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September 14, 2013 7:46:46 AM

Hello,

I haven't bought anything yet because this would be my first build and I want to make sure I'm doing it right. I mainly just want to use the computer for gaming and I have a flexible budget but I don't want to spend more money than I need.

My Build:
Case: AZZA Solano 1000R Black/ Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case. $109.99

PSU: Rosewill Capstone-750 750W Continuous @ 50C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 Plus Gold, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Power Supply. $109.99

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. $154.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570k Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570k. $219.99

Graphics Card:ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2O-2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x 16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card. $234.99

Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR. $67.99

SSD:SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). $249.99

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Seidon 240M RL-S24M-24PK-R1 240mm High Performance All in One Liquid/Water CPU Cooler. $84.99

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM. $19.99

ASUS VX238H Black 23" 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreem LED Backlight LCD Monitor. $169.99

Total (Before Taxes and Discounts) ~$1173

Any feedback would be awesome because like I said this will be my first build. My knowledge of computer hardware is kinda rudimentary but I've been doing a good amount of research. I also plan on OC too if that helps.

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September 14, 2013 8:15:15 AM

everything looks good...as you suggested you will be using it for gaming,i will suggest you to get a more powerfull card ... 660ti is not that weak...but as the time is passing the games are becoming more and more demanding...and later on it will be time for 4K resolution..at that time your GPU might struggle.. :p 
also try to make your build here.. pcpartpicker.com
just to make sure everything is compatible ;) 
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September 14, 2013 8:19:52 AM

There's no i5-4570K, it's i5-4670K.
Z77 (LGA 1155) motherboards are not compatible with Haswell (LGA 1150).

If you're going for SSD only, no HDD:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($148.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($61.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($176.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1169.12 + ~$105 for Corsair H110 if you're going water cooling.

If you're going for SSD + HDD:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($148.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($61.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1152.10 + ~$105 for Corsair H110 if you're going water cooling.

If you don't want to use water cooling change the cooler to something like Noctua NH-D14, NH-U12S, be queit! Dark Rock Pro 2, etc... Could even change the case to something cheaper like Corsair 200R if you're going to use air cooling. If you're mostly going to be gaming I'd even recommend Asus VG248QE, it's 144 Hz so it's more smooth if you can provide sufficient FPS.
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September 14, 2013 8:27:08 AM

suknats9 said:
Hello,

I haven't bought anything yet because this would be my first build and I want to make sure I'm doing it right. I mainly just want to use the computer for gaming and I have a flexible budget but I don't want to spend more money than I need.

My Build:
Case: AZZA Solano 1000R Black/ Red Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case. $109.99

PSU: Rosewill Capstone-750 750W Continuous @ 50C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 Plus Gold, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Active PFC Power Supply. $109.99

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. $154.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570k Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570k. $219.99

Graphics Card:ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2O-2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x 16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card. $234.99

Memory: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR. $67.99

SSD:SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). $249.99

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Seidon 240M RL-S24M-24PK-R1 240mm High Performance All in One Liquid/Water CPU Cooler. $84.99

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM. $19.99

ASUS VX238H Black 23" 1ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreem LED Backlight LCD Monitor. $169.99

Total (Before Taxes and Discounts) ~$1173

Any feedback would be awesome because like I said this will be my first build. My knowledge of computer hardware is kinda rudimentary but I've been doing a good amount of research. I also plan on OC too if that helps.


Get a 7950/760 instead of the 660 Ti. Also, Azza's cases are pretty bad imho. Get a Phantom 410 or 630. (Or a 400r, a 500r on sale, or a Fractal Define R4,)
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September 14, 2013 10:00:19 AM

Thanks for the tips. I still have a lot of figuring out to do haha. This is the new build I've come up with and hopefully this one is better than the last.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.80 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($119.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($182.27 @ TigerDirect)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1539.96

I didn't upgrade my monitor because I felt like it wouldn't make a noticeable change that was worth $100. I also like the idea of having both a SSD and a HDD but I've never actually had a SSD before. I assume then I would put my OS and other applications on the SSD and have all the data files on the HDD. Or is there more to it then that? Well let me know what you guys think
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September 14, 2013 11:04:03 AM

suknats9 said:
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750W is an overkill for your build, nice quality ~550W PSU will be enough, could also get it with 80% Gold/Platinum rated power efficiency.
MSI GTX 760 Twin Frozr is a bit better choice than Gigabyte GTX 760 as it has a bit better power consumption and lower fan noise, if you can get it at the same/lower price I'd suggest you to take it.
If you're mostly going to be gaming 16 GB is not needed, 8 GB is more than enough, other than that everything is lookin' pretty solid.

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I also like the idea of having both a SSD and a HDD but I've never actually had a SSD before. I assume then I would put my OS and other applications on the SSD and have all the data files on the HDD. Or is there more to it then that?

It's pretty much that, you put OS and your most used programs, games in it and use the HDD for movies, etc.
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September 14, 2013 12:08:44 PM

Thanks for all the help man. I appreciate it.
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