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January 8, 2014 2:51:11 PM

Hello all,

I have decided to give building my own PC a shot and would like to use if for gaming and also business. I am not a graphic designer, video editor...only need MS Office type software for work. Gaming will mostly consist of mmorpgs and maybe some racing games. Budget is about $1200 but is somewhat flexible.

Am I going over the top here? This is what I have so far, but the cooler I had selected at newegg is out of stock. Should I wait for a better time to buy? Any tips/suggestions welcome.


Rosewill R5 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Case, comes with 2 x front fans, Fan Controller, USB2.0 & USB3.0 front ports, Removable top and lower front filter panels

Model #:R5
Item #:N82E16811147161

$69.99


ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Model #:Z87-PRO
Item #:N82E16813131979

$199.99



GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card

Model #:GV-N770OC-2GD
Item #:N82E16814125463

$329.99

Rosewill CAPSTONE-650-M 650W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Model #:CAPSTONE-650-M
Item #:N82E16817182263
$99.99

Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K

Model #:BX80646I54670K
Item #:N82E16819116899

$239.99


Update
SanDisk Extreme II SDSSDXP-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model #:SDSSDXP-120G-G25
Item #:N82E16820171751

$139.99

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996776

Model #:996776
Item #:N82E16820226099

$82.99 $82.99

Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail kit

Model #:STBD2000101
Item #:N82E16822148910

$109.99 $109.99


January 8, 2014 2:53:49 PM

eg2014 said:
Hello all,

I have decided to give building my own PC a shot and would like to use if for gaming and also business. I am not a graphic designer, video editor...only need MS Office type software for work. Gaming will mostly consist of mmorpgs and maybe some racing games. Budget is about $1200 but is somewhat flexible.

Am I going over the top here? This is what I have so far, but the cooler I had selected at newegg is out of stock. Should I wait for a better time to buy? Any tips/suggestions welcome.


Rosewill R5 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Case, comes with 2 x front fans, Fan Controller, USB2.0 & USB3.0 front ports, Removable top and lower front filter panels

Model #:R5
Item #:N82E16811147161

$69.99


ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Model #:Z87-PRO
Item #:N82E16813131979

$199.99



GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card

Model #:GV-N770OC-2GD
Item #:N82E16814125463

$329.99

Rosewill CAPSTONE-650-M 650W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Model #:CAPSTONE-650-M
Item #:N82E16817182263
$99.99

Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K

Model #:BX80646I54670K
Item #:N82E16819116899

$239.99


Update
SanDisk Extreme II SDSSDXP-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model #:SDSSDXP-120G-G25
Item #:N82E16820171751

$139.99

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996776

Model #:996776
Item #:N82E16820226099

$82.99 $82.99

Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail kit

Model #:STBD2000101
Item #:N82E16822148910

$109.99 $109.99




For your budget you can get a sick rig IMO, however if you want to use it for mainly MMOs you could slash off some bucks if you wanted

What do you all need?

OS? Monitor? Keyboard? Mouse??

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January 8, 2014 2:55:17 PM

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Best cooling : price : noise ration in the 20-50 segment. I am using one, and it keeps my I7 at 52 at full load while being more quiet than the hard drive. Best 26 euro spend. Probably you can get it around 30 USD.
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January 8, 2014 2:59:09 PM

MDXX said:
eg2014 said:
Hello all,

I have decided to give building my own PC a shot and would like to use if for gaming and also business. I am not a graphic designer, video editor...only need MS Office type software for work. Gaming will mostly consist of mmorpgs and maybe some racing games. Budget is about $1200 but is somewhat flexible.

Am I going over the top here? This is what I have so far, but the cooler I had selected at newegg is out of stock. Should I wait for a better time to buy? Any tips/suggestions welcome.


Rosewill R5 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Case, comes with 2 x front fans, Fan Controller, USB2.0 & USB3.0 front ports, Removable top and lower front filter panels

Model #:R5
Item #:N82E16811147161

$69.99


ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Model #:Z87-PRO
Item #:N82E16813131979

$199.99



GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card

Model #:GV-N770OC-2GD
Item #:N82E16814125463

$329.99

Rosewill CAPSTONE-650-M 650W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Model #:CAPSTONE-650-M
Item #:N82E16817182263
$99.99

Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K

Model #:BX80646I54670K
Item #:N82E16819116899

$239.99


Update
SanDisk Extreme II SDSSDXP-120G-G25 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model #:SDSSDXP-120G-G25
Item #:N82E16820171751

$139.99

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996776

Model #:996776
Item #:N82E16820226099

$82.99 $82.99

Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail kit

Model #:STBD2000101
Item #:N82E16822148910

$109.99 $109.99




For your budget you can get a sick rig IMO, however if you want to use it for mainly MMOs you could slash off some bucks if you wanted

What do you all need?

OS? Monitor? Keyboard? Mouse??



I will need OS (probably get WIN 7), but have other older options for right now and will buy a good monitor (US $250) in the near future, and then get some gaming input devices.
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January 8, 2014 2:59:14 PM

Shneiky said:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Best cooling : price : noise ration in the 20-50 segment. I am using one, and it keeps my I7 at 52 at full load while being more quiet than the hard drive. Best 26 euro spend. Probably you can get it around 30 USD.


The plus version is 30$ the Evo version is 40$ :( 
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January 8, 2014 3:01:04 PM

Shneiky said:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Best cooling : price : noise ration in the 20-50 segment. I am using one, and it keeps my I7 at 52 at full load while being more quiet than the hard drive. Best 26 euro spend. Probably you can get it around 30 USD.


Was just looking at Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan for $40 US :) 
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January 8, 2014 3:02:02 PM

eg2014 said:
Shneiky said:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. Best cooling : price : noise ration in the 20-50 segment. I am using one, and it keeps my I7 at 52 at full load while being more quiet than the hard drive. Best 26 euro spend. Probably you can get it around 30 USD.


Was just looking at Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan for $40 US :) 


Buying the same cooler friday. Its the best ;) 

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January 8, 2014 3:07:08 PM

Any suggestions to save money is always appreciated. My thing is, I don't want to build and have it be obsolete in a year, but if I am going way overboard for my needs, then by all means, let me know.
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January 8, 2014 3:57:33 PM

eg2014 said:
Any suggestions to save money is always appreciated. My thing is, I don't want to build and have it be obsolete in a year, but if I am going way overboard for my needs, then by all means, let me know.


If your not Overclocking, Dont get a K intel CPU. And you could easily slash of some money by getting a cheaper mobo
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January 8, 2014 9:23:51 PM

MDXX said:
eg2014 said:
Any suggestions to save money is always appreciated. My thing is, I don't want to build and have it be obsolete in a year, but if I am going way overboard for my needs, then by all means, let me know.


If your not Overclocking, Dont get a K intel CPU. And you could easily slash of some money by getting a cheaper mobo


The idea behind the mobo and the CPU was that I would be able to upgrade to a i7 (or a yet un-named, if the mobo will support it) in the future, I would like to be able to upgrade this piece by piece as needed, so that is why I was kind of going big on the mobo and also it supports wifi, which I would like to have. That being said, can you explain the overclocking concept, why I would want to do it, how do you do it, etc...
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