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Gaming desktop feedback

By David24789
May 18, 2016
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  1. Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor- price $$169.99

    Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory- price $37.99

    Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive- price $54.00

    MSI GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card- price $199.99

    NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case- price $59.99

    EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply- price $27.99

    Cooler Master SickleFlow 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm Red LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators- price $8.34

    ASUS Micro ATX DDR3 1600 Motherboards AM1M-A- price $34.91

    total=$593.20

    nz=$879.08

    sources
    https://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Micro-DD...F8&qid=1463015753&sr=1-8&keywords=motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0046U6DTC/ref=twister_B01BQA3GN0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    If you could work your budget whereby you could fit an SSD in there I would recommend doing so. Install your OS on said SSD. You'll love the load times. The i5 makes for a great gaming cpu.

    Now here is an issue: You list DDR4 RAM but your motherboard is designed for DDR3. This also raises the question: What version of the i5 did you choose, I.e. Skylake or Haswell?

    Btw, you PC Parts list is not showing any information.
     
  3. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,546   +2,343

    Looks like you might have a mobo/CPU mismatch. Specifically, the AMD motherboard you've listed here won't work with Intel chips.

    P.S. It appears the chip listed is of the Haswell variety.
     

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