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July 11, 2014 2:40:13 PM

Hello all.

Im trying to build a solid gaming pc and everyday school use pc. I want to stay under 1000$, however when i made this build it came out a little over that. Anyways, can you please critique my build and let me know what you would change and why? id really appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/X628bv

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a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2014 2:47:28 PM

Great build
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a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2014 2:48:03 PM

If you add $5 extra you can get the Z97 Chipset

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 ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($131.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($77.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($304.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($66.66 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1090.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2014 2:54:13 PM

Gorgonzer said:
Yea, up it to the z97 board and maybe switch to a single rail PSU.


The PSU is fine, its a high quality, reliable PSU.

Also the one he listed is fully modular, so he doesnt have to worry about those pesky useless cables
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a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2014 2:59:54 PM

M0j0jojo said:
Gorgonzer said:
Yea, up it to the z97 board and maybe switch to a single rail PSU.


The PSU is fine, its a high quality, reliable PSU.

Also the one he listed is fully modular, so he doesnt have to worry about those pesky useless cables


If you dont mind 20a per rail. Im not a fan of low rail amps. I would much rather have all power available to all components. But to each their own.
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July 11, 2014 3:13:38 PM

Okay, thanks for the quick feedback. Since it seems to be a common suggestion ill upgrade to the z97.

Other than that everything else look okay? can i expect to get high to ultra on WoW?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2014 3:15:07 PM

Jdub8208 said:
Okay, thanks for the quick feedback. Since it seems to be a common suggestion ill upgrade to the z97.

Other than that everything else look okay? can i expect to get high to ultra on WoW?


Yup everything looks good to go, and yes you can play smoothly on Ultra setting on WoW.

Hope you enjoy and have fun building :D 
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