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January 11, 2014 12:09:50 PM

I'm building a pc for gaming for a friend, his budget is ~1200. Wanted to double check that all the parts seem okay and compatible on this build before we purchase.

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[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zey1) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zey1/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zey1/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $229.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Motherboard** | [ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-b85pro4) | $77.55 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls8g3d1609...) | $66.99 @ Microcenter
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $59.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp42784k...) | $500.99 @ Amazon
**Case** | [Cooler Master N400 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse400k...) | $39.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Thermaltake SMART 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-power-supply-s...) | $44.99 @ Microcenter
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $16.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $99.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1137.45
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-11 15:08 EST-0500 |

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a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2014 12:14:08 PM

why are you pairing an oc'ing CPU (i5 4670K) with a non-overclocking mobo ? Also, I'd recommend a quality 550W-650W PSU from Seasonic, XFX, Corsair (except their CX series) or Antec. (550 for non-overclocking, 650W if you plan to overclock)
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a b 4 Gaming
a b B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2014 12:17:43 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($500.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1166.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-11 15:17 EST-0500)

Much better? Any questions?
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January 11, 2014 12:22:55 PM

If you click 'BBCode Markup' on pcpartpicker you can post like this - easier to read :) 

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($500.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master N400 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1107.45


First thing that stands out to me are the motherboard and CPU. The i5-4670K is unlocked for overclocking but your motherboard isn't.

- If you want to overclock, change to a Z87 chipset motherboard.
- If you don't, change the CPU to an i5-4670 (without the K). Exactly the same CPU apart from you can't overclock it. They are about $20 cheaper though :) 

Second point is more of a personal thing. I'm not a big fan of Thermaltake PSU's. Generally I stick to Seasonic, XFX, Corsair or some Antec PSU's.

Everything is compatible though and it should perform very well.
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January 11, 2014 12:27:47 PM

allocco91 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($500.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1166.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-11 15:17 EST-0500)

Much better? Any questions?


PSU requirement for the GTX 780 is 650W so that PSU might struggle, especially with overclocking. I'd do the calculations... but I don't know them :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
a b B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2014 12:33:03 PM

That EVGA 600B is a great PSU. I personally guarantee that it will provide adequate power to that build. The GTX 780 won't pull 250 watts.
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January 11, 2014 12:38:20 PM

"PSU requirement for the GTX 780 is 650W so that PSU might struggle, especially with overclocking. I'd do the calculations... but I don't know them :p "

The pcpartpicker list is saying 433w, not sure if that accurate or not

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a b 4 Gaming
a b B Homebuilt system
January 11, 2014 12:47:07 PM

Heislegend said:
"PSU requirement for the GTX 780 is 650W so that PSU might struggle, especially with overclocking. I'd do the calculations... but I don't know them :p "

The pcpartpicker list is saying 433w, not sure if that accurate or not



That's actually pretty accurate, but not a reliable indicator of how much power your components will actually draw.

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