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Building a PC, budget just below 1700$. Need help with what parts to use.

Hello! I want to build my first gaming rig, and I thought this would be a good place to start.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 months. Loads of time.

Budget Range: 1700$ After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video games like always

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Komplett (only PC parts site within several hundred miles)

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: No. I'm probably going to break stuff.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, if it's within my budget.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
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    I put together a build for you. Its a little over budget but you wont regret the extra little bit because your getting the performance with the keyboard and monitor.PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.95 @ B&H)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($514.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Silverstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($193.62 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($133.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
    Total: $1790.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 16:34 EST-0500)


    This is where I got some monitor info from: http://toptengamer.hubpages.com/hub/Top-Gaming-Monitor

    Keyboard: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415290,00.asp
  2. Moonsfang said:
    I put together a build for you. Its a little over budget but you wont regret the extra little bit because your getting the performance with the keyboard and monitor.PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.95 @ B&H)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($514.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Silverstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($193.62 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($133.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
    Total: $1790.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 16:34 EST-0500)


    This is where I got some monitor info from: http://toptengamer.hubpages.com/hub/Top-Gaming-Monitor

    Keyboard: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415290,00.asp


    This; if you want to lower costs, get a cheaper monitor and drop the SSD.
  3. Don't need to spend the extra money on an i7. i5 will perform just a great for gaming.
    Could get a 750w PSU that is full mod for $110, that way you wont have to upgrade it in the future.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341052
  4. Moonsfang said:
    I put together a build for you. Its a little over budget but you wont regret the extra little bit because your getting the performance with the keyboard and monitor.PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.95 @ B&H)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($514.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Silverstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($193.62 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($133.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
    Total: $1790.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 16:34 EST-0500)


    This is where I got some monitor info from: http://toptengamer.hubpages.com/hub/Top-Gaming-Monitor

    Keyboard: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415290,00.asp


    Anonymous said:
    Don't need to spend the extra money on an i7. i5 will perform just a great for gaming.
    Could get a 750w PSU that is full mod for $110, that way you wont have to upgrade it in the future.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341052


    Alas, I screwed up - US prices aren't the same as Scandinavian prices. 25% tax, y'know. So it sums up to 2500$ instead of 1700$.

    Dammit.
  5. ohfear said:
    Moonsfang said:
    I put together a build for you. Its a little over budget but you wont regret the extra little bit because your getting the performance with the keyboard and monitor.PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.89 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.95 @ B&H)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($514.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Silverstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($193.62 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($133.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
    Total: $1790.38
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 16:34 EST-0500)


    This is where I got some monitor info from: http://toptengamer.hubpages.com/hub/Top-Gaming-Monitor

    Keyboard: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2415290,00.asp


    Anonymous said:
    Don't need to spend the extra money on an i7. i5 will perform just a great for gaming.
    Could get a 750w PSU that is full mod for $110, that way you wont have to upgrade it in the future.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341052


    Alas, I screwed up - US prices aren't the same as Scandinavian prices. 25% tax, y'know. So it sums up to 2500$ instead of 1700$.

    Dammit.


    Sorry bout that. I have no way of predicting prices out of country =/
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