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June 2, 2014 5:04:47 PM

I am building my first computer. I will be gaming at 1920x1080p and can spend $1500-$1750 and will be overclocking. This is what I came up with:

Intel Core i7-4770K
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
MSI Z97S SLI Plus ATX Motherboard
8GB G.Skill DDR3-1866Mhz Memory
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
1TB Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX or Blue WD10EZEX
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 Superclocked ACX Video Card
Corsair 200R Case
Corsair CX600 Power Supply (Wattage calculator says it takes ~448-468 watts)
Lite-On iHAS124-14 Optical Drive
Logitecg G105 Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard
Corsair Vengeance M95 Mouse


I already have the monitor and speakers. Thanks for your help.

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June 2, 2014 5:15:32 PM

the CX series isnt that great, you might try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($115.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1569.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 20:14 EDT-0400)

Better GPU and the i5 is the same as the i7 in 95% of applications, including games. Also has a better cooler, And psu leaves room for future SLI and upgrades
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June 2, 2014 5:16:00 PM

Thats a pretty decent build. However if you want to save a few bucks, get a 1TB seagate HDD, there cheaper than WD
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June 2, 2014 5:18:36 PM

Mac266 said:
the CX series isnt that great, you might try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($115.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1569.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 20:14 EDT-0400)

Better GPU and the i5 is the same as the i7 in 95% of applications, including games. Also has a better cooler, And psu leaves room for future SLI and upgrades


So all games will be better with an i5? What about Sony Vegas, I do a lot of video editing, so will that be fine with an i5?

M0j0jojo said:
Thats a pretty decent build. However if you want to save a few bucks, get a 1TB seagate HDD, there cheaper than WD


Everyone says WD is better than Seagate...

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June 2, 2014 5:20:14 PM

WD are generally better, but its not by much and they are twice the price. You could (in my build) drop from a 2 TB seagate to a 1 TB WD
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June 2, 2014 5:24:15 PM

Here ya go.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1595.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 20:23 EDT-0400)
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June 2, 2014 5:32:59 PM

M0j0jojo said:
Here ya go.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1595.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 20:23 EDT-0400)


I really like this build...but the Corsair CX series arent that good?

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June 2, 2014 5:36:52 PM

Anonymous said:
M0j0jojo said:
Here ya go.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1595.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 20:23 EDT-0400)


I really like this build...but the Corsair CX series arent that good?



From what ive heard they aren't reliable cuz they stop working after a year or so of use for some reason.
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June 2, 2014 5:38:00 PM

M0j0jojo said:
Here ya go.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1595.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 20:23 EDT-0400)


Your build costs more, for worse cooling and less storage, but does have an i7

edit: hey we can go up to $1750!
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June 2, 2014 5:40:05 PM

Mac266 said:
M0j0jojo said:
Here ya go.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1595.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 20:23 EDT-0400)


Your build costs more, for worse cooling and less storage, but does have an i7

edit: hey we can go up to $1750!


Can you specify how this build has worse cooling?
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June 2, 2014 5:41:31 PM

M0j0jojo said:

Can you specify how this build has worse cooling?


The Noctura NH D14 cools better than the Hyper 212 Evo
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June 2, 2014 5:41:47 PM

Anonymous said:
I am building my first computer. I will be gaming at 1920x1080p and can spend $1500-$1750 and will be overclocking. This is what I came up with:

Intel Core i7-4770K
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
MSI Z97S SLI Plus ATX Motherboard
8GB G.Skill DDR3-1866Mhz Memory
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
1TB Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX or Blue WD10EZEX
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 Superclocked ACX Video Card
Corsair 200R Case
Corsair CX600 Power Supply (Wattage calculator says it takes ~448-468 watts)
Lite-On iHAS124-14 Optical Drive
Logitecg G105 Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard
Corsair Vengeance M95 Mouse


I already have the monitor and speakers. Thanks for your help.


Do you already have a Monitor and OS?
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Anonymous
June 2, 2014 5:46:45 PM

M0j0jojo said:
Anonymous said:
I am building my first computer. I will be gaming at 1920x1080p and can spend $1500-$1750 and will be overclocking. This is what I came up with:

Intel Core i7-4770K
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
MSI Z97S SLI Plus ATX Motherboard
8GB G.Skill DDR3-1866Mhz Memory
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
1TB Western Digital Black WD1003FZEX or Blue WD10EZEX
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 Superclocked ACX Video Card
Corsair 200R Case
Corsair CX600 Power Supply (Wattage calculator says it takes ~448-468 watts)
Lite-On iHAS124-14 Optical Drive
Logitecg G105 Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard
Corsair Vengeance M95 Mouse


I already have the monitor and speakers. Thanks for your help.


Do you already have a Monitor and OS?


Yes, I have a 1920 x 1080p Dell monitor, Logitech speakers, and Windows 8 Pro.


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June 2, 2014 5:48:24 PM

drop the corsair cx psu. don't skimp on your psu. the cx are "cheap" psus... look for a high quality XFX (xxx/pro), Seasonic (x series/s12d/m12d)), Antec (HCG), or Corsair (AX)
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June 2, 2014 5:49:22 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($115.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1779.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-02 20:49 EDT-0400)

WD 1 TB Black series, i7 4770K (i'd still get the i5 4670k), with a MSI motherboard (they do look great dont they) and GTX 780Ti from ASUS (DCII cooler)

(EDIT: First build had blue ram, *facepalm)
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June 2, 2014 5:52:10 PM

ingtar33 said:
drop the corsair cx psu. don't skimp on your psu. the cx are "cheap" psus... look for a high quality XFX (xxx/pro), Seasonic (x series/s12d/m12d)), Antec (HCG), or Corsair (AX)


The Corsair HX and AX are their only PSUs I'd touch. To the OP, these are very good recommendations.
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