Solved

First Intel gaming build, advice? (Aus) $1000 - $1200

This will be my first build, so far I have chosen the Intel i5 4670k as I plan to over clock in the future (MSY $275). Going to use the ASRock Z87 - Extreme 4 MoBo (ITEstate $155). For the GPU I was thinking 2Gb GTX 760, was wondering if MSI is a good brand for that or would Gigabyte/ASUS be better?

Was thinking of using this as the RAM, DDR3 Ram 8GB Kit (2x4GB) PC3-12800 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance?

Will a 750w PSU be enough? Not overkill?
Haven't decided on a case yet either, although I'm leaning towards the thermal take A31 or A41, have any preferences for a mean cheapish tower?

If I've missed anything... Which is highly likely, feel free to ask. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Will be chucking my 2TB WD Cavier green and a 120GB Samsung EVO SSD into it.

Cheers! :p
3 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about intel gaming build advice aus 1000 1200
  1. Looking good dude!

    Graphics card wise, MSI, Gigabyte or Asus, they're all pretty damn good, you won't be displeased with either of them.

    Honestly, a 750w PSU is quite a bit of overkill. Mate of mine runs essentially the same build you've got there on a 450w PSU (admittedly, a gold rated PSU), so even a decent quality 550w PSU will do you fine. In that respect, I'm sure you could go for a cheaper PSU (not too cheap, mind!) and get a 770 instead? Just my $0.02.
  2. Best answer
    If you could I would recommend changing
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    with Noctua NH-D14


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($275.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($229.00 @ CPL Online)
    Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($379.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Case: Cooler Master K380 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.00 @ CPL Online)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Total: $1174.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-04 23:22 EST+1100)
  3. Houldendub - thanks for the advice. Will look at downsizing the PSU!

    vmN - thanks for the build, will check out the Noctua NHD14, I've got some comparisons to make.
Ask a new question

Read More

Build Systems