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GhostCB77

Quick review of my first planned build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Planning to start my first build, actually right after I get a little feedback. Have enough saved up (1500) so I can purchase all the piece I need immediately just want to check to make sure I didn't pick something that I shouldn't. Honestly the case I'm not too set on, if someone could give me a better suggestion that would be great. Don't care about lights or flare, just something that is conventional and one that has enough fans.

 

This is my first ever build so extremely nervous and don't want to get something that won't work. Thank you for the help in advance!

 

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 ($28.98 @ OutletPC) 

Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($149.99 @ Micro Center) 

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($131.88 @ OutletPC)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Best Buy)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($347.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($142.98 @ Newegg) 

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.79 @ OutletPC)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)

Total: $1399.45

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The System should be fine and looks great! However here is an alternative with slightly improved GPU and little tweaks here and there:

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.89 @ OutletPC) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($64.99 @ Mwave) 
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($114.99 @ Micro Center) 
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($104.99 @ Adorama) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($526.30 @ Directron) 
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer  ($15.98 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1431.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-19 08:27 EST-0500
 
Well as you see there is a way to fit an GTX 980, wich is an expensive but awesome card, probably should last you some time. The WD Green Drive is perfect for massstorage! Its quiet and relativley fast, perfect for a huge steam libary. The Noctua U12S is one of my favourite "almost premium" cpu coolers, it is freaking silent and will give you a little bit more oc headroom.
 
edit: Just a tip but get your operating system from g2a or simply look in the forum who to get a cheaper and legal copy of Win. There is no need spending almost 100 bucks.

Case: Corsair Obsidian 450D with 2x SP120 / 1x AF120 Mainboard: Z97 Msi Gaming 5 CPU: i7 4790K @4.0 Ghz CPU-Cooler: Noctua U14S RAM: 16 GB DDR3 Corsair Vengance 1600 Mhz GPU: Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290X HDD: WD Green 2 TB SSD: Samsung Evo 250 GB PSU: Corsair RM 750W Monitor: BenQ XL 2411z 144hz 1080p

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you very much for the input, and taking the time to put together that alternative build! Defiantly look around the forum about the  operating system.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.89 @ OutletPC) 


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($100.98 @ Newegg) 


Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($104.99 @ Adorama) 


Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card  ($328.99 @ Directron) 

Case: Phanteks PH-ES614PC_BK ATX Full Tower Case  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 


Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer  ($15.98 @ OutletPC) 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($87.75 @ OutletPC) 

Total: $1259.21

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-19 09:35 EST-0500


Winter is Coming.

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Hi GhostCB77,

     that looks like a good build, but i would swap the dvd drive for a blueray

 

happy building,

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Um unless he really needs it theres no point in doing so and if he does need it he would have gone with one in the first place.


My rig. Case & psu: evga hadron air. Cpu: Intel i5 4690k. Gpu: MSI gtx970 4gd5 OC. Mobo: Gigabyte GA-z97n gaming 3. Ram: 2x4gb Crucial Balistics Tactical @ 1866mhz. Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B se2. Ssd: Crucial mx100 512gb.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks guys, adjusting my setup slightly now. Being close to a micro center store they have 2 pieces that are that open box, which raised the question. Are you guys for or opposed to open box deals? 

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Here, an update to Superfichtig's build. It's a lot stronger, costing just a tiny bit more (if you don't include MIR), and even cheaper if you do. Have fun.

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.95 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Asus Z97-E ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($99.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($59.98 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($104.99 @ Adorama) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($328.99 @ Directron) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($328.99 @ Directron) 
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer  ($52.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1443.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-19 10:31 EST-0500

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Thanks guys, adjusting my setup slightly now. Being close to a micro center store they have 2 pieces that are that open box, which raised the question. Are you guys for or opposed to open box deals? 

What items are they ? 


Winter is Coming.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Though I'm switching it now, the original motherboard, ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard, listed for $113. In general is really what I was asking, or do you base your decision solely on the piece itself.

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Though I'm switching it now, the original motherboard, ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard, listed for $113. In general is really what I was asking, or do you base your decision solely on the piece itself.

Open box Motherboards sometimes don't have the rear i/o shield with them. As long as you make sure that all the accessories are with it (SATA cables, I/O shield, SLI bridge etc), and the remaining warranty is still in place then it should be fine.


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Though I'm switching it now, the original motherboard, ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard, listed for $113. In general is really what I was asking, or do you base your decision solely on the piece itself.

I don't know where you see that 113$ price for the extreme6.....

 

At any rate, the decision on the mobo (for this particular build), is done by picking the cheapest z97 mobo that has SLI. Period. Maybe pay a few extra dollars to get a different color to match the build, but that's it. There won't be any performance difference in paying extra for the mobo.


Want to help researchers improve the lives on millions of people with just your computer? Then join World Community Grid, and start helping the world to solve it's most difficult problems!

 

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