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December 18, 2013 7:32:16 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2lj6R

Is this a good build for gaming? I won't be overclocking either.

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December 18, 2013 7:35:53 AM

Looks good to me, but I would say get a larger wattage power-supply so instead of 500w try 600w and go for something like antec, besilent! or corsair.
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December 18, 2013 8:02:32 AM

Looks good, but if you are not overclocking, maybe you should stick to the intel stock cooler. And about the PSU, you can even get a 450w, because your system will draw no more than 300w at full load. But for futureproof if you plan to upgrade, than bigger PSU is ok.
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December 18, 2013 8:17:09 AM

Looks reasonably good.
My thoughts:

1. a 4570 at stock will run cool, the stock cooler will do the job.
In fact, the 80mm fan of the cooler you picked is no more effective, and will be noisier.
If you want more quiet, look for a $30 cm hyper212.

2. Extra fans will not be needed. Defer on those, you can always add them later.

3. I think it would be prudent to buy a 4670K and a Z87 based motherboard instead. You need not use the unlocked multiplier, at least initially. But, a 5% price premium will buy you a 20% performance increase for whenever you need it.

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December 18, 2013 8:22:34 AM

If you not want to OC buy this cpu. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646e31230v3

Better mobo is then gigabyte B85 HD
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $317.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 10:49 EST-0500)

There was no memory on build.

Here is better build.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($204.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($167.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $1187.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 11:22 EST-0500)

Here is OC build. If you do not want to OC then go with Xeon. It is best choice.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($221.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Macho-120 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($204.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($167.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $1241.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 11:26 EST-0500)

Better case. Go with Fractal R4. With or without window.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcade...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcade...

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December 18, 2013 8:27:07 AM

I agree with maurelie about the CPU cooler and you might as well stick with the 550w PSU. Also do you already have RAM sticks?
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