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May 27, 2014 12:07:52 PM

First time building a computer here, and i have checked your forums constantly and im curious if this build will work for me for single monitor gaming. Also are the parts i selected everything i will need to start my build. Thanks guys you are always awesome in this regard


CASE - Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED ...


WIRELESS- NETIS WF2113 300Mbps Wireless N PCI-E Adapter with 5 dBi High Gain Antennas and Low Profile Bracket Compatible with Windows ...
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VCARD -EVGA 04G-P4-3778-KR GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

PSU- Rosewill Xtreme Series RX750-S-B 750W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Bronze Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire ...

THERMAL PASTE -Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM

RAM -G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C9D-8GXL
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MOBO -ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK2 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K

CPU COOLER - ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
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HARDRIVE -SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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May 27, 2014 12:16:56 PM

first off, excellent choice of components! I am impressed for a first time builder! And to answer your question, yes. That is a more then capable machine for single monitor gaming. Again, nice job!







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May 27, 2014 12:17:20 PM

I would swap out the heat sink for the Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo but that is just my personal preference. I would also downgrade the CPU to an i5 4670k and then upgrade the GPU to a 780. As long as you are happy with having 500GB storage then it looks like your ready to buy the components. Good build!

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May 27, 2014 12:19:53 PM

Computer__GUY said:
I would swap out the heat sink for the Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo but that is just my personal preference. I would also downgrade the CPU to an i5 4670k and then upgrade the GPU to a 780. As long as you are happy with having 500GB storage then it looks like your ready to buy the components. Good build!



If I was to switch out the CPU, I would wait until "Devils Canyon" comes out and then get the unlocked i5. But then again, this is still a great system!
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May 27, 2014 12:30:02 PM

Computer__GUY said:
I would swap out the heat sink for the Cooler Master Hyper 212 evo but that is just my personal preference. I would also downgrade the CPU to an i5 4670k and then upgrade the GPU to a 780. As long as you are happy with having 500GB storage then it looks like your ready to buy the components. Good build!



Don't really need a 780 for 1080p gaming.

OP, what is your budget? I'm sure I can save you some money.
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May 27, 2014 1:18:40 PM

thanks guys i want to keep it around 2000 bucks, also and im not sure if this is true i hear that some games are requiring more vcard memory, and im not sure if hyperthreading is being used yet. I was hoping to future proof the thing as much as i could. Thanks for the timely replies, sorry it took so long for me to get back i was at lunch.
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May 27, 2014 1:21:30 PM

also i could not decided on the hard drive, either a smaller ssd and 7200rpm TB harddrive or just a larger ssd. And thanks! I havebeen looking at components for a long time, im just quite frankly scared to build it myself. but im up to the challenge and kinda look forward to it
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May 27, 2014 1:21:44 PM

You might need the 500GB SSD.

Most people get a 120-240 GB SSD drive for Windows/Programs, and then get a regular hard drive for files and backups on. You can get a 1TB hard drive for only $55-60 and then a 240GB Samsung EVO ssd for around $140
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May 27, 2014 1:25:08 PM

Agree with others on Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo cooler.

If this is just a gaming computer and not doing 3d rendering or video rendering/encoding then the i7 gives you no bennefit over an i5.

Also, if a hardwired ethernet cable is not possible you will be better of with a powerline network adapter (like the 500mbps ones tp-link makes) over wifi, espically for gaming where ping times/latency is what matters.
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May 27, 2014 1:26:04 PM

so would that be more ideal? i don't use allot of space. No music or video that i save on my computers, I ran on a dell with a 64gb ssd in my laptop for almost 4 years, had to delete occasionally but not to the point where it was a burden. Another question how many GBs are games nowadays? never really looked =)
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May 27, 2014 1:27:33 PM

im not familiar with a powerline network adapter, how does that work? and i have been swayed on the coolermaster hyper i will exchange in that part
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May 27, 2014 1:49:44 PM

ok that is pretty neat! get one of those as well thank you for your help and timely response
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