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June 10, 2013 5:53:21 PM

Hi everyone. I recently decided I wanted to build a pc for myself this is my first time doing it and I am not very savy but I want to do it. I want it for gaming but I also want it for everyday use as well good sound for music and the like. Ive looked through threads on sites to see different parts and things so far this is something ive come up with. Any help would be appreciated. Do i need a seperate card for the wifi? a good cheap sound card? I want to spend around 1400 total including the monitor.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.6 GHZ 6MB Cache
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO8TA4I/ref=ox_sc_a...

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_a...

Mobo: ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:p owerColor Radeon HD7950 880 MHz 3GB DDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Graphics Cards AX7950 3GBD5-2DHPP
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00715BFTM/ref=ox_sc_a...

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i3, i5, i7 and platforms
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LB5AZY/ref=ox_sc_a...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRNW/ref=ox_sc_a...

SSD:Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal Solid State Drive
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NHAF06/ref=ox_sc_a...

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-W1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Moniter: Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anything I missed? Anything good thats cheaper and comparable to any of these? Thanks.

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June 10, 2013 6:03:06 PM

metalaero said:
Hi everyone. I recently decided I wanted to build a pc for myself this is my first time doing it and I am not very savy but I want to do it. I want it for gaming but I also want it for everyday use as well good sound for music and the like. Ive looked through threads on sites to see different parts and things so far this is something ive come up with. Any help would be appreciated. Do i need a seperate card for the wifi? a good cheap sound card? I want to spend around 1400 total including the monitor.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.6 GHZ 6MB Cache
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO8TA4I/ref=ox_sc_a...

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_a...

Mobo: ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:p owerColor Radeon HD7950 880 MHz 3GB DDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Graphics Cards AX7950 3GBD5-2DHPP
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00715BFTM/ref=ox_sc_a...

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i3, i5, i7 and platforms
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LB5AZY/ref=ox_sc_a...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRNW/ref=ox_sc_a...

SSD:Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal Solid State Drive
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NHAF06/ref=ox_sc_a...

Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-W1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Moniter: Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Anything I missed? Anything good thats cheaper and comparable to any of these? Thanks.


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-C ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($152.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 64 GB SSD- $60
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X 3GB Video Card ($304.99)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell U2412M- $250
TOTAL: Just over $1400
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June 10, 2013 6:10:48 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-C ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($152.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 64 GB SSD- $60
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X 3GB Video Card ($304.99)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell U2412M- $250
TOTAL: Just over $1400


On that budget no reason not to get a 128GB SSD:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-C ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($152.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($287.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1144.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-10 21:09 EDT-0400)

If no overclocking:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($112.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($287.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1007.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-10 21:10 EDT-0400)
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June 10, 2013 6:13:52 PM

g-unit1111 said:
dannyboy2233 said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-C ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($152.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 64 GB SSD- $60
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Vapor-X 3GB Video Card ($304.99)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell U2412M- $250
TOTAL: Just over $1400


On that budget no reason not to get a 128GB SSD:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-C ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($152.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($287.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1144.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-10 21:09 EDT-0400)

If no overclocking:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($112.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($287.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1007.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-10 21:10 EDT-0400)


However, neither of these include monitor. I would recommend the U2412M (as I said), which means that the first one is $100 over. Also, I think that the Vapor-X would be a better option due to its cooling.
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June 10, 2013 6:21:09 PM

dannyboy2233 said:

However, neither of these include monitor. I would recommend the U2412M (as I said), which means that the first one is $100 over. Also, I think that the Vapor-X would be a better option due to its cooling.


I don't include monitor anyways because opinions on displays vary from person to person. That's something I usually leave up to the OP, same thing with keyboard, mouse, headset, all the other stuff.
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June 10, 2013 6:28:19 PM

g-unit1111 said:
dannyboy2233 said:

However, neither of these include monitor. I would recommend the U2412M (as I said), which means that the first one is $100 over. Also, I think that the Vapor-X would be a better option due to its cooling.


I don't include monitor anyways because opinions on displays vary from person to person. That's something I usually leave up to the OP, same thing with keyboard, mouse, headset, all the other stuff.


But still, the first build doesn't leave a TON of room for a super nice monitor...
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June 10, 2013 6:36:26 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
g-unit1111 said:
dannyboy2233 said:

However, neither of these include monitor. I would recommend the U2412M (as I said), which means that the first one is $100 over. Also, I think that the Vapor-X would be a better option due to its cooling.


I don't include monitor anyways because opinions on displays vary from person to person. That's something I usually leave up to the OP, same thing with keyboard, mouse, headset, all the other stuff.


But still, the first build doesn't leave a TON of room for a super nice monitor...


$1400 budget gives you plenty of room for a $250 monitor with the first build.
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June 10, 2013 6:38:06 PM

g-unit1111 said:
dannyboy2233 said:
g-unit1111 said:
dannyboy2233 said:

However, neither of these include monitor. I would recommend the U2412M (as I said), which means that the first one is $100 over. Also, I think that the Vapor-X would be a better option due to its cooling.


I don't include monitor anyways because opinions on displays vary from person to person. That's something I usually leave up to the OP, same thing with keyboard, mouse, headset, all the other stuff.


But still, the first build doesn't leave a TON of room for a super nice monitor...


$1400 budget gives you plenty of room for a $250 monitor with the first build.


I know. I was just thinking if @OP wanted a nicer monitor than the U2412M or something similar it didn't leave much room for improvement, but it's their choice.
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June 10, 2013 6:50:37 PM

Thanks guys for the help. A quick question. Newegg has the ASUS Z87-C LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0 for free. Should I still get the mushkin one too or save the money?
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June 10, 2013 6:53:27 PM

metalaero said:
Thanks guys for the help. A quick question. Newegg has the ASUS Z87-C LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0 for free. Should I still get the mushkin one too or save the money?


Sell what the board came with.
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June 10, 2013 7:55:00 PM

metalaero said:
Thanks guys for the help. A quick question. Newegg has the ASUS Z87-C LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with this Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0 for free. Should I still get the mushkin one too or save the money?


I'd save the money. No reason to buy the same part twice.
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