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January 25, 2014 8:07:56 PM

The title says it all! Here is the build I built for $1700: http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1RUKK6ISF87A... , but that is $200 over my budget! I am only willing to, buy components from NewEgg and Amazon. So please do not use pcpartpicker.com unless all of the components are selected to be bought from NewEgg or Amazon or even TigerDirect. If this is stupid, and I should not be wary of buying components off of other sites, please let me know. I was trying to build an i7 4770K build because 1. When looking at the benchmarks it performed the best compared to say the FX-8350 or the i5-4670K with or without overclocking. 2. I watched a video where they ran a high end GPU (The GTX 780) with a $100 AMD CPU (AMD Athlon 750K) they ran the same GPU on with a i5- 4670K, When the GPU was "higher end" having a better CPU really helped. Considering I do not want to overclock (although I might in the future) and I do plan on getting another GTX 760 to go with the first one in my build. Anyways sorry for rambling. There are a few features/things I would like to be possible/included with this build: 1. FUTURE overclocking/Sli (means it must have a nice PSU and motherboard that will allow ocing and Sli for the FUTURE by that I mean I will buy an additional GPU and a aftermarket CPU Cooler LATER... An additional GPU and an aftermarket cpu cooler does not have to be included with this build) 2. Monitor Keyboard and Mouse... haha Thanks! (I think I might just have to save $200 more... :(  )

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a b 4 Gaming
January 28, 2014 3:47:35 PM

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 V8 GTS 82.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($96.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($157.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.96 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.98 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1471.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-28 18:47 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
January 28, 2014 3:48:06 PM

The DVD drive is available at newegg for the same price and the psu is available at amazon for the same price.
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January 28, 2014 3:57:27 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($93.25 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: EVGA Z87 Stinger Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($139.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($419.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Blue) Mini ITX Tower Case ($140.19 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre 97.8 CFM 230mm Fan ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider 600W 80+ Silver Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1479.86
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a b 4 Gaming
January 28, 2014 4:03:35 PM

Not to be rude but whats your point with that build. Your ram doesnt even sell. You have an evga motherboard which isnt really famous or good. I have a bigger ssd, better psu. Your build is good except for the motherboard, the psu, the ram and the case because you should have just gotten the white or black editiion lol jk. My build has a lower gpu but on other sides has better parts where your weaknesses are in your build so thats why. http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-780-Ti-vs-GeForce-G...
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January 28, 2014 4:12:16 PM

I missed the sli later on thing so the itx wont work for you. This just makes a really nice gaming machine for lan parties as its small and easy to transport but still has extremely good cooling

I cant see your build.That ram was available earlier today. Most have sold out really quick. As for the PSU you won't convince me its not a good one. Ive been using one with no hitches with an OCd PC that never shuts off since 2009.
You won't see a difference in game with i7 to i5.
FYI EVGA rocks lol. best overclocks I've gotten out of i5 were on EVGA
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a b 4 Gaming
January 28, 2014 4:15:00 PM

How is my build not opening up and how is my build off budget. Mines is cheaper then yours. Here let me paste it again for you. I was confused by the ram.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 GTS 82.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($157.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.96 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1471.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-28 19:14 EST-0500)


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January 28, 2014 4:26:12 PM

TheMohammadmo said:
How is my build not opening up and how is my build off budget. Mines is cheaper then yours. Here let me paste it again for you. I was confused by the ram.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 GTS 82.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($157.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Neutron Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.96 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1471.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-28 19:14 EST-0500)




Sorry I was having tech difficulties.lol I do like that build other than the single stick of ram instead of going dual channel and the PSU as I personally wouldn't buy a corsair. Not to say that anything is wrong with them I just stick to Silverstone and Seasonic. Your SSD is bigger...Mine is faster... You are air cooled. Ive got watercooled setup.

Either way I would be envious of either rig. Just shows how design concept changes from one creator to the next.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 28, 2014 4:43:46 PM

LOL the reason why for the single memory is beacuse then that means he can easily max out his memory so thats why. I agree what you mean about psu, seasonic makes the best psu but I will go to corsair sometimes because they are cheaper and yeah. All psu companies are good in my opinion.
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January 28, 2014 4:48:48 PM

I reworked the build a little to meet Original Posters needs better. Im 7 cents over :no: 

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($93.25 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: EVGA Z87 FTW ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($505.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider 600W 80+ Silver Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1500.07
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a b 4 Gaming
January 28, 2014 5:00:05 PM

Your build is going to the trash you 7 cents over. WHY AN EVGA MOTHERBOARD lol. Change the motherboard the the asrock extreme 6, asus maximus hero, or the gigabyte z87 ud4h. Also I would prefer the nzxt source 210 elite. Also for the cpu cooler I would change it the Cooler Master V8 or the cooler master v6 gt. They are cheaper and do around the same amount of work.
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January 28, 2014 5:06:17 PM

Water cooled is just cleaner looking to me and doesnt require hanging a large amount of weight from your board. I have had really good luck with EVGA boards lasting and being extremely stable without requiring as much voltage while overclocking, which helps with heat also...Plus its just so damn pretty and it matches the card not that that matters.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 28, 2014 5:10:25 PM

lol I always care about color scheme sometimes. I prefer to have a nice color scheme.
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February 1, 2014 4:59:32 PM

WOO, Thanks you all for all of the great options! This is really helping me see what I can get for that amount of money! Time to get choose-in'!
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