How are all these parts in terms of compatability?
How about dimensions? Would the case which is mini ATX be able to fit all these components? eg. will the GPU be too long?
Does a Seasonic 550W provide sufficient power for this build?
I already have a monitor (Compaq s2321a) how would it do in terms of running games 1080p, 60fps?
I'm open for suggestions of changing parts (as long as its within $1400), please leave reasons as to why. Also since I'm from Australia I use this website to compare prices http://www.staticice.com.au/ for those who may need it.
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they're compatible, though i'd be careful & expect the worst. that i5-4590, i'm guessing, should be a Haswell refresh, which MAY require a BIOS update on some old chipset motherboards, like the B85, for it to run. true, they should come with the latest BIOS, but sometimes people can get unlucky. if you can, confirm with the retailer if their board comes with BIOS P1.90 pre-installed on that B85 board, or at least update it for you, before ordering; http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B85M%20Pro4/?cat=CPU
if i recall, the Silencio 352 came with a removable top HDD bay. that should offer some room for the GPU, & i doubt that GPU is 13-14" long. no worries there.
personally, the R9 290 is more meant for gaming at 1440p. a 290 for 1080p, 60hz feels like overkill for me, but hey, if you can afford it, why not? it should max out a majority of games, save for probably the badly optimized & maybe future Crysis3-tier graphically intensive games.
some parts change consideration:
- i5-4440. you lose 0.2-0.4ghz, & while it does result in a lower performance, in most games, you're not going to notice it. SCII is about the only game i can think of which will see a noticeable decrease.
- if you much prefer to save some cash & are willing to compromise with the graphics settings, consider a 770 or 280X. just a consideration, so you really don't have to, though.
- if you much prefer to save in the short term than the long term via saved electricity bills, consider a Bronze rated PSU. use this for consultation; https://community.newegg.com/eggxpert/computer_hardware...
- think real carefully if you really need a BD drive. often times i hear people get one & haven't used it much.