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July 21, 2013 3:58:53 AM

Looking for a build review please. I'm building this to last for the next 3-5 years for gaming, statistics packages, dual and possibly triple screen support (already own two: 1920x1200 and 1920x1080). I'd like to order today or tomorrow.

I'm open to suggestions/criticism on anything. I'd like to stick with newegg, amazon, and possible tiger direct on parts however. I doubt I will overclock in the future.

Budget for new parts is $1000, but lower is better. The build below is $974 (free shipping, promos applied, pre-rebate)

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD (already owned): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Particular questions:

Should I go with a Haswell CPU? Or is there a more suitable Intel chip/AMD alternative?

Is the mobo okay? There is only one review, and it isn't good.

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July 21, 2013 4:02:06 AM

Get an i5 4430 instead. The i7 is overkill.
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July 21, 2013 4:09:02 AM

angaddev said:
Get an i5 4430 instead. The i7 is overkill.


The benchmark on the i5 4430 is way lower than the i7 though---wont that become an issue in a few years?
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July 21, 2013 4:13:15 AM

Hi

Minor point
picture of i7 shows Intel boxed cpu not oem version so it includes a standard heat sink
which is OK provided no over clocking.

[making $34 saving]


regards

Mike Barnes
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July 21, 2013 4:21:36 AM

W0lfram said:
angaddev said:
Get an i5 4430 instead. The i7 is overkill.


The benchmark on the i5 4430 is way lower than the i7 though---wont that become an issue in a few years?


You aren't overclock ing or rendering, the 4430 will be more than enough. Also get an amd Gpu for the best tri screen frame rate and compatibility
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July 21, 2013 4:29:52 AM

go with a 4570, slightly more clock speed for not much more
the 760 is a good GPU
relace the PSU with a Corsair CX600M or an XFX Pro Series 550W
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July 21, 2013 4:53:29 AM

jinayhvora said:
go with a 4570, slightly more clock speed for not much more
the 760 is a good GPU
relace the PSU with a Corsair CX600M or an XFX Pro Series 550W


The 4570 looks good, and drops the rig's price to $864

Any reason to change the PSU? Both of those are more expensive--reliability concerns?
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July 21, 2013 5:19:29 AM

yes, reliability concerns
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July 21, 2013 5:26:51 AM

No offense meant but the PSU you have included up top is probably something you'd find in a pre-built basic desktop. Referencing to this one ->Thermaltake - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Some good brands to look at imo are Antec, XFX, Corsair, Enermax to name a few. I always make sure they are 80+ Bronze,gold,platinum certified ( i think that's how they go, not to sure).

PSU's are up there with your CPU, RAM, GPU.
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