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My First Gaming PC Build. Budget: $1400-$1500 Help!

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May 3, 2014 11:15:17 AM

Can someone tell me if this is a good build? I don't really know, but I do know that the case is what I want and I prefer water cooling. My build is here. I need help with case fans, Power Supply, and what company should I buy the Nvidia from. I would prefer a gtx 780, but I can't figure out how to fit it into budget.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 3, 2014 12:05:32 PM

a few changes, but look it over, has a GTX 780:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($117.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($519.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1470.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-03 15:05 EDT-0400)
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May 3, 2014 12:26:22 PM

animal said:
a few changes, but look it over, has a GTX 780:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($117.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($519.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1470.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-03 15:05 EDT-0400)


Awesome build :D , but i was wanting the prices from amazon. I have amazon prime and 2 day shipping is hard to beat.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 3, 2014 12:37:50 PM

If you open the page on pcpartpicker, near the top is an option called "Price Breakdown by Merchant".........click on it and it will show how much you would pay if you bought everything from the same place. Only drawback is Amazon has everything but the memory, you might need to get different memory or buy the memory from somewhere else.
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May 3, 2014 12:53:08 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Df2G


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120XL 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($117.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Toshiba Q Series Pro 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.55 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($499.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1439.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This is a tweaked version of animal's rig, just a bit cheaper.
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May 3, 2014 1:19:00 PM

What about case fans? Suggestions?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 3, 2014 2:11:57 PM

You might not need them, if so you can move the top fan to an empty/unoccupied location (since the water cooler will mount up top) or add them later on if needed.
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May 3, 2014 2:39:25 PM

Thank you so much for the help :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
May 3, 2014 2:40:16 PM

no problem, glad I was able to assist :) 
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May 3, 2014 2:56:25 PM

I got paid today and I just learned I get overtime. Anyways I'm going to buy some case fans. Recommendations?
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