Finally decided to build a pc and due to space for now building a mini itx/matx rig. Here is what i put together http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jjgreeneb/saved/x97scf let me know what you think. Mostly gonna be using this for gaming and editing a tad bit, not overclocking as of yet, also will put a corsair h60 in for cooling when i build it. Good build for about $720 after mail in rebates and such?
well since you selected an unlocked cpu, i would realy recommend to buy a Z97 mini itx board, to have the fully unlocked overclock feutures. If you are not tempting to overclock, then basicly the 4690K is a bit of a waste, on that H97 board, then you could also grab a 4690 non k if you get what i mean.
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hows this board for overclocking ? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97mitxac
You'll be able to overclock. Just keep in mind that it's still an ITX board, in a relatively small enclosure. Any reason why you're getting a Mini-ITX board in a Micro-ATX case?
Consider getting the i5-4690k. There's better thermal interface material, which makes overclocking not so thermal-limited.
If you do want to overclock, you will have to pick up a third party cooler when you do. For a budget cooler, I'd suggest the Hyper 212 Plus/Evo.
Pick up a Caviar Blue or Seagate Barracuda. The Greens are slow and often fail: they're really only for archival use.
R9 270 is the same card as the R9 270X, but at a lower base clock. Save a couple bucks and find the R9 270.
Heck I'll even make the changes for you.
Do you plan to upgrade your ram in the future? If you get a dual-channel kit(2x4GB), you'll have slightly better performance in day to day usage due to dual channel capabilities. However, that means that you won't have as easy of a time upgrading. Single channel RAM is alright though, and should perform just fine.
The thing i personaly dislike about the Asrock Z97M-ITX / AC board, is that it has no heatspreader on the vrm area. So i would not realy recommend it for overclocking.
I would personaly look at one of these boards, Both have a nice 6 powerphase and digi vrm design.
Originally i had a mini itx case for the build, also i like the fact that the mini itx boards at least most have wifi and bluetooth built in. Have another build with the 8320 in a full sized case for about the same price but from what i've read some games benefit from the single threaded capabilities with the intel so i was a bit skeptical about using an amd mostly from the gaming aspect, but also when it comes to editing and productivity i know the intel usually is better than the amd, still not 100% set though.
Eventually will upgrade to 16gb of ram, but not for a while.