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September 25, 2013 9:05:50 PM

Hey guys, so I have revised my PC build just a bit and would like to know what you guys think. I plan to use this build for gaming/ youtube and netflix. So tell me what you think! The only thing I feel I may ned to change is the mobo since I've heard MSI boards can be sub-par, so what are my better options as far as motherboards and altogether improvements?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HHWt

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September 25, 2013 9:13:31 PM

Uh Oh.. I am receiving a compatibility warning from PCPartPicker...

"MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports"

What can I do to fix this and still have a decent case since I have heard the guardian 921 RB is a good one? What are other ood cases or motherboard combos that will fit together
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September 25, 2013 9:21:01 PM

as for the front usb don't worry too much about it, it should come with a cable that switches the front usb headers to 2.0 so you can plug them onto your mobo
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September 25, 2013 9:34:20 PM

Your processor can't be overclocked... you need a k series for that. Give me a sec I can make a nice build.
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September 25, 2013 9:49:13 PM

Go with this instead. Faster parts, and later on you can add a second video card as newer games come out.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($135.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($63.04 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.25 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $1096.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-26 00:50 EDT-0400)
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September 25, 2013 9:59:35 PM

Would it be better to have a more powerful video card than the 760 ? I was under the impression that the Radeon 7950 is faster. Also I have heard to stay away from gigabyte products. Also, I definitley want Corsair Vengance RAM
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September 25, 2013 10:03:11 PM

You can get a USB 3.0 adapter that fits into a optical drive cage that would work just fine and allow you keep that case. I do not have the link right now but a search on newegg should find you one. Last I remember they somewhat cheap. It fits into the optical drive bay and then just plug the 20 pin connector into the motherboards USB 3.0 20pin on-board connector.
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September 25, 2013 10:07:24 PM

It is not important to me that I use all of these parts, I just want the best build for 1000-1100ish$. Basically I want to use the WD HDD and Vengeance RAM with a good processor probably the i5 4670k and a high end graphics card. Also I have been told not to cheap out on the power supply
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September 25, 2013 10:12:51 PM

David Kmiotek said:
Would it be better to have a more powerful video card than the 760 ? I was under the impression that the Radeon 7950 is faster. Also I have heard to stay away from gigabyte products. Also, I definitley want Corsair Vengance RAM


Gigabyte is one of the best computer part companies out there along with Asus. The parts the make are amazingly durable, and last for quite some time without any problems. Also when it comes to ram the brand doesn't matter, the speed does. Mushkin once again is another top company for ram.

Regarding the 7950, it is about on equal terms with the 760, but with the 760 you get benefits of Nvidia's physx system and also as more graphic intensive games come out you can add a second 760 for cheap in the future. Using two of AMD's graphics cards won't give much of a performance boost compared to Nvidia, and various issues such as graphical tears can occur during game play.
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September 25, 2013 10:18:21 PM

Ok you sold me on the Nvidia card because I have heard Nvidia is superior. As far as the memory and gigabyte situation I'm still unsure but ty so much for your help. How long do you think it will take to put together nicely?
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September 25, 2013 10:19:45 PM

David Kmiotek said:
Ok you sold me on the Nvidia card because I have heard Nvidia is superior. As far as the memory and gigabyte situation I'm still unsure but ty so much for your help. How long do you think it will take to put together nicely?


Hmm for a first time builder maybe a couple of hours.

Also you can ask anyone on this forum, Gigabyte and Mushkin make quality parts.
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September 25, 2013 10:25:24 PM

You definitely know more than me lol there are just too many people with biased opinions when it comes to product reviews, so I will ive these companies the benefit of the doubt. Now how about WD blue vs black?
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September 25, 2013 10:29:23 PM

David Kmiotek said:
You definitely know more than me lol there are just too many people with biased opinions when it comes to product reviews, so I will ive these companies the benefit of the doubt. Now how about WD blue vs black?


Blue vs Black...

Go with the Blue, as there is barely a speed difference and is unnoticeable. If your looking for fast loading times you can get a $99 Samsung 840 SSD which will load windows in under 10 seconds and reduce load times of various applications.
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September 25, 2013 10:33:13 PM

Yes I have included a Samsung EVO SSD
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September 25, 2013 10:43:30 PM

David Kmiotek said:
Yes I have included a Samsung EVO SSD


Oh sorry about that its getting late here :p  Anyways I think you should go with my build because you get the run for your money. I really have no bias on parts, and recommend systems based on their quality/ functionality, and budget of the poster :) 
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