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New to PC building. Does this look like a solid build?

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February 23, 2014 10:42:51 AM

Here's my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/BoreyC/saved/3QUh

I have never built a PC before but I have been doing research for about a year and before I begin to buy all of the parts I just wanted to ask if my build would be good enough for next gen gaming, video editing, 3d animation and if everything was compatible with each other. I am also open for suggestions but keep in mind I'm trying to stay within the $800-1200 range. Any help would be greatly appreciated because once again I am new to this and I don't know enough about PC's to be confident in my own decisions. Thanks again to anyone that helps.

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February 23, 2014 11:29:28 AM

Hi,

it looks pretty good, but you are spending money on MOBA and aftermarket CPU cooler so you can overclock, but the 4670 CPU is not an unlocked processor from intel. Instead of the 4670 you can get the 8350 from AMD with 8 cores, that will help for multitasking or 4770k from intel for 3D Animations, Video Editing and etc. Or the 4670K, because its unlocked so you can overclock.

Instead of the Zalman cooler you can get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo for the same price.

The B85 Pro4 motherboard from ASRock[/b] does not support 1866 RAM speed. You will need to set the RAM speed from 1866 to 1600 in the BIOS. Instead of that motherboard you can get the ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer or just downgrade to 1600.

For GPU you can take the 770 and at the future you can make SLI. Something from Gigabyte or Asus. 770 from ASUS.
770 from GIGABYTE

You can change the case to a MID TOWER, because you dont have what to put in the FULL TOWER. Something from Corsair or NZXT. 300R from Corsair ..... 410 from NZXT.

The PSU is simply not good. The CX series are for cheap builds. For builds under 600$ or 500$. I recommend you getting a tier from XFX or Seasonic. 600W would be enough, but when there are 750W on the same price, why should we go with a cheap one? XFX 750W ProSeries.

Also, i really need to ask. Do you really need that soundcard? If you are making music and etc. then you will need a better soundcard, but if not the onboard would be just fine.

The build/s i would go for if i had the money :


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($70.56 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $985.48

That one is going to max out every game 13/14.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($70.56 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1155.48

Another one, will max the games too, but with more FPS.

I would go with the second one, but you need and a monitor too so you will need to buy this so go with the first one.

Hopefully i helped.

- Yoan Teodosiev
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February 23, 2014 5:39:20 PM

YTeodosiev said:
Hi,

it looks pretty good, but you are spending money on MOBA and aftermarket CPU cooler so you can overclock, but the 4670 CPU is not an unlocked processor from intel. Instead of the 4670 you can get the 8350 from AMD with 8 cores, that will help for multitasking or 4770k from intel for 3D Animations, Video Editing and etc. Or the 4670K, because its unlocked so you can overclock.

Instead of the Zalman cooler you can get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo for the same price.

The B85 Pro4 motherboard from ASRock does not support 1866 RAM speed. You will need to set the RAM speed from 1866 to 1600 in the BIOS. Instead of that motherboard you can get the ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer or just downgrade to 1600.

For GPU you can take the 770 and at the future you can make SLI. Something from Gigabyte or Asus. 770 from ASUS.
770 from GIGABYTE

You can change the case to a MID TOWER, because you dont have what to put in the FULL TOWER. Something from Corsair or NZXT. 300R from Corsair ..... 410 from NZXT.

The PSU is simply not good. The CX series are for cheap builds. For builds under 600$ or 500$. I recommend you getting a tier from XFX or Seasonic. 600W would be enough, but when there are 750W on the same price, why should we go with a cheap one? XFX 750W ProSeries.

Also, i really need to ask. Do you really need that soundcard? If you are making music and etc. then you will need a better soundcard, but if not the onboard would be just fine.

The build/s i would go for if i had the money :


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($70.56 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $985.48

That one is going to max out every game 13/14.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($70.56 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1155.48

Another one, will max the games too, but with more FPS.

I would go with the second one, but you need and a monitor too so you will need to buy this so go with the first one.

Hopefully i helped.

- Yoan Teodosiev
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Wow I really appreciate all of this information! I would have never known any of this if it weren't for your reply so thanks a lot. And no I do not need the sound card it was just thrown on there mistakenly.
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