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[First Time Build][Hardware Review] Would someone care to look over my hardware and give some feedback?

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April 4, 2014 8:08:53 AM

This computer is mostly for home and student use with the capability for gaming. (Hopefully my table formats properly).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Thermaltake VL800P1W2N (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill N600PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Other: IOGEAR USB 2.0 Bluetooth Dongle ($14.99)
Total: $686.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-04 11:05 EDT-0400)
April 4, 2014 8:19:31 AM

Quality gaming build, i would replace the segate hard drive with a western digital but thats just me. overall great build.
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April 4, 2014 8:23:37 AM

Tyler Steve said:
Quality gaming build, i would replace the segate hard drive with a western digital but thats just me. overall great build.


Is WD just better quality? I have a WD external HDD and it's a nice piece of hardware.
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April 4, 2014 8:28:40 AM

Theyre both equal in quality, however Seagate has a higher failure rate as opposed to WD for gaming a WD Black drive is preferred among gamers. :D 
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April 4, 2014 8:29:43 AM

nalexander50 said:
Tyler Steve said:
Quality gaming build, i would replace the segate hard drive with a western digital but thats just me. overall great build.


Is WD just better quality? I have a WD external HDD and it's a nice piece of hardware.


The only WD I've personally seen problems with was some fo their WD-Blue series from 1-2 years back. Should be fine now, but I still avoid them to be safe.

WD Black should be fine.
Most current Seagates are also fine, although they had a few duds a few years ago as well.

My current fav for 5.25 1TB drives is the Samsung Spinpoint F3. Hard to find at times but an excellent HDD.
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April 4, 2014 8:32:18 AM

yea a lot of people complain that the have issues with Seagate although i never have personalty. other than that looks nice. little OCed machine. It should give you a lot of performance for a affordable energy efficient build.
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