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1200$ Gaming PC Build. Need Help!

Hello,so I have already choosen some components listed here http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2k6q0
but I am not sure if this everything my PC will need to run normally and if all of those are compatible (etc. if they're going to fit in that case, is that fan a good one?). Any answer would be appreaciated!

Also you can recommend me a different PC build you chose but please let it be in the range of 1200$.
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  1. would you be ok with AMD?
  2. Overall it is pretty good, but don't you want to spend a bit more on the motherboard in order to be able to overclock?
  3. Storage? Surely you will want more than 64GB.

    I doubt you need that NIC and sound card.

    I take it you do NOT want to overclock the CPU, right?
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.51 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.95 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill AC1200UBE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Fortress 650W 80+ Platinum Certified ATX Power Supply ($123.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1305.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 08:55 EST-0500)
  5. This is better. If you have budget to go for R9 290 then take it.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr92904gbd5mdhoc
    Or wait R9 290 with better coolers. Like gigabyte.
    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4884#ov


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Thermalright Macho-120 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
    Case: BitFenix BitFenix Ronin ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1241.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 09:16 EST-0500)

    Withh one vieo card 550-650w is enough. But for CF futute it is good to have 850w.

    Better mobo Gigabyte X-D3H or UD3H.

    For SSD go with 128GB or leave it out. 64GB is just too small. Best buy is 256GB.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssdhp256gg25
  6. 64GB is plenty for OS.
  7. Francisco Costa said:
    Overall it is pretty good, but don't you want to spend a bit more on the motherboard in order to be able to overclock?


    Oh yes you're right forgot to change the motherboard. Which one would you recommend? Also which CPU cooler would you recommend also?
  8. Groomer said:
    Storage? Surely you will want more than 64GB.

    I doubt you need that NIC and sound card.

    I take it you do NOT want to overclock the CPU, right?

    My bad I want to overclock the CPU that's why I'll change the motherboard. A CPU cooler recommendation would be nice. Aren't the NIC and tthe sound card needed in a PC?
  9. ohyes247 said:
    would you be ok with AMD?


    If it's cheap and good,then yeah why not? All ides appreciated!
  10. FunnehScarecrowh said:
    ohyes247 said:
    would you be ok with AMD?


    If it's cheap and good,then yeah why not? All ides appreciated!



    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill AC1200UBE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Mwave)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1123.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 09:36 EST-0500)

    Here you go i revised my last build same cpu and cpu cooler. Cheaper mobo but still very good. im running a overclocked 8320 on it actually. only difference im using 212 evo.. Cheaper ram (dominator is overkill really. more of bragging rights for it lol) Same gpu GTX 680 is more than enough for modern games. cheaper DVD drive and.. Thats about it shaved around 200$ off

    Should be able to hit 4.7-4.8Ghz with that cooler.. Essentially Equal if not better performance than Haswell 4670k i5 plus 4 more cores. so itll be better at video editing and streaming if you ever get into that stuff. Also multitasking as in Internet tabs open in the background while playing games or listening to music while playing games and stuff like that.
  11. Samsung EVO is not good SSD. It is really slow on write speeds.

    Whith same price you can get better new video card than GTX 680.
    Go with intel. It is better.
    And price is about same so why not.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Thermalright Macho-120 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1153.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 09:52 EST-0500)

    Here is some cheap deals.. Look them.
    http://promotions.newegg.com/neemail/latest/index-landing.aspx
  12. FunnehScarecrowh said:
    Francisco Costa said:
    Overall it is pretty good, but don't you want to spend a bit more on the motherboard in order to be able to overclock?


    Oh yes you're right forgot to change the motherboard. Which one would you recommend? Also which CPU cooler would you recommend also?



    If you're going to change the motherboard to be able to overclock, you need an overclockable CPU. But don't worry, the "k" edition of the i5 4670 is just a couple of dollars more.
    For the motheboard I recommend the ASRock Z87 Extreme4, it is very good and also cheap.
    For the CPU cooler, if you don't want to do extreme OC, get the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, also very good price/performance relation.
    I also changed a couple of things:
    For the GPU, I put same as you did, but with higher clock speed and better cooling.
    For the PSU, I selected a XFX 650W, since it is better, bigger and cheaper than the Corsair you had.
    For the SSD, I put the Samsung 840 Evo 120Gb. Trust me, 64 will not be enough, not even 120, not even 250. You should also buy an HDD for mass storage.
    For the case, i put the same as you did, but it is full tower, so you will have more space and better airflow.
    I also took the wireless adapter. If you really need it, put it back again :P
    And finally, I don't think you need that sound card, but I included it.
    This is what I would get:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2k7rR
  13. FunnehScarecrowh said:
    My bad I want to overclock the CPU that's why I'll change the motherboard. A CPU cooler recommendation would be nice. Aren't the NIC and tthe sound card needed in a PC?


    In order to overclock you want an unlocked processor (K for intel), suitable motherboard (Z87 for LGA1150), and a decent cooler of which there are many, I'm not entirely up to date, but 'CM Hyper 212 EVO' is not the worst choice.

    Adding audio and network cards are not required.
    You may want to add a NIC if you need wireless internet as the motherboard you selected does not have it.
    Audio cards are usually for audiophiles or people with special needs, in most cases your motherboard will do perfectly fine.
  14. 840 Evo is fine and besides who cares about the write speeds? its not like you're constantly going to be rewriting stuff to the ssd. thats what kills them to begin with, Usually with an SSD all you do is install the OS and a game or two and drivers. nothing more and you leave it be. The HDD is what youll be using for writing data hence its called "Main storage" And the 4670k isnt that much better than the 8320 Essentially a 8350 with lower clock besides single threaded task and with that all you have to do is Overclock which is what the entire FX lineup was made for anyway. Overclocking and getting every last bit of performance out of them.

    Sure benchmarks get better scores but in reality your not gonna notice 100 or 200 points difference on a random benchmark that test your cpu in an Actual game. Maybe what 2 or 3fps? Who cares. On top of this im sure game ports onto pc from console will soon be aimed towards AMD systems and will run better on 6-8 core FX cpu's due to them being AMD based. And if a newer graphics card is required ok get a 280X mantle and trueaudio enabled which are supported by BF4. but really you cant call an 680 old. The new amd and nvidia cards are rebrands anyway.
  15. ohyes247 said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    ohyes247 said:
    would you be ok with AMD?


    If it's cheap and good,then yeah why not? All ides appreciated!



    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill AC1200UBE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Mwave)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1123.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 09:36 EST-0500)

    Here you go i revised my last build same cpu and cpu cooler. Cheaper mobo but still very good. im running a overclocked 8320 on it actually. only difference im using 212 evo.. Cheaper ram (dominator is overkill really. more of bragging rights for it lol) Same gpu GTX 680 is more than enough for modern games. cheaper DVD drive and.. Thats about it shaved around 200$ off

    Should be able to hit 4.7-4.8Ghz with that cooler.. Essentially Equal if not better performance than Haswell 4670k i5 plus 4 more cores. so itll be better at video editing and streaming if you ever get into that stuff. Also multitasking as in Internet tabs open in the background while playing games or listening to music while playing games and stuff like that.


    Francisco Costa said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    Francisco Costa said:
    Overall it is pretty good, but don't you want to spend a bit more on the motherboard in order to be able to overclock?


    Oh yes you're right forgot to change the motherboard. Which one would you recommend? Also which CPU cooler would you recommend also?



    If you're going to change the motherboard to be able to overclock, you need an overclockable CPU. But don't worry, the "k" edition of the i5 4670 is just a couple of dollars more.
    For the motheboard I recommend the ASRock Z87 Extreme4, it is very good and also cheap.
    For the CPU cooler, if you don't want to do extreme OC, get the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, also very good price/performance relation.
    I also changed a couple of things:
    For the GPU, I put same as you did, but with higher clock speed and better cooling.
    For the PSU, I selected a XFX 650W, since it is better, bigger and cheaper than the Corsair you had.
    For the SSD, I put the Samsung 840 Evo 120Gb. Trust me, 64 will not be enough, not even 120, not even 250. You should also buy an HDD for mass storage.
    For the case, i put the same as you did, but it is full tower, so you will have more space and better airflow.
    I also took the wireless adapter. If you really need it, put it back again :P
    And finally, I don't think you need that sound card, but I included it.
    This is what I would get:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2k7rR


    That's a very nice build there! But recently some things changed so can I remove the GTX 780 and add a R9 280x or even a 290?

    *EDIT* I made some changes and added a 280x as I said. Here are the results. It's a pretty Value 4 money build I think.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kAiP
  16. FunnehScarecrowh said:
    ohyes247 said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    ohyes247 said:
    would you be ok with AMD?


    If it's cheap and good,then yeah why not? All ides appreciated!



    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill AC1200UBE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Mwave)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1123.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 09:36 EST-0500)

    Here you go i revised my last build same cpu and cpu cooler. Cheaper mobo but still very good. im running a overclocked 8320 on it actually. only difference im using 212 evo.. Cheaper ram (dominator is overkill really. more of bragging rights for it lol) Same gpu GTX 680 is more than enough for modern games. cheaper DVD drive and.. Thats about it shaved around 200$ off

    Should be able to hit 4.7-4.8Ghz with that cooler.. Essentially Equal if not better performance than Haswell 4670k i5 plus 4 more cores. so itll be better at video editing and streaming if you ever get into that stuff. Also multitasking as in Internet tabs open in the background while playing games or listening to music while playing games and stuff like that.


    Francisco Costa said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    Francisco Costa said:
    Overall it is pretty good, but don't you want to spend a bit more on the motherboard in order to be able to overclock?


    Oh yes you're right forgot to change the motherboard. Which one would you recommend? Also which CPU cooler would you recommend also?



    If you're going to change the motherboard to be able to overclock, you need an overclockable CPU. But don't worry, the "k" edition of the i5 4670 is just a couple of dollars more.
    For the motheboard I recommend the ASRock Z87 Extreme4, it is very good and also cheap.
    For the CPU cooler, if you don't want to do extreme OC, get the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, also very good price/performance relation.
    I also changed a couple of things:
    For the GPU, I put same as you did, but with higher clock speed and better cooling.
    For the PSU, I selected a XFX 650W, since it is better, bigger and cheaper than the Corsair you had.
    For the SSD, I put the Samsung 840 Evo 120Gb. Trust me, 64 will not be enough, not even 120, not even 250. You should also buy an HDD for mass storage.
    For the case, i put the same as you did, but it is full tower, so you will have more space and better airflow.
    I also took the wireless adapter. If you really need it, put it back again :P
    And finally, I don't think you need that sound card, but I included it.
    This is what I would get:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2k7rR


    That's a very nice build there! But recently some things changed so can I remove the GTX 780 and add a R9 280x or even a 290?

    *EDIT* I made some changes and added a 280x as I said. Here are the results. It's a pretty Value 4 money build I think.

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



    Yes, that's a really nice build. I'd say go for it. I know that I suggested that case, but don't you want to consider this one? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-400r
    Mainly because you don't need a full tower, and this case is really really good. And cheaper.
  17. Francisco Costa said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    ohyes247 said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    ohyes247 said:
    would you be ok with AMD?


    If it's cheap and good,then yeah why not? All ides appreciated!



    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill AC1200UBE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Mwave)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1123.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 09:36 EST-0500)

    Here you go i revised my last build same cpu and cpu cooler. Cheaper mobo but still very good. im running a overclocked 8320 on it actually. only difference im using 212 evo.. Cheaper ram (dominator is overkill really. more of bragging rights for it lol) Same gpu GTX 680 is more than enough for modern games. cheaper DVD drive and.. Thats about it shaved around 200$ off

    Should be able to hit 4.7-4.8Ghz with that cooler.. Essentially Equal if not better performance than Haswell 4670k i5 plus 4 more cores. so itll be better at video editing and streaming if you ever get into that stuff. Also multitasking as in Internet tabs open in the background while playing games or listening to music while playing games and stuff like that.


    Francisco Costa said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    Francisco Costa said:
    Overall it is pretty good, but don't you want to spend a bit more on the motherboard in order to be able to overclock?


    Oh yes you're right forgot to change the motherboard. Which one would you recommend? Also which CPU cooler would you recommend also?



    If you're going to change the motherboard to be able to overclock, you need an overclockable CPU. But don't worry, the "k" edition of the i5 4670 is just a couple of dollars more.
    For the motheboard I recommend the ASRock Z87 Extreme4, it is very good and also cheap.
    For the CPU cooler, if you don't want to do extreme OC, get the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, also very good price/performance relation.
    I also changed a couple of things:
    For the GPU, I put same as you did, but with higher clock speed and better cooling.
    For the PSU, I selected a XFX 650W, since it is better, bigger and cheaper than the Corsair you had.
    For the SSD, I put the Samsung 840 Evo 120Gb. Trust me, 64 will not be enough, not even 120, not even 250. You should also buy an HDD for mass storage.
    For the case, i put the same as you did, but it is full tower, so you will have more space and better airflow.
    I also took the wireless adapter. If you really need it, put it back again :P
    And finally, I don't think you need that sound card, but I included it.
    This is what I would get:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2k7rR


    That's a very nice build there! But recently some things changed so can I remove the GTX 780 and add a R9 280x or even a 290?

    *EDIT* I made some changes and added a 280x as I said. Here are the results. It's a pretty Value 4 money build I think.

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



    Yes, that's a really nice build. I'd say go for it. I know that I suggested that case, but don't you want to consider this one? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-400r
    Mainly because you don't need a full tower, and this case is really really good. And cheaper.


    It looks nice since I don't really care about the case,the only important thing is if the components will fit without any problems and if there will be a nice airflow since OC is one of my aims. I just wanna be sure since it's my first build. (my old PC has an Intel Core Duo 4gb ram and a GTX 220 it barely plays some games)
  18. Best answer
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    Francisco Costa said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    ohyes247 said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    ohyes247 said:
    would you be ok with AMD?


    If it's cheap and good,then yeah why not? All ides appreciated!



    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill AC1200UBE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Mwave)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1123.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 09:36 EST-0500)

    Here you go i revised my last build same cpu and cpu cooler. Cheaper mobo but still very good. im running a overclocked 8320 on it actually. only difference im using 212 evo.. Cheaper ram (dominator is overkill really. more of bragging rights for it lol) Same gpu GTX 680 is more than enough for modern games. cheaper DVD drive and.. Thats about it shaved around 200$ off

    Should be able to hit 4.7-4.8Ghz with that cooler.. Essentially Equal if not better performance than Haswell 4670k i5 plus 4 more cores. so itll be better at video editing and streaming if you ever get into that stuff. Also multitasking as in Internet tabs open in the background while playing games or listening to music while playing games and stuff like that.


    Francisco Costa said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    Francisco Costa said:
    Overall it is pretty good, but don't you want to spend a bit more on the motherboard in order to be able to overclock?


    Oh yes you're right forgot to change the motherboard. Which one would you recommend? Also which CPU cooler would you recommend also?



    If you're going to change the motherboard to be able to overclock, you need an overclockable CPU. But don't worry, the "k" edition of the i5 4670 is just a couple of dollars more.
    For the motheboard I recommend the ASRock Z87 Extreme4, it is very good and also cheap.
    For the CPU cooler, if you don't want to do extreme OC, get the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, also very good price/performance relation.
    I also changed a couple of things:
    For the GPU, I put same as you did, but with higher clock speed and better cooling.
    For the PSU, I selected a XFX 650W, since it is better, bigger and cheaper than the Corsair you had.
    For the SSD, I put the Samsung 840 Evo 120Gb. Trust me, 64 will not be enough, not even 120, not even 250. You should also buy an HDD for mass storage.
    For the case, i put the same as you did, but it is full tower, so you will have more space and better airflow.
    I also took the wireless adapter. If you really need it, put it back again :P
    And finally, I don't think you need that sound card, but I included it.
    This is what I would get:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2k7rR


    That's a very nice build there! But recently some things changed so can I remove the GTX 780 and add a R9 280x or even a 290?

    *EDIT* I made some changes and added a 280x as I said. Here are the results. It's a pretty Value 4 money build I think.

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



    Yes, that's a really nice build. I'd say go for it. I know that I suggested that case, but don't you want to consider this one? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-400r
    Mainly because you don't need a full tower, and this case is really really good. And cheaper.


    It looks nice since I don't really care about the case,the only important thing is if the components will fit without any problems and if there will be a nice airflow since OC is one of my aims. I just wanna be sure since it's my first build. (my old PC has an Intel Core Duo 4gb ram and a GTX 220 it barely plays some games)


    Don't worry, that build is a beast, you won't want anything else :) And you will be able to overclock pretty well too.
  19. Francisco Costa said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    Francisco Costa said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    ohyes247 said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    ohyes247 said:
    would you be ok with AMD?


    If it's cheap and good,then yeah why not? All ides appreciated!



    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight II SD1283 Night Hawk Edition 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill AC1200UBE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive ($21.99 @ Mwave)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1123.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 09:36 EST-0500)

    Here you go i revised my last build same cpu and cpu cooler. Cheaper mobo but still very good. im running a overclocked 8320 on it actually. only difference im using 212 evo.. Cheaper ram (dominator is overkill really. more of bragging rights for it lol) Same gpu GTX 680 is more than enough for modern games. cheaper DVD drive and.. Thats about it shaved around 200$ off

    Should be able to hit 4.7-4.8Ghz with that cooler.. Essentially Equal if not better performance than Haswell 4670k i5 plus 4 more cores. so itll be better at video editing and streaming if you ever get into that stuff. Also multitasking as in Internet tabs open in the background while playing games or listening to music while playing games and stuff like that.


    Francisco Costa said:
    FunnehScarecrowh said:
    Francisco Costa said:
    Overall it is pretty good, but don't you want to spend a bit more on the motherboard in order to be able to overclock?


    Oh yes you're right forgot to change the motherboard. Which one would you recommend? Also which CPU cooler would you recommend also?



    If you're going to change the motherboard to be able to overclock, you need an overclockable CPU. But don't worry, the "k" edition of the i5 4670 is just a couple of dollars more.
    For the motheboard I recommend the ASRock Z87 Extreme4, it is very good and also cheap.
    For the CPU cooler, if you don't want to do extreme OC, get the Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO, also very good price/performance relation.
    I also changed a couple of things:
    For the GPU, I put same as you did, but with higher clock speed and better cooling.
    For the PSU, I selected a XFX 650W, since it is better, bigger and cheaper than the Corsair you had.
    For the SSD, I put the Samsung 840 Evo 120Gb. Trust me, 64 will not be enough, not even 120, not even 250. You should also buy an HDD for mass storage.
    For the case, i put the same as you did, but it is full tower, so you will have more space and better airflow.
    I also took the wireless adapter. If you really need it, put it back again :P
    And finally, I don't think you need that sound card, but I included it.
    This is what I would get:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2k7rR


    That's a very nice build there! But recently some things changed so can I remove the GTX 780 and add a R9 280x or even a 290?

    *EDIT* I made some changes and added a 280x as I said. Here are the results. It's a pretty Value 4 money build I think.

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



    Yes, that's a really nice build. I'd say go for it. I know that I suggested that case, but don't you want to consider this one? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-400r
    Mainly because you don't need a full tower, and this case is really really good. And cheaper.


    It looks nice since I don't really care about the case,the only important thing is if the components will fit without any problems and if there will be a nice airflow since OC is one of my aims. I just wanna be sure since it's my first build. (my old PC has an Intel Core Duo 4gb ram and a GTX 220 it barely plays some games)


    Don't worry, that build is a beast, you won't want anything else :) And you will be able to overclock pretty well too.


    Ok thanks a lot for your help and consideration! If I am going to buy a PC, this is the one! Thanks a lot again! Game on!
  20. AxlFone said:
    Samsung EVO is not good SSD. It is really slow on write speeds.

    That's the 840 basic version,the evo has been made quicker in write speeds,it's a very good choice for a ssd.FunnehScarecrowh can always choose the next one which is a good ssd too,
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-internal-hard-drive-vtr125sat3128g

    I would for minimal wattage take the next psu if crossfire is wanted for the future,
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750bnlg9
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