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December 2, 2013 1:03:51 PM

Hey everyone, this is my first time attempting to build a pc and heres my build so far:
I plan to make a gaming pc that can run games such as Tera, Rift, etc on ultra settings and maybe some games like BF4 as well. My budget was originally $700-$800, but as you can see I kind of exceeded it, however, I still want to buy a monitor as my old one is a crappy 1280 x ??? res lol.

Is there anyone who can maybe improve my build so it doesn't cost as much and can maybe include a Windows 8 OS with it as well as a monitor maybe for a lower price or the price it is at now around with those two items included with the pc still being able to play games I mentioned above and other high end games on max settings or around there? I would appreciate a fast response as it is cyber monday today and I want to take advantage of the offers before they run out. Thanks so much!

Build I made: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dh3E

More about : build needed asap

a b C Monitor
December 2, 2013 1:31:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dFSE
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dFSE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dFSE/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO (V EDITION) ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($205.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($29.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $841.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-02 16:31 EST-0500)
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a b C Monitor
December 2, 2013 1:33:53 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dG05
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dG05/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dG05/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($96.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($205.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $750.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-02 16:33 EST-0500)
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December 2, 2013 1:38:57 PM

smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dFSE
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dFSE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dFSE/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO (V EDITION) ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($205.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($29.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $841.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-02 16:31 EST-0500)




Thanks for your improved build! However, I saw that on the compatibility notes it says something about the ram and CPU voltage, should I be worried about that?
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December 2, 2013 1:53:58 PM

if your not going to overclock then drop down to 1600/1866 ram. the 2100 ram will need to run at 1.65v to run. intel stock voltage is 1.5v. (1600 speed).
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December 2, 2013 2:28:17 PM

smorizio said:
if your not going to overclock then drop down to 1600/1866 ram. the 2100 ram will need to run at 1.65v to run. intel stock voltage is 1.5v. (1600 speed).


Oh, I'm still kind of new to pc building but if I was to over clock it, the RAM wouldn't work until I overclocked the 4670k? Also if I drop down to 1600 RAM does that mean I can't overclock it all/ it wouldn't be safe? If I can still safely overclock it with the 1600 type ram then I might just do that while having no compatibility issues.
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December 2, 2013 2:28:26 PM

smorizio said:
if your not going to overclock then drop down to 1600/1866 ram. the 2100 ram will need to run at 1.65v to run. intel stock voltage is 1.5v. (1600 speed).


Oh, I'm still kind of new to pc building but if I was to over clock it, the computer wouldn't work until I overclocked the 4670k? Also if I drop down to 1600 RAM does that mean I can't overclock it all/ it wouldn't be safe?
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December 2, 2013 2:28:26 PM

smorizio said:
if your not going to overclock then drop down to 1600/1866 ram. the 2100 ram will need to run at 1.65v to run. intel stock voltage is 1.5v. (1600 speed).


Oh, I'm still kind of new to pc building but if I was to over clock it, the computer wouldn't work until I overclocked the 4670k? Also if I drop down to 1600 RAM does that mean I can't overclock it all/ it wouldn't be safe?
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December 2, 2013 2:32:23 PM

Also if I can just go with a 1600 ram and still overclock safely, I would be comfortae as I don't want any compatibility issues and I'm still new to this.
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December 2, 2013 2:41:24 PM

Wow sorry my comments seems to have glitches. Please refer to the first comment in which I replied back to you talking about the voltage needed to run the RAM, thanks.
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December 5, 2013 1:06:01 PM

1.65v is basically the "safe" limit for most DDR3. I would worry about building a stable system first, then worry about OC settings. Also it will be more adventageous to run both pairs at the 1600 mark and adjust timing than it is to risk burning your 1600 pair running at 2.1k. The higher the clock speed on a pair of ram, the less you can OC it. Going from 1333 to 1600 is a lot easier than 1600 to 2.1k.
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December 5, 2013 1:09:50 PM

Sorry, with some Dual Channel boards you can run the RAM at different multipliers/speeds. Been stuck in P55 world for so long lol... There is no harm in upping your voltages to 1.65 on RAM, just make sure you stay within .4v of your VCore when doing so, or raise VCore accordingly.
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December 5, 2013 1:12:36 PM

there also 1866 1.5 ram that out there and is the same price as 1600 speed. intel 1.5v is there safe voltage for there cpu to have there cpu last for years.
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