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Should I change anything?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/V9YvdC
Its for gaming on high/ultra
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  1. Looks fine, only thing I'd change is getting a Gigabyte Gaming-5 board but that's personal preference.
  2. If you're planning to over clock i would go with a 650watt PSU. And if you think you might upgrade your "beast" i'd suggest getting a 750watt PSU.
    Other than that i'd say its a great machine.
  3. You've got an compatibility problem there in order to fit, the R9 290X Video Card you may require to remove drive bays from the case. The Pc looks good
  4. Peskyleo said:
    If you're planning to over clock i would go with a 650watt PSU. And if you think you might upgrade your "beast" i'd suggest getting a 750watt PSU.
    Other than that i'd say its a great machine.


    550W is plenty, even for overclocks.
  5. I know about the issue :) and no overclocking for me, but whats wrong with the Motherboard
  6. 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 ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($538.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1475.29
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-31 12:28 EDT-0400

    This would be better, but your build was already solid, I just changed the power supply, as 550w is a bit low for the r9 290X, the ram, this one is cheaper and better, and the hard drive, this one is cheaper and just as good. And I strongly suggest getting windows 8.1 as windows 7 is losing support in january 2015.
  7. Midightsimmer14 said:
    I know about the issue :) and no overclocking for me, but whats wrong with the Motherboard


    Nothing people just have personal preferences.
  8. I heard barracuda sucks :p and everything else is good :)
  9. Midightsimmer14 said:
    I heard barracuda sucks :p and everything else is good :)


    From personal experience I would say they do. I had two drives stop working from the begging of this year. I might of just had defects but I'm probably not going to buy another. I would go with WD blacks or blues depending on the budget
  10. Your Build is completely fine , I just changed the Power Supply to Tx650 V2 , It might not be the newest thing in the market but its definitely very reliable
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TopLuca/saved/X6YQzy
  11. I'm sorry for being so picky i want it to be perfect, i wont be changing it for a while
  12. The_Freeman said:
    Midightsimmer14 said:
    I know about the issue :) and no overclocking for me, but whats wrong with the Motherboard


    Nothing people just have personal preferences.


    Midightsimmer14 said:
    I heard barracuda sucks :p and everything else is good :)

    They're just as good as any other HDD and they're reliable, they did have an issue with the 7200.11 drives, but all manufacturers have problems like that, like the WDs that were dropped from raid arrays without any errors being reported a couple of years back.
  13. TopLuca said:
    Your Build is completely fine , I just changed the Power Supply to Tx650 V2 , It might not be the newest thing in the market but its definitely very reliable
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TopLuca/saved/X6YQzy

    The XFXs are just as reliable. For the price of that TX he could get an EVGA Supernova G2 750W, that's much better. It's a tier 1 unit on the psu tier list: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html (getting a 9.8 score from jonnyguru)
  14. Its about 20$ More expensive , If he wants to pick it up then it would be an even better choice , I just didn't want to break the 100$ Budget
  15. Ytyoussef said:


    We all know about mail-in Rebates , they are just a big scam anyways.
  16. I know :(
  17. I've never had a problem with mail-in rebates, but I understand why some people might not like to try it.
  18. Final Draft? http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ everything good?
  19. The link isn't working , you should save the list and then post the link otherwise it will display our latest builds not yours
  20. The link you gave us isn't working.
  21. The TX power supply isn't worth the extra money over the XFX, and this ram is cheaper and faster: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32133c9d8gxl . But otherwise you are good to go.
  22. I'll repeat myself again, you don't need more than 550W for a 290x and i5, even with overclocks. That XFX is just a Seasonic rebrand, it's just as reliable as that Corsair which incidentally is also a Seasonic platform. That's not to mention the horrible coil whine that many TX power supplies have suffered. The EVGA SuperNOVA G2 series are Superflower Leadex platforms which are even better than those mentioned, but you don't need 750W.
  23. Blaise170 said:
    I'll repeat myself again, you don't need more than 550W for a 290x and i5, even with overclocks. That XFX is just a Seasonic rebrand, it's just as reliable as that Corsair which incidentally is also a Seasonic platform. That's not to mention the horrible coil whine that many TX power supplies have suffered. The EVGA SuperNOVA G2 series are Superflower Leadex platforms which are even better than those mentioned, but you don't need 750W.


    The TX price might not be justified however the v2 is a great power supply on the other hand I recommend he gets a 750W PSU from whoever he wants EVGA/XFX/Corsair ( Not CX Series ) For future upgrades
  24. I'm not a He ._.
  25. Midightsimmer14 said:
    I'm not a He ._.


    Ohh then my bad
  26. ......Anyways.... Anything else :)
  27. Nothing I would change, if you implemented what was said above.
  28. I changed it dont worry :) Yay It looks good
  29. Good luck with your build then, and have fun building it. :)
  30. You have no need for a full tower case. It will be HUGE and loud.
  31. tiny voices said:
    You have no need for a full tower case. It will be HUGE and loud.


    It won't be loud just because its huge. The noise it makes depends on the fans. And also, if its bigger that means it will be more upgradable (if your motherboard allows it)
  32. Im fine with the size i have room :)
  33. Peskyleo said:
    tiny voices said:
    You have no need for a full tower case. It will be HUGE and loud.


    It won't be loud just because its huge. The noise it makes depends on the fans. And also, if its bigger that means it will be more upgradable (if your motherboard allows it)


    This isn't really true. It will not be more upgradeable. You can do anything that motherboard can do in a normal mid-tower.

    I strongly recommend against a full tower for a first build as things like cable extensions are usually always needed and you won't even know that until you try to build it then you will have to stop and order them.

    This build is nowhere near big enough to warrant a full tower case. Don't get one.
  34. Then which case?
  35. Ytyoussef said:
    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 ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($538.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1475.29
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-31 12:28 EDT-0400

    This would be better, but your build was already solid, I just changed the power supply, as 550w is a bit low for the r9 290X, the ram, this one is cheaper and better, and the hard drive, this one is cheaper and just as good. And I strongly suggest getting windows 8.1 as windows 7 is losing support in january 2015.


    what do you mean windows 7 is losing support?
  36. Actually the CX700 actually isn't bad at all, it's different from the rest of the line. And future proofing really isn't necessary unless you know that you are going to Crossfire.
  37. Blaise170 said:
    Actually the CX700 actually isn't bad at all, it's different from the rest of the line. And future proofing really isn't necessary unless you know that you are going to Crossfire.


    There is no cx700 and yes all the CX units are pretty low quality.
  38. Midightsimmer14 said:
    Then which case?


    Have a look at the Corsair 500r. GREAT case for this build.
  39. Also, any reason you are going with that 290x vs. a cheaper one that performs the same like this one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr929xoc4gd
  40. tiny voices said:
    Also, any reason you are going with that 290x vs. a cheaper one that performs the same like this one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr929xoc4gd

    The only reason would be the cooling system
  41. Yeah
  42. Somber said:
    Ytyoussef said:
    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 ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($538.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1475.29
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-31 12:28 EDT-0400

    This would be better, but your build was already solid, I just changed the power supply, as 550w is a bit low for the r9 290X, the ram, this one is cheaper and better, and the hard drive, this one is cheaper and just as good. And I strongly suggest getting windows 8.1 as windows 7 is losing support in january 2015.


    what do you mean windows 7 is losing support?

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2014/07/10/microsoft-windows-7-mainstream-support/
  43. But is there a better one?
  44. Best answer
    Midightsimmer14 said:
    But is there a better one?


    The Tri-X is one of the better out there
  45. The 500R and the R4 are both great cases, but why did you change your PSU, the first one was better, even though it wasn't modular. And the Tri-X is probably the best one there is.
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