http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ODql Any recommendations on first upgrade? Any glaring mistake or advice ? Loving it by the way. --- The Dude abides.
#2Lonestar2000Posted 10/14/2013 5:33:07 AM
5/10 for AMD processor and Cooler Master PSU. --- Rumble Roses. Someone enters the room. Them: O_O Me: What?! I always play games without my pants on!- Inmate 922335
#3NicodimusPosted 10/14/2013 5:36:22 AM
The power supply is overkill unless you are planning on adding another card in Crossfire down the road.
The RAM is a little on the pricey side for no good reason that I can see.
You could get a 7950 for $190 after rebate instead of $230
You should really not use the stock cooler on AMD CPUs.
Let me make a few tweaks and see what you think:
Got you a better CPU and a 3rd party cooler, and the build is still a few dollars cheaper. --- Intel i5 4670K | Corsair 16GB DDR3 | Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB | ASUS 27" 1440p Corsair 480GB SSD | WD 4TB HDD | Fractal Design R4 | Corsair 750MX | Win7Ult 64
#4gamesisgood(Topic Creator)Posted 10/14/2013 5:41:11 AM
Ok thanks alot and I have already built it lol but I didnt pay those prices I just used part picker... i figured it would be easier for everyone to read. Have a buddy that works at microcenter and he helped me out alot as far as price goes I got everything for a little under $750.00. But thanks for the tips ... I fear i will become addicted to upgrading and swapping parts lol. But I hope this is atleast a decent starting point. --- The Dude abides.
#5gamesisgood(Topic Creator)Posted 10/14/2013 5:43:48 AM
And I will def purchase an aftermarket cooler soon. 1 question though. Will I be able to install it without taking the motherboard out of the case ? --- The Dude abides.
#6NicodimusPosted 10/14/2013 5:49:47 AM
Well, it comes with a back plate that goes on the back of the motherboard, so it's definitely easier to install with the mobo out. Some cases have the back of the mobo exposed and you might be able to do it in there, although it might still be very hard to fit your hand/tool in there to install the front side. --- Intel i5 4670K | Corsair 16GB DDR3 | Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB | ASUS 27" 1440p Corsair 480GB SSD | WD 4TB HDD | Fractal Design R4 | Corsair 750MX | Win7Ult 64
#7ShubPosted 10/14/2013 5:52:32 AM
5/10 for [...] Cooler Master PSU.
Cooler Master has always had a number of good PSUs, it's wrong to dismiss them as a whole based on brand alone. Lately they've released a lot of great units, too. That said, the PSU in TC's build is terrible. --- -What is best in life? -To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
#8gamesisgood(Topic Creator)Posted 10/14/2013 5:52:53 AM
Ok removing the motherboard isnt a huge deal... Idk if this is common but the hardest part of the build (which just like everyone said was very easy lol) was wire management. I just couldnt get it perfect the way i wanted lol so now that i have that problem solved installing a cooler shouldnt be dificult. --- The Dude abides.