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July 28, 2014 6:42:51 AM

Hey guys, what do you guys think? Is there anything to be improved?

CPU: Intel i7 Haswell 4790k LGA 1150 - $340
CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan - $49
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance Motherboard - $139
Memory: Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM - Black - $85
Case: NZXT Phantom 630 Case - $250
PSU: CX750M ATX PSU 750w – $106
Storage: WD Caviar Green 3TB HDD - $108
Graphics - Radeon R9 270X - $300(I Don't know which video card to go with)
Total: $1377

The prices are from both US and AU stores Since I live in Australia.

I understand that I'm using an i7 K-CPU on a H97 Motherboard but I'm not planning on overclocking anytime soon. But I'd like the option to in the future.

Thank you.

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July 28, 2014 6:44:25 AM

spend less on the case and more on the GPU, seeing as you *can* afford it. just makes more sense to allocate money to the useful parts.
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July 28, 2014 6:45:11 AM

What`s your budget?
You need a new mobo - yours will not allow for overclocking.
The PSU is pretty bad, and you can get a better GPU as well.

Where are you buying everything from?
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July 28, 2014 6:46:12 AM

Here`s a sample of what you can get for about the same money:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fhF2WZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fhF2WZ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($163.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($499.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/Orange) ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1352.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 09:45 EDT-0400
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July 28, 2014 6:48:49 AM

doskoipanda said:
Hey guys, what do you guys think? Is there anything to be improved?

CPU: Intel i7 Haswell 4790k LGA 1150 - $340
CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan - $49
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance Motherboard - $139
Memory: Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM - Black - $85
Case: NZXT Phantom 630 Case - $250
PSU: CX750M ATX PSU 750w – $106
Storage: WD Caviar Green 3TB HDD - $108
Graphics - Radeon R9 270X - $300(I Don't know which video card to go with)
Total: $1377

The prices are from both US and AU stores Since I live in Australia.

I understand that I'm using an i7 K-CPU on a H97 Motherboard but I'm not planning on overclocking anytime soon. But I'd like the option to in the future.

Thank you.


That memory is 1.65v I believe? Try to get some 1.5v
That power supply is mediocre
CPU is overkill and you need a Z97 board
Case is complete overkill
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July 28, 2014 7:04:42 AM

Well I was going for a budget gaming PC with an overkill CPU. Saves me from upgrading it in the near future.
It's very hard to get a decent 750w PSU for around $100 here in Australia since most stuff from amazon and newegg dont ship here.

As for the case. well, i can't justify it.
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July 28, 2014 7:11:49 AM

doskoipanda said:
Well I was going for a budget gaming PC with an overkill CPU. Saves me from upgrading it in the near future.
It's very hard to get a decent 750w PSU for around $100 here in Australia since most stuff from amazon and newegg dont ship here.

As for the case. well, i can't justify it.


you're running an i5/i7 haswell and a 270x, a 450w PSU could do it. Here's some options for you:

$89 http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg5...
$98 http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg6...
$110 http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-110b2...

All of these would run your rig and are superb quality

As for the case, it's up to you dude - if you like it, then buy it :) 
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July 28, 2014 7:32:44 AM

Intel i7 Haswell 4790k LGA 1150 - $340 @ Amazon
Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan - $49 @ PCCasegear

ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance Motherboard - $139 @ PCCasegear
Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM - Black - $85 @ Amazon

NZXT Phantom 630 Case - $250 @ PCCasegear
EVGA SuperNOVA 750W B2 Power Supply - $109 @ PCCasegear

WD Caviar Green 3TB HDD - $108 @ Amazon
Graphics - Radeon R9 270X - $300

I'm going to stick with the CPU and the new PSU but everything else can be subject to change. As for the Memory, I don't think I'll be needing anything over 8GB.
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