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August 11, 2014 3:51:53 PM

I'm going to attempt to build my own PC. Attempt being the key word. I've chosen some good components, but I'm not sure about all of them. Could someone way more knowledgeable than me take a gander? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jmthaw/saved/sRVmP6

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August 11, 2014 4:50:47 PM

Is it for gaming or rendering/editing? It's a very good rendering computer but could be better for gaming. Only need 8gb RAM, i5-4690k and put that money towards a better GPU. Also don't get a CX PSU regardless as they have cheap capacitors. XFX usually have good cheap PSU's.
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August 24, 2014 2:04:14 AM

this build is recommended, cheaper and much better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H90 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master COSMOS SE ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($66.66 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($128.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Intel 7260HMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1585.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-24 05:08 EDT-0400
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a b 4 Gaming
August 24, 2014 2:27:02 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.30 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($489.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1419.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-24 05:26 EDT-0400

You could also use a R9 290 to make it cheaper.
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August 24, 2014 2:50:38 AM

if you want better graphics, than the GTX 770, then this the partlist for you: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sL3GhM
Things changed (as compared to my above partlist): Changed the CPU cooler to a cheaper liquid one, cheaper RAM (2133MHZ 8-CAS 8 GB instead of the 2133MHZ 9-CAS 16GB RAM), better graphics, cheaper WLAN card. :) 
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