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$3500 Gaming PC, Need help!

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April 24, 2014 8:27:00 AM

I've been a console gamer for 9 years now, and consoles are stale to me now. I've been using my brothers beast of a gaming pc for the past couple months while he was away at college, and I instantly wanted to join PC. It's such a blast, and I didn't touch my XB1 or PS4 for months. I sold both those, and have a good $1300 on me. I still have a ways to go, but I'm looking to have the money within 6 months. Now I understand parts get outdated and such, but I just want an idea of what I should be looking for. I will comeback when I do have all the money and see if there's any upgrades, but I would like an idea from you guys!


Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Stated above ^

Budget Range: No more than $3750 after shipping and tax and such

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming is the most important. I will also be "overclocking" my Processor and maybe my Graphics Card to its highest potential. If you believe I should overclock my graphics card, by all means put that ability in the build.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, I want 2

Parts to Upgrade: Completely new build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, anywhere good from the US

Location: City, State/Region, Country - New England, USA

Parts Preferences: ASUS, EVGA are my mains. I don't want AMD.

Overclocking: Yes to its maximum potential

SLI or Crossfire: Dual graphics cards would be nice, but some people said just take a Titan instead of 2 780's, but whatever would give me the most graphical power.

Your Monitor Resolution: I want 2 monitors, so whatever the resolution for that is

Additional Comments: I want it to be very silent, I will be overclocking it to the max, I WANT WATER COOLING, Want to Max out games like BF4 and The Division, Star Citizen, basically most demanding games. A red and black color scheme would be cool, don't break your back if you can't get it though. I want 4 things of RAM, want as much RAM and HDD as possible. Anything else you think I'll want, add it.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Consoles are stale

More about : 3500 gaming

a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2014 8:38:45 AM

I will come up with a build with you
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a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2014 8:54:21 AM

Here is a suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Nepton 280L 122.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($196.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($165.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($693.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($693.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($489.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VN248H-P 23.8" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $3422.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 11:50 EDT-0400)

I threw a lot of high end parts and, my suggestion is to try a 1440p screen as a the main gaming one and a side 1080p for your other tasks while you're gaming.

The second 780Ti is maybe unnecessary but the second one will let you max anything at that resolution. Another thought is the AMD R9 295X2 when it's available for around the same price point.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, in the following months it's possible that you may want to go with the upcoming i7 4790k and a Z97 motherboard instead, the price point shouldn't be that different.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2014 9:37:55 AM

PepitoTV said:
Here is a suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Nepton 280L 122.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($196.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($165.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($693.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($693.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($154.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($489.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VN248H-P 23.8" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $3422.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 11:50 EDT-0400)

I threw a lot of high end parts and, my suggestion is to try a 1440p screen as a the main gaming one and a side 1080p for your other tasks while you're gaming.

The second 780Ti is maybe unnecessary but the second one will let you max anything at that resolution. Another thought is the AMD R9 295X2 when it's available for around the same price point.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, in the following months it's possible that you may want to go with the upcoming i7 4790k and a Z97 motherboard instead, the price point shouldn't be that different.

+1 To this build. I prefer it to what I came up with.
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