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Have a rough build outline, can someone help me improve it?

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April 30, 2014 1:52:05 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Kenichiwa/saved/4wTw

That is what I'm thinking of assembling, my budget is approximately $1,500 but i would like to go under budget so I've assembled this list. As this is my first time building a computer, there is a good chance I picked a bad part or something so can someone help my list?

UPDATE: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Kenichiwa/saved/4xrt A friend of mine said that i didn't really need the i7 processor and could settle for the i5. I did just that because it was easier on my budget, but on the other hand, i also chose to get a new mouse.

UPDATE: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3BEUA Decided to get a slightly different graphics card and a different mouse.

UPDATE: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3BSsC Changed my cooler.

UPDATE: Probably my final build http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Kenichiwa/saved/4xrt
April 30, 2014 2:03:25 AM

the 4770 isn't overclockable but the z87mobo is for overclocking

2x 4gb ram leaves you room for future expansion. 4 x 2gb doesn't

a 120gb ssd is more than enough just to put Windows on - so the pc boots up quickly.

a 500w power supply will run the pc. Get something made by Seasonic eg Antec HCG 520M

That's the core stuff
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April 30, 2014 5:06:06 AM

If not overclocking:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1240 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($267.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12 37.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.35 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL800P1W2N (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Genius Manticore Wired Gaming Keyboard ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1260.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-30 08:03 EDT-0400)

If you want to overclock:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($141.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Genius Manticore Wired Gaming Keyboard ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1324.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-30 08:06 EDT-0400)
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April 30, 2014 6:12:46 PM

Bump, Updated the parts list with some suggestions you guys gave.
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April 30, 2014 9:08:08 PM

Yep that looks OK. BUT haha
1. I'd be happier with a slight larger psu though. And
2. you won't need a custom cpu cooler with that cpu. The stock one that comes with it wll be fine.
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May 1, 2014 3:50:59 AM

i7Baby said:
Yep that looks OK. BUT haha
1. I'd be happier with a slight larger psu though. And
2. you won't need a custom cpu cooler with that cpu. The stock one that comes with it wll be fine.


Do you think this cooler would be fine? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-ea650pl...

Also i want an extra cooler because my room in the summer becomes insanely hot, even with the AC on so I don't want to risk overheating.
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May 1, 2014 4:45:28 AM

Link didn't work for me - just tell me the make and model.

Ok then that cooler is OK. People here though seem to prefer the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. Apparently it is both good and cheap.
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May 1, 2014 5:06:26 AM

i7Baby said:
Link didn't work for me - just tell me the make and model.

Ok then that cooler is OK. People here though seem to prefer the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO. Apparently it is both good and cheap.




I meant PSU and it is a Antec EA-650 Platinum.

I changed out the cooler and saved like 20 bucks, thanks :D 
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May 1, 2014 5:12:18 AM

I can't find data on that psu - got a link?
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May 4, 2014 11:52:58 AM

Bump, most recent updat, probably going to be final build unless something big is wrong
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May 21, 2014 4:47:39 AM

The Antec HCG 520M is better - it's cheaper, will work OK and its made by Seasonic
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