Using BF/CM to finally build?

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#1 Edited by Mr_Fordham (164 posts) -

I've been debating finally putting the money down for a build and looking around over the past hours I've decided I believe it is time to just go ahead and buy. I haven't followed what is the best way to go for builds as much recently but I've looked around a bit and decided I should get some help/opinions before I decide to do anything. I don't need anything external; just the components themselves (no OS, monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc.) I also have an Antec 900 which was given to me so hopefully that's one less thing to worry about.

I'm aiming for about 900-1000$. A little more wouldn't kill me, a little less would be nice also.

I'm thinking of trying to fit a 4670k for cpu, 770 for gpu, 650-750psu, and so-on. I'm going to look through NewEgg, Amazon, etc. and try to piece together something but was wondering if anyone had some suggestions, ideas, concerns, that may be helpful moving forward.


I appreciate any help.

#2 Edited by Mr_Fordham (164 posts) -

Hmm.. well I've played around a little and this is sort of what I'm thinking. Anyone have any input or guidance? Replacements, Cost-Cutting Alternatives, etc.?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aQoy

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aQoy/by_merchant/

Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aQoy/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($138.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($316.13 @ Newegg)

Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $957.04

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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