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Need help from the pros please. [ First PC build]

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.


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  1. 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.
  2. 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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    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/X8TrRB

    This build is what you want to do.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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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