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

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)
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  1. Quality gaming build, i would replace the segate hard drive with a western digital but thats just me. overall great build.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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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