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February 9, 2014 9:00:57 AM

Ok so I have roughly $1,500 to spend on a gaming pc and I am way in over my head. I'm trying to build so it'll last quite a few years. So far I have:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Troah/saved/3Hub

I know I'm missing a power supply and some fans, but I have no clue what ones I should be looking at. Please help! Any suggestions would be welcomed.

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February 9, 2014 12:17:42 PM

Troah said:
Ok so I have roughly $1,500 to spend on a gaming pc and I am way in over my head. I'm trying to build so it'll last quite a few years. So far I have:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Troah/saved/3Hub

I know I'm missing a power supply and some fans, but I have no clue what ones I should be looking at. Please help! Any suggestions would be welcomed.


This Setup
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($207.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($30.87 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1488.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 15:00 EST-0500)
Should work well for you. If you want, you could swap out the 770 for a even better graphics card if you go with a less expensive optical drive :D 
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a b ) Power supply
February 9, 2014 12:24:58 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: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1434.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 15:24 EST-0500)

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February 10, 2014 8:54:53 AM

Well, I wont need the OS since I already have the software & ho-ha for it. Why a solid state disk & hard drive? What's the benefit of having both over just a hard drive?
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February 10, 2014 9:06:34 AM

SSD for faster loading time.
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February 10, 2014 4:50:39 PM

Then just take out the OS and save yourself some money.
As for the SSD, a SSD is a lot faster than a normal HDD, but it's also more expensive while being smaller. Therefore, it's best to use a HDD as a storage drive (hold pictures, videos, music, documents, etc.) and use the SSD solely for programs (OS, games, etc.).
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February 18, 2014 6:07:51 PM

realchaos said:
Then just take out the OS and save yourself some money.
As for the SSD, a SSD is a lot faster than a normal HDD, but it's also more expensive while being smaller. Therefore, it's best to use a HDD as a storage drive (hold pictures, videos, music, documents, etc.) and use the SSD solely for programs (OS, games, etc.).


Exact Reason To Get An SSD. +1
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