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First ever build need HELP. (1400 budget)

I know flat to nothing about actually building a computer, but it seems simple. I might just pay someone to put it together, but everyone is telling my building my own would be cheaper then buying a pre-built. I have a budget of about 1400 to spend , but I wouldn't wanna spend it all. I want to have a i7 and a 770, MAYBE a 780 if It could get in budget, but I don't know. Any help building this will be very MUCH appreciated. I just don't understand what goes with what on the parts. THANKS IN ADVANCE ! <3
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  1. Please help me out =/
  2. my questions :
    where do you live? $1400 could be USD/CAD
    does your budget include monitor and OS?
  3. Sorry , I live in US. No monitor, but yes to the OS. I just want the best for 1400, or what ever is close to the best you could get. I don't know much about the parts =/
  4. Best answer
    you can start from here
    all with the best bang for the buck parts

    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: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($479.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1349.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-04 03:11 EST-0500)
  5. I am planning on playing ArcheAge and ESO, this will run max you think? Sorry I am derp.
  6. This should be perfectly for your needs.
    If you really want an i7, you might want to cut out the SSD or something.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ 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: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    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 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($110.98 @ Best Buy)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1395.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-04 03:16 EST-0500)
  7. AMD Radeon said:
    you can start from here
    all with the best bang for the buck parts

    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: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($479.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1349.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-04 03:11 EST-0500)


    Will this run any game out today on high ?
  8. ImEdward said:
    AMD Radeon said:
    you can start from here
    all with the best bang for the buck parts

    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: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($479.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1349.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-04 03:11 EST-0500)


    Will this run any game out today on high ?

    yes it would, but I would recommend changing the ram to the one I suggested.
    Games rely more on the CAS latency than the frequency, the sweet spot it 1600/1866mz with a CL9.
  9. i7 haswell + GTX 780 are the top notch of gaming hardware nowadays. you can expect it to deliver very good performance for every game you play.
  10. Ok so I'll change the RAM and I'll be good? And putting the PC together is rather simple? Or should I pay someone to do that ?
  11. ImEdward said:
    Ok so I'll change the RAM and I'll be good? And putting the PC together is rather simple? Or should I pay someone to do that ?

    Have you played with lego before?
    If yes, then it's easy.
    If no, it's still easy.
  12. vmN said:

    yes it would, but I would recommend changing the ram to the one I suggested.
    Games rely more on the CAS latency than the frequency, the sweet spot it 1600/1866mz with a CL9.



    this statement is highly arguable. i didnt say that it is wrong, but
    can you provide some valid data to backup your opinion?
  13. AMD Radeon said:
    vmN said:

    yes it would, but I would recommend changing the ram to the one I suggested.
    Games rely more on the CAS latency than the frequency, the sweet spot it 1600/1866mz with a CL9.



    this statement is highly arguable. i didnt say that it is wrong, but
    can you provide some valid data to backup your opinion?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWgzA2C61z4
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