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March 5, 2014 6:29:13 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34wnR

looking at throwing this together, any opinions?
I'd like to stay in the 900$ range

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March 5, 2014 6:37:58 AM

Excellent build. You've room in budget so get 2x4GB RAM @ 1600MHz with CAS 9.
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March 5, 2014 6:38:54 AM

Try this one:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 KILLER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.12 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.45 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $884.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-05 09:37 EST-0500)

You get a GTX 770 instead of 760. Also, you don't need that expensive Z motherboard without a K series CPU and Overclocking. Those Corsair PSUs are not the best for the price. And also you can always change the case.
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March 5, 2014 6:43:22 AM

Shneiky said:
Try this one:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 KILLER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.12 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.45 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $884.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-05 09:37 EST-0500)

You get a GTX 770 instead of 760. Also, you don't need that expensive Z motherboard without a K series CPU and Overclocking. Those Corsair PSUs are not the best for the price. And also you can always change the case.


+1 Build with GTX-770 would be a lot better :) 
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March 5, 2014 7:02:37 AM

Shneiky said:
Try this one:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 KILLER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.12 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.45 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $884.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-05 09:37 EST-0500)

You get a GTX 770 instead of 760. Also, you don't need that expensive Z motherboard without a K series CPU and Overclocking. Those Corsair PSUs are not the best for the price. And also you can always change the case.


Very nice thanks, do you think it's necessary to get a cooler on that processor? I'd figure not since it's not the K version. First build I've done with Intel in awhile ^.^
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March 5, 2014 7:06:10 AM

waffleman6 said:
Shneiky said:
Try this one:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 KILLER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.12 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.45 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $884.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-05 09:37 EST-0500)

You get a GTX 770 instead of 760. Also, you don't need that expensive Z motherboard without a K series CPU and Overclocking. Those Corsair PSUs are not the best for the price. And also you can always change the case.


Very nice thanks, do you think it's necessary to get a cooler on that processor? I'd figure not since it's not the K version. First build I've done with Intel in awhile ^.^


No you don't need aftermarket cooler. Stock cooler will work fine here.
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March 5, 2014 7:22:44 AM

With a good airflow case, the stock cooler will do just fine without spinning too fast and making noise. I have a HAF 912+ (the case I proposed was a 912 non +, which means no black interior) and my Hyper 212 Evo gets my I7 2700k at 51 C under full load while staying on the lowest fan speed. If I switch off the case fans, I have to crank up the Evo to the maximum speed to get the same temps and it gets rather noisy.

I had some fighting with the stock cooler recently. I made a Mini ITX build inside a Lian Li case. I used a stock Intel cooler on an I3-4130 running the HD graphics as well. On full CPU+GPU stress test, the I3 would go to 80C after an hour spinning at 2600-2900 RPM and sounding like a mini helicopter. I got a 140 mm fan for 10 bucks, put it on the bottom and the I3 stayed under 65 C at full CPU+GPU torture test and at 1600 RPM, being almost inaudible. Case airflow makes a huge difference! If your case has good airflow, the stock Intel cooler will do the job.
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March 5, 2014 8:18:20 AM

Hey waffleman6, Best Answer goes to Shneiky. I'm un-selecting the current solution. Pl choose his build post as best answer. He deserves it.
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