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$1200 Budget - [Parts list] - Opinions on these parts?

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May 30, 2014 7:27:30 PM

Hello!

This part list was put together by a friend of mine. I intend to use this build for gaming / game design / programming. So basically, a gaming computer.

It totals up to about $1200. A water cooling kit is also in the list.

I would be very grateful if somebody would take a look at my parts and give me a "thumbs up" or a "thumbs down", or provide any suggestions for swapping some parts for other compatible ones that may be better.

If you think these parts are good for the prices, and go well together, please let me know.

Thank you for taking the time to read and review this!

Newegg Item List:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...


-Adam B
May 30, 2014 7:39:54 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1163.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 22:39 EDT-0400)

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May 30, 2014 7:40:39 PM

unbalanced build, you picked premium parts except the gpu which is the core of the gaming build
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May 30, 2014 7:40:45 PM

this one is better than the one you linked
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($61.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1233.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 22:40 EDT-0400)
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May 30, 2014 7:57:05 PM

AMD Radeon said:
unbalanced build, you picked premium parts except the gpu which is the core of the gaming build



Is the GPU the only part the unbalances the build?

Are there any changes I can make to make this a great build (like updating the GPU), or would you suggest a complete overhaul?
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May 30, 2014 8:29:36 PM

yes, GPU is the only wrong part. but when you up the spec, it will exceed your budget

go for balanced i5 OC + powerful GPU
you can get GTX 770, Radeon 290, gtx 780. whichever you like

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($145.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1188.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 23:27 EDT-0400)
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