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December 16, 2013 7:39:39 PM

So I have this in mind for my first gaming PC build. I was wondering that you all thought of it. I will mainly be using this for gaming and watching videos. I play games like Dota, Bioshock Infinit,e SCII, Dragon age Borderlands and Mass Effect. I want something that will last a while without much upgrading. As for games on the horizon I am looking forward too Titanfall and Dragon age are the main pones right now. Right now this PC is at about $1200 and thats pretty much the top of my budget, with a little wiggle room. But the less the better.

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


CPU Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (as a boot drive)
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card

Case Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

OS Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)


I am open to any suggestions. I do not think I will be doing any overclocking. I appreciate any help I could get thank you.

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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2013 7:42:22 PM

this will do just fine :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2013 7:46:03 PM

however if you dont plan to overclock you could go with a less expensive mobo that will game just as well...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



also your RAM has a high profile heatsink which may interfere with your Hyper 212. its safer to go with low profile RAM.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2013 7:46:38 PM

I'd redistribute the 1200 a little differently, honestly. That's a great Psu, but it's too much money for that build, for what you are getting. I'd also skip the SSD for now, to get better components right now, or I'd drop the Cpu cooler and pick up the "k" Cpu and buy a cooler later. Here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($222.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.79 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1145.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-16 22:53 EST-0500)

I lied, you have the budget for an SSD.
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December 16, 2013 7:52:02 PM

Well I dont think I am going to overclock it so why get the K I thought the only real difference was that the K was unlocked and slightly higher out of the box?

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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2013 7:56:40 PM

The K Cpu is nice to have, or you could get an h87 motherboard and whatever reasonably priced Cpu there is, like the 4570 for 195. In a couple of years, I'm willing to bet that you'd spent just a little more money for the chance to overclock that cpu though. Also, I fit a 770 into the budget which will provide better performance than the 760. Skipped out on the case though, because it was 130 dollars. Still got a white, good quality case however.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2013 7:58:22 PM

if you dont plan to OC, than there is no need to get the k.
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December 16, 2013 8:08:01 PM

Seller417 what ram would your recommend then that will not interfere with my Hyper 212?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2013 9:33:19 PM

One option since you aren't over clocking you really don't need the 212 your system won't overheat at stock. Then you could keep your ram.
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December 16, 2013 10:29:57 PM

So if I am not going to overclock then some of my components are overkill? Such as the Motherboard and cooler?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2013 10:48:35 PM

I would say yeah scratch the fan and maybe look at H87 motherboards, the Z87 are for overclocking while H is regular so you could spend less and not miss the features you won't use anyway.
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December 16, 2013 10:57:19 PM

Something more like this then: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2013 11:27:26 PM

It is if you want a smaller system based on a smaller motherboard, do you have a case or one in mind? And I would still say the cooler isn't necessary as the stock one will do fine but it's not an expensive luxury if you really want it.
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December 16, 2013 11:31:37 PM

I was thinking this Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case and I forgot to remove the after market cooler. But I am open to suggestions for cases. I must admit I am a sucker for a cool case lol. I would prefer a mid tower.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2013 11:35:09 PM

Oh yeah how did I miss that. For a mid tower you probably want an atx mobo not a micro atx one. Also again maybe I'm penny pinching but do you need 3TB of storage?
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December 16, 2013 11:37:31 PM

Yeah I know nothing about mobo so I just picked one and did notice it was a micro. Any suggestions then because I don't really know anything about them. Also I don't NEED 3Tb but I sure do want it. lol
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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2013 11:54:07 PM

I don't know a good H77 mobo somebody else will have to help you there. I would just start with reviews. While I wouldn't trust the newegg reviews entirely it may be a good place to start. Go into mobos and select H77 only then sort by highest rated
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a b 4 Gaming
December 16, 2013 11:55:34 PM

Also I ask about storage because we have saved you some money by cutting and changing things so you may now be able to upgrade your gpu to a 770 over 760
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December 17, 2013 12:00:18 AM

Jameson Clark said:
Also I ask about storage because we have saved you some money by cutting and changing things so you may now be able to upgrade your gpu to a 770 over 760




Cool thanks a lot for your help man.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 17, 2013 12:08:36 AM

Hugzie said:
Jameson Clark said:
Also I ask about storage because we have saved you some money by cutting and changing things so you may now be able to upgrade your gpu to a 770 over 760




Cool thanks a lot for your help man.


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