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March 29, 2014 9:19:58 AM

Hi All,

Was looking for some expert eyes to make sure this build - my first - looked okay and balanced. In terms of price, it currently sits at the very top end of my budget, and I don't really have any room to go up. So if there's any way I could shave a few dollars here and there without sacrificing performance, I'd love to hear advice/suggestions.

It's going to be a machine for productivity/office suite/multi-tasking, lighter statistical work/programming, consuming media, and gaming.

Thanks for looking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($73.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.55 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.99 @ B&H)
Mouse: Zalman ZM-M200 Wired Optical Mouse ($6.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1154.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-29 12:19 EDT-0400)

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March 29, 2014 9:33:49 AM

You did good build but don't cheap on PSU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($73.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.55 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.99 @ B&H)
Mouse: Zalman ZM-M200 Wired Optical Mouse ($6.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1154.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-29 12:33 EDT-0400)
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March 29, 2014 9:43:51 AM

What Ahmadjon said is correct.
The Corsair CX 500 is an ok PSU, and will do what you want it to do, but an XFX / Seasonic / Antec PSU will be much better in quality for it.

Other than that, very good build. Good luck!
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