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Build Critique

#1BathBloodPosted 11/21/2013 7:53:59 PM
First time fiddling around with pcpartpicker, want a build for running games maxed out that is reasonably future proofed.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/26izE

Totally new at this, so if something screams amateur move feel free to comment. Also, I know there isn't a monitor of any kind, still looking at options and wondering if this build looks good component wise.
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#2r0ge00Posted 11/21/2013 8:08:38 PM
First off, get a much cheaper motherboard and invest the difference in a better GPU. A $150-$180 board is the sweet spot for most people.

I'd get a different case like the Fractal R4.

You can probably find a better PSU for around the same price. Here's one example, I'm sure there are others.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371072
#3Flaktrooper123Posted 11/21/2013 8:18:34 PM
Yeah, I don't think you need a workstation motherboard with that.

These are much better options for around $80 less.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131979

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131989

And with that, you can drop to mid tower case if you want, though it will certainly fit in full tower if that is your thing.
#4BathBlood(Topic Creator)Posted 11/21/2013 8:23:29 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/26nlX

Something like this?

I'm not sure about what video card to get, and is something off with the brand of the PSU or something else? I just went with something that would have way more wattage than I need in case of upgrades down the line.
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#5FlakconPosted 11/21/2013 8:38:05 PM(edited)
Don't buy the K series chipset if you don't want to overclock. No offense but I think you won't seeing as you admit to being new to this. Heck I been fiddling for 3-5 years and I still don't want to take the plunge.

With that, you could get a cheaper board. MSI G45-Gaming is my personal recommendation. Bang for buck with great features.

You don't need thermal paste. Your cpu cooler already provides it. Even intel provides one.

RAM could be lowered to 8gb (4gbx2) if this rig is for gaming. I'd go above only if you do very CPU intensive things such as streaming, video encoding, photoshop etc

Get a mid tower casing but a full tower at that price looks nice.

Get a 670 SLI or 780 with the money saved. Get a better PSU such as Corsair HX750 Gold.
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#6r0ge00Posted 11/21/2013 8:40:39 PM
I'd grab this Gigabyte board and call it a day. Also, the PSU I linked is much better quality.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128617

You could upgrade your GPU to a 780/R9 290x with the money saved on the motherboard.

You'll also want a full sized SSD. The one you picked out is a mSATA SSD.
#7BathBlood(Topic Creator)Posted 11/21/2013 8:50:04 PM(edited)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/26nZg

So based on all the recommendations, something like this build?

I wanted to run windows 8 off the SSD for super fast boot up, and then run games/programs and such off the hardrive, so that's why I didn't opt for the full SSD (plus the price of a 1TB SSD is crazy just for storage).

Is this a questionable idea, having two storage units in a computer and running stuff off of each?

I also like the 16GB, just for future proofing. Or is gaming not gonna demand more than like 5 or 6 GB of ram? Also, I've heard that DDR4 ram stuff is coming, is that something I should care about or not?
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#8Flaktrooper123Posted 11/21/2013 8:53:37 PM(edited)
That looks good I think
#9r0ge00Posted 11/21/2013 9:17:51 PM
By full size, I meant one that wasn't the mSATA form factor, like this. Otherwise the build looks fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167095
#10FlakconPosted 11/21/2013 9:18:35 PM
Solid build in that.

That is the common practice. OS in SSD and the rest in HDD so there's nothing to worry.
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