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February 21, 2014 3:45:45 AM

Hi, I am looking to build a PC for primarily gaming / audio production.

Although it will be more for audio production & less for gaming ( i dont play too many games, but dont mind playing once in a while), I want to build a PC with high end specs so that i dont need to upgrade it for quite some time.

My budget is approx. 1700 $ at max. Anything lesser would be great. Here are some of my suggestions. Please help me out with specific models / suggestions as i am a NOOB at this.

1) CPU : Intel i7 - 4th gen ...(3770k, 4770k, 4771k, 4820k)

2) RAM : 16 GB (Should i go for 4 x 4 or 2 x 8 ?)

3) Motherboard : No idea. Please help. I need atleast 3 to 4 usb 2.0 slots & atleast 2 usb 3.0 slots

4) Graphic card : Please suggest a good company. I was thinking about the 760 or 770 geforce. 3 gb should suffice imo. Or is 4 gb an overkill ?

5) Storage : 128 GB SSD

3 TB SATA HDD

6) Case / CPU cooler : No idea. Please help.

7) Power supply : Corsair 750W ? Any other suggestion would do. Please help !!

8) Monitor : Any suggestion for a 20 or 22" one.

9) Some good keyboard / mouse for gaming + normal usage

10) Optical drive : One of the good LG ones.


You are welcome to give any other suggestions. Please note, i am a NOOB.

Id like the budget to be within 1500 - 1600 $ ( converts to max. of 100,000 India rupees)

Thank you & cheers.
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February 21, 2014 4:25:39 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($78.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($101.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ 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) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Mouse and keyboard ($150.00)
Total: $1683.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-21 07:25 EST-0500)
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February 21, 2014 4:37:01 AM

Thanks for the prompt reply Jacob. Much appreciated.

I'd like to know why u've suggested the i5-4670. Why not an i7 ? Is it because of the price difference ?
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February 21, 2014 4:38:10 AM

Jacob McIntosh said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($78.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($101.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ 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) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Mouse and keyboard ($150.00)
Total: $1683.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-21 07:25 EST-0500)


Thanks for the prompt reply Jacob. Much appreciated.

I'd like to know why u've suggested the i5-4670. Why not an i7 ? Is it because of the price difference ?
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February 21, 2014 8:20:41 AM

The price difference is why. The only real benefit you would get with the i7 is hyper threading, and unless you use a program that utilizes it, spending an extra $100 isn't worth it. As for gaming performance, there is usually a difference of about 0.5-1%.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_4670K_...
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February 21, 2014 11:26:23 AM

Jacob McIntosh said:
The price difference is why. The only real benefit you would get with the i7 is hyper threading, and unless you use a program that utilizes it, spending an extra $100 isn't worth it. As for gaming performance, there is usually a difference of about 0.5-1%.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_4670K_...


thanks for the link jacob ! that really helped. cheers !
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