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New pc build, need feedback


Hey gents,


Am attempting to help my brother (somewhat stubborn) to put his first pc together.

Please see below the specs that he/we have come up with for the parts list etc. 

If any of them stand out in a negative way or should be swapped out for compatibility reasons or better running versions of a similar price then please post below and let me know your thoughts so i can get some feedback before he drops the coin down on it.


Case: Corsair Carbide CC200R - $84 (MSY)

PSU: Corsair 80+ Bronze Semi-Modular CX750 m ($139) (MSY)

Motherboard: Gigabyte H97-Gaming-3 ($149) (MSY)

Chipset: Intel i5-4460 ($265) (MSY)

Ram: 16G Kit 1600 (8Gx2) Corsair Vengeance ($168) (MSY)

GFX: 4G GTX960Gigabyte WF2OC ($354) (MSY)

HDD 1 (Operating System): Samsung 850 EVO 120G ($104) (MSY)

HDD 2 (Program Drive): Samsung 850 EVO 500G ($261) (MSY)

Wireless PCI: TP-Link WDN4800 ($49) (MSY)

TOTAL so far $1573



He is looking to spend no more than around 1600 mark for $$$$> so if we change anything above in the list we gotta keep it to a similar price etc. 


Cheers in advance,





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Hey Ren,

With that spec I'd certainly increase the boot drive to at least 250GB rather than 120GB. He'll just find that size too limiting with updates and such filling the drive and leaving it at capacity. As for the rest the others have already made good suggestions about going i7 and a better GPU.



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You could cut costs on the Program drive by just making it a 1.5-3TB 7000RPM 3.5in drive - something like a Western Digital Black. Put that money into a better CPU or GPU. But really you are running a decent rig here for a very decent price. If you can convince him to go to 2000, you can really make it a future proof system.

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I payed $800 nz for a 7950 when they first came out and 4 years later I can still play most games at really high settings with 60fps, despite some maintenance.

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Agreed, an i7 would be nice and slightly better GPU. 2GB VRam versions are good enough as well, 4gb may be overkill for the price. i would personally just stick to 8gb of ram. I have 16GB but the most i've ever used playing a game is a bout 5gb. Unless your doing some kind of work with virtual machines or Video editing etc. i doubt you'll go above 8, if near it.

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The components in the list work fine with the mobo you have selected.

If you want to up the GPU and CPU you will also need to up the MOBO.


Always make sure your components work together, a bottleneck will decrease performance.

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