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$1800 (Max) Build for Gaming/Photo

Any thoughts on this build? Trying to stay below $1800, mostly for gaming with a little bit of photoshop. Also will be doing autocad, as I work in construction.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2jfB5

Some concerns that I have are:

1. Will gpu fit in the case?
2. Not quite sure about the mobo that I chose.
3. Corsair RM series fairly new, any thoughts?
4. Am I getting the best bang for buck?

Any advice and suggestion would be great. Thanks guys
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  1. the psu is over-over-overkill 650w seasonic/xfx/antec would do, unless you intend to sli. the Ram is also fairly expensive for 16gb 1600mhz....
  2. I do get a combo discount paired with cpu, which is why I went with that. Is 650w your minimum recommendation or can I be safer with 750w?
  3. won_chulupa said:
    I do get a combo discount paired with cpu, which is why I went with that. Is 650w your minimum recommendation or can I be safer with 750w?


    higher is most often safer but make sure it is a quality brand
  4. Why not go with a core i7 4770k when building such a beast thats approx the same price from your buyer site
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116901
  5. Best answer
    1. yes
    2. Im not a big ASrock fan myself, Id get the Asus Z87-A
    3. Is OK but the 850w XFX is cheaper and built By Seasonic
    4. You could trim it up a bit, is blu ray necessary? You could also save a bit and get a 2Gb 770. The only reason I'd go with a 4Gb card is if you are planning on SLI and either triple monitors gaming or a 4k monitor. Also if you are not planning on SLI you could get a smaller PSU.
    Made a couple of changes to your build.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2jgFF
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2jgFF/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2jgFF/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($323.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($221.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($334.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1673.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-12 15:00 EST-0500)
  6. won_chulupa said:
    I do get a combo discount paired with cpu, which is why I went with that. Is 650w your minimum recommendation or can I be safer with 750w?


    Anonymous said:
    Why not go with a core i7 4770k when building such a beast thats approx the same price from your buyer site
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116901


    Not quite sure what you mean, I did pick the i7-4770k? If you're talking about the promo code, I can't use it because it interferes with the combo savings (coupled with gkill ram) and it saves an extra $3.
  7. bignastyid said:
    1. yes
    2. Im not a big ASrock fan myself, Id get the Asus Z87-A
    3. Is OK but the 850w XFX is cheaper and built By Seasonic
    4. You could trim it up a bit, is blu ray necessary? You could also save a bit and get a 2Gb 770. The only reason I'd go with a 4Gb card is if you are planning on SLI and either triple monitors gaming or a 4k monitor. Also if you are not planning on SLI you could get a smaller PSU.
    Made a couple of changes to your build.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2jgFF
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2jgFF/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2jgFF/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($323.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($221.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($334.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1673.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-12 15:00 EST-0500)


    Thanks for your input. The gpu was the cheapest out of the 4gb range when I was researching it at the time. How much difference in terms of performance? Noticeable?
  8. nothing wrong with z87 asrock... and imo you should get a better gpu for a 1800 build
  9. _Vass said:
    nothing wrong with z87 asrock... and imo you should get a better gpu for a 1800 build


    Hmm, with bignastyid's build ($1684)... I could spend an extra $120 on the gpu.
  10. "The gpu was the cheapest out of the 4gb range when I was researching it at the time. How much difference in terms of performance? Noticeable?" At 1080p and even 1440p there is virtually no difference in performance with a single card. The R9-290 would be a good choice in a few weeks when the cards with the non-reference coolers come out(supposedly they are coming out end of this month or beginning of next), or you could do this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/r9-290-accelero-xtreme-290,3671.html.
  11. yes non reference 290 or 780 but 780 is overpriced :/
  12. _Vass said:
    yes non reference 290 or 780 but 780 is overpriced :/


    Actually with price cuts the GTX 780 is actually $100 cheaper than the R9 290X. I wouldn't bother with the standard R9 290 because of all the heat issues that are associated with it.
  13. g-unit1111 said:
    _Vass said:
    yes non reference 290 or 780 but 780 is overpriced :/


    Actually with price cuts the GTX 780 is actually $100 cheaper than the R9 290X. I wouldn't bother with the standard R9 290 because of all the heat issues that are associated with it.


    290x has the same heat issues right?
  14. _Vass said:
    g-unit1111 said:
    _Vass said:
    yes non reference 290 or 780 but 780 is overpriced :/


    Actually with price cuts the GTX 780 is actually $100 cheaper than the R9 290X. I wouldn't bother with the standard R9 290 because of all the heat issues that are associated with it.


    290x has the same heat issues right?


    As far as I know. Read these:

    - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/r9-290-accelero-xtreme-290,3671.html
    - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290x-thermal-paste-efficiency,3678.html
    - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290-driver-fix,3666.html
  15. These are some great infos. Never even considered Radeon until now. Thanks for your input guys, really appreciate it. Gonna do a little bit more research.
  16. g-unit1111 said:
    _Vass said:
    g-unit1111 said:
    _Vass said:
    yes non reference 290 or 780 but 780 is overpriced :/


    Actually with price cuts the GTX 780 is actually $100 cheaper than the R9 290X. I wouldn't bother with the standard R9 290 because of all the heat issues that are associated with it.


    290x has the same heat issues right?


    As far as I know. Read these:

    - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/r9-290-accelero-xtreme-290,3671.html
    - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290x-thermal-paste-efficiency,3678.html
    - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290-driver-fix,3666.html

    seems to me they got similar issues...
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