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What do you think of this pc build?

by moko13 / August 8, 2015 12:39 AM PDT

Hey guys, so I'm building a new PC and just wanted to run the parts I've chosen by you guys to see what your opinions are and if you would advise I change anything. I'm going to be using the PC mostly for gaming, video and audio editing, and some 3 modelling.

Here are the parts:
Intel Core i5-4690K
MSI GTX 970 4G
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB ssd
1 TB hdd
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB
NZXT Phantom 410 case

The total cost turns out to be $1100. Let me know what you think. Thanks!

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by moko13 / August 8, 2015 8:03 AM PDT

Changed some of the parts and made it more specific:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($237.99)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.99)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.99)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Savage 1866MHz CL9 ($94.99)
Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($78.99)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.99)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card ($324.98) OR MSI GTX 970 (Same Price)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99)
Total: $1022.90
My budget is around $1000, the highest I would go up is $1100.

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Both can game at 1080p
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2015 9:23 AM PDT
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But the sleeve bearing is something of a value item. Just check it in a year to see if it's worn out or slow. There is plenty on the web about this so I won't carry on.

Great move to the SSD size. I've lost track and gone deaf on folk complaining about 120GB SSDs. You will have to work to keep it clean. Too much work. I want to use my PC.

As to the GPU, I'd hit reviews and compare framerates on hopefully my game.

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