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May 15, 2014 1:30:07 PM

Hey guys, need some advice. I'm looking to get a job in the summer and I want to do another computer build. I was looking to save up around $1100-$1200 and get a sick gaming/video editing build. Could someone give me any suggestions? I was thinking putting in an i5 4670K and an EVGA Superclocked GTX 780 in, but I'm not sure on anything else. Ive already got 8gb of Kingston HyperX Genesis ram, and a hard drive i can use so those dont need to be in the build. I also have a Win 7 install disk. I would like this PC to be somewhat future-proof, and be able to run everything I throw at it without breaking a sweat.

Thanks!

PS. I would prefer to go the Intel/Nvidia route, as I think i could get better performance out of it and I like the green/blue theme.
May 15, 2014 3:17:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($108.89 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($479.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Enermax ECA3280A-BL ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1126.82

Not sure what peripherals you need such as a monitor, keyboard, etc.
So here is a blue themed build for under $1200. I didn't include a hard-drive or Ram, as you said you have those.
It features a Blue-ray player, because why not?
The PSU allows for SLI later on, and other future upgrades.
Feel free to ask any questions.
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May 15, 2014 3:47:30 PM

Cryoburn101 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($108.89 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($479.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Enermax ECA3280A-BL ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1126.82

Not sure what peripherals you need such as a monitor, keyboard, etc.
So here is a blue themed build for under $1200. I didn't include a hard-drive or Ram, as you said you have those.
It features a Blue-ray player, because why not?
The PSU allows for SLI later on, and other future upgrades.
Feel free to ask any questions.


duuuude. thats a sick build! now how does that mobo stack up against the Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z5? i liked the look of the Z5 better due to the green accents. I know looks arent everything but...
and any chance you could find a case with green fans? or take out the blu-ray player and add some extra green case fans i can swap out? thanks for the reply dude :D 
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May 15, 2014 4:25:00 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($157.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($479.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apevia X-HERMES-GN ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1165.92

I agree, the G1 sniper looks better, and would work just as well. This build is green themed, and the case is a bit different. Its a decent case still. Same price and there is still a Blue ray drive.
I envy your decision to go green/blue? :D  Green/blue builds are very underrated.
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May 16, 2014 2:32:40 PM

Cryoburn101 said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($157.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($479.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apevia X-HERMES-GN ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1165.92

I agree, the G1 sniper looks better, and would work just as well. This build is green themed, and the case is a bit different. Its a decent case still. Same price and there is still a Blue ray drive.
I envy your decision to go green/blue? :D  Green/blue builds are very underrated.


made some changes and this is what i think i am going with: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3KLwP
i really like this case, looks absolutely sexylicious, plus it's green. :D  I'll probably put in the h100i later as an upgrade, because i want to get this running asap. i took out the bluray drive because this case has no 5.25" external drive bay. i'll probably add some green fans, an ssd and more hhds as time goes on. Thanks a lot for your help Cryoburn. So, gaming on a 22" 1080p monitor with another 22" 1080p hooked up as secondary, what framerates do you think i'll get in all the latest games? and how long will this pc last me? how futureproof? thanks again dude :D 
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May 16, 2014 2:54:57 PM

MrInteresting said:
Cryoburn101 said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($157.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($479.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apevia X-HERMES-GN ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1165.92

I agree, the G1 sniper looks better, and would work just as well. This build is green themed, and the case is a bit different. Its a decent case still. Same price and there is still a Blue ray drive.
I envy your decision to go green/blue? :D  Green/blue builds are very underrated.


made some changes and this is what i think i am going with: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3KLwP
i really like this case, looks absolutely sexylicious, plus it's green. :D  I'll probably put in the h100i later as an upgrade, because i want to get this running asap. i took out the bluray drive because this case has no 5.25" external drive bay. i'll probably add some green fans, an ssd and more hhds as time goes on. Thanks a lot for your help Cryoburn. So, gaming on a 22" 1080p monitor with another 22" 1080p hooked up as secondary, what framerates do you think i'll get in all the latest games? and how long will this pc last me? how futureproof? thanks again dude :D 


Depending on the settings, you could easily get 60+ fps consistently on two 1080p monitors. I give that card, with a 1080p monitor, at least a year at ultra, 2 at med-high, and ages at low. Its hard to judge though, as tech progresses so fast. I could see this lasting much longer 3 years at med-high. The nice thing is is that you can expand/upgrade your build to match what you may need in a few years. Good luck on your new build!
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May 16, 2014 3:55:40 PM

Cryoburn101 said:
MrInteresting said:
Cryoburn101 said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($157.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($479.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apevia X-HERMES-GN ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1165.92

I agree, the G1 sniper looks better, and would work just as well. This build is green themed, and the case is a bit different. Its a decent case still. Same price and there is still a Blue ray drive.
I envy your decision to go green/blue? :D  Green/blue builds are very underrated.


made some changes and this is what i think i am going with: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3KLwP
i really like this case, looks absolutely sexylicious, plus it's green. :D  I'll probably put in the h100i later as an upgrade, because i want to get this running asap. i took out the bluray drive because this case has no 5.25" external drive bay. i'll probably add some green fans, an ssd and more hhds as time goes on. Thanks a lot for your help Cryoburn. So, gaming on a 22" 1080p monitor with another 22" 1080p hooked up as secondary, what framerates do you think i'll get in all the latest games? and how long will this pc last me? how futureproof? thanks again dude :D 


Depending on the settings, you could easily get 60+ fps consistently on two 1080p monitors. I give that card, with a 1080p monitor, at least a year at ultra, 2 at med-high, and ages at low. Its hard to judge though, as tech progresses so fast. I could see this lasting much longer 3 years at med-high. The nice thing is is that you can expand/upgrade your build to match what you may need in a few years. Good luck on your new build!


Thanks! I appreciate the advice :) 
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