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Building my First PC-Looking for Opinions/Advice

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May 17, 2014 1:11:34 PM

I'm looking to build my first PC early this summer and am looking for advice/opinions on the parts I'm considering. My plan now is to buy the parts and assemble it with a friend, since I don't have any experience assembling it myself. I'm hoping to be able to play games such as Titanfall and WatchDogs, as well as Steam games. I'm open to any/all advice suggestions. Only restriction is I'm hoping to stay around the $1000 mark in terms of price. Thanks in advance!

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.02 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Azza CSAZ-XT1 W ATX Full Tower Case ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1059.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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May 17, 2014 1:57:42 PM

Hi,

Try to avoid the CX series power supply.
Make sure that your RAM has a voltage of 1.5V.
If you want to save money drop the SSD unless it is really important for you.
If you want to render videos get more RAM.
As for the mobo I am not too sure about it if you are buying it to do a lot of gaming
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May 17, 2014 2:12:22 PM

If you can get by on 250 GB, consider trading your current two drive system for a single Samsung 840 EVO (250 GB). Must faster than the 120 you currently have spec'd.

I would also upgrade and upsize the supply as mentioned above. Get a quality 750 watt unit like the Seasonic G-750. It will cost you more now, but it will give you SLI capabilities down the road with no additional modification necessary. Two GTX 760's in SLI would be very powerful and a worthy upgrade down the road and wouldn't force you to break your budget right now.

Also, I'd go for the ASUS DVD-RW drive. I had the Lite-On before and it's noisier and slower. I hated it.
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May 17, 2014 3:06:55 PM

Alon_Ofer said:
Hi,

Try to avoid the CX series power supply.
Make sure that your RAM has a voltage of 1.5V.
If you want to save money drop the SSD unless it is really important for you.
If you want to render videos get more RAM.
As for the mobo I am not too sure about it if you are buying it to do a lot of gaming


thanks for the advice. Just wondering if you had any suggestions as to a mobo that might be better suited towards gaming.

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