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CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB TurboDuo Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Seiran (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $687.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-05 06:23 EDT-0400)

I plan on upgrading in the future.
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  1. It looks pretty good. I would personally spend a bit more for a better quality PSU but other than that it looks fine.
  2. Icaraeus said:
    It looks pretty good. I would personally spend a bit more for a better quality PSU but other than that it looks fine.


    Reccomendations?
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB TurboDuo Video Card ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Raidmax Seiran (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $657.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-05 06:38 EDT-0400)

    WD Black HDD isn't really worth it. The Caviar Blue is sufficient enough.
    Other power supplies options:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii620bronze
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii620bronze
  4. A Corsair HX, Antec, XFX or Seasonic PSU would be better (preferably Silver+, Gold+...). CX PSU's are generally poorly made and not the best efficiency-wise.
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