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February 27, 2014 5:41:20 PM

Hello, I am building a computer that is for daily use (not for gaming). I plan to use it only to surf the internet, watch videos, and word documents. However, I may have intentions of making it a gaming computer (buying a video card later) in the future. I have a budget of (give or take) $850. These are the parts I picked now:

Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5GHz Quad Core Processor
Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 Desktop Motherboard
Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 X 4GB) DDR3 1600 Memory
WD 2TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
Corsair 200R Mid Tower Computer Case
Corsair CXM CX500M 500W Modular Power Supply
Windows 7 Home Premium

Total price of $870

What are your opinion(s) on these items? Have you used any of these parts?
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February 27, 2014 5:46:28 PM

I do not have a video card, but the processor's integrated Graphics should be enough for YouTube videos, right?
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February 27, 2014 5:52:05 PM

The integrated graphics are good enough for everything you listed short of playing games.
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February 27, 2014 5:54:52 PM

for the money buy a 4670k cpu and a asus -a mb that mb for it price let you latter sli or crossfire if you turn this into a gaming rig. the 4670 and 4770k in reg desktop aps will run the same speed. the i7 just has hyperthreading that only few programs now use. your better off using the saving for a better mb or a boot ssd. also check that power supply been haswell tested.
http://www.corsair.com/en-us/cx-series-cx500m-modular-a...
says it not for haswell low power states.
also look for a power supply with fan that can be turned off under low load. most of the better power supply the power supply fan is a pmw fan and will spin up only when needed.
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February 27, 2014 6:02:57 PM

For what your using this for an Intel Core i5-4670K is more than enough CPU in fact its probably over kill. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The rest of your parts will work fine. May think abut an SSD like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W0...

I find most people using there PC like you will find down stepping from a very high end CPU but using an SSD will offer a better experience.

Think about installing everything to the SSD and then using another drive like the 2TB drive you listed for all your large files like movies or music.
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