$1000 build for light use


Is there anything stupidly wrong I have done with this build? I am hoping to buy it next week and just wondered if I could have a second opinion on my choice of parts. I will not be OC and I will only us the PC for light video editing and gaming as well as the usual browsing tasks.

Thanks for any comments

Squizzer :)
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  1. What about posting the build? ^^
  2. Wrong link, you have the permalink at the top on the left.
  3. squizzer said:

    That link only works for you because it's saved in the cookies. You have to copy the little permalink that's an alphanumeric sequence. It shows all your parts.

    There's also a way to export it as forum code, which works here if you just paste it and it gives the names and links to everything in your parts list.
  4. Utter rookie....

    Does that work?
  5. that psu is WAYY too A. Unreliable and B. low wattage.

    You'll need something like this

    And why get a wifi adapter?
  6. Thanks,

    WiFi adapter because I don't have an Ethernet port in my room....

    I guess I was skimping on the PSU.....

    Thanks squizzer
  7. For $15 dollars more you might as well get the i5 4690k. I realize you are not overclocking but its already clocked higher at stock speeds and has the potential to overclock for only $15 extra. Also if your not overclocking the stock cooler will be just fine.

    if you plan on gaming heavily it would be better to get the WD caviar blue drive and put the extra money toward a 770 for $70 more.
  8. Best answer
    First of all, you might as well go for a 4590 and save more money without losing any real performance, especially for your use. You don't need to get a cooler, the stock one is just fine for the CPU. If you want something quieter, go for a hyper 212 evo, but don't put money towards a very cheap cooler, that won't do much better than the stock cooler. Go for a seagate barracuda drive, it's faster than the Caviar Blue, cheaper, and you don't need the Black drive. Go for the PSU posted above, or an XFX 550W bronze if you want something cheaper (Also built by seasonic, great power supply). For about $10 more you can get a wireless AC adapter, so you won't have to upgrade later. If you are only using the computer for light gaming, don't get anything more than the 760, and put the money towards an SSD for a snappier overall experience. (Faster boot times, programs launch almost instantly etc.)
  9. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($198.95 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.95 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Intel 7260HMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($47.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1019.71
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-06 05:52 EDT-0400
    There you go, I made the changes posted above, and actually used an r9 280, as it's faster and cheaper than the gtx 760. The asrock h97 pro4 motherboard is also good and $10 cheaper, if you want to go with that.
  10. Here you have a different option:

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.24 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($294.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.94 @ OutletPC)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
    Total: $1028.10
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-06 06:01 EDT-0400

    I removed the SSD, because that can be added later on with no problems.
    I`d rather add the SSD later, than skimp on the CPU and GPU.
  11. I agree, that would also be my personal choice. But for the OP's needs, the more powerful graphics card isn't needed, and neither is the more powerful processor. So I think that investing in the SSD, is the better choice for the OP.
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