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July 6, 2013 10:35:46 PM

Hi,

I want to make sure that my build makes sense. I want to be able to play games as well as do all my other everyday computing tasks. Though I'm not a hardcore gamer, I'd like to have a PC that looks great and provide me a great experience when I do have the time to play games.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) Water Cooler

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

Storage(Primary): Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2BAA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Storage(Data): Western Digital WD Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: XFX Double Dissipation Core Edition Radeon HD 7770 AMD Graphics Card - 1GB HD 4K Ready
(Bought this card for previous computer and didn’t do my research so I have it sitting around. Hoping to put it to use)

Case: Cooler ZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower USB 3.0 Gaming Case

Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART M Series SP-850M 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Wireless Adapter: Linksys WMP600N Wireless Adapter with Dual-Band IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI WPA2
(Always wanted to connect wirelessly)

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July 6, 2013 11:06:08 PM

It's a pretty decent start. That power supply is not a good choice, there's far better out there. I'd also drop the low end liquid cooler for a higher end air fan. You don't need 16GB of RAM either. I'd definitely look at getting a better GPU down the road. What is your budget?
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July 6, 2013 11:17:38 PM

g-unit1111 said:
It's a pretty decent start. That power supply is not a good choice, there's far better out there. I'd also drop the low end liquid cooler for a higher end air fan. I'd definitely look at getting a better GPU down the road. What is your budget?


Thanks for the reply. My budget is 800-950 dollars. What would recommend for cpu fan and power supply? I forgot to add that the power supply I listed I already have along the video card I posted.
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July 6, 2013 11:30:05 PM

DarkEyes092 said:
g-unit1111 said:
It's a pretty decent start. That power supply is not a good choice, there's far better out there. I'd also drop the low end liquid cooler for a higher end air fan. I'd definitely look at getting a better GPU down the road. What is your budget?


Thanks for the reply. My budget is 800-950 dollars. What would recommend for cpu fan and power supply? I forgot to add that the power supply I listed I already have along the video card I posted.


For $900 I would do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $909.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 02:29 EDT-0400)

The Radeon 7770 does not need a lot of power but 620W is plenty in case you want to add a much better GPU later on.
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