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Building gaming PC for first time!! Need help and feedback!

Hi everyone. I'm thinking of building my own gaming PC. I came up with a list of parts. Please tell me if this PC would work, or if i should change some parts. I'm a complete noob.

CPU: Intel i5 4570
Motherboard: ASUS H87 Plus
GPU: Gigabyte R9 280X OC
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB
HDD: WD 1TB Black
Case: NZXT Phantom 410
PSU: ThermalTake TT-SP750MPCBEU Modular
Monitor: ASUS VS239J
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Tournament Edition
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder

I would want to be able to play Battlefield 4/Crysis 3 and next gen games such as The Division on ultra.
Thanks! Looking forward to your feedback.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($207.97 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.24 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ Mwave)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1022.11
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 08:12 EST-0500)

    And you can use the Monitor & Periphirals you selected. :)

    Maybe the i7 4770 is better for performance since those 2 games support more cores. But i choose the i5 because it's good price / performance.
  2. Ok. But would my so called "set up" work? Like would everything fit in that case? Sorry I'm just scared that I'll buy all the parts to find that it doesn't fit or work
  3. It would, but some parts are overkill and some are "underkill" (don't know if the term exists but you get the point).
    I suggest going with that parts i linked.

    I could edit the list i linked if you want me to? Do you have a specific budget?
  4. My budget is a little under 2000 in total. I wouldn't mind checking out your list. However can you tell me which parts are overkill and which parts are under kill?
  5. The PSU is to big, the case is quite large you can easily go with a smaller. The CPU isn't worth getting it compared to the i5 4670. You should also not use the stock fan delivered with your CPU and get a better aftermarket one.

    Currently AMD GPUs are overpriced because of the bitcoin hype so i suggest getting a Nvidia one.

    Is the $2000 budget with your Monitor + mouse + keyboard included or is the $2000 just for the PC?
  6. 2000 is the whole thing, including keyboard + mouse. What would be a good aftermarket fan?
  7. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($294.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.24 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master V700 700W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1380.03
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 10:34 EST-0500)

    This should work. Runs everything 1080p / 1440p on Ultra.
    You can upgrade with another 2x4gb RAM (for a total of 16gb of ram which is plenty for gaming)
    I have added the PC-Case you wanted with the build you posted.
    You CAN NOT overclock that CPU, however you can tweak the GPU.
    You can also add more storage without worrying about the power needed since that PSU is really high quality.
  8. Thanks a lot! I'll be purchasing my PC parts soon. You've been very helpful.
  9. Thanks for putting that list together, I too am a noob, and I had the same question and price range. One thing I may suggest, the case, you may need to go to a full size, rather than the Mid. I selected the mid and noticed the “Compatibility Note” stating this.
    Compatibility Notes
    • In order to fit, the Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card may require removing drive bays from the NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case. The case only supports video cards up to 230mm in length without removing drive bays, while the video card is 287mm long.”

    The Full tower is $119 which is only $ 15 more and can support everything on that list. If that is an option and within your budget. I selected the exact same equipment, only included the full tower, mouse & keyboard, 23.8 monitor and a gaming headset. Even with the additional equipment I still am sub 2k. Total cost $1891.
  10. Doesn't really matter though. You should remove the HDDrive Bays (you don't use) anyway for optimized airflow from the front of the case so they don't block it or hinder it. No worry's about it not fitting. :P
  11. LavyDunois said:
    Doesn't really matter though. You should remove the HDDrive Bays (you don't use) anyway for optimized airflow from the front of the case so they don't block it or hinder it. No worry's about it not fitting. :P



    Ahhh I see what you mean. Told ya I was a NoOb.... I thought that all of the HDD bays were in one solid piece, I was not aware that unsed bays could be removed. Thanks for the info and lesson!:D
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