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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=N82E16819116900

Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131985

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130933

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231550

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153167

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188

HDD (already owned): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133179


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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  1. Get an i5 4430 instead. The i7 is overkill.
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Best answer
    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
  6. 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?
  7. yes, reliability concerns
  8. 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=N82E16817153167
    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.
  9. Alright, so I've narrowed down on this PSU instead:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

    EDIT: This one is modular, and seems to have less problems. Same price after rebate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139048

    thoughts?


    Also any thoughts on the mobo? It comes with a DVI out--will I be able to smoothly run three DVI monitors with that + the GPU?

    Thanks!
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