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June 20, 2013 10:25:22 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18D83
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18D83/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18D83/benchmarks/

This is my first build and i wanted to build a gaming computer that was fast for start up and opening applications. I also plan on using it a little for school work and stuff.While also being a pretty good gaming desktop. I wanted my budget to be around 1,200. I wanted some help seeing if i needed to or should change anything in my build. So far i think everything is compatible but not positive? I could not find the case i was going to use on pcpartpicker but here is a link.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
but i also found this one after that i also like so does anyone have an opinion on which one mite be better i was leaning toward the first one but i am not sure yet.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also I was not sure about the ram and the graphics cards so some help on those also would be nice. If i need anything else to get my computer going that i missed let me know and if you have any feed back or things that need to be changed it would be much appreciated thanks!!

FYI: that total price does not include the case price.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.30 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($66.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1151.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-21 00:39 EDT-0400)

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June 20, 2013 10:33:32 PM

I would drop to an i5 4570 and an h87 motherboard and drop the cooler. Use the saved money to get an hd7950.

This will greatly improve gaming performance.
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June 20, 2013 10:36:08 PM

Consider this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.80 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($262.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB (Black) ATX Desktop Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1193.68


tiny voices said:
I would drop to an i5 4570 and an h87 motherboard and drop the cooler. Use the saved money to get an hd7950.

This will greatly improve gaming performance.

Newegg currently has $80 off on select 4670K + Z87 motherboard bundles.
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June 20, 2013 10:42:34 PM

oh i forgot to mention i wanted to try to be able to have wifi in it also.
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June 20, 2013 10:43:58 PM

Parts you chose are all compatible, but I'd tweak things a bit to make them more balanced for a gaming system:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($364.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.01 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1247.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-21 01:43 EDT-0400)

PSU is strong enough to handle another 7970 in the future.
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June 20, 2013 10:47:17 PM

stopjojo said:
oh i forgot to mention i wanted to try to be able to have wifi in it also.


Replace the motherboard with the Asus Z87 Pro (it is an extra $35) and drop down to the non-pro 840 and you are golden:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.80 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($262.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB (Black) ATX Desktop Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1192.69
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June 21, 2013 9:23:30 AM

slomo4sho said:
stopjojo said:
oh i forgot to mention i wanted to try to be able to have wifi in it also.


Replace the motherboard with the Asus Z87 Pro (it is an extra $35) and drop down to the non-pro 840 and you are golden:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.80 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($262.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB (Black) ATX Desktop Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1192.69


I was thinking of waiting a week or two before picking up the combo deals. But do you think they will be gone by then ? or will i be fine ?
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June 21, 2013 1:49:43 PM

stopjojo said:

I was thinking of waiting a week or two before picking up the combo deals. But do you think they will be gone by then ? or will i be fine ?


The $80 off the CPU/Motherboard bundle will likely be gone.
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