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Old 01-22-2015, 02:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a PC for first time in 5 years need some advice Please help

Hi, I am building a Gaming PC my Budget is $1200,

My parts so far are

CASE: NZXT Technologies H440 Mid Tower Chassis Cases,
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K,
MB: Z87-GD65 GAMING by MSI,
GPU: PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 970 4GB GDDR5,
RAM: Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3,
PSU: Corsair CX Series 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80,
HDD: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM,
SSD: I am re using my current SSD,
CPU COOLING: Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H100i.

So far the overall cost is $1,148.10


Is there anything you would change about the build?
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You should see if you could find a Z97 board, A few newer options the Z87 doesn't have but both will work well. If you post links to the ones your looking at we can price compare and find some good deals and possibly save you a little money. But the build looks good. I would personally go Seasonic for the PS, Corsair used to have Seasonic make there better lines of PS but they switched to a different maker for them, Still very good but I think Seasonic is better IMHO and recommend them for all the builds I do now for people.
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Change the budget PSU out with an RM/HXi Corsair or a Seasonic. You don't need 750w.

+1 to Z97 board.
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