Hey guys, I am building my first gaming desktop and I need your help!

Ok first of all this is my build

1X Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite black ATX Mid Tower for $106.00

1X Cooler Master R4-SXNP-20FK-A1 Sickle flow X 12cm (Non-LED) for $8.00

1X Antec HCG-620 620W 80 Plus BRONZE PSU for $89.00

1X Intel Core 3.2GHz i5-4460- 6M/LGA1150 Original Boxed for $194 00

1X MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (DDR3) (LGA1150) for $168.00

1X Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 Desktop Memory Mode HX316C10F/8 for $77.00

1X Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) for $143.00

1X Seagate 2TB ST2000DM001 7200RPM S-ATA III 64MB internal HDD for desktop for $90.00

1X MSI N770 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 770 2GB DDR5 Gaming Twinfrozr PCIe for $375.00
OR
1X MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 (probably the 970)

1X LG GH24NS95-24X DVDRW - Dual Layer SATA for $23.00

I feel like there's something missing or incompatible, mostly the PSU.
Since I dont have much experience with building a desktop I was hoping if someone might take a look at the components and help me. Thanks alot in advance
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  1. Hello, why are you spending so much on a motherboard for an i3 that can't overclock? you could get a cheaper motherboard if you want to use that CPU.

    otherwise looks really good.
  2. put a budget ..and i will build a lot better one for you
  3. AshyCFC said:
    Hello, why are you spending so much on a motherboard for an i3 that can't overclock? you could get a cheaper motherboard if you want to use that CPU.

    otherwise looks really good.


    Its an i5 and believe it or not it is one of the cheapest in that store haha, everything else is more expensive or if its cheaper it is really crappy so decided on the compromise. Well thanks for the reply bud, psu looks good too?
  4. Hello
    Most parts are oversized .... :
    - Get an H97 board at 90/100$
    - A GTX 970 from EVGA, MSI ....
    - A cheaper case (like the NZXT S340)
    - An Antec HCG 520W
    - A Crucial MX100 256 GB
    - A CPU Cooler four your ears :p
  5. badboyrog2 said:
    put a budget ..and i will build a lot better one for you


    Budget is between 1400 and 1500$, and those parts with 10% tax will become between that range, problem is that im buying them from the cheapest shop in the country and they dont have all the available parts that i wanted to choose probably some of the best available withing my budget
  6. hawke1442 said:
    AshyCFC said:
    Hello, why are you spending so much on a motherboard for an i3 that can't overclock? you could get a cheaper motherboard if you want to use that CPU.

    otherwise looks really good.


    Its an i5 and believe it or not it is one of the cheapest in that store haha, everything else is more expensive or if its cheaper it is really crappy so decided on the compromise. Well thanks for the reply bud, psu looks good too?


    sorry I misread, I meant there's no point having a Z97 with aCPU that can't overclock, a H97 as suggested below is perfect.

    CPU cooler could help but not required.

    Case > personal preference

    MSI or ASUS GTX 970 > EVGA just as a note.
  7. Re-Hello :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Micro Center)
    CPU Cooler: Thermalright MACHO 120 REV.A 46.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($96.48 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.65 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card ($349.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.88 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($142.97 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1260.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-04 12:54 EST-0500
  8. The shop has limited products, none of the stated above are available except the MSI gpu, and the only h97 available for sale is actually more expensive than the msi z97 gaming 3 haha, thanks alot for the replies guys really appreciate it
  9. If this build is in US then the prices are overstated and you have much better options.

    No point in spending that much on a Z97 board with a locked CPU.

    Go for crucial m500 over a Kingston SSD.

    970 over 770 for sure

    Antec is a good brand, for that cost you should be able to find a Seasonic or XFX (probably even modular) for cheaper.
  10. where are you located/where are you buying from??
  11. mackswelll said:
    where are you located/where are you buying from??


    located and buying in Lebanon , thats why everything is more expensive
  12. hawke1442 said:
    mackswelll said:
    where are you located/where are you buying from??


    located and buying in Lebanon , thats why everything is more expensive


    I see I see, thats a tough one cus shipping from most of the main websites would be an arm and both legs. :(
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