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June 22, 2014 2:12:54 PM

Just building the tower and everything inside (already has OS, mouse, keyboard, monitor.....) and would like to have your guy's opinions.

Im Canadian so prices are usually a little higher than USA. All of this is from NCIX.ca

Case: Corsir 300R Windowed $80
CPU: I5 4690K $270
MOBO: Asus z97-A ATX $155
PSU: EVGA Supernova 750 G2 80 Plus Gold Fully Modular $95
HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB $60
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 $80
GPU: xfx radeon r9-280x black edition $320

I also have the option of swapping the MOBO and CPU for a bundled ASUS Maximus VI + i5 4670K which costs $420 together (Get a little bit worse CPU for a older but better MOBO? I will have 5.1 audo setup so the better audio parts on the Maximus VI mobo may be worth it?).

Thanks guys!

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June 22, 2014 2:53:10 PM

The build looks good. I just got the 4670k for $180 at microcenter though so the prices do seem high but that's Canada for you. Everything seems compatible. My advice would be to stick with the 4690k. Also unless you plan to crossfire that PSU is a little overkill.
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June 22, 2014 3:58:35 PM

frillybob101 said:
The build looks good. I just got the 4670k for $180 at microcenter though so the prices do seem high but that's Canada for you. Everything seems compatible. My advice would be to stick with the 4690k. Also unless you plan to crossfire that PSU is a little overkill.


Thanks bob, I will take your advice and stick with the 4690K + z97 MOBO. If I want good audio I may as well just buy a $40 audio card anyways as it will pretty much outperform any audio parts on most mobos. I chose the 750W PSU because I read reports saying that 550W and 600W cards were frying computer parts when paired with the 280X, and its only a few bucks extra for the upgrade to 750W.
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