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January 27, 2014 1:55:38 PM

Hi
This is my first time building a gaming computer. I am on a budget of $2000..
I need suggestions/help.
How can I improve my parts list?
Will my computer be fast?
What will be the a good monitor for my parts?
What do you think about my parts?
Also I am looking for a cool case I do not really like the one i have choose now.

I am not only buying from newegg. The links are only newegg because I like reading about the parts on newegg. I can also buy from stores. (I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Parts List

Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

MSI GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - OEM (64-bit)- http://products.ncix.com/detail/microsoft-windows-8-1-p...


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January 27, 2014 2:14:46 PM

Already, this build is really, really good, it will pretty much dominate anything on the market. As far as improvements, you could consider getting the Cooler Master 690 III w/ Seidon 120v. This is a very nice, sleek looking case that comes with a Seidon 120V All-In-One liquid cooling unit, this means you will not have to do anything with liquid or pumps, all you do is install it, that also means that you would not need the CPU cooler, and save some money there, with the saved money, you can think about getting some more case fans to improve air flow, and then get a fan controller to control the speed of each fan individually.

Case + Cooler:

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?product_id=...

Fans:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fan Controller:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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January 27, 2014 2:16:46 PM

The i7 is overkill for gaming, get an i5. You could also do by going with a cheaper motherboard. Take that money and get a better GPU like 780 or 780 Ti. An i5 + 780 or 780 Ti will give better performance than i7 + 770
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January 27, 2014 2:19:05 PM

Parts are referenced to Canadian websites. The 350d is one the coolest cases while also being clean and professional looking. Got you a 780 Ti, which will allow you to go Surround in the future with 3 screens if you want, and the PSU will allow you to add a second GPU no problem. Included a 27" monitor as well under your budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($254.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.06 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($121.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($91.93 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($729.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($98.77 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($93.88 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: BenQ GW2750HM 27.0" Monitor ($229.00 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $1999.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 17:17 EST-0500)

If you plan on staying with a single screen, you could drop to a 780 and save a couple hundred dollars.
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