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March 15, 2014 10:44:01 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Whenever we have the money saved up (A lot More info on that in the additional comments part at the bottom)

Budget Range: $1700 - $1750; higher if needed

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Editing + Rendering(YouTube), Programming, and Game Design

Parts Not Required: Keyboard and Mouse.

Other parts that are required: OS(Windows 8.1), Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.pcpartpicker.com

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia -Unless proven other wise(for better performance), then AMD and Radeon

Overclocking: Most Likely/Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Not Interested

Monitor Resolution: I would prefer 1920×1080

Additional Comments: My friend and I have never experienced Deticated GPU's when gaming. we have always played games on crappy laptops (I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D...AMD Turion (tm) || Dual Core M500 Mobile Processor with 4GB of RAM). As far as my friends laptop(not a desktop) goes, all i can remember is that it has a core i3..but i think its a lower end i3 because on system requirements lab it says that he cannot play the original Crysis, and on the other hand, it says that mine can. Anyway, Laptops are not very enjoyable when it comes to gaming, unless you turn down the settings to low. This will also be a PC for a YouTube channel that we have , called NuLuumo. We won't really start using it/being on it until the PC is built.
We are sharing this PC(We are going to need alot of Storage because of that), and we are both saving up for it (This is my first time building a PC). At the moment we are only getting $10 a week from doing chores, but in a couple months my friend will be able to help save with me, and it would be a total of $30 a week. (A equation that I came up with to find out a rough estimate of how long it would take to save up for everything is: the total divided by 30(30 dollars a week), divided again by 52, because there are 52 weeks in a year) I am 13 turning 14 soon and my friend is 14. We are both in 8th Grade
Another thing you guys need to know is that we are going to have Lots of mods installed to most of our games, and we will be turning up the settings on pretty much every game to as high as they can go, while still getting a constant 30+ FPS and no lower then 30, even though you can't gurentee that performance in every single game.
I know the new GPU's are coming out soon (800 and 8000/9000 series) but i dont want to wait that long. I also know that you guys would probably say to wait until you have a decent amount of money saved up and then look for the best parts at that time, but thats not what we are going to do. I have gone through 50+ part lists, always switching back and forth, not knowing what really fits us best. I want this to be the absolute final list for the PC. (which ever one I choose from your guy's advice)
I would like the PC to be portable(I guess it doesn't have to be small, even a big ATX case can be carried), have a window(Not really nessacary, but it would be nice to look inside and praise all the parts that i put together myself :D  ), really nice efficent airflow/cooling. I would also like a wifi adapter added to this list. We are going to need 2 hard drives. One for Windows (All of our games, programs, etc..) and the other HDD for all of our YouTube Video Catigoried stuff (Fraps, Sony Vegas, etc) so i was thinking of 2x 2TB HDD's. As for RAM, i know that 8GB is enough for gaming, but i also want to do Game Design as a side project. I also know that Video Editing/Rendering uses RAM and CPU power up, so im thinking of 16GB of RAM, and a i7 4770K would be perfect(Compared to a 3570K/4670K, an i7 doesnt help much in gaming. but i have no idea how many videos we will have on our channel, but just to be safe, a i7 would make more sense for us).
Note: I know this is going to sound a bit picky, but i really dont want to be missing anything for this build. lately, i have even been checking unboxings of motherboards for how many sata cables come with it, because we would have 2 HDD's and a DVD drive, and if it only came with 2 sata cables, then you would only be able to connect two of those without buying another one. I am also picky with fan headers, because i wouldnt want a certain amount of fans in the case(such as 4, for an example) then only have 2 fan headers on the motherboard.
I'm very sorry that this is so long..Thank You to everyone in advance for all the help! but i really wanted to add everything that I had concerns about for this PC. If you guys have any additional questions, feel free to ask :D 
Here is what i have as an idea for the PC at the moment: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3acVc

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March 15, 2014 10:55:19 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($312.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.16 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.00)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($93.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1718.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-15 14:08 EDT-0400)

Nice i7-4770K CPU for Video editing
2x8GB Corsair RAM at 1866MHz for Video Editing
GTX 780 (Much better than the GTX 770)
Corsair H100i - You will be able to overclock your CPU no problem with this
Samsung SSD - For faster performance
80+ Gold Certified Power supply from Corsair, 650W that will leave enough room for overclocking
Corsair 300r Windowed case - A very nice case from Corsair that a window
Asus 23" Monitor with a quick 2ms response time 1920x1080
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March 15, 2014 11:01:15 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ajqK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ajqK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ajqK/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($312.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.12 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.12 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($409.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.63 @ Amazon)
Other: Dell 04P608 2 Button USB Optical Mouse M-UR69 Logitech
Other: Microsoft Comfort Curve 1047 Keyboard (KU0459)
Other: Steel Series Mouse Pad
Other: C&E CNE11445 SATA Data Cable (2pk.) ($1.94)
Total: $1793.66

Changes I made:
1) MOBO: the extreme 3 is the lowest cost mobo with 8 power phases, which are needed to over clock well.
2) CPU Cooler: the CM hyper212 is nice, but cannot handle extreme OC, the noctua is one of the best out there.
3) Your storage set up: When messing with videos and digital stuff, having your main project on a SSD really quickens things up by allowing your resources to load faster, then you can move finished or old projects to a HDD. I changed them to a hitachi because hitachi is the most reliable while those barracudas are the least.
4) Changed the case: You have a lot of stuff going on here, you need some room.
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March 15, 2014 11:02:17 AM

That's a good idea for a build, but some things definitely can change. The base components for the build will remain, but in a few months prices will change and the builds posted will be different. I'd say to post when you're ready to buy.

P.S Great aspiration to build a pc and you're only 14 :) 
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March 15, 2014 11:12:36 AM

woltej1 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ajqK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ajqK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ajqK/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($312.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.12 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.12 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($409.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.63 @ Amazon)
Other: Dell 04P608 2 Button USB Optical Mouse M-UR69 Logitech
Other: Microsoft Comfort Curve 1047 Keyboard (KU0459)
Other: Steel Series Mouse Pad
Other: C&E CNE11445 SATA Data Cable (2pk.) ($1.94)
Total: $1793.66

Changes I made:
1) MOBO: the extreme 3 is the lowest cost mobo with 8 power phases, which are needed to over clock well.
2) CPU Cooler: the CM hyper212 is nice, but cannot handle extreme OC, the noctua is one of the best out there.
3) Your storage set up: When messing with videos and digital stuff, having your main project on a SSD really quickens things up by allowing your resources to load faster, then you can move finished or old projects to a HDD. I changed them to a hitachi because hitachi is the most reliable while those barracudas are the least.
4) Changed the case: You have a lot of stuff going on here, you need some room.


I think i'm going to go with this :) 
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March 15, 2014 11:28:23 AM

you might want to look this over, you can drop the SSD if you need to bring the price down some:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($312.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.16 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 OC Formula/ac EATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($254.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.72 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.72 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Air 540 Silver ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1929.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-15 14:26 EDT-0400)

I do not recommend getting an air cooler (especially a heavy one) since you plan on moving your case around a lot.
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March 15, 2014 11:29:20 AM

woltej1 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ajqK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ajqK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ajqK/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($312.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.12 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.12 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($409.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.63 @ Amazon)
Other: Dell 04P608 2 Button USB Optical Mouse M-UR69 Logitech
Other: Microsoft Comfort Curve 1047 Keyboard (KU0459)
Other: Steel Series Mouse Pad
Other: C&E CNE11445 SATA Data Cable (2pk.) ($1.94)
Total: $1793.66

Changes I made:
1) MOBO: the extreme 3 is the lowest cost mobo with 8 power phases, which are needed to over clock well.
2) CPU Cooler: the CM hyper212 is nice, but cannot handle extreme OC, the noctua is one of the best out there.
3) Your storage set up: When messing with videos and digital stuff, having your main project on a SSD really quickens things up by allowing your resources to load faster, then you can move finished or old projects to a HDD. I changed them to a hitachi because hitachi is the most reliable while those barracudas are the least.
4) Changed the case: You have a lot of stuff going on here, you need some room.


I did notice something though. On the motherboard, there are only 3 sata 6gb/s connectors, meaning that the 2 hard drives, dvd drive, and the ssd wont all be able to be all connected. What do you suggest about that?
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