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 Post subject: FIRST BUILD COMPLETE - comments or advice? :)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:51 pm 
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This build came to $980 + tax. It is for gaming, not really multitasking. I enjoy high-ish graphics and, most importantly, fast response time.

Thoughts or suggestions? :)



Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell Quad-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54570

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100364VXL Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support OC WITH BOOST Video Card

MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel / Plastic compact ATX Mid Tower Case

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Intel EXPI9301CTBLK 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express Network Adapter

ASUS Xonar DGX 5.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Gaming Audio Card

CORSAIR CX series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan


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 Post subject: Re: FIRST BUILD COMPLETE - comments or advice? :)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:09 am 
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If you can find a way to squeeze in a better video card, it could go a longer way.


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 Post subject: Re: FIRST BUILD COMPLETE - comments or advice? :)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:10 pm 
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I'm not really sure why you would want to buy a third part network adapter, or sound card. The MSi z87-g45 board has a comparable network adapter and an "enhanced" integrated sound card. Unfortunately, if you switched mobos and dropped the adapter and sound card, it still doesn't amount to much in the way of savings. I was hoping to get you to a 280X but we would have to shave off more money elsewhere. Since you mention $980, I'm guessing $1000 is your budget but if you can go higher than I would consider the bump in the GPU.

And while I don't normally recommend combo deals, THIS ONE includes the G45 mobo, a much better CPU, case, PSU, RAM, HDD, DVD burner and a slightly better GPU (760 GTX) for $930 ($910 after rebates) though S/H may chip away at that savings.

Hope this helps.


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