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February 3, 2014 9:39:29 PM

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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February 3, 2014 11:32:30 PM

Please help me out =/
February 3, 2014 11:38:32 PM

my questions :
where do you live? $1400 could be USD/CAD
does your budget include monitor and OS?
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February 4, 2014 12:05:23 AM

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 =/
February 4, 2014 12:11:44 AM

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)
February 4, 2014 12:16:56 AM

I am planning on playing ArcheAge and ESO, this will run max you think? Sorry I am derp.
February 4, 2014 12:17:36 AM

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)
February 4, 2014 12:26:21 AM

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 ?
February 4, 2014 12:32:28 AM

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.

February 4, 2014 12:32:36 AM

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.
February 4, 2014 12:34:27 AM

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 ?
February 4, 2014 12:35:30 AM

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.


February 4, 2014 12:35:52 AM

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?
February 4, 2014 12:40:53 AM

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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