Originally Posted by ThickGlasses
Ahh, I'm so sorry! >_< Forgive me for being stupid! I'll fix it right now.
I like my Carbide 300R but I know the Carbide xxxR's aren't very popular. But hey, if you like it why not :D
Some like Fractal R4's or other stuff like that
Your RAM is too expensive and not good. There was a $65 RAM deal on Newegg today. Also never buy single or odd paired RAM (unless it is a tri channel intel). Get it in doubles. The 1x8GB stick is no go.
Many like the Asrock Extreme motherboard at $130 as opposed to the one you have. I haven't done my research in desktop mainstream gaming mobo's for 1150 but I see it on people's lists a LOT.
You are kinda overpaying for the 212 Evo. You can get it on sale for about $19 at times.
If you don't care for OC or other stuff. You can use the deal I have above. To get an i5 4430 for $100.
Depending on what it is you do with your system. The PSU can matter a lot. Getting those uber nice clocks when OC'ing, or when you are using some top of the line equipment yeah.
If you want to do that stuff. Use some guides on OCN to get one of those nice enthusiast PSU's.
Otherwise, if you just want a system that works. You can easilly reduce your PSU to a $60 model. For the majority of users. PSU's are a bit overrated. Most don't actually fail and have problems as much as you think. Look at OEM's and the schiit they have been using for the last two decades. Not to mention, most PSU's either will be DOA if they suck or will die within the first few hours or day of using it. With USA newegg and Amazon return policies. RMA is easy and it rarely destroys your stuff. If it does. RMA that schiit as well.
A lot of your build is personal preference like the case, or what you want to do with it or the CPU so I won't say much about this. This post is more of an. Just to let you know kind of.
Try using SlickDeals, and Reddit to find good deals
Very popular Zalman 2ball cooler is only $13 right now from regular $38 thanks to $5 off promo code and $20 MIR.
Also remember to buy your A.M thermal paste. It's only $5 and is great stuff.
Or get the older version of the cooler for $15 less
But dude seriously. USE Reddit/r/buildapc sales and slickdeals search function
This just popped up for example.
I can throw so many links of personal choice stuff you can considering but try it out
Edited by bowei006 - 4/24/14 at 7:05pm