Help with my first build version 2.0!


Sep 13, 2015
I'm ready to order and build my first PC, all I need is the confirmation that this setup will work and that I have not missed anything. My budget is around $1,000. this is a gaming-only PC with NO overclocking. It would be appreciated if you could also recommend better equipment in the same price range or higher if justifiable, as long as I stay within my budget. I'm mostly reluctant about the motherboard and case, and finally am I missing any essential parts? Thank you very much in advance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($176.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($199.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($72.00 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($26.98 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $874.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-13 18:44 EDT-0400


Sep 19, 2015
The CPU I would get a i5-4670k, as these are amazing processors. Whereas you can wait a while to get the Skylake processors (i5-6600k) to go down in price if needed, yet that will require a different motherboard and DDR4 RAM.
In my opinion, I would go for an ASUS Z87-A, friends use them and its very reliable for the price and has good features.
Ram looks all good.
Video card wise, I prefer NVIDIA, that would be the equivalent of a 760 I would presume?
Case seems cheap and cheetful yet I would say that a Corsair case is again for reliable.
PSU looks all good.
Optical drive looks all good.
An IPS monitor would be better as the colours are much better, but they can be a little expensive.
Keyboard and mouse is down to your opinion of comfort.
Those headphones seem all good.