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July 6, 2014 11:49:05 AM

Here is my build so far:

i5-4690K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX Double D R9-270x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock Z97 Extreme4 mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
XFX TS 550W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Corsair 300R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And a DVD burner and and 1TB HDD.

What do you think? Any comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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July 6, 2014 11:59:34 AM

please help
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July 6, 2014 12:10:32 PM

Cheetos said:
please help


Planning to overclock? what is your total budget?
Otherwise, It looks ok but I think it can be improved.
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July 6, 2014 12:11:45 PM

whats your budget?

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July 6, 2014 12:14:01 PM

budget is 1000 including monitor that I already purchased so I'm a bit over right now.

What area(s) need to be improved the most?

Also no, not planning on overclocking.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2014 12:15:06 PM

so basically u have 900$ left?

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July 6, 2014 12:17:08 PM

iceclock said:
so basically u have 900$ left?



After just the monitor, correct
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2014 12:17:14 PM

alright do u need windows?

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July 6, 2014 12:19:46 PM

iceclock said:
alright do u need windows?



Yeah, but fortunately not included in my budget
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2014 12:21:03 PM

i can include it if u need

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July 6, 2014 12:23:07 PM

iceclock said:
i can include it if u need



up to you

looking forward to your build
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2014 12:26:14 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.94 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $899.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 6, 2014 12:32:32 PM

6R1M01R3 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.94 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $899.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


So you prefer Nvidia to AMD for GPU?
Thanks for your picks, especially on the CPU and mobo.
I'm a bit iffy on Nvidia since Tom's almost always goes with AMD though
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July 6, 2014 12:43:42 PM

Cheetos said:
6R1M01R3 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.94 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $899.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


So you prefer Nvidia to AMD for GPU?
Thanks for your picks, especially on the CPU and mobo.
I'm a bit iffy on Nvidia since Tom's almost always goes with AMD though


Alright alright = 3=

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $209.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 6, 2014 12:45:45 PM

If I opt for the Corsair 500R which comes with 4 fans, will I still need to purchase an additional fan?
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July 6, 2014 12:53:34 PM

Cheetos said:
If I opt for the Corsair 500R which comes with 4 fans, will I still need to purchase an additional fan?


But also costs twice as much. You wont be overclocking so both the cpu and motherboard wont heat up much, either the 760 or 280 I listed have good cooling. So the 300R comes with 2 fans that is quite enough, you can put it more fans depending on your needs.
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July 6, 2014 1:17:00 PM

I can get the 500R for only $20 more than the 300R after MIR, and I really prefer the design. And I can get an R9 270X for $190, so I'm going with that, given the savings and TH's recommendation. So the new build is:

ASUS R9 270X - $190
i5-4690 - $210
ASRock H97 Pro4 - $80
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x4GB - $75
XFX TS 550W - $70
Seagate Barracuda 1TB - $55
Corsair 500R - $110
Samsung DVD burner - $15

+ tax $60 + shipping $15 = $880

- $50 MIR = $830

+ 20inch monitor $100
= $930
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July 6, 2014 1:18:45 PM

Can anyone recommend a good sound card?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 6, 2014 1:22:42 PM

Cheetos said:
I can get the 500R for only $20 more than the 300R after MIR, and I really prefer the design. And I can get an R9 270X for $190, so I'm going with that, given the savings and TH's recommendation. So the new build is:

ASUS R9 270X - $190
i5-4690 - $210
ASRock H97 Pro4 - $80
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x4GB - $75
XFX TS 550W - $70
Seagate Barracuda 1TB - $55
Corsair 500R - $110
Samsung DVD burner - $15

+ tax $60 + shipping $15 = $880

- $50 MIR = $830

+ 20inch monitor $100
= $930


Why change the 280 for a 270x only to get a more expensive case? -_-
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July 6, 2014 1:26:35 PM

6R1M01R3 said:
Cheetos said:
I can get the 500R for only $20 more than the 300R after MIR, and I really prefer the design. And I can get an R9 270X for $190, so I'm going with that, given the savings and TH's recommendation. So the new build is:

ASUS R9 270X - $190
i5-4690 - $210
ASRock H97 Pro4 - $80
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x4GB - $75
XFX TS 550W - $70
Seagate Barracuda 1TB - $55
Corsair 500R - $110
Samsung DVD burner - $15

+ tax $60 + shipping $15 = $880

- $50 MIR = $830

+ 20inch monitor $100
= $930


Why change the 280 for a 270x only to get a more expensive case? -_-


Asus' 280 is out of stock on newegg. Can you recommend a good alternative that is available from them?
Like I said, TH preferred the 270x to the 280, but I'm willing to go with the 280 if it's a better card.
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July 6, 2014 1:34:20 PM

SAPPHIRE R9 280 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 - $220
i5-4690 - $210
ASRock H97 Pro4 - $80
G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x4GB - $75
XFX TS 550W - $70
Seagate Barracuda 1TB - $55
Corsair 500R - $110
Samsung DVD burner - $15

+ tax $60 + shipping $15 = $910

- $50 MIR = $860

+ 20inch monitor $100
= $960
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July 6, 2014 1:49:42 PM

Thanks
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