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Creating a new build around $1600, help me out please

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February 1, 2014 6:12:23 PM

Hello,
I am about to build a computer, I was going with a low budget one but luck smiled and I can do a higher end one than I had planned. This will be bought at the end of this month. I have selected some parts and would like advice and opinions on how I did and if you would change anything being the pro's you are.

I am using this for gaming, possibly cad, auto cad depending on school, I am looking into Bitmining but that is also not a for sure thing. My budget is roughly $1600 can go higher if needed but trying to keep it around there. I have peripherals I need OS, prolly gonna go with Windows 8. I'm not for or against overclocking but have not utilized it it the past much. I would like to make this as future proof as possible thus the I7 instead of an I5 but I am open to changing it for a good cause.

Here is the PC partpicker list I have so far

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($495.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($169.62 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($147.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1356.47

I have just selected the meat and bones of the build for now, figured I would get your expertise before I got too involved and got stuck on an idea or part. I would like to have the OS on an SSD with main programs, and the rest on a .5 or 1TB drive. I know very little about SSD's and am leaving it to whomever desires to take pity.

I picked a much larger PSU than needed with the idea of slapping in another 780 when feasible.

Please share your thoughts and opinions, I am very open to better idea's

Thanks!

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February 1, 2014 6:39:08 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($74.28 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.00 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $301.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

something like this, can't go wrong with samsung SSDs, some HyperX memory, and a water cooler, if you feel like you don't mind a huge heatsink on your CPU then go for a quality air cooler (which actually would perform better than this one) like a Noctua or a Phantek
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February 1, 2014 7:00:06 PM

lmaonade200 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($74.28 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.00 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $301.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

something like this, can't go wrong with samsung SSDs, some HyperX memory, and a water cooler, if you feel like you don't mind a huge heatsink on your CPU then go for a quality air cooler (which actually would perform better than this one) like a Noctua or a Phantek


Awesome, I never used liquid cooling, is this a self contained system with a fan on the end for dispersing the heat essentially?

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February 1, 2014 8:03:35 PM

yeah most commercially available liquid coolers are closed loop, so it's self contained, and the fan/radiator used for dispersing heat can be installed on the chassis, so it dispels the heat outside of the case.

like everything though, it holds some hazards. you run the risk of leakage, and obviously the liquid will ruins some parts of your PC, but honestly it's not really much different than a large air cooler heatsink detaching and hitting something.
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