Best bang for buck? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-15-2015, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
PC_Caveman's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Hawstrilia
Posts: 257
Default Best bang for buck?

Im looking to upgrade my CPU/motherboard and am pretty sure the Corei5 is my best option but unsure the best value for my money. Im also looking to get a SSD and new CPU fan.
Just from browsing newegg i made a quick wishlist and am looking for feedback.

CPU - Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell Quad-Core 3.4GHz
MoBo - ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer
HDD - SAMSUNG 850 EVO-Series MZ-75E250B/AM 2.5" 250GB SATA III 3-D
CPU fan - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan

Trying to keep my budget under $600 including shipping/tax. Any help is always appreciated!

-There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who understand binary
and those who don't.
PC_Caveman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Dauntae's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 1,817
Default Re: Best bang for buck?

Looks good so far, I have a ASUS Z87 but same CPU and SSD (Well the 840 but the 850 wasn't out yet when I got it) and there great, still using stock fan though I only have tried the mild OC that's set up in the Bios but have had NO heat issues so unless you plan to really OC I'd skip the fan now until you find you need it.


New system
NZXT Tempest 410 - I5-4670K - Asus Z87-Plus - SeaSonic SS-750KM3 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular PS
GPU MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G - CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB 1600 (2x8gig) - SAMSUNG 840 EVO 250 -Seagate Barracuda 3-TB

Antec 200 - I7-920 - ASUS P6T - Corsair TX650 it's old but still kicking like a mule
2-EVGA GTX 470 in SLI- ocz vertex 3 SSD 128 gig
Seagate Barracuda 1-TB - OCZ DDR3-1600 12 gigs 3x2
Keeps Me Happy :lol:

If I've been helpful, Please rep me
Dauntae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 10:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
Build Guru
PP Mguire's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 28,960
Default Re: Best bang for buck?

Get the 4690k instead, and don't buy that board. Get the Extreme 4 or 6 instead.
"Resolution is just a number." #Ubisoft
Origin/Steam = PP_Mguire Twitch = pp_mguire Instagram = ppmguire PSN = PP_Mguire

Access to my Plex PM me.
PP Mguire is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cooling products - best bang for buck chevytrucknut New Systems | Building and Buying 9 12-03-2005 09:07 AM
best bang for the buck soulafien New Systems | Building and Buying 22 11-08-2005 06:06 PM
best bang-for-your-buck components angryOGG Overclocking and Modding 29 07-15-2005 10:38 AM
Best bang for buck DVD-R? jdmhotness Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 17 07-10-2005 10:43 AM
Best bang for buck DVD+R? gsteg Computer Audio and Multimedia 2 01-24-2005 07:55 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.