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December 26, 2013 1:29:58 PM

Hi, this is my first time building a computer and I am curious if this will be a good gaming computer to build?

Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150

Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO LGA 1150

Graphics Card: EVGA ACX Cooler 03G-P4-2784-KR GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI

Memory: G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3

Hard drive: Seagate Constellation ES ST1000NM0011 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5

SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC

Power supply: CORSAIR RM Series RM750 750W ATX12V

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 1:38:21 PM

That is a very nice build, every part is good quality. If you want to save some money you could go with an i5-4670k throw on a Evo 212 air cooler, that PSU is too weak in my opinion. I would recommend running an 850 watt one to allow for future SLI if you wanted
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a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 1:38:59 PM

Yeah, it's a killer system. I'm assuming that you have a large budget because the optimum choice for a gaming CPU is the i5 K version (3570k or 4670k). 16GB is a lot too. But neither of them will hurt you.

The only thing that I don't like is the PSU. I would suggest the HX or AX series PSU from Corsair. Better quality.
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December 26, 2013 1:49:05 PM

Here is a build I would recommend using the 4670k, also you can change the case if wanted, threw in a good quality PSU that is full modular to keep things tidy and only 8 gb of ram since 16 is a bit overkill if your not getting into editing, also this PSU will allow you to run SLI later on if you choose too.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($81.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1371.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-26 16:47 EST-0500)
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December 26, 2013 1:50:55 PM

Thanks for the feedback, I have replaced the PSU with the CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3, and the CPU to the Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz. are there any other areas that I could possibly shave down the cost, while still maintaining a good gaming computer?

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a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 1:56:38 PM

You could switch out that Mobo for a cheaper option and save $50 - 60, depending on your case there is a decent one for 29.99 the Antec One but usually with this budget, people love having a nice case to go with it
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December 26, 2013 1:57:27 PM

Abscent said:
Here is a build I would recommend using the 4670k, also you can change the case if wanted, threw in a good quality PSU that is full modular to keep things tidy and only 8 gb of ram since 16 is a bit overkill if your not getting into editing, also this PSU will allow you to run SLI later on if you choose too.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($81.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1371.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-26 16:47 EST-0500)


Thank you definitely helps with bringing down the cost
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a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 3:58:25 PM

skateosiris said:
are there any other areas that I could possibly shave down the cost, while still maintaining a good gaming computer?

Yes there are.
You could use the next motherboard
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87...
the next ram,just shaves a few bucks off,
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32400c11d8g...
the next three cases are imo also good ones,
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcaco...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-threehundredtwo
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vo30006w2...
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