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My first build! Need input please

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July 10, 2014 4:13:37 AM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/8HPnyc) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/8HPnyc/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
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**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670...) | $246.67 @ DirectCanada
**Motherboard** | [MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g45g...) | $154.98 @ Newegg Canada
**Memory** | [Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmx8gx3m...) | $99.99 @ Newegg Canada
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-d...) | $57.79 @ DirectCanada
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n760tf2g...) | $269.25 @ Vuugo
**Case** | [Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vp300a...) | $75.50 @ Vuugo
**Power Supply** | [Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx...) | $79.98 @ Newegg Canada
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24ns...) | $17.95 @ Vuugo
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $104.98 @ Newegg Canada
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1107.09

(Keep in mind prices are Canadian)

Hi all,

I've decided to go ahead with my first build. I'm pretty nervous about the process but I think it is the right decision. I wanted something with good graphics for games like Arma 3, BF4, etc.

What do you guys think of it? Anything you would add/remove/swap? Any problems with it? Is there anywhere I can save money by going to an equivelant or better product?

For the building process itself: can you suggest some good tutorials? It doesn't sound like it will be too difficult, but I really want to make sure I do this right.

Thanks!

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July 10, 2014 4:25:07 AM

I would change to the i5 4690k and a Z97 motherboard. They are newer, have a little bit of a performance bump, and the CPU cost should be roughly the same as the 4670k.

Also, not seeing a CPU cooler. If you are looking to use the stock cooler and not overclock the CPU, then get a non "K" version. It can save you an extra $20-40.
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July 10, 2014 5:14:56 AM

Ok thanks. I made those changes you suggested and here is the result. Actually ends up a bit cheaper with the non-K version

[PCPartPicker part list](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/YzPVmG) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/YzPVmG/by_merchant/)

**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690) | $235.99 @ NCIX
**Motherboard** | [MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97g45g...) | $151.99 @ NCIX
**Memory** | [Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmx8gx3m...) | $99.99 @ Newegg Canada
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-d...) | $57.79 @ DirectCanada
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n760tf2g...) | $269.25 @ Vuugo
**Case** | [Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vp300a...) | $75.50 @ Vuugo
**Power Supply** | [Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx...) | $79.98 @ Newegg Canada
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24ns...) | $17.95 @ Vuugo
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $104.98 @ Newegg Canada | |

**Total** | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1093.42
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