how is this build?

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#1 Posted by rabakill (799 posts) -

thoughts? I'm mostly concerned about the parts actually working.

processor:

Core i5, i5-4670K, 3.4GHz, FCLGA1150, 6MB, 4 cores/4 threads, Turbo Boost Techno

heatsink :

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 1366/1150/1155/1156/2011

motherboard:

ASRock FATAL1TY Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 DDR3 CF SLI 3PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard

ram:

AMD Radeon RP1866 Performance Series 16GB 2X8GB DDR3-1866 PC3-14900 2R CL9 1.5V Dual Memory Kit

ssd:

Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5in SATA3 SandForce SF-2281 SSD Drive READ:555MB/S WRITE:510MB/S

hdd:

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM

gpu:

MSI GeForce GTX 770 OC Twin Frozr IV 1098/1150MHZ 2GB 7GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DP PCI-E 3.0 Video Card

case:

Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Gaming Case ATX 3X5.25 4X3.5 Front USB3.0 Audio No PSU

psu:

Corsair CX Series CX600M 600W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply

OS:

Microsoft Windows 8.1 64Bit English DVD OEM

#2 Posted by PredatorRules (8580 posts) -

Yeah, I think you can go cheaper with the RAM dimms, you're not trying to break any benchmark records as far as I see.

any 1333/1600Mhz of 8Gb RAM would do. (make sure to pick a good brand though)

Everything else looks fine, also I hope you're aiming on SLI in the near future with that MOBO

#3 Posted by rabakill (799 posts) -

Not really looking at SLI. Any better suggestions

#4 Posted by PredatorRules (8580 posts) -

@rabakill said:

Not really looking at SLI. Any better suggestions

MSI PC mate.

#5 Posted by robokill (1064 posts) -

I looked up MSI PC and didn't find anything helpful

#6 Posted by GTR12 (9952 posts) -

@robokill: http://www.ncix.com/detail/asrock-z87-extreme3-atx-lga1150-96-84052-1070.htm

Find cheaper RAM lol, that's stupidly expensive.

#7 Posted by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

Looks good man. The only thing I would change would be an I-7 processor and a 10,000 RPM HDD or an SSD and of course Windows 7.

#8 Posted by PredatorRules (8580 posts) -

@robokill said:

I looked up MSI PC and didn't find anything helpful

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g41pcmate

#9 Edited by intotheminx (855 posts) -

Maybe someone that is more tech savvy can clarify, but I'm under the impression that games going forward will be utilizing 4+ cores. Couldn't he purchase a AMD cpu with more than 4 cores and it would be cheaper? Or does hyper threading really make that much of a difference?

#10 Edited by Ribstaylor1 (1285 posts) -

I'd say go for cheaper ram spend around $100 on it and spend the extra $100 on an i7 instead of an i5. Some say it doesn't matter but it's better safer then sorry when new games a recommend an i7 as the go to Intel processor.