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1st Time Builder 1000$ Budget w/ Nvidia GTX 760 help please.

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June 25, 2013 5:22:50 PM

Hi,

I've been reading forums here for the past few days and I've have seen some great advice on builds but not quite tailored to what I would like to have, so thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and help me out.

First time builder looking to build a gaming PC capable of running FFXIV smoothly come August 2013.

Plans to purchase all of this within the next 7-10days

1000$ Budget (not including monitor costs, if i decide to upgrade my monitor)

Reason for Build: Ultimately I would like to be able to Stream my live play via twitch, and use this computer 100% for gaming.

Possibly looking to get a new monitor as mine is 3yrs old, not sure where to begin on looking for a monitor so an explanation of your recommendation would be greatly appreciated.

I am not in need of an OS since I am a student and am able to get that severely discounted through my university.

I really don't have a preference for a website for parts, I've used newegg in the past and have never had any problems and always superb service.

I am located within the continental U.S. so any shipping costs can assume to be standard, more specifically Nashville TN.

Preference for parts, I am partial to Nvidia and have a hard time considering anything else but I am open to suggestions. I'm a fan of Intel CPUs. Also, if I plan to stream my live play would that be capable with 8g of ram or would i be more comfortable with 16g?

Overclocking: Maybe.

SLI capabilities for the future in the event i decide to purchase another video card in a year or so.

Feel free to ask anything I may have left out.

Thanks again!
June 25, 2013 5:31:00 PM

Atreyroon said:
Hi,

I've been reading forums here for the past few days and I've have seen some great advice on builds but not quite tailored to what I would like to have, so thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and help me out.

First time builder looking to build a gaming PC capable of running FFXIV smoothly come August 2013.

Plans to purchase all of this within the next 7-10days

1000$ Budget (not including monitor costs, if i decide to upgrade my monitor)

Reason for Build: Ultimately I would like to be able to Stream my live play via twitch, and use this computer 100% for gaming.

Possibly looking to get a new monitor as mine is 3yrs old, not sure where to begin on looking for a monitor so an explanation of your recommendation would be greatly appreciated.

I am not in need of an OS since I am a student and am able to get that severely discounted through my university.

I really don't have a preference for a website for parts, I've used newegg in the past and have never had any problems and always superb service.

I am located within the continental U.S. so any shipping costs can assume to be standard, more specifically Nashville TN.

Preference for parts, I am partial to Nvidia and have a hard time considering anything else but I am open to suggestions. I'm a fan of Intel CPUs. Also, if I plan to stream my live play would that be capable with 8g of ram or would i be more comfortable with 16g?

Overclocking: Maybe.

SLI capabilities for the future in the event i decide to purchase another video card in a year or so.

Feel free to ask anything I may have left out.

Thanks again!


Sorry not really answering your questions but i just posted my build (which isnt in your budget) primarily at first to start multiboxing FFXIV lol. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1agwg Looks to be a fun game :) 
June 25, 2013 5:32:10 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ahCx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ahCx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ahCx/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Expansys US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.08 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $990.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-25 20:32 EDT-0400)
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June 25, 2013 5:57:22 PM

Haha, yeah, definitely not within my budget, and I'm not sure if FFXIV will have multibox capability (without a script to help) unlike FFXI which was far easier to run two windows on the same PC.
June 25, 2013 6:04:44 PM

Thanks ikes9711 for the build definitely along the lines I was looking for.

Still any possible suggestion for a new monitor would be greatly appreciated. And I have an extra 50-75$ to throw at a more visually appealing case if anyone would be willing to take the time to suggest one.

Thanks again!
June 25, 2013 6:10:11 PM

Being a first time builder should he go with water cooling? I have never tried myself only about to build my 2nd. Or is it not that difficult?
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...
Those two options were given to me but dont take my word for it as i am still a novice. Hopefully someone else can chime in on that. Like said i never have tried water cooling before just seems like more of a hassle unless you know what you are doing. And if you do then by all means :) 
June 25, 2013 6:16:49 PM

wespash said:
Being a first time builder should he go with water cooling? I have never tried myself only about to build my 2nd. Or is it not that difficult?
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...
Those two options were given to me but dont take my word for it as i am still a novice. Hopefully someone else can chime in on that. Like said i never have tried water cooling before just seems like more of a hassle unless you know what you are doing. And if you do then by all means :) 


I have friends close-by to help install if I cannot figure it out, I would rather just attempt this by myself for the satisfaction, thanks for the input as the CPU cooler suggested was out of stock on a couple of websites.

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June 25, 2013 6:38:03 PM
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Best GTX760 you can get in a well-themed black/red system, plus the ability to host another GTX760 for SLI in the future:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_RD 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($56.10 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Expansys US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1025.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-25 21:36 EDT-0400)

And all AIO sub-100$ water coolers are worse than a top-notch air cooler in terms of cooling performance.
June 25, 2013 7:14:37 PM

Thanks a ton Madn3ss795, it's definitely aesthetically pleasing. This may be the build I decide going with.
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