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April 29, 2014 7:59:37 PM

Hi there,
Looking at building the following pc;
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3AvwS
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3AvwS/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3AvwS/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87E-ITX Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($179.99 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($45.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $775.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-29 01:15 EDT-0400)


Primary purpose is gaming (both pc & hyperspin). I would like to play the majority of new pc games and all emulators at high quality with good fps.

Will this build do the job? Are there any changes i could make without blowing out my budget ($800)Not too sure about cooling? Will I need addition fans ? If so, could you recommend something?

Probably not going to overclock unless I need to.

Thanks in advanced

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a b 4 Gaming
April 29, 2014 8:06:17 PM

If youre not going to overclock get a h87 mobo and a 4670 itll save you 40-50$
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April 29, 2014 8:06:36 PM

Add a Hyper 212 EVO and it'll be perfect
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April 29, 2014 8:16:20 PM

firo40 said:
If youre not going to overclock get a h87 mobo and a 4670 itll save you 40-50$


Thanks for the advice !
Is it better to spend the extra dollars now ? How much difference will there be using the h87 and 4670 instead. Sorry about the basic questions pretty new to all this.
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April 29, 2014 8:21:15 PM

Edric Midnightmonster said:
Add a Hyper 212 EVO and it'll be perfect


Awesome ill check it out. Will it have any issues in the mini case ?,
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a b 4 Gaming
April 29, 2014 8:42:03 PM

The only differance is the ability to overclock if you are not overclocking there will be 0 differance in preformance the case will be fine
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April 29, 2014 11:49:05 PM

firo40 said:
The only differance is the ability to overclock if you are not overclocking there will be 0 differance in preformance the case will be fine


Thanks for the advice. Going to go with the 4670 and mobo you suggested and will incorporate the hyper 212 evo all within budget! Now for the hyperspin set up.... I hear this is painful!
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