Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

First PC Build ever - need advice

  • Configuration
  • Build
  • Systems
Last response: in Systems
December 18, 2013 4:13:42 PM

Hello, guys,

In brief, this is the first time I am going to build a PC configuration, so I'll need some help. The PC primary purpose will be software development, but I intend to play games, too, and wish I do not feel so much restrictions when it comes to performance.
I've done some research, but as I've already mentioned, this is my first build, so there might be some incompatibility between the parts. I'll appreciate any help and suggestions, so here is my built so far:
mobo: ASROCK Z87 EXTREME4, Z87, DDR III - 160$

CPU: INTEL CORE i5-4670K - 240$

PSU: SEASONIC Power Supply SS-620GM Bronze, 620W - 70$

HDD: WD, 1TB, 64MB cache, black - 90$

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Black - 50$

RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB, 1600MHz - actually, I have this, so, I don't include it into the budget

I will delay with the GPU purchase, probably with a month or two, but this is what I am considering right now: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4gb

So, my budget is about 600$, right now, excluding the GPU (which will be brought as an upgrade after month or two, and the RAM which I already have). I am not counting the fans and cpu cooler (not the stock one), cuz I don't know if I need them - probably, someone would give me advice here, anyway I won't include their price, too.

One last thing, I noticed that the case (CM Elite 430) does not have a slot for 2.5'' HDD's, which I think might be a blocker if I decide to buy a SSD?

Any help will be appreciated, thanks in advance :) 

More about : build advice

Best solution

December 18, 2013 5:35:23 PM

here it is
the case has 2,5" slot and looks like HAF series

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: Cooler Master K280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.81 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $542.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 20:37 EST-0500)

December 19, 2013 1:05:37 AM

Thank you!

I'm from Bulgaria and I wasn't able to find a store here, where they offer the mobo you suggested, so could you tell me what is wrong with the ASRock mobo, except it's 20$ more expensive?
Related resources
December 19, 2013 1:12:07 AM

^ oh my bad, i thought you live in US

yes, asrock ex4 is our favorite
but we usually see it at sub $130
so when the mobo goes high there are some better alternatives
December 19, 2013 1:26:24 AM

Thank you very much!