Going for my first PC build, how does this look and do I need to add anything?
Here is the link to a part list that I've been working on. I already have a monitor and other peripherals.
1, do you plan on overclock and want to have your system quiet?
- if so - add an aftermarket cooler and some thermal paste
2, do any of these three - virtualization, video encoding, rendering - matter to you?
- if not - step down to an i5
3, do you wish to upgrade your pc in the future?
- if so - haswell iX-4XXX is the way to go.
also, to consider - SSD for system /and having 2 drives helps a lot/ and a sound card /because awesome sound is awesome/...
I changed the processor here to an i5. I don't really know much about aftermarket cooling, is there anything that you would suggest?
You don't want to go with an outdated LGA 1155 motherboard and CPU. You might as well go with the latest components available for the same price.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($132.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available