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So this is my first build and i want to know what do you think about it.

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November 13, 2013 10:49:48 AM

So this is the build:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21MWB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21MWB/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21MWB/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.32 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.65 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($117.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1226.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-13 13:46 EST-0500)

So what do you think? Will this perform good? Is there anything you would change? The only thing that i dont know is which Windows version should i get?

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November 13, 2013 10:53:42 AM

Nice specs...though, you should grab your CPU from MicroCenter [199.99] as well: http://www.microcenter.com/product/413251/Core_i5_4670K...

Performance? Youll be rocking 1080p gaming for sure. Version of Windows?
Ive seen alot of negative comments for W8 vs. 7. Unfortunately, there isnt a large price difference
between the two...so why not get a newer version?
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November 13, 2013 10:54:14 AM

Unless you plan on adding a second GPU for SLI in the future, that's more PSU than you need. 500-600 watts (I would recommend 600 to so as not to push it) will do just as well.

As for the OS, unless you have a touch screen or a burning desire for the Windows app store, Win7 should be all you need.
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November 13, 2013 10:58:22 AM

Hello, I'm new to forums :D 
The build is awesome, instead of the mentioned i5 i would go with fx 8350, especially for future-proofing your system, new games like BF4 will use all 8 cores AMD has to offer, instead of H80I i would go for H90 from watercoolers (i really like the watercooler to be on rear exhaust so graphics card heat could go directly up trough top fans :D )
OFC if you are going for amd get the gigabyte ga-990fx ud3 board, rocksolid, runs overclocked AMD cpu's amazing and i would probably change the Graphics Card, but before i post that i would let you notice that lot of information required for this kind of thread is missing, how much money do you have for your build? What will you be using it for? (from what i've seen i think you want gaming, but what other things will you use this computer for, tell me that!)
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November 13, 2013 11:01:02 AM

Oh, and you should really use windows 8.1 (i have it from early beta, it rocks, boots in 15 seconds on a 5400RPM HDD :0, and does well in gaming)
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November 13, 2013 11:08:44 AM

toddybody said:
Nice specs...though, you should grab your CPU from MicroCenter [199.99] as well: http://www.microcenter.com/product/413251/Core_i5_4670K...

Performance? Youll be rocking 1080p gaming for sure. Version of Windows?
Ive seen alot of negative comments for W8 vs. 7. Unfortunately, there isnt a large price difference
between the two...so why not get a newer version?


Yeah but which version of W8? Just the standard one or should i get the pro version?
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November 13, 2013 11:10:29 AM

MarthiniL said:
Hello, I'm new to forums :D 
The build is awesome, instead of the mentioned i5 i would go with fx 8350, especially for future-proofing your system, new games like BF4 will use all 8 cores AMD has to offer, instead of H80I i would go for H90 from watercoolers (i really like the watercooler to be on rear exhaust so graphics card heat could go directly up trough top fans :D )
OFC if you are going for amd get the gigabyte ga-990fx ud3 board, rocksolid, runs overclocked AMD cpu's amazing and i would probably change the Graphics Card, but before i post that i would let you notice that lot of information required for this kind of thread is missing, how much money do you have for your build? What will you be using it for? (from what i've seen i think you want gaming, but what other things will you use this computer for, tell me that!)


I think i will stick with the Intel CPU. Yeah its going to be use for gaming on 1080p display. my budget is around 1300$.
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November 13, 2013 11:25:49 AM

Hi there,
-I changed you PSU, i think it is overkill for that setup, unless you are planing on SLI/Crosffire
-Changed the RAM
-Added SSD
-Changed the GPU, R9 280X and GTX770 are almost the same in performance , but the AMD is cheaper.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.65 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($117.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1241.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-13 14:22 EST-0500)
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November 13, 2013 11:33:56 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21OAe
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21OAe/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21OAe/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H90 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.32 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($117.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Other: Amd Ati Radeon HD R9 290 (non X) ($399.99)
Total: $1162.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-13 14:32 EST-0500)

Instead of h80i i set the h90 to be the cooler, instead of 750w power supply i went with 600 one since your budget is 1300 dollars, and instead of your kinda weak gtx 770 you should go for a awesome r9 290 which is 2 fps difference from r9 290x which is much more expensive, and by that it automaticly beats gtx 780 and stays solid with titan. :D 
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November 13, 2013 3:59:50 PM

BrownieTopper said:
MarthiniL said:
Hello, I'm new to forums :D 
The build is awesome, instead of the mentioned i5 i would go with fx 8350, especially for future-proofing your system, new games like BF4 will use all 8 cores AMD has to offer, instead of H80I i would go for H90 from watercoolers (i really like the watercooler to be on rear exhaust so graphics card heat could go directly up trough top fans :D )
OFC if you are going for amd get the gigabyte ga-990fx ud3 board, rocksolid, runs overclocked AMD cpu's amazing and i would probably change the Graphics Card, but before i post that i would let you notice that lot of information required for this kind of thread is missing, how much money do you have for your build? What will you be using it for? (from what i've seen i think you want gaming, but what other things will you use this computer for, tell me that!)


I think i will stick with the Intel CPU. Yeah its going to be use for gaming on 1080p display. my budget is around 1300$.


Good choice. Intel CPUs normally outperform AMD CPUs in terms of gaming!
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November 14, 2013 2:29:11 AM

sora said:
BrownieTopper said:
MarthiniL said:
Hello, I'm new to forums :D 
The build is awesome, instead of the mentioned i5 i would go with fx 8350, especially for future-proofing your system, new games like BF4 will use all 8 cores AMD has to offer, instead of H80I i would go for H90 from watercoolers (i really like the watercooler to be on rear exhaust so graphics card heat could go directly up trough top fans :D )
OFC if you are going for amd get the gigabyte ga-990fx ud3 board, rocksolid, runs overclocked AMD cpu's amazing and i would probably change the Graphics Card, but before i post that i would let you notice that lot of information required for this kind of thread is missing, how much money do you have for your build? What will you be using it for? (from what i've seen i think you want gaming, but what other things will you use this computer for, tell me that!)


I think i will stick with the Intel CPU. Yeah its going to be use for gaming on 1080p display. my budget is around 1300$.


Good choice. Intel CPUs normally outperform AMD CPUs in terms of gaming!


Wrong statement there Boi! Games will start using AMD 8 core processors very soon more effective then intels. BF4 Proves that and Crysis 3 already is better with AMD than intel, it stayed with intel 3960x processor in terms of gaming, but yes, intel tends to win in apps that need better per core performance and has lower power consuption
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