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First custom build - looking for advice

Hey guys!

I recently just put together this new build and was wondering what you all thought. I was also wondering if there is anywhere I could reduce the cost without impacting the overall performance of the build.

I'm intending to use this mainly for gaming along with programs like Photoshop and 3D modeling software.

Thanks!

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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.53 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($27.90 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1296.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 09:39 EST-0500)

    Slight changes. Better Psu, you don't want to use the CX line for anything other than a budget build. Unless you are going to try gaming at resolutions above 1440p, don't bother getting a card with more than 2gb's of vram. Slightly better cooler for the same price. Better, faster Ram for less money too.
  2. Swordkd said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.53 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($27.90 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1296.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 09:39 EST-0500)

    Slight changes. Better Psu, you don't want to use the CX line for anything other than a budget build. Unless you are going to try gaming at resolutions above 1440p, don't bother getting a card with more than 2gb's of vram. Slightly better cooler for the same price. Better, faster Ram for less money too.


    Thanks a lot! I'll look into the ram a bit further and also a friend of mine said i wont need a cooler for the build i have. Is this true?
  3. Whether or not you plan to overclock the CPU, Haswell runs hot enough at base clock speeds that intel's stock cooler is inadequate. You'll want to invest in at least a modest aftermarket cooler, like a cooler master hyper 212 evo.
  4. Yeah, I don't like using the stock cooler from Intel if you can avoid it. The Hyper 212 Evp pr Xigmatek Gaia would be good choices for a reasonably priced alternative capable of cooking a modestly overclocked Cpu. I was just putting something in place of the NH-D14 that you originally had.
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