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March 18, 2014 3:21:49 AM

Hey there!

I'm right before the purchase of a new gaming rig, here are the details:

Intel i7-4770k CPU
MSI Z87-G45 MoBo
MSI GTX770 2GB DDR-V GPU
HyperX Blu 16GB (2x8GB) CL10 RAM
Corsair Carbid 200R Case
Asus DRW Drive DVD
Seagate 1TB Sata III 7200RPM HDD
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD
Windows 8.1 OS
Corsair RM650 PSU
CM 212 Evo CPU Cooler

Please, be so kind to write your comments or suggestions for me! (My budget is $2000)
Thanks for your help!

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March 18, 2014 3:26:39 AM

Good but possible to build a better one!
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March 18, 2014 3:33:33 AM

Good build for gaming, no need on 16GB for gaming!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.26 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1531.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 06:32 EDT-0400)

I can build LGA2011 for 2000$ but it's not worth the money!
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March 18, 2014 3:37:03 AM

Thank you for the quick answer!
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March 18, 2014 3:37:59 AM

I dont get why you are cheaping out on the mobo and cpu cooler.
Remove the optical drive, it have no real use anymore.
Upgrade cpu cooler to a noctua NH-D14
Upgrade the MOBO to a GA-Z87X-UD4H

If you want to spend less, you can get the WD blue instead of black, cheaper case and there are absolutly no reason to go with a 850w, even for SLI a 750w +80 bronze will be more than efficient.

If you want to SLI in the future a 750w will be more than fine, if you dont just get a decent ~600w.
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March 18, 2014 3:45:46 AM

Arell said:
Thank you for the quick answer!


You're welcome :) 
Extreme4 is not bad motherboard at all and EVO is good cooler for mild overclock and also he can get NH-D14 at any time if EVO wouldn't meet his expectations!
Edit: Full tower case for good airflow and future upgrades and 850W PSU for SLI and overclocking and last Black drive becase he can get it within budget!

For 2000$ without optical drive :D  LGA2011 PC

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($576.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.26 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1997.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 06:50 EDT-0400)
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March 18, 2014 3:53:08 AM

Never said it was bad, simply asked why you cheaped out on it(it is an excellent lower-end z87-board) but the UD3H/UD4H are champions in their region.
The Noctua was simply an example, but it would be better as he then also could have stabler and safer overclock(could imagine it would be nicer for new-comers).
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March 18, 2014 4:01:25 AM

vmN said:
Never said it was bad, simply asked why you cheaped out on it(it is an excellent lower-end z87-board) but the UD3H/UD4H are champions in their region.
The Noctua was simply an example, but it would be better as he then also could have stabler and safer overclock(could imagine it would be nicer for new-comers).


Updated with your recommendations :D 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.26 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1598.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 06:59 EDT-0400)
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March 19, 2014 5:25:28 AM

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For 2000$ without optical drive :D  LGA2011 PC

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($576.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Micro Center)
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I have/had the UP4 and a 4930K I could not get over 4.1-4.2 GHz stable because of improperly working LLC. VDroop was exceedingly bad. The same processor with a P9X79 WS went to 4.5 GHz with ease. The UP4 is good for stock clocks, but not much else.

OP, your original build looks fine to me, if a bit plain. By plain, I mean I build configurations like that all the time for a "generic" gaming computer. Big, clunky, mostly empty case, unused PCIe lanes, small SSD, big, slow HDD. You have the budget to have a bit of fun.

This is my "over the top" 2K mITX build for those who detest multi-card setups (your 650W PSU would struggle with an overclocked 770 SLI system anyway):

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cyel

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H90 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($149.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($389.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($669.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($100.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $2000.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

To me, the OS is an assumed/absorbed cost, much like a monitor or a keyboard; that would bring it over 2K.

No legacy parts (disk drives, hard drives) and a clean, modern aesthetic. Not to mention properly small. This PC would be a complete "sleeper." No flash/bling, all go!

This is definitely not for everyone though, and requires the right taste. It definitely has high performance per liter while missing the mark on performance per dollar.*

*You can of course substitute a much cheaper SSD and a HDD to cut some cost, drop down to a GTX 780/GTX 770 or i5 4670K, go with an CM 212 Evo, etc. Just be careful with power supplies in that case.

Good luck on your decision.



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March 26, 2014 12:14:56 AM

Nobody needs an i7 for gaming.

Check this out ultra super compact mini itx LAN party power budget build, btw I left you an extra 60 bucks for peripherals.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gE12

If you don't believe me that you could fit an H100i cooler from corsair into there watch this vid how to do it:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DA125dPU-uk


BTW THIS IS ONLY 1600$ take this rig and save yourself some money
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