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I am giving the PC in my sig to my mother and it will only be used for internet and microsoft office so I'm going to take out the video card, CPU fan, and PSU. I'll use the 650W PSU for this new build and buy a smaller one for the old computer. Dunno what will happen with the 4870. I'll remove the CPU fan[$20 cooler master] and replace it with the stock version. I'm hoping this won't cause any problems; the computer used to crash with the stock fan installed so I may just need to buy another fan.

I'm looking for a build (for gaming) that is around 1k. I have a monitor and all other peripherals. I do need a new headset though but that wouldn't contribute to the cost of this build.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
--I live near a microcenter so I can buy these there and they look p. cool. The mobo is $200 elsewhere.
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.35 @ Amazon)
--Can't imagine needing more than 8GB so this should be good.
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ NCIX US)
--I definitely want one of these drives, either ~120 or ~250, not entirely sure yet.
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
--I want >1TB, this seems nice.
GPU: I have no idea what to get here
PSU: As mentioned above i only will need a <400W(?) PSU
OS: Have it, might also try linux
Case: I have yet to look at a case yet. I'll probably get a very similar case to what is in my sig as I like the aluminium and hate LEDs on my case. I had to disconnect the only one on this case because it was way way to bright when I was trying to sleep.
Disc Drive: I'll probably buy one of these at fry's/micro center

Total: $611.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 21:02 EDT-0400)

I think I covered everything above, thanks for the help.

Edit: Forgot to change the title :x
post #2 of 9
Memory and SSD look good. Processor is also fine and motherboard is quite adequate. thumb.gif

For the graphics card, might I suggest the Nvidia GTX 770? I'm sure you can get it for cheap at Microcenter. You'll be maxing out any game you like with that and getting well over 80FPS.

As for your PSU, I think 400w might be a bit too low. Why not get something between 500-600w, not only to be safe, but to also give you some headroom. 550w for example would be fine imo.
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I switched out the RAM to something just as good but less expensive, changed to a smaller SSD to allow for more GPU budget. The WD Blue is a steal right now, good choice. The Capstone PSU that I listed is a steal for the quality and it is semi modular. My PC is currently in a 200R and it is a great inexpensive case that cools my components just as well as my HAF 912 (same fan set up's in each one). Good choice on MoBo and CPU for sure. For the GPU I went with the 7950, it can be OC'ed real well and the Sapphire cards stay cool.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($259.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $905.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 21:43 EDT-0400)

Hope this helps. Cheers.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengance LP (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengance LP (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
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I switched out the RAM to something just as good but less expensive, changed to a smaller SSD to allow for more GPU budget. The WD Blue is a steal right now, good choice. The Capstone PSU that I listed is a steal for the quality and it is semi modular. My PC is currently in a 200R and it is a great inexpensive case that cools my components just as well as my HAF 912 (same fan set up's in each one). Good choice on MoBo and CPU for sure. For the GPU I went with the 7950, it can be OC'ed real well and the Sapphire cards stay cool.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($259.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $905.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 21:43 EDT-0400)

Hope this helps. Cheers.
I could change 2 things
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF $59.99 Save: $10.00 (14%) $49.99 after $10.00 rebate card.
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 2133 cas 9 $77.99
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Thank you for the input, I will take another look tomorrow.
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Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl - $77 @ Newegg.com
Mobo: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 - $199.99 @ Microcenter
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K - $134.99 @ Microcenter
HSF: Thermalright CoGage True Spirit - $36.99 @ Frozencpu.com
Ram: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB DDR3 2400 - $66.30 @ Newegg.com
SSD: SanDisk Extreme SSD 120 GB - $107.89 @ Amazon.com
PSU: SeaSonic G Series 550W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular PSU - $79.99 @ Amazon.com
GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 3GB - $354.99 @ Newegg.com

Total: $1058.14

Nice compact case with decent cooling options, and can fit an AIO watercooler in the future if you want. Swapped the Gigabyte board with an ASRock Extreme6 instead because I believe it provides more features, and is more user friendly for overclocking. Although Gigabyte did redo their UEFI. Gave you a solid cooler that should be good for a 4.6GHz overclock. Bumped up the ram to some G.Skill Ares 2400MHz memory because it's cheaper than the Vengeance and far superior in frequency. Since you were unsure of your SSD situation, I thought I'd include a Sandisk Extreme in there because right now they are $107 on Amazon.com with Free Shipping. The Sandisk Extreme is as fast as the Samsung 840 Pro except costs much less. Since you weren't sure of your PSU or requirements, I'd thought I'd include a Seasonic G Series. Which costs $80 on Amazon, is Modular and Gold Certified. 550 Watts should be plenty. Finally, I threw in a Sapphire HD 7970. It's a solid deal for $350 and after overclocked it should be able to max out just about any game at 1080p.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($305.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $999.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-09 21:27 EDT-0400)

So this is where I'm at. I'm not sure about what ram to get, this current ram runs at 1.65V and the recommended max for the CPU is 1.5V. How much of a problem is this?
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Originally Posted by Jebus_Chris View Post

CPU:

So this is where I'm at. I'm not sure about what ram to get, this current ram runs at 1.65V and the recommended max for the CPU is 1.5V. How much of a problem is this?

That's how Intel does its recommended specifications, it doesn't mean Haswell doesn't support memory over 1600MHz or above 1.5v. The UD4H supports up to 3000MHz memory. Most of that memory is going to have to run at 1.65v. You will be able to run 1.65v memory all day no problem. Intel just officially lists it as 1600MHz and 1.5v, unofficially it supports up to 3000MHz and up to 1.65v.

Your updated build looks solid, except I would really consider the SanDisk Extreme. If you are skeptical take a look at reviews and benchmarks. It's as fast as the 840 Pro and just as reliable.
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I took a look and you are certainly right about the SSD [link]. I'm going to go ahead with that SSD.
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