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#1Renegade2314Posted 5/7/2014 5:56:18 AM(edited)
Just wanted a last look on this build and to get some opinions on it before purchasing.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3FtMb

I'm not planning to overclock with this rig. The R9 270 and GTX 660 are currently the same price, so that is open to suggestions for which one to choose. This is replacing my previous build which is almost 6 years old and well past its life.

Current specs:
AMD Athlon X2 4000+
Radeon HD3850

I know, it's old...
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#2datopgamerPosted 5/7/2014 6:50:15 AM
I say if you can put more money definitely get the 4670k, even if you aren't currently planning to overclock it's still nice to have the option in the future and it's only $40 more. Also I noticed you don't have a storage drive. If you don't have one to use you can always get the 120gb 840 evo instead of the 250gb and get a storage drive for around the same price as you would have paid for the 250gb. I believe the 120gb is around $90 right now on amazon and a 1tb western digital caviar blue is $60. You could also probably get a 500w power supply for that price but the 430 should be enough.
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I5 3570k @ 4.5ghz, 12 gigs DDR3 memory, Asrock Z77 Extreme 4, 2x EVGA GTX 670 4gb SC sli, Seasonic 750w PSU, Monoprice 1440p monitor
#3link510Posted 5/7/2014 9:05:17 AM
You can go cheaper on the motherboard if you'r'e not overclocking. And I suggest you get an NZXT Source 210 or something, and save $15 on the case as well. Thirdly, SSD's are nice but in a budget build like this I suggest getting one of those hybrid HHD/SSD. Get the 2TB Seagate one as it seems to be a lot faster compared to the 1TB one in reviews I've seen. The other reason for this (and I speak from experience here) is that 250GB will not be enough. That's what I'm using and I'm really hurting for space.