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Gaming/Streaming build (1500-1700 dollar budget)

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December 5, 2013 3:51:51 AM

Hey guys! I need your assistance in building the best possible computer for streaming at good quality and running World of Warcraft and such, maybe playing other games in the future such as BF at high settings with good fps, i have as said a budget of 1500-1700 dollars (pure computer, excluding monitor, mouse, keyboard costs etc) preferably i want a computer at roughly 1600 dollars although. (will be using 2x monitors which i assume is no problem for the GTX 780 at 1080p)

Been considering buying:

i5-4670k (will probably OC this to around 4.2 Ghz or so) however im uncertain whether its worth going i7-4770k as it would last longer in the future)
MSI Z87 Gaming
EVGA OR Gigabyte Geforce GTX 780 3GB
Seagate Barricuda 1 TB HDD
8 GB Ram DDR3 (1600 mhz)
Samsung Evo 840 250 GB SSD
Windows 8
Unsure about powesupply perhaps 750W TX Corsair and considering buying the H100i watercooler/Noctua DH-14 or so
Fractal Design Define R4 or similar case
any ideas if this is a good build, and if it can be improved please let me know, also need suggestions for the lacking parts! Thanks!

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December 5, 2013 6:10:53 AM

I agree with you that the i7 will be more "future-proof" than the i5, so i'd go with it over the i5.
Here is a build i made for you with an i7 (im assuming you want to overclock):

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2fpDN) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2fpDN/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2fpDN/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74770k) | $319.98 @ OutletPC
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H75 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-cw90600...) | $72.99 @ NCIX US
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extr...) | $117.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32400c10d16...) | $119.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...) | $159.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $88.53 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn780...) | $495.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Titanium Grey) ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcade...) | $89.99 @ Amazon
**Power Supply** | [XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850xxxb...) | $99.99 @ NCIX US
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1565.43
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-05 09:10 EST-0500 |
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December 5, 2013 9:07:49 AM

H4X3R said:
I agree with you that the i7 will be more "future-proof" than the i5, so i'd go with it over the i5.
Here is a build i made for you with an i7 (im assuming you want to overclock):

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2fpDN) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2fpDN/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2fpDN/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74770k) | $319.98 @ OutletPC
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H75 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-cw90600...) | $72.99 @ NCIX US
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extr...) | $117.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32400c10d16...) | $119.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...) | $159.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Western Digital WD Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $88.53 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn780...) | $495.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Titanium Grey) ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcade...) | $89.99 @ Amazon
**Power Supply** | [XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850xxxb...) | $99.99 @ NCIX US
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1565.43
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-05 09:10 EST-0500 |


how quiet do you think this computer would run on a scale of 1-10? I'd prefer something not overly 'active'
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December 5, 2013 9:26:20 AM

additionally, is it worth buying the GTX 780 or is it worth it buying either the R9 290/x or GTX 780 TI?
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December 5, 2013 10:17:46 AM

The best would be a R9 290, but if you'd consider one i think its worth waiting for aftermarket coolers to be released as it runs too hot and too loud.
On a scale of the 1 to 10 i can't really tell how loud is loud for you, but i have 7 fans in my system and its not very loud at all (including a 2 x 120mm liquid cooler).
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December 5, 2013 11:00:33 AM

how many fans would i need? and is this included in what you linked? im clueless
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December 5, 2013 11:11:46 AM

u dont need extra fans, i just wanted them becuase i live in a pretty hot environment.
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December 5, 2013 11:28:11 AM

so what i need is already included in here?
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December 5, 2013 12:48:03 PM

Yep, all is included. :) 
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