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Final Call: Good to go or what would you change?

morganm
  • 65 months ago

Lots of good deals out there I want to pull the trigger on like... today =) Ordering that i5 right now for in-store pick up at Microcenter but the rest is up for adjustments.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/morganm/saved/P8wD4D

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $208.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $67.75 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $88.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ Vector 150 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $83.96 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $767.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-26 09:20 EST-0500

Comments

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

There are better cpu coolers for the price such as the phanteks one.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

You could tweak your build to either save a few bucks or get a more powerful GPU. If your not a major gamer then forget about it, but if you are (at this price range) you should be going with a more powerful GPU.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a gaming rig first and for most.

Guess I could spring for the R9 280

I'm not going to spend $200 on a GPU; just wont happen. I don't mind dropping another $50 if it gets me a significant performance boost but I gotta keep this cost somewhat in check ya know?

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get a Sapphire 280 for $160. Also 120Gb is not going to last long in a gaming rig, but if your set on going with a 120GB SSD you might want to think about a Samsung Evo. Same price and considered one of the best SSD's on the market.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I just updated my build to that Sapphire R9 280.

I did a stupid amount of research on SSDs... going to stick with the one I picked. Best performance for the price. Evo is a nice drive; don't get me wrong.

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

Boxes are arriving!

Holy guacamole the box for that Noctua cooler is massive... I don't know about this thing...

Haven't built a full PC from the ground up in over a decade. Lots of refurbs or upgrading but I think my last full build was a PII and K6-2. Kind of excited and nervous all at once =)

It's been hard to pull the trigger on a full build. I can get nice refurb desktops at a local place for a crazy good price, slap in a PSU, nice GPU, and rock out for a fraction of the cost.

Can't wait to fire this thing up!

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