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July 3, 2013 10:19:36 AM

Hey guys, I've been working on building a new PC. My goal is to get it under a budget of 1300, and getting best absolute bang for buck. Set up is a single 24" monitor... This will be my gaming rig. Upgrading from a laptop >.< Finally got a place where I don't need to worry about moving in a few months. So I figured why not settle down with a beast of a gaming rig that isn't murder on the pocket.

Anyways, my biggest worry atm, Is I'm missing something, Or maybe bought something where some cheaper may suffice so I can say get something better some where else (For example should I get cheaper case? I was debating between it and smaller version or another case all together.)

I plan on purchasing everything at a place like newegg so I can get financing. :)  So if you do recommend things I'd appreciate them there. :p  Also thanks for your help, I haven't build a desktop in about 7 years. Been running gaming pre-built laptops.

Other worries will the rig be cooling effective or will I need more. I don't have initial plans on overclocking, but I went ahead with a CPU that I can overclock if need be.

Case: 167.99
Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Unbeatable Gaming Case With Side Panel Window

Power:49.99
COOLER MASTER Extreme 2 RS-525-PCAR 525W Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Core:

MoBo: 149.99
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX Pro Gaming with Killer Networking & Sound Blaster Intel Motherboard

CPU: 349.99
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz LGA 1150 Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Heatsink:29.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm sleeve CPU Cooler

Video Card: 249.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 02G-P4-2761-KR Video Card

Memory:139.98(69.99 Each)
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory

Others:
Hard Drive: 89.99
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Disc Drive: 24.99
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Internal SATA Model ihas324-07

Total Build Cost (with their discounts):1252.90 + shipping

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a c 271 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 10:31:57 AM

Definitely agree about the RAM, but on a gaming rig for $1300 you can get a much better GPU, you don't need an i7 for gaming. Also don't skimp on the PSU. You can get a quality one on that budget and I wouldn't compromise in this area. Get this instead:

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 ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($435.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1352.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 13:31 EDT-0400)

- Less expensive case, way better PSU
- Dropped the i7 for a better GPU and an SSD
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July 3, 2013 10:35:49 AM

Hello, thanks for feedback. Alright.

Alright. I wasn't sure on CPU. Figured getting a beast of a CPU would go a long way.

Alright on the ram, is there a reason why it's not the right kind? Sorry I used to be ontop of this stuff, but I am so out of date. XD
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July 3, 2013 10:41:57 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Definitely agree about the RAM, but on a gaming rig for $1300 you can get a much better GPU, you don't need an i7 for gaming. Also don't skimp on the PSU. You can get a quality one on that budget and I wouldn't compromise in this area. Get this instead:

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 ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($435.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1352.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 13:31 EDT-0400)

- Less expensive case, way better PSU
- Dropped the i7 for a better GPU and an SSD


Never heard about that memory brand, but nice build.
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a c 271 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 10:49:30 AM

Bigleon said:
Hello, thanks for feedback. Alright.

Alright. I wasn't sure on CPU. Figured getting a beast of a CPU would go a long way.

Alright on the ram, is there a reason why it's not the right kind? Sorry I used to be ontop of this stuff, but I am so out of date. XD


No, for gaming you want a beast of a GPU, not so much the CPU.
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July 3, 2013 10:53:00 AM

So I went looking for all parts. :)  Looks really nice, although I came across one difficulty, the HD you listed is being phased out.

Have you heard about the Hybrid SD Drives? Are they a worth while investment?

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Err found the hd... >.> just didn't want to come up in search bar.
parts listed, manage come out at 1304 Didn't find exact power supply I think.
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

and the case was
Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case
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a c 271 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 1:48:48 PM

Bigleon said:
So I went looking for all parts. :)  Looks really nice, although I came across one difficulty, the HD you listed is being phased out.

Have you heard about the Hybrid SD Drives? Are they a worth while investment?
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Hybrid drives are made specifically for laptops, they don't really have a place on a desktop build. An SSD / mass storage drive is a far better investment.

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Never heard about that memory brand, but nice build.


Mushkin is a Colorado-based company, they specialize in RAM and SSDs among other PC parts.
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July 3, 2013 2:23:07 PM

Alrighty, So here is where my build is sitting. Been fine tunning and doing some research.

Total Price: 1253.90 with free shipping from Newegg.

I'm currently looking in to make sure the video card isn't to long for case. I wanted to thank everyone here for help. :) 


Mobo:MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard
Cpu: Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K
Cpu Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
Ram: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 996776
PSU: SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card

Storage
HDD: Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA

Disc Drive: samsung dvd burner sata model.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

Above Price Breakdown
MOBO 109.99
CPU 239.99
COOLING 33.99
VIDCARD 399.99
RAM 64.99
Case: 99.99
PSU: 69.99
HDD 69.99
SDD 149.99
DVD 14.99


(edit: failed to put vid card in the list)
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