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Double check build for friend before we start purchasing.

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.

Thanks

[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-bls8g3d1609ds1s00) | $66.99 @ Microcenter
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) | $59.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp42784kr) | $500.99 @ Amazon
**Case** | [Cooler Master N400 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse400kkn2) | $39.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Thermaltake SMART 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-power-supply-sp650pcbus) | $44.99 @ Microcenter
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $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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  1. 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)
  2. Best answer
    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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. "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
  7. 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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