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i5-4460 / GTX 960 Gaming PC

Description

We've worked with Newegg to put together another build guide. They kindly packaged up a combo deal for an extra $74.18 savings. Nice!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.2494258

Our build video with a full walkthrough for this machine is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDkVzbfa6Is

This build is powered by the Intel Core i5-4460. This processor is a great choice for most gaming machines and despite not being overclockable still delivers performance where it counts. The Asus H97M-E/CSM is the perfect motherboard to pair with the CPU. The Asus board has a nice black and gold color scheme, USB3.0 header, and support for multiple expansion cards or an m.2 drive.

For storage this gaming machine utilizes the PNY CS1211 240GB SSD for your operating system and commonly used games or programs as well as a 1TB HDD from Seagate for the rest of your data storage needs.

A gaming machine wouldn't be complete without a graphics card. The GTX 960 from Zotac will deliver 50-60 FPS on most mainstream titles at High/Ultra settings while staying cool and quiet.

The machine is housed inside of the Fractal Design Core 1500 MicroATX midtower. This case manages to fit a ton of features into a small form factor including support for up to 7 fans, full-size GPUs and CPU coolers, and slim 240mm watercooling compatibility.

Hope you enjoy the guide and the video - let us know what you think!

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

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CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
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Memory Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
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Storage Seagate Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
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Storage PNY CS1211 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
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Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 960 2 GB Video Card
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Case Fractal Design Core 1500 MicroATX Mini Tower Case
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Power Supply Corsair CX 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply
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Total: £44.99

Comments

  • 48 months ago
  • 48 points

Hey, I'm feeling brave and just got a few points to spare, so I am going to give my honest opinion.

You made a VERY nice build, with good quality parts, ESPECIALLY the CPU and GPU. Nice job, and +1.

  • 48 months ago
  • 52 points

GPU is a waste of money! The R9 380 is a much better card that costs less than the GTX 960.

  • 48 months ago
  • 34 points

I think it's a good choice but I respect your opinion.

  • 48 months ago
  • 36 points

I appreciate that :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 61 points

I like this community :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 43 points

The PC part picker community is by far the best one i have ever seen.

  • 47 months ago
  • 13 points

:D

  • 47 months ago
  • 10 points

Me too.

  • 47 months ago
  • 9 points

Dont we all?! :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 9 points

I like you! :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 8 points

It can be much worse lmao

  • 45 months ago
  • 5 points

me to glad we could agree with each other

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  • 47 months ago
  • 5 points

Honestly, it just depends on the manufacturer. For example, there are GTX 750 Ti's on sale for $107-$200+, all with similar performance. Then there are (bleep)ing GTX 450s on sale for $540+ dollars.

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes and your point is?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

No, just saying. It may well be a waste of money, but don't judge it as so just because it is NVIDIA. (Note: I am NOT an Nvidia fanboy or Radeon fanboy. I'm neutral.)

  • 47 months ago
  • 6 points

As I to am neutral. I'm just saying you can get a better bang for your buck

  • 47 months ago
  • 6 points

He isn't judging it because it's Nvidia, he's judging it because it has a terrible price-to-performance ratio compared to an R9 380

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

The GTX 450s are overpriced because they have gone out of production

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Yea, why the hell are GTX 450's $540? That's criminal. You can make a great PC for that money with an infinitely better GPU.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

actually I just looked on amazon and someone was selling one for $100, a much better price than you said but still overpriced

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

^ yes and it is hard to get one new!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The percentage gain in throwing more money at a graphics card is never more or the same as the percentage gain in price, the question is: At what card do you start?

I looked at an EVGA 750ti ftw first, then jumped to the 960, then back to the 950. The price jump to the 960 was not worth the 20% increase in performance that it gave. It saddens me that this is how the GPU market works but until someone changes the way the market works I will have to follow it like a sheep. :(

  • 45 months ago
  • 4 points

While it may be a better card, nvidia comes with some awesome features like shadowplay.

But if you're not concerned with drivers and recording your games then the 380 is probably the better choice.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct. I fully agree that Nvidia makes great drivers. I'm not an AMD fanboy either it's just when it comes down to the raw performance of the 380 and 960 the 380 wins.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 4 points

theres no competition. bigger, louder, more heat means worse. LOL

Bigger? What exactly do you mean by that. And it really doesn't mean worse. I'm sorry you have a crappy case with terrible acoustics and airflow.

but hey! if you like old tech, which barely works! THEN AMD IS THE CHOICE FOR YOU!

You're implying you like the 960..which is older than the 380...your logic doesn't make sense.

i will glady put GTX and GTX only in every build i ever do.

Aren't you a fanboy? Not only does the 380 kill the 960 the 390 kills the 970.

cause i know its just better. in every aspect, comparing processing power and transfer rate is irrelevant, when some how "the worse" card the gtx 960

Look at some benchmarks. The 960 is the lesser powerful card. The 380 beats the 960 in practically every game.

out performs in every game vs the r9 380.

You should really come prepared with a valid argument before you state false information.

funny how that happened hey? worse, less processing power, less tdp, less transfer = better card?

Worse as in...? Just because it uses more power doesn't make it a bad card.

yup amd is junk. im sorry anyone listened to this guy.

LMAO! You are one Intel/Nvidia fanboy aren't you? This kid doesn't know how to argue. You state false information and hate on AMD. Heck AMD FX 6300 kills a pentium G3258 in applications that require 6 cores. AMD isn't bad it really depends what you are going to be doing / using your pc for.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

so would it be safe to use this build and just replace the gtx 960 with an r9 380? because im not planning on recording stuff

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Newbie here. When you say R9 380, to which R9 380 are you referring? I also respect you opinion.

  • 47 months ago
  • 4 points

I prefer MSI because MSI has great cooler cards and a known brand that is great. I just personally really like MSI mobos and GPU's for most things.

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

As Do I. I have a MSI z97 Gaming 5 with a MSI R9 390.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Getting an MSI 970 soon, my build was bought off a friend and it seems to go for black and red, so I chose MSI for that and their nice oveclocking capacity. I'm gonna overclock my card temporarily to see how far ahead of his 290 I can make it go, just to firmly wrap around his neck that I have a computer and not a potato. Coming from a 610 to a 970 will be fun.

  • 46 months ago
  • 4 points

don't get the MSI 970, get a MSI 390, the 390 has 8gb of frame buffer, twice as much as the 970 for the same price, but if you are going to use the geforce experience a lot, make the sacrifice and switch to nVidia(shadowplay is the best recording software out there

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

GT 610 to a GTX 970?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Coming from a 610 to a 970 will be fun.

what do you mean?

MSI is a good choice they make beautiful GPUs IMO.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

All 380's apply to this, they are all about the same.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes they are it's just personal preference and some may happen to match your build colors. The chipset may be the same but the cooler has different features you can utilize based on the manufacturer.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I also have a question also a nub. I appreciate any help you can give me now to the question. Do different manufactures have different architectures, and if so, how much of a difference in performance can there be?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally like xfx's R9 380's range because it gives out the best bang for your buck. MSI, makes their cards look pretty, and have good performance, but you are paying a premium for the looks and brand.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

R9 380 maybe cheaper, but the current AMD drivers are junk. Sources - I have an AMD card.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The AMD Card performs better.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Although price to performance isn't equal in every country.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPP's default site is the US. I'm on that..if you're in a different country then you should say that

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD has new drivers, crimson

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

The R9 380 performs better than the GTX 960 in the majority of games out there. I saw some comments about this on other builds as well.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, and...

Thank you for not being an idiot!

Not to insult others but jeez some people are just NVIDIA fan boys.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

NVIDIA FOR THE WIN OMG Y U MEAN

Nah I like performance. That's it, performance and performance only is what counts for me

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah I like performance. That's it, performance and performance only is what counts for me

Awesome! You love AMD cards then!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly! I was just about to say that!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

:D

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

@joelhowell I disagree with you but i would change the card to the msi version

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Would you like to further explain your reasoning so I can better understand you?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I totally agree m8!

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Im looking at creating a build (for csgo and older games) similar to this using the same CPU and was looking at the gtx 960.

Am i going to bottleneck myself running at high settings? Would you recommend the 380 or maybe even going to 280x?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

The 280x is a much stronger card than the 380 but either card should do the trick!

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes! I'm quite excited too!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

if you are playing on playing csgo and older games you dont even need a 750 to run those at high. i would suggest not going for the 960 or the 380

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I have built my pc and have the 750ti. The system runs perfectly and I am getting everything I wanted out of it. Very happy I didn't go higher.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to do a lot of video editing, wouldn't nvidia be better for that?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes and no

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean, I am planning to build something very similar and am between the 2 video cards

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Personally I would go with the 380 it out performs the 960 in every way.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, because of CUDA. Look it up. :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree as well only thing is the 960 is more power efficient and produces less heat but the 380 is by far the better card .

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Yepp!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

R9 380 is a rebranded R9 285. They are equal. Nvidia always tops out in 3d processing but AMD cards will be muthc faster

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Indeed.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You the gtx 960 is AMAZING gpu because my little bro has it and a i5 4400e and he gets 60 fps on high settings for fallout 4

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Okay, but the R9 380 is a much stronger and more powerful card.

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

Not really, for the price, its around 5 to 7% stronger and its only 2% more powerful with my caclulations!

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, but it is cheaper coming in at around $170

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

this thread just got weird......but what about the gtx 970

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, what about it? It's a completely different range of cards.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

i havn't the faintest idea of what all those benchmarks mean i was asking is it near or on par with the other one

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

They are quite similar cards it just really depends on the following:

  • The Game
  • Usage (rendering or gaming)

These determine how well the card will preform. Yes, the 980 preforms better in some games because of the higher clock speeds.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I do agree, but he might be using this computer for different needs other than gaming, for example, video editing, in which the 960 would be much better and recording games, where shadow play is much better than and DVR.

^^^ Sorry for writing an essay ;)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't mind your essay. I do agree that each card has the pros and cons. In gaming, and gaming alone, the 380 comes out on top. In gaming, with recording, yes, I would agree that the 960 offers some great features from nvidia.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Couldn't have put it better.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

:)

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

A) AMD Chips run hotter B) There price makes the nvidia rival the better competitor C) The AMD card has 4gb of ram- +1 point to AMD d) GTX960 is faster than the R9 380 in most games (Proven!)

I'm no fanboy but I have the last two builds i've built have always ended up with nvidia cards because they are better value for the price.

I belive the 960 choice in this build was a good one.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Heat is heat, but you need fans.

The price? Really? I can get a 4GB 380 for under $200

Speed isn't FPS.....

  • 43 months ago
  • 0 points

If you want to pay an extra $100 on the electricity bill....

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Still a better card.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I was implying the US. Not the UK. I'm sorry if it's more expensive in the UK. Either way it still performs much better than the 960.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Much better as in a couple of fps. The 960 is cheaper pretty much everywhere except the US.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It's more than a few FPS plus the 960 4GB version cannot utilize all of the 4GB while the 380 can

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  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

not to mention it plays fallout 4 on ultra, well the r9 380 can NOT!

LOL

so much better tho

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently no, they are the same price with mail in rebates. Then again I also made my claim nearly 4 months ago about the price.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 7 points

You cannot say 7 words and expect me to understand what you are trying to say. Please do explain

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

LOL

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

hi m8

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

hi!

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! I saw this conversation get featured on PCMR!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome! Is there a link?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, I can't find one now.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you find it? ( top log this month, top last week, new)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It was in the "Hot" section, about a few days ago.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi there, bundle is no longer available from Newegg. :(

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

The only thing i'd change for the build is a cheaper mobo and better rated psu. The PSU you have is overpriced, you can find other 80+ Metallic rated PSUs with much higher wattage for that price (evga makes cheap good psus). your CPU isn't unlocked and so its harder or impossible to overclock so there's no need for a higher end MOBO. And if you were to get a higher end mobo you'd want to get a z97 as it is the final lga 1150 chipset allowing for better overclocks and more pcie lanes and a few other new features and increased bandwith for crossfire/sli. So id either drop down to a cheaper mobo that can save you money Or move up to the z97 mobo to better future proof your build (for basically the same cost). Just a thought :) 960 excellent GPU and allows for you to spend less money on a psu. I like the 380 as well but wrong to say its a much better card. the 380 does perform better but not by much 5-10% both run almost everything max settings at 1080p and the 960 lets you skimp on a psu ,saves $ on your energy bill, and lets you sli later without having to replace that cheaper psu. Also id change your card to an evga one. I've personally have had Amazing overclocks on evga cards, Gigabyte if you go team red :)

  • 48 months ago
  • 11 points

Plz change the psu for the love of god.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you recommend me to a more worthful PSU please ? I see a lot of people complaining about it being Corsair,and I'm wondering if one of you guys could tell me which way to go.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the 750W M12II Evo and it gets really noisy under load, wouldn't recommend. It's literally the loudest part in my PC. And it isn't a defect, the PSU just ramps the fans up as the load increases. I hate it, should buy a new one really

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What would you recommended instead

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

What would you recommended instead?

  • 47 months ago
  • -2 points

My CX750 could not handle OCing my FX-8350.. With a GTX 780.. So I doubt the 500w will do for this rig.

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

i5 is more power efficient.

  • 47 months ago
  • -1 points

500 will be fine, I have a 3770K and a 290. I clock the 3770K to 4.5GHz (watercooled) and the 290 core up to 1.6GHz, no problem.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I could get a seasonic with that money .

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Even cheaper actually.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550gts3x

SeaSonic is the OEM for this XFX unit; IIRC it's essentially a SeaSonic S12G.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously though, are they really that good? I was thinking of getting an EVGA, or maybe SilverStone (for a mini build). Fully modular.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Silverstone, SeaSonic, EVGA Plus series, Corsair RM/AXi series, and Antec are really good PSUs.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

corsair RMi is great and overpriced, but the RM is not a good PSU. As far as silverstone, you have to handpick the good ones... The SFX and some others.

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

What Seasonic or Corsair CX's? Seasonic's one of the best brands for reliability and they are even the OEM for XFX PSUs as well as a couple by EVGA, nearly all of which are tiers 1 or 2.

  • 47 months ago
  • -1 points

They are the OEM for most PSU companies

  • 48 months ago
  • 5 points

Why waste your money on a GTX 960 when you can get a R9 380 that is way better and is less than $200?

  • 47 months ago
  • -2 points

thats the same question as why waste your money on a 380 when you can get a 280x

  • 47 months ago
  • 5 points

Not true. The cheapest 280x is over $220 while the R9 380 is 199

  • 47 months ago
  • -1 points

only if you dont factor in mir, promos, and sales, but if you do then you can get one for $200 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9280xtdfd

  • 47 months ago
  • 4 points

Yes but I can get a R9 380 for 199 even with no promo.

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

380 4GB

  • 47 months ago
  • -2 points

still, its the same question, the answer is down to the person, does the person prefer nvidia, does the person want the features nvidia has, does the person just want the best performance, does the person want new, is the person fine with a year or two old gpu, the answer comes down to those questions

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  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

First off no it's not. And where's your proof may I ask? I am willing to prove my fact if you are willing to prove your opinion

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

This is a better build for the same price: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $209.99 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock H170M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.49 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 380 4GB Nitro Video Card $198.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Silencio 352 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $854.31
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $804.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-18 20:32 EDT-0400
  • 47 months ago
  • -1 points

its actually 18c more but ok...

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  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Manirrelli, are you attached to that PNY SSD? :P

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

too much

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

This GPU is horrible. It barely runs modern - day games at 60 FPS. Source: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1596

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Did I forget to mention that it reaches 67 degrees celcius when running Crysis 3? That's 152.6 degrees fahrenheit, or 340.15 degrees kelvin. This thing will more then likely melt in a matter of seconds unless you have coolers that can bring 152.6 degrees fahrenheit down to a reasonable level.

Edit: Also, when playing Crysis 3, it's noise in dB(A) is 37.8. Edit 2: It's idle noise in dB(A) is 36.4. So in other words, this thing will be annoying you while you play Battlefield 4 and stuff. My Conclusion: Worst. GPU. Ever.

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

And it's FPS on Grand Theft Auto V at 99th Percentile Framerate, 1920x1080, Very High Quality is only 20. That's... just... wow. Barely over 1080P. Only 20 FPS.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Bit of a necro post, sorry. I own a GTX 960. Runs FO4 texture quality high, no godrays, everything else ultra and I get 40-60 FPS.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow Manirelli you did a build with a good PSU finally.............. oh wait no you didn't.

  • 48 months ago
  • 7 points

As usual, nothing wrong with the CX series PSUs for low wattage builds. ;)

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

As usual, Mani doesn't understand ;)

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, you can't overclock, and its a low wattage so it might be ok for this build. (btw 9 days is amazing. I wouldn't be able to last three days)

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

None of that takes away that for the same price (give or take 2-4$) you can get a better power supply from Newegg (Considering this is a newegg build).

Hell it's actually cheaper

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii520bronze

Newegg pricing as well. Cheaper.. better and more wattage.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I will rarely, if ever, recommend a non-modular power supply.

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

Wow. Nice job.

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

That's not true. CX series = bad....do not buy!

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Why are the CX sereis bad I have been using a corsair CX 500 80+bronze for almost 2 years.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheap parts bad for OC

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

The cpu can't OC.

  • 48 months ago
  • 0 points

HOW DARE YOU QUESTION THE

MIGHTY MANIRELLI!!

(though I personally might change it(please don't kill me manirelli! or ban me, same thing))

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

I have this case and for the price, it is very good. I like this build, I would be happy to have it on my desk

If I was going to question anything it would be the motherboard, seems expensive when I'm sure one half the price would do, unless it's just that I'm seeing UK prices

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably just a lot of markup in the UK, this is a pretty reasonable motherboard in the USA.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought the same thing, could probs get something for around the £70 mark that would be fine for use with these mid range components. :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmn, would it be alright to say the purpose of this build is 1080p gaming around $800 price range? If so I have my own alternative (that's not necessarily better but just evens some of the budget around):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $184.99 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $75.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.25 @ B&H
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $184.00 @ Adorama
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $819.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-16 13:38 EDT-0400

An extra of 2 TB of HDD space with 3 year warranty + 8 GB of RAM + 10/10 jonnyguru PSU with 5 year warranty + ATX board for more expansion options, although this could also be a con since said board only has a 1 year warranty. You could get around $30 returned if some components with mail-in rebates were used but to make things fair I didn't do it. Feedback is appreciated.

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

imo i'd rather get this build, and i dont trust toshiba, i'd rather get an HDD from hitachi or WD PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $180.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $71.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.90 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card $289.99 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $36.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $757.82
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $702.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-16 15:37 EDT-0400
  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Toshiba HDDs are the same as Hitachi's so you make a moot point, thanks anyway.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

well, hitachi is a WD company and they are recommended a lot, but toshiba ones are never recommended so, i wouldn't get them due to that, but if they are fine for you than feel free to get them, i'll just stay with hitachi and WD for my builds

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Hitachi has sold their 3.5" hard drive division to Toshiba and WD got everything else, because otherwise they'd have to deal with many authorities regarding a potential monopoly. What I'm trying to say is, when you tell me "i'll just stay with hitachi and WD for my builds" you're actually saying "i'll just stay with hitachi/toshiba and wd for my builds". This is what I would do too, as I've heard way too many negative things about Seagate to actually give them a chance.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

oh i didn't know that, i guess i'll be fine with toshiba, if they didn't turn the HDD's into crap

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Seagate is awesome! I don't know why people are having issues, I've been with Seagate for my whole life, never an issue. But Hitachi, err... Toshiba is still the best.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I have 3 of the Toshiba 3tb and they have been fine for over 2 years

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

If i were to build this what do you think would have to be added in order to accommodate for replacing the GPU with a 970? Or a 390? Just a higher wattage psu or other things as well?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

So I've decided on this build. Since I'm building from nothing but a monitor and peripherals, I know I need an Operating System. I've heard Windows 7 is good, so don't I need an optical drive to put the disc in to install that from the disc? Or does the case come with some kind of thing I can put the windows 7 disc in... Can someone help me? I'm a noob :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have another computer that has an optical drive, you can disconnect it from that computer and plug it into your computer you're building. Or you can have the Windows on a flash drive and boot to that. If you already have a drive with an operating system, you can download it there and replace it. Several different ways to do so, just YouTube which way you'd think be easier, do a little research and have fun. Good luck :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

dissapointed this isn't available as a package anymore. i was ready to pull the trigger!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it would be ok for me were I not going anywhere in life. I would still swap the PSU for something better and a gtx960 that isn't Zotac (I haven't heard nice things about them). Those are my only gripes. Still, it's nice for the price.

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

they make decent stuff, and they have the same parent company of sapphire

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sapphire is the parent company? I must re-evaluate my perception of Zotac.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

no they share the same parent company as sapphire, zotac and sapphire have the same parent company, so they are sister companies

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, interesting.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

For now. But like all things, time will tell. Thanks for telling me anyway.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Although, I'd use a different power supply and a graphics card from EVGA, NVIDIA or PNY. Overall, 9.8/10! +1.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

zotac are fine, but i agree with changing the psu

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

this looks a lot like the build i'm trying to put together, only i'm going with a Z97 for future upgrading , a better PSU, and no SSD.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gh4CXL

i like that its all from newegg.

cool stuff man :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

built the pc with the same CPU and GPU, i love it!. if your thinking of building this. do it!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! This is a great well rounded build that looks awesome! Nice to see another build guide from a staff!

+1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Can this run GTA 5 on high settings with 100 FPS?

  • 48 months ago
  • 3 points

~50 FPS average at Ultra 1080p

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! I might go with your R9 390 build since the case looks great and it looks like I could get the performance I need for recording.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

what do you use for cooling?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Stock cooler for this build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

This actually comes out to 672.49 + 15 shipping. Why is it cheaper in my cart?

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

We show the base pricing for the parts. Newegg is bundling this and applying a special discount for the combo.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Everyone loves to bash on the CX series lol :D

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

because its crap, it doesn't even work at above 30C

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a good PSU if you DON'T plan on overclocking. It has cheap capacitors, and that's why everyone bashes on the series.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering, what is your opinion on the R9 380 vs a GTX 960? I have been looking at building something very similar to this for a while now, but I just can't choose a GPU...

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

2 things (perhaps a little niche):

  1. I have heard that the r9 290 is actually a better gpu, since the 300 series is more or less a rebranding.

  2. I was debating going with the 290 (or equivalent) vs gtx960 (lots of opinions on this). What I realized is that I am going to be using this for linux only (primarily a steam machine), and amd lags behind nvidia for linux drivers. So, for me, that made the decision easy.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

the 300 series is a refresh not a rebrand, the 200 series is a rebrand, there is no equivalent to the 290, and i've been told by some people that amd wins in linux

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

I've been using linux as my sole OS since 2008. AMD does not "win" on linux. It really isn't close. What AMD does better is provide better support using the opensource drivers. The problem is that opensource drivers will not provide the same quality as a proprietary driver. So, if you want to play a game with any kind of graphics intensity, you will want a proprietary driver.

BUT, amd's proprietary driver support for linux is behind nvidia's. Many cards are not even supported at all. Having said that, I hear that they are improving to the point that in a year, all of this might nolonger be true (lets hope).

I assure you, I am not a fanboy of either brand. I am just going to use the one that will work best now, and not possibly in the future.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thought I would throw a link that some might find useful. It compares the r9 290 with several other gpus on linux.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux_gpus_dec1412&num=1

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

ok, i'm not a fanboy either(well not for gpu's and cpu's) i was just told by a friend who knows a lot more then me that amd beats nvidia in linux

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Your friend is an idiot.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The R9 380 is actually a better GPU for a little less of the cost of a 960.

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

neither if you can get a 280x for the same price if you cant see if you can get the 290 for around $250 if not get the 950 since iirc it performs very similar to the 960/380 while being up to $40 less

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

this is a better build for less PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $180.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $71.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $34.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.90 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card $289.99 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $36.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $757.82
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $702.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-16 10:02 EDT-0400
  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Aww yes, someone else who prefers Hitachi over Seagate.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

I prefer anything over seagate. Their quality is atrocious. I was very sad when they purchased Samsung. The HD103SJ was one of the best drives of 2000's

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hitachi is the best of all (I found out recently lol) but I have had Seagate all my life, since about 2004 (I was 4 back then) and never had one fail.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

No SSD

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

That hard drive is only SATA 3Gb/s and has only 32MB cache. And the RAM could be upgraded to DDR3-1600MHz.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I hate to spread fud here, but I have heard from two different sources (sorry, can't back the claim up, so take it with a grain of salt) that the failure rate of the seagate drives is upwards of 25%. Enough to scare me away.

Otherwise, I am actually building a very similar machine. I was glad to see that my research has more or less been confirmed =) : http://pcpartpicker.com/user/shawnsterp/saved/

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

this will perform way better then both of those http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WZXRmG

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If someone wants to read on that: http://hexus.net/tech/news/storage/79878-latest-consumer-hard-drive-reliability-report-published/ and one user linking to critique here http://www.enterprisestorageforum.com/storage-hardware/selecting-a-disk-drive-how-not-to-do-research-1.html

Btw, one thing about your build; why go with 64GB SSD when for $7 more you can get 120GB?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I just didn't see it. Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! Where will the build video be posted when it's complete? Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It will be edited into the guide.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, looking forward to it. Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just wondering when the video will be edited in? The only reason I ask is this it's my first build and I tried putting it together myself and don't want to turn it on and risk hurting anything out or messing it up.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Should be soon. Maybe tomorrow. Footage is in the final stages of editing.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! I'm really excited to see how I did with my assembly

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

A quick question, This is going to be my build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Hc7HMp. Wanted to know that would I be needing cpu cooler? Or stock cooler can work over here? Appreciate your answers!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the link for my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Hc7HMp Sorry about it.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a 4690k (the 4690 cant OC) instead and an R9 390 (It out-preforms the 970 10/10 and has more than twice the memory) , toss an CM 212 evo or Thermalright Macho 120 Rev.A if you want to OC

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

In my opinion I would rather get the intel core i5 4690K 3.5 Hz, but other than that this is a very good build.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

That changes the price of the build quite a bit. You'd need to swap to a more expensive CPU, Z97 motherboard, and add in a decent cooler for overclocking.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build for the $700 range. Also, I don't understand all the CX series rage... I've used them in several builds and they're perfectly fine.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How well will this run Crysis 3? More importantly -- to me, at least -- how does it handle The Witcher 3? Also, why not go with a better rated, fully modular PSU (for $2 less -- with rebates -- EVGA has a 650w, fully modular, 80+ gold)? And the GPU? You can get an EVGA for less, with the same specs...Food for thought.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

WARNING STOCK CPU HEATSINK WILL NOT ALLOW THE INSTALL OF THAT RAM. A bad joke at pcpartpicker's expense by Sphyloid.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this true? Like have you seen that it doesn't for sure?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This is quite timely. A friend just asked me to put together an $800 build together for him.

It's cheaper, with higher quality parts and better performance.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BmfxBm

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

People, DO NOT get that power supply, I have a CX750M and they have bad quality parts because when I play games, there is coil whine coming from the power supply (I took out the psu and listened to it and I was right). Spend more money on the power supply to not have coil whine when playing a game. Btw, no coil whine from a gtx 960 :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 0 points

Also, I built my gaming rig yesterday!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

So is that a 2gb video card or 1.5gb? 0.o

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

2GB

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Just for the record, the 970 is 4GB, with only 3.5GB available normally.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

this is a great build guide for $800 kudos to you.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this build run games like Dark Souls, GTA5, WoW, and The Witcher 3?

Sorry, I'm new to PC gaming, is it possible for this to use a Wifi connection as well?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It will run all of those. Wifi would require an adapter.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What adapter would be suitable for this build?

Also, would I have to buy anything additional to use this on my TV?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

All you need if you have an HDTV is an HDMI cable, which covers both audio and video.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If I change out a part in this build, will it change the newegg bundle price?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The newegg combo is a specific bundle and will only discount for this part list.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This CPU isn't OCable right ? I think its only able to OC when there is a K at the end of the name, or did I hear this wrong ?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, this one cannot be overclocked.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

alrighty, thanks for the confirmation :P

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the stock cooller doing when rendering or stresstest need to know looking to buy the build

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It may get a bit noisy but it will work fine for temps.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Just bought the bundle, and can't wait to build! Do you know when the video will be up?

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I purchased this setup yesterday! I can't wait to get it this weekend. ( I currently have an ASUS G20 I bought new back in Feb, but it is having all kinds of driver issues with Windows 10 and I actually had to send it off to ASUS to fix just Monday.. With it being gone for 1-3 weeks I decided forget it I will buy a new system and give the ASUS to my son once it comes back..

This is exactly what I was looking for! Total Price is right, Video card is great for me playing CS:GO, ARK, H1Z1 and SW:Battlefront when it comes out and gives me an SSD which I have never had before!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great! The video should be up in the net couple days with a full walkthrough.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Not what I'd do with $800 but the discount from Newegg makes this a great value as its really a $700 build after the discount.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but the psu...

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is better. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/D8tdhM and for 100$ less too. GET REKT MANIRELLI XD

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Um.

  1. Manirelli's CPU is better.
  2. His motherboard is much better.
  3. You do not need 16GB of RAM.
  4. He has a bigger SSD
  5. He has a better case

Yours and his are both good builds, but overall his is better. Sorry mate.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If you guys could change 1-2 things about this build what would you recommend? This will be my first build and I'm out of touch with the tech these days since my previous computer lasted 4 years. I will be running mostly Dota 2, private server vanilla wow, and streaming videos for my usage. If the current build unchanged can run that without issues then that would be great to know as well.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't like your choice of PSU very much. It is a Corsair CX500M, which is only rated 4th-grade (near worst) on Tomshardware's PSU Tier List 2.0 (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html).

If I was you, I would go for the EVGA SuperNova G2 550w one (http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=440)

For my own rig, I use an EVGA SuperNova G2 750w and it's a beast made from 100% Japanese caps !!!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Would this be good enough for twitch and gaming at same time because i think the recommended processor for twitch is i5-4670 The graphics card is fine though can you advise me do i need a higher processor or not.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The 4460 and 4670 perform almost the same. This would be fine for streaming.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

which should i save the OS to ?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

SSD

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If I wanted an optical drive which one would you recommend? Or is it already included in this build? I just didn't see one

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Usually whatever is on sale around 20 bucks. Most drives are essentially identical.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It says this bundle is no longer available on the Newegg Canada website. Is there any way I get this combo deal in Canada?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe this bundle is USA only.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Darn, ok thanks :D

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Just one more question, this my first PC build and I wanted to know how many USB ports does it have, and if I wanted to expand it what should I buy?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel® H97 chipset :

6 x USB 3.0/2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)

Intel® H97 chipset :

8 x USB 2.0/1.1 port(s) (2 at back panel, black, 6 at mid-board)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! I am also running a 4460 and GTX 960 and think that it is one of the best performance/price points.

One recommendation would be to change the motherboard from the $100 Asus H97 to something like MSI's $50 H81-E35-V2. Since the 4460 does not overclock anyway, the chipset does not really matter so long as it supports the Haswell refreshes out of the box.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Good economic build, Id say its pretty cheap for a gaming pc.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is much better for around the same price but if u take out the moniter it would be way better and much cheaper http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9kWkQ7

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally would not go for the 960, but it has its place in power-efficient, cooler builds. In terms of pure price/performance the 380 beats it.

Case is a bit expensive for the price range, though that's more of an observation than a critique.

Would go with a better SSD, and definitely a better PSU than the CX line (which don't have a place in gaming builds, with Taiwanese/Chinese caps, low-gauge wiring, and a terrible operating temp rating).

CPU is a good choice.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The Cpu could have been replaced with an AMD Athlon X4, 3.7 GHz and 4 Cores. Apart from that, pretty good budget gaming build.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question (probably pretty stupid since I am A first time PC builder), will I need to buy a CPU cooler, or do the case fans keep the system cool enough. Thanks

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The stock cooler comes with the CPU and is enough for this setup.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like better parts could have been used for cheaper.

For example, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zwKfTW

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Any alternative case choices? Amazon can't ship it to me cos I live in Australia...

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You can swap it out with basically anything. The 960 is a nice, short card. Pick something in your budget that you like and see if there are any compatibility warnings.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build, the GPU isn't the best bang for your buck, but overall still isn't a bad build.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 960, GV-N960OC-4GD

ATX ZALMAN ZM-Z1, Midi-Tower

CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 - 2x 4GB 1600, DIMM, Ret

SSD PATRIOT Blast PBT240GS25SSDR 240GB, 2.5", SATA

Core i5 4460, LGA 1150

Corsair CX500M 500W ATX (24+2x4+2x6 / 8pin)

ASUS H97M-E

I just wanted to ask. Will this work GOOD?

I would buy same build as up there but i dont have some parts in my country so its a bit different now.

I already have storage so i dont need it

Thanks

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I am decently knowledgable about pcs and know that this is a extremely good build for gaming but I honestly have no idea how this will run modded mv (250ish) mods...I know this can get 60fps on most games but mc is single core isnt it? I never really look into that and i know the gtx 960 is extremely capable but since mc uses cpu way more i am kinda lost any comments would be awesome

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

top kek no cooler

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

The system uses the stock cooler as the 4460 cannot be overclocked.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How will this pc run on GTA V?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

How well can this run MGS V

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, what should I upgrade, and what should i upgrade it to?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Should I get different parts?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What makes this better than the $650 gaming pc?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello. I was looking @ your build, and I have a few critiques: 1. THe GPU only has 2 Gb in an $800 build 2. The SSD money could have been spent on 4 GB GPU, which is near essential in this age of pc gaming. 3. Used to have this card: cannot run new release games near 60 fps or Ultra settings

Other than that, I think that you made some great descisions. Good Job.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a good build but it can be better.. But hey! Its $74 cheaper thanks to newegg..

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

WHAT?! Where is the Mobo price?????

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like so many of you purchased the combo that the mobo sold out!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I really Like this build. Great quality and looks. I honestly might get this with the exeption of the CPU because I have the exact same thing. But Great build overall. I am more of a r9 series guy I love those GPU's but I use anything

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Around $1300 AUD. Gotta love the Aussie tech tax!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Build is great, but I'd honestly swap out the case, I've got a Fractal Design Core 2300 myself and honestly don't think there was any point in them installing the non-removable dust filters. The dust just creeps through the air gaps around the foam filters meaning you have to clean off a thick layer of dust out of your computer every month no matter how clean the room you keep your system in is.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Agh it's so good that I can't buy it :(

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

personally, I would take out the ssd and put it into a better gpu. what do you guys think?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it, one question, if the board is m2 compatable why wouldn't you use a m2 ssd instead of the PNY one?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I use 380 W psu for this setting?? why you use 500W?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If it was me i would change that hhd to a western digital 1tb instead oh the seagate

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run fallout 4?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm hoping to make this my first gaming pc, so I was wondering if this could play games such as, CSGO,Killing Floor, Garry's Mod and perhaps Arma II.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It can play all of those games.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the reply! Since this will most likely be my first gaming pc is there anything I'll need with this build?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a screwdriver. Everything else will come with the components.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the video card could be better, but still looks like a solid build.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, just a quick question, how do you think this build would compare to this one: https://gyazo.com/3428b3416f156d68080479d7bf560717 I am trying to find a good ~700$ computer that would rung games like Rust or The Witcher at medium high or high settings with 60 fps. If you know a build that would do trick please let me know!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Since the GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card isn't being sold anymore, what could I replace it with?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What has the price gone down?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job with this, though I'd probably recommend going up to the GTX 970, the 960 isn't too good and is worse than my current R9 270X Dual X 4GB GPU

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Will I be able to play Total War games on decent settings with this build?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Not familiar with that game specifically. Look up benches for the 960 and see if someone used that game.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Should I get an