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July 2, 2014 8:31:13 AM

I'm buying soon,here are the parts :
-Mobo : ASUS B85M-G
-CPU : i5-4440, 3.1GHz
-GPU :R9 270X ASUS 2GB GDDR5
-HDD : SATA3 7200 1TB Seagate Barracuda
-PSU :550W Cooler Master G550M(RS-550-AMAAB1-EU)
-RAM : DDR3 2x4GB 1600MHz Kingston HyperX Beast CL9
It looks like a nice PC,i've done my homework good and figured out all the parts,that are quallity and that will fit my budget.The i5 is a great cpu sadly no OC but it has turbo boost so i am fine with it and i also like that it will not bottleneck any of todays GPU-s,so like in the future i could buy a r9 290x and be fine with my cpu if needed.I think that this should run all my games on Ultra to High settings,fast ram,good psu,enough hdd space.And the greatest thing is it fits in my budget,i really like that i went with Intel,but i originaly intended a AMD build.So guys what do you think??
YOUR OPINION MATTERS!

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July 2, 2014 8:36:19 AM

Great build!! What's your budget?

If you can, go with a h97 motherboard, because those mobos support the future broadwell (5th gen core cpus) of next year.
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July 2, 2014 8:45:13 AM

You did your homework indeed. As TechyInAZ said, h97/z97 motherboard is a good ideia when you think about upgrade path.

Another good psu for a great price:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $49.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


Perfect for your next r9 290x :D 

Good luck mate!
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July 2, 2014 9:06:49 AM

TechyInAZ said:
Great build!! What's your budget?

If you can, go with a h97 motherboard, because those mobos support the future broadwell (5th gen core cpus) of next year.

Which one would you recommend?
I could buy the ASUS H97M-PLUS,but then i would have to buy the R9 270X Powercolor TurboDuo 2GB

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July 2, 2014 9:10:24 AM

ASUS H97M-PLUS + R9 270X Powercolor TurboDuo has my vote.
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July 2, 2014 9:11:20 AM

DexterC said:
TechyInAZ said:
Great build!! What's your budget?

If you can, go with a h97 motherboard, because those mobos support the future broadwell (5th gen core cpus) of next year.

Which one would you recommend?
I could buy the ASUS H97M-PLUS,but then i would have to buy the R9 270X Powercolor TurboDuo 2GB



I would personally choose the ASUS H97M-PLUS it's one of the better H97 motherboards.
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July 3, 2014 8:15:14 AM

3 of my friends bought a i5 4440 and a Powercolor TurboDuo R9 270x,with 8GB of RAM,and they are pretty happy,they run Dota 2 and Skyrim with very good frames,and also every other game,great for a budget,if you can go for the H97M-Plus,but if you cant still the R9 270x Powercolor TD 2GB is a great card,best of luck with your build.
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