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Help on selecting parts to a new PC with limited budget.

Hi everyone, i am trying to build a new PC,

 

moving from :

 

CPU : AMD Phenom II X4 965 [3.4Ghz] 

MB: MSI K9A2 Platinium (with some broken parts -_-)

Graphics Card:  Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 TI 

OS : Windows 8.1

 

To : Some Intel build

 

 

As far as i could read and see in most of Linus reviews, most of the stuff are quite expensive and i (as most of us i think) cant afford lots of those components. In my case i really need a new PC, but its quite difficult (at least for me) to select what is best taking in consideration cost/performance/quality, etc, 

 

So, my PC is for Gaming, Work (software development on different platforms [i.e.: using virtual machines] ), and lots of other applications. 

 

My budget is not very high about 1000-1300 Euros (im from Portugal).

 

Well first i am quite lost in all Intels Cpu models, as far as i could realise an Intel I5 (something K) should be more than good for me (and probably wait for SkyLake tech) instead of spending tons of money on most recent i5 ou i7. I would like a i7 but they are so expensive. :P.

 

I was thinking on get  something like :

 

CPU : Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz (+/- 156 euros)

Motherboard :  Don't know nothing about compatibilities ( ???  euros)

HDD : Some Samsung SSD + my old HDDs (??? euros )

RAM : I have 4GB in stock of Kingston 4GB 1600MHZ DDR3 DIMM Unbuffered HyperX Blu (probably need to buy some other)

Case : Really don't know - probably the NZXT H440 (+/-116 euros)

Power Unit : Corsair RM750 (or something like that) (+/-112 euros)

Cooling system : (these is kind of an extra i would like): Swiftech H220-X All-in-One Liquid Cooling Kit (+/- 140 euros)

Graphics : Some Good GeForce - probably Asus GeForce GTX760 DirectCU II OC 2GB (+/- 175 euros) or better if i have money (depends from other parts price).

 

 

Can someone aid me on building these please ?

 

 

Thank you in advance, sorry my poor English,

 

Best Regards

 
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Go with a nice H97 Mobo (i think that Asus h97 pro is quite nice :D)

Just buy one stick of 8Gb Kingston HyperX fury 1600Mhz

NZXT 440 is a really nice case :)

There's no way you'll need 750W PSU...

 

Go with something like 550W 80+Bronze and better (look at EVGA's PSU's :D:D

 

Seriously... You're getting a non K CPU... You don't need watercooling... If you want quiet cooling system, go with some cheaper air cooler alternative, and use the rest of the saved money for a better GPU.

 

I'd personally go with either 280x or 970 (if it's within your budget :D)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($87.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($131.51 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB AMP! Omega Edition Video Card  ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H440 (Blue/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1228.70
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-14 13:32 EDT-0400

i7-8700K @ 5.0 GHz 1.37v, EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid, Asus z370-A Prime

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 2x8GB 3200MHz CL16, Samsung 960 Evo 256GB, Samsung 850Pro 1TB, WD 3TB HDD

NZXT H440 White, Corsair H100i GTX v2, EVGA 750G2

Corsair AF140 x1, Corsair SP120 x2, Noctua Industrial 3000 RPM x3

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What you selected is not much of an upgrade, the one above me is so much better.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($179.99 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($87.24 @ Amazon)

Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($131.51 @ Amazon)

Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($219.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB AMP! Omega Edition Video Card  ($379.99 @ Amazon)

Case: NZXT H440 (Blue/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($119.99 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $1228.70

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-14 13:32 EDT-0400

I'm quite sure that the prices in Portugal aren't the same as in US...

 

It would be nice if @Pulha gave us a link to the shop from where he's buying :)

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I'm quite sure that the prices in Portugal aren't the same as in US...

 

It would be nice if @Pulha gave us a link to the shop from where he's buying :)

I was choosing stuff regardless of what it is priced, just you know, solid hardware

i7-8700K @ 5.0 GHz 1.37v, EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid, Asus z370-A Prime

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 2x8GB 3200MHz CL16, Samsung 960 Evo 256GB, Samsung 850Pro 1TB, WD 3TB HDD

NZXT H440 White, Corsair H100i GTX v2, EVGA 750G2

Corsair AF140 x1, Corsair SP120 x2, Noctua Industrial 3000 RPM x3

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You could get:
Motherboard: H97 from the likes of ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI                                                                                                                                                                                 (~75 euros)
Memory: 8GB 1600MHz stick of memory (so you can add more later) or get another stick of the same ram you already have, just make sure you match the part numbers.   (~75 euros)
Cooling: Keep the stock intel heatsink, it'll be fine for your non k-series CPU and save the money for graphics.
Storage: 2TB WD green HDD and 500GB Samsung EVO or if you want to save a bit get the 250GB version of the EVO SSD                                                                          (~275 or 185 euros)

Graphics: At the moment pricing of the r9 290 is really competitive and you can pick up a nice non-reference card for less than 290 euros.

                  But if you would definitely prefer a card from the green team, you can find GTX 970s for around 350 euros.                                                                                     (~290 euros for AMD or ~350 euros for Nvidia)

Power supply: If you're only going to have a single graphics card then something like the corsair CX 600 should be fine.

                         Duel graphics cards and I would step up to the 750W version                                                                                                                                                       (~ 60 euros for 600W or 90 euros for 750W)

 

Total: So inc. 270 euros for your CPU and case that comes to                                                                                                                                                                              (~1045 euros)

          or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (~1105 if you want that Nvidia GPU)

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I'm quite sure that the prices in Portugal aren't the same as in US...

 

It would be nice if @Pulha gave us a link to the shop from where he's buying :)

 

Well ive search the prices on a website that shows all stores with all prices "www.kuantokusta.pt" 

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Hum, thanks guys 

 

As far as i understood :

 

 - The 750W Power Supply is too much (as i am pretty sure i cant afford 2 graphic cards);

 - The CPU should be i5-4460 

 - The motherboard should be H97 or H87 or Z97 ? (so many boards :S)

 - The case is good (NZXT H440)

 - Cooling the best choice is to keep stock one

 - Graphics card i prefer Nvidia (cause lots of bad experience with ATI software, ie. drivers and apps), so should be an GTX970 ?!?

 

... going to check prices here (@ Portugal) for your suggestions.  

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definitely 970, it's by far the best card out there atm.

i7-8700K @ 5.0 GHz 1.37v, EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid, Asus z370-A Prime

G.Skill Trident Z RGB 2x8GB 3200MHz CL16, Samsung 960 Evo 256GB, Samsung 850Pro 1TB, WD 3TB HDD

NZXT H440 White, Corsair H100i GTX v2, EVGA 750G2

Corsair AF140 x1, Corsair SP120 x2, Noctua Industrial 3000 RPM x3

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Ok, after some discussion ive build these list although still have some doubts ;P

 

Case : ATX NZXT H440 Black/Red - 119,9 euro

CPU : i5-4460 : 171,9 euro 

Power Unit :

  Corsair Modular RM-650W - 103,9 euro

     or

  Corsair CX-750W (80+)  - 80,9 euro

Motherboard :

   Motherboard MSI Z97 Gaming 5  - 145,9 euro

     or

   Motherboard MSI H97 Gaming 3 - 106,9 euro

     or

   Motherboard Asus H97 Pro Gamer - 125,9 euro

SSD : SSD Samsung 840 Evo 250GB SATA III  - 190,9 euro

Graphic :  

  ASUS Strix GTX 970 - 393 euro

       or

  EVGA GTX970 4GB GDDR5 (04G-P4-1970-KR) - 336.9 euro

 

 

Well should be around these choices, about motherboard i supose its a question of choosing between MSI or Asus [h97] --- Z97 is too expensive

About the Graphic card, well dunno, its a big price diference those 2.

The power unit of 750w was base in the fact that i will have some (2-3) HDDs plugged (really dont know how much power they pull) + lots of usb ports (external HDD, wireless, + normal stuff)

 

Finally about the case, another option could be Thermaltake Core V71 but still didnt find prices on these.. (i like the h440 but not be able to put any panel [ie: display,card reader, etc.] on front is giving me some doubts. :( )

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