Yet Another "Rate My Build"

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware, Devices and Accessories' started by endoverend, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. endoverend
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    My PC is 5 years old now and I have the money to get a new one. My budget was $1000, though I ended up going above that a little bit. The total price is $1,093.48. Here are the components:

    • Intel Core i5-4690K Processor 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 BX80646I54690K
    • Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)
    • Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK (Black Edition) Motherboard Core i7/i5/i3 LGA1150 Intel Z97 Express ATX RAID Gigabit LAN (Integrated Graphics)
    • Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800) 240-Pin UDIMM Memory BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00/BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00
    • MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G Graphics Card
    • WD Blue 1TB Desktop 3.5 Inch SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm Internal Hard Drive
    • Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM)
    • EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1 80+ GOLD, 650W Fully Modular 10 Year Warranty Power Supply 120-G1-0650-XR
    • Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-01 Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011050-WW
    What do you think? I was thinking about waiting for Skylake, but that got delayed for 6 months, plus I heard they don't come with coolers.
     
  2. VinsCool

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    ^ A hundred of time better than my PC.

    Am I rating your build right?
     
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    Looks pretty decent actually. But I'd stay away from Gigabyte mobo's. Buy yourself an Asus or Asrock mobo.
     
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    Any particular reason not to get the Gigabyte? They seem to be the most popular.
     
  5. guitarheroknight

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    Sure, theyre not reliable. Ive had only troubles with that brand. The best mobos are from ASUS and ASRock.

    This one in particular is pretty decent. I own it with the 4690k and I was able to go up to 4.4 only on air!
     
  6. Joe88

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    my gigabyte board from 2008 is still running fine
    the one you choose has good reviews too, I don't see any reason to change
     
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    I'm still seeing Asrock boards with plenty of problems, although they're the only ones trying to innovate so they deserve recognition. Haven't had any problems with the few Gigabyte boards I've worked with, although Asus remain my favourite.

    Back to the point, the build looks solid to me. It'll probably last a good 5-7 years. Insert obligatory <needs a copy of Windows> comment here.
     
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    What does it matter if they don't come with a cooler if you are buying a separate one anyway? :P
    Looks fine to me. Should handle everything except 4K gaming well.

    Indeed, I have heard ASRock mobos tend to have a lot of issues.
    Personally I'd go with Asus.
     
  9. raystriker

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    The i5-4690K's pretty sweet. Even when Skylake comes out, it should still hold its own. I'd say you upgrade to the generation that comes after Skylake.