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July 13, 2014 10:54:28 AM

Hi, First of all, I would like to thank you for taking your time to answer these questions.
After 6-7 months of preparation i finally managed to save $1000 for my FIRST custom build. Nobody in my family or friends have experience with PC build so i need help from you guys.


    Budget = $1000
    Aim= Gaming +Web browsing
    Upgrade = planning to overclock in future.

Question

  1. Is Intel Core i5-3570K too old??..should i buy the new Intel Core i5-4690K?
  2. What do you guys think about the ASRock Z77 Extreme4? Is it a good product?.Im concerned about bad reviews on website like newegg.
  3. Need some opinion on parts like Video card , supply supply and Wireless Network Adapter

  • And Please check if all the system are compatible.

    Thanks.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PGW923

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Micro Center)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $976.88
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    July 13, 2014 11:00:52 AM

    Get a non-k Haswell i5 and an h97 motherboard

    The PSU is low quality. Change it for an XFX, Antec, Seasonic unit.

    Try your best to get an r9 280x instead of the 760. The 760 is a bit of a waste when paired with an i5 that can support WAY stronger cards.
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    July 13, 2014 11:07:17 AM

    tiny voices said:
    Get a non-k Haswell i5 and an h97 motherboard

    The PSU is low quality. Change it for an XFX, Antec, Seasonic unit.

    Try your best to get an r9 280x instead of the 760. The 760 is a bit of a waste when paired with an i5 that can support WAY stronger cards.


    can you please provide link to the parts you recommended,i have no idea where to find it (sorry im a noob :C)
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    July 13, 2014 11:25:40 AM

    tiny voices said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/X8TrRB

    This build is what you want to do.


    its little above my budget..but i think i can handle it..thank you so much.
    btw i need cpu cooler when i overclock right?
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    July 13, 2014 11:27:11 AM

    For a new system build you should definitely go for a socket 1150 system, not socket 1155. Also pick a motherboard that uses the Z97 (if overclocking) chip set.

    If you plan on getting an ASRock motherboard, the Z97 Pro3 is $100 at NewEgg and the i5-4690K CPU is an excellent choice. My favorite ASRock motherboard is currently the Z97 Extreme6, but it is a bit expensive at $160.

    Video card choice is very much a matter of opinion and taste, so it is difficult to make a good recommendation. Do you have a preferred GPU brand and what games do you plan on playing are just as important as your maximum budget for this part. Fortunately the i5 CPUs have good computing power, so they will not normally be the limiting factor.

    For wireless network adapters you have so many choices and they start with what form factor you plan to go with. The USB ones usually have less range and take up more CPU cycles, but they are very compact and can be moved easily between computers. The internal PCIE ones usually need a driver (some USB ones don't) but have better range and lower processor overhead.
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    July 13, 2014 1:12:20 PM

    Theelip said:
    tiny voices said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/X8TrRB

    This build is what you want to do.


    its little above my budget..but i think i can handle it..thank you so much.
    btw i need cpu cooler when i overclock right?


    Yes something like a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is great for beginners looking to do some moderate overclocks.
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