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First Build! Advice Please!

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July 28, 2013 9:01:09 AM

My goal was to keep it under $900.


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer[b/]

Total: $855.89

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July 28, 2013 9:07:58 AM

Looks okay, but I would recommend the Asrock Z87 Extreme3 instead of the Pro3. It's actually cheaper at the moment.
July 28, 2013 9:10:32 AM

Looks like a pretty great build to me... All i would do is pay the extra 10$ to pick up the superclocked version of the graphics card.
Also i would recommend a 1TB Seagate barracuda over the WD. (Just talking from personal experience, never had any issues in 10+ builds)
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July 28, 2013 9:36:34 AM
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Your build looks good as is.

One exception might be the ram. The vengeance pro has high heat spreaders that may interfere with your cpu cooler. It is also 1.65v ram.
Pick a low profile kit of 1.5v ram. You will save a bit and perform just as well.
Here is one example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With your budget, consider deferring on the hard drive in favor of a SSD. It will make everything you do feel so much quicker. 120gb will hold the os and hanful of games. You can always add a hard drive later. If you get 240gb, you may never need a hard drive at all.
Samsun840 seems to be on sale now to clear the way for the EVO follow on.

One place to save is on the case. This NZXT source 210 looks like a bargain at $25 after rebate :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 28, 2013 9:54:27 AM

geofelt said:
One place to save is on the case. This NZXT source 210 looks like a bargain at $25 after rebate :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case choice is subjective, but I'd say the Corsair 300R is quite a bit better than the Source 210. You get what you pay for (and both are on sale at the moment).
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