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May 1, 2014 4:52:33 PM

Hello!

I've been lurking these forums for the past few months, and have decided to build my own computer using the guides and stickies! Primary purpose is for gaming. Think WoW, CSGO, and maybe some recent games on medium settings. I want to be able to cycle several of the parts through future builds as well (hoping to learn as I build).

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/swifyre/saved/4y2s

This will be my first build ever. I've done my best to make sure all of the parts are compliant with one another - and though CPU cooler is uncertain in fit, all else looks "decent" enough for me. Peripherals such as audio and mouse are already supplied. Have I overlooked anything?

Curious for any and all input!

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May 1, 2014 4:56:23 PM

A 850w PSU with a build that has a wattage of 359 is a bit overkill, go with a 600w Corsair Brand
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May 1, 2014 5:00:32 PM

Here is a much better build for $1500.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.02 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($399.99 @ TigerDirect)
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.99 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($264.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1526.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-01 19:59 EDT-0400)
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May 1, 2014 5:23:58 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Ce6b
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Ce6b/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Ce6b/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.02 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($50.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1183.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-01 20:23 EDT-0400)
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May 1, 2014 5:26:00 PM

You only need 500 or less watts. Go with the newest cpus if buying new.
You probably don;t need a cooler unless you need to overclock now.
Also you can probably make a build for less than 1000 if price is a problem.
Finally do you want to overclock.
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May 1, 2014 5:41:03 PM

Thanks for the fast responses guys! I will redo my build according to this advice. In order to keep parts to cycle through for future builds, I presume that a good PSU and case is key. Are there other factors I should keep in mind for future builds?
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May 1, 2014 5:49:13 PM

Overclocking may be an option as I gain more knowledge. Right now it is a mid-high possibility!
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May 1, 2014 5:56:39 PM

Dvd drives might be outdated by your next build, you can keep the psu sometimes, case, dvd drive, and usually the ram unless the amount has changed or the channel type. A new motherboard graphics card and cpu are the most expensive and gives the computer new life. Also the more expensive the graphics card the faster it looses value and their is diminishing returns after 250-300 dollars right now.
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