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Is this PC good for 2200$ only gaming

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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 9:18:30 AM

Like the title says but is the PSU good enough? And anything else that could be optimised?

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a c 284 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 9:22:09 AM

Considering you didn't link a build, I don't know :p  lol
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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 9:23:00 AM

sorry, but can't find any link for your build. Would you mind putting it here?
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March 25, 2014 9:43:01 AM

Still no good, no parts are picked in the list.
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a c 284 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 9:44:17 AM

4cloud said:
Whoops huge mistake sorry.

Here's the link:

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/



When you are on your partlist, there is a spot near the top-left that lists a link to the build. Your link is from your browser address bar, and takes us to the build we are personally working on, not what you have selected.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 10:10:37 AM

what the main purpose of your build? What's the resolution of your monitor and how many you have them? How far will you be overclocking your processor?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 10:32:11 AM

brarboy said:
what the main purpose of your build? What's the resolution of your monitor and how many you have them? How far will you be overclocking your processor?
Resolution of the monitor: 1920x1080 one monitor ASUS 24 inch. Only learning how to OC maybe get better at it in the future. The main purpose is only for gaming. Also I when and if I start overclocking I won't be pushing it far only in the future though for now I will be doing light OC. When a better CPU is needed for games I will learn how to OC quite a bit.

Is the H100i from Corsair an overkill? I'm guessing that in another 2-3 years the games might demand more from the CPU that's when I would start practicing heavy overclocking.

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a c 284 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 10:44:18 AM

Actually everything looks good. You could save a few bucks here and there, but all solid, good-quality parts. I would only change to the Antec HCG 850w because it's a bit higher quality for only $5 more.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($102.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.81 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2188.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 13:43 EDT-0400)

That said, I just noticed you're on a single 1080p monitor. Are you planning to go with 3 monitors for gaming in the future? If you're sticking with a single 1080p monitor, dual 780s is way overkill.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 10:51:31 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
Actually everything looks good. You could save a few bucks here and there, but all solid, good-quality parts. I would only change to the Antec HCG 850w because it's a bit higher quality for only $5 more.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($102.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.81 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2188.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 13:43 EDT-0400)

That said, I just noticed you're on a single 1080p monitor. Are you planning to go with 3 monitors for gaming in the future? If you're sticking with a single 1080p monitor, dual 780s is way overkill.
Sorry for info I have 2 of the same ASUS monitors but I thought using only one would be good. Should I use two instead? BTW they are 24 inch 1920x1080.

Also would a hyper 212 evo be sufficent enough for me now? (For only light OCing at the moment.

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a c 284 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 10:59:23 AM

For light overclocking, the 212 EVO is about the best value out there. And no, 2 monitor gaming is awkward lol If you're using a single 1080p screen a single 780 would be more than plenty. If you want to get a third monitor, we can definitely move some parts around to get you a 3rd monitor as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VN248H 23.8" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2187.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 13:59 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 11:08:02 AM

Going with single monitor for now, i would pick GTX 780 Ti for now. Here is what i would recommend:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($198.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($715.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Cooler Master V1000 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($199.26 @ Mwave)
Total: $1211.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 13:58 EDT-0400)

If you are going to add another GTX 780 Ti afterwards+going for water cooling and getting 3rd display anytime then pick up the above configuration. Asus is the best known to handle OC components with great stability and provides you the best out of it.

If you are going to stay with single card, then change the psu to
Antec HCG M 750W: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg750m

For light overclocking of your cpu, Hyper 212 Evo is the best.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 11:12:12 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
For light overclocking, the 212 EVO is about the best value out there. And no, 2 monitor gaming is awkward lol If you're using a single 1080p screen a single 780 would be more than plenty. If you want to get a third monitor, we can definitely move some parts around to get you a 3rd monitor as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($525.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VN248H 23.8" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2187.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 13:59 EDT-0400)
Wow awesome thanks for the great build! I forgot to put the monitor model though but it's the right one. I have just one more question though would a windows 7 ultimate sp1 64bit be better for gaming than a windows 8.1?

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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 11:14:46 AM

Thanks all for your help!
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a c 284 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 11:15:36 AM

No, Widnows 8.1 is generally better performance-wise for gaming. Windows 7 Ultimate is a waste for gaming.

And good guess on the monitor lol It just happened to fit the budget. Dual 780s on 3x1080p monitors will give you 50+ fps with high/ultra details in everything, and looks freaking awesome doing it lol

I don't want to see a $2,200 budget go into a single 1080p screen for gaming, you won't get the joy out of it :p  lol
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