Description

I'm using it for just casual gaming and moreso doing homework and multitasking.

Reasons for part choices:

i5-4690K - Solid price for a solid processor

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - Fairly inexpensive air cooling and because Hyper 212 EVO was not available at the time

Asus Z87-A - Was on sale and came with a Kingston Fury Series 8GB DDR3-1333. Pretty solid motherboard granted there are newer versions now. I'm a fan of Asus as a company and the BIOS is very nice.

Kingston Fury 8GB DDR3-1866 - Brings my build up to 16gb of ram for all dat multitasking. I didn't notice the difference in frequency at the time :/

Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SSD - 240GB SSD for $80 seemed like a pretty good price. Despite the bad reviews it's gotten it seems to work pretty fast. Granted, this is my first SSD so I wouldn't really know

Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD - Cheap for 3TB

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 2GB - Seemed fairly cheap and I didn't want to go to high up with a graphics card. Planning on replacing it later anyways

Inwin GT1 ATX Mid Tower - Pretty solid case with a lot of slots and external ports of all sorts. Fair price

Corsair 760W - Good amount of wattage. Not too knowledgeable on this part but a friend had recommended it to me so that I would definitely not be short on power.

Asus Blu-Ray Writer - $20 for a blu-ray drive was a pretty good deal, I'd say.

Asus VE247H - 24" for $110 was a pretty good price. Was looking for monitors with speakers. Didn't really care about it being IPS or not. The speakers on it were sub-par but it was fine since I have some decent computer speakers lying around anyways. Was gonna go for VN247H but these were slightly cheaper.

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Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 4 points

You should probably explain your part choices. For casual gaming this doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Either way, congrats on your first build!

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Didn't know Gigabyte released an invisible 750...

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

no offense this build i configured here would of done better

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $64.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z97M Killer Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $124.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280X 6GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $303.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case $53.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.49 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $2.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $2.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $2.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $2.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $2.99 @ Newegg
Fan Controller NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller $29.99 @ Directron
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1031.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-12 21:50 EST-0500
  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice going on your first desktop, but some questionable purchases if this is only used for casual gaming? Might need a better description.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

''Casual gaming'' with 2 monitors, AX760, 16GB RAM Zxx mobo and ''K'' CPU, that SSD is not that good too.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

"I'm using it for just casual gaming". INB4: $1174.16 Total.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I'" a bit confused here... Description please

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

A better description would be helpful to understand your part choices and to not leave others clueless. :)

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

this build list is all messed up sorry to say

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

GTX 750...?

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

It's an ironic GPU. It's really popular with hipsters these days.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't even understand why you would pick such a good CPU and then spend like nothing on the GPU when this PC is primarily for gaming.