Build a new gaming PC under 1600 EUR (2100 USD)


I'm planning to buy a new PC for gaming that can serve me long enough, maybe 5 years. But I need some advices and help on this matter.

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K 3.4GHz 6MB LGA1150
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake NiC C5 Untouchable CPU Cooler CLP0608
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Formula
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Black 16GB DDR3 CL10 KIT OF 2
SSD: Corsair Force LS 120GB SATAIII CSSD
HDD: Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB 7200RPM SATA3 128MB
PSU: Corsair Pro HX750 ATX2.31 80+ 750W
Optical Drive: Asus Blu-ray Combo 12x SATA Retail BC-12D2HT/BLK/G/AS
Case: Corsair Midi Tower Carbide 330R CC-9011024-WW
Wireless adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 Wireless N Dual Band PCIe Adapter

Link of all items and prices from my local internet shop -

The price for this PC would be 1599.32 EUR, expensive, but I can handle this. But I have concernes about several things - CPU, GPU and Motherboard.
I have some alternatives and I would like to know your opinion on it.

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4930K 3.4GHz 12MB LGA2011 BX80633I74930KSR1AT
Motherboard: Asus Z87 Deluxe

Link of all previous items and alternatives items -

Also if you know some parts that are better for the gaming PC than those which I picked up please be so kind to list them.
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  1. CPU: Go for the 4670K, it is good value-for-money. The 4930K will give you limited increase in FPS at a huge cost. Most games are GPU bound these days. I have yet to play a game that stresses my i5 2500k.

    CPU Cooler: Don't know the model

    GPU: Go for the GTX 780. The GPU is your major work horse. Absolutely no reason to skimp here. See if you can find a version with a custom cooler as they tend to be more silent at the same clock speed. They also often come with custom overclocks, which might be more convenient for you. Just make sure it actually fits in your case. They are quite large and the custom models are usually a tiny bit larger still.

    Motherboard: Don't know the exact model. Can't see anything wrong with it at first glance.

    RAM: OK. If you want to save money, get 8GB now and upgrade later. RAM is easy to upgrade. Nothing wrong with going for 16GB now though.

    SSD: If you have the budget go for 256B. Operating systems and software take more space than you think. Also 256GB are faster. Look at the Samsung Evo 256 for example.

    HDD: I'm not a fan of Seagate, but it really depends on the individual model. If it has a good reputation go with it.

    PSU: Don't know that one, but I can't see a corsair "pro" model with 750w not being enough for your needs.

    Optical Drive: I don't even have an optical drive anymore. Whatever.

    Case: Dunno

    Wireless adapter: Do you need it? Most Motherboards come with build in wireless.
  2. Thank you for the advice, I'll use some of them, especially the one about the CPU! But what other parts you can suggest me - HDD, CPU Cooler and maybe Motherboard? I actually need the OD, I have some old games and they are on a CD :)
  3. Spellbreak said:
    Thank you for the advice, I'll use some of them, especially the one about the CPU! But what other parts you can suggest me - HDD, CPU Cooler and maybe Motherboard? I actually need the OD, I have some old games and they are on a CD :)

    Oh, just because I don't know the particular CPU cooler or Motherboard doesn't mean they are bad. They might be exactly what you need, who knows. If you want some more specific suggestions about those parts better ask someone else. I am somewhat familiar with the current market, but there will be lots of people who can give you better advice.

    In terms of HDD, you just need to know if you want performance or reliability. Many manufactures have a green series or eco series which draw little power, last longer, are cheaper, but also a bit slower. If you game mostly from you SSD they would be a good choice. I have 6 Western Digital greens and one WD blue and so far they have been the most reliable HDDs I've ever had. If you want more performance go for the blue series (somewhere in the middle) or black series(performance). Other manufacturers are viable too of course, but I'm mostly familiar with WD. I'm sticking to WD until at least one HDD shows any issues, which hasn't happened yet.

    Also, I wasn't suggesting you skip the optical drive. I just wanted to say, I have no idea about those, because I have all my operating systems on USB sticks and a 64GB USB 3 stick. I simply had no use for one myself. It is generally a good idea to have one though.
  4. Yeah, I understand, but I want to know different options and consider them all. And later on make a decision based on your advises :) Btw PSU 650W would be enough? And talking about HHD - what do you think about those WESTERN DIGITAL RE 1TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB WD1003FBYZ and WESTERN DIGITAL BLACK 1TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB WD1003FZEX ?

    And to be honest I have a big problem what PSU or CPU Cooler to take :)
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    PSU: I just checked out the Corsair in more detail. It looks very good. Gold rating, good reputation, lots of power on the +12V lane and modular design. You could easily get away with 650, but I'd recommend sticking with the 750w model. You'll just have some headroom for the future. Maybe you'll want to migrate it to your next PC some time in the future, add some more components and/or overclock.

    Cooler: The most suggested cooler ever is probably the Hyper 212+. If you want something better, just google it. Look for some reviews and keep the size in mind. Some coolers block 2 of the 4 RAM slots if your RAM is too high for example. If that is too complicated for you just get the Hyper like everyone else.

    HDD: I don't know the individual models, but the FZEX has only one platter which typically means higher data density, which in turn results in better performance. But really, there won't be that many differences between different WD 1TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB models.
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