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How Is This Build? i5 4460- Gtx 960.

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Hey Guys i am a First Time Builder I am Planning to build this Pc.

Please Inspect It Suggest anything Better if u want to. I am On a budget of 1000$. :D  :unsure:

 

 
 
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I know it looks like I kinda just skipped over it but could you please use http://www.pcpartpicker.com for your parts lists do save our eyes :P

EDIT: Sorry, markup and use BBCode please :)


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Hey Guys i am a First Time Builder I am Planning to build this Pc.

Please Inspect It Suggest anything Better if u want to. I am On a budget of 1000$. :D  :unsure:

 

 

This is by far a much better build, and is even cheaper

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($178.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card  ($249.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($87.95 @ OutletPC) 
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($122.00 @ B&H) 
Total: $1023.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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My suggested build

 
CPU: Intel Core i3-4360 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($49.98 @ NCIX US) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Tri-X Video Card  ($229.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Micro Center) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($87.95 @ OutletPC) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2349S 60Hz 23.0" Monitor  ($137.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $990.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-30 23:43 EDT-0400

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This is by far a much better build, and is even cheaper

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($178.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card  ($249.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($87.95 @ OutletPC) 
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor  ($122.00 @ B&H) 
Total: $1023.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-30 23:42 EDT-0400

 

Yo the monitor kinda sucks, just saying. I changed it in my suggestion. Also put in a Seagate Barracuda of the same capacity in instead. Also, again, put a Sandisk Ultra Plus on sale for less than $50 in there instead of the Kingston he used. Hope this makes sense.


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Yo the monitor kinda sucks, just saying. I changed it in my suggestion. Also put in a Seagate Barracuda of the same capacity in instead. Also, again, put a Sandisk Ultra Plus on sale for less than $50 in there instead of the Kingston he used. Hope this makes sense.

Honestly HDD and monitor are personal choice so I just left it with what OP had.


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Honestly HDD and monitor are personal choice so I just left it with what OP had.

I mean, maybe we're getting picky here, but IPS > TN and Seagate IMO < WD. Also, the Seagate just is a fair bit cheaper.


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I mean, maybe we're getting picky here, but IPS > TN and Seagate IMO < WD. Also, the Seagate just is a fair bit cheaper.

Again I didn't touch those things so OP can go with your monitor and HDD if they wish, but imo for the extra $35 i5+290 are definitely better then i3+280X


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Again I didn't touch those things so OP can go with your monitor and HDD if they wish, but imo for the extra $35 i5+290 are definitely better then i3+280X

True. I was just super careful about keeping things under $1000. Never know what the OPs conditions of funds are.


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True. I was just super careful about keeping things under $1000. Never know what the OPs conditions of funds are.

I thought the same until I clicked on the build he had and it was $1065 lol


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$1006 before rebates:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($173.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-E34 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin ECO2 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($49.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($48.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($319.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case  ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($87.95 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: LG 22MP55HQ-P 60Hz 22.0" Monitor  ($120.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $976.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Deepcool Tesseracts are back in stock lol!!

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I thought the same until I clicked on the build he had and it was $1065 lol

Oh haha, did not see that xD Time to edit.


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@NeelanCruzz, I edited both mine and @Aniallation's build to the best of both worlds

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($178.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($49.98 @ NCIX US) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card  ($249.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Micro Center) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($87.95 @ OutletPC) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2349S 60Hz 23.0" Monitor  ($137.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1049.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-30 23:59 EDT-0400

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GTX 970>R9 290

970 > $$$$

 

The 290 keeps everything at a nice price so OP can buy a halfway decent motherboard, super easy to work in case  (newbs) and modular PSU, none of which you have in your build.


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970 > $$$$

 

The 290 keeps everything at a nice price so OP can buy a halfway decent motherboard, super easy to work in case  (newbs) and modular PSU, none of which you have in your build.

 

Stahp it!  You are $80 more expensive than me.  All you have for that $80 is an 100Mhz clock.  There is 0% motherboard performance difference.  The Deepcool Tesseract is an awesome case for $30.  That is why they go out of stock so fast.  They are really good to build in.

 

You have a much better PSU, but it will probably be a non factor... and again... you are $80 more expensive.

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Stahp it!  You are $80 more expensive than me.  All you have for that $80 is an 100Mhz clock.  There is 0% motherboard performance difference.  The Deepcool Tesseract is an awesome case for $30.  That is why they go out of stock so fast.  They are really good to build in.

 

You have a much better PSU, but it will probably be a non factor... and again... you are $80 more expensive.

Well, in his original build, as Aniallation mentioned, he went over $1000. And the Tesseract could use improvement regardless. Never cheap out on the case, especially for a first time builder and especially on top of that at $1k.

 

The motherboard is better from a "probably more reliable" standpoint, usually set by price. Also, things like SATA 3 and stuff like that come into factor. I chose that mobo because it only has SATA 3, so in case the OP does a newb thing like plug in an SSD into a SATA 2 port, well, that isn't an option with this mobo! Also, USB 3.

 

And the PSU is the most important component to never skimp out on. Sorry. If it catches fire, you are screwed. If it dies suddenly, it's very likely that other components are going to be taken out. The Corsair CS-series is just a more efficient CX which isn't a very good PSU, even for the money.


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Well, in his original build, as Aniallation mentioned, he went over $1000. And the Tesseract could use improvement regardless. Never cheap out on the case, especially for a first time builder and especially on top of that at $1k.

 

The motherboard is better from a "probably more reliable" standpoint, usually set by price. Also, things like SATA 3 and stuff like that come into factor. I chose that mobo because it only has SATA 3, so in case the OP does a newb thing like plug in an SSD into a SATA 2 port, well, that isn't an option with this mobo! Also, USB 3.

 

And the PSU is the most important component to never skimp out on. Sorry. If it catches fire, you are screwed. If it dies suddenly, it's very likely that other components are going to be taken out. The Corsair CS-series is just a more efficient CX which isn't a very good PSU, even for the money.

 

The PSU is the only thing that could be improved.  Sorry, but everything else you said was crap.  USB 3.0?  Accidently plugs his HDD or SSD in the Sata II?  What is that crap?

 

$1043 before rebates:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($173.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: MSI H81M-E34 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($54.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Mushkin ECO2 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($49.50 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($48.49 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($319.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case  ($27.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($87.95 @ OutletPC)

Monitor: LG 22MP55HQ-P 60Hz 22.0" Monitor  ($120.98 @ Newegg)

Total: $1013.86

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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The PSU is the only thing that could be improved.  Sorry, but everything else you said was crap.  USB 3.0?  Accidently plugs his HDD or SSD in the Sata II?  What is that crap?

 

 

You may have built a PC before. He hasn't. Little things like this go a long way. Plugging in an SSD to a SATA 2 port can cause a pretty significant drop in performance. It's in his budget to have a decent motherboard. So I gave him one in that list.

 

USB 3.0 is useful...? Might as well get it if you can afford it.

 

The case can absolutely be improved... You aren't going to get the be-all and end-all in a $30 case.

EDIT: Also the motherboard you suggested is mATX which, if he got a windowed case like the original Corsair one of the S340 I suggested then it would look a little weird. If he got a windowless case then there's not much of a performance increase, although the extra RAM slots are a nice-to-have.


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You may have built a PC before. He hasn't. Little things like this go a long way. Plugging in an SSD to a SATA 2 port can cause a pretty significant drop in performance. It's in his budget to have a decent motherboard. So I gave him one in that list.

 

USB 3.0 is useful...? Might as well get it if you can afford it.

 

The case can absolutely be improved... You aren't going to get the be-all and end-all in a $30 case.

 

I am willing to listen to you IF you are benefiting the buyer here.  The motherboard I chose does have a USB 3.0 header for the front port on the Deepcool case. 

 

FFS, so the guy building is not supposed to understand the difference between Sata II and Sata III?  I don't understand why you are fighting me and not trying to get him a better graphics card at his budget.

 

...really...

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Here:

 

$1056 before rebates:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($173.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI CSM-H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($63.59 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin ECO2 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($49.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($48.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($319.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case  ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($87.95 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: LG 22MP55HQ-P 60Hz 22.0" Monitor  ($120.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1027.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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...and here:

 

$1070 before rebates:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($178.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin ECO2 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($49.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($48.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($319.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case  ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($87.95 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: LG 22MP55HQ-P 60Hz 22.0" Monitor  ($120.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1040.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-31 00:41 EDT-0400

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I am willing to listen to you IF you are benefiting the buyer here.  The motherboard I chose does have a USB 3.0 header for the front port on the Deepcool case. 

 

FFS, so the guy building is not supposed to understand the difference between Sata II and Sata III?  I don't understand why you are fighting me and not trying to get him a better graphics card at his budget.

 

...really...

I'm not trying to fight you. I'm trying to give him a better suggestion. I'm not saying it's impossible for him to tell the difference between SATA 2 and 3, but not having to worry about it is something to take of the shoulders of a noob.

 

Also, a $50 motherboard and a $300 GPU is unbalanced no matter how you look at it. Spend enough money to get the basics in and get a motherboard from a reliable brand with features you want and good reviews and you're set. It's a good motherboard you have there, no doubt, but why not get an ATX one with 4 RAM slots to fit in the case properly?

EDIT: Also, I believe the Sandisk Ultra Plus I suggested is faster than the Mushkin you recommended. You should add that.


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Also, a $50 motherboard and a $300 GPU is unbalanced no matter how you look at it. Spend enough money to get the basics in and get a motherboard from a reliable brand with features you want and good reviews and you're set. It's a good motherboard you have there, no doubt, but why not get an ATX one with 4 RAM slots to fit in the case properly?

 

 

This makes no sense.  If the $50 motherboard performs the same as a $100 motherboard, then what is the problem?  How is unbalanced in any way?

 

 

 

 

EDIT: Also, I believe the Sandisk Ultra Plus I suggested is faster than the Mushkin you recommended. You should add that.

 

Uhmm, I don't know how accurate the manufacturer's specs are but the Mushkin might be faster:

 

Mushkin ECO - 550MB/s / 530MB/s, sequential read / write - 86K IOP random write

 

Sandisk Ultra Plus - 530MB/s / 290MB/s, sequential read / write - 33K IOP random write

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