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2500$ Gaming PC Suggestions please :)

Hello guys,

As usual we newbies tend to post on this forum and get quick precise and detailed Suggestions from you experts :) Thanks in advance for helping me out :)

After years of losing track from assembling PC, suddently after the launch of PS4 i decided i shall not go to console gaming, PC gaming is what i choose. My budget is pretty versatile. Can be 2500 or little more if needed.

I am looking first for a unique Case, I am still undecided on the case as Nzxt 840 & then Thermaltake level 10 gt comes to my mind but the enormous size makes me rethink.

Ok so i am looking for a single GPU. Probably GTX 780 types, I read few posts and heard Asus Mobo's seem really good(like z87). I dont think i shall need alot of storage so i am thinking about 500 gb only assd ? Makes sense ? Also ram i am thinking as i can always upgrade, right now probably will go for 8x2 =16gb. Processor i was thinking about i7 4770k. So these are just bits and pieces i read and feel i can go for. But i have no idea about the compatiblity issues. So anybody out here can build a good config for me ?


Also liquid cooling is really needed for such config or i can make do without it ? I dont really know i i would be overclocking, but we never know :) So still recommended ?


And the cabinet size, i dont really like extremely BIG sizee, i just want appropriate size, mid tower is fine ?

I dont know much about building a system, but this time i am thinking about buying parts and with a guidance of some experienced builder i would like to assemble it myself. So anybody from Mumbai who is expert and would love to help me ? :)
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  1. I'm not an expert, though I'm happy to talk you through what you are looking for. How about this for a starting point?
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Micro Center)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Formula ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($289.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($269.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($100.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $2490.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-14 06:29 EDT-0400)
  2. Hey seeking Solace, thanks alot for the reply :) I dont know if you are an expert or not, but i know one thing that from what little bit i know, for me almost everybody would be an expert :)

    I am not looking for a 3 monitor setup at this moment, i dont have the space right now. I am looking for a single good monitor. Also about the case, what if i go for Nzxt 820 or 630 ? whats the difference ? The system overall looks nice, lets see what others suggest :)
  3. Best answer
    The case is entirely up to you, I put the 530 because it's slightly smaller and still plenty for what you are after. Take a look around and decide what you want.
    That build is overkill for just gaming, and is more geared towards heavy rendering/video editing. If you are after making some savings, you wouldn't notice much of a difference in games between the i5-4670k and the i7. Same goes for the RAM, 16GB is the generally used amount for rendering, but games don't need more than 6GB.
    The radiator will help cool your processor if and when you choose to overclock it to see what you can get and there is plenty of room in the NZXT places for it.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Micro Center)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Formula ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($289.79 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($269.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 630 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($100.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Acer HN274Hbmiiid 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($304.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $2420.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-15 01:13 EDT-0400)
  4. Ok thank you, your choice of case (NZXT 530) actually was perfect as i would rather prefer smaller in size, didnt notice the size difference. Als about the I5/i7but i would better buy a little future proof and go with i7 :) And ram i think will go for 16. So that i dont need any upgrades for atleast coming 3 years.

    Also should i go for internal wi-fi/bluetooth adapters ?
  5. If you wanna game online stick to wired, either way that motherboard should have integrated wifi.
  6. Ok Thanks, but bluetooth shall need to buy an adapter.

    And last question, though this makes the system quite expensive than what i had mentioned, does it make if more futureproof and/or better ? or its not worth it ?

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($559.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($409.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2666 Memory ($300.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($269.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan Black 6GB Video Card ($1105.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (Red) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG BH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($100.58 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $3257.39
  7. The motherboard in the build I suggested has onboard wifi and bluetooth.

    For gaming and even rendering, the build is great for the price. It is also based on Intel's current mainstream socket, the i7 being the current upper end for the 1150. The main difference between i5 and i7 is that i7 has hyperthreading.

    The build you just posted is pretty bestial, very fast with plenty of heavy lifting ability. Gotta say I'm jealous of the 6 core processor. That said, I really don't know if you would notice a difference. For gaming you wouldn't notice from the i5-4670K to the i7-4770K, so I think you are pretty much just buying bragging rights there.

    It's your money, mate. Good luck with whatever you choose :)
  8. Ok.. Got my answer :) I dont want bragging rights :) hehe thanks alot mate :) will post some pics soon once i get it assembled.
  9. Awesome, looking forward to it.
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