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August 30, 2013 11:13:02 AM

Hello, this is my first time posting in Tomshardware and this site has had all the answers for all problems I've had on my pc.

I want to build a gaming pc but this will be my first time building a computer and let alone a gaming pc. If you would please, give me suggestions if possible for a gaming pc that can run most games at max settings in 1080p that can be upgraded later. I have keyboard, mouse, and moniter so all I would need is the tower. I would mainly use my computer for gaming with a little schoolwork and have a budget of ~$1450. I've tried searching for the the info but there's so many options it's mindboggling and I don't want to risk frying the pc for that kind of money.
August 30, 2013 11:53:41 AM

Shaik Farooq said:
Here you go but you need to pay extra 6$
Plus This One Is A BEAST as it gives a Performance of the gtx titan
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1y1WV



Thanks for the quick reply :D 
But I have a question. Will a fan be enough to cool those components? I'm sorry if it's a noob question but im just wondering because of everywhere I've looked at computer companies, the high end rigs with awesome cards have liquid cooling :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 30, 2013 11:56:55 AM

Power equal of two gtx 770sli.

7990 comes with 8 free games


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7990 6GB Video Card ($604.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1454.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-30 14:56 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
August 30, 2013 12:00:33 PM

if you want to overclock a lot .... so a watercoolant is the best way
if you just want to play game without overclocking this is not necessary at all , but have a good passive cooling system that will do the job
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a b 4 Gaming
August 30, 2013 12:00:52 PM

You can get a corsair h80i BUT I went for the noctua as its performs much better and quieter for less price plus its very popular i would recommend corsair but the price/performance is a bit bad compared to noctua....
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/282092-29-performance...

PLUS if your not overclocking then its better to go for the cooler master hyper 212 evo

I would with asus products as its my personal experience as my old rig built back in 2008-2009 (the asus rampage 2 extreme mobo and asus gtx 295)..... still works like charm with no problems
i have it running for my brother
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August 30, 2013 12:20:29 PM

That all makes sense. All those components were overclocked in what I saw so that explains the liquid cooling. I'm not going to do any overclocking anytime soon since I'm not that comfortable with it yet. Is there a difference in that radeon card and sli? or is the performance about the same?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 30, 2013 12:26:22 PM

''All those components were overclocked in what I saw so that explains the liquid cooling''

it doesnt mean its all overclocked .... thats simply tell you YOU CAN OVERCLOCK YOUR COMPONENTS

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a b 4 Gaming
August 30, 2013 12:28:31 PM

Frickin Big E said:
That all makes sense. All those components were overclocked in what I saw so that explains the liquid cooling. I'm not going to do any overclocking anytime soon since I'm not that comfortable with it yet. Is there a difference in that radeon card and sli? or is the performance about the same?


Yeah if you have seen a video where people have water cooling systems then its obvious that they overclock like hell....

The "POWERCOLOUR" ATI Radeon has the edge and the games and its all upto you now....
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August 30, 2013 12:29:49 PM

I'm sorry, what I meant was when I saw pc's from for example digitalstorm, came pre-overclocked :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 30, 2013 12:48:48 PM

Get the built i suggested
It will be best
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a b 4 Gaming
August 30, 2013 12:50:43 PM

Sn1992 said:
Get the built i suggested
It will be best


Yup if you're not brand specific then go for his build
+1
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August 30, 2013 12:50:51 PM

Lol you guys rock. Im actually in college right now so I'm going to have to read up on those when I get home and not movin around :p  thanks for all these good points :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 30, 2013 12:52:19 PM

Ohkay mate

Dont frget to pik a solution to ur thread
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August 30, 2013 4:00:13 PM

I went with your build Sn1992, thanks for the suggestions everyone. This will be fun :D . And i checked to pick your build asa solution but it didn't give me the option anymore?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 30, 2013 9:24:40 PM

just do one thing

unselect current solution then select the built as the solution
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