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Building my first computer: Need advice and evaluation on my partlist

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April 18, 2014 11:04:26 PM

Hello, I am a 16-year old in the US. I have wanted my own gaming desktop for over a year now, but am currently stuck on a crummy HP laptop. I want the build to be no more than $1600 and you should know I already own a good mouse, headset and an unopened copy of Windows 8, but lack a keyboard or monitor. I would like to have either a 120 or 144 Hz monitor is possible. I will put a link below to my part list... As for specifications, I would like to be able to play new games, such as Battlefield 4, Arma III, and upcoming releases at over 80 fps constantly. I have done ~15 hours of research and came to the conclusion that a good combo is the intel i5-4670k with nvidia 760 or 770. I have also included an SSD, but it is not a necessary part. I would be happy to look at a fixed version of the build or a personal build you have constructed/ know about that would work well. This is my first time building a PC, but I am an intermediate when it comes to computer hardware knowledge. Although I would not overclock at first, it is an option further down the road for me.

My current (and not set in stone) part list

[Direct Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Ghubs/saved/3GUO]


Cheers,
Ghubs
April 18, 2014 11:52:41 PM

That is a good looking list. The only reason why I decided to throw my 2 cents in is because, I have a very similar build. The only thing I would recommend changing is the power supply. I have had a problem with a CX500 once. Corsair makes excellent power supplies above the CX series, but they use economical components to assemble the CX units. I would recommend something like:
SeaSonic S12G-750 750W
XFX P1-750X-XXB9 750W
Antec HCG M HCG-750M
EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750 G (10 year warranty)
You might even check out this EVGA I don't know much about it, but it is at a reasonable price, its by EVGA, it has good reviews, and it has a 5 year warranty.
From what I am seeing a good 750W power supply should run about $120.
Other than that, all the rest of your components look great, they may not be exactly what I would choose, but they should work out great for you.
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April 19, 2014 3:22:18 AM

I made it a little cheaper with a few changes though for the better imo,

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($48.22 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master VSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($22.95 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Wired Gaming Keyboard ($50.45 @ Amazon)
Total: $1458.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-19 06:09 EDT-0400)

different and better cooler,but you must like the color,
a different ssd,my favorit.
same case,but different price afiak.
better psu,gold certified based on a seasonic platform afiak..
different,cheaper,ram@same speed and the red color matches the motherboard better.
For a beter and cheaper psu,
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg750m
or
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive...
both bronze unit's.i would pick the cooler master for a bit more,it's up to you.
For the difference in price could you get a larger ssd,
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-dri...
still a good one.

To get the fps to use that screen for the full 144hrz would you need two of those gpu's.
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