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I first just want to say: sorry if I put this in the wrong category.

Okay so my mom and dad are divorced. I want to build a gaming desk top for the first time but there's one problem: Portability. I don't want a gaming laptop though because for what I'd be paying, I'd lose some performance. I also considered the Alienware x51, but again. I'd be losing some performance for what I'd be paying. I have my pc parts listed and they are as follows:
Intel Core i5-4670K Processor
Corsair H80i CPU Cooler
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H Motherboard
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Graphics Card
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Memory
120GB Samsung 840 Series SSD
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive
750W Corsair TX750M Power Supply
LG Bluray Optical Drive
Windows 7

I just need a case to put them in. I was going to use the Fractal Design Define R4 Case but I don't want all the parts to break inside. So would I need to get a new case or just use that one?
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    Hopper23 said:
    I first just want to say: sorry if I put this in the wrong category.

    Okay so my mom and dad are divorced. I want to build a gaming desk top for the first time but there's one problem: Portability. I don't want a gaming laptop though because for what I'd be paying, I'd lose some performance. I also considered the Alienware x51, but again. I'd be losing some performance for what I'd be paying. I have my pc parts listed and they are as follows:
    Intel Core i5-4670K Processor
    Corsair H80i CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H Motherboard
    EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Graphics Card
    8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Memory
    120GB Samsung 840 Series SSD
    1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive
    750W Corsair TX750M Power Supply
    LG Bluray Optical Drive
    Windows 7

    I just need a case to put them in. I was going to use the Fractal Design Define R4 Case but I don't want all the parts to break inside. So would I need to get a new case or just use that one?


    get this case

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSOxvwbke9w

    did you buy the pc parts ?

    this case even has a carrying bag :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL_CkNqdgMY
  2. get this case

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSOxvwbke9w

    did you buy the pc parts ?

    this case even has a carrying bag :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL_CkNqdgMY



    Thank you. I'l definitely check that case out. To answer your question, no. I haven't bought the parts yet. Those are just the parts I want because I was told I could max out BF4 with them.
  3. Hopper23 said:

    get this case

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSOxvwbke9w

    did you buy the pc parts ?

    this case even has a carrying bag :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL_CkNqdgMY



    Thank you. I'l definitely check that case out. To answer your question, no. I haven't bought the parts yet. Those are just the parts I want because I was told I could max out BF4 with them.

    Tell me your max budget for this ...
  4. SNA3 said:
    Hopper23 said:

    get this case

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSOxvwbke9w

    did you buy the pc parts ?

    this case even has a carrying bag :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL_CkNqdgMY



    Thank you. I'l definitely check that case out. To answer your question, no. I haven't bought the parts yet. Those are just the parts I want because I was told I could max out BF4 with them.


    Tell me your max budget for this ...

    $1500
  5. Edit :

    here you go , I picked the same part you wanted (though not all needed lol like the 80i and the black Caviar)

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sna/saved/23KV

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($190.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($133.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone SG09B (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Other: Short Cables for silverstone ($24.99)
    Total: $1409.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 07:36 EDT-0400)


    That MSI GTX 770 is the best the cooler runs very silent , only 29dbA under FULL LOAD... compare it to EVGA that gives 40 dbA noise !!!

    the power is a must for the short cables set .. for the small case

    that mother board is a must !!! it has the bes audio around onboard and took 10/10 in performance test

    read about it here :

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4482

    and the test here (conclusion) :

    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/gigabyte_g1_sniper_m5_review_z87_1150_haswell/1

    I hope this helped ... this is a really GOOD CASE ..

    and I put 16 G ram .

    I am still looking for the slot in Blue ray , this takes slot in , by the way .. would you accept DVD writer or Bray is a must? and do you want Bray writer or just reader combo ?
  6. oh and that SSD is the best , Samsung 840 Pro , the fastest in the market
  7. SNA3 said:
    Edit :

    here you go , I picked the same part you wanted (though not all needed lol like the 80i and the black Caviar)

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sna/saved/23KV

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($190.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($133.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone SG09B (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Other: Short Cables for silverstone ($24.99)
    Total: $1409.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 07:36 EDT-0400)


    That MSI GTX 770 is the best the cooler runs very silent , only 29dbA under FULL LOAD... compare it to EVGA that gives 40 dbA noise !!!

    the power is a must for the short cables set .. for the small case

    that mother board is a must !!! it has the bes audio around onboard and took 10/10 in performance test

    read about it here :

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4482

    and the test here (conclusion) :

    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/gigabyte_g1_sniper_m5_review_z87_1150_haswell/1

    I hope this helped ... this is a really GOOD CASE ..

    and I put 16 G ram .

    I am still looking for the slot in Blue ray , this takes slot in , by the way .. would you accept DVD writer or Bray is a must? and do you want Bray writer or just reader combo ?


    I would like to thank you for all your help. A dvd is fine. I just said blu-ray because I hear it's better. I don't mind DVD though.
  8. Mini-ITX build, added a 780 as mobo doesn't support SLI

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.98 @ Outlet PC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($136.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($133.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1507.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 08:02 EDT-0400)
  9. jinayhvora said:
    Mini-ITX build, added a 780 as mobo doesn't support SLI

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.98 @ Outlet PC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($136.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($133.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1507.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 08:02 EDT-0400)


    Thank you, but I'll take the one with the 770.
  10. Hopper23 said:
    SNA3 said:
    Edit :

    here you go , I picked the same part you wanted (though not all needed lol like the 80i and the black Caviar)

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sna/saved/23KV

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($190.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($133.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone SG09B (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Other: Short Cables for silverstone ($24.99)
    Total: $1409.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 07:36 EDT-0400)


    That MSI GTX 770 is the best the cooler runs very silent , only 29dbA under FULL LOAD... compare it to EVGA that gives 40 dbA noise !!!

    the power is a must for the short cables set .. for the small case

    that mother board is a must !!! it has the bes audio around onboard and took 10/10 in performance test

    read about it here :

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4482

    and the test here (conclusion) :

    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/gigabyte_g1_sniper_m5_review_z87_1150_haswell/1

    I hope this helped ... this is a really GOOD CASE ..

    and I put 16 G ram .

    I am still looking for the slot in Blue ray , this takes slot in , by the way .. would you accept DVD writer or Bray is a must? and do you want Bray writer or just reader combo ?


    I would like to thank you for all your help. A dvd is fine. I just said blu-ray because I hear it's better. I don't mind DVD though.


    np :)

    here is the slot in drive , http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Interface-Drive-Optical-SOD02B/dp/B004X9PHFC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1375099948&sr=1-1&keywords=SilverStone+SST-SOD02

    and dont forget the short cables

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812162010

    and here is the bag

    http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Tek-Carrying-Other-SUGO-PACK/dp/B001NPEBLA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1375100190&sr=1-1&keywords=sugo-pack

    if you need help or you want to change items please tell me. also if you want other cases or lower the price.

    Edit : you asked for portable :) .. this is portable with 4 slots matx motherboard which has a 100$ sound card value onboard. this is the best I can do for portable system with everything thought of ... good sound , good case , and portability with carrying bag. and without compromise , that tiny wonderfull case can take 4x2.5 and 2x3.g harddisks.
  11. here is the case in the site , there are two looks , the sg09 and sg10 choose what you like more

    1- sg09 : http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=345&area=en

    2- sg10 : http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=392&area=en

    3- the bag http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=32&area=en
  12. SNA3 said:
    Hopper23 said:
    SNA3 said:
    Edit :

    here you go , I picked the same part you wanted (though not all needed lol like the 80i and the black Caviar)

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sna/saved/23KV

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper M5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($190.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($133.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone SG09B (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Other: Short Cables for silverstone ($24.99)
    Total: $1409.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 07:36 EDT-0400)


    That MSI GTX 770 is the best the cooler runs very silent , only 29dbA under FULL LOAD... compare it to EVGA that gives 40 dbA noise !!!

    the power is a must for the short cables set .. for the small case

    that mother board is a must !!! it has the bes audio around onboard and took 10/10 in performance test

    read about it here :

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4482

    and the test here (conclusion) :

    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/gigabyte_g1_sniper_m5_review_z87_1150_haswell/1

    I hope this helped ... this is a really GOOD CASE ..

    and I put 16 G ram .

    I am still looking for the slot in Blue ray , this takes slot in , by the way .. would you accept DVD writer or Bray is a must? and do you want Bray writer or just reader combo ?


    I would like to thank you for all your help. A dvd is fine. I just said blu-ray because I hear it's better. I don't mind DVD though.


    np :)

    here is the slot in drive , http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Interface-Drive-Optical-SOD02B/dp/B004X9PHFC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1375099948&sr=1-1&keywords=SilverStone+SST-SOD02

    and dont forget the short cables

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812162010

    and here is the bag

    http://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Tek-Carrying-Other-SUGO-PACK/dp/B001NPEBLA/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1375100190&sr=1-1&keywords=sugo-pack

    if you need help or you want to change items please tell me. also if you want other cases or lower the price.

    Edit : you asked for portable :) .. this is portable with 4 slots matx motherboard which has a 100$ sound card value onboard. this is the best I can do for portable system with everything thought of ... good sound , good case , and portability with carrying bag. and without compromise , that tiny wonderfull case can take 4x2.5 and 2x3.g harddisks.



    Thank you, sir! You're a really great man/women!
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