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April 10, 2014 8:54:34 PM

This is my first time building a gaming pc and I'm having issues figuring out what parts I should buy and if the parts I have are compatible. I want to build a pc that will be able to play mmos like Aion and Blade and Soul on max settings with no problems. So far the pieces I'm thinking about getting are

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3pK9K

I'm still unsure about how to make sure everything is compatible so I'm having major issues picking out the rest of the pieces, especially the cpu cooler and power supply. I plan to build the pc at the end of the year so I can hopefully catch some pieces on sale. My budget is $1800. I plan to use this pc only for gaming. Any suggestions ?



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April 10, 2014 9:02:27 PM

Here you go!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($509.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White/Red) ATX Full Tower Case ($132.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($140.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1767.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-11 00:02 EDT-0400)
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