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May 22, 2014 5:22:57 PM

I'd really love some feedback on the build of my PC. This will be my first build and first gaming PC and would like to know how it looks from the POV of some experienced people.

Case 1 x ARC 647 Gaming Case-Black
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction 1 x Advanced - iBUYPOWER Harmony SRS Sound Reduction System-
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)-Intel Core™ i5-4670K w/ Intel Performance Tuning Protection
Processor Cooling 1 x Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink
Memory 1 x 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 - 2GB
Motherboard 1 x ASUS B85-PLUS -- 2x PCIe x16, 4x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s, 2x USB 3.0
Power Supply 1 x 600 Watt - Standard-Free Upgrade to 600W OCZ ModXStream Pro - 80 PLUS
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive

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a b 4 Gaming
May 22, 2014 5:39:06 PM

Not worth it. Just build your own computer for cheaper and get better components. What is the price for that build?
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May 23, 2014 4:20:23 AM

Jacob McIntosh said:
Not worth it. Just build your own computer for cheaper and get better components. What is the price for that build?


It comes to around $1070 on IBuyPower and I've really been wanting to build my own computer because i am aware that it could be twice as good for the same price or even cheaper. I'm just really nervous about the fact that I don't know much. I wouldn't know how to make sure everything is compatible and I'm afraid that I'll put it together wrong and something will break or not work. Please help?
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a b 4 Gaming
May 23, 2014 10:02:13 AM

Building a PC isn't that hard, it's like adult legos. If you need any help, look up "Newegg: How to build a computer" videos (there are 3) on YouTube and watch them, or just ask your question here on the forums. What is your budget and main uses for the computer, and I'll put a parts list together for you. Also, will you need a monitor, OS, keyboard, or mouse?
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May 23, 2014 1:41:41 PM

Jacob McIntosh said:
Building a PC isn't that hard, it's like adult legos. If you need any help, look up "Newegg: How to build a computer" videos (there are 3) on YouTube and watch them, or just ask your question here on the forums. What is your budget and main uses for the computer, and I'll put a parts list together for you. Also, will you need a monitor, OS, keyboard, or mouse?


I'm looking to get a gaming computer and my budget is about 1100-1200. I do need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and OS.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 23, 2014 2:53:35 PM

This build is pushing your budget a bit, but I think the extra $50 is worth it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($75.60 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.43 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40 Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1247.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-23 17:53 EDT-0400)
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a c 276 4 Gaming
May 23, 2014 2:55:47 PM

Quote:
Case 1 x ARC 647 Gaming Case-Black
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction 1 x Advanced - iBUYPOWER Harmony SRS Sound Reduction System-
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)-Intel Core™ i5-4670K w/ Intel Performance Tuning Protection
Processor Cooling 1 x Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink
Memory 1 x 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 - 2GB
Motherboard 1 x ASUS B85-PLUS -- 2x PCIe x16, 4x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s, 2x USB 3.0
Power Supply 1 x 600 Watt - Standard-Free Upgrade to 600W OCZ ModXStream Pro - 80 PLUS
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive



This is a terrible use of money.
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a c 276 4 Gaming
May 23, 2014 2:59:09 PM

This is 10x better for $1170


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3PCTv
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3PCTv/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3PCTv/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($70.06 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40 Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1168.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-23 17:58 EDT-0400)
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May 23, 2014 3:11:27 PM

CTurbo said:
This is 10x better for $1170

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3PCTv
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3PCTv/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3PCTv/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($70.06 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40 Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1168.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-23 17:58 EDT-0400)


No CPU cooling or anything?
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a c 276 4 Gaming
May 23, 2014 3:12:52 PM

My build does not require the purchase of an aftermarket cooler.
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May 23, 2014 3:40:51 PM

CTurbo said:
My build does not require the purchase of an aftermarket cooler.


I feel like one would always be necessary? I could be wrong but I thought that it was kind of a necessity or your case will get too hot and overheat.
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May 23, 2014 4:48:50 PM

Jacob McIntosh said:
This build is pushing your budget a bit, but I think the extra $50 is worth it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($75.60 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.43 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40 Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1247.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-23 17:53 EDT-0400)


I really wanted to set up my own build because who wouldn't want to say they configured AND built their first gaming pc. I know I would that's why I am going to do it. I would still love for you to check out the parts list I just threw together and tell me how it looks and if there is anything I could change that would better suit me and wouldn't go above 1100. Thanks!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3PGc4
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a b 4 Gaming
May 23, 2014 5:34:34 PM

JuvBro said:
Jacob McIntosh said:
This build is pushing your budget a bit, but I think the extra $50 is worth it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($75.60 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.43 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40 Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1247.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-23 17:53 EDT-0400)


I really wanted to set up my own build because who wouldn't want to say they configured AND built their first gaming pc. I know I would that's why I am going to do it. I would still love for you to check out the parts list I just threw together and tell me how it looks and if there is anything I could change that would better suit me and wouldn't go above 1100. Thanks!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3PGc4


It's a waste of money to get a watercooler and a motherboard of that quality for an $1100 build. A cheaper cooler, like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, and a cheaper motherboard from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, or ASRock will suit you fine. Use the money saved to get a better video card, like the R9 280X or the GTX 770.
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May 23, 2014 5:54:23 PM

JuvBro said:
Jacob McIntosh said:
This build is pushing your budget a bit, but I think the extra $50 is worth it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($75.60 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.43 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40 Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1247.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-23 17:53 EDT-0400)


I really wanted to set up my own build because who wouldn't want to say they configured AND built their first gaming pc. I know I would that's why I am going to do it. I would still love for you to check out the parts list I just threw together and tell me how it looks and if there is anything I could change that would better suit me and wouldn't go above 1100. Thanks!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3PGc4


Also, you might want to change the power supply
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a c 276 4 Gaming
May 23, 2014 8:22:41 PM

Your build is very mediocre for gaming. You are spending WAY too much money on cpu power and not near enough on graphics power. Forget overclocking altogether and concentrate on getting the best video card you can fit in your budget while still allowing for a Haswell i5. Do you really want to spend over $1000 on a gaming system and then buy a 19" 900p monitor? Just because you want to setup up your own build doesn't mean you should ignore good deals because that 550w XFX psu for $49 is way better and cheaper than the Antec you chose. You could save another $6 by getting the red G.Skill Ares 2X4GB 1600 RAM kit instead of the blue.
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May 24, 2014 2:48:27 PM

Jacob McIntosh said:
JuvBro said:
Jacob McIntosh said:
This build is pushing your budget a bit, but I think the extra $50 is worth it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($75.60 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.43 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40 Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1247.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-23 17:53 EDT-0400)


I really wanted to set up my own build because who wouldn't want to say they configured AND built their first gaming pc. I know I would that's why I am going to do it. I would still love for you to check out the parts list I just threw together and tell me how it looks and if there is anything I could change that would better suit me and wouldn't go above 1100. Thanks!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3PGc4


It's a waste of money to get a watercooler and a motherboard of that quality for an $1100 build. A cheaper cooler, like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, and a cheaper motherboard from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, or ASRock will suit you fine. Use the money saved to get a better video card, like the R9 280X or the GTX 770.


How about this, I would very much like to use your configuration if I could drop the price to no more than maybe 1100. What could i take off or downgrade that wouldn't effect it too much and I can still get a good pc out of it. Better yet if I could get an easier way to talk to you like your email or skype or something then that would be great!
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a c 276 4 Gaming
May 24, 2014 5:23:57 PM

I know you were probably not talking to me, but this is the best you could possibly get for under $1100


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Qihy
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Qihy/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Qihy/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40 Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1098.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-24 20:23 EDT-0400)
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May 25, 2014 11:37:39 AM

CTurbo said:
I know you were probably not talking to me, but this is the best you could possibly get for under $1100


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Qihy
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Qihy/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Qihy/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($108.00 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40 Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1098.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-24 20:23 EDT-0400)


Is this configuration good enough to where I'd be able to stream on twitch.tv while playing a game?
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a c 276 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 11:44:50 AM

Yes easily
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May 25, 2014 12:40:11 PM

CTurbo said:
Yes easily


Thank you i really appreciate it :) 
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May 26, 2014 4:14:08 AM

CTurbo said:
Yes easily


I looked at a video review for the case, is there anywhere for me to put an optical drive in so I can install windows with a disk?
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a c 276 4 Gaming
May 26, 2014 9:22:58 AM

yes
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May 26, 2014 10:00:14 AM

CTurbo said:
yes


Alright sweet, I saw where I thought it might go. thank you again
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