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November 23, 2013 7:41:01 PM

I am going to be building a gaming PC this December and i am not sure if my current build is well balanced or not.

This is the first build that i put together.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/27pS1


I have no idea what PSU i am going to need for it, it would be helpful one could be suggested for this build.
No optical drive, monitor, keyboard or mouse is needed since i already have these.
I am willing to use any parts from reputable manufacturers.
Newegg and amazon are my prefferred retailers.
My current monitor has a resolution of 1440x900.
Next year i will upgrade my monitor to 1900x1200.

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November 23, 2013 7:45:52 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/27qng
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/27qng/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/27qng/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.28 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($117.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($290.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop Case ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1187.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-23 22:45 EST-0500)

will be more than enought. the 290x arent worth it at the moment and are having big heat issues, u actually need to buy an aftermarket cooler to keep it cool down, so id stay away from them until they fix that issue. 280x is quite good.

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November 23, 2013 7:56:15 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H90 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($83.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($315.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop Case ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1265.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-23 22:53 EST-0500)

Better cooler, but might be overkill. I'd at least upgrade to the Hyper 212 Evo if nothing better. I like this motherboard at this price. The above 2133mhz Ram is fast, except for the CAS 11 latency. I'd rather get 1866mhz with a CAS 9. Better SSD, and cheaper standard 1tb HDD. I like the speed of this 280x more, for only a little bit extra cost. The PSU is debatable, you get gold efficiency from the same manufacturer, but 100w less. Either one is great though.
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