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March 9, 2014 7:51:58 PM

plan on buying a gpu (prob a gtx 760 or something and sli/cf it later) after i build my computer since the integrated graphics are good enough for most things i hear. im just going to use old parts from another computer for the stuff im missing. i plan on trying out overclocking and trying to make the build as future proof as possible. i like to have a lot of things open like 100 tabs of firefox, with a game or 2 open while watching something on a different screen along with skype/mumble and possibly streaming which is why i chose the cpu and ram. if there are any conflicts, improvements, advice or suggestions, please let me know.

thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($195.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 750GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 630 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($199.99 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.73 @ Amazon)
Total: $1658.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-09 22:49 EDT-0400)

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March 9, 2014 8:01:26 PM

Perfect build for you based on what you said you would be doing/running. Overclocking will be a breeze with that CPU and CPU cooler. It's an excellent build but do get the GPU as quick as you can man, the GTX 760's will be perfect also, everything is perfect! Best of luck with your first build, hope I helped :) 

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March 9, 2014 8:01:34 PM

Great Just Change the Case To The NZXT H440 (Red And Black) And It will SHINE !!!
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March 9, 2014 8:03:44 PM

Your build is similar to mine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($195.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($0.00)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (Purchased For $569.99)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($553.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Azza Hurrican 2000R ATX Full Tower Case ($0.00)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED 22.0" Monitor (Purchased For $119.99)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED 22.0" Monitor (Purchased For $119.99)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED 22.0" Monitor (Purchased For $119.99)
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Battlefield 3 Edition Wired Gaming Keyboard ($0.00)
Mouse: Razer Naga 2012 Wired Laser Mouse ($0.00)
Other: Swiftech H220X (Purchased For $154.99)
Total: $2330.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-09 22:59 EDT-0400)

That said, I think you should drop your SSD down some. They're fast but I use my 120GB for Windows and then whatever is left for a few dedicated go-to games. Then the rest I install on one of my three other hard drives. You can find yourself a 120/128GB for cheap these days when they're on sale (practically everyday). So around $65-80. Spend another $65 or so on a 1TB HDD. Then spend the remainder of the money ($205-220 ish) that you've saved on upgrading your GPU to at least a 770 or 780. 770 is basically an upgraded 680 with faster memory clock. 780 if you want to at least have yourself of the newer architecture instead of the 104 kepler.

Other then that, looks solid! Glad to see another person putting theirs together! I'm upgrading mine at the moment. Should be all done in three months.
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March 9, 2014 8:08:19 PM

i make my build a week ago with a 760 (sc) and man this gpu is nice 10|10 best gpu i ever have
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March 9, 2014 8:13:30 PM

TheUnknownPC said:
Great Just Change the Case To The NZXT H440 (Red And Black) And It will SHINE !!!


i really like the color but i was pretty set on the phantom series cause i really liked how they looked. ill look into the h440 series though and consider it.
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March 9, 2014 8:18:25 PM

Ludamister said:
Your build is similar to mine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($195.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($0.00)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (Purchased For $569.99)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($553.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Azza Hurrican 2000R ATX Full Tower Case ($0.00)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED 22.0" Monitor (Purchased For $119.99)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED 22.0" Monitor (Purchased For $119.99)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED 22.0" Monitor (Purchased For $119.99)
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Battlefield 3 Edition Wired Gaming Keyboard ($0.00)
Mouse: Razer Naga 2012 Wired Laser Mouse ($0.00)
Other: Swiftech H220X (Purchased For $154.99)
Total: $2330.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-09 22:59 EDT-0400)

That said, I think you should drop your SSD down some. They're fast but I use my 120GB for Windows and then whatever is left for a few dedicated go-to games. Then the rest I install on one of my three other hard drives. You can find yourself a 120/128GB for cheap these days when they're on sale (practically everyday). So around $65-80. Spend another $65 or so on a 1TB HDD. Then spend the remainder of the money ($205-220 ish) that you've saved on upgrading your GPU to at least a 770 or 780. 770 is basically an upgraded 680 with faster memory clock. 780 if you want to at least have yourself of the newer architecture instead of the 104 kepler.

Other then that, looks solid! Glad to see another person putting theirs together! I'm upgrading mine at the moment. Should be all done in three months.


originally chose 750 cause it was the cheapest price per gb (46ish compared to 55+) and thought i could just use it as my primary drive but i guess saving ~200$ is worth using a regular hdd lol. thanks
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March 9, 2014 8:25:25 PM

Seraphim Angels said:
Ludamister said:
Your build is similar to mine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($195.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($0.00)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (Purchased For $569.99)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($553.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Azza Hurrican 2000R ATX Full Tower Case ($0.00)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED 22.0" Monitor (Purchased For $119.99)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED 22.0" Monitor (Purchased For $119.99)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED 22.0" Monitor (Purchased For $119.99)
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Battlefield 3 Edition Wired Gaming Keyboard ($0.00)
Mouse: Razer Naga 2012 Wired Laser Mouse ($0.00)
Other: Swiftech H220X (Purchased For $154.99)
Total: $2330.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-09 22:59 EDT-0400)

That said, I think you should drop your SSD down some. They're fast but I use my 120GB for Windows and then whatever is left for a few dedicated go-to games. Then the rest I install on one of my three other hard drives. You can find yourself a 120/128GB for cheap these days when they're on sale (practically everyday). So around $65-80. Spend another $65 or so on a 1TB HDD. Then spend the remainder of the money ($205-220 ish) that you've saved on upgrading your GPU to at least a 770 or 780. 770 is basically an upgraded 680 with faster memory clock. 780 if you want to at least have yourself of the newer architecture instead of the 104 kepler.

Other then that, looks solid! Glad to see another person putting theirs together! I'm upgrading mine at the moment. Should be all done in three months.


originally chose 750 cause it was the cheapest price per gb (46ish compared to 55+) and thought i could just use it as my primary drive but i guess saving ~200$ is worth using a regular hdd lol. thanks


Trust me, you're going to want all that extra commodity of a large hard drive. Seeing as you were ready to spend it on that and on the GTX 760, you can take those savings and get yourself an upgrade on your GPU. Win-win situation! The only thing is that you'd have to spend that very same amount again later for SLI. Performance gains for SLI is questionably overkill if you are just running a single monitor @ 1080p. At that point, running two 760s won't be bad at all. I have to get GTX 780s in SLI cause I want to game in Nvidia 2D Surround. Otherwise, I'd stuck with two 760s for single monitors myself.
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March 9, 2014 8:35:03 PM

Seraphim Angels said:
TheUnknownPC said:
Great Just Change the Case To The NZXT H440 (Red And Black) And It will SHINE !!!


i really like the color but i was pretty set on the phantom series cause i really liked how they looked. ill look into the h440 series though and consider it.


The NZXT H440 Looks Like A Beast
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March 9, 2014 8:51:30 PM

That is almost the same thing I have, just different periferals, memory, and case! (Phantom 410 white)
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March 9, 2014 9:01:10 PM

TheUnknownPC said:
Seraphim Angels said:
TheUnknownPC said:
Great Just Change the Case To The NZXT H440 (Red And Black) And It will SHINE !!!


i really like the color but i was pretty set on the phantom series cause i really liked how they looked. ill look into the h440 series though and consider it.


The NZXT H440 Looks Like A Beast


yeah but it does no't have dvd writer i guess ?
anyways the a bit out-dated now :p 
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March 9, 2014 9:02:03 PM

Ludamister said:
Seraphim Angels said:
Ludamister said:
Your build is similar to mine.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($195.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($0.00)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (Purchased For $569.99)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($553.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Azza Hurrican 2000R ATX Full Tower Case ($0.00)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED 22.0" Monitor (Purchased For $119.99)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED 22.0" Monitor (Purchased For $119.99)
Monitor: ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED 22.0" Monitor (Purchased For $119.99)
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Battlefield 3 Edition Wired Gaming Keyboard ($0.00)
Mouse: Razer Naga 2012 Wired Laser Mouse ($0.00)
Other: Swiftech H220X (Purchased For $154.99)
Total: $2330.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-09 22:59 EDT-0400)

That said, I think you should drop your SSD down some. They're fast but I use my 120GB for Windows and then whatever is left for a few dedicated go-to games. Then the rest I install on one of my three other hard drives. You can find yourself a 120/128GB for cheap these days when they're on sale (practically everyday). So around $65-80. Spend another $65 or so on a 1TB HDD. Then spend the remainder of the money ($205-220 ish) that you've saved on upgrading your GPU to at least a 770 or 780. 770 is basically an upgraded 680 with faster memory clock. 780 if you want to at least have yourself of the newer architecture instead of the 104 kepler.

Other then that, looks solid! Glad to see another person putting theirs together! I'm upgrading mine at the moment. Should be all done in three months.


originally chose 750 cause it was the cheapest price per gb (46ish compared to 55+) and thought i could just use it as my primary drive but i guess saving ~200$ is worth using a regular hdd lol. thanks


Trust me, you're going to want all that extra commodity of a large hard drive. Seeing as you were ready to spend it on that and on the GTX 760, you can take those savings and get yourself an upgrade on your GPU. Win-win situation! The only thing is that you'd have to spend that very same amount again later for SLI. Performance gains for SLI is questionably overkill if you are just running a single monitor @ 1080p. At that point, running two 760s won't be bad at all. I have to get GTX 780s in SLI cause I want to game in Nvidia 2D Surround. Otherwise, I'd stuck with two 760s for single monitors myself.


i actually plan on using 2 or 3 monitors down the road but for the time being one monitor is enough with the upfront cost of this lol.
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March 9, 2014 9:04:24 PM

BuzzKenway said:
TheUnknownPC said:
Seraphim Angels said:
TheUnknownPC said:
Great Just Change the Case To The NZXT H440 (Red And Black) And It will SHINE !!!


i really like the color but i was pretty set on the phantom series cause i really liked how they looked. ill look into the h440 series though and consider it.


The NZXT H440 Looks Like A Beast


yeah but it does no't have dvd writer i guess ?
anyways the a bit out-dated now :p 


i plan on using w/e dvd thing is in one of my old computers since i dont think ill be needing it exept for maybe some install discs
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March 9, 2014 9:06:23 PM

Seraphim Angels said:

i actually plan on using 2 or 3 monitors down the road but for the time being one monitor is enough with the upfront cost of this lol.


If you plan to, then I would urge you to go no lower than the 770. There are lots of benchmarks and reviews of it running in 5760x1080 in SLI for both the 2GB and 4GB versions. I'd say go for 4GB for future proofing. Others might say that the bus bandwidth may not be able to utilize all of it but that's not really so much of a concern.
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March 10, 2014 6:55:08 AM

Seraphim Angels said:
BuzzKenway said:
TheUnknownPC said:
Seraphim Angels said:
TheUnknownPC said:
Great Just Change the Case To The NZXT H440 (Red And Black) And It will SHINE !!!


i really like the color but i was pretty set on the phantom series cause i really liked how they looked. ill look into the h440 series though and consider it.


The NZXT H440 Looks Like A Beast


yeah but it does no't have dvd writer i guess ?
anyways the a bit out-dated now :p 


i plan on using w/e dvd thing is in one of my old computers since i dont think ill be needing it exept for maybe some install discs


Yeah I've got a spare myself from tons of older PCs. They never really go bad lol.

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I'm not sure if you can purchase it right away cause the special ends at midnight tomorrow on the 11th pacific USA but it's some great deals! Hope this helps!
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