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First Gaming PC build - For BF4 and other gpu heavy games

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November 4, 2013 6:38:01 PM

So, as you know its my first pc build, and i have joined this website in seek of advice.I have picked out every part that id like to go with, and was wondering if i picked a good combo. In the future, im planning on expanding, and going sli and overclocking. BUT THAT IS FOR THE FUTURE. Im planning on spending just over $1,300 CAD.

Questions:

1:D o i have to get an ssd or no?
2:Iv been thinking about subsituting a gtx 770 for SLI 760's. Would that be a good idea? and would it save me money on the entire build because of the extra fans and cooling that will be needed.. along with a better psu?
3:Cooler Master HAF 912 or NZXT Phantom 410?
4:Can i run bf4 on ultra safely, with stock cooling on my cpu?
My Specs are:

Asus Z87-a LGA 1150
Cooler Master HAF 912 or the NZXT Phantom 410 black
Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache
G.SKILL ripjaws x series 8gb ddr3 cl8 dual channel
Corsair HX Series HX750 850W 80 plus GOLD
WD Blue 1TB 3.5" SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache OEM Hard Drive (WD10EZEX)
ASUS (DRW-24F1ST/BLK/B) Internal 24x DVD Writer, OEM| Black, SATA | Windows 8 Ready
EVGA (02G-P4-2774-KR) GeForce GTX 770 SC w/ ACX Cooler 2GB

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November 4, 2013 6:50:56 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($130.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($88.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.88 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.25 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1365.42

A little over budget but having that GTX 780 is really worth it. It is one of the most powerful graphics cards right now and will be great for any game you throw at it.

An i7 is only as good as a i5 in gaming BTW.
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November 4, 2013 6:53:21 PM

SSDs are nice if you have the budget. You should just get a GTX 760, and save your SLI slot for the future (or better yet, get a 780). HAF 912 is my favorite. CPU cooling isn't totally necessary but you should go for it. Here's what I'd build with your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($130.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($61.79 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1283.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 21:53 EST-0500)
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November 4, 2013 6:54:35 PM

^ You will need more than a 620W PSU to be safe but I do suggest getting at least a 120GB SSD
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November 4, 2013 6:56:51 PM

wtalk2 said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($130.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($88.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.88 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.25 @ Vuugo)
Total: $1365.42

A little over budget but having that GTX 780 is really worth it. It is one of the most powerful graphics cards right now and will be great for any game you throw at it.

An i7 is only as good as a i5 in gaming BTW.


Well , thats at the moment right? Near future might include or scale better with hyper threading..? and im not a fan on the ASrock mobos and would i be able to get atleast 60fps on ultra 1920x1080 on my build without needing to buy an aftermarket cpu cooler?
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November 4, 2013 7:01:03 PM

wtalk2 said:
^ You will need more than a 620W PSU to be safe but I do suggest getting at least a 120GB SSD


The 780 only requires 250W, the rest of the build adds up to about 500W. Wattage isn't even that important though, it's the voltage on the 12V rail.
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November 4, 2013 7:08:48 PM

You would be able to get the same performance without the after market cooler but with the after market cooler you can overclock your CPU to get even more performance, which you can't do with the stock cooler.

PS: Asrock motherboards are actually very good. For $130 I got my Asrock Z77 Extreme4 and it has amazing features and I have never had any problems with it.
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November 4, 2013 7:09:02 PM

Blaise170 said:
wtalk2 said:
^ You will need more than a 620W PSU to be safe but I do suggest getting at least a 120GB SSD


The 780 only requires 250W, the rest of the build adds up to about 500W. Wattage isn't even that important though, it's the voltage on the 12V rail.


would the corsair hx750 run the build no problems?
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November 4, 2013 7:10:31 PM

wtalk2 said:
You would be able to get the same performance without the after market cooler but with the after market cooler you can overclock your CPU to get even more performance, which you can't do with the stock cooler.

PS: Asrock motherboards are actually very good. For $130 I got my Asrock Z77 Extreme4 and it has amazing features and I have never had any problems with it.


Oh Ok.. so an aftermarket cooler wont be needed until i decide to over clock..
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November 4, 2013 7:23:24 PM

Yeah if you don't want to overclock you are fine without the after market cooler. Also a HX-750 will be fine to power this build.
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November 4, 2013 7:26:24 PM

wtalk2 said:
Yeah if you don't want to overclock you are fine without the after market cooler. Also a HX-750 will be fine to power this build.


THANKS.. and btw.. phantom 410 or haf 912? and any other suggestions on cases that have good cooling under the 100$ price range?
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November 4, 2013 7:52:52 PM

austen98 said:
wtalk2 said:
Yeah if you don't want to overclock you are fine without the after market cooler. Also a HX-750 will be fine to power this build.


THANKS.. and btw.. phantom 410 or haf 912? and any other suggestions on cases that have good cooling under the 100$ price range?


This is my personal favorite.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/bitfenix-case-bfcgho300kkn...
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November 5, 2013 4:55:56 AM

The HAF 912 is a decent case. (I own one), but if you want to spend a bit more for a higher quality case get the Phantom 410.
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