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March 21, 2014 3:56:28 AM

So ive just scrounged up enough money for i what i think should be enough to build a good gaming pc to last me a little while and im wondering if you guys could help me by suggesting parts with quality worth the money.
im not very good with tech stuff and nobody i know is either.
My budget is 1500 ( a bit more is fine ) and im looking for the best i can get with that much money.

If anybody can suggest a place to buy parts rather then ship them so i can avoid shipping costs that would be good to, if not oh well.

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March 21, 2014 4:43:25 AM

This is a well balanced gaming build!
I can build a bit more expensive but it won't increase gaming performance too much

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 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($83.99 @ 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: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1253.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-21 07:41 EDT-0400)
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March 21, 2014 4:47:27 AM

Might aswell getting a better mobo instead of a overkill PSU.

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: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($83.99 @ 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: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1243.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-21 07:47 EDT-0400)
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March 21, 2014 4:48:40 AM

this place is perfect and shipping is free and discounts and of course no damage to you're components heres a massive gaming build with the hyper-threading technology you will have alot better performance for it will play games at 100+fps ;)  RED COLOR IS AWESOME ;) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1245 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_RD 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card ($655.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($100.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: BitFenix BFF-LPRO-14025R-RP 86.7 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.44 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1496.23
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-21 07:48 EDT-0400)

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March 21, 2014 4:53:26 AM

Overkill PSU for second graphics card!
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March 21, 2014 4:57:28 AM

Most people wont be buying a second PSU.
Running SLI / crossfire is something most people are newer gonna try.

In the long run it is actually cheaper just running with a single but stronger GPU, as you wont have to invest oftener.

Also 750w is more than enough for 2 GPUs.
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March 21, 2014 5:06:02 AM

Well, while 850W is recommended I wouldn't recommend 750W, I know manufacturers write maximal wattage but better to get 850W and be on safe than getting 750W
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March 21, 2014 5:07:55 AM

750w is safe unless you will be running 2x 290xs. (It should still be safe)
2x 780 wont be using 750w.
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March 21, 2014 5:22:09 AM

I have to agree with Ahmadjon on this one totally 100 percent.
With that setup you would be safe and also sure that if you by any luck pic up a GPU cheap you can add one without any hasse in the future.
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March 21, 2014 5:25:04 AM

the build i made is totally overkill then the rest xP
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March 21, 2014 5:28:07 AM

heres a better psu for crossfire.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1245 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_RD 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card ($655.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.98 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1492.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-21 08:28 EDT-0400)
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March 21, 2014 5:29:18 AM

not all about wattage about amps.
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March 21, 2014 5:33:59 AM

ModernWarfare said:
heres a better psu for crossfire.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1245 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_RD 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card ($655.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.98 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1492.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-21 08:28 EDT-0400)


Do people realize how many actually gonna SLI or crossfire?

This build is far better for cheaper.

No reason for that expensive cooler.
No reason for a z87 board with xeon.
290x is shitty priced, get a cheaper 780ti for almost the same price.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.68 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($95.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1271.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-21 08:33 EDT-0400)
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March 21, 2014 5:40:47 AM

good point ill keep that in mind.
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March 21, 2014 5:46:04 AM

on the 2 of the 1200 dollar specs, is the extra 300$ not going to get me anything good for the price?
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March 21, 2014 5:58:00 AM

heres a more powerful build XD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_RD 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1486.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-21 08:57 EDT-0400)
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March 21, 2014 6:07:36 AM

Obviously more expensive.
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March 21, 2014 6:15:37 AM

is there any difference in performance between having 1 video card and 2 cards?
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March 21, 2014 6:16:32 AM

yes 2sli is more performance by 30% both cards
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March 21, 2014 8:35:37 AM

We all need SSD's nowadays as well
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March 21, 2014 8:52:44 AM

Lars Santiago said:
on the 2 of the 1200 dollar specs, is the extra 300$ not going to get me anything good for the price?


You can get better but it's "Better" is not worth the money! I think 15% difference between 780 and 780ti with 160$ difference is not worth that 160$
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