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[Beginner] NEW PC Build / ~3200$ Budget / NEED HELP !

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June 10, 2014 12:09:41 PM

Hi,

I have been playing games a lot recently and was looking to invest my money in a good/worth the price custom built pc as it seems to be better doing and funner. Also this means the possibility of customization and removal of certain parts in the future. I am not very experienced in this sector and require assistance and suggestions.

Approximate Purchase Date: After 2 months

Budget Range: $3,200 +/-

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Gaming and Gaming :D 

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, I would also be interested in upgrading to a 3 monitor setup, however I don't need to do this right away...

Parts to Upgrade: This is a new rig, but I do want it to be 100% upgradeable. I don't want to buy a whole new rig in 2 years for instance. I'd like something where I can throw in another GPU (i.e. SLI), and therefore I need a PSU etc that can handle this load.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Location: UAE, Abu Dhabi (will be buying from Amazon, newegg and maybe ebay too)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I am an Intel and NVIDIA fan :p 

Overclocking: Absolutely

SLI or Crossfire: I've heard it's best to start with the best possible GPU you can afford and then upgrade in the future if needed? Suggestions?

Your Monitor Resolution: 4K or 1440p

Additional Comments: I just want the best gaming computer I can buy, while still having the option to upgrade in the future!
June 10, 2014 12:34:46 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($151.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($148.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Black 6GB Superclocked Video Card ($1099.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($242.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell U2713HM 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($579.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $3188.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 15:32 EDT-0400)

Here is a very good build with a 27 inch 2560X1440 monitor of top quality. It has the power to add another graphics card. I went with the Titan Black because you will need the graphics RAM when you have three of these displays.
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June 10, 2014 1:04:20 PM

Although prices are bound to change, I figured this to be easy. It wasn't since I used near all of your projected budget here (I'm blaming it on location).
This seller based out of Bahrain, ships throughout the Middle East. Here's what I got;
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4 GHz $262.35
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z97 $212
Memory: Mushkin (2x8GB) 16GB PC3-17000 2133MHZ 9-10-10-28 Redline Ridgeback $238.50
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme $137.80
Graphics Card: MSI GTX 780Ti GAMING GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB $834.75
Power Supply: Cooler Master V1000 - 1000W $278.25
Storage (SSD): Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 240GB SATA III $254.40
Storage (HDD): Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB $129.85
Chassis: Cooler Master Cosmos SE Full Tower $238.50
total $2586
Wow, not a whole lot of options I found, if you have a different vendor to use, that may help - I did not include an OS or monitor or perpherals
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June 10, 2014 1:12:14 PM

I have two for you to look at. The first is one of my own and would be below your price point by quite a bit.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/EpicStarman/saved/ccJnTW

However I have also made this for you and I will explain why I chose each of these components.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/EpicStarman/saved/4HQG3C

CPU: I picked the 4770K because of its hyperthreading technology, so if you decide to stream or record some of your games or even do some video editing then this will come in handy!

CPU Cooler: Haswell CPUs have been infamous for getting very hot, so I decided to put in an H100i due to its amazing cooling capabilities which will keep your system nice and cool.

Motherboard: The reason I picked the Asus Maximus VII Hero is because it has the new Z97 chipset and comes with a post led which well tell you if anything goes awry during setup.

Memory: The memory was simple, you don't need to spend much on it because the will all do the same thing so I chose the Kingston RAM because it was fairly priced and a trusted brand.

Storage: I gave you an SSD because at this price point, everyone should have one, and the hard drive is there for backup and extra files.

Video Card(s): I chose the 780ti's because you said that maybe SLI, so I did. In my opinion the Titan Black won't be able to out run double 780ti's. Also I went EVGA because they are one of the best in the industry.

Case: I picked a pretty large case that has nice features such as integrated fan controls and a system of LED lights to light up the case. Also it went with the red and black theme.

PSU: Used something that will work for these two TI's as I decided to do SLI.

I added an OS and a Optical Drive

And finally the monitor: For gaming you really don't need 4K resolution as most games do not fully support it yet. 1920 x 1080 is more than enough for a gaming build. If you want to add more of these be my guest, I just started you off with one.

So there you have it!

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June 11, 2014 8:40:58 AM

EpicStarman said:
I have two for you to look at. The first is one of my own and would be below your price point by quite a bit.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/EpicStarman/saved/ccJnTW

However I have also made this for you and I will explain why I chose each of these components.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/EpicStarman/saved/4HQG3C

CPU: I picked the 4770K because of its hyperthreading technology, so if you decide to stream or record some of your games or even do some video editing then this will come in handy!

CPU Cooler: Haswell CPUs have been infamous for getting very hot, so I decided to put in an H100i due to its amazing cooling capabilities which will keep your system nice and cool.

Motherboard: The reason I picked the Asus Maximus VII Hero is because it has the new Z97 chipset and comes with a post led which well tell you if anything goes awry during setup.

Memory: The memory was simple, you don't need to spend much on it because the will all do the same thing so I chose the Kingston RAM because it was fairly priced and a trusted brand.

Storage: I gave you an SSD because at this price point, everyone should have one, and the hard drive is there for backup and extra files.

Video Card(s): I chose the 780ti's because you said that maybe SLI, so I did. In my opinion the Titan Black won't be able to out run double 780ti's. Also I went EVGA because they are one of the best in the industry.

Case: I picked a pretty large case that has nice features such as integrated fan controls and a system of LED lights to light up the case. Also it went with the red and black theme.

PSU: Used something that will work for these two TI's as I decided to do SLI.

I added an OS and a Optical Drive

And finally the monitor: For gaming you really don't need 4K resolution as most games do not fully support it yet. 1920 x 1080 is more than enough for a gaming build. If you want to add more of these be my guest, I just started you off with one.

So there you have it!



Thanks man, I really appreciate the time you spent writing this post, It was very helpful and I like it !
Thanks again.
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June 11, 2014 8:46:07 AM

Not a problem! Thank you for allowing me to help you!
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June 11, 2014 8:48:42 AM

C12Friedman said:
Although prices are bound to change, I figured this to be easy. It wasn't since I used near all of your projected budget here (I'm blaming it on location).
This seller based out of Bahrain, ships throughout the Middle East. Here's what I got;
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4 GHz $262.35
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z97 $212
Memory: Mushkin (2x8GB) 16GB PC3-17000 2133MHZ 9-10-10-28 Redline Ridgeback $238.50
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme $137.80
Graphics Card: MSI GTX 780Ti GAMING GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB $834.75
Power Supply: Cooler Master V1000 - 1000W $278.25
Storage (SSD): Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5" 240GB SATA III $254.40
Storage (HDD): Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB $129.85
Chassis: Cooler Master Cosmos SE Full Tower $238.50
total $2586
Wow, not a whole lot of options I found, if you have a different vendor to use, that may help - I did not include an OS or monitor or perpherals


Thanks man, BTW I will buy the parts from Amazon & newegg (Its cheaper)
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June 11, 2014 8:49:03 AM

babernet_1 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C14 CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Essentials 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($151.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($148.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan Black 6GB Superclocked Video Card ($1099.99 @ B&H)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($242.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell U2713HM 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($579.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $3188.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-10 15:32 EDT-0400)

Here is a very good build with a 27 inch 2560X1440 monitor of top quality. It has the power to add another graphics card. I went with the Titan Black because you will need the graphics RAM when you have three of these displays.


Thanks!
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