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March 25, 2014 3:37:29 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ge40
Thats the rig :) 

It's my first and I'm pretty proud. I'm going to be ordering pieces 1 at a time so it will take awhile :( 

But overall I think it will be worth the $2300 price tag. But that's why I am making this thread.

What do you guys think? Is it worth the money? Will it deliver good performance on games such as bf4? How will it do for video editing? FPS on ultra setting for multiple games?

I can't add any more onto the price tag because it will be a struggle anyway.

So tell me any recommendations and just what you think overall.

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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 3:55:23 PM

Changed RAM, GPU, PSU, monitors. I was going to change CPU to a Xeon E3-1230-V3 for the purpose of cheaper and better, but you might want to play with overclock so I didn't.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.99 @ Mwave)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($51.99 @ Best Buy)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($68.80 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers ($59.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $2151.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 18:54 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 25, 2014 5:35:51 PM

If you render videos you may want a i7-4770k on IdontUnderstand's build

Other than that, go with his build, fixed the ram compatibility issues, better quality psu, cheaper gpu for practically the same performance.
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March 25, 2014 7:01:12 PM

numanator said:
If you render videos you may want a i7-4770k on IdontUnderstand's build

Other than that, go with his build, fixed the ram compatibility issues, better quality psu, cheaper gpu for practically the same performance.


From his build Im going with his ram, not going with the msi but got a cheaper Evga, that PSU has terrible reviews on NewEgg I do not see how it is higher quality then Corsair.... I don't know if I can spend an extra 100 for the i7 or not but I will try. Also I do not want 2 monitors it just messes with my eyes and I like one. That is just MY preference!
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a b 4 Gaming
March 26, 2014 8:16:00 AM

If you are willing to spend the 110 on the corsair cx/builder series you are a thousand times better off with this:

Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($116.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $116.50

The cx series are made from a chinese OEM and have lower quality capacitors than what you can find for a similar price. In a gaming system like this if you want a corsair then you need to get the corsair AX or HX series since they are alot better quality (I believe that the AX or HX uses a seasonic OEM so it is essentially the same as the seasonic but repackaged)

If you trust corsair go for these:

Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $129.99

Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $129.99
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March 26, 2014 11:10:27 AM

numanator said:
If you are willing to spend the 110 on the corsair cx/builder series you are a thousand times better off with this:

Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($116.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $116.50

The cx series are made from a chinese OEM and have lower quality capacitors than what you can find for a similar price. In a gaming system like this if you want a corsair then you need to get the corsair AX or HX series since they are alot better quality (I believe that the AX or HX uses a seasonic OEM so it is essentially the same as the seasonic but repackaged)

If you trust corsair go for these:

Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $129.99

Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $129.99


I will def go with the seasonic. I have nothing against that brand and know that is quality. Thanks for actually sharing facts about the corsair.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 27, 2014 11:50:01 AM

XFX's PSU are made by SeaSonic, quote " XFX exclusively uses Seasonic topologies in their power supplies."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFX#Power_supplies

I've changed the build to Xeon for non-overclocking and cheaper, took the monitor out, put the EVGA GPU in there.
I'll change it back to i5 if you want to overclock.
Xeon has hyperthreading so in theory 8 cores just like i7, more cores are better for rendering and editing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-PRO Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($105.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.63 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($90.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers ($74.99 @ B&H)
Total: $2049.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-27 14:49 EDT-0400)
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March 27, 2014 5:49:52 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
XFX's PSU are made by SeaSonic, quote " XFX exclusively uses Seasonic topologies in their power supplies."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XFX#Power_supplies

I've changed the build to Xeon for non-overclocking and cheaper, took the monitor out, put the EVGA GPU in there.
I'll change it back to i5 if you want to overclock.
Xeon has hyperthreading so in theory 8 cores just like i7, more cores are better for rendering and editing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-PRO Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($105.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.63 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($104.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($90.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers ($74.99 @ B&H)
Total: $2049.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-27 14:49 EDT-0400)



If you look at my newest thread I have realized that I will be doing video editing and rendering.

Fraps and the lesser version of Sony Vegas. Movie Studio Platinum I believe?

Well I can get the i7 4770k at A microcenter sort of close to where I live for $259. I consider that a good deal.

I really appreciate the help though! Ive just realized I may need it for video editing, rendering and possible futureproofing.
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