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October 31, 2013 7:07:19 PM

Hey guys my friend's building his first gaming pc and these are the parts we decided on. Can you please give any suggestions or tell me what you think. Thanks in advance.


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($153.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($20.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1130.34
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October 31, 2013 7:18:45 PM

Well it is a good build. I'd just say get 840 evo for reliability. Performance wise you wont feel much difference
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October 31, 2013 7:38:37 PM

GraphicsEnthusiast said:
Every thing looks good but an r9 280x like this one would be worth $50 dollars more. http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Version-PCI-Express-Grap... You'll get about 20 more fps for most games.


I thought about that but when i went on newegg there were a couple reviews that made me hesitate a little. And the gtx 760 has really good reviews.
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October 31, 2013 7:39:05 PM

xhanku said:
Well it is a good build. I'd just say get 840 evo for reliability. Performance wise you wont feel much difference


So the kingston one isnt as reliable?
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October 31, 2013 7:49:07 PM

ahmed97 said:
xhanku said:
Well it is a good build. I'd just say get 840 evo for reliability. Performance wise you wont feel much difference


So the kingston one isnt as reliable?


Its just that Samsung is more reliable. Not saying kingston isnt
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October 31, 2013 7:55:00 PM

xhanku said:
ahmed97 said:
xhanku said:
Well it is a good build. I'd just say get 840 evo for reliability. Performance wise you wont feel much difference


So the kingston one isnt as reliable?


Its just that Samsung is more reliable. Not saying kingston isnt


oh ok the only problem i that its 20 bucks more so is it worth the extra 20
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October 31, 2013 8:06:59 PM

Yeah I know it is a bit costly. So get the Kingston as they both have 3 years warranty
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October 31, 2013 8:24:48 PM

xhanku said:
Yeah I know it is a bit costly. So get the Kingston as they both have 3 years warranty


Ok thanks. And do u think if I get a cheaper motherboard and get the r9 280x would that be better. And if so, wat motherboard
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October 31, 2013 8:30:24 PM

ahmed97 said:


Ok thanks. And do u think if I get a cheaper motherboard and get the r9 280x would that be better. And if so, wat motherboard


If you dont want to run multi gpu setup in the future then you can get asrock z87 extreme 3 or extreme 4. And for that you could upgrade to a 280x or GTX 770. I'd say Asus r9 280x DC2
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October 31, 2013 8:39:55 PM

Are two storage drives necessary? I am new and I thought I only need one hard drive?
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October 31, 2013 8:46:26 PM

TheTheory said:
Are two storage drives necessary? I am new and I thought I only need one hard drive?
Only one drive is needed. For faster boot up you can go with a ssd and regular hard drive. SSDs are expensive so you just store the os on them and use another drive for a primary storage device.

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October 31, 2013 8:49:03 PM

GraphicsEnthusiast said:
TheTheory said:
Are two storage drives necessary? I am new and I thought I only need one hard drive?
Only one drive is needed. For faster boot up you can go with a ssd and regular hard drive. SSDs are expensive so you just store the os on them and use another drive for a primary storage device.



appreciate the help. so if I only get one should I get regular hard drive or a SSD? thanks again
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October 31, 2013 9:23:53 PM

TheTheory said:
GraphicsEnthusiast said:
TheTheory said:
Are two storage drives necessary? I am new and I thought I only need one hard drive?
Only one drive is needed. For faster boot up you can go with a ssd and regular hard drive. SSDs are expensive so you just store the os on them and use another drive for a primary storage device.



appreciate the help. so if I only get one should I get regular hard drive or a SSD? thanks again


If your only getting one u should probably get a hard drive for the storage as well. If u get an ssd it will cost the same as a 1 or 2 tb hard drive but t would only be like 120 gb which isn't enough for everything
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October 31, 2013 9:28:45 PM

Ok thanks for all the recrmendations guys. I think I might go with the gigabyte d3hp and get the r9 280x. And is the Asus one the best?
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October 31, 2013 9:56:04 PM

ahmed97 said:
Ok thanks for all the recrmendations guys. I think I might go with the gigabyte d3hp and get the r9 280x. And is the Asus one the best?


Asus has better cooling and low acoustics
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October 31, 2013 10:06:49 PM

xhanku said:
ahmed97 said:
Ok thanks for all the recrmendations guys. I think I might go with the gigabyte d3hp and get the r9 280x. And is the Asus one the best?


Asus has better cooling and low acoustics


Oh wow its 350 on amazon instead of 309 and its out of stock on newegg
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October 31, 2013 10:20:34 PM

ahmed97 said:
xhanku said:
ahmed97 said:
Ok thanks for all the recrmendations guys. I think I might go with the gigabyte d3hp and get the r9 280x. And is the Asus one the best?


Asus has better cooling and low acoustics


Oh wow its 350 on amazon instead of 309 and its out of stock on newegg


You can get XFX or MSI
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October 31, 2013 10:43:59 PM

xhanku said:
ahmed97 said:
xhanku said:
ahmed97 said:
Ok thanks for all the recrmendations guys. I think I might go with the gigabyte d3hp and get the r9 280x. And is the Asus one the best?


Asus has better cooling and low acoustics


Oh wow its 350 on amazon instead of 309 and its out of stock on newegg


You can get XFX or MSI


Ok thanks
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November 12, 2013 12:40:03 PM

go with the msi or gigabyte version of the r9 280x it is oc and it is better than the gtx 770 whitch is 100$ more
apart from that maybe go with the amd fx 8350 oc version it has 8 core whitch is pretty much futur proof and is being used more and more
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