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$1500 Custom build, Looking for advice

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March 24, 2014 10:23:08 PM

I'm looking for advice on this build. It's my first time building a PC from the bottom up and I want to make sure that I'm getting as much power as I can with my budget.

If there's something I should change the manufacturer on or another option I should consider please point it out as I'm not all that familiar with the different manufacturers.

Budget: approx. $1500
Timeframe: 1-3 months
Use: Gaming, movies, everyday tasks

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($98.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($145.78 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS24AH-P 24.0" Monitor ($226.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1729.60
March 24, 2014 10:42:42 PM

build is good but here 650w is enough for this rig
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March 24, 2014 11:48:57 PM

I would probably do something like this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($145.78 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS24AH-P 24.0" Monitor ($226.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1616.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 02:45 EDT-0400)

-240gb ssd to 120gb
-gtx 760 to gtx 770
-Changed to air cooler (personal preferance)
-Changed PSU to XFX 650w

I figured it would be a shame to spend this much and not get at least a gtx 770. You can probably cut back a few things and get it up to a gtx 780 pretty easily.
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March 25, 2014 12:02:16 AM

Yeah the build looks nice in most parts,
But there are a few thing I'd like you to consider:
* Get a higher mhz ram for the same price.
* Get a better GPU.
* Get a better PSU brand like Seasonic or XFX and as @nashdes001 said, a 650W is enough but a 750W will leave an opening for SLI.

I've built it here on your own build and added a better motherboard as well:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($98.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($167.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($335.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($145.78 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS24AH-P 24.0" Monitor ($226.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1732.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 03:00 EDT-0400)


Enjoy!
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March 25, 2014 9:53:30 AM

Thanks for the feedback everyone. This is the exact kind of help I needed. Much appreciated!
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