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So I need some help with my upcoming PC build. It's my first self built. I don't really have a budget, but I prefer the cheapest choice that meets my criteria. Mainly a gaming PC that will last.

I already have Intel Core i7-4770K and Asus NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II, but I'm pretty much lost with the other parts. I don't really have much knowledge in the brands. So:

-What motherboard should I get? The i7-4770K has overcloking potential so Z87 I reckon? Under 200€?
- What PSU is sufficient? Should it be modular or not? Under 100€?
- What RAM? What Speed? 8GB is sufficient nowadays for gaming right?
- What chassis? Silence and airflow is golden. Sleek look. Under 100€?
- SSD or HDD or both? OS on SSD and games in HDD? What setup is the most useful?
- Win 7 or Win 8?
- And something you would recommend? And mention if I forgot something crucial.

And if possible color scheme black and red? Or am I asking too much? :D

And I had to use euros because I live in Finland. Sorry for my English if theres something you didn't understand.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. These are the parts I would recommend, you would need to locate them at a site that ships to you, I believe Amazon does ship internationally. But treat this as a template

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.95 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($141.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.24 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $709.09
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 09:11 EDT-0400)
  2. Thanks! Although it doesnt really have the black&red color scheme (which I added later on :P)
  3. I know this is in US dollars but there isn't an option to find Finland's availability of pc components


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
    CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow Extreme 130.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $803.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 12:56 EDT-0400)
  4. Black and Red theme:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($65.49 @ Mwave)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($88.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout with Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.24 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $768.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 12:57 EDT-0400)
  5. Is Asus Maximus VI Hero really worth the money? Any experiences?
  6. I don't think so, it might do a little better with overclocking, but you are paying for the appearance mainly.
  7. Yeah... But it's nice to have some overclocking features for the future. And I prefer Asus.
  8. Filera said:
    Yeah... But it's nice to have some overclocking features for the future. And I prefer Asus.


    Asus Z87-A would be a good option.
  9. What do you think buying these some of these parts used? Like motherboard etc.?

    E: After doing some research, used components arent an option.
  10. CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
    CPU Cooler: Going with the Intel stock cooler for a while
    Motherboard: This is a dead end for me... The VI Hero might be a bit too premium for me
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600mHz CL9... Seemed legit?
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD ... After checking out my current PC the 120gb isnt enough for me
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB ... Has a longer warranty
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl (Not windowed)
    Power Supply: Would a 550W PSU be sufficient? Found XFX TS and XFX XTR, both were 80+ Gold and not a bad price.
    Optical Drive: Some Asus drive that was cheap so going with that
    Operating System: Windows 7 for me... The 8/8.1 seems so tablet orientated


    Any thoughts?
  11. Best answer
    I wouldn't bother with the warranty on the hard drive. But if you want it then buy it.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $675.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-09 11:30 EDT-0400)
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