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June 10, 2014 7:07:33 AM

Hey everyone
first and most important thanks for clicking this thread.

I am currently in the proces of finding parts parts to build my gaming computer with,
I have a budget of 700-800-900 euros

These are the parts i already selected: http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/xRbLwP
CPU: Intel Core i7-3370 3.4GHz Quad-core Processor
CPU Cooler : (?)

MoBo: (?)

Memory: (?)

storage: (?)

Video card: Geforce GTX 650 Ti boost 2GB

Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid tower case

Power supply: (?)

Optical drive: (?)

Os: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)

I would like to have : 8 RAM , 1 Terrabyte SSD or HDD and a DVD/CD drive
also a motherboard that has place for 2 video cards and place for later upgrading

so this is basicly my first build what i want to do with it is gaming , editing , watching videos and movies (streaming and dvd) and occasionally hosting a server and recording.

I really need help picking the diffrent kind of parts and what manufacturers to use and what are the better ones what are the worse ones and knowing what they do and what choices i have


it would mean the world for me if someone would help me and walk me trough this !

Thanks in advance !

-Weas95

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June 10, 2014 7:13:37 AM

This build should be good. Notice that the CPU and video card are more balanced now.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€197.90 @ Caseking)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (€33.40 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (€90.40 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€79.90 @ Caseking)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€68.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€50.39 @ Pixmania DE)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card (€232.18 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case (€39.59 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (€84.73 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Total: €877.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 16:15 CEST+0200)
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June 10, 2014 8:46:15 AM

He said that he will be editing, so he NEED that i7:

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£191.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.24 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£79.03 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£67.40 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£78.10 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB HAWK Video Card (£157.98 @ Ebuyer)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case (£39.59 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£49.93 @ CCL Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer (£12.76 @ CCL Computers)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£83.95 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £821.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 16:43 BST+0100)
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June 10, 2014 9:08:11 AM

Thanks both So much
for help me !!

I have a question tho , what is the diffrence between an intel i5 and and intel i7 processor
i know i7 is better but nothing elso

also could it be that the intel i5 4670 is better then the intel i7 3770
becouse it's a newer version ? sorry if i sound nooby .. i am xD

also I think the second build will be more expensive as i live in Belgium and pounds are higher than euros atm

btw not used to radeon :3 what is the diffrence with geforce ?

also if i was to go with the first build could i stick the samsung SH-224DB/RSB DVD/CD Writer in there ?

becouse in the first one there was no dvd/cd writer

also any diffrence between a gold or a bronze power supply ?

Im really happy that you guys helped me with this !! :3

thank you so much !

-weas95
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June 10, 2014 9:31:01 AM

The i7 has a technology named "hyperthreading". This technology can divide one core to two. The i7 has 4 cores (the "real" core). With hyperthreading the total number of cores is 8 (4 "real" & "virtual" cores). If you are going to Do some editing, those 8 cores should benefit you.

And yes the i5 4570 better in single core performance by 7-10% but don't forget that the core i5 only have 4 core compared to the 8 cores of the i7.

As for the build 1 yes you can use the Samsung DVD drive. But the build that I published should be better for you because you are not only gaming.
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June 10, 2014 9:36:45 AM

And the difference between a gold and a bronze certified PSU is that the gold doesn't waste energy like the bronze one. L

By the way I am adjusting the build to make it more affordable to you.

Oh I forgot, Radeon are the graphics card that AMD make, Geforce Are the graphics card that Nvidia make. In general, nvidia cards have SLIGHTLY better performance than AMD cards but AMD have the best price/performance ratio.
You can't get better for the price of the R9 270x.
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June 10, 2014 10:30:08 AM

Elie Abou Issa said:
And the difference between a gold and a bronze certified PSU is that the gold doesn't waste energy like the bronze one. L

By the way I am adjusting the build to make it more affordable to you.

Oh I forgot, Radeon are the graphics card that AMD make, Geforce Are the graphics card that Nvidia make. In general, nvidia cards have SLIGHTLY better performance than AMD cards but AMD have the best price/performance ratio.
You can't get better for the price of the R9 270x.


Ahh okay now i understand :3
yeah don't forget the one you had was in pounds they translate more expensive into euros
also i think i kinda want to stick with the geforce aka nvidia mainly becouse most people i know recommend those
also do you think it would be worth taking the GeForce Gtx 750 instead of the GeForce GTX 760
becoue the 750 is 100 euro cheaper

and thanks for making a cheaper version i really aprriciate it ! :D 

-weas95
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June 10, 2014 10:33:48 AM

Don't worry I am using pcpartpicker Deutschland now and I am modifying the build, just one minute and I will publish it.
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June 10, 2014 10:36:15 AM

Gtx 750 is not so good for gaming. Okay it can play most games but not at high settings. The GTX 760 is ways better. I will post the build. It is more affordable now
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June 10, 2014 10:45:56 AM

Here is the updated build, with a powerful CPU and a powerful GPU:

PCPartPicker part list: http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/TLz6qs
Price breakdown by merchant: http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/TLz6qs/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/TLz6qs/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (€274.65 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (€77.40 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€71.83 @ Pixmania DE)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€61.95 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€50.39 @ Pixmania DE)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card (€228.08 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case (€39.59 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€55.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (€20.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Total: €879.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 19:46 CEST+0200)
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June 10, 2014 11:21:33 AM

Slightly edited build.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (€284.90 @ Caseking)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (€33.40 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (€77.40 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€71.83 @ Pixmania DE)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€68.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€50.39 @ Pixmania DE)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card (€228.08 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case (€39.59 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€55.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (€20.00 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Total: €930.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 20:21 CEST+0200)
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June 10, 2014 1:51:28 PM

Hey Thanks !!!
Both of you for helping me out this way !
I really apriciate it :3

so i basicly looked at all of them and smashed soemthing together here it is
http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/C9WcRB(without windows 8.1 for some reason it only let's me choose the 7 so im gonna buy 8 seperated)

also the last things i need now are My sound card and network adapter
for sound card i just need a regular one that is decent prize/quality
for networks adapters i would like to have Lan and wirreless as i still need to make a hole
for my lan to go trough and that might take a while. (what do you guys recommend to use as a wirelles adapter and lan adapter ?)

also i don't know if i need any extra fan's ?
also how does the cpu fan selected fit onto the cpu ?
like with screws or with a click mechanism?

also is there a diffrence between the
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
and the
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Also any diffrence between the :
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
and the
A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

exept the 3 GB diffrence , also i choose the samsung one becouse i trust samsung more .
As i don't know A-Data

Also if you see anything that doesn't look good let me know :3

And again THANK YOU both soo much :D 

-weas95
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June 10, 2014 2:57:01 PM

Samsung EVO is faster.
There is no difference between the 2 ram kits.
Other than that the build is nice.
Good luck with it.
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June 10, 2014 4:34:41 PM

Elie Abou Issa said:
Samsung EVO is faster.
There is no difference between the 2 ram kits.
Other than that the build is nice.
Good luck with it.


F--k wrong button xD wanted to reply but hit make solution
well either way Thank you so much both for this Input without u guys i wouldve been nothing :D 

-weas95

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June 10, 2014 4:41:50 PM

You're welcome, mate.
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June 10, 2014 4:48:29 PM

Elie Abou Issa said:
You're welcome, mate.


:3 ty

also any idea what wirreles adapater or lan adapter and sound card i should take ?
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June 10, 2014 5:41:09 PM

Why do you want a land adapter?
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June 10, 2014 5:52:12 PM

Elie Abou Issa said:
Why do you want a land adapter?


Becouse Lan is better than WLan
i am planning on wiring a Lan cable trough my wall
but that might take a while so i will also need a Wlan
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June 10, 2014 6:13:32 PM

LAN adapter: startech USB310000S
And for the sound card how much do you want to pay?
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June 11, 2014 3:59:57 AM

ty :3

but i just heard that my actual motherboard has a build in Lan Adapter and Sound card
so i basicly just need a Wireless adapter
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