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March 18, 2014 7:09:16 AM

I am looking to purchase a custom build roughly 2000$ gaming PC. I have configured one on cyperpowerpc :

Gaming Chasis: Raidmax Vampire w/ USB 3.0, Hot Swap HDD Dock, Fan Control, 1x 200mm fan, Side Panel Window (White Color)

Internal USB Expansion Module: Internal USB Expansion System + Bluetooth & Wireless N Modules

Extra Case Fans: Maximum Corsair AIR Series AF120 Performance Edition 120MM High Airflow Case Fan (Maximum Mix ENERMAX TB SILENCE 140mm+120mm Performance cooling with a low-noise profile Fans)

Noise Reduction Technology: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels, and more(2) ****Not sure if this is needed****

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4820K Quad-Core 3.70 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified) OR Intel® Core™ i7-4930K Six-Core 3.40 GHz 12MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)

CPU / Processor Cooling Fan: * Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler w/ PWM fan - Efficient Cooling Performance

Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant

Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme4 ATX w/ Xfast LAN, Charger, & USB, GbLAN, 3 Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI ***Not sure if this is a sufficient motherboard***

RAM / System Memory: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/2133MHz Quad Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance)

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA) ****I think the motherboard supports dual video cards, not sure if I should go with dual video cards...****

Power Supply: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready ***Purchasing this powersupply because it is on special on the website for the same price as a 350W one***

Hard Drive: 120 GB Kingston HyperX 3K SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 555MB/s Read & 510MB/s Write (120GB x 2 (120GB Capacity) Raid 1 High Performance with Data Security)

Hard Drive Cooling Fan: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System (3 x Systems)

Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO **not sure how important a good sound card is**

Internal Network Card: Intel Pro Gigabit 10/100/1000 Network Card

Internal Wireless Network Card: GIGABYTE GC-WB867D-I 802.11AC Wi-Fi up to 867 Mbps + Bluetooth 4.0 Combo w/ Dual Antenna PCI-E Adapter

USB Hub & Port: Internal USB 3.0 4-Port Hub

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit Edition)

Roughly totaling $1860

I want to be able to stream at a high quality while not losing in game performance. I also would like to be able to play the newest releases on the highest quality. Just curious if this is optimum, I plan to buy it within a month.

I have absolutely zero experience purchasing gaming PC's. And my knowledge on parts is based off of what a few friends have told me. I have done some things that i am not sure are optimal so any advice at all is appreciated.

Thanks!
March 18, 2014 7:12:03 AM

Well first of all if you're just gaming, you can make a great build from pcpartpicker.com for $1000 that can run all games on high-ultra easy.
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March 18, 2014 7:23:18 AM

CoolBeans222 said:
Well first of all if you're just gaming, you can make a great build from pcpartpicker.com for $1000 that can run all games on high-ultra easy.


Well of course, but I am worried about compatibility. I used that website to find out which parts were compatible with what. Now I need an opinion if this is optimum or not... if it is, then i can search out cheaper part sources...

Gaming, streaming, and video creating is the plan for the PC.
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March 18, 2014 7:44:55 AM

If you want to stream, it's better to buy a 2nd pc designed specifically to stream:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3240 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($116.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Case: HEC Enterprise MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX Power Supply ($29.93 @ Amazon)
Other: AVerMedia Live Gamer HD ($174.99)
Total: $552.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 10:44 EDT-0400)

And $1450 is still an awesome budget for a gaming PC. But we can help you out better if you tell us exactly all the parts you want in your gaming PC, that cyberpower one may have some things you don't need.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 18, 2014 7:59:03 AM

And this for your gaming pc:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.95 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($155.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1343.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 10:58 EDT-0400)
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