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December 18, 2013 4:21:08 AM

Hi PC experts! I am new to the PC building industry and have been given a budget of about $1500-$1600 to build a new PC. I have been looking through some forums and advice but I am still unsure of how to use my given budget to get the best product possible. So I am writing this to kindly ask for you experts out there to help me pick out parts that would be the best for my money. Here are some preferences I would like and thanks in advance!

Preferences:
-i5 4670k CPU
-Ability to overclock
-1 GPU but would be considering a 2-way-sli in the future as its still quite unstable now
-For mostly gaming uses as well as a tiny bit of editing

Also, please include a monitor and OS in the build thanks! (Those 2 sadly have to be in my budget as well)

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December 18, 2013 4:25:38 AM

LOL still waiting... :D 
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December 18, 2013 4:26:01 AM

Same :p 
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December 18, 2013 4:29:50 AM

Done :D 
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December 18, 2013 4:32:17 AM

Ok. I'm on it.
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December 18, 2013 4:36:52 AM

Here :

If you want to spend a little more, spend it on a better CPU cooler, like the Noctua NH-D14.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2mdrG
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2mdrG/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2mdrG/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.48 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($335.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Mwave)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1528.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 07:36 EST-0500)

Questions?
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December 18, 2013 4:39:17 AM

I question why you chose a seagate drive....
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December 18, 2013 4:40:15 AM

Thanks both of you :D  I am looking at both of them now! :D 
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December 18, 2013 4:45:51 AM

I asked my cousin for help as well, this is what he gave me.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/FrostyWindz/saved/3aX1

CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $221.98
CPU Cooler Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid $56.99
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 $199.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $99.99
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD $89.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.98
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB $335.30
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower $84.98
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm $27.99
Power Supply Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $129.99
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $16.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) $94.98
Monitor Asus VS247H-P 23.6" $145.58
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December 18, 2013 4:50:36 AM

H4X3R said:
I question why you chose a seagate drive....


Why not?
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December 18, 2013 4:51:35 AM

FrostyWindz said:
I asked my cousin for help as well, this is what he gave me.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/FrostyWindz/saved/3aX1

CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $221.98
CPU Cooler Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid $56.99
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 $199.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $99.99
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD $89.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.98
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB $335.30
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower $84.98
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm $27.99
Power Supply Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $129.99
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $16.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) $94.98
Monitor Asus VS247H-P 23.6" $145.58


This build has an I5. If you want to edit seriously, go for the I7.

Otherwise take my build and drop it to the same I5.
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December 18, 2013 4:52:07 AM

Nah. The build i siggested has all parts for cheaper and it also includes a 144hz monitor which decreases image tear and gives better fluidity while gaming ( i own one, its great)
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December 18, 2013 4:54:56 AM

H4X3R said:
Nah. The build i siggested has all parts for cheaper and it also includes a 144hz monitor which decreases image tear and gives better fluidity while gaming ( i own one, its great)


I prefer IPS above 144Hz monitors.:) 
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December 18, 2013 4:57:47 AM

Ok :)  i have something against seagate as many of drives failed for many people, including me. I lost 2 500GB drives :S
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December 18, 2013 5:21:25 AM

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

Before you consider the 2 options, to consider this, this wiil Cost you less and you can still add one more GTX 760 if you want and the reason why i choose windows 7 is because it has better compatibility than windows 8.
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December 18, 2013 5:28:33 AM

Windows 7 is older. Microsoft is likely to improve the start button. SLIing is never a good option if you can buy 1 high end card instead.
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December 18, 2013 5:33:11 AM

Many problems with the build above. I dont have time to name them. MSI, seagate, 12 of ram for that price...WTF, ocz ssd ( they r bankrupt),... too many problems
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December 18, 2013 5:34:26 AM

Alright thanks guys. I will look into all your suggestions.
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December 18, 2013 5:43:00 AM

H4X3R said:
Many problems with the build above. I dont have time to name them. MSI, seagate, 12 of ram for that price...WTF, ocz ssd ( they r bankrupt),... too many problems


LOL picky picky. While I agree with half of that. Seagate and OCZ I do not agree with at all.
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December 18, 2013 6:32:25 AM

I never said ocz is bad. Its good but it went bankrupt so im worried about the warranty. Regardinh seagate, personal experience and friends experience.
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