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Need help with custom build gaming PC €1000 ($1500)

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March 17, 2014 4:51:17 PM

Approximate Purchase Date:
1 month

Budget Range:
€1000-€1100 After Shipping, if the build you post is €100-150 more expensive for some reason that's fine as long as you explain yourself.

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, study/work, virtualization, surfing the internet, watching movies, minor video/graphic editing

Are you buying a monitor:
No, I have an LG Flatron W2442PA-BF

Parts to Upgrade:
New build

Do you need to buy OS:
No, I currently have Windows 8.1

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
http://www.tweakers.net
http://www.hardware.info
Websites like Newegg or Pcpartpicker tend to be aimed at the American market, but if there's no other way that's fine as well. I rather have a partpicker aimed at the European market.

Location:
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Parts Preferences:
CPU: Intel, because they are stable and I have never had problems with it.
GPU: Nvidia, since they apparently have 3 additional game vouchers (i.e. GTX780, but don't know if that is the case when buying the GPU at any other hardware store then Nvidia) and otherwise an AMD card will be fine too as long it doesn't make too much noise, maybe something like AMD R9 290, about the same speed and it's cheaper.

Overclocking:
Maybe, it depends, because I generally play MMORPGs and FPS and someone in another thread said that NOT overclocking is better for MMO's?
apcs13 said:

That's actually great performance for your components, it's an issue with the game if anything. Also, MMO's generally run better on Intel CPU's especially if you haven't overclocked your processor.

Also, if overclocking is not required to run the latest games, then I rather don't do it.

SLI or Crossfire:
No, I am not a fan of more than 1 GPU so I probably won't be adding more videocards in the future.

Your Monitor Resolution:
1920x1080

Additional Comments:
I would like a quiet PC with the emphasis on stability, performance, futureproof and bang for the buck.
Games I play (might buy some new games when I put together a new PC):
Battlefield 3
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Guild Wars 2
Everquest Next Landmark
Minecraft
Arma 2: DAYZ
Loadout
Planetside 2

Some goofing around with virtual machines, wamp server, photoshopping, video-editing, streaming and programming tools like phpstorm.

Why Are You Upgrading:
I'm having trouble running new (next-gen) games and Everquest Next Landmark and my video card has had it's best time. My current custom build PC is 4/5 years old so in my opinion it is time for a new build, currently running on a i5 750 / amd radeon hd4850.

http://nl.hardware.info/wensenlijst/producten/186071-20...

CPU
Intel Core i5 4670K
(good enough for gaming, I7 not needed)

Cooler
Scythe Mugen 4 PCGH Edition
(cheap CPU cooler, might need another recommended because it might not be good enough for overclocking)

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3
(can be used for overclocking which I might do)

Memory
Crucial Ballistix Tactical BLT2C4G3D1608ET3LX0CEU
(8GB on 1600MHz, small so the CPU cooler will fit, but maybe not fast enough)

Video Card
MSI GeForce GTX 780 Gaming / MSI Radeon R9 290 Gaming 4G
(see Part Preferences)

Storage
Crucial 2.5" M500 240GB
(cheaper than the Samsung 840 EVO)

Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST2000DM001, 2TB
(sata-600 and 64MB cache, not much to say about)

Case
Cooler Master CM 690 III Closed / Corsair Carbide 500R Black
(don't need anything fancy just plain design and slim, my current system has the Antec Three Hundred that's the kind of case I like)

Power Supply
Cooler Master VS V550S
(quiet and 5 years warranty)

Total: € 1.098,85

Please show me your recommendations, feel free to post completely new builds or improvements to my build. If you take the time to recommend me anything then please keep in mind that I'd like to know why you have chosen for that particular build/component!
March 17, 2014 9:07:07 PM

seems pretty good to me the way it is.
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March 24, 2014 9:25:42 AM

Hey
Build is good just get a larger psu, go with minimum 650w psu. New psus i didn't used in these days Bcs i m little busy in my study , but i like Seasonic. I made similar build & i used Seasonic X Series 650w KM3 psu. I never used this cpu cooler so can't say anything about this which u mentioned. But i advice u to get corsair h100i or h110 cpu cooler. These are really good coolers.
Get gtx 780 Bcs it's cooling solution is better , silent , long life & better overclockable.
SSD don't go with cheaper get a better reliability like Samsung 840 pro series.
Ram for ocing get least 1866mhz get better quality like corsair vengeance if possible 2133 Bcs as ocing goes upward ram's speed goes downwards.
Thank you
Princejeet
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April 14, 2014 9:25:00 AM

I usually go with cooler master hyper 212 evo or plus on all of my builds , they're pretty popular .
But if you're going to o/c you better water cool your system
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