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I want to build a small gaming PC and i'd like your feedback on it.

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May 9, 2014 5:08:10 PM

I have had to put up with an awful computer for a while now and i think it's time to build a powerful Micro Atx one.

This is what i've come up with.

Cpu: i5 4670k

Motherboard: ASUS Gryphon Z87 Motherboard

Case: Silverstone SG09 Black Case USB 3.0

Memory: G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

Cpu cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

Storage+SSD: WD Blue 1TB+ Samsung 840 Evo 120 Gb

Gpu: MSI Radeon R9 290 Gaming 4GB

Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 24in LED Gaming Monitor

Psu:FSP Aurum Series 650W 80 PLUS Gold Modular

That's about all.

Final price: $1726 AUD

So, what do you guys think?

Will it tackle games like Battlefield 4 On ultra graphics?

Would you guys change anything?

I appreciate the help.

I will be overclocking.


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May 9, 2014 5:10:14 PM

Heat may be an issue. Do you want to overclock or do you intend to.
May 9, 2014 5:12:48 PM

Yeah, i do. The 212 Evo should do fine to cool the cpu. And the Sg09 case fans should keep the components nice and cool.
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May 9, 2014 5:15:21 PM

Looks like a good build. Though it is on the more expensive side though.
You can get better than a R9 290 and a i5 4670K for $1726 AUD, which is 1614 USD, but I can't give you a different build because I don't know the prices of things in Australia, and I'm guessing the parts are way more expensive.
May 9, 2014 5:24:00 PM

Yeah, i feel we get a bit shafted for prices here. But this is as good as i can get while staying under my $1750 budget.
a b 4 Gaming
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May 9, 2014 8:15:32 PM

I built your build in Australia, I'm missing the Case and the Cooler price though, so you will have to buy that locally.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($509.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Silverstone SG09B (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($199.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1578.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-10 13:13 EST+1000)

It's only $1578, with room for the OS and maybe some extras.
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