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1500~ build ordering in a couple hours

1500 budget

Heavy gaming/streaming - light photo editing.

Have monitors / mouse / keyboards. Does everything look good and should I do anything to lower the price? I plan on ordering in a few hours unless something is really wrong.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F9VkWZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F9VkWZ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1437.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-30 14:45 EDT-0400

Thanks much
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  1. I think the cpu and the gpu are not worth the price but that is just me.
  2. i dont know too much about streaming but for gaming i know you could save some money by going to i5 processors. Other than that i mean the build looks nice and solid
  3. Nothing drastic that NEEDS to be changed but I would suggest a couple changes.

    1.) get a better CPU cooler. The evo is a great budget cooler but you don't have a budget build, it's high end.

    2.) get at least 1866 speed ram, typically at the same price as 1600

    3.) get a 290 instead of the 780. The 290 is better in most cases and is cheaper usually as well. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1068?vs=1036

    Of course if you went with a 4690k instead you would game just as well and could probably get a 290x for even better performance
  4. Jameson Clark said:
    Nothing drastic that NEEDS to be changed but I would suggest a couple changes.

    1.) get a better CPU cooler. The evo is a great budget cooler but you don't have a budget build, it's high end.

    2.) get at least 1866 speed ram, typically at the same price as 1600

    3.) get a 290 instead of the 780. The 290 is better in most cases and is cheaper usually as well. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1068?vs=1036

    Of course if you went with a 4690k instead you would game just as well and could probably get a 290x for even better performance


    This memory is actually really cheap right now. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32133c9d8gxl

    Also OP, as well as the better CPU cooler and R9 290, get a MX100 SSD and a better case.
  5. Get Hyper 212 Evo,,they are pretty good http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
  6. Best answer
    Changes I would make:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1501.86
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-30 15:07 EDT-0400

    As stated above, the R9 290 is a great alternative. I believe the 780 performs marginally better than the 290 but not $150 better.

    The EVGA G2 is a better quality PSU than the NEX or Supernova G1 series. A bit overkill but it is the best price/quality psu right now. You would have to spend $120+ to find equal to better quality power supplies.
  7. Oops I clicked the wrong guy for solution meant to click numanator, but thank you all for the assistance I've placed he order after making a few changes
  8. would love to see what you changed
  9. changed the solution for you
  10. numanator said:
    Changes I would make:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1501.86
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-30 15:07 EDT-0400

    As stated above, the R9 290 is a great alternative. I believe the 780 performs marginally better than the 290 but not $150 better.

    The EVGA G2 is a better quality PSU than the NEX or Supernova G1 series. A bit overkill but it is the best price/quality psu right now. You would have to spend $120+ to find equal to better quality power supplies.


    Improved:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1428.37
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-30 16:01 EDT-0400

    If you don't care about noise levels then get something that performs a little better thermally.
  11. Thanks Jameson - changed the PSU and fixed the memory. Thanks again all.
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