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November 2, 2013 12:38:52 AM

Hi,

I have come up with a build that I will be using for mainly video editing and gaming. I am new in choosing my own parts for my build so I am unsure if my current build is affordable and efficient for what I am doing.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K
CPU Cooler: C.M HYPER 212 X CPU COOLER
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING
GPU: Asus GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5
PSU: Seasonic M12II-MODULAR 650W
Case: Corsair 350D m-ATX
Storage: Samsung EVO 120GB SSD ($149), WD Green 2TB
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 Memory
Optical Drive: LG CH12LS28 Internal Blu-ray Combo Drive

I also wish to not exceed my budget of $1500. Please look at my build and see which components can be changed to be better for what I am doing. Thanks!
a c 246 4 Gaming
November 2, 2013 12:49:56 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.34 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($132.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1410.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-02 03:49 EDT-0400)

Better cpu cooler.
Better gpu.
Larger psu for future SLI.
November 2, 2013 12:50:43 AM

Unless I'm mistaken, you've picked a M-ATX case but a full sized ATX motherboard. The Motherboard is too big for the case you've selected. You'll need either a full ATX case, or an Micro ATX motherboard - there are plenty of both to choose from.

Otherwise that looks like a solid build. If you're video editing, I'd consider at least a WD Blue drive to store and edit on, those greens are fine but pretty slow and the price jump from Green to Blue is very small.

Nice build though.

EDIT: - fyi - I was referring to the original build - not realchaos' suggested build.
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November 2, 2013 1:32:04 AM

realchaos said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.34 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($132.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1410.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-02 03:49 EDT-0400)

Better cpu cooler.
Better gpu.
Larger psu for future SLI.


Thanks, but I have a limited variety of components to choose from since I am not buying my components online but from a store. Many of the items unfortunately are not available in that store.

This is the list of components the store sells.http://bit.ly/1f9NwMT

From the list, I will not be able to find these stuff:
Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler
XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
a c 246 4 Gaming
November 2, 2013 10:56:39 AM

How did you even get your build you posted under 1500?
From what I'm looking at, the processor and motherboard is already $750.
The Asus GTX 760 is $425.
That's already $1175 on three components.
Add in the cpu cooler (~$70), case (~$120), SSD (~150) that's already over $1500. Then there's the psu and ram which will make it about 1700-1800.
November 2, 2013 9:46:55 PM

realchaos said:
How did you even get your build you posted under 1500?
From what I'm looking at, the processor and motherboard is already $750.
The Asus GTX 760 is $425.
That's already $1175 on three components.
Add in the cpu cooler (~$70), case (~$120), SSD (~150) that's already over $1500. Then there's the psu and ram which will make it about 1700-1800.


Oh the currency for this is different. It's not in US$. I just converted the estimated amount into that. The currency in the list is SGD.
a c 246 4 Gaming
November 2, 2013 9:55:49 PM

So what is your budget in whatever currency is listed on the list?
November 2, 2013 9:56:52 PM

realchaos said:
So what is your budget in whatever currency is listed on the list?


My budget is SGD 2000.

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a c 246 4 Gaming
November 2, 2013 10:26:35 PM
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i7-4770k + ASRock Z87 Extreme4 - 687
G.SKILL RIPJAWS-X 1866MHZ ( 8GBx2pcs ) CL9 - 232
Cooler Master Hyper 212 X - 69
WD Blue 1tb 7200rpm 64mb cache - 85
LG 24X DVD-RW SATA OEM - 25
SEASONIC M12II-MODULAR 650W - 125
NZXT PHANTOM 410 ( BLACK / WHITE ) - 155
GIGABYTE R9 280X 3GB O.C DDR5 - 449
SAMSUNG EVO 120GB SSD - 149

Total: 1976
November 3, 2013 7:48:35 PM

realchaos said:
i7-4770k + ASRock Z87 Extreme4 - 687
G.SKILL RIPJAWS-X 1866MHZ ( 8GBx2pcs ) CL9 - 232
Cooler Master Hyper 212 X - 69
WD Blue 1tb 7200rpm 64mb cache - 85
LG 24X DVD-RW SATA OEM - 25
SEASONIC M12II-MODULAR 650W - 125
NZXT PHANTOM 410 ( BLACK / WHITE ) - 155
GIGABYTE R9 280X 3GB O.C DDR5 - 449
SAMSUNG EVO 120GB SSD - 149

Total: 1976


Okay thanks a lot for your help! Will consider further about this build. :) 
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