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Old 03-08-2014, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First build in years!

Hi! I'm building a PC for my cousin, but I have no idea about new hardware, so I thought I'd drop by for some recommendations.

The build I'm looking at for him currently is;

MoBo: Asrock X79-Extreme4
Chassis: Thermaltake Versa H22 with 500W "Silent" PSU
CPU: i7-4820k LGA2011 3.7Ghz/10mb L2
SSD: 60GB Kingston V300
HDD: 2TB Seagate 7200rpm 64mb Barracuda
RAM: 2x 4GB Kingston DDR3 1600Mhz
OS: Windows 8 (should probably use W7 though)

He wants to use it for gaming; presumably Dota 2, LOL and BF4.
His budget is $1500 AUD, but can play around a bit.
Don't need peripherals, just the tower.

Is this all fine so far or are there obvious improvements I am missing?

EDIT: I'll probably get everything from here -->

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Old 03-08-2014, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yea, ditch the X79 platform. Get him an ASRock Extreme4 Z87 instead and an i5 4670k.

Rest looks good, except I would get at the minimum a 120GB SSD, and a Samsung EVO at that.
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