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May 11, 2014 3:03:21 PM

I'm planning on building a Gaming PC from scratch. My budget is about 1500, and this is what I got
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Ia9W
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Ia9W/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Ia9W/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.32 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($67.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($95.87 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.24 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($130.50 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DSX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($72.68 @ Amazon)
Total: $1558.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-11 17:59 EDT-0400)
Is there anything else this could use? I plan on playing AC4, Garry's Mod, L4D2 etc.
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Also once I build it, do I just pop in the OS disk? Or...? If someone explain what I do after I piece it together to get it running, that would be great. Thanks!

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May 11, 2014 3:10:33 PM

This looks like an excellent build, I just have a couple of recommendations.

- Get rid of the sound card. Your motherboard has the same sound quality.
- The Fractal Design R4 has better cooling and IMO looks better than the Antec 900. It's $20 cheaper with a promo code on newegg. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcade...
- If you spend a little less on peripherals (get a regular keyboard and mouse instead of gaming), combined with the money saved from the suggestions above, you could afford a GTX 780.

Once you get it put together, turn it on, then pop in the OS disk. It should automatically start installing. After that, you'll want to install whatever drivers you have.
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May 11, 2014 3:12:53 PM

Swap the kingston SSDNow V300 to a Crucial M500. Kingston SSD Now V300 uses cheap flash memory and is no longer recommended.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-driv...
You don;t really need a sound card. The onboard sound on the motherboard is adequate.
Before you put it in the case, you should test the motherboard, cpu , ram, gpu and power supply outside the case to see if it works. It would be easier to work outside if any problems occurs first. You should use the motherboard's box as a stand for the motherboard to run on.
After assembling the case, you just put the OS disk into the optical drive and follow the instructions that will come up on the screen.
Also have a read of this guide when installing windows 8 on a SSD:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1240779/seans-windows-8-inst...

After installing windows, install first the motherboard's drivers that came form the box in a form of a disc. Then install the latest gpu drivers from Nvidia's website.
Finally update windows and starting to stress test the computer for any stability issues.
If it works out fine, you can start installing programs.
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May 11, 2014 3:21:59 PM

it is a revision of your build, with better price/performance parts selection
better ram, cheaper
>> swap ssd to 840 evo 250GB
cheaper case, on sale (Toms award = http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/eleven-hundred-stor...)
cheaper PSU, xfx 550 is popular for i5 OC + gtx 770 build
no need for sound card, the mobo has a very good 7.1 channel sound
better gaming monitor 2ms from asus


read this thread for step by step building PC + installing OS
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g...
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($72.68 @ Amazon)
Total: $1488.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-11 18:18 EDT-0400)
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May 11, 2014 3:25:56 PM

Could you suggest a brand of mice and keyboards?
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May 11, 2014 3:28:51 PM

Awesome! Even cheaper than the original! Thank you so much
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May 11, 2014 3:49:56 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
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)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Xornet Wired Optical Mouse ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($72.68 @ Amazon)
Total: $1489.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-11 18:48 EDT-0400)
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