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CUSTOM BUILT GAMING PC HELP. This is my first time getting a good computer!

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January 26, 2014 2:38:35 AM

So i've been spending all day tossing between prebuilt PCs and such but have been swayed to

build my own PC in order so save some $$$ and I have come up with the build below but really

don't know if it will all fit in the case / it is the product for me. I want to play games like DayZ and

other sand box like games at good settings. Please leave some well constructed suggestions and

criticism below! Thank you :D  P.S i don't really want to spend over $2750

(currently priced at $2455 with monitor)




Computers Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (I've heard its really big so I may need to change this part)

Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card

Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case (I definitely need to know whether i need to change this to compensate the insides of my PC)

Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 900W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)

Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor

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January 26, 2014 2:56:22 AM

Where are you shopping at? Looking up these components on Newegg only comes to $1871.

It's a solid build, if a little pricey.

You could drop down to a Core I5-4670 processor. Not likely you'd notice the difference.
Don't think you need a $200 motherboard, but that's up to you.
You'll likely be building your next computer before you need 16GB of RAM or more.
Unless you're running an SLI set up and forgot to mention it, you don't need a 900watt power supply. You can easily run your system on a 600 watt PSU with plenty of room to spare.

-Wolf sends
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January 26, 2014 3:02:05 AM

Wolfshadw said:
Where are you shopping at? Looking up these components on Newegg only comes to $1871.

It's a solid build, if a little pricey.

You could drop down to a Core I5-4670 processor. Not likely you'd notice the difference.
Don't think you need a $200 motherboard, but that's up to you.
You'll likely be building your next computer before you need 16GB of RAM or more.
Unless you're running an SLI set up and forgot to mention it, you don't need a 900watt power supply. You can easily run your system on a 600 watt PSU with plenty of room to spare.

-Wolf sends


Thank you for such a great response! I really appreciate this as it really helps me save some cash. I am shopping at http://au.pcpartpicker.com/ from Australia which may be a conflicting factor of the raised price.

Thank you again,

- Cooper
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January 26, 2014 3:03:39 AM

Kinda guess Down Under, but wasn't sure.

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January 26, 2014 3:24:17 AM

Such for the parts you find on pc part picker as you will find them cheaper else were also message the suppliers tell them you want the cheapest price they can give say your doing video reviews ( actualy do it its good way to get cheaper products) then send them the video review. I did that and saved allot. Well worth it.
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January 26, 2014 3:25:16 AM

Wolfshadw said:
Kinda guess Down Under, but wasn't sure.

-Wolf sends


Sorry to pester you but I'm a huge NOOB when it comes to understanding the quality of things and was wondering

if you could link me to a motherboard that would best suit the i5 processor you suggested. Obviously one

cheaper than the one I previously selected.

I really want to save a huge THANKS ahgain becuase you've potentially saved me $400!!!
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January 26, 2014 3:28:57 AM

The asus z87 pro will be perfect for you
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January 26, 2014 9:41:06 AM

Agreed. I'd probably look towards the ASUS Z87-Pro

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($275.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($88.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($275.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($649.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($195.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($105.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($23.00 @ CPL Online)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($108.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($199.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $2101.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 04:40 EST+1100)

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January 27, 2014 5:40:24 AM

The noctua is a good air cooler, but if you plan on over clocking to get the processor to around 4.4Ghz, I'd recommend the Crosair H00i. It's $110 (so only like $20 more) and cools your CPU about 5-10C better than the air cooler. It isn't also clunky and won't take up the side panel in the haf x and would make it look nice in there.
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January 27, 2014 7:50:21 AM

Look for the zelman triple fan edition I just received mine and it looks lovely and is great for over clocking and it is only £56. The benchmarks are great for it but you will need low profile ram check my signature for details
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