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June 25, 2013 7:32:41 PM

Hello, I'm building my first gaming PC and have little experience in the matter, but here's what i've come up with from reading and browsing several websites.

Will this work? Also, will it be able to "max" games like BF3, Crysis, JC2, and so on with a smooth fps rate?

SSD: Samsung SSD Pro Basic 840-Series 256GB

Memory: Crucial 8GB (2x4096MB) CL9 1600Mhz Ballistix Sport

CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE2

DVD±RW ASUS DRW-24B5ST SATA Bulk

Video card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB

Storage: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm SATA 6Gbit/s

PSU: Be Quiet Straight Power E9 680W 80+ Gold

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 White (Comes with two 120mm fans & one 140mm fan)

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING ATX

Processor: Intel Core i5 4670K 3.4 GHz (Haswell)


OS: W8 64-bit


EDIT: Will this be able to run 3 monitors? I'm not planning on playing games over 3 monitors, just for multi-tasking.



Please keep in mind my experience in building pc's is very little. I'm also pushing my budget to the maximum on this so spending more is not really an option. But how does this look? Thanks!

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June 25, 2013 7:37:18 PM

8gb ram is enough IMO. Other parts look good. Maybe get a MSI Z87 G45 gaming instead, it has better LAN controller for online gaming.
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June 25, 2013 7:42:04 PM

8GB ram is enough, no reason to get 16GB unless you are doing something that is that intense. Get a better PSU, though 80+ Gold is good I am not experience with Be Quiet PSU, Corsair PSU are one of the best out there. Unless you are doing some heavy OC, no reason to buy such a huge cooler, something in the mold of CM Hyper 212 is good enough. If you are planning on going SLI in the future, just get a 600W 80+ Gold rated PSU.
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June 25, 2013 7:46:59 PM

vinhn said:
8GB ram is enough, no reason to get 16GB unless you are doing something that is that intense. Get a better PSU, though 80+ Gold is good I am not experience with Be Quiet PSU, Corsair PSU are one of the best out there. Unless you are doing some heavy OC, no reason to buy such a huge cooler, something in the mold of CM Hyper 212 is good enough. If you are planning on going SLI in the future, just get a 600W 80+ Gold rated PSU.


Check the review on johnyGuru, this PSU can be compared to top-notch PSUs from Corsair. They only sell in EU so most US people don't know about their stuffs.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

This PSU can even handle another GTX780 for a SLI setup. AS for the cooler, hyper 212 won't help you OC a Haswell CPU well.
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June 25, 2013 7:53:26 PM

Thanks to the both of you! I've edited my post to your suggestions, what do you think?

Which Corsair PSU would you recommend? The one in stock and closest in price to the one I currently have is "Corsair TX 850W 80+ Bronze Modular"
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June 25, 2013 7:56:40 PM

Well yes you can go triple monitor with this setup.

Getting the TX850 would make it more sufficient to add in another GTX780 down the road, if you want to.
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June 25, 2013 7:59:29 PM

Madn3ss795 said:
Well yes you can go triple monitor with this setup.

Getting the TX850 would make it more sufficient to add in another GTX780 down the road, if you want to.



I doubt that I will do that, but it may just happen. Even if I dont, should I pick the TX850 over the BQ one?
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June 25, 2013 8:04:06 PM

Nope, just stick with the BQ one due to higher efficiency. You can even downgrade it to the 580 or 600w BQ Straight power, too, without harming any parts in your system.
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June 25, 2013 8:10:39 PM

Alrighty then, this is the build i'll go with. Thank you very much for the help and the quick answers! First time on this site and will definitely be coming back. Cant wait to play with this new thing :) 
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June 25, 2013 8:14:15 PM

You're welcome. Remember to post the result :) 
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June 25, 2013 8:15:31 PM

Will do!
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