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February 28, 2014 8:20:28 AM

Well hello there!

I'm about to build me a new PC especially for gaming and I wanted to ask if there are compatibility issues of some sort. In near future I want to start streaming and using a 2nd Display. I hope you fellow tomshardwarians can help me.

Here's a link with the different parts I'm planning to use:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/31AfF

Greetings!

hagon

edit: I will play in 1080p for now

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a b 4 Gaming
February 28, 2014 8:34:44 AM

Seems fine, but if I was building a $2k rig for myself I'd have at least 1 780ti or a 780SLI set up going. You are dumping a lot of money into other components though so it's easy to see why a 780 the GPU in your rig. You can easily shave off money for a GPU upgrade, but I guess it's your preference.
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February 28, 2014 9:03:52 AM

Thank you for your answer woltej. First I was considering picking up a 780ti as well. But I don't really know where I could save money on the other parts. Perhaps on the mainboard (buying an asrock fatality killer instead of the asus).
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a b 4 Gaming
February 28, 2014 9:07:06 AM

Places I see you can save money:
Mainboard: asus, asrock and gigabyte have good options $60 cheaper.
SSD: The EVO or crucial m500 are good cheaper options
HDD: This is your mass storage, not a main drive. A caviar black is nice but not needed.
PSU: $160 for a 760W, but it is very high quality and it is hard to judge someone for wanting to spend money on their PSU.
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February 28, 2014 9:22:05 AM

Thanks mate. I will check this as soon I'm home from work.

Another question: Will the cooling system provided by the case be sufficient?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 28, 2014 9:22:07 AM

smashhagon said:
Well hello there!

I'm about to build me a new PC especially for gaming and I wanted to ask if there are compatibility issues of some sort. In near future I want to start streaming and using a 2nd Display. I hope you fellow tomshardwarians can help me.

Here's a link with the different parts I'm planning to use:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/31AfF

Greetings!

hagon

edit: I will play in 1080p for now


Hi,
I managed to cut on Motherboard, RAM, PSU, SSD and HDD. It is $80 cheaper than your build, but it has GTX 780ti
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($136.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($155.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($679.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($134.94 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1887.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-28 12:21 EST-0500)

Or with Non Ti GTX780 it is $300 cheaper than your build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($136.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($155.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($134.94 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1697.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-28 12:24 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
February 28, 2014 9:57:26 AM

The build provided by maurelie makes the cuts where i suggested and to about a price I would've went so that will give you a good guideline. a 780 SLI set up probably isn't in your budget.

You shouldn't need to add any extra fans to keep your CPU or GPU cool enough, the phantom is a decent case. That being said, there are some thermaltake and coolermaster full tower cases that I like better.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vp400m1w2...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vn300m1w2... here's a thermal take one.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-sgc5000... Here's a good CM one, bit more expensive though.

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