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March 20, 2014 3:29:25 PM

This is what I have for my build so far and want to see what people think. Any suggestions? And how does it look?

I want to get a better PSU so suggestions for that would be great. Also will I be good with this motherboard and is the Asus Hero worth the extra money?

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3dqhx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3dqhx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3dqhx/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($259.00 @ Canada Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.80 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($160.99 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.50 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($579.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1632.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 18:25 EDT-0400)

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March 20, 2014 3:33:51 PM

Great Build. I would go for the Asus Hero It will still work. The psu isn't very good. The CX series isn't very good.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I'll post one from Amazon soon. Newegg isn't showing me more than 5 psu's.
A good brand is Seasonic, OCZ(Modstream series are very good), other corsairs.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005SCYFVA/ref=gno_car...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EYV690
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NMF9ES
http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-M12II-620-BRONZE-SS-620G...
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March 20, 2014 3:35:21 PM

this is a good reliable non modular psu

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650s...

here is a good reliable full modular gold rating

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750b...

dont need the extra 100w but it is cheaper than the 650w and around the same price as the 550w :) 

i wouldnt go with cx they are known to have problems the only corsair i suggest is hx, tx,axi
if you want a corsair go with one of these
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-tx...
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cm...

also you can go with 8gbs of ram unless you need it for work you do, other than that good build and nice case
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March 20, 2014 3:41:46 PM

-very weak psu.it woulda blown up.
-8gb is enough for average gaming.
-heres a better ssd samsung evo ssd.
-heres a gtx 780ti better fps in games.
-better case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($259.00 @ Canada Computers)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.80 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($86.64 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($100.70 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($759.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Cooler Master RC-912-KKN4 ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Memory Express)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1674.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 18:41 EDT-0400)
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