Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Advice on a New Gaming/Slight Workstation PC Build

Last response: in Components
Share
July 9, 2013 10:37:12 AM

I am about to build a new computer. I will be using it for mainly gaming but also some HD video editing and 3D work. I was wondering how this build would be.

Budget: $2000

Intel Core i7 4770K "Haswell" CPU
Intel 520 Series 240GB SSD
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 motherboard
Fractal Design Define R4
GeForce GTX 780 video card
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 64mb cache SATA 6.0Gbs/s
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 RAM (2x8)
Seasonic X-850 850w power supply
bequiet! Dark Rock 2 CPU cooler
ASUS Pro Art 248Q 24" monitor
Windows 7 Home Premium

Best solution

a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2013 3:01:25 PM

This is what you'd like; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eWDD
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: PNY 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Arctic White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1915.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 18:01 EDT-0400)
Share
July 9, 2013 6:55:22 PM

Looks like a solid build. Right now im stuck between two different builds. The one you suggested. And another me and my friend came up with (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1f198). Also we can go over $2000 by a little bit if need be. Can you recommend which one is better? (I will give you Best Answer anyway)
m
0
l
Related resources
July 9, 2013 7:25:40 PM

TheN00bBuilder said:
This is what you'd like; http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eWDD
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: PNY 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Arctic White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1915.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 18:01 EDT-0400)


look at my last response ^^
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
July 10, 2013 7:59:57 AM

There is no real reason to have a 750 watt psu for 1 graphics card, don't get Windows 7 Professional for 16GB of RAM; get Home Premium 64-bit, and my 2 3GB cards are better than that 1 GTX780. Overall, my build is better.
m
0
l
July 26, 2013 12:26:15 PM

Did you build it? How did it come out?

What's the advantage of having two graphics cards?
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
July 27, 2013 2:57:07 PM

Never built it. Did you run into problems?

The advantage is the ability to have many monitors, and to have more power then a GTX Titan.
m
0
l
!