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Need Help With Custom Build PC Desktop within $1,500 Budget

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June 25, 2014 1:14:28 PM

So my friend and I need recommendations on our first custom build PC desktop.

We are trying to build our own PC desktop for the first time. We looked into whether we should buy from PC builder website or order the parts and make our own PC. We have looked around and decided that building our own would be within reasonable cost for our budget.

Below is the link to the blueprint we've put together thus far:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tHG4Bm

What parts are we missing so far? Is there anything we don't need on the build? What parts can we swap out from our current blueprint?

We would truly appreciate any constructive feedbacks from you guys!

Thanks.

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June 25, 2014 1:18:18 PM

1000$ With a 280X

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1026.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


1200$+ With 290X

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($508.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1234.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 25, 2014 1:21:02 PM

I would also recommend sticking a 128gb SSD in there so you can boot windows and some of your favorite programs/ games off of it. There are a lot of good choices for SSD's from corsair. Windows boots up extremely fast on an SSD compared to an HDD.
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June 25, 2014 1:28:00 PM

clatch said:
I would also recommend sticking a 128gb SSD in there so you can boot windows and some of your favorite programs/ games off of it. There are a lot of good choices for SSD's from corsair. Windows boots up extremely fast on an SSD compared to an HDD.


Yes! i know that and if you look closer you will see that i included a 120 Samsung SSD :) 
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June 25, 2014 1:33:44 PM

joker50060 said:
clatch said:
I would also recommend sticking a 128gb SSD in there so you can boot windows and some of your favorite programs/ games off of it. There are a lot of good choices for SSD's from corsair. Windows boots up extremely fast on an SSD compared to an HDD.


Yes! i know that and if you look closer you will see that i included a 120 Samsung SSD :) 

I was actually typing my post when you posted yours.So I didn't see yours until I posted mine. Woops xD
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