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Old 01-30-2015, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default Solid First Build?

After months and hours trying to figure out the pieces I -think- I'm ready to order the parts. As a first time building I'm a little nervous spending so much money if I'm not 100% sure everything ok, so I come to you for your input! Am I ready to click away my money? Or is there something I should address? I really would appreciate your input, thanks.

PCPartPicker part list: Intel Core i5-4690K, MSI GeForce GTX 970, Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed - System Build - PCPartPicker
Price breakdown by merchant: Intel Core i5-4690K, MSI GeForce GTX 970, Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed - System Build - Price Breakdown By Merchant - PCPartPicker

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.95 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Nepton 240M 76.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($103.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($123.75 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($65.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($96.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($80.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.75 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.75 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($38.75 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($38.36 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech M705 Wireless Laser Mouse ($34.99 @ Best Buy)
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Headset ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1601.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:12 AM   #2
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That's a solid build. Can't see anything wrong with it.

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Old 02-03-2015, 07:42 AM   #3
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Hmm. What happened to the comment I posted here 4 days ago.
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:21 PM   #4
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I would recommend a mechanical keyboard, but if you don't want to shell out the cash you will be ok otherwise. Solid build
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:45 PM   #5
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Nice build! Maybe double the ram for future's sake? Oh and I recommend the Samsung 850 Evo personally but the MX100 is no slouch. Like I said it's a sick build at a good price.
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More RAM is always good, but if for now he stays at 8GB, it's plenty for now, and he can always upgrade later!

Looks like a good build, good to see you've gone for a decent power supply as well, people often try to save money on that!

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first build, gaming

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