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July 31, 2014 9:19:05 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/V9YvdC
Its for gaming on high/ultra

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July 31, 2014 9:26:55 AM

Looks fine, only thing I'd change is getting a Gigabyte Gaming-5 board but that's personal preference.
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July 31, 2014 9:27:01 AM

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.
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July 31, 2014 9:27:27 AM

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
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July 31, 2014 9:28:17 AM

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.
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July 31, 2014 9:29:28 AM

I know about the issue :)  and no overclocking for me, but whats wrong with the Motherboard
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July 31, 2014 9:30:30 AM

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.
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July 31, 2014 9:31:15 AM

Midightsimmer14 said:
I know about the issue :)  and no overclocking for me, but whats wrong with the Motherboard


Nothing people just have personal preferences.
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July 31, 2014 9:34:51 AM

I heard barracuda sucks :p  and everything else is good :) 
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July 31, 2014 9:38:13 AM

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
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July 31, 2014 9:39:19 AM

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
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July 31, 2014 9:41:48 AM

I'm sorry for being so picky i want it to be perfect, i wont be changing it for a while
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July 31, 2014 9:42:57 AM

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.
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July 31, 2014 9:44:37 AM

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-su... (getting a 9.8 score from jonnyguru)
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July 31, 2014 9:49:00 AM

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
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July 31, 2014 9:57:56 AM

I've never had a problem with mail-in rebates, but I understand why some people might not like to try it.
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July 31, 2014 10:06:17 AM

The link isn't working , you should save the list and then post the link otherwise it will display our latest builds not yours
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July 31, 2014 10:06:29 AM

The link you gave us isn't working.
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July 31, 2014 10:14:41 AM

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.
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July 31, 2014 10:19:49 AM

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
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July 31, 2014 10:23:21 AM

Midightsimmer14 said:
I'm not a He ._.


Ohh then my bad
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July 31, 2014 10:24:51 AM

......Anyways.... Anything else :) 
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July 31, 2014 10:27:31 AM

Nothing I would change, if you implemented what was said above.
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July 31, 2014 10:28:47 AM

I changed it dont worry :)  Yay It looks good
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July 31, 2014 10:30:45 AM

Good luck with your build then, and have fun building it. :) 
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July 31, 2014 10:31:14 AM

You have no need for a full tower case. It will be HUGE and loud.
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July 31, 2014 10:33:53 AM

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)
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July 31, 2014 10:35:33 AM

Im fine with the size i have room :) 
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July 31, 2014 10:36:09 AM

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.
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July 31, 2014 10:37:58 AM

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?
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July 31, 2014 10:38:47 AM

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.
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July 31, 2014 10:41:40 AM

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.
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July 31, 2014 10:43:07 AM

Midightsimmer14 said:
Then which case?


Have a look at the Corsair 500r. GREAT case for this build.
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July 31, 2014 10:47:11 AM

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/micr...
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July 31, 2014 10:47:44 AM

But is there a better one?
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July 31, 2014 10:48:39 AM

Midightsimmer14 said:
But is there a better one?


The Tri-X is one of the better out there
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July 31, 2014 10:48:53 AM

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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