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How is my $1400 Gaming/Editing Hybrid Build?

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December 16, 2013 6:08:27 AM

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.97 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.45 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($215.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($215.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1390.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-16 08:59 EST-0500)

Alright, that's the build I'm looking at so far. I already have an OS waiting so I didn't need to add that to the list, what I need to know is if I've chosen the most optimized parts for my price range.

I want to be able to do some video editing on this PC but I also want to have the capability to play games like Skyrim or BF4 on high graphic settings. I thought I would ask some awesome enthusiasts out there what the best way to go would be. Note: The power supply is 750W because I may upgrade in the near future to more power consuming stuff.

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December 16, 2013 6:26:14 AM

Dragoonman said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.97 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.45 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($215.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($215.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1390.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-16 08:59 EST-0500)

Alright, that's the build I'm looking at so far. I already have an OS waiting so I didn't need to add that to the list, what I need to know is if I've chosen the most optimized parts for my price range.

I want to be able to do some video editing on this PC but I also want to have the capability to play games like Skyrim or BF4 on high graphic settings. I thought I would ask some awesome enthusiasts out there what the best way to go would be. Note: The power supply is 750W because I may upgrade in the near future to more power consuming stuff.


Since you have a Z87 motherboard, you should buy an unlocked CPU, in this case an i7 4770k, in order to be able to overclock it. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74770k
Also, save some money and get a better SSD at the same time. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...
And finally, if you have $430 to spend on GPU, save some money and buy a single GTX 770 or invest some more and get a single GTX 780. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5o...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n780tf3gd5o...
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December 16, 2013 6:52:06 AM

it is a revision of your build, with better price/performance parts selection
all at under $1200

K version of i7
better ram and mobo
better ssd and HDD, no need black version
better price psu n case, same quality
becareful, do not SLI medium GPU

with the saved money, you can buy another AMD 280X in crossfire
good luck :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1175.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-16 09:36 EST-0500)
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December 16, 2013 7:24:47 AM

AMD Radeon said:
it is a revision of your build, with better price/performance parts selection
all at under $1200

K version of i7
better ram and mobo
better ssd and HDD, no need black version
better price psu n case, same quality
becareful, do not SLI medium GPU

with the saved money, you can buy another AMD 280X in crossfire
good luck :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1175.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-16 09:36 EST-0500)


Very nice, but I have to ask why the motherboard you chose is better. Your revision of my build is awesome, I was just wondering.
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December 16, 2013 7:28:15 AM

I like what Costa said, especially about going the single card route. I don't think there are any editing programs that can take advantage of SLI/Crossfire.
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