Agreed, the CX PSU's are very poor quality. A complete rip off for it's price.
Antec HCG 650W
Seasonic M12II 620W
XFX TS 650W
EVGA GS 650W
The above would be far better options.
Complete overkill on the PSU, unless you are going to get another 980 ti in the near future.
600W PSU is more than enough for this system.
Other than that, nice build.
Really should have went for a better motherboard.
CX Series is Tier 4 quite a poor choice. Capacitors and other components are poor in the CX Series.
Other than the fact you could have gotten a better price to performance cpu cooler the other specs are great for your build and you are a wonderful friend.
Other than the fact that i would have prefered the ssd to be a 1tb hdd its a wonderful mid ranged gaming rig.
Especially since you crossfired two hungry gpu's you really should have gotten a tier 2 psu especially if you want the best performance from overclocking. Your psu is tier 3 and is not recommended for gaming builds in general and since this is crossfire its even less recommended. The case is small and these 2 hot non blower style gpu is going to heat your other components a bit. Other than that nice choices.
Shoul have not bought the SSD and get a r9 285 or r9 270x and have gotten a better cpu day the i3 4160 or the 8350.
Definitly should overclock your cpu and gpu tovthe maximum and upgrade to a new gpu in a year or two.
You should overclock the cpu to 4.6ghz minimum and the gpu yo the maximum it can handle. Other than that it looks like a nice solid build.
If you overclock anything under 4.0ghz or under makes literally no difference in performance as the 4690k boost to 3.9ghz anyways. A decent overclock is 4.5ghz and a good one is 4.6gh
Anyways other than that the nepton is just an amazing cpu cooling series and everything else is also good.
The GPU ^
But don't get me wrong the aestetics and the quality of STRIX is great.
Great price to performance pc, just need to get an aftermarket cooler overclock it to 4.5ghz or more and oc the gpu too and it should perform very well.
Overkill on the motherboard.
i believe the vram has to be identical but honestly it is better to sell your gpu and get a single better gpu than xfire ^
Lovely man that monitor is so boss.
Some people like the aestetics and overclocking perks even though you should get similar or same ocing with a cheaper z97 anyways anythimg above $200 mobo is an overkill but its fine
Benchmarks show that asus coolers are slightly worse than gigabyte evga or msi. Other than that it seems fine.
270x is such an amazing price to performance gpu but if you spent a tad bit more and get a 4gb version of the 270x but still solid build.
No reason to get an aio cooler if your not going to overclock the cpu.
850w is a complete overkill also taking in note that the 4790k isnt even going to overclock.
Waste of money on the mobo and you should be able to get the clock speed way higher. Other than that solid build.
If you do that on a regular basis i agree ^`
Ram overkill 16gb is enough even for high ram demanding programs and programs running together
Simple mid range solid build +
More of a mid ranged gaming pc. Anyways seems like a solid build!
An i3 would have been better for media, office work and other things non gamers do because of the hyperthreading if not an amd apu would have been nice.
Simple entry level gaming pc perfect for a son starting pc gaming!
I apologize if it was a bit harsh, my enthusiam released a lot of strong words ^ good luck
here is a lovely example since newegg didnt work i checked ncixus
This one much more worth the price. Is your budget $900? Nice psu choice ^
Because your case is a smaller case it would be more beneficial for you to have a blower style gpu. Newegg is having server issues so i cant give you examples at the current moment. Since you will game on your pc im going to give a guess that you have steam, if you would like you can contact me on steam http://steamcommunity.com/id/KKAW
If your budget is $900 i think i would be able to make a much better build for you depending on your exact needs.
What exactly will you do with it?
Streaming, gaming (what games.), what fps are you looking for. What monitor do you have (1080p, 1440p, etc.) Just these details and i can help you part pick the perfect pc for you.
What a solid build +1
K cpu need a better mobo z87 or z97
The psu and gpu is a shame because a 380 would have been much better and the cx is not a gaming grade psu.
When i was going through the part list i was expecting this to be a video photo editing rendering media work machine. If so would be acceptable even though the 32gb of ram would still be an overkill. For a gaming pc the ram is useless you are going to use 8gb and 16gb if you plan on doing quite a bit of editing and streaming etc. Case and video card is pathetic for the "gaming" build you have .
The mobo seems like a complete waste of money if you bought it for full prices. Other than that everything seems fine.
Not bad for a first build but the point of an expensive mobo is for the better overclocking edge. I have a relatively cheap z87 mobo and i get an overclock of 4.5 ghz stable on the same cpu as you. Next time spend less on the mobo, get a cpu cooler say 212x. Also the psu is a great psu but an overkill for a single 970 and 4690k even if you overclock it. 650~w tier 2 psu should do wonders.
At first glance i was very confused because the price to performamce ratio seems plain dumb. Its like a new builder wanted a 6300 in their build and no matter what, they wanted it to cost more than 1k dollars. The cpu and mobo choice is good if he is doing light gaming. Good thing that you did not cheap out on the motherboard but didnt go for an overkill because the fx 6300 is capable of decent overclocking. While on the topic of overclocking why on earth would anyone use a 6300 if they don't have the ability to cool it. 6300 is already an entry level gaming cpu, you need that extra overclocking if you want it to be worth your money. A hyper 212evo or what i use a hyper 212x turbo is a great option. If your excuse for not being able to overclock is the low tier powersupply ... ill talk about that later. Great choice for ram perfect for what an entry level gamer needs. Next the hdd choice seems fine but why would you spend $50 on an ssd if you have a 6300. With that money you could have gotten a better psu. Graphics seems solid. Sigh... the case. Why would anyone spend more on a case than their graphics card. That is utter stupidity. Easily a define series case or a cm 690 iii or any other cm case should have been the case you went for on an entry level build like this. Finally the cx500 will not serve well for a gaming system even if its an entry level one like this. I would have recommended a higher tier 550watt psu or a decent 600w+ psu especially since you better overclock the cpu and gpu maybe. In conclusion i would cry if i was to pay 1000bucks for this.
The astetics are beautiful as stated by others but when a refined builder reads your parts they will definitly cringe. the $1500 used is mostly for aestetics and the performance per dollar is disastrous. If you dont mind performance thats fine but firstly the point of having a high end unlocked cpu and mobo is to overclock it to its max potential. You could have cut down the mobo price a tad which makes next to no performance degrade and gotten a better cpu cooler for max overclocking with good temps. Next if you are going to game nobody (emphasis on NOBODY) should get your cpu and a bloody asus gtx 960. Asus's clock speed and cooler isnt that good compared to msi gaming or the super clocked versions of other brands like evga and gigabyte. Next if you got an i5 4690k you could have used all that money to get urself a nice 980 i beleive especially if u cut down a bit as mentioned with the mobo. Other than that i understand some people like there fancy fans and cables and such. Finally wtf is the point of 850watts. If you are thinking of sli, you should sli with a 970 or better.
i have a few comments
For browsing or work or daily school use you are better off with an i3. The i3 has hyper threading making it 4 thread. Thus makes daily work other than gaming a lot less painful. The G3258 is an amazing bang for buck entry level gaming CPU. If you play 1 game and close all the other programs then you can get great performance but as soon as you go to works like documents and other the i3 will help a ton. So if this setup is for work only you should definitely go for an i3-4160 or one of the higher end i3's. If you are going for a gaming and school work or other tasks you should go for i3 again.
Secondly you are paying way too much for the power supply, all you need for this is 350 watts maximum even if you over clock your pentium even though you don't even have a non reference cpu cooler.
Continuing my rant if you just want to keep the pentium as your cpu i would highly recommend you to shove a hyper 212 evo or x or which ever one you can find so that you can at least over clock it for better performance.
The graphics card seems fine because its not that much for gaming it should be perfect for that build.
I have tried the pentium and 750 ti together and the maximum fps i got on cs go was around 250 so that is great :D