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Proposed Build - Please give me suggestions

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June 5, 2014 7:03:24 PM

Budget Range: $900-1200 Before Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, School, Video Editing

Are you buying a monitor: Not at this time. However, I would like some suggestions!

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: I would prefer a nvidia GPU. I like their driver software better than AMD's.

Overclocking: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

Additional Comments: So my laptop is going to die soon and I want a decent school/basic editing/gaming desktop. Here is what I have put together so far. This is the first time I will be building a computer, so please give me any advice on what parts I should choose! Also, I have no idea what case to get, so any detailed suggestions in that part of the build would be awesome.

Note: I have a couple 7200 and 5400 RPM HDDs laying around, that is why I only have SSD included in the build.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($294.99)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($339.99)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Enermax UCTB12P 71.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Enermax UCTB12P 71.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.49 @ Newegg)
Other: Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($49.99)
Total: $1030.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-05 22:18 EDT-0400)
June 5, 2014 8:20:58 PM

A couple of changes, for your screen resolution, you don't need the 770, the 760 will do just fine and it is always better to use two sticks of RAM than one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($294.99)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Enermax UCTB12P 71.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.49 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Enermax UCTB12P 71.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($11.49 @ Newegg)
Other: Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ($49.99)
Total: $917.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-05 23:19 EDT-0400)
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June 6, 2014 3:36:39 PM

essentially the cooler and price are the differences, and the MSI card is cheap cool and quiet so it will keep you covered, but you can go other brands without any issues what so ever.
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