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November 17, 2013 12:11:11 PM


Approximate Purchase Date: Around Christmas

Budget Range: 2000-2400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, YouTube web Browsing, light photoshop, Homework

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but later on

Do you need to buy OS: Yes Windows 8

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Las Vegas Nevada

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel CPU, Amd Gpu

Overclocking: Yes CPU 4.5-5ghz

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Your Monitor Resolution: Will be later upgrading to 2550x1440

Additional Comments: Custom Water-cooling, Lights, window,

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have an old laptop

Games: Far cry 3, GTA V, GTA IV, BF4, Minecraft, Skyrim, Crysis 3, and others.


This is what I have so far, feel free to make changes

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/233FL
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/233FL/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/233FL/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina Premium Ceramic Polysynthetic 1.75g Thermal Paste ($4.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($96.76 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung Product Series:840 Pro 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($154.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.65 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($406.13 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 Red ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 148.7 CFM 200mm Fan ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($6.49 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($6.49 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: BitFenix BFF-LPRO-14025R-RP 86.7 CFM 140mm Fan ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: BitFenix BFF-LPRO-14025R-RP 86.7 CFM 140mm Fan ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($177.04 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cobra Mazer II Wireless Optical Mouse ($26.49 @ Newegg)
Other: Raystorm CPU Block ($66.98) http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14186/ex-blc-971/XSPC...
Other: GPU Waterblock ($128.99) http://koolance.com/video-card-vga-amd-radeon-r9-290x-w...
Other: 360 Rad ($69.95) http://www.frozencpu.com/products/5069/ex-rad-93/Black_...
Other: Reservoir ($59.95) http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14261/ex-res-319/Bits...
Other: Pump ($89.95) http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/xslad5vawifr.html
Other: Compressions x8 ($55.92)
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8099/ex-tub-423/Bitsp...
Other: Red tubing ($18.99) http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17873/ex-tub-1606/Pri...

Total: $2368.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-17 14:43 EST-0500)

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November 17, 2013 1:32:59 PM

Get the 4770k. It may not be an improvement in games by too much but definitly in CPU intensive games like Skyrim and Crysis. It will also do better in multithreaded programs than the 4670k.

That video card is basically just all hype. The 290x is better than the 290 and the 780 ti is better than both. Get either a non reference 290x or a 780 or 780ti.

Your spending too much on cooling and fans. Try and skimp out on those so you can upgrade another part like the video card.

This is a high end build but your ram speed is entry level. Look at BF4. Soon more games will use high speed ram to an advantage so try and go above 1866mhz.
Other than that it looks like a really solid build.
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November 17, 2013 11:57:44 PM

Amit Parmar said:
Get the 4770k. It may not be an improvement in games by too much but definitly in CPU intensive games like Skyrim and Crysis. It will also do better in multithreaded programs than the 4670k.

That video card is basically just all hype. The 290x is better than the 290 and the 780 ti is better than both. Get either a non reference 290x or a 780 or 780ti.

Your spending too much on cooling and fans. Try and skimp out on those so you can upgrade another part like the video card.

This is a high end build but your ram speed is entry level. Look at BF4. Soon more games will use high speed ram to an advantage so try and go above 1866mhz.
Other than that it looks like a really solid build.

I chose 1866mhz memory, but I don't know why they didn't show up. As for the I7 I'll get that then and the 290x and 780ti are out of my budget.
As for the watercooling, I live in Las Vegas Were ambient temps are around 40C and I would prefer the looks

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November 18, 2013 3:06:14 AM

phantek primo

samsung evo

~850w psu for 2 gpu is plenty.
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November 18, 2013 4:06:33 AM

I mean you are buying a lot of fans. You don't really need that much.
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November 18, 2013 6:27:59 PM

Amit Parmar said:
I mean you are buying a lot of fans. You don't really need that much.

The 3 Noctuas are for the rad, and the are to fill the case and because i like the leds
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December 5, 2013 4:15:47 AM

SKYDUKE007 said:
Amit Parmar said:
I mean you are buying a lot of fans. You don't really need that much.

The 3 Noctuas are for the rad, and the are to fill the case and because i like the leds


Then your build looks fine to me. Sorry for really late response.
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