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I am planning on building a PC and I need a little help.

This is my first time building a PC on my own and I am not sure about the parts compatibility.

I am buying all my parts from Amazon because I don't live in the US and I don't know any other good retailers that ships outside the US.

These are the parts that I plan on getting:

CPU: Intel 4770K
GPU: Asus DirectCU II 780 OC
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Impact
PSU: Corsair HX650
Storage: 1 1TB WD cavair black and 1 Intel 520 series 240GB
Case: Bitfenix Prodigy
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB
CPU Cooler: Noctua Low-Profile

My budget is just over $2000 and I want the keep the weight and the size low because I travel alot. If you have any suggestions or questions please comment.

Thanks
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  1. ParfaitSamurai said:
    This is my first time building a PC on my own and I am not sure about the parts compatibility.

    I am buying all my parts from Amazon because I don't live in the US and I don't know any other good retailers that ships outside the US.

    These are the parts that I plan on getting:

    CPU: Intel 4770K
    GPU: Asus DirectCU II 780 OC
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Impact
    PSU: Corsair HX650
    Storage: 1 1TB WD cavair black and 1 Intel 520 series 240GB
    Case: Bitfenix Prodigy
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB
    CPU Cooler: Noctua Low-Profile

    My budget is just over $2000 and I want the keep the weight and the size low because I travel alot. If you have any suggestions or questions please comment.

    Thanks


    What is this for? gaming?
  2. Quote:
    I am buying all my parts from Amazon because I don't live in the US and I don't know any other good retailers that ships outside the US.


    If and there is store or stores in your country where you may buy parts.
    You just need to find them. Use google. Or tell us what is your country and we will find them. Or we help you find them.

    Then build.

    Id go to mATX with prodigy.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345030

    Or phenom with mATX
    http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/phenom-micro-atx/

    Build looks good. Intel is not best SSD anymore.
    So that is better take from samsung or sandisk
    samsung pro is fastest. sandisk extreme 2 is really fast too.
    Utra plus is good cheaper one. Really good price 256GB size.
    And sure fast enough. Really reliable too.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($327.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.95 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($116.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($434.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1459.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-04 04:06 EDT-0400)
  3. aredflyingbird said:
    ParfaitSamurai said:
    This is my first time building a PC on my own and I am not sure about the parts compatibility.

    I am buying all my parts from Amazon because I don't live in the US and I don't know any other good retailers that ships outside the US.

    These are the parts that I plan on getting:

    CPU: Intel 4770K
    GPU: Asus DirectCU II 780 OC
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Impact
    PSU: Corsair HX650
    Storage: 1 1TB WD cavair black and 1 Intel 520 series 240GB
    Case: Bitfenix Prodigy
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB
    CPU Cooler: Noctua Low-Profile

    My budget is just over $2000 and I want the keep the weight and the size low because I travel alot. If you have any suggestions or questions please comment.

    Thanks


    What is this for? gaming?


    Yep
  4. Then drop to 4670k and 8GB memory is enough.
  5. AxlFone said:
    Then drop to 4670k and 8GB memory is enough.


    This
  6. This bitfenix Prodigy mATX case 100+ Build 1300 + windows if you need one
    Is about 1500 budget.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345030

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.95 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($116.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($434.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1300.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-04 04:15 EDT-0400)
  7. AxlFone said:
    Quote:
    I am buying all my parts from Amazon because I don't live in the US and I don't know any other good retailers that ships outside the US.


    If and there is store or stores in your country where you may buy parts.
    You just need to find them. Use google. Or tell us what is your country and we will find them. Or we help you find them.

    Then build.

    Id go to mATX with prodigy.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345030

    Or phenom with mATX
    http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/phenom-micro-atx/

    Build looks good. Intel is not best SSD anymore.
    So that is better take from samsung or sandisk
    samsung pro is fastest. sandisk extreme 2 is really fast too.
    Utra plus is good cheaper one. Really good price 256GB size.
    And sure fast enough. Really reliable too.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($327.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.95 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($116.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($434.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1459.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-04 04:06 EDT-0400)


    Thanks for the advice but based on my knowledge NCIX and Newegg doesn't ship outside US and Canada. By the way I am in New Zealand. I am going with the M-ITX prodigy because of the layout and I don't want to go the liquid cooling route because of the additional weight.

    I have another question will the 650W PSU be enough? This is what concerns me the most right now.
  8. Best answer
    ParfaitSamurai said:
    AxlFone said:
    Quote:
    I am buying all my parts from Amazon because I don't live in the US and I don't know any other good retailers that ships outside the US.


    If and there is store or stores in your country where you may buy parts.
    You just need to find them. Use google. Or tell us what is your country and we will find them. Or we help you find them.

    Then build.

    Id go to mATX with prodigy.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345030

    Or phenom with mATX
    http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/phenom-micro-atx/

    Build looks good. Intel is not best SSD anymore.
    So that is better take from samsung or sandisk
    samsung pro is fastest. sandisk extreme 2 is really fast too.
    Utra plus is good cheaper one. Really good price 256GB size.
    And sure fast enough. Really reliable too.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($327.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.95 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($116.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($434.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1459.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-04 04:06 EDT-0400)


    Thanks for the advice but based on my knowledge NCIX and Newegg doesn't ship outside US and Canada. By the way I am in New Zealand. I am going with the M-ITX prodigy because of the layout and I don't want to go the liquid cooling route because of the additional weight.

    I have another question will the 650W PSU be enough? This is what concerns me the most right now.


    650w is enough. Sure you can take bigger. But you really do not need bigger because mITX MoBo you can not put any SLI system.
    GTX 770 is really fast card. Near as fast as the 780.

    You can drop the water cooler away and take air cooler.
    mATX is better have if you need like wifi card in future or sound card.
    mITX you can not put anything, It is full when you drop in video card.

    Most parts you may find from amazon.

    This is example of good air cooler.
    http://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-BW-Support-Socket-Driver/dp/B008YTUN38

    This is cheaper but not so good.
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=pd_cp_pc_1

    Here is cpu.
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-4670K-Quad-Core-Desktop-Processor/dp/B00CO8TBOW/ref=pd_sim_e_2
  9. AxlFone said:
    ParfaitSamurai said:
    AxlFone said:
    Quote:
    I am buying all my parts from Amazon because I don't live in the US and I don't know any other good retailers that ships outside the US.


    If and there is store or stores in your country where you may buy parts.
    You just need to find them. Use google. Or tell us what is your country and we will find them. Or we help you find them.

    Then build.

    Id go to mATX with prodigy.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345030

    Or phenom with mATX
    http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/products/chassis/phenom-micro-atx/

    Build looks good. Intel is not best SSD anymore.
    So that is better take from samsung or sandisk
    samsung pro is fastest. sandisk extreme 2 is really fast too.
    Utra plus is good cheaper one. Really good price 256GB size.
    And sure fast enough. Really reliable too.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($327.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.95 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($116.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($434.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1459.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-04 04:06 EDT-0400)


    Thanks for the advice but based on my knowledge NCIX and Newegg doesn't ship outside US and Canada. By the way I am in New Zealand. I am going with the M-ITX prodigy because of the layout and I don't want to go the liquid cooling route because of the additional weight.

    I have another question will the 650W PSU be enough? This is what concerns me the most right now.


    650w is enough. Sure you can take bigger. But you really do not need bigger because mITX MoBo you can not put any SLI system.
    GTX 770 is really fast card. Near as fast as the 780.

    You can drop the water cooler away and take air cooler.
    mATX is better have if you need like wifi card in future or sound card.
    mITX you can not put anything, It is full when you drop in video card.

    Most parts you may find from amazon.

    This is example of good air cooler.
    http://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-BW-Support-Socket-Driver/dp/B008YTUN38

    This is cheaper but not so good.
    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=pd_cp_pc_1

    Here is cpu.
    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-4670K-Quad-Core-Desktop-Processor/dp/B00CO8TBOW/ref=pd_sim_e_2




    The Motherboard that I originally chose has kinda built in sound card and wifi+bluetooth card and about the CPU cooler I want a low profile cooler that at least performs better than the stock Intel one and my friend recommended the Noctua low profile one so I think I will just go with that.

    Thank you for your advice I think I am all set to build my new PC.
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