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

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!
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  1. 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 :)
  2. 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)
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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-rr212e20pkr2
    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 :)
  6. 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-rr212e20pkr2
    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.
  7. Best answer
    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.
  8. Thanks a ton Madn3ss795, it's definitely aesthetically pleasing. This may be the build I decide going with.
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