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#271
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No reason to hold off, I don't expect price drops until Q1 2015 now.

No reason to hold off, I don't expect price drops until Q1 2015 now.
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#272
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.03 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($152.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($118.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $785.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-20 12:37 EDT-0400

How's this? Looking to keep it around $800-850

EDIT: I have a keyboard and mouse, the monitor is there to upgrade on the ancient VGA one I have now.

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QhbdJx]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QhbdJx/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i34150]Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor[/url] ($109.99 @ Amazon)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($33.03 @ Amazon)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97pro4]ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($99.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1333c9d3b1k28g]Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory[/url]
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42662kr]EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card[/url] ($152.98 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc912kkn1]Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($44.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-capstone450]Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply[/url] ($49.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas]Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($16.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700578]Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)[/url] ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gw2255]BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor[/url] ($118.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Total:[/b] $785.92
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-20 12:37 EDT-0400[/i]

How's this? Looking to keep it around $800-850

EDIT: I have a keyboard and mouse, the monitor is there to upgrade on the ancient VGA one I have now.
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#273
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pl3xPCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.03 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($152.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($118.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $785.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-20 12:37 EDT-0400

How's this? Looking to keep it around $800-850

EDIT: I have a keyboard and mouse, the monitor is there to upgrade on the ancient VGA one I have now.

-Firstly the ram is unpriced, so that is going to affect your budget.
-CPU is great for the price unless you want to get an AMD processor and mother board to save more money that could go towards your graphics card.
-The GPU is already old and therefore not idea at all. I would recommend the MSI 760 Twin frozr, it is only $30 more, however the 960 is just around the corner so if you can wait you would get vastly better performance for only a fraction of the price more.
-The case is not my cup of tea however cases are subjective so yeah.
-Monitor has a slowish response time compared to other monitors on the market. Are you interested in 120/144hz?

Other than that you have a good basis for a build.

[quote=pl3x][url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QhbdJx]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QhbdJx/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i34150]Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor[/url] ($109.99 @ Amazon)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($33.03 @ Amazon)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97pro4]ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($99.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1333c9d3b1k28g]Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory[/url]
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42662kr]EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card[/url] ($152.98 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc912kkn1]Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($44.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-capstone450]Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply[/url] ($49.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas]Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($16.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700578]Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)[/url] ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gw2255]BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor[/url] ($118.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Total:[/b] $785.92
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-20 12:37 EDT-0400[/i]

How's this? Looking to keep it around $800-850

EDIT: I have a keyboard and mouse, the monitor is there to upgrade on the ancient VGA one I have now.[/quote]

-Firstly the ram is unpriced, so that is going to affect your budget.
-CPU is great for the price unless you want to get an AMD processor and mother board to save more money that could go towards your graphics card.
-The GPU is already old and therefore not idea at all. I would recommend the MSI 760 Twin frozr, it is only $30 more, however the 960 is just around the corner so if you can wait you would get vastly better performance for only a fraction of the price more.
-The case is not my cup of tea however cases are subjective so yeah.
-Monitor has a slowish response time compared to other monitors on the market. Are you interested in 120/144hz?

Other than that you have a good basis for a build.
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#274
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HAWTHORNEpl3xbuild stuff
-Firstly the ram is unpriced, so that is going to affect your budget.
-CPU is great for the price unless you want to get an AMD processor and mother board to save more money that could go towards your graphics card.
-The GPU is already old and therefore not idea at all. I would recommend the MSI 760 Twin frozr, it is only $30 more, however the 960 is just around the corner so if you can wait you would get vastly better performance for only a fraction of the price more.
-The case is not my cup of tea however cases are subjective so yeah.
-Monitor has a slowish response time compared to other monitors on the market. Are you interested in 120/144hz?

Other than that you have a good basis for a build.

The RAM wasn't unpriced originally, I think it went unpriced at some point and I saw a lesser price, which is probably why I thought it would be acceptable to include the monitor.

I'll look into a different mobo and CPU, I was already leaning towards AMD.

When do you think the 960 is billed to arrive? I'm looking to buy most of the parts at around christmas. EDIT Q1 2015 :(

I'll look at my case options again :) I actually don't like this one that much either.

Not unless I can get a similar price, I can deal with a lower hertz one if I can't get one for that cheap.

[quote=HAWTHORNE][quote=pl3x]build stuff[/quote]

-Firstly the ram is unpriced, so that is going to affect your budget.
-CPU is great for the price unless you want to get an AMD processor and mother board to save more money that could go towards your graphics card.
-The GPU is already old and therefore not idea at all. I would recommend the MSI 760 Twin frozr, it is only $30 more, however the 960 is just around the corner so if you can wait you would get vastly better performance for only a fraction of the price more.
-The case is not my cup of tea however cases are subjective so yeah.
-Monitor has a slowish response time compared to other monitors on the market. Are you interested in 120/144hz?

Other than that you have a good basis for a build.[/quote]

The RAM wasn't unpriced originally, I think it went unpriced at some point and I saw a lesser price, which is probably why I thought it would be acceptable to include the monitor.

I'll look into a different mobo and CPU, I was already leaning towards AMD.

When do you think the 960 is billed to arrive? I'm looking to buy most of the parts at around christmas. EDIT Q1 2015 :(

I'll look at my case options again :) I actually don't like this one that much either.

Not unless I can get a similar price, I can deal with a lower hertz one if I can't get one for that cheap.
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#275
1 Frags +

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/sbv76h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/sbv76h/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor
Total: $1598

Opinion on this build? Great for TF2?
I may use some slightly more intensive games with the GTX 760.
This is approximately my price range.

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/sbv76h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/sbv76h/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer
Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor
Total: $1598

Opinion on this build? Great for TF2?
I may use some slightly more intensive games with the GTX 760.
This is approximately my price range.
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#276
0 Frags +

yo what gtx 760 should I get ?

yo what gtx 760 should I get ?
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#277
1 Frags +
zanT_PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sbv76h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sbv76h/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($209.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($19.56 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($255.31 @ B&H)
Total: $1151.75

Opinion on this build? Great for TF2?
I may use some slightly more intensive games with the GTX 760.
This is approximately my price range.

Put au in front of the web address and you will get a more accurate price.

[quote=zanT_]PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sbv76h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sbv76h/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($209.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($19.56 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($255.31 @ B&H)
Total: $1151.75

Opinion on this build? Great for TF2?
I may use some slightly more intensive games with the GTX 760.
This is approximately my price range.[/quote]

Put au in front of the web address and you will get a more accurate price.
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#278
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Setsul
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($364.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: Team Xtreem LV 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($164.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($116.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $915.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-06 05:52 EDT-0400

Got this one all set up (+the 760). My first own build and it went pretty smoothly.

Thanks for all the help. :D

[quote=Setsul]

[url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/VjsZqs]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/VjsZqs/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74790k]Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($364.98 @ Newegg Canada)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87a]Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($104.99 @ Memory Express)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/team-memory-txd316g2400hc10qdc01]Team Xtreem LV 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory[/url] ($164.98 @ Newegg Canada)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct256mx100ssd1]Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] ($116.99 @ Amazon Canada)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-sgc2100kwn1]Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($99.99 @ Memory Express)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr]EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($63.98 @ Newegg Canada)
[b]Total:[/b] $915.91
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-06 05:52 EDT-0400[/i][/quote]
Got this one all set up (+the 760). My first own build and it went pretty smoothly.

Thanks for all the help. :D
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#279
2 Frags +

Sorry, I was a bit busy for the last few days.

#272
CPU: 3 Options:
1. If you're willing to overclock -> G3258 + Cooler (cheaper, same/better performance)
2. i3-4330 (+10$, +1MB L3 Cache)
3. i5-4430 (+50$, a lot more powerful, probably won't matter for anything but TF2 though)
Cooler: Not really needed for an i3
Mobo: Z97 just seems like a waste, B85 is enough.
RAM: fixed
HDD: fine
SSD: Either add one later or drop down the CPU and GPU again
GPU: 270X for 3$ more. Budget even allowed for a 280.
PSU: semi-modular, cheaper, otherwise the same.
Monitor: Why not IPS?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($127.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Apotop 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 280 3GB IceQ OC Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($94.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: LG 23MP55HQ-P 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $797.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-24 05:40 EDT-0400

#275
What exactly is your price range? 1150$ US, 1150$ AUS or 1600$ AUS?
Also I harbour great hatred for that PSU.

#278
Glad that I could help.

Sorry, I was a bit busy for the last few days.

#272
CPU: 3 Options:
1. If you're willing to overclock -> G3258 + Cooler (cheaper, same/better performance)
2. i3-4330 (+10$, +1MB L3 Cache)
3. i5-4430 (+50$, a lot more powerful, probably won't matter for anything but TF2 though)
Cooler: Not really needed for an i3
Mobo: Z97 just seems like a waste, B85 is enough.
RAM: fixed
HDD: fine
SSD: Either add one later or drop down the CPU and GPU again
GPU: 270X for 3$ more. Budget even allowed for a 280.
PSU: semi-modular, cheaper, otherwise the same.
Monitor: Why not IPS?

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xNHm7P]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xNHm7P/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i34330]Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor[/url] ($127.99 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-b85mpro4]ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($69.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/apotop-memory-u3a4gx216c9bb]Apotop 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($65.70 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h280qc3g2m]HIS Radeon R9 280 3GB IceQ OC Video Card[/url] ($169.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse200kkn1]Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cs450m]Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($29.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24f1st]Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($14.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700578]Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)[/url] ($94.99 @ B&H)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-monitor-23mp55hqp]LG 23MP55HQ-P 60Hz 23.0" Monitor[/url] ($124.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $797.60
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-24 05:40 EDT-0400[/i]


#275
What exactly is your price range? 1150$ US, 1150$ AUS or 1600$ AUS?
Also I harbour great hatred for that PSU.


#278
Glad that I could help.
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#280
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Setsuladvice

Thanks for all this, will definitely look into changing the GPU. I might want to get a lower power GPU and trade out for a higher power CPU, what would you recommend if I decided to do that?

[quote=Setsul]
advice
[/quote]

Thanks for all this, will definitely look into changing the GPU. I might want to get a lower power GPU and trade out for a higher power CPU, what would you recommend if I decided to do that?
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#281
2 Frags +

I'm assuming you mean power as on performance, not power consumption.
I really wouldn't recommend going below a 270X/760, especially with an even more powerful CPU, it's just going to bottleneck in everything but TF2.

i5+270X:
Not perfectly within budget, but I don't know when you'll order so it might change again until then. If need be dropping down a bit on the case/monitor, maybe PSU/mobo or a cheaper 270X should fix that easily.

Apparently the deal on the CS450M already ended, so I changed the PSU again.
The Capstone 450 would be perfectly fine, I choose the NEX 650W not so much for the wattage as for being fully modular at the same price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($181.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Apotop 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB DEVIL Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($94.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: LG 23MP55HQ-P 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $858.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-24 17:24 EDT-0400

I'm assuming you mean power as on performance, not power consumption.
I really wouldn't recommend going below a 270X/760, especially with an even more powerful CPU, it's just going to bottleneck in everything but TF2.

i5+270X:
Not perfectly within budget, but I don't know when you'll order so it might change again until then. If need be dropping down a bit on the case/monitor, maybe PSU/mobo or a cheaper 270X should fix that easily.

Apparently the deal on the CS450M already ended, so I changed the PSU again.
The Capstone 450 would be perfectly fine, I choose the NEX 650W not so much for the wattage as for being fully modular at the same price.

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kpDWK8]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kpDWK8/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54430]Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($181.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-b85mpro4]ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($69.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/apotop-memory-u3a4gx216c9bb]Apotop 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($72.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($53.95 @ Amazon)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr9270x2gbd5a2dhe]PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB DEVIL Video Card[/url] ($149.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse200kkn1]Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr]EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($49.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24f1st]Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($14.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700578]Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)[/url] ($94.99 @ B&H)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-monitor-23mp55hqp]LG 23MP55HQ-P 60Hz 23.0" Monitor[/url] ($124.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $858.85
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-24 17:24 EDT-0400[/i]
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#282
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thank u based setsul

I'll probably go with that, it seems within my reach. I'm probably going to order everything around christmas to get in on that sale goodness so everything should drop into reach by then.

thank u based setsul

I'll probably go with that, it seems within my reach. I'm probably going to order everything around christmas to get in on that sale goodness so everything should drop into reach by then.
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#283
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Just post again or send me a message less than a week before you buy it and I'll make an updated partlist with the current deals.

Just post again or send me a message less than a week before you buy it and I'll make an updated partlist with the current deals.
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#284
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Hi -

I know nothing about 1. Building computers 2. HTPCs. So hopefully that's clear from the start.

I'm looking to build a home threatre PC/server to manage my media and allow for playback. This build would:

- Play 1080p/surround sound media directly to my TV (TBD if I need an AppleTV or Roku or something)
- Stream media directly to my or my friends'/family's laptops or tablets (who may not be on my home network)
- Download/Upload/Manage torrents directly on this server
- Control my server with my Logitech Harmony One remote and no other peripherals (although I may get a keyboard and/or controller for other purposes, my hope is to use just the remote for playing videos, etc.)
- Keep noise and heat low; this server will sit in my living room right next to my TV
- Have a case that fits the following shelving dimensions: Width: 26.75", Depth: 16.25", Height: 13.5"
- If possible, have Netflix, Amazon Video, and HBO Go apps (either through AppleTV or Roku or something else)
- If possible, run emulators/roms onto my TV from this server
- If possible, connect a Blu Ray drive to this server somehow, again for TV/surround sound

I had someone on r/htpc help put the following together for me a few months back:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($231.91 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($53.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($168.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($168.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($168.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($168.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone GD08B (Black) HTPC Case ($151.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($42.27 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.94 @ OutletPC)
Other: IR Receiver

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-02 14:03 EST-0500

Thoughts? Anyone completed a similar build here?

Hi -

I know nothing about 1. Building computers 2. HTPCs. So hopefully that's clear from the start.

I'm looking to build a home threatre PC/server to manage my media and allow for playback. This build would:

- Play 1080p/surround sound media directly to my TV (TBD if I need an AppleTV or Roku or something)
- Stream media directly to my or my friends'/family's laptops or tablets (who may not be on my home network)
- Download/Upload/Manage torrents directly on this server
- Control my server with my Logitech Harmony One remote and no other peripherals (although I may get a keyboard and/or controller for other purposes, my hope is to use just the remote for playing videos, etc.)
- Keep noise and heat low; this server will sit in my living room right next to my TV
- Have a case that fits the following shelving dimensions: Width: 26.75", Depth: 16.25", Height: 13.5"
- If possible, have Netflix, Amazon Video, and HBO Go apps (either through AppleTV or Roku or something else)
- If possible, run emulators/roms onto my TV from this server
- If possible, connect a Blu Ray drive to this server somehow, again for TV/surround sound

I had someone on r/htpc help put the following together for me a few months back:

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YjmfmG]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YjmfmG/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k]Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($231.91 @ OutletPC)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhl9i]Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] ($46.99 @ Mwave)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g41pcmate]MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($53.00 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/a-data-memory-ax3u1600c4g9dr]A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($79.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-internal-hard-drive-ssd9sc120gmdfrb]PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] ($73.98 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd40efrx]Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($168.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd40efrx]Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($168.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd40efrx]Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($168.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd40efrx]Western Digital Red 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($168.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr7265wf2oc2gd]Gigabyte Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card[/url] ($159.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-sstgd08b]Silverstone GD08B (Black) HTPC Case[/url] ($151.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii520bronze]SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply[/url] ($65.98 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-uh12ns30]LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($42.27 @ TigerDirect)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-885370635003]Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($129.94 @ OutletPC)
[b]Other:[/b] IR Receiver

[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-02 14:03 EST-0500[/i]


Thoughts? Anyone completed a similar build here?
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#285
2 Frags +

#284
Budget?
CPU: 4670K is retarded, you can't overclock with such a small cooler and even a 50$ CPU would be enough.
Mobo: ATX mobo severly limits your case choices and takes up a lot of space.
RAM: Thought about ZFS? You might want ECC.
SSD: MX100 is probably better today, wasn't released back then so I can't blame the guy.
HDDs: fine
GPU: Hilarious overkill. A HD6450 a passively cooled 30W card for 30$ can handle the hardware acceleration for 1080p playback. No need for a 150W card for 160$. If you want to go overkill get a 750 or 750 Ti. Still overkill but cheaper and only 40W, even overclocked only 60W -> damn near silent.
Case: Seriously? 152$ for a HTPC case?
PSU: Non-modular PSUs in small cases are always fun.
OS: I see the point of the Pro version though I don't see the point of windows itself.

If HP Microservers weren't so expensive in the US I'd recommend that. Over here I can get one with 4GB ECC for 150€, +50€ for another 4GB, +100€ for GPU and ODD, that's <400€ for everything but the Storage. Small OS -> Flash Stick works fine, +420€ for the HDDs
-> ~800€ total

#284
Budget?
CPU: 4670K is retarded, you can't overclock with such a small cooler and even a 50$ CPU would be enough.
Mobo: ATX mobo severly limits your case choices and takes up a lot of space.
RAM: Thought about ZFS? You might want ECC.
SSD: MX100 is probably better today, wasn't released back then so I can't blame the guy.
HDDs: fine
GPU: Hilarious overkill. A HD6450 a passively cooled 30W card for 30$ can handle the hardware acceleration for 1080p playback. No need for a 150W card for 160$. If you want to go overkill get a 750 or 750 Ti. Still overkill but cheaper and only 40W, even overclocked only 60W -> damn near silent.
Case: Seriously? 152$ for a HTPC case?
PSU: Non-modular PSUs in small cases are always fun.
OS: I see the point of the Pro version though I don't see the point of windows itself.

If HP Microservers weren't so expensive in the US I'd recommend that. Over here I can get one with 4GB ECC for 150€, +50€ for another 4GB, +100€ for GPU and ODD, that's <400€ for everything but the Storage. Small OS -> Flash Stick works fine, +420€ for the HDDs
-> ~800€ total
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#286
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI H97 Guard-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($102.07 @ Mwave)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.68 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($164.30 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($39.34 @ Amazon)
Total: $1058.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-12 20:55 EST-0500

Anyone have any suggestions/opinions on how I could improve this (possibly make cheaper)?

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pLLqWZ]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pLLqWZ/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k]Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($214.29 @ Amazon)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-h97guardpro]MSI H97 Guard-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($102.07 @ Mwave)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1600c9]Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($84.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($53.68 @ Amazon)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx770dc2oc2gd5]Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card[/url] ($259.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r]Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive550]Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($59.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vn247hp]Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor[/url] ($164.30 @ Amazon)
[b]Wireless Network Adapter:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwdn4800]TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter[/url] ($39.34 @ Amazon)
[b]Total:[/b] $1058.62
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-12 20:55 EST-0500[/i]

Anyone have any suggestions/opinions on how I could improve this (possibly make cheaper)?
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#287
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JYhttp://pcpartpicker.com/p/pLLqWZ

Anyone have any suggestions/opinions on how I could improve this?

looks fine to me, although im not sure how the cooler or possibly psu will hold up if you overclock?

[quote=JY]http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pLLqWZ

Anyone have any suggestions/opinions on how I could improve this?[/quote]

looks fine to me, although im not sure how the cooler or possibly psu will hold up if you overclock?
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#288
1 Frags +
JYPCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI H97 Guard-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($102.07 @ Mwave)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.68 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($164.30 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($39.34 @ Amazon)
Total: $1058.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-12 20:55 EST-0500

Anyone have any suggestions/opinions on how I could improve this (possibly make cheaper)?

You can cheap out on the RAMs and get a Z97 for better overclocking.

[quote=JY][url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pLLqWZ]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pLLqWZ/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k]Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($214.29 @ Amazon)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-h97guardpro]MSI H97 Guard-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($102.07 @ Mwave)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cml8gx3m2a1600c9]Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($84.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($53.68 @ Amazon)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx770dc2oc2gd5]Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card[/url] ($259.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r]Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive550]Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($59.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vn247hp]Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor[/url] ($164.30 @ Amazon)
[b]Wireless Network Adapter:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwdn4800]TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter[/url] ($39.34 @ Amazon)
[b]Total:[/b] $1058.62
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-12 20:55 EST-0500[/i]

Anyone have any suggestions/opinions on how I could improve this (possibly make cheaper)?[/quote]


You can cheap out on the RAMs and get a Z97 for better overclocking.
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#289
3 Frags +

4690K and H97? Not sure if I like that.
Enermax ETS-T40-TB is cheaper than the 212 Evo right now and performs a lot better.
Forget Corsair RAM unless you like overpaying for useless heatspreaders. Overpriced and highest RMA rate.
280X is cheaper and performs at least the same if not better. Only applies if you're not using Linux/SteamOS obviously.
NEX 750W 20$ mail-in rebate right now. Cheaper brand new multi rail FSP model vs an older, already discontinued (original Hive series is that old), single rail Sirtec PSU. 200W more is a bonus.
CX430M is a decent budget option.
Mobo with Wi-Fi is cheaper than buying seperately.

Cheaper build (mini-ITX):
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.68 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($37.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($164.30 @ Amazon)
Total: $869.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 03:38 EST-0500

Improved and still cheaper (micro-ATX):
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.75 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($103.91 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.68 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1300 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($164.30 @ Amazon)
Total: $924.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 03:50 EST-0500

ATX option for mobo: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87pro

4690K and H97? Not sure if I like that.
Enermax ETS-T40-TB is cheaper than the 212 Evo right now and performs a lot better.
Forget Corsair RAM unless you like overpaying for useless heatspreaders. Overpriced and highest RMA rate.
280X is cheaper and performs at least the same if not better. Only applies if you're not using Linux/SteamOS obviously.
NEX 750W 20$ mail-in rebate right now. Cheaper brand new multi rail FSP model vs an older, already discontinued (original Hive series is that old), single rail Sirtec PSU. 200W more is a bonus.
CX430M is a decent budget option.
Mobo with Wi-Fi is cheaper than buying seperately.

Cheaper build (mini-ITX):
[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QL4jbv]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QL4jbv/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690]Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($209.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h97mitxac]ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($84.99 @ Micro Center)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/team-memory-tlyd38g1600hc9dc01]Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($68.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($53.68 @ Amazon)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-r9280xdc2t3gd5]Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card[/url] ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc120akkn1]Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case[/url] ($37.99 @ Micro Center)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-110b10750vr]EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($39.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vn247hp]Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor[/url] ($164.30 @ Amazon)
[b]Total:[/b] $869.92
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 03:38 EST-0500[/i]

Improved and still cheaper (micro-ATX):
[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NNghGX]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NNghGX/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k]Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($214.29 @ Amazon)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/enermax-cpu-cooler-etst40tb]Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] ($29.75 @ Newegg)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97mitxac]ASRock Z97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($103.91 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/team-memory-tlyd38g1600hc9dc01]Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($68.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($53.68 @ Amazon)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-r9280xdc2t3gd5]Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card[/url] ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcacore1300bl]Fractal Design Core 1300 MicroATX Mini Tower Case[/url] ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-110b10750vr]EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($39.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vn247hp]Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor[/url] ($164.30 @ Amazon)
[b]Total:[/b] $924.89
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 03:50 EST-0500[/i]

ATX option for mobo: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87pro
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#290
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thanks setsul! This is my first build so that was really helpful! I'm probably going to go with the micro-ATX build so I could overclock. Any thoughts on the monitor too? I haven't seen a lot of threads on 60hz monitors on tf.tv or if I do there's a lot of mixed opinions

thanks setsul! This is my first build so that was really helpful! I'm probably going to go with the micro-ATX build so I could overclock. Any thoughts on the monitor too? I haven't seen a lot of threads on 60hz monitors on tf.tv or if I do there's a lot of mixed opinions
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#291
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Setsul#275
What exactly is your price range? 1150$ US, 1150$ AUS or 1600$ AUS?
Also I harbour great hatred for that PSU.

Looking for nothing over $1600 AUS. What PSU could you recommend?

[quote=Setsul]
#275
What exactly is your price range? 1150$ US, 1150$ AUS or 1600$ AUS?
Also I harbour great hatred for that PSU.
[/quote]

Looking for nothing over $1600 AUS. What PSU could you recommend?
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#292
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#290
I'd go with IPS if you can live with 5-8ms response time instead of 1ms, the colours and viewing angles are just so much better. Otherwise it seems like a decent monitor. I'll look up prices and availability in the US for some monitors and recommend one as soon as I got a little more spare time.

#291
CX430M is a good budget option (although PSU prices are doubled in AUS because Aussie reasons).
Antec HCG-520M is an option aswell, excellent ripple supression, a bit higher wattage, but a little bit more expensive and slightly worse voltage regulation.
CS450M about the same price as the Antec. Only slightly better ripple supression than the CX430M, Gold efficiency though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($37.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($135.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($249.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($399.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1516.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-14 19:41 EST+1100

micro-ATX
Both the mobo and the PSU will make Crossfire/SLI impossible, the budget would allow it but I think it's unnecessary.
The RAM is only worth it if shipping is less than about 6$. Otherwise http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/team-memory-tzbd38g1600hc9dc01
Added an SSD.
Getting the HDD from CPL Online will add 1$ but should reduce shipping cost.
R9 280 > GTX 760, unless you're using Linux/SteamOS. If you think you'll play a lot more demanding games than TF2 (or want 120fps in every game on high-max settings) you could drop the SSD to 120GB and get an R9 290. You might want to go with the CS450M or HCG-520M if you want to overclock 290, it can draw a lot of current.

#290
I'd go with IPS if you can live with 5-8ms response time instead of 1ms, the colours and viewing angles are just so much better. Otherwise it seems like a decent monitor. I'll look up prices and availability in the US for some monitors and recommend one as soon as I got a little more spare time.

#291
CX430M is a good budget option (although PSU prices are doubled in AUS because Aussie reasons).
[url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg520m]Antec HCG-520M[/url] is an option aswell, excellent ripple supression, a bit higher wattage, but a little bit more expensive and slightly worse voltage regulation.
[url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cs450m]CS450M[/url] about the same price as the Antec. Only slightly better ripple supression than the CX430M, Gold efficiency though.


[url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/4cftrH]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/4cftrH/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k]Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($279.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($37.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97mpro4]ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($129.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10fbk28]Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory[/url] ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te250bw]Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] ($135.00 @ Mwave Australia)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($62.00 @ Centre Com)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr928wf3oc3gd]Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card[/url] ($249.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse200kkn1]Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430m]Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0]LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-xl2411z]BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($399.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Total:[/b] $1516.00
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-14 19:41 EST+1100[/i]

micro-ATX
Both the mobo and the PSU will make Crossfire/SLI impossible, the budget would allow it but I think it's unnecessary.
The RAM is only worth it if shipping is less than about 6$. Otherwise http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/team-memory-tzbd38g1600hc9dc01
Added an SSD.
Getting the HDD from CPL Online will add 1$ but should reduce shipping cost.
R9 280 > GTX 760, unless you're using Linux/SteamOS. If you think you'll play a lot more demanding games than TF2 (or want 120fps in every game on high-max settings) you could drop the SSD to 120GB and get an R9 290. You might want to go with the CS450M or HCG-520M if you want to overclock 290, it can draw a lot of current.
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#293
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My main questions here is if I'm going to be able to fit this into my current case, a Cooler Master HAF 922. I'm worried, because it's a mid tower, and builds like this usually go into full towers.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 4 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.88 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($162.68 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Card ($615.91 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $1395.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-17 12:16 EST-0500

Also, should I just re use my current cpu cooler instead of buying a new one?

Thanks.

My main questions here is if I'm going to be able to fit this into my current case, a Cooler Master HAF 922. I'm worried, because it's a mid tower, and builds like this usually go into full towers.

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zjQ2Bm]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zjQ2Bm/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74790k]Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($329.97 @ OutletPC)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/scythe-cpu-cooler-scmg4000]Scythe Mugen 4 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] ($46.88 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97gd65gaming]MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($162.68 @ Amazon)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-blt2kit8g3d1608dt1tx0]Crucial Ballistix 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($164.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-04gp42980kr]EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Card[/url] ($615.91 @ Newegg)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-110b20750vr]EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
[b]Total:[/b] $1395.42
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-17 12:16 EST-0500[/i]

Also, should I just re use my current [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065]cpu cooler[/url] instead of buying a new one?

Thanks.
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#294
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would be cool, after all these pc setups, for a list to be made with the best/most accepted builds, divided by price range.

would be cool, after all these pc setups, for a list to be made with the best/most accepted builds, divided by price range.
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#295
0 Frags +
Quertwould be cool, after all these pc setups, for a list to be made with the best/most accepted builds, divided by price range.

http://www.logicalincrements.com/

Some people don't like it, but it's usually a pretty good starting point.

[quote=Quert]would be cool, after all these pc setups, for a list to be made with the best/most accepted builds, divided by price range.[/quote]

http://www.logicalincrements.com/

Some people don't like it, but it's usually a pretty good starting point.
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#296
2 Frags +

#293
No new cooler needed.
What are you going to use it for? Especially the 16GB RAM.
SLI planned or why the 750W PSU?

#294
Pricing and availability change at least weekly, logicalincrements (see #295) already provides a guideline/base build but any special requirements and current pricing need to be looked at for each build individually within one or two weeks of the purchasing.

#293
No new cooler needed.
What are you going to use it for? Especially the 16GB RAM.
SLI planned or why the 750W PSU?

#294
Pricing and availability change at least weekly, logicalincrements (see #295) already provides a guideline/base build but any special requirements and current pricing need to be looked at for each build individually within one or two weeks of the purchasing.
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#297
0 Frags +
Setsul#293
No new cooler needed.
What are you going to use it for? Especially the 16GB RAM.
SLI planned or why the 750W PSU?

16 gigs is because I do a lot of rendering. And yeah, sli might be in my future, not sure. If I decide against it, would my current 620W PSU be enough?

Thanks.

[quote=Setsul]#293
No new cooler needed.
What are you going to use it for? Especially the 16GB RAM.
SLI planned or why the 750W PSU?

[/quote]

16 gigs is because I do a lot of rendering. And yeah, sli might be in my future, not sure. If I decide against it, would my current 620W PSU be enough?

Thanks.
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#298
0 Frags +

Looking to see if anyone has a similar build and what they would change.
Not purchased yet.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130T 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor ($162.00 @ IJK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.00 @ IJK)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($199.00 @ CPL Online)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.00 @ CPL Online)
Keyboard: Ducky Zero Shine Blue LED Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1264.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-18 16:31 EST+1100

Looking to see if anyone has a similar build and what they would change.
Not purchased yet.

[url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/P9bQhM]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/P9bQhM/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i34130t]Intel Core i3-4130T 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor[/url] ($162.00 @ IJK)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gah97gaming3]Gigabyte GA-H97-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($134.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbxl]G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($99.00 @ IJK)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($62.00 @ Centre Com)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r9270gaming2g]MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card[/url] ($199.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r]Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($79.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430m]Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0]LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050]Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-rl2455hm]BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($199.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Wireless Network Adapter:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwn881nd]TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter[/url] ($18.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Keyboard:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/ducky-keyboard-dk2108srusalb]Ducky Zero Shine Blue LED Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard[/url] ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Total:[/b] $1264.00
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-18 16:31 EST+1100[/i]
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#299
2 Frags +

#297
Depends on which PSU we're talking about.
If you decide to go for a new PSU I'd recommend this one http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g10750xr
What about the mobo, do you need 8 SATA 6Gb/s ports?
There's also better and cheaper RAM. Even if you want a bit more performance than the standard 1600MHz CL9 there are better options than 1600MHz CL8 (e.g. 1866MHz CL9).

#298
Why the T SKU?
What is your performance goal/intended usage?

#297
Depends on which PSU we're talking about.
If you decide to go for a new PSU I'd recommend this one http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g10750xr
What about the mobo, do you need 8 SATA 6Gb/s ports?
There's also better and cheaper RAM. Even if you want a bit more performance than the standard 1600MHz CL9 there are better options than 1600MHz CL8 (e.g. 1866MHz CL9).

#298
Why the T SKU?
What is your performance goal/intended usage?
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#300
1 Frags +

This is just my opinion. If Setsul contradicts me, I'd probably listen to him.

#298: That seems expensive for what CPU/GPU you're getting.
If you're only playing TF2, an i5 would probably be the best balance of performance and cost.
A mechanical keyboard isn't necessary, but it is nice. Unless you absolutely can't play on a rubber done, I would just get a cheap $10 keyboard for now, get a better CPU, and save up.
Motherboard seems like it could be a little cheaper.
Any reason for the wireless adapter? You should really use ethernet where possible.

This is just my opinion. If Setsul contradicts me, I'd probably listen to him.

#298: That seems expensive for what CPU/GPU you're getting.
If you're only playing TF2, an i5 would probably be the best balance of performance and cost.
A mechanical keyboard isn't necessary, but it is nice. Unless you absolutely can't play on a rubber done, I would just get a cheap $10 keyboard for now, get a better CPU, and save up.
Motherboard seems like it could be a little cheaper.
Any reason for the wireless adapter? You should really use ethernet where possible.
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