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July 3, 2014 8:43:12 PM

I'm building a new PC and these are the specs I've settled on. I new to building PCs, I've done quite a lot of research on these parts. I just wanna know if there's going to be any incompatibilities in this build. Anything that will not let other parts reach their Max Performances. If there's anything wrong with this build, please try and answer with an alternative part that fixes the issue. I'm on a budget, so try not to raise the price too much.

Intel i5 4590 (3.3GHz)
EVGA GTX 770 4GB ACX Cooling (Radeon R9 290 Tri-X Factory Overclocked IF I CAN FIND A GOOD 750w PSU without raising the price)
ASUS B85-PRO GAMER MotherBoard
Antec High Current Gamer 620W Psu
Antec HGX500B-W Dominator ATX Case
G.Skill RipJaws Series (2x4GB) DDR3 Ram
Seagate Barracuda HDD 1 TB
LG Electronics 24X SATA Multi DVD Internal Rewriter(M-Disk Supported)
AsusVS247HV 23.6inch LED Monitor (60Hz)
Windows 8.1 64 Bit OEI


Total Price = $1386
Total Price in AUD = $1481 (Without shipping or taxes)

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July 3, 2014 8:47:21 PM

What is your memory choice clocked at? 1600? I would recommend either 1600 or 1866 memory. The RipJaws are fantastic. I have 16gb in my rig.

The only other thing that I could think of adding would be a SSD for a boot and application drive. You could then use the Seagate for storage. I would recommend a SSD such as the Samsung EVO 840 if you can afford it. Otherwise, a regular HDD should be more than enough. Regular HDDs are still more than enough to play games and load things in a reasonable amount of time.

For around the same price a 780 would be a better deal. For example, here are some great cards and the reference is approaching 770 price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 3, 2014 9:03:28 PM

kira70591 said:
What is your memory choice clocked at? 1600? I would recommend either 1600 or 1866 memory. The RipJaws are fantastic. I have 16gb in my rig.

The only other thing that I could think of adding would be a SSD for a boot and application drive. You could then use the Seagate for storage. I would recommend a SSD such as the Samsung EVO 840 if you can afford it. Otherwise, a regular HDD should be more than enough. Regular HDDs are still more than enough to play games and load things in a reasonable amount of time.


Thanks for pointing out the clock, its at 1866 but for some reason the 1600 is at the same price.. any reason for this?

Also the reason I got the 770 over the 780 was because it's available locally for quite low prices around $470.. I can get the 290 Tri-x for around $470 from tigerdirect so.. yeah.. the 780s do have quite a difference comparing with the 770 but the prices here are above $580 so ... yeah

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July 3, 2014 9:12:03 PM

I was honestly wondering the same thing... the 1866 ripjaws were on sale for lower than the 1600 ripjaws. Probably a popularity thing... who the heck knows. All I know is that G. Skill products have been ROCK SOLID for me and I have heard amazing things about their warranty policies and support.

May I ask what country you are located in?
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July 3, 2014 9:20:42 PM

kira70591 said:
I was honestly wondering the same thing... the 1866 ripjaws were on sale for lower than the 1600 ripjaws. Probably a popularity thing... who the heck knows. All I know is that G. Skill products have been ROCK SOLID for me and I have heard amazing things about their warranty policies and support.

May I ask what country you are located in?

Australia. Will there be a performance change in the main system interface if I get 16GB of Ram? Also do you think the psu is a good choice for the build? I try to get as much parts as I can from Scorptec Computers, there's a branch 2 blocks from where I live, the 780s in it are well over 650 bucks which completely flys over the budget.

Well just for the OS, I'd probably get an SSD. I found this for 100 bucks.

http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Hard_Drives_&_SSDs/S...

Is it worth it? I can even get it locally.

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July 3, 2014 9:25:45 PM

Ah, I see. I was going to say that Newegg has great deals right now; however, shipping is probably not the greatest or available.

Unless you do encoding, video rendering, or intense graphical work, 16 GB will not net you much of a performance gain over 8 GB when it comes to gaming. At the moment, 8 GB is a good place to be for gaming.

Would you be able to get the Intel i5 4690 over the 4590? Greater performance but only a little more in price (at least on Newegg, I do not know about your situation).

The PSU should be more than fine for your build.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/2011/04/antec-high-curren...

I would ask your seller if the PSU is Haswell ready though. It will work with Haswell; however, non compatible power supplies will not be able to take advantage of Haswells lower power saving states. When Hasewll idles, it allows the power supply to trickle just enough energy to keep things going which allows you to save energy. If you do not let your PC idle much then I would not worry about it at all.
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July 3, 2014 9:33:03 PM

The SSD seems a little pricey; however, if that is what you can grab quick and locally, Intel makes fantastic quality SSDs that would last you a long time. If I do not use Samsung in my builds, I use Intel.
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July 3, 2014 9:44:20 PM

kira70591 said:
The SSD seems a little pricey; however, if that is what you can grab quick and locally, Intel makes fantastic quality SSDs that would last you a long time. If I do not use Samsung in my builds, I use Intel.


Yeah then I'd probably get this SSD. I'll also get the 4690.. Thanks for that really, only 50 bucks for that difference is quite a deal.

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July 3, 2014 9:46:20 PM

Great! I also checked your motherboard compatability and it looks like the 4690 should be able to be dropped in without a BIOS update; however, you may need a BIOS update for it to work. Just a heads up. Easy process though.
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July 4, 2014 1:03:55 AM

kira70591 said:
Great! I also checked your motherboard compatability and it looks like the 4690 should be able to be dropped in without a BIOS update; however, you may need a BIOS update for it to work. Just a heads up. Easy process though.

Yep, thanks. Now I think it's time for me to start ordering the stuff. :D 

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