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Need help building a gaming computer for movies and heavy internet surfing around $2000

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June 18, 2013 1:09:07 AM

I need a new high powered PC that can handle any demands placed on it (such as games). I use the computer on a daily basis for various tasks (no video or audio editing). My main concern is performance at constant levels, graphics, and that it works flawlessly. I have all peripherals that I need. I couldn't care less how it looks like. Doesn't need to be huge on upgrades possibilities either as I'm not super savvy with technology. I just know enough to know that there are people out here that do this on a completely different level than me. I am interested in the SSDrives though. Han Solo, you are my only hope!
June 18, 2013 1:12:08 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1706727/building...

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ TigerDirect)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX4 20g Thermal Paste ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.65 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer RZ01-00280500-R3M1 Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1928.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 04:07 EDT-0400)

The best you can get out there. Nothing better than this for that price. :) 
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June 18, 2013 1:21:27 AM

luckiest charm said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1706727/building...

Duplicate thread.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ TigerDirect)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX4 20g Thermal Paste ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.65 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer RZ01-00280500-R3M1 Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1928.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 04:07 EDT-0400)

The best you can get out there. Nothing better than this for that price. :) 


Meh, I would get the hyper 212 evo over the h60. It's has less noise and gives identical performance. If you want to bring down the temps significantly, get a h80 or h100.
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June 18, 2013 1:27:30 AM

I had set H100i before but he do not need cooling unless he is overclocking. If he is, then he should opt for liquid cooling instead. I guess H80i is a better choice. If not 212 EVO.
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June 18, 2013 1:54:43 AM

No need for 2 gtx 770 for 1 screen.
Better start with one gtx 780
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June 18, 2013 2:23:14 AM

1 GTX 780 won't do a thing for Crysis 3 when it comes to very high.
Two 770s are needed for future titles as well.

And when he can afford two 770s, there should be no problem to buy. They are around 50% faster than 780.
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June 18, 2013 3:16:04 AM

Better save the money for a second gtx 780 if realy needed.
Gtx 780 is fine for all games.
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June 18, 2013 3:17:48 AM

Except Crysis 3, and a few more.

And if he would have more money later on, he can triple SLI as well.
There are many games which are like the more the merrier thing.

The thing with GTX 780 is that it is just around 20% faster and costs heaps more than 770. Benchmarks just say approx 15% - 20% difference is there between two cards. Its unwise to invest in 1 GTX 780 when you can in two or three GTX 770s.
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June 18, 2013 3:25:11 AM

luckiest charm said:
Except Crysis 3, and a few more.

And if he would have more money later on, he can triple SLI as well.
There are many games which are like the more the merrier thing.

The thing with GTX 780 is that it is just around 20% faster and costs heaps more than 770. Benchmarks just say approx 15% - 20% difference is there between two cards. Its unwise to invest in 1 GTX 780 when you can in two or three GTX 770s.


Tri-SLI is pretty broken, at the moment. I'd take two 780s over three 770s in a heartbeat. Beyond that, the 780 can handle Crysis 3 so long as you don't set absolutely everything on max (and, frankly, building to max Crysis 3 is a fool's errand). However, I do agree that dual 770s is an efficient option, I just don't recommend adding a third.

I would also vote for the Noctua DH14 over the H60 (or H80, or H100i, honestly). Efficient and powerful.
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June 18, 2013 4:21:05 PM

Thank you for your contribution, all of you! I think I will go with the two GTX 770s. I won't be overclocking the system, so I take the H80i is a better choice. Should I go with the 212 EVO rather?
Also, how reliable is the actual end product, will I have to troubleshoot it every once in a while because if I do I might be SOL!
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June 18, 2013 6:15:43 PM

Universl said:
Thank you for your contribution, all of you! I think I will go with the two GTX 770s. I won't be overclocking the system, so I take the H80i is a better choice. Should I go with the 212 EVO rather?
Also, how reliable is the actual end product, will I have to troubleshoot it every once in a while because if I do I might be SOL!


You should be overclocking especially with those two 770's for maximum performance. If you are concerned about the temps being in the 70's get a h80i or h100i. If not, a evo will be your best bet.
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