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Photo-editing/some gaming Build - About $1500

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February 1, 2014 12:45:27 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: About 1500 including OS, Keyboard & Mouse, Monitor. A little flexible but not much.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Adobe CC, AutoCad, Some gaming (Like the Sims, nothing crazy)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, Thinking something like a 27 inch - we have huge Macs at my school and prefer editing on them - won't be able to use them in a few months when I graduate

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Wherever they are cheapest I guess, I do have amazon Prime, and I like Newegg.

Location: Pittsburgh PA

Parts Preferences: Probably an Intel processor

Overclocking: Maybe?

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 is what I think the 27in monitors are

Additional Comments: Mostly need to edit photos, probably some Autocad drafting. Love the sims but can't run it on anything I own.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I am currently using my laptop (Asus N71jq). It is running really hot with a fan under it - and has really slowed down lately. I need something that can edit photos without all the lag im currently experiencing and will last me a while. I tried doing this myself on the Parts pickers but I just don't think I know enough to do it on my own.
a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2014 1:49:37 PM

On that kind of budget, a amd fx 8300 would be the best option.
What is space like for the case?
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February 1, 2014 3:19:03 PM

PsychoGamingLemon said:
On that kind of budget, a amd fx 8300 would be the best option.
What is space like for the case?


Doesn't really matter, looking for the best performance - I have plenty of room for a case.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2014 7:48:20 PM

I will recommend a build tommorow. Just writing this so it can track this thread on the mobile version lol
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February 2, 2014 9:07:51 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1262.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-07 21:31 EDT-0400)

this is pretty much the base of things, very little you need to change.

If wanting to change things around, i suggest:
-CPU cooler for better overclocks
-GPU(to a 780) for better performance(you do not really need this unless your monitor is over 1080p)
-Case is preference, i like the Arc midi which is designed for airflow. If silence is prefered, the Define R4 is a great choice. There are many more cases that i can say that i like and have experience with, just ask if you need to.
-Storage, if you really need more. I find 1TB enough for games and SSD for games that need to render a bit and OS.
-Ram up to 16GB, not really needed for a gaming rig but just something to mention.

Things i did not mention:
CPU: i5 is all you need for gaming, going to i7 is more for a gaming/workstation hybrid kind of build.
Motherboard:i find this board the best price to features/quality. It is really all you need.
PSU: 750W is enough for some OCing and adding in a second GPU(might want to upgrade to 850W if planning to go with the 780)
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a b 4 Gaming
February 2, 2014 12:28:58 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($91.05 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Inwin GRone White (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VX238H-W 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: SteelSeries APEX Wired Gaming Keyboard ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M95 Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1528.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-02 15:24 EST-0500)


Just a little bit over 1500. The problem with arnav build is that he doesnt have the monitor, mouse, and keyboard.
Benefits
-Better more quality psu,
-more high rated dvd drive, not that it really matters but you know
-A nice blue color scheme in the build
-More space because its a full tower, better airflow, and really quiet.
-You dont even need a 770. I have a 760 and I get 60 fps easy on cod. So you will probably get higher than 100fps on sims lol.
-The keyboard is a beauty especially the lights. A whole lot of customization is possible with that keyboard.
-The mouse is also really nice mouse with nice led lights and a great grip
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February 3, 2014 2:19:25 AM

I forgot the monitor !
Keyboard and mouse too!
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a b 4 Gaming
February 3, 2014 5:42:45 AM

TheMohammadmo said:

Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
-Better more quality psu,

Why would you throw money out of they windows this way?
first, for consumer-grade a 80+ bronze is more than enough.
Second you wont need 850w unless you are doing SLI/crossfire, a 5xx-6xxW would be a better solution.

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a b 4 Gaming
February 3, 2014 6:01:07 AM

This will be better than all the i5 builds.
pros:
More threads might be suited well for your actions.
Better GPU.
Slightly higher frequency ram, which remove some rendering time and such.
Better cooling solution for the CPU
Better suited PSU.
Better case.

Cons:
Doesn't include SSD.
PSU not big enough for SLI/crossfire.


Note: I havent included a mouse or keyboard as I myself still use my logitech keyboard from ~2002, but I did leave $100 for it, so choose wisely-

My recommendations:
Save a couple of hundred bucks and get a i7 with a 780/770-280x

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.23 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE278H 27.0" Monitor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1396.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 08:54 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
February 3, 2014 7:23:46 AM

Since when does someone need a gtx 780 for Sims 3. Its not that heavy of a graphics game. THe cpu is better in my build, the psu really isnt that great quality because its OCZ. Sure mines is way to much power wattage but at least the company makes really good qualty psu. The really is no difference in ddr3 1600 and 1866. In most things the 1600 actually beats the 1866. My cpu is better http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4670K-vs-AMD-FX-8... My build includes an ssd. Your case isnt compatible with the motherboard because the case doesnt have front panel usb 3.0. My case is a full tower meaning way more room and it also has better cooling and most importantly it looks frikin amazing. The steelseries apex and corsair m95 are really good keyboard and mouse
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February 3, 2014 7:47:16 AM

do yourself a favor and choose your own perphirals. get a quality mechanical keyboard and mouse of your choice(deathadder!) 2nd this is a GAMING rig why would you want the highest end gpu you can afford? If I had my way with this build it'd have a 780. but then considering she/he wants a mouse/keyboard/monitor a 770 is the most I could fit into it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($108.04 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1144.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 10:46 EST-0500)

this is the monitor i'd go for(couldn't find this deal on pcpartpicker for some reason)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058UUR6E/ref=ox_sc_a...

look no further, also a 24 inch display is going to give you the best image 1080p. 27 inch just stretches the pixels out to far and gives you a blurry image compared the to the 24.
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February 3, 2014 7:49:22 AM

once you go mechanical you'll never go back. I personally use brown switches but I'd probably prefer the greens since it requires more actuation force and has more of a tactile bump(greens just weren't available at the time when I got my coolermaster stealth brown switches) check this guide out first before you make your decision

http://www.keyboardco.com/blog/index.php/2012/12/an-int...
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a b 4 Gaming
February 3, 2014 9:44:27 AM

TheMohammadmo said:
Since when does someone need a gtx 780 for Sims 3. Its not that heavy of a graphics game.

Since when does anyone need a gtx 770 or even 760 for sims 3.

TheMohammadmo said:

The cpu is better in my build, the psu really isnt that great quality because its OCZ. Sure mines is way to much power wattage but at least the company makes really good qualty psu.


truly your CPU is better for 90% of all kind of work, but for CAD and such which rely on integer(guess, makes must sense for me) instructions and such, whereof the fx 8320 is ahead of a i5.
My PSU is better for both builds...


TheMohammadmo said:

The really is no difference in ddr3 1600 and 1866. In most things the 1600 actually beats the 1866.


Now there is so many things wrong with this.
First there is a difference, which might cut of a minute or two when rendering 30 minutes UHD. (example dont know 100%).
If the ram have the same latency, the 1600mz would never beat 1866mz, this is a fact.



You just provided a useless link?

TheMohammadmo said:

My build includes an ssd.

Truly.


TheMohammadmo said:

Your case isnt compatible with the motherboard because the case doesnt have front panel usb 3.0. My case is a full tower meaning way more room and it also has better cooling and most importantly it looks frikin amazing.


Not really sure if joking or not, but it's compatible as USB 3.0 is backward compatible.
Difference in room: HAF = 19.50" x 9.10" x 18.90"
Your case = 22.10" x 9.60" x 23.40"
That is not really what I want to call "way more room". And the look of it is something I would rather not discuss. (btw it doesn't have better cooling)


TheMohammadmo said:

The steelseries apex and corsair m95 are really good keyboard and mouse

I left money over, so he, himself, could choose his own peripherals.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 3, 2014 1:22:34 PM

First of all how is the cpu link useleses. It proves the statement about my cpu being better then yours. Also the usb 3.0 case not being compatible will make it harder for him to wire it differently when my case is just a simple plug in. Here is another link for the ram, look at it skip to around 40 seconds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0L_KFKJYvg It proves that the 1600 and 1866 are very similar and in some cases the 1600 beats the 1866. YOUR PSU IS OCZ. Go to the first page of reviews on newegg and you will see most of them are less then 4 stars. Many people say doa, worked for a WHILE and then broke, etc.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 3, 2014 1:30:14 PM

TheMohammadmo said:
First of all how is the cpu link useleses. It proves the statement about my cpu being better then yours.

If you read my reply you would understand.

TheMohammadmo said:

Also the usb 3.0 case not being compatible will make it harder for him to wire it differently when my case is just a simple plug in.

Please read my last reply, backwardcompatible, there arent any difference between the wiring.

TheMohammadmo said:

Here is another link for the ram, look at it skip to around 40 seconds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0L_KFKJYvg It proves that the 1600 and 1866 are very similar and in some cases the 1600 beats the 1866.

Once again you have amazed me, PLEASE read my reply it explains everything.

TheMohammadmo said:

YOUR PSU IS OCZ. Go to the first page of reviews on newegg and you will see most of them are less then 4 stars. Many people say doa, worked for a WHILE and then broke, etc.

4 stars seems to be more than average, for every PSU there would be someone saying DOA, worked for a WHILE and then broke.
So please refrain from asking already answered question, unless you didn't understand it then say so, I dont see anything from with the PSU i recommended.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 3, 2014 1:39:46 PM

Look for the psu my psu better quality,you might argue that it is way too much wattage but its xfx, who make some of the best quality psu's. Everything else I agree with you
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February 3, 2014 3:23:31 PM

So much hostility! lol. Im trying to read through this all and figure out what the heck is the best option.

VMN you said your recommendation would be to"Save a couple of hundred bucks and get a i7 with a 780/770-280x"
What would a build like that run if you drop the keyboard mouse and monitor?
I don't want to sell myself short on main hardware because of a mouse and monitor. I use a Wacom tablet for most of my editing anyway so the other stuff can definitely come second.

Also, another random thought I just had, I haven't had a whole lot of trouble with the Sims being slow or laggy in game, I like to add a lot of custom content to it which has literally made load times like 30 minutes in the past just to open the game. I don't know how that affects things or what would help eliminate that.





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February 3, 2014 3:26:36 PM

emj said:
once you go mechanical you'll never go back. I personally use brown switches but I'd probably prefer the greens since it requires more actuation force and has more of a tactile bump(greens just weren't available at the time when I got my coolermaster stealth brown switches) check this guide out first before you make your decision

http://www.keyboardco.com/blog/index.php/2012/12/an-int...


Thanks for this info... I didn't even think about that being relevant when getting a keyboard, but I hate the ones that are all clacky-sounding.
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February 3, 2014 3:50:43 PM

hspirik said:
emj said:
once you go mechanical you'll never go back. I personally use brown switches but I'd probably prefer the greens since it requires more actuation force and has more of a tactile bump(greens just weren't available at the time when I got my coolermaster stealth brown switches) check this guide out first before you make your decision

http://www.keyboardco.com/blog/index.php/2012/12/an-int...


Thanks for this info... I didn't even think about that being relevant when getting a keyboard, but I hate the ones that are all clacky-sounding.


if you want a solid build you'll ignore these two raging idiots and go with mine. no reason for you to get a i7 and no reason for you not to get the highest end gpu you can when you can afford it.
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February 3, 2014 3:51:26 PM

also the 8350 is just amd's overclocked version of the 8320.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 3, 2014 3:55:19 PM

lol emj. Were not raging idiots we are debating. Emj build is good but for the keyboard, I would get the corsair k70 or k90
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February 3, 2014 4:07:36 PM

TheMohammadmo said:
lol emj. Were not raging idiots we are debating. Emj build is good but for the keyboard, I would get the corsair k70 or k90


lol no. trust me coolermaster makes very high quality perphirals. 100$ for a quality mechanical keyboard? yes please. also if I were going to get a keyboard that cost that much I'd get a filco mechanical :p 

and also you guys are getting pretty emotional. just give this person the best possible build for the money please :)  thanks no reason for a i7 for a pure gaming stand point and no reason not to get the highest end gpu you can afford. if I really had my way with this build it'd have a 780 in there lol.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 3, 2014 5:19:57 PM

Yeah I would put 780 also but then again he is only doing sims so a 760 and an i7 is good for that. So hspirik which build do you pick? lol
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February 3, 2014 5:25:51 PM

emj said:
do yourself a favor and choose your own perphirals. get a quality mechanical keyboard and mouse of your choice(deathadder!) 2nd this is a GAMING rig why would you want the highest end gpu you can afford? If I had my way with this build it'd have a 780. but then considering she/he wants a mouse/keyboard/monitor a 770 is the most I could fit into it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($108.04 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1144.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 10:46 EST-0500)

this is the monitor i'd go for(couldn't find this deal on pcpartpicker for some reason)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0058UUR6E/ref=ox_sc_a...

look no further, also a 24 inch display is going to give you the best image 1080p. 27 inch just stretches the pixels out to far and gives you a blurry image compared the to the 24.


So far i'm leaning towards this build..:)  Just a few questions - Would an SSD make a significant difference in run/load times for to OS & select software?

What kind of differences would I see with a 780? What would the price difference look like with one of those in there? ( I tried to look but there's like, 5 of them with difference prices and I don't know enough about them to know whats what)

Also this might be a dumb question, I can work dual monitors with the graphics card right? I feel stupid for asking but I have to have 2 going for work.
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February 3, 2014 5:27:03 PM

Also is the AMD processor gonna be awesome? Im pretty Intel-dedicated. I have an i7 now, but an old one @ 1.6GHz...lol

And by this I mean I've done some googling and some professors have told me to get the i7....? THoughts?
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February 3, 2014 5:58:29 PM

no problem whats so ever. I prefer amd personally just because the price/performance is much better also the 4 cores with hyper threading is great(essentially 8 cores) is great for gamers and multi taskers as in you game/browse the web and do other shit all at the same time plus further and further we go along more and more games are able to utilize more then 4 cores. anyways there's no reason for it from a sole gaming perspective. i7 is for rendering videos faster etc sure you will see slightly better frames in some games but its not worth it better off geting a higher end gpu. anyways I would take the intel in this situation no doubt this is a great build. or if you're really serious about your photo editing ill post a build with a i7 if you really feel you need it :p 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($108.04 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1274.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 20:55 EST-0500)

go ahead and throw a 780 in there you have room in your budget for it.
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February 3, 2014 6:02:43 PM

the choice is yours at this point. from a sole gaming purpose i'd take the fx with a 780 a mix of both i'd go for the i5/770/780 if you can squeeze into the i5 budget but if you are really serious about this photo editing thing go ahead and go with the i7/770

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($108.04 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1354.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 21:01 EST-0500)
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February 3, 2014 6:08:17 PM

honestly unless you're looking to play the latest triple a titles at the highest resolutions/settings the 780 is what you want. but either way the 770 still can do that just maybe not as well and also the 780 is more future proof its nvidias latest card if you don't consider the 780 ti boost a seperate card. the the i7/770 build i posted last you won't regret it sometimes I fail to fully read posts and just get build happy didn't realize you were into photo editing. also I wouldn't take any other keyboard then the coolermaster rapid fire or stealth for the price range I use a stealth with a brown and I don't think i'll ever upgrade to a new brand/keyboard unless I decide I need a filco and or want to try new switches. be sure to check the mx switche guide I posted before you select what keyboard you want each switch is different! I personally use browns because I like the tactile bump without the audible click like the blues have. I would of went with greens but they just didn't have it at the time I got the keyboard. and the DA is hands down the best gaming mouse on the planet always has been. i'll agree the rest of razers gear is crap but the Deathadder is a true gift from god. I'm a 5+ year user of the DA own the original and 2013 edition and I only upgraded to the 2013 because I wanted the extra features the original is still kicking like it was day 1
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February 3, 2014 6:16:42 PM


Funny, while you were building that I was building this: Thoughts? I switched the memory because I was getting a compatibility error.

The photo editing stuff is my career :lol:  so that is the most important thing. I would really like to future-proof it so I'm thinking I'm leaning towards the 780.

I think my only other difference is an SSD? I don't want to skip it and want it later because thats a pain in the you know what.

You still think the 24 inch monitor you recommended earlier? I can use 2 of those on this graphics card?
I'll do some research on the keyboard & mouse & whatnot. I guess i'd rather put out the money now while I have it, lol.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($20.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1548.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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February 3, 2014 6:26:35 PM

hspirik said:

Funny, while you were building that I was building this: Thoughts? I switched the memory because I was getting a compatibility error.

The photo editing stuff is my career :lol:  so that is the most important thing. I would really like to future-proof it so I'm thinking I'm leaning towards the 780.

I think my only other difference is an SSD? I don't want to skip it and want it later because thats a pain in the you know what.

You still think the 24 inch monitor you recommended earlier? I can use 2 of those on this graphics card?
I'll do some research on the keyboard & mouse & whatnot. I guess i'd rather put out the money now while I have it, lol.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($20.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1548.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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you could probably run 9 screens on that bad boy. and yes that monitor is by far the best for the price. 1 its asus 2 it has 2 ms response time 3 it is vesa mount compatible so you could build a triple/double monitor stand or buy one( don't recommend 300$ for a flippin monitor stand? wtf) and yea i'd certainly upgrade the ram the set I had posted Is perfect for just a gamer but you want a little more then that.
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February 3, 2014 6:29:20 PM

I agree a fresh install of your OS is always a pain in the rear. go ahead and go with this and if your budget allows upgrade to the 780 windforce by gigabyte. here you go bud.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($108.04 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1435.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 21:28 EST-0500)
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February 3, 2014 6:31:27 PM

emj said:
I agree a fresh install of your OS is always a pain in the rear. go ahead and go with this and if your budget allows upgrade to the 780 windforce by gigabyte. here you go bud.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($108.04 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1435.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 21:28 EST-0500)



Crap I hit the best solution button before you posted this. hahah. thanks for all of your help!

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February 3, 2014 6:31:44 PM

another thing the 200r is a great case probably the best for the price. I personally use but note it is a very open case and it really likes dust. so maybe go for something nzxt offers or fractal core? I personally think everyone should choose there own case anyways.(the build I used the 200r was an extreme budget build like 700$) if I had a lil money to spare at the time I would of certainly got a more closed/better case.
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February 3, 2014 6:34:03 PM

I'd maybe look into upgrade to more ram before you upgrade to the 780/case. just because you do plan to do photo editing it'll help more then the 780 in that department.
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February 3, 2014 6:40:33 PM

one last thing.. that psu is barely cutting it especially if you plan to add more storage/other components. this is it I sware :p 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($108.04 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1420.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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its up to you from here :p 
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February 3, 2014 7:03:32 PM

Here is the build I would go with instead of emj. All same parts except ssd, psu, the case and motherboard. The motherboard is still asus and is a really good one. You can go to 4k resolution with it and has a really easy understandable bios. Cheaper then the maximus hero and does the same amount of work. The ssd that I chose is faster then emj's ssd by a whole lot. Plus its more popular(not that it matters) and its more name brand meaning well known quality. The psu is WAY better then emj. You dont need a 750w psu, the 620ws is perfectly fine. Plus the main difference is that mines is way better quality psu. Ask anyone, seasonic makes the best quality psu's. Corsair uses their psus and then puts their name on it. Also I would get the corsair m65 instead for the mouse but then again, its all personal choice.


Edit 1 i forgot to paste the build LOL
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($108.04 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1426.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 21:59 EST-0500)


Dang this forum moves really quickly, having a hard time to keep up.
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February 3, 2014 7:20:19 PM

good luck doing any kind of overclocking/adding additional components in the future with that build mohammad :s. you may as well not even get a ssd at this point if you're going to spend 115$ on it might as well just get this lmao.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($479.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($108.04 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1437.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Mohammad good luck with your badges bro keep trying. LOL
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February 3, 2014 7:24:59 PM

Well ladies and gentleman, now that im a good $500 over budget, can a run whatever the F I want on this with no problems and do I have everything I need to make this thing run!?!? Am I being excessive? hahaha. I looked at your motherboard TheMohommadmo but I saw a bunch of people saying it was good for entry level PC's and I figure at this rate this is not one of those... I don't know what the big differences are there I didn't see much.
EDIT: After research, Changed backto the EVGA. lol.
EDIT AGAIN: Going back to the Kingston... Don't see enough of a difference to justify the $$ and have had 2 samsung HDs fail in my sisters computer.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($132.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($20.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1888.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 22:31 EST-0500)
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February 3, 2014 7:28:53 PM

Also kingston has been in the computer business much longer then samsung has I literally almost fell out of my chair laughing when I read that one LOL samsung just started making drives they're primarily known for their monitors/tvs. i'd rather see him invest in the 780 now and get the ssd later. also go read nvidias webpage for the 770 and tell me what the minimum recommend psu watts is. you will have no room to do anything but run your machine stock with the present parts with the 620w. Also EVGA is notorious for making the best cards for NVIDIA to sit there and degrade EVGA is just blasphemy lmfao go find something better to do then catch feelings on a computer hardware forum and get upset and start insulting other people. thanks
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February 3, 2014 7:33:55 PM

WOHO with the budget change DANG hspirik. Here are changes to that build.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 X2 2GB Video Card ($649.99 @ Microcenter)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($20.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1989.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 22:31 EST-0500)


Way better gpu. This gpu is 50 bucks cheaper then the 780ti and is equavilent to its power. This gpu has more power then the titan, has more quadra cores or whatever its called. You dont need 16gb unless you are doing heavy video editing which Im guessing you are not. I like the 300r more. You dont need to buy extra thermal paste beacuse the hyper 212 evo already includes it. Otherwise with this edited build you are set.
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February 3, 2014 7:35:06 PM

hspirik said:
Well ladies and gentleman, now that im a good $500 over budget, can a run whatever the F I want on this with no problems and do I have everything I need to make this thing run!?!? Am I being excessive? hahaha. I looked at your motherboard TheMohommadmo but I saw a bunch of people saying it was good for entry level PC's and I figure at this rate this is not one of those... I don't know what the big differences are there I didn't see much.
EDIT: After research, Changed backto the EVGA. lol.
EDIT AGAIN: Going back to the Kingston... Don't see enough of a difference to justify the $$ and have had 2 samsung HDs fail in my sisters computer.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($132.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($20.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1888.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 22:31 EST-0500)


looks beautiful man. but do yourself a favor and get a nzxt phantom seriously go watch some videos on this bad boy.(theres a black version on pcpartpicker for 10$ more or so)
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February 3, 2014 7:37:43 PM

Also emj, dont get ahead of your self too much. Im not trying for badges, thats why 50 other people loved my build. Also I can stay on this forum if I want to, you dont tell me if I leave or not. And to set the record straight, I am not insulting other people. Its a thing called debating and we all do it on this forum. After a while, we come to a compromise and the person who asked the question gets the answer he wants.
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February 3, 2014 7:40:53 PM

included thermal paste with the hyper 212 is rubbish. also what do you have against the maximus hero lol? best board to get if you can't get the sabertooth. and again throw that 620w psu out the window. and two 760's in sli can't touch the TI where are you getting this information from... and yes the ram is going to benefit a lot more then the silly 115$ ssd will compared to the 16gb of ram and the kingston ssd. get your head out of your ass please. and also the phantom blows every thing corsair has out of the water up to the 650d. even then I'd take the phantom 630 over the 650d any day of the week. find a new thread to troll please muhammed.
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February 3, 2014 7:41:21 PM

no badges to be earned here stop misleading him for your rather fanboyish tendencies.
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February 3, 2014 7:56:27 PM

Settle down both of you! lol I looked up the 780 vs a pair of 760s or 770s earlier and already determined id rather have the 780 - and if I want ssi that in the future.

I did like the Phantom case a lot, theres just so much out there I get overwhelmed. haha.

Also, for the record because its annoying me "stop misleading him her for your rather fanboyish tendencies."

Thank you for all of your help!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($132.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($20.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($100.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1914.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 22:54 EST-0500)
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February 3, 2014 8:00:06 PM

hspirik said:
Settle down both of you! lol I looked up the 780 vs a pair of 760s or 770s earlier and already determined id rather have the 780 - and if I want ssi that in the future.

I did like the Phantom case a lot, theres just so much out there I get overwhelmed. haha.

Also, for the record because its annoying me "stop misleading him her for your rather fanboyish tendencies."

Thank you for all of your help!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($132.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($20.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($100.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1914.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 22:54 EST-0500)


+++++++++++++ sexy
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February 3, 2014 11:41:25 PM

Now lads, calm down with all the suggestions.
pros

  • Slightly cheaper
  • Best CPU aircooler
  • Better and faster memory
  • better SSD
  • Better wireless networkcard
  • Western digital > seagate
  • Better monitor



  • cons
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    Please note, that I did not include peripherals, optical drive and thermal compound.
    For the peripherals, there are more than enough money leftover for yourself to choose.
    I dont see a use for a optical drive anymore.
    You might aswell use the preapplied thermal compound on the noctua(if any).
    Going from the preapplied to artic silver will only reduce heat by a couple of degrees(something you wont EVER notice).


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: PNY XLR8 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($32.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.23 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1663.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-04 02:26 EST-0500)
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    February 4, 2014 4:59:25 AM

    vmn, One question why pny memory, why not corsair or g skill. Also I would get this psu instead http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbef... ONLY IF YOU ARE GOING TO SLI later on. otherwise, im still not happy about the case, would go with nzxt source 210 elite, but it doesnt matter too much.
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