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NEW to this please my build review thanks a lot !

budget $1200, i want a gaming build for my pc i've decided to go with

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ( $250)
Video card: gtx 770 ( $360)
memory: 8gb ( $100)
power supply/case/motherboard/cooler: estimating would cost around $300- $400
storage: 500gb - 1tb drive, willing to spend up to $100 no more

am i missing something? i dont really need a monitor/mouse/keyboard/speakers. this is an idea of what i want can someone please write me a build similar to this and within this budget, i'd be really appreciative since im new to this, thanks very much


EDIT: I live in AUSTRALIA, thanks
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  1. $1200 USD or CAD?

    Radeon 290 4GB is now cheap
    you can start from this build
    add SSD Crucial MX100

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1038.32
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  2. AMD Radeon said:
    $1200 USD or CAD?

    Radeon 290 4GB is now cheap
    you can start from this build
    add SSD Crucial MX100

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1038.32
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available



    $1200 AUD , thanks for your response !!
  3. coller master cases for around $50 are a good deal. pick up a good seasonic or xfx power supply.
  4. Best answer
    LOL my bad....

    you can save $50 by using Radeon 280X 3GB

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($275.00 @ CPL Online)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($102.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($399.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: BitFenix Neos White/Purple ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($83.12 @ Mwave Australia)
    Total: $1239.12
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  5. AMD Radeon said:
    LOL my bad....

    you can save $50 by using Radeon 280X 3GB

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($275.00 @ CPL Online)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($102.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($399.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: BitFenix Neos White/Purple ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($83.12 @ Mwave Australia)
    Total: $1239.12
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    hey i might do this build, thanks to you :) , is this the best and most optimal option for me to go with this build, thanks for your help :D
  6. the build use the best bang for the buck parts :) you can always change the case into your liking
    just make sure it fits your budget
  7. AMD Radeon said:
    the build use the best bang for the buck parts :) you can always change the case into your liking
    just make sure it fits your budget


    is this everything i need? i heard you need to buy paste for the cpu or something?
  8. Good build, but is that motherboard not a bit over the top? I mean this is a MB for people who want to OC and SLI... It certainly is futureproof, though, but considering the PSU you take, I would go for a more entry level Z97 board...like Asus Z97K?
  9. it is included in the 212 evo box

    you might need to buy an OS windows 7
    another AUD $100. which will ruin the build if you want to fit within 1200
  10. AMD Radeon said:
    it is included in the 212 evo box

    you might need to buy an OS windows 7
    another AUD $100. which will ruin the build if you want to fit within 1200


    i already have windows, sorry ! forgot to mention ...agh , can you please re-review your build, i dont need an OS just 1200$ budget on desktop i got everything else
  11. AMD Radeon said:
    it is included in the 212 evo box

    you might need to buy an OS windows 7
    another AUD $100. which will ruin the build if you want to fit within 1200


    one last question. is the power supply in that build enough to handle the cpu + gpu?
  12. AMD Radeon said:
    LOL my bad....

    you can save $50 by using Radeon 280X 3GB

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($275.00 @ CPL Online)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($102.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($399.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: BitFenix Neos White/Purple ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($83.12 @ Mwave Australia)
    Total: $1239.12
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    Nice build :D

    But if OP isn't going to overclock he could save a little...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ CPL Online)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($102.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($449.00 @ CPL Online)
    Case: BitFenix Neos White/Purple ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
    Total: $1169.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Slightly less powerful CPU (slightly), cheaper mobo, better GPU and better power supply (nothing wrong with the XFX 550w though). I left the aftermarket cooler in there even though it's a non-k CPU because OP lives in oz and it's bloody hot there, mate :)
  13. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1225 V3 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($265.99 @ Mwave Australia)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.00 @ CPL Online)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($95.00 @ CPL Online)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.00 @ CPL Online)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($399.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Case: BitFenix Neos White/Purple ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($83.12 @ Mwave Australia)
    Total: $1074.11
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    got u the xeon because its exactly like an i7 4770k but locked and not as expensive. so basically u will have a 4physical cores+ 4 ht cores so almost like a 8core computer :)
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