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Sergeant_Gunface
  • 64 months ago

Hey, this will be my first gaming PC, I've built PCs for friends in the past and those have turned out well so decided to get my own. Right now I'm playing cs:go on a hp 2000 series laptop... My budget was originally $2000 but I decided to cut some of the cost off so I could get the parts quicker. Hopefully I have enough money saved by the summer since the prices on parts seem to drop drastically. Thanks for looking and giving feedback -Serg

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.75 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste $6.97 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $124.98 @ NCIX US
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $98.99 @ Amazon
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $61.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $329.00 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $24.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1253.53
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $1183.53
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-28 20:56 EST-0500

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  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello and welcome.

Imo there are a few inefficiencies in your build.

  • cpu cooler - Overkill unless you're planning to do an uber-oc (over 4.7ghz).
  • mobo - not much in terms of future upgreadability.
  • ram - 2133mhz c11 is very standard performance. The premium in price is not worth the performance over 1600mhz c9.
  • ssd - a bit too expensive also.
  • psu - no space for a future sli. Which makes that big case a bit of a waste imo.

I would recommend something like this. Was able to upgrade the gpu to the 1.22ghz version.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Thermal Compound Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste $6.97 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $146.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage OCZ ARC 100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $60.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card $369.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $105.98 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $24.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1232.65
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $1177.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-02 08:19 EST-0500
  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

A-Data Premier Pro SP900: Old design/controller.

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