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Hi! I am very new to building a gaming computer and im here to get some tips.

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October 19, 2013 10:57:46 AM

Hi! I am very new to building a gaming computer and im here to get some tips. I have already selected parts that i can effort and that seems like most powerful for my budget.

Here's the list:

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

EVGA ACX Cooler 03G-P4-2784-KR GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C9D-16GXH

AZZA Solano 1000 Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case

EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750 G 80 PLUS GOLD Certified 750W Active PFC ATX12V v2.31/EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Full Modular PSU 10 Year Warranty 120-PG-0750-GR NEW Haswell Ready Power Supply

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

ASRock Z87 Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

So, is this ALL i need to get started or you think i need to change, add, remove something from the list?

My budget is $1600-$1700 and this comes for $1,790.85 .

My goal is to run BF4 at ultra or at least max settings.

So, please help me out and let me know if i need to buy anything else.

Thanks!

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October 19, 2013 5:21:23 PM

You have posted this question in the tutorials section. You will not receive any answers until you reach post this in the correct category.
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October 19, 2013 11:14:32 PM

Yup, not going to get many replies in the Tutorials section.
I have moved the Thread over to Systems.
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October 20, 2013 2:18:09 AM

thanks
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October 20, 2013 5:13:41 AM

is it that hard to help me out?
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October 20, 2013 5:33:03 AM

Well, playing B4 is going to be no problem with a 780. =)
You've selected a nice powerful CPU as well, which is good, and good RAM to go with it. (Although 12gb is a bit much tbh. 8gb would be fine, just a thought.)
You have not specified a motherboard is your specs, have you simply failed to add it to the list, or have you not selected one yet?
Also, a sound card really is not needed unless you are crazy about sound qwuality, and a good sound card only works with a good pair of headphones or speakers anyway. =)
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October 20, 2013 6:08:41 AM

grebgonebad said:
Well, playing B4 is going to be no problem with a 780. =)
You've selected a nice powerful CPU as well, which is good, and good RAM to go with it. (Although 12gb is a bit much tbh. 8gb would be fine, just a thought.)
You have not specified a motherboard is your specs, have you simply failed to add it to the list, or have you not selected one yet?
Also, a sound card really is not needed unless you are crazy about sound qwuality, and a good sound card only works with a good pair of headphones or speakers anyway. =)


Wow, i can't believe i forgot the most important part.

Here's what i picked:

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Is that good?

Also I would like to keep the 12GB for extra power and perhaps recording and yes, i am sound quality freak, so I'll keep that.

Is there anything else?
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October 20, 2013 6:21:31 AM

Okay, good choice of mobo!

It's your call on the RAM, it is better to have too much than too little. =)

And lol about the sound card, fair enough!

Do you plan on using wireless or hard wired? If you plan on using wireless you will want a wireless card.

Also, you may to consider upgrading to a 1tb WD Caviar Black, 500gb soon goes and the CB models offer more performance.
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October 20, 2013 6:25:54 AM

grebgonebad said:
Okay, good choice of mobo!

It's your call on the RAM, it is better to have too much than too little. =)

And lol about the sound card, fair enough!

Do you plan on using wireless or hard wired? If you plan on using wireless you will want a wireless card.

Also, you may to consider upgrading to a 1tb WD Caviar Black, 500gb soon goes and the CB models offer more performance.

I don't understand what you mean by hard wired and wireless and i didn't understand the last sentence. Yu talking about hard drive?
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October 20, 2013 6:36:36 AM

Okay, dont worry, I'll explain. =)

Wireless (Or WiFi) means wireless internet, aka, no wires.
Hard wired is using an ethernet cable.

So do you plan on accessing the internet wirelessly or via a cable?

I mention the hard drive as you can pick up a 1tb hard drive for basically the same price as a 500gb, and the Western Digital Caviar Black series offer more performance over the Western Digital Blue series.
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October 20, 2013 6:45:37 AM

grebgonebad said:
Okay, dont worry, I'll explain. =)

Wireless (Or WiFi) means wireless internet, aka, no wires.
Hard wired is using an ethernet cable.

So do you plan on accessing the internet wirelessly or via a cable?

I mention the hard drive as you can pick up a 1tb hard drive for basically the same price as a 500gb, and the Western Digital Caviar Black series offer more performance over the Western Digital Blue series.

Im planning to use wired internet.

And is this good?
Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM
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October 20, 2013 6:48:51 AM

Okay, so no wireless card is needed then. =)

If you want better performance from your hard drive then a WD Black would be better, but yes, that should be fine. For a comparison of WD models take a look at thias==s:

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/internal/desktop/
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October 20, 2013 7:20:21 AM

grebgonebad said:
Okay, so no wireless card is needed then. =)

If you want better performance from your hard drive then a WD Black would be better, but yes, that should be fine. For a comparison of WD models take a look at thias==s:

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/internal/desktop/


Ok i chose this one.

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Is that good?

Anything else i need or needs to be changed. This must be ready to play set up.
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October 20, 2013 9:11:53 AM

ehy?
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October 21, 2013 12:48:28 AM

Many apologies for the late reply, something came up yesterday and I have only just been able to get back on a computer. =P

That HDD looks great, plenty of storage and a 64mb cache is always a good thing. You should have no performance problems there! =)

I cant think of anything else you would need really. Maybe the only thing I would suggest is to pick up a couple of decent case fans while you're at it to supply clean air to the GPU and water cooler?

Good luck with the build, hope it works out well for you!
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October 21, 2013 12:56:00 AM

grebgonebad said:
Many apologies for the late reply, something came up yesterday and I have only just been able to get back on a computer. =P

That HDD looks great, plenty of storage and a 64mb cache is always a good thing. You should have no performance problems there! =)

I cant think of anything else you would need really. Maybe the only thing I would suggest is to pick up a couple of decent case fans while you're at it to supply clean air to the GPU and water cooler?

Good luck with the build, hope it works out well for you!

This won't be enough ?

CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm

Rosewill RFA-120-BL 120mm 4 Blue LEDs LED Case cooler
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October 21, 2013 1:15:20 AM

The H80i is a great choice for the CPU, and it's radiator will come with one of Corsair's excellent fans anyway.

Without knowing exactly how many fans come with the case, I cannot comment too much on additional cooling, however I notice that there are 5 fan mounts on that case, and it is specifically the one on the side that interests me. I would check whether this side mount comes with a fan pre-installed, and if not then buy one (80mm by the looks of it, but check first), as this is in the optimal position to provide clean, cool air to your GPU.
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October 21, 2013 1:32:59 AM

grebgonebad said:
The H80i is a great choice for the CPU, and it's radiator will come with one of Corsair's excellent fans anyway.

Without knowing exactly how many fans come with the case, I cannot comment too much on additional cooling, however I notice that there are 5 fan mounts on that case, and it is specifically the one on the side that interests me. I would check whether this side mount comes with a fan pre-installed, and if not then buy one (80mm by the looks of it, but check first), as this is in the optimal position to provide clean, cool air to your GPU.

It looks like the fans are already preinstalled, check this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 21, 2013 5:01:05 AM

Well if it comes with one pre-instlalled then I dont see a problem. =)

I can't say I see anything else that needs changing or adding. When it's built you're going to have a kick ass system there my friend. With a 4770k and a 780 to boot, theres not going to be much game-wise that will make it struggle.
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October 21, 2013 5:10:04 AM

grebgonebad said:
Well if it comes with one pre-instlalled then I dont see a problem. =)

I can't say I see anything else that needs changing or adding. When it's built you're going to have a kick ass system there my friend. With a 4770k and a 780 to boot, theres not going to be much game-wise that will make it struggle.

Alright, thanks a ton for your time and effort. I will be buying it it next month or so.

Thanks again.
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October 21, 2013 5:47:15 AM

No problem, always gald to help. =)

You'll have to post a few pics of the completed build on this thread to show us all how it looks! =)
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October 21, 2013 5:48:43 AM

grebgonebad said:
No problem, always gald to help. =)

You'll have to post a few pics of the completed build on this thread to show us all how it looks! =)

Will do!
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October 24, 2013 11:18:02 AM

list updated
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December 4, 2013 6:32:24 PM

C-4 said:
I hope you didn't get those parts yet - your motherboard needs to be a Z87 part with a LGA1150 socket. This one is designed for the 3rd generation Ivy Bridge CPUs and won't fit your Haswell! Here's a brief review to help you get started: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7548/gaming-motherboards-... , and here's another longer one: http://www.anandtech.com/show/6989/intel-z87-motherboar...

Edit: corrected the socket pin count


Thanks for the warning! Can you please recommend me a high end motherboard for about $100? That'll help me.

Thanks
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December 4, 2013 6:43:43 PM

list updated!
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January 28, 2014 10:01:55 AM

kennykyle said:
list updated!


So did you build that beauty?
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January 28, 2014 11:03:04 AM

GamingCow said:
kennykyle said:
list updated!


So did you build that beauty?


Yesh
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January 28, 2014 11:59:35 AM

kennykyle said:
GamingCow said:
kennykyle said:
list updated!


So did you build that beauty?


Yesh


Well put up a pic man :D 

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January 28, 2014 12:52:45 PM

GamingCow said:
kennykyle said:
GamingCow said:
kennykyle said:
list updated!


So did you build that beauty?


Yesh


Well put up a pic man :D 


ok
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