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November 1, 2013 5:20:43 PM

Ok well this is my first ever build so forgive the noob if I make a mistake.
But I wanted to have the opinion of some more experienced people. I'm trying to build a gaming and video editing a Computer. My budget is 2300.

Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache

Asus Sabertooth Z87 LGA 1150 Motherboard

I was thinking of getting a radeon R9 290x gpu but what do you guys think

Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB SSD

Corsair hydra h100i

Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3

Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

Cooler Master HAF X - Full Tower

What PSU should I buy and what changes should I make ?

Sorry if this question belongs on a diff thread but yeah any insight for a aspiring builder would be great.
I want to play games at high resolutions and frame rates. Crysis b4 elder scrolls, and some photoshop n all that good stuff.

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a b 4 Gaming
November 1, 2013 5:29:27 PM

Excellent build, what speed and latency is the RAM?

Now since the price of the 780 dropped a bit it may look like a good option (especially because it can overclock way past the 290x).
November 1, 2013 5:36:54 PM

Kingbob said:
Excellent build, what speed and latency is the RAM?

Now since the price of the 780 dropped a bit it may look like a good option (especially because it can overclock way past the 290x).


I don't under stand your first question sorry but this is the RAM
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMD16GX3M2A1600C9)

And which gpu is the 780 ?
And I don't know anything about over clocking so I'm gonna wait off on that till I'm a bit more experienced or I know I won't fry my build.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 1, 2013 5:36:57 PM
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what programs do you use for gaming? are they OpenCl compatible?

you probably already know but just make sure that the editing program you use is compatible with the graphics card you want to buy.

dominator platinum is generally really overpriced for what you get.

also with that budget i would reccomend this. 780 lightning can overclock to be a decent amount faster than the 290x, which you cant overclock at all prettymuch. 2tb black, i tried to keep most of what you had the same but with that budget i would go 2011 4930k which is better for editing than the 4770k.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1W7si
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1W7si/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1W7si/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($566.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($224.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($157.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($524.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($135.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $2128.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 20:36 EDT-0400)
a b 4 Gaming
November 1, 2013 5:43:56 PM

TikTokRobotSnot said:
Kingbob said:
Excellent build, what speed and latency is the RAM?

Now since the price of the 780 dropped a bit it may look like a good option (especially because it can overclock way past the 290x).


I don't under stand your first question sorry but this is the RAM
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMD16GX3M2A1600C9)

And which gpu is the 780 ?
And I don't know anything about over clocking so I'm gonna wait off on that till I'm a bit more experienced or I know I won't fry my build.


Here is an example of a 780. It is around $500 (btw, GPU's are really easy to overclock):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get this RAM instead, its just as good but a lot cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
November 1, 2013 5:49:11 PM

sheag123 said:
what programs do you use for gaming? are they OpenCl compatible?

you probably already know but just make sure that the editing program you use is compatible with the graphics card you want to buy.

dominator platinum is generally really overpriced for what you get.

also with that budget i would reccomend this. 780 lightning can overclock to be a decent amount faster than the 290x, which you cant overclock at all prettymuch. 2tb black, i tried to keep most of what you had the same but with that budget i would go 2011 4930k which is better for editing than the 4770k.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1W7si
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1W7si/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1W7si/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($566.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($224.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($157.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($524.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($135.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $2128.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 20:36 EDT-0400)



The thing is I don't know anything about over clocking so I don't want to do it till I'm sure I won't destroy anything.

And what programs should I use for gaming ? What's out there ?
a b 4 Gaming
November 1, 2013 5:52:01 PM

what programs do you use for video editing is what i mean.

you dont need to overclock right away, its super easy as kingbob said. but at stock the 780 and 290x are pretty much equal so when you want to research how to safely overclock you can and it will be faster than the 290x.

honestly it would probably be harder to wreck a card by overclocking than it would be to successfully overclock it ;) 

November 1, 2013 6:22:59 PM

sheag123 said:
what programs do you use for video editing is what i mean.

you dont need to overclock right away, its super easy as kingbob said. but at stock the 780 and 290x are pretty much equal so when you want to research how to safely overclock you can and it will be faster than the 290x.

honestly it would probably be harder to wreck a card by overclocking than it would be to successfully overclock it ;) 



Oh I'm thinking of getting a Adobe program, and or movie maker. But that's down the road. For now I just need to get all the parts.

And I think il go for the 780 I just needed more opinions and also is 600w PSU enough for this build ?
November 1, 2013 6:25:03 PM

Kingbob said:
TikTokRobotSnot said:
Kingbob said:
Excellent build, what speed and latency is the RAM?

Now since the price of the 780 dropped a bit it may look like a good option (especially because it can overclock way past the 290x).


I don't under stand your first question sorry but this is the RAM
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMD16GX3M2A1600C9)

And which gpu is the 780 ?
And I don't know anything about over clocking so I'm gonna wait off on that till I'm a bit more experienced or I know I won't fry my build.


Here is an example of a 780. It is around $500 (btw, GPU's are really easy to overclock):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get this RAM instead, its just as good but a lot cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yeah I think I'm going with the 780 but what power supply should I get ?
a b 4 Gaming
November 1, 2013 7:20:43 PM

anything made by seasonic is good. antec has a couple and xfx does too. how much do you want to spend on a psu and ill send another recommendation.

and ya adobe uses cuda and stream processors now so you will be good. with either nvidia or amd but that 780 lightning is amazing.
November 1, 2013 7:43:48 PM

Buy the 290x, buy a 750W PSU, build it, download video games, OWN NOOBS!!!
November 1, 2013 7:48:24 PM

sheag123 said:
anything made by seasonic is good. antec has a couple and xfx does too. how much do you want to spend on a psu and ill send another recommendation.

and ya adobe uses cuda and stream processors now so you will be good. with either nvidia or amd but that 780 lightning is amazing.


$100 on the PSU I just want it to last a while and reliability.
a b 4 Gaming
November 1, 2013 8:16:08 PM

Agent69 said:
Buy the 290x, buy a 750W PSU, build it, download video games, OWN NOOBS!!!


haha

sheag123 said:
anything made by seasonic is good. antec has a couple and xfx does too. how much do you want to spend on a psu and ill send another recommendation.

and ya adobe uses cuda and stream processors now so you will be good. with either nvidia or amd but that 780 lightning is amazing.


$100 on the PSU I just want it to last a while and reliability.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4cTS
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4cTS/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4cTS/benchmarks/

Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $49.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 23:15 EDT-0400)


this is a really good deal, it has seasonic parts and is really cheap. you dont need any more power than this even for a titan. hope this helps.
November 2, 2013 9:14:20 AM

Corsair Bronze 550 or 650 is on sale for 20$. WAY cheaper than what you have.
a b 4 Gaming
November 2, 2013 9:23:07 AM

Agent69 said:
Corsair Bronze 550 or 650 is on sale for 20$. WAY cheaper than what you have.


nice bro, you must be really good at finding $20 power supplies.
November 2, 2013 12:01:37 PM

Its called being cheap. But corsair makes really nice and sexy PSU's
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