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Requesting 1200-1399 Gaming Computer Build. All Comments Welcome Please!!

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December 8, 2013 12:23:17 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: As soon as possible or when the best discounts are available

Budget Range: Below 1400 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming is the most important, applications will be open while gaming such as twitch but mainly a PC for gaming

Are you buying a monitor: NO

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo, RAM, GPU, PSU, Case, Liquid Cooling System, Harddrive

Do you need to buy OS: NO

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Will buy off anywhere that is reputable.

Location: Miami, Fl/ U.S.A

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU and was looking at NZXT Phantom Case but open to suggestions there.

Overclocking: MAYBE

SLI or Crossfire: MAYBE

Your Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024

Additional Comments: Would like badass looking case, Preferably quiet running computer. Future resistance computer is very important.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Its been 4-5 years since my last upgrade and I think its abut time to revamp my system.

Any and all comments welcome! The more the merrier!
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December 8, 2013 12:55:52 PM

dang it! forgot about it!
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December 8, 2013 1:17:37 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.93 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($509.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($132.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1382.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 16:38 EST-0500)

Should run all games easily maxed out.

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a b 4 Gaming
December 8, 2013 1:30:11 PM

Ok, if it matters i really tried sticking to the color's been the same in all the build, It's Black and Red mostly, i chose that case for been well built, recommended by many review's and for been able to install the integrated water cooler, just take a look:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($70.55 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 530 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($102.09 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1372.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 16:21 EST-0500)


if you really want a "Silent" build - go for this case:
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)

note that you will need a different water cooling unit, like this one:
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLW0223 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)


Enjoy !
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a b 4 Gaming
December 8, 2013 1:49:00 PM

RazerZ said:


Why do you even have a CPU cooler when you have a locked processor?!


The AMD Fx series are all UNlocked CPS's
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December 8, 2013 1:50:14 PM

charmer said:
Ok, if it matters i really tried sticking to the color's been the same in all the build, It's Black and Red mostly, i chose that case for been well built, recommended by many review's and for been able to install the integrated water cooler, just take a look:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($70.55 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 530 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($102.09 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1372.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 16:21 EST-0500)


if you really want a "Silent" build - go for this case:
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)

note that you will need a different water cooling unit, like this one:
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLW0223 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)


Enjoy !


No. Do not buy an Intel SSD. They're based on the old slow and problematic Sandforce 2.0 controller, get the Samsung 840 Pro instead or the OCZ Vector 150 - far better SSDs.

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Why do you even have a CPU cooler when you have a locked processor?!


More importantly - what does one do with 12TB of storage? :lol: 
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December 8, 2013 1:53:14 PM

How important is it to have an SSD? I was maybe thinking of skimping on it to upgrade some of the other aspects like the moba. Any opinions on that? Btw thank you all so much for your replies! Also I see alot of different opinions on the moba, how important is the moba in terms of a gaming computer since there seems to not be a general consensus on one and Is a 850 W power supply needed in your opinions? I think the Nvidia GTX 780 is spot on along with the i5 processor, definitely want to have those two in my build. Also is the NZXT Phantom a good case in terms of space, cable management and cooling? Thanks for your time!
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December 8, 2013 1:58:04 PM

ronan2146 said:
How important is it to have an SSD? I was maybe thinking of skimping on it to upgrade some of the other aspects like the moba. Any opinions on that? Btw thank you all so much for your replies! Also I see alot of different opinions on the moba, how important is the moba in terms of a gaming computer since there seems to not be a general consensus on one and Is a 850 W power supply needed in your opinions? I think the Nvidia GTX 780 is spot on along with the i5 processor, definitely want to have those two in my build. Also is the NZXT Phantom a good case in terms of space, cable management and cooling? Thanks for your time!


Paying more for a motherboard won't improve PC performance. It only will if you're attempting an overclock over 5GHz, but for the casual gamer 4.5 - 4.8GHz is more than enough. Having an SSD is a good idea - I won't build a rig without one anymore but Sandforce drives like the Intel are bad news. Better would be to get a Samsung 840 Pro or OCZ Vector 150. You only need more than 650W depending on how many GPUs you plan to run. Dual - no more than 850W.

The NZXT Phantom is an excellent choice, and there's a variety of models now like the smaller Phantom 410, the full tower Phantom 630, and the mATX Phantom 510.
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December 8, 2013 2:03:59 PM

charmer said:
RazerZ said:


Why do you even have a CPU cooler when you have a locked processor?!


The AMD Fx series are all UNlocked CPS's


Whoops looking at the wrong build thought he had a 4670.

Also last time I checked $15548.56 is a bit over $1400 ;) 
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a b 4 Gaming
December 8, 2013 2:20:41 PM

ronan2146 said:
How important is it to have an SSD? I was maybe thinking of skimping on it to upgrade some of the other aspects like the moba. Any opinions on that? Btw thank you all so much for your replies! Also I see alot of different opinions on the moba, how important is the moba in terms of a gaming computer since there seems to not be a general consensus on one and Is a 850 W power supply needed in your opinions? I think the Nvidia GTX 780 is spot on along with the i5 processor, definitely want to have those two in my build. Also is the NZXT Phantom a good case in terms of space, cable management and cooling? Thanks for your time!


1st: SSD's purpose is to speed up processes like boot time, loading times of most windows operations and for any program/game you install on it - ofc you'll need to install the OS on the SSD and any other prog'/game you want to speed up. We are talking about about 3 times faster (from my experience).

2nd: If i get it right, by saying "moba" you're saying "mobo" :)  , the mobo is VERY important when it comes to OC, overall resistance and up to the "less important" like sound quality - so yes the mobo quality is important (for gamers the OC part is usually the most important)

3rd: i cant see any reason at the moment for getting more then a 650W - 750W witch is already more then enough.. the only reason could be SLI.

4th: the NZXT is a great looking case with good airflow but NO room for the double fan coolers (like the Tt Extream or the H100i), no front USB 3 ports and not a quiet case. ofc it matters only if it matters to you. - Depends on the Model
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December 8, 2013 2:25:27 PM

Glad to help. Also I would order the mobo in my build today because today is the last day for the deal before it goes back to $140.
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