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im going to be building my own custom gaming pc with following specifications

need experts opinion on this

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lWAr
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  1. The motherboard has build in sound and network adapters, so you can drop those from your list.
  2. Best answer
    Hi,

    First thing I noticed with your build. You have no case:P I don't know if you forgot it or are using an old one (or maybe I missed it).
    Second, you don't really need an audio card and network card. Unless you are an audiophile (or have some very high quality stuff) you shouldn't 'really' notice the difference.

    Now that we're done with the basics, I would personally go with an Intel proc over AMD now. The architecture is just more conducive to gaming. A core-i5 series should do you quite well (get the 'k' if you can; unlocked multiplier for overclocking). I also really like SSDs but I understand they can be expensive.

    All-in-all, I would say you have a very nice build going on and if you do cut audio and network cards, you may have enough to upgrade something else.

    Thank you,
    Raptor
  3. @Raptor226
    ssd's are indeed costly but if i remove the items u've said i could afford them (maybe) and i thought amd revolved around gaming :/ , anyways i didnt include the case cause its not a top priority and it doesnt matter which i choose :3 , and even if i went for intel couldnt i take a i7 cause this is a one time investment .
    thanks though :) , u too monkey with the glasses
    also will there be any issues of power supply or overheating or compatibilty issues due to motherboard cause if my cpu doesnt cope up with upcoming games i could crssfire other gpu
    thanks a lot in advance!
    :D
  4. Hi,

    I just always suggest SSDs to people because it makes boot up and shut down SO much quicker and anything installed on it much more responsive. AMD's marketing says it revolves around gaming. Look at this thread: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html Intel leads the pack currently in gaming performance. As far as i5 vs. i7 goes, if you have the extra money, go for i7. In the end, it won't make too much of a difference in games.

    Looking at your setup, the power supply should be enough for crossfire with the card you have chosen. I like to use the following site: http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

    (edit: If you do get a small SSD and plan on using it only for a boot drive, I can help walk you through the registry edits to move user profiles, program files, etc. over to a different drive. I have been doing that lately with a bunch of computers at work.)

    Thank you,
    Raptor
  5. @Raptor226

    but is intel's processor compatible , cause in the site i included , when i add another cpu to the list , theres a filter saying compatibility filter , and if its on , then there isnt an intel processor , and when its off , its includes them.
    so does this mean i have to change which part ?
    like so:

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/diigo/thumbnail_550/6963301_174707931_11054535.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0R7FMW7AXRVCYMAPTPR2&Expires=1375645262&Signature=GU1%2BfTNQpICQTn%2BXEwuSMvkhAh4%3D

    here it is off

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/diigo/thumbnail_550/6963301_174707774_11054533.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0R7FMW7AXRVCYMAPTPR2&Expires=1375645173&Signature=7imLZgN3Jlu3OeYypQTahpiUmCE%3D

    and here it is on
    thanks!
  6. turns out my motherboard is not compatible with an intel processor
    :(
    similar motherboards?
  7. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T Silver ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1124.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-04 16:27 EDT-0400)

    I don't know what your budget is! However, this is what I think would be useful. Personally I wouldn't spend less than 1500. That way you can get an SSD and a slightly better motherboard. That way you can O.C. your build a bit, and you'll actually be utilizing your system to the fullest. I would also go with Nvidia - Radeon is typicially more finicky and for the enthusiast caste IMO.
  8. Tabish Osman said:


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1odMm or
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1odYC

    Is much better I think.

    1. Better larger SSD
    2. Better more reliable cooler
    3. Case has BLUE LED fans... you do not need any more
    4. Better motherboard
    5. Slightly more expensive (How ever I didn't really look for the rebates and such.)
    6. I would spend and extra 30 bucks for a modular PSU.
  9. Remember - between the two builds do not think more money = better..
  10. Hi again, :)

    I completely agree with rileymartin about the SSD. A 256GB will allow you to not really worry about what's installed so long as you put videos, music, etc. on the 1TB. I'd say do some research and find a nice price/performance range for you as far as GPU and CPU levels go.

    Hope I can help more if you need.

    Thank you,
    Raptor
  11. since i am going to overclock my cpu , it would be better to get a water cooling system right?
    and i dont want a fancy case if thats what u are thinking , any standard would do
    and isnt the nvidia graphic card a whole lot expensive than the amd one (200$ diff)
    thanks a lot guys for continuously answering !!,really
    :)
    new build : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ou19
    @rileymartin
    are u suggesting a psu change?

    what if i buy these parts after around 5 years
    should i be on the lookout for other parts?
  12. Tabish Osman said:
    since i am going to overclock my cpu , it would be better to get a water cooling system right?
    and i dont want a fancy case if thats what u are thinking , any standard would do
    and isnt the nvidia graphic card a whole lot expensive than the amd one (200$ diff)
    thanks a lot guys for continuously answering !!,really
    :)
    new build : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ou19
    @rileymartin
    are u suggesting a psu change?

    what if i buy these parts after around 5 years
    should i be on the lookout for other parts?


    About the water cooling... First off it probably wont last 5 years. I always prefer air cooling because water and computers is a horrible combination and since you don't care about looks a giant air cooler is just as useful.

    Concerning the case and PSU I was looking - The case is very composed and user friendly. The PSU is fine. I just think modular PSU's are more practical.

    5 years is far away. Buy good parts for the current time and place.

    Go with ATI if you must...Nvida is better supported for some reason..
  13. so will my system be ok if i overclock it using just 1 fan?

    i wont be buying a pc probably , that is in the near future , cause i will be studying in college , and i wont have tym to do research because i wanted to buy all the parts beforehand and ready to start gaming
    im thinking my college will end in the period i mentioned

    and i wanted to know what a better motherboard means

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1q9IT
    :D
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