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#1Halibels_LoverPosted 9/7/2013 2:24:07 AM
I'm on a budget of roughly $1200 and looking to build my first machine. I already have a monitor.

This is what ive chosen: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1AUMs

Looking for advice on whether those parts will work together without issue and whether I am getting the most out of my money.

All advice welcomed and appreciated
#2SlaynPosted 9/7/2013 2:26:54 AM
As long as you don't want to overlock it's fine.
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#3NicodimusPosted 9/7/2013 2:42:51 AM(edited)
Disclaimer: I have 16 gigs of RAM.

You really don't need 16 gigs of RAM, unless you're doing lots of photo and video editing. 8 gigs is great for gaming, and probably will be for a few years.

Also, you're going to get a lot more bang-for-your-buck if you get a 4670K instead, and slap a Hyper 212 Evo cooler on it. For about $50 more, and a minute in your BIOS menu, you'll get a 4.2 gHz quad core (a very safe overclock) instead of a 3.4 gHz one.

TL;DR If you take the RAM down to 2 x 4GB, and switch the 4670 for a 4670k, and get a 212 Evo, it will cost less and give you more in performance.

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#4Halibels_Lover(Topic Creator)Posted 9/7/2013 2:45:34 AM
Nicodimus posted...
Disclaimer: I have 16 gigs of RAM.

You really don't need 16 gigs of RAM, unless you're doing lots of photo and video editing. 8 gigs is great for gaming, and probably will be for a few years.

Also, you're going to get a lot more bang-for-your-buck if you get a 4670K instead, and slap a Hyper 212 Evo cooler on it. For about $50 more, and a minute in your BIOS menu, you'll get a 4.2 gHz quad core (a very safe overclock) instead of a 3.4 gHz one.

TL;DR If you take the RAM down to 2 x 4GB, and switch the 4670 for a 4670k, and get a 212 Evo, it will cost less and give you more in performance.


If I went down that route would my current PSU be sufficient?
#5NicodimusPosted 9/7/2013 2:55:34 AM
Halibels_Lover posted...
Nicodimus posted...
Disclaimer: I have 16 gigs of RAM.

You really don't need 16 gigs of RAM, unless you're doing lots of photo and video editing. 8 gigs is great for gaming, and probably will be for a few years.

Also, you're going to get a lot more bang-for-your-buck if you get a 4670K instead, and slap a Hyper 212 Evo cooler on it. For about $50 more, and a minute in your BIOS menu, you'll get a 4.2 gHz quad core (a very safe overclock) instead of a 3.4 gHz one.

TL;DR If you take the RAM down to 2 x 4GB, and switch the 4670 for a 4670k, and get a 212 Evo, it will cost less and give you more in performance.


If I went down that route would my current PSU be sufficient?


With one video card, easily. If you wanted to do 2 cards in SLI/Xfire, it would probably depend on which cards and how power-hungry they were.
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#6gastamanPosted 9/7/2013 9:32:49 AM(edited)
Nicodimus posted...
TL;DR If you take the RAM down to 2 x 4GB, and switch the 4670 for a 4670k, and get a 212 Evo, it will cost less and give you more in performance.


He doesn't even have to cut the RAM down to 8 GB to squeeze in a 4670K, Z87 mobo, and a 212 Evo.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1B0rC

Edit: Also, this build has free shipping on all parts, you pay less up front, and is only around $25 more than TC's build after MIR, even if you totally disregard the MIR and about $20 cheaper if you do all of the MIR.
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#7NicodimusPosted 9/7/2013 10:39:24 AM
gastaman posted...
Nicodimus posted...
TL;DR If you take the RAM down to 2 x 4GB, and switch the 4670 for a 4670k, and get a 212 Evo, it will cost less and give you more in performance.


He doesn't even have to cut the RAM down to 8 GB to squeeze in a 4670K, Z87 mobo, and a 212 Evo.


I wasn't implying that he did. I was just saying that 16GB of RAM is really unnecessary for most people at the moment.
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