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Is this a good PC build? Rate out of 10 please.

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May 13, 2014 3:29:02 PM

If any of the parts don't work good together please inform me via Private message because my account isn't following threads and if anyone knows how to fix this private message me PLEASE :/  The PC is going to be for gaming.

Motherboard - MSI Z97 Gaming 5
CPU - Intel i5 4670K
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master EVO 212
GPU - MSI Geforce GTX 660 GAMING 2GD5/OC
RAM - Corsair Vengeance Red 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 MHz
STORAGE - Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache
STORAGE - Kingston 60gbs SSD
WIFI CARD - Rosewill 300Mbps 802.11 b/g/n Wireless Adapter
PSU - Corsair CX Series 600 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 552 Power Supply CX600M
CASE - Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-02 Mid Tower Gaming Case
Operating System - Windows 8.1

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May 13, 2014 3:32:49 PM

Anthony Reis said:
If any of the parts don't work good together please inform me via Private message because my account isn't following threads and if anyone knows how to fix this private message me PLEASE :/  The PC is going to be for gaming.

Motherboard - MSI Z97 Gaming 5
CPU - Intel i5 4670K
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master EVO 212
GPU - MSI Geforce GTX 660
RAM - Corsair Vengeance Red 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 MHz
STORAGE - Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache
STORAGE - Kingston 60gbs SSD
PSU - Corsair CX Series 600 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 552 Power Supply CX600M
CASE - Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-02 Mid Tower Gaming Case



I would have to give it an 8. I am not a big fan of MSI. They seem to have an issue with quality assurance and there ahve too many issues with them. Take a look at the ASRock Z97 boards.
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May 13, 2014 3:38:05 PM

the GPU is a bit underpowered compared to the rest of the build?
the PSU seems fine for the 660 alongside your overclocking - the evo 212 fan is known to do a good job, though I wouldn't overclock too far.
Though the PSU won't handle your overclocking + say a 770 - you'd need 650-700 to be safe I think. - maybe increase your PSU a bit?
your CPU won't bottleneck anything shy of 2x 780 Ti
you got a monitor and OS?
7/10
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May 13, 2014 3:48:09 PM

dasulman said:
the GPU is a bit underpowered compared to the rest of the build?
the PSU seems fine for the 660 alongside your overclocking - the evo 212 fan is known to do a good job, though I wouldn't overclock too far.
Though the PSU won't handle your overclocking + say a 770 - you'd need 650-700 to be safe I think. - maybe increase your PSU a bit?
your CPU won't bottleneck anything shy of 2x 780 Ti
you got a monitor and OS?
7/10


The reason I choose the GTX 660 is because I'm over my parents budget as is and I'm not planning on doing overclocking. If I do, I wudn't go over the 4.0 ghz 4.1 ghz marker. The operating system is 8.1. Do you have problems with the choice of motherboard because other people seem to not like it and I love the looks and well the specs I know about I like.
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May 13, 2014 3:51:09 PM

Performance 6/10
Value 4/10



There is a lot of wasted money here and money spent in the wrong places.

What is your budget? Do you have any parts already? Do you need to buy windows and monitor with your budget?
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May 13, 2014 3:51:11 PM

coastie65 said:
Anthony Reis said:
If any of the parts don't work good together please inform me via Private message because my account isn't following threads and if anyone knows how to fix this private message me PLEASE :/  The PC is going to be for gaming.

Motherboard - MSI Z97 Gaming 5
CPU - Intel i5 4670K
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master EVO 212
GPU - MSI Geforce GTX 660
RAM - Corsair Vengeance Red 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 MHz
STORAGE - Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache
STORAGE - Kingston 60gbs SSD
PSU - Corsair CX Series 600 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 552 Power Supply CX600M
CASE - Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-02 Mid Tower Gaming Case



I would have to give it an 8. I am not a big fan of MSI. They seem to have an issue with quality assurance and there ahve too many issues with them. Take a look at the ASRock Z97 boards.


Someone told me that ASROCK boards are cheaply built. But is the MSI really that bad that I have to complete change my mind? because the looks are great and the specs I know I like. Please take a look. http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z97_GAMING_5.html#overvie...
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May 13, 2014 3:54:44 PM

CTurbo said:
Performance 6/10
Value 4/10



There is a lot of wasted money here and money spent in the wrong places.

What is your budget? Do you have any parts already? Do you need to buy windows and monitor with your budget?


But honestly I live in Trinidad and Tobago. I know the parts are kind of cheap bt the currency is 1USD to 7TTD so my budget got high. Amm no I haven't bought the parts. My budget is $5500 TTD (around $785 USD). I would perfer to buy my monitor in Trinidad because of shipping and my neighbour lending me a Windows. What changes can I make?
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May 13, 2014 4:04:47 PM

You can unselect the best answer if you want.

I think you are spending too much on the cpu + cpu cooler + motherboard and not enough on video card. No need to pay extra for 1866mhz RAM. You could save money by getting a 1TB hard drive. Officially, a 60GB ssd would work for windows, but it would kind of be high maintenance. 120-128GB is recommended.
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May 13, 2014 4:16:07 PM

CTurbo said:
You can unselect the best answer if you want.

I think you are spending too much on the cpu + cpu cooler + motherboard and not enough on video card. No need to pay extra for 1866mhz RAM. You could save money by getting a 1TB hard drive. Officially, a 60GB ssd would work for windows, but it would kind of be high maintenance. 120-128GB is recommended.


I'll leave it. It's no probs for me cuz u did answer my question. So what CPU should I get? I really really like that motherboard. I want the Evo 212 I heard its really good. Its only 2 dollars more for the 1866mhz. I'll downgrade to a 1tbs . if my prices drop well enough for the 120 gb. Any more suggestions?
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May 13, 2014 4:16:24 PM

This is what I mean by spending money wisely

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JtD2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JtD2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JtD2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($192.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $602.90


vs


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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.79 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($299.25 @ Newegg)
Total: $574.03



For $30 cheaper, you get 99% of the cpu power but more than twice the graphics power. This is why I say overclocking is over-rated. The GTX770 is several tiers better than the GTX660, and the i5 4590 has all the cpu power you would ever need.


GTX660 > R9 270X > GTX760 > R9 280x > GTX770
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May 13, 2014 4:24:47 PM

CTurbo said:
This is what I mean by spending money wisely

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JtD2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JtD2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3JtD2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($192.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $602.90


vs


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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.79 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($299.25 @ Newegg)
Total: $574.03



For $30 cheaper, you get 99% of the cpu power but more than twice the graphics power. This is why I say overclocking is over-rated. The GTX770 is several tiers better than the GTX660, and the i5 4590 has all the cpu power you would ever need.


GTX660 > R9 270X > GTX760 > R9 280x > GTX770


THANKS ALOT FOR THE SITE AND INFO. I'll fix my list accordingly
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