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$2,000 Gaming PC Build Help Please!

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November 18, 2013 10:22:54 AM

I'm looking to build a new gaming rig. I'd like it to focus around the brands of intel, asus, corsair, and whatever other good name brands are out there. I don't have a spending limit but I'd like to keep it in the ball park of around $2,000ish. The only thing I know I want it to have is a GTX 780 Ti. Much help would be appreciated guys!

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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 10:25:03 AM

do you need a os/keyboard/mouse/monitor, where do you live, do you want to order online, etc, etc, all the standard questions that you should answer when asking for a build if you had read the sticky.
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November 18, 2013 10:26:31 AM

I am going to be spending money on a keyboard, mouse, and monitor later down the road after I built my PC. As I said I don't have a spending limit but I'd like the rig to stay somewhere around $2,000.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 10:32:59 AM

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.65 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2-W ATX Full Tower Case ($147.11 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master V850 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.98 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2035.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 13:43 EST-0500)

The 4670K is your best buy in gaming now.

The Noctua NH-U14 is the newest from Noctua with speed controlled fans.

Asus Hero motherboard gives the best overclocking and BIOS at a reasonable price.

16GB RAM will come in handy in the future. Latest games are flirting with 8GB and you can use several GB RAM with your SSD.

The Samsung EVO series has RAM cache software that gives you a stunning 1,000 MB/s read/write speeds. But it eats a GB or so of your RAM. 250GB of SSD will be enough for most everything.

780 per your request.

The Rosewill case has two fans on the side that can blow cool air right on your video card for best performance.

The CM V850 is a top quality supply with the best fan in the business. It is big enough if you want to go SLI in the future. If not, you can step down to the 700W model, or even step up to the 1,000W model if you want.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 10:37:56 AM

good system except the 1333 RAM.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 10:40:44 AM

getochkn said:
good system except the 1333 RAM.


+1

whoops!

updated memory to 1600
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November 18, 2013 11:43:17 AM

Is there any better name brand RAM out there that I can use?
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November 18, 2013 2:11:02 PM

Will a heatspreader on a g.skill ripjaw have a problem with the Noctua?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 18, 2013 2:28:29 PM

http://www.overclockers.com/noctua-nh-u14s-heatsink-rev...

As you can see, if you place the fan blowing horizontally, as is normal, you have no problem with the RAM clearance. Especially since you can use the RAM plugged in at least one space away. The HERO has more clearance than the GENE the guy was using in the review so you can use the first PCIE slot and still have the cooler blowing horizontal.

Also the odd fan pull noise is not of concern since you will be using the fan as push only, as it was designed. Dual fans help very little.
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