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Old 11-07-2014, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Review my build! ~$1200 Gaming and Audio Recording Computer

Hello everybody.

I have done some research and slightly altered a previous build somebody has suggested for me. I am pretty confident in all of my choices, but here are a few things I'd like to make sure are taken care of:

- Able to use a firewire card for audio recording. I have found one here and have no background info on how this thing goes into my build.

- I want it to run relatively quiet. I've heard good things from this case, and it says it has good noise reduction. Any concern here or other suggestions?

- Is there anything overkill? The graphics card is quite expensive and I am only going to be using 1920x1080p resolution, ALTHOUGH I do want to basically be maxing settings out. I do not want to settle, but I don't want to be paying for power I can't utilize.

- Any little tweaks to help lower the cost a bit? I don't really want to downgrade anything per se, but like mentioned before about the graphics card, I don't want to be wasting money.

Thanks for any responses! I really do appreciate any and all feedback as a first time builder!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.93 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout with Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($139.98 @ Amazon)
Other: Firewire Card ($19.99)
Total: $1192.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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