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December 29, 2013 2:34:50 AM

So, I've never built my own gaming computer, but I have done some research since deciding that i wanted to build my next pc. That said, I have built a PC on the pcpartpicker and would like to know what you guys think about it. If you see any issues, room for improvement, or things youd prefer different, please let me know:
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core
CPU Cooler Prolimatech Megahelms (No Fans)
Thermal Compound Prolimatech PK-3 Nano Aluminum High-Grade 5g
Motherboard MSI Z87 MPOWER Max ATX LGA1150
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600
Storage Plextor M5P Xtreme Series 256GB 2.5" SSD
Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" 10000RPM
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 770 4GB
Sound Card Asus Xonar DSX
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC68 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1
Case Antec Lanboy air Yellow ATX Mid Tower
Case Fan Gelid Solutions FN-FW12-15 64.3 CFM 120mm x5
Power Supply Thermaltake 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Monitor BenQ RL2455HM 24.0"

If anyone is wondering the total for this is $2,544 so you have an idea of how much I would like to spend on this computer.

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December 29, 2013 3:00:03 AM

Hi,
For gaming pc here are some thing that you need

-Intel's i5 is better choice for gaming, since the games don't use the i7's hyperthreading utilities. There will be no difference in fps between i5 and i7, but the price is $100 more for the Intel's i7

-Generally you don't need more than 8GB of RAM for gaming.

-The HDD will be used most for storage, so you don't need something like WD VelociRaptor, better get WD Caviar Blue or WD Caviar Black.

-I would go with Asus motherboard, best quality in my opinion. Get something like Asus Z87-A

-About the PSU, best brands associated with building good PSU's are : Corsair, XFX, SeaSonic and Antec.

-For $200 there are better cases. Something like NZXT 530 phantom will serve you good and it is $100 cheaper.

-From the changes made on the CPU, RAM, Motheboard and Case, you will have more than enough to get GTX780 or maybe GTX780Ti.
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December 29, 2013 3:13:43 AM

@maurelie agreed for the most part but i7 is more future proof... So if budget isnt issue go for it, and i would just cut cost on ram and cpu cooler, i would get hyper 212 evo for cpu cooler,and a cheaper case like nzxt phantom, asus z87 mobo, corsair,evga,xfx psu and 8gb ram or 16gb if u want and get more graphics power.
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December 29, 2013 3:14:45 AM

maurelie said:
Hi,
For gaming pc here are some thing that you need

-Intel's i5 is better choice for gaming, since the games don't use the i7's hyperthreading utilities. There will be no difference in fps between i5 and i7, but the price is $100 more for the Intel's i7

-Generally you don't need more than 8GB of RAM for gaming.

-The HDD will be used most for storage, so you don't need something like WD VelociRaptor, better get WD Caviar Blue or WD Caviar Black.

-I would go with Asus motherboard, best quality in my opinion. Get something like Asus Z87-A

-About the PSU, best brands associated with building good PSU's are : Corsair, XFX, SeaSonic and Antec.

-For $200 there are better cases. Something like NZXT 530 phantom will serve you good and it is $100 cheaper.

-From the changes made on the CPU, RAM, Motheboard and Case, you will have more than enough to get GTX780 or maybe GTX780Ti.


Thank you for the quick reply. Are there any CPUs that you would suggest that are best for the i5 processors?Also, would you suggest a single video card or dual cards?
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December 29, 2013 3:17:44 AM

Amar Tsogtoo said:
@maurelie agreed for the most part but i7 is more future proof... So if budget isnt issue go for it, and i would just cut cost on ram and cpu cooler, i would get hyper 212 evo for cpu cooler,and a cheaper case like nzxt phantom, asus z87 mobo, corsair,evga,xfx psu and 8gb ram or 16gb if u want and get more graphics power.

The future proof thing is mainly what I was going for in this. I had heard before that i5 was just as good for gaming, however i didnt want to have to completely start from scratch if games changed things up.
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December 29, 2013 3:17:47 AM

Also get samsung evo instead, i think single powerful card is better, i5 4670k is solid cpu.
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December 29, 2013 3:22:48 AM

I7 is much more futureproof.. But there is an speculation that new games will start to utilize 8weak cores because the ps4/xbone has 8weak cores and that alot of games are console ports.. You could go the amd route.. Which could lower your budget and be more futureprood.. Again its just an speculation. But i7 gets my vote if you have the money i7+770 or i5+780 either would be good but again if u have the money i7+780 is best.
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December 29, 2013 3:33:48 AM

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maurelie said:
Hi,
For gaming pc here are some thing that you need

-Intel's i5 is better choice for gaming, since the games don't use the i7's hyperthreading utilities. There will be no difference in fps between i5 and i7, but the price is $100 more for the Intel's i7

-Generally you don't need more than 8GB of RAM for gaming.

-The HDD will be used most for storage, so you don't need something like WD VelociRaptor, better get WD Caviar Blue or WD Caviar Black.

-I would go with Asus motherboard, best quality in my opinion. Get something like Asus Z87-A

-About the PSU, best brands associated with building good PSU's are : Corsair, XFX, SeaSonic and Antec.

-For $200 there are better cases. Something like NZXT 530 phantom will serve you good and it is $100 cheaper.

-From the changes made on the CPU, RAM, Motheboard and Case, you will have more than enough to get GTX780 or maybe GTX780Ti.


Thank you for the quick reply. Are there any CPUs that you would suggest that are best for the i5 processors?Also, would you suggest a single video card or dual cards?


Well the i5 4670k will do it's job quite nicely in aspect of gaming performance. It is always better to have one GPU, than to fiddle with two GPU's. Two GPU's require more power, generate more heat, sometimes there is mictostuttering in some games.
Here is what i think will be good for you

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($211.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Amazon)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DSX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($49.49 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 White ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 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)
Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1828.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-29 06:33 EST-0500)
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