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Looking for a good 1300 PC build

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May 13, 2014 2:49:22 PM

Hello Everyone,

It is getting close to summer, and I am looking for a nice PC build. Originally, I was looking at around 2500$, but then I figured out that it doesn't really matter the price, it is the best for the buck. Anyhow, I have been searching around endlessly, and I have just not been able to find a good PC build that suits my purpose. My only requirements are that it has at least 16 gigabytes of RAM a GTX 770 or better for a graphics card, a non-liquid CPU Cooler that allows great overclocking, a great cooling case that is not to bulky, and lastly, a 250 G SSD and 1 Terabyte Hard Drive. This computer is meant for hard gaming, but would also like it to function well for surfing the web and watching movies as well as videos.

P.S. Please have a list of the parts with links so that I can order them online

Please reply as soon as possible!
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May 13, 2014 3:16:52 PM

This build would work well for you:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($55.63 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($141.99 @ Newegg)
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: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($299.25 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1212.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-13 18:14 EDT-0400)

I put in the 850w because it was cheaper than the 620w version and would let you SLI another gtx 770 in the future if you wanted. If you have another $120 to spend you could grab a gtx 780.
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May 13, 2014 3:17:53 PM

Here is a build that I came up for you that includes what you want. However it is over budget so you may have some things you want to decide on.


Keep in mind I included a Operating System

CPU: It sounded like you wanted something that could be overclocked. If you want a good after market cooler it would be a waste to have a CPU that you can't overclock so I went with the 4670k.
Cooler/Ram: I went with low profile ram because of the large air cooler that you wanted one of the best air coolers that is quiet and a good performer is the Noctua NH-D14. I tried to find the D15 however its not released yet. It would give you more in terms of memory compatibility however the lower profile memory was at a good price.
Motherboard: Now you don't necessarily need a ROG board this is a good value for what it is. It has excellent fan headers positioning for cable routing it has a solid build quality to it which comes along with a ROG board its feature rich and packs a punch. I could of gone with a Z87 board however with the Z97 chipset its lent itself to be more positioned to overclock better.
here is a review
http://overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/asus_maxim...
SSD/Hard Drive: Got a combo that fit your requirements
Case: Went with a solid case if you are going to put that amount of money into a build you should have a good building experience with a computer that is solidly constructed.
Optical Drive: I included a blu ray drive well because you had mentioned movies and that is the cream of the crop movie wise up to you though.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.75 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Red 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($154.99 @ 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 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Other: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard 2 ($229.99)
Total: $1475.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-13 18:12 EDT-0400)

If you don't care about overclocking maybe something like this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.75 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.02 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Red 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($154.99 @ 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 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1339.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-13 18:37 EDT-0400)
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May 16, 2014 4:56:01 PM

Thank you all so much for replying to so fast! I appreciate you taking time out of your schedules to make this list for me!
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