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May 6, 2014 4:12:32 PM

is this a good $1600 build? I want to know if I can do better by keeping it under or the same amount of money. Heres the Build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($61.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($126.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($334.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Blade Master 76.8 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.94 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Blade Master 76.8 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.94 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Blade Master 76.8 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.94 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($56.80 @ NCIX US)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($72.68 @ Amazon)
Total: $1578.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 19:12 EDT-0400)

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May 6, 2014 4:16:58 PM

Try a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO cpu cooler. Half the price, but good reviews
Don't you like the stock R4 fans?
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May 6, 2014 4:20:18 PM

i7Baby said:
Try a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO cpu cooler. Half the price, but good reviews
Don't you like the stock R4 fans?


The R4 doesnt have every slot filled, so I got extra, and I heard this CPU cooler is on par with the h100i
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May 6, 2014 4:25:32 PM

Ok, so a few things here:


Fans: You don't need those, the Fractal Design Define R4 comes with really good fans.

Mouse: You can get a better one for cheaper.

Headset: I have this headset and really, really don't like it. There seems to be a lot of static when a lot of stuff goes on.

PSU: You can save some money and get a 600-650 watt that's 80+ Bronze or better for cheaper.

GPU: You can get the same one for cheaper here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CZ58WUI/?tag=pcpapi-20

CONCLUSION: For the headset, I would get the G35 or G930 (wireless version of the G35). For the GPU, well I posted a link. For the PSU, here ->http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m For the mouse, it's your decision really. For the fans, just don't buy them unless if you want more fans, but in my opinion the Define R4 has enough. All in all, if you can, get a 4770K with the money you save if it's enough. I hope this helped!
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May 6, 2014 4:38:35 PM

I plan on SLI in the future, only reason ive got the psu, for the gpu im an EVGA fanboy :p , the headset I can do better, and I personally like the mouse. Any other suggestions?
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May 6, 2014 4:59:52 PM

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 ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($689.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Creative Labs Creative Fatal1ty Headset ($27.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $1576.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 19:59 EDT-0400)

780 ti included :) 
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May 6, 2014 5:06:08 PM

RazerZ said:
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 ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($689.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Creative Labs Creative Fatal1ty Headset ($27.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $1576.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 19:59 EDT-0400)

780 ti included :) 

I need monitor+better keyboard+mouse
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May 6, 2014 5:09:31 PM

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 ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB OC Video Card ($479.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer S231HLBbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Creative Labs Creative Fatal1ty Headset ($27.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $1496.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 20:08 EDT-0400)

What's wrong with the mouse and keyboard? The stock photo doesn't do it justice, it actually looks nice and is at a great price.
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May 6, 2014 5:14:52 PM

RazerZ said:
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 ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB OC Video Card ($479.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer S231HLBbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Creative Labs Creative Fatal1ty Headset ($27.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $1496.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 20:08 EDT-0400)

What's wrong with the mouse and keyboard? The stock photo doesn't do it justice, it actually looks nice and is at a great price.


I really like the deathadder, and the steelseries apex, + I need 7.1 headsets because i usually play competitive
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May 6, 2014 5:26:01 PM

vullneto said:
RazerZ said:
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 ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB OC Video Card ($479.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer S231HLBbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Creative Labs Creative Fatal1ty Headset ($27.99 @ Mwave)
Total: $1496.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 20:08 EDT-0400)

What's wrong with the mouse and keyboard? The stock photo doesn't do it justice, it actually looks nice and is at a great price.


I really like the deathadder, and the steelseries apex, + I need 7.1 headsets because i usually play competitive


I see. Well how do you like this build? Razer and steelseries products are honestly overpriced. If you're going competitive I listed the parts I would recommend. A mechanical keyboard is a must.

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 ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($334.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer S231HLBbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire TK Wired Gaming Keyboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($49.99 @ Best Buy)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($72.68 @ Amazon)
Total: $1516.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 20:25 EDT-0400)
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