$800 and Under Locked Haswell Build



Tell me what you think before I buy. Also, anything I can cut down on?

The glaring things are the case and motherboard. Fixed :D


What is the difference between the ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 and the Gigabyte H87 D3H ATX LGA1150?

I wasn't really paying attention to the motherboard, it was a quick edit. I chose the Z87M Pro4, which is probably more board than you need, but the price was right.

The board you're asking about, the H87M Pro4, at first glance, I'm not seeing a big difference. Probably 2 USB 2.0 ports, and form factor. That's about it.


Mmk, thanks for the help.

Change that power supply immediately! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094 Spend the extra money and get that.

The power supply the OP has chosen as gotten very postive reviews from PCPartpicker, Amazon, and Newegg. It's also 80+ Bronze certified with a single 12V rail... No reason to change th power supply, especially if that one meets acoustics and aesthetics.

This is what I would get http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Killerfrenzy96/saved/1RRb but that's me.


I know it's $7 over.... but look at it. 4670K>4570

Sigh... The Corsair CX series uses bad components. Ask brennanriddel, he is an expert on PSU's.

I just saw that update. I've personally had a DOA CX series PSU. The PSU the OP originally had picked out was the Silencer Mk III, which was also the one I was refering to.

And exactly how does it use bad components when big review sites and many people confirm it is a good quality PSU for the money, let alone pretty efficient. I haven't tried a CX500 but I own a CX430 and it is exactly what I needed: cool, quiet, cheap and efficient. Corsair products are good, though sometimes overpriced, even the low end ones are (except for the cables)

But why get a Corsair PSU when you get a Seasonic of XFX (Seasonic OEM) for about the same price? I personally own a CX series and I get voltage ripples, something you don't want to have.

In addition to what GameBrakr said, the CX isn't exactly high-quality. Their older models of the Builder series (CX 400) were manufactured by SeaSonic, but Corsair switched to Channel Well (CX430), which meant a reduction in quality, and probably a reason for the voltage ripple. I've personally used the CX430 for the same reason, cheap, quiet, cool, efficient, but mine was DOA, will the even cheaper SeaSonic 300w OEM that looked like a generic PoS worked like a charm. I was building two new systems at the time, and I had to use the OEM SeaSonic to confirm the PSU in the other system was dead. Corsair did replace it, but had to pay for shipping, and their return shipping was... less than responsive.

On a side note, PC Power and Cooling is owned by XFX, and their Silencer series is also manufactured by SeaSonic.

I'm fine with non overclock, and I stopped by microcenter the other day for the CPU and found that the CX500m was on sale so I picked that up too. I am not sure how bad it is, but my brother has a CX600 that works perfectly fine and for a nice price. If I was more patient I probably could have gotten a XFX or SeaSonic, but this was fine.