Right, so my main PC died over half a year ago now and I've been running using my TV/fileserver PC. This setup works for now, but if I push the processor too hard it reboots so lots of gaming is out of the window. I'm thinking of doing a new build for my main PC so I can hook this current PC up to my TV again and use it for emulators and videos and stuff. I used PC Part Picker to grab a list of parts and I've included it below. I've got a nice SSD I can use to boot the OS that was running my previous PC, and I've got like 4 or 5 TB worth of HDDs that I can stick in there for storage plus a 1TB external drive that I've was given recently (planned on switching out the flash drive on my Wii U for it to store my game backups, but it's been like 2 weeks and if I haven't done that by now it's likely not ever happening haha). I've also got a few DVD and CD drives kicking around I can use to install my OS, then after that I might keep the drive in or might just forgo it; this backup PC has a BluRay drive in it and I've used said drive less than 10 times since I built the PC about half a decade ago.
For monitors I'm covered as well; I have an LG 24" monitor I got through an awesome deal two years ago plus a 19" Acer that I purchased with my first PC waaay back in late 2006. Keyboard and Mouse are covered as well; I've got a Logitech G15 keyboard (...that I broke the ribbon cable for the screen of years back when cleaning, d'oh) and a decent mouse plus I have plenty of spares should anything happen to either my keyboard or my mouse. For speakers I have my Altec Lansing ones I purchased in 2006 that are still kicking. They're not 100% amazing but they more than get the job done for my purposes; I have my surround-sound system in the living room for when I really want to do stuff with good audio quality. Is there anything I'm missing on this build? Any parts that you all would suggest switching out for other ones? I put together this list several weeks and I have the money set aside for this build right now, but I don't want to pull the trigger and order it all without having someone else have a look first; I have a notorious habit of finding out which parts are mostly garbage AFTER I've ordered them and put a PC together haha.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: *Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: *EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($112.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: *Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ B&H)
Power Supply: *EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
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