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Old 03-03-2015, 03:53 PM   #1
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Talking My Desktop Build Selection... What Would You Change?

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I'm building a new desktop for some medium gaming, coding on multiple monitors, and statistical work. I'm a huge fan of the L4D and CSGO games, so FPS are along the lines of what i'd like to play. I currently have a 27" 1440p S.Korean monitor that runs at 60hz, and willl most likely game @ 1080p while using the higher resolutions for statistical work and coding simply for screen space.

I'm also currently using a Razer Deathaddler 2013 mouse and DAS keyboard with cherry switches.

So here's what I picked up on my own, I'd simply like to gather some community input on what they would change, abandon, alter, etc. I'd like to keep this desktop around $1000-$1100. Although i cannot show you, the rebates attached to most of the items I've picked out bring my total build price (including paste and fans and brackets) to just over $1000.

So here's the setup =

CASE = NXZT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case
NZXT S340 White Steel ATX Mid Tower Case - Newegg.com

MB = ASRock Z97 Extreme4 Z97 ATX
ASRock Z97 Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

MEMORY = 16gb G.Skill Ripsaws X Series 2x8gb DDR3 1600
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM - Newegg.com

CPU = Intel Core i5-4460 Haswell 3.2GHz
Intel Core i5-4460 Haswell Quad-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 BX80646I54460 - Newegg.com

GPU = Raedon R9 280 3gb GDDR5 (Sapphire daul-x)
SAPPHIRE DUAL-X 100373L Radeon R9 280 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Newegg.com

HHD = 500GB SSD (looking @ Samsung 840/850 series) don't really care here...
SAMSUNG 850 EVO-Series MZ-75E500B/AM 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com

PSU = 750w ATX 12v 80 plus gold
Antec TruePower Classic series TP-750C 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Power Supply - Newegg.com

CPU Cooler = Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ - Newegg.com

So with these components, what alterations would anyone suggest? Am i bottlenecking anywhere or selling myself short in any department?

Love the input, advice, and support i get when asking questions here, thanks for your input!!

PS - I will not be doing any over-clocking.

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Old 03-04-2015, 03:34 PM   #2
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Looks like you did your homework. Well done mate.

White case? Very unique.

I came on a Celeron!
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:22 PM   #3
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Nice build, Looking good..
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