY

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BwtjsY/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($199.99 @ Micro Center)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Micro Center)

Motherboard: MSI Z97 Guard-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($89.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Team Zeus Yellow 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($58.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($55.98 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($53.99 @ Directron)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($339.99 @ Amazon)

Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Micro Center)

Power Supply: Rosewill 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $943.90

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 21:00 EST-0500

This is what I think would be the best build, except for the PSU, I don't trust Rosewill

 

I would get this one instead: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii620bronze it's only 55 bucks

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