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July 28, 2013 9:24:26 PM

This is my first time using the forums here. I mainly lurk around but just decided to make an account finally. Ok so I am planing on building a new pc and I pretty much have all the parts picked, its just I need the confirmation from people if its a good build and if its well balanced. Here are the list of the parts.

CPU = Intel Core i5-4670K

RAM = Corsair Vengeance 8GB

GPU = Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB or Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB

Motherboard = MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150

Storage = Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB + Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD

Case = NZXT Phantom 410 Midi Tower Chassis or NZXT Phantom USB 3.0 Big Tower Chassis (undecided)

PSU = Corsair Gaming Series GS800 (Uncertain about)

Optical Drive = LG DH18NS

Operating System = Microsoft Windows 7


Total = €1090 w/o Case ($1454 or £945)


First of all this pc will be mainly used for gaming and a bit of Photoshop and Cinema 4D. I am skeptical about some things. Is the PSU good? I may be over killing it with 800W but I will most likely get another 770 in a few years. Would there be any other parts that you would recommend to bring down the price a little? I need a monitor that is why im asking, the monitor is gonna set me back around €200-€250 and then a mouse would be around €50. The system in total would be around €1400* or more. and im looking to spend at tops around €1250. One last question, Would it be worthwhile getting a 120 Hz or a 60 Hz monitor with this build? I am currently looking at the Acer Gamers Gd235hzbid on Ebay new for €250 it has a lot of good reviews. Sorry for it being quite long its just I need to be certain I am getting the right parts. Thanks :D .





July 28, 2013 9:39:30 PM

Well if you need the price to be lower go AMD but the max Watts you will need will be maybe a 700w psu. Also you can just get 8GB of RAM and if you need more in a couple of years pick up another set. Also you can just go with a Mid-Tower to save $. Other than that looks good.
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July 28, 2013 9:43:43 PM

Drop the HDD to the Western Digital Blue 1tb to save some money there.

I wouldn't suggest spending so much on the monitor for now. You can get a decent 1080p 60hz monitor at a much cheaper price so you won't have to cut down on any parts in your rig.
http://es.pcpartpicker.com/part/hannspree-monitor-he225...
http://es.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-ve247h

You can always put in a better monitor later and have a dual monitor set-up (one for gaming, one for photoshop/cinema 4d or something).
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July 28, 2013 9:59:43 PM

LoneWarrior96 said:
Well if you need the price to be lower go AMD but the max Watts you will need will be maybe a 700w psu. Also you can just get 8GB of RAM and if you need more in a couple of years pick up another set. Also you can just go with a Mid-Tower to save $. Other than that looks good.
Yeah I was thinking of getting 8gb but I seen on a video that if you get 8gb and plan to upgrade to 16gb in the future you can't just put another 8 in you have to totally replace the 8gb that is in there already and put in the 16gb if you get what I mean. Is this true? If its true I could just get 16gb now and save the 60. But I might do that anyway.
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July 28, 2013 10:04:39 PM

realchaos said:
Drop the HDD to the Western Digital Blue 1tb to save some money there.

I wouldn't suggest spending so much on the monitor for now. You can get a decent 1080p 60hz monitor at a much cheaper price so you won't have to cut down on any parts in your rig.
http://es.pcpartpicker.com/part/hannspree-monitor-he225...
http://es.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-ve247h

You can always put in a better monitor later and have a dual monitor set-up (one for gaming, one for photoshop/cinema 4d or something).

I might do that. Would it not be better to get a 120 Hz from the start to take full advantage of the system? If I get a 60 Hz monitor now I probably wont be getting another for a good 1-2 year most likely. I hear that its not the most pleasant to game on a 60 Hz with all the tearing of frames if you have a good rig.

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July 28, 2013 10:09:18 PM

Coadyz said:
LoneWarrior96 said:
Well if you need the price to be lower go AMD but the max Watts you will need will be maybe a 700w psu. Also you can just get 8GB of RAM and if you need more in a couple of years pick up another set. Also you can just go with a Mid-Tower to save $. Other than that looks good.
Yeah I was thinking of getting 8gb but I seen on a video that if you get 8gb and plan to upgrade to 16gb in the future you can't just put another 8 in you have to totally replace the 8gb that is in there already and put in the 16gb if you get what I mean. Is this true? If its true I could just get 16gb now and save the 60. But I might do that anyway.


If you get lets say a Corsair Vengeance ( 2 Sticks of 4GB of Ram) you can uprgrade to a total of 16 GB Down the road as long as you get the same set of Corsair Vengeance that you purchased.
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July 28, 2013 10:14:41 PM

LoneWarrior96 said:
Coadyz said:
LoneWarrior96 said:
Well if you need the price to be lower go AMD but the max Watts you will need will be maybe a 700w psu. Also you can just get 8GB of RAM and if you need more in a couple of years pick up another set. Also you can just go with a Mid-Tower to save $. Other than that looks good.
Yeah I was thinking of getting 8gb but I seen on a video that if you get 8gb and plan to upgrade to 16gb in the future you can't just put another 8 in you have to totally replace the 8gb that is in there already and put in the 16gb if you get what I mean. Is this true? If its true I could just get 16gb now and save the 60. But I might do that anyway.

If you get lets say a Corsair Vengeance ( 2 Sticks of 4GB of Ram) you can uprgrade to a total of 16 GB Down the road as long as you get the same set of Corsair Vengeance that you purchased.

Oh right. Thanks for clearing it up for me. 8gb it will be :) 

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July 28, 2013 10:17:46 PM

You won't notice any tearing if you enable v-sync. Even if you leave v-sync disabled, I doubt you'll notice any tearing.

Getting 8gb of ram for now is also a good option. Photoshop and Cinema 4d may be a bit slow though.
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July 28, 2013 10:33:24 PM

realchaos said:
You won't notice any tearing if you enable v-sync. Even if you leave v-sync disabled, I doubt you'll notice any tearing.

Getting 8gb of ram for now is also a good option. Photoshop and Cinema 4d may be a bit slow though.


Alright thanks ill probable get a 60 Hz monitor for now and get a 120 Hz later. Ill be able to take the lag I hope but if its bad ill just upgrade the ram.
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July 29, 2013 2:41:08 AM

Looks like I made a mistake. The rig costs €1090 not €990. I put 266 instead of 366 on my graphics card :( . So now im thinking of getting the gtx 760 and SLI in the future. I will be saving around 120 so I think its worth it. I plan to play games like Tomb raider etc current gen games and next gen games later on, maybe bf4? I know for bf4 I will need to SLI. What do you think? Should I get a 770 now or should I get a 760 now and SLI in a year?
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July 29, 2013 2:35:25 PM

I would recommend dropping the SSD, because you'll get a much better gaming performance at the cost of waiting an extra ~20-30 seconds to boot windows and maybe ~2-5 second loading time.
However, dropping to a GTX 760 is also a good idea. GTX 760 does pretty well in SLI and a single one can play Tomb Raider maxed out. For BF4, it should be able to max it out if you tune down some settings like AA.
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July 29, 2013 8:35:49 PM

realchaos said:
I would recommend dropping the SSD, because you'll get a much better gaming performance at the cost of waiting an extra ~20-30 seconds to boot windows and maybe ~2-5 second loading time.
However, dropping to a GTX 760 is also a good idea. GTX 760 does pretty well in SLI and a single one can play Tomb Raider maxed out. For BF4, it should be able to max it out if you tune down some settings like AA.

Thanks Ill drop the SSD and get the 770. When I think about it, it is the most sensible thing to do. I can stick loading time anyway. Also when games are more demanding I can just SLI it.

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