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Building a new PC (Gaming and video editing) ~2600$ opinion/advice

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March 15, 2014 10:35:49 AM

Hey guys !
I'm a relatively new member to the website but i've been reading post here for a few months now. Anyways I'm planning on building a computer for gaming and video editing. I have a part list already made up so I would just like your opinion on my choice of parts. I'm also planning on crossfiring in the future and over clocking both the cpu and gpu and maybe dipping into custom water cooling. (I didn't put a cpu cooler in cause I already have the H220 from swiftech)

List: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/36TZT

I also forgot to mention that the price is including tax (which is about 13% in canada)



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March 15, 2014 10:49:52 AM

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($346.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($309.00 @ Canada Computers)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($86.64 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($100.70 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($539.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop Case ($189.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Monitor: Asus PB238Q 23.0" Monitor ($237.99 @ NCIX)
Total: $2114.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-15 13:49 EDT-0400)
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March 15, 2014 11:00:59 AM

what did you think of it though ?
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March 15, 2014 11:04:02 AM

Is it really important to have a ~$300 MOBO?
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March 15, 2014 11:06:19 AM

CRITICALThinker said:
Is it really important to have a ~$300 MOBO?

Yes and no, I'm planning to put multiple graphics card maybe three on that mobo so I'll need the slots and since I have the extra cash might as well. Also I find that it looks mighty fine. I guess I could get a cheaper one but I would be sacrificing quality wouldn't I ?
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March 15, 2014 11:20:02 AM

Very true, my budget must be showing here :p  :D 
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March 15, 2014 11:26:00 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($346.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.70 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($188.78 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($100.70 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($539.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair Air 540 Silver ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($189.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $2054.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-15 14:24 EDT-0400)



would get a cheap 1440p monitor from qnix or crossover ect. or wait for 4k gaming display.
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March 15, 2014 8:46:23 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($346.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.70 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($188.78 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($100.70 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($539.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair Air 540 Silver ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($189.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Total: $2054.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-15 14:24 EDT-0400)



would get a cheap 1440p monitor from qnix or crossover ect. or wait for 4k gaming display.


I dont understand the point of getting a WD Black with an ssd.
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