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October 3, 2013 8:11:15 AM

Hello, I'm looking to build a new system that would be able to play "Next" generation while streaming/recording. I have built pc in the past but never really got which part I should be getting, and my normally I use the government method of funding (aka throw excessive money at it) while only making sure some basic compatibility. But this time I'm looking for bit more balanced approach and looking to get more performance for my dollar, rather than select expensive parts because they're expensive and hope for the best.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This Sunday

Budget Range: $3,500 USD before rebates and after shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming and small video edits from the stream, and Blue Ray movies. Also taking computer programing in hopes of game development (but long way from that).

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Looking for Windows 7 (will not buy Windows 8), and maybe get steam os as dual boot later.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Location: City, State/Region, Country: USA (I won't be making in store purchases)

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Unlikely (I always said to myself I would try but never got around to it after 4 builds)

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: At least full HD.

Additional Comments: None I can think of.

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October 3, 2013 8:20:38 AM

Right now I am running a i7-4770 with a GTX 670, 16 GB of Ram, 1 TB HD, 250 SSD, 800W Power Supply, Win 7 64 bit, And a intel motherboard (cant remember the specifics) All for about 1500. Which is way under your budget, and I can run everything at Ultra Setting, I even do music mixing a little bit with no problems at all.
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October 3, 2013 8:31:55 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($665.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($665.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($52.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($567.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $3349.31
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October 3, 2013 8:48:14 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($212.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($264.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($374.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($374.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 1200W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($274.99 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive: LG BH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($107.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 232W 2.1ch Speakers ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $3485.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-03 11:48 EDT-0400)
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October 3, 2013 9:03:38 AM

Quick edit to include my request for Windows 7.
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October 3, 2013 9:22:09 AM

Suzaku said:
Quick edit to include my request for Windows 7.


At this point in time there really isn't any reason behind keeping Windows 7 over Windows 8.1 but it is your call. Both OS are the same price on Newegg.

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
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