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May 11, 2014 10:06:39 AM

So this post is my first for a lot of things. First post on this forum. First post on any forum. And first PC build. Anyway I was wondering if you all wouldn't mind taking a look at my theoretical pc build and tell me what you think of it. Any piece of advice/helpful criticism is more than welcomed. For a bit of back ground I plan on using this pc for programming and gaming. Don't really want to spend too much more unless its crazy bang-for-buck. Without further ado:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3I05L

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May 11, 2014 10:11:05 AM

Not too bad for a first build. You could get better performance with an i5-4570 and H87 board, though.
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May 11, 2014 10:12:42 AM

Why get an expensive gaming keyboard.
You could get this keyboard:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgb...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($107.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: AZIO Levetron Mech5 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $825.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-11 13:12 EDT-0400)
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May 11, 2014 10:14:22 AM

Looks good but in this day and age it's crazy not to get at least a small Solid State drive to put Windows and your frequently used programs on. The PC will boot much faster and be a lot more responsive. I'm sure some others will help you fine tune the other parts but I'd say you are on the right track.
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