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first gaming build need feedback please

just wanted some input before i buy the parts this will be for gaming and lite video editing

CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V
Case Thermaltake VL800P1W2N (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply Corsair 600W ATX12V
Optical Drive Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
Monitor AOC e2752Vh 27.0"
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  1. I suggest going with a better power supply such as this=
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii620bronze
    And also a caviar black isn't going to be a lot better than a regular 1tb caviar blue or seagate barracuda hdd.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex
    And I really suggest going for a better case.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-ca1b500m1wn00
    And if you want to save some money go for the hyper 212 instead of the sediom
  2. Looks great, with the exception of the power supply. Ykki suggested the very best PSU available right now for only $55. That is just a great bargain for a 620w Seasonic PSU!

    Switch that out, and you are good to go.
  3. SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

    is this the one you are talking about?
    the case was more on the lines of looks then anything else
  4. Quote:
    SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

    Yes.

    Quote:
    the case was more on the lines of looks then anything else

    I really recommend going for a better case if you can afford it.
    Another bad-ass option for a case=
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc912kkn1
  5. DDR3-2133 is the same price or within $2-3 of 1600

    -The Phanteks PH0TC14-PE will cool better than the Cooler master

    -The Caviar Black is costing you $75 and delivers 6.34 MB/s ..... The Seagate SSHD is $5 more but is 50% faster at 9.76 MB's. If used as aboot driver, it boots in 16.5 seconds compared to an SSD's 15.6. But on a gaming storage drives, it automatically moves the files for the game you are currently playing to the fastest part of the drive (built in SSD). As a result performance in game leading is on par with the SSD

    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hdd-charts-2013/-17-PCMark-7-Gaming,2915.html

    1st place Seagate SSHD
    18th place WD Black
    73rd place WD Blue

    -Avoid any Corsair PSU model with a C in the model name. Seasonic S12 on a budget, M12 in the middle and X series if going all out. EVGA G2 is on top of their line stepping down to the B2.... The new B1 isn't bad at all and is their budget offering.
  6. im looking for the drive but cant find one is it the hybrid? could you post a link if you dont mind
    and would i still need the 2nd hd? i was gonna use one for windows and a few games but if i only need the hybrid could i then get say a 2tb and be done with the 2nd all together
  7. Go to a site like newegg, type in SSHD in the search bar

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=SSHD&N=-1&isNodeId=1

    And yes.... we did on site testing for my office and for the field engineers used two laptops .... one was SSD + HD .... one was SSHD...... in the course of a year, no one was able to tell which was which without looking in eplorer or disk manager.
  8. What is your maximum budget for this build?
  9. im not trying to go higher then 1400 right now if i need to add more later down the road i will but for now 1400 max
  10. This is what I would get.
    PSU: I would gtx 750w to support sli in the future.
    Cooler: i see no benefit in the seidon against the 212 evo.
    Case: the define r4 is the best case under 100 dollars imo.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yQyghM
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yQyghM/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.88 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.75 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($344.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($96.98 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.75 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC e2752Vh 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Best Buy)
    Total: $1262.25
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-13 16:26 EST-0500

    This is what I would upgrade in the future, in order of preference:
    GPU: add another gtx 970
    Cooler: Corsair h80i or h100i for big overclocking.
    SSD: add another one of the same brand and model and do raid 0.
    Ram: add another 8gb ram of the same brand and model.
  11. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZY8Qgs
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZY8Qgs/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.88 @ OutletPC)
    Consensus best bang for the buck CPU

    Motherboard: MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($145.95 @ SuperBiiz)
    Nest best thing is the Asus Hero ar $209

    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
    2133 over 1600 is a no brainer

    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($123.87 @ OutletPC)

    Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($101.04 @ OutletPC)
    Toasts the WD Black w/ 50 % more speed and twice the capacity

    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($344.99 @ Amazon)

    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Case of the Year Award Winner 2014

    Power Supply: EVGA 750W G2 Premium Quality 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)

    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.75 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1231.46
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-14 08:05 EST-0500

    CPU Cooler - Swiftech H240-X $124.82
    Toasts any CLC on the market.... All copper, 9C cooler and less than 1/4 as loud as the Aluminum Rad H100i

    http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=102715&vpn=H240-X&manufacture=Swiftech

    Total $1356

    I went with the G2 because it's a premium line with high quality components and 10 year warranty, suitable for extreme overclocking. $10 more will get ya the 850 watter if going all out crazy on twin GFX card OCs (future SLI upgrade) and CPU OC's. Can save $60 or so going with the B2 (5 year warranty) if not looking for the highest OC's

    Add $4o if ya want the Asus Blue Ray Reader .... $1406.
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