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I'm trying to build a pc, could someone let me know how my build is?

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April 23, 2014 12:13:39 PM

This is a link to what I've created, or I've listed everything below. Am I missing anything? Should I change out something? Any input would be awesome!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3x9mY

CPU
intel Core i7 4770K

CPU COOLER
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

MOTHERBOARD
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Pro

MEMORY
2x Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

STORAGE
Crucial M500 480GB SATA 2.5-inch Internal SSD 7mm drive, with 9.5mm Adapter CT480M500SSD1
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

GPU
EVGA 02G-P4-2761-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

CASE
Cooler Master HAF X - High Air Flow Full Tower

OPTICAL DRIVE
Lite-On iHAS124-04 24x SATA DVDRW DVD Burner Dual Layer

POWER SUPPLY
Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

OS
Windows 8.1

SD READER
Kingston FCR-HS3 USB 3.0

-Chris

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April 23, 2014 12:19:58 PM

Good build, but if its mainly for gaming I'd have a couple suggestions.

1. Change the CPU to a 4670K and use the extra money to upgrade the GPU to a 770.
2. Change PSU to a Seasonic, XFX, or a different series of Corsair. (CX series has coil whine issues).
3. You could save some money with 8GB RAM instead of 16. Games do not use that much.

If the build is for rendering / video editing, disregard 1 and 3 :) 

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April 23, 2014 12:20:44 PM

^ I Second this.
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May 4, 2014 8:29:20 PM

I would note that a 2TB drive is about another $20 or so, and 3TB is about $25-30 more than that. Also, for about another $30 you can watch and write Blu-Ray drives. So for about $60 you can get 3TB and a Blu-Ray writer. You can certainly go for a less expensive case - is there a reason you're using a Full Tower instead of a Midtower case? Not saying it's wrong, but most builds use Midtower cases, and you can get a good one for half what you're spending on the Full Tower - which leaves you the money to go to 3TB and Blu-Ray!
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May 8, 2014 6:18:25 PM

I think the haf 912 is also a great and budget friendly case.
If you want the i7 but don't want to overpay get the xeon v3 1230, an i7 without integrated graphics or v-sync.
If rendering get 2 X 8 gb pack, cheaper and less issues. If not rendering get 8 gb.
Also for the ssd buy from amazon for the 1 dollar price difference.
Additionally look around for educational copies of windows 7 or 8 for cheaper prices.
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May 8, 2014 11:53:21 PM

schau314 said:
I think the haf 912 is also a great and budget friendly case.
If you want the i7 but don't want to overpay get the xeon v3 1230, an i7 without integrated graphics or v-sync.
If rendering get 2 X 8 gb pack, cheaper and less issues. If not rendering get 8 gb.
Also for the ssd buy from amazon for the 1 dollar price difference.
Additionally look around for educational copies of windows 7 or 8 for cheaper prices.


The HAF is a quality case for sure. It's hard to find a quality case for lower, though it depends on what's important to you. Currently the Enermax Ostrog is $15 less than the HAF 912 and it certainly seems like a good buy if that $15 is important to you. An i7 isn't necessary for a gaming platform and in fact Tom's Hardware suggests topping out at the i5-4670K, as in most cases you won't get worthy-enough performance, and if you don't OC the i5-4570 is pretty close to the same - so you're paying $50 more there for the overclocking headroom. As for saving $1 on an SSD by going through Amazon, I wouldn't bother, since Amazon most commonly is nothing more than a middle-man, not who you're really buying from. Give a proper store (eg Newegg, Microcenter, NCIX, whatever) over one dollar any day - RMA's and so forth are much easier that way if something goes wrong!
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