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June 13, 2014 8:35:47 AM

Hi, this will be my first attempt at building my own gaming desktop pc and I'll mainly use it for playing games like League of Legends (LoL). In addition, I want to be able to play LoL on the highest settings/performance while streaming or recording with softwares like Fraps and Bandicam which kinda decreases the fps significantly. It will be mainly used for gaming and recording videos at the same time, editing videos and probably a bit of streaming. So far ive only chosen the case and I would like some suggestions for my new computer build, many thanks!

Budget: USD $1025 - 1100 (Includes shipping cost)
Location: Hong Kong
Preferred Websites: Any websites would do as long as they ship their products to Hong Kong
Case: NZXT H440 (USD$117.39)
CPU: Intel Core I7 – 4770k (USD$314.99)
CPU Cooler: Haven’t decided
Motherboard: Haven’t decided
Memory: Haven’t decided
Storage: Haven’t decided
Storage: Haven’t decided
Video Card: Haven’t decided
Power Supply: Haven’t decided
Optical Drive: Haven’t decided
Total:
June 13, 2014 8:52:33 AM

Plus its $0.15 less than your budget! :D 
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June 13, 2014 7:16:13 PM

GetOwnedGaming said:
update! Get this instead!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cCgQf7

Its a little more than your budget, but it is worth it for sure!


It looks pretty good so far but i thought the I7 4770k is better than i5 4670k in terms of multitask ability and gaming. Also, if i follow your build how much fps would i have in game because fps is really important for high quality videos and i already have Windows 7 so i dont need the windows 8 and with that extra cash i was thinking of switching the case back to NZXT H440 because it looks more cool and the specs seem slightly better. What are your thoughts on it?
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June 13, 2014 7:29:14 PM

GetOwnedGaming said:
update! Get this instead!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cCgQf7

Its a little more than your budget, but it is worth it for sure!


Oh and this is what i came up with, would be great if i could have some help with it and see how it can be improved.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.97)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G55 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($108.98)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card ($254.99)
Case: NZXT H440 ($119.99)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($70.98)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Total: USD$ 1074.85
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June 13, 2014 7:29:48 PM

You can't get hte i7 for the same price... You will get pretty good fps with that 760
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June 13, 2014 7:31:28 PM

  • GetOwnedGaming said:
    You can't get hte i7 for the same price... You will get pretty good fps with that 760


    Thanks, but so far does it look good and would it be able to run most games on the highest settings/performance while recording and streaming and maintaining a fps above 80?
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    June 13, 2014 7:48:23 PM

    All in Australian Dollars
    Case: NZXT H440 ($159.00)
    CPU: Intel Core I7 – 4770k ($385.00)
    CPU Cooler: Stock
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Motherboard ($185.00)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 ($99.00)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EZRX ($99.00)
    Storage: ADATA Premier Pro SP600 128GB SSD ($79.00)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 760 2GB ($279.00)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX-600 V3 Power Supply ($99.00)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB 24x DVDRW OEM ($19.00)
    Total: $1403.00 (Australia)
    Total (in US dollars): $1319.09
    A little bit over budget but if your getting an i7, might as well...
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    June 13, 2014 7:56:05 PM

    saszcaz said:
    All in Australian Dollars
    Case: NZXT H440 ($159.00)
    CPU: Intel Core I7 – 4770k ($385.00)
    CPU Cooler: Stock
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Motherboard ($185.00)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 ($99.00)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EZRX ($99.00)
    Storage: ADATA Premier Pro SP600 128GB SSD ($79.00)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 760 2GB ($279.00)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX-600 V3 Power Supply ($99.00)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB 24x DVDRW OEM ($19.00)
    Total: $1403.00 (Australia)
    Total (in US dollars): $1319.09
    A little bit over budget but if your getting an i7, might as well...


    It doesnt matter if its a little bit over budget as long as i can get good gaming performance and fps above 80 but i dont really understand what is the meaning of stock that you put at the CPU cooler section. Thanks for the help and time!
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    June 13, 2014 8:01:57 PM

    StormScythe said:
    saszcaz said:
    All in Australian Dollars
    Case: NZXT H440 ($159.00)
    CPU: Intel Core I7 – 4770k ($385.00)
    CPU Cooler: Stock
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Motherboard ($185.00)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 ($99.00)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EZRX ($99.00)
    Storage: ADATA Premier Pro SP600 128GB SSD ($79.00)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 760 2GB ($279.00)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX-600 V3 Power Supply ($99.00)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB 24x DVDRW OEM ($19.00)
    Total: $1403.00 (Australia)
    Total (in US dollars): $1319.09
    A little bit over budget but if your getting an i7, might as well...


    It doesnt matter if its a little bit over budget as long as i can get good gaming performance and fps above 80 but i dont really understand what is the meaning of stock that you put at the CPU cooler section. Thanks for the help and time!


    What I meant by stock was the cooler that comes with the CPU in the box. That is what you call a stock CPU cooler where as if you install a separate CPU cooler and not the one that comes with it, that is what you call aftermarket cooler or heat-sink. Unless you plan to over clock your i7, a stock cooler is fine.
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    June 13, 2014 8:19:48 PM

    saszcaz said:
    StormScythe said:
    saszcaz said:
    All in Australian Dollars
    Case: NZXT H440 ($159.00)
    CPU: Intel Core I7 – 4770k ($385.00)
    CPU Cooler: Stock
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Motherboard ($185.00)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 ($99.00)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EZRX ($99.00)
    Storage: ADATA Premier Pro SP600 128GB SSD ($79.00)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 760 2GB ($279.00)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX-600 V3 Power Supply ($99.00)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB 24x DVDRW OEM ($19.00)
    Total: $1403.00 (Australia)
    Total (in US dollars): $1319.09
    A little bit over budget but if your getting an i7, might as well...


    It doesnt matter if its a little bit over budget as long as i can get good gaming performance and fps above 80 but i dont really understand what is the meaning of stock that you put at the CPU cooler section. Thanks for the help and time!


    What I meant by stock was the cooler that comes with the CPU in the box. That is what you call a stock CPU cooler where as if you install a separate CPU cooler and not the one that comes with it, that is what you call aftermarket cooler or heat-sink. Unless you plan to over clock your i7, a stock cooler is fine.


    Few more questions. before i mark your suggested build as the best solution:

    1) Around what fps will i get when im playing LoL on the highest setting/performance?
    2) Will it be able to handle recording or streaming while gaming and maintain 60+ fps?
    3) What Monitor do you suggest i go for? (Prefer 1280x800 Monitors and cheap so the total price of the whole build wouldn't go over USD$1500)
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    June 13, 2014 8:32:15 PM

    StormScythe said:
    saszcaz said:
    StormScythe said:
    saszcaz said:
    All in Australian Dollars
    Case: NZXT H440 ($159.00)
    CPU: Intel Core I7 – 4770k ($385.00)
    CPU Cooler: Stock
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Motherboard ($185.00)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 ($99.00)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EZRX ($99.00)
    Storage: ADATA Premier Pro SP600 128GB SSD ($79.00)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 760 2GB ($279.00)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX-600 V3 Power Supply ($99.00)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB 24x DVDRW OEM ($19.00)
    Total: $1403.00 (Australia)
    Total (in US dollars): $1319.09
    A little bit over budget but if your getting an i7, might as well...


    It doesnt matter if its a little bit over budget as long as i can get good gaming performance and fps above 80 but i dont really understand what is the meaning of stock that you put at the CPU cooler section. Thanks for the help and time!


    What I meant by stock was the cooler that comes with the CPU in the box. That is what you call a stock CPU cooler where as if you install a separate CPU cooler and not the one that comes with it, that is what you call aftermarket cooler or heat-sink. Unless you plan to over clock your i7, a stock cooler is fine.


    Few more questions. before i mark your suggested build as the best solution:

    1) Around what fps will i get when im playing LoL on the highest setting/performance?
    2) Will it be able to handle recording or streaming while gaming and maintain 60+ fps?
    3) What Monitor do you suggest i go for? (Prefer 1280x800 Monitors and cheap so the total price of the whole build wouldn't go over USD$1500)


    1) In my experience a GTX 660 could play League of Legends on Ultra at an FPS of about 80-120FPS. I don't play LoL but many of my friends do have the 660 and play LoL so with the GTX 760 you should get well over 120 FPS.
    2) With LoL, definitely. In fact, I would say that you could stream/record while playing something like BF4.
    3) A BenQ GW2255 21.5in Widescreen LED Monitor is good which in Australia $139.00 so it would be cheaper in America. If we convert straight from that to American dollars it would be $130.70. Altogether the monitor is great for gaming and has a resolution of 1920x1080.

    Hope this helps! :) 
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    June 13, 2014 8:35:16 PM

    saszcaz said:
    StormScythe said:
    saszcaz said:
    StormScythe said:
    saszcaz said:
    All in Australian Dollars
    Case: NZXT H440 ($159.00)
    CPU: Intel Core I7 – 4770k ($385.00)
    CPU Cooler: Stock
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Motherboard ($185.00)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 ($99.00)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EZRX ($99.00)
    Storage: ADATA Premier Pro SP600 128GB SSD ($79.00)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 760 2GB ($279.00)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX-600 V3 Power Supply ($99.00)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB 24x DVDRW OEM ($19.00)
    Total: $1403.00 (Australia)
    Total (in US dollars): $1319.09
    A little bit over budget but if your getting an i7, might as well...


    It doesnt matter if its a little bit over budget as long as i can get good gaming performance and fps above 80 but i dont really understand what is the meaning of stock that you put at the CPU cooler section. Thanks for the help and time!


    What I meant by stock was the cooler that comes with the CPU in the box. That is what you call a stock CPU cooler where as if you install a separate CPU cooler and not the one that comes with it, that is what you call aftermarket cooler or heat-sink. Unless you plan to over clock your i7, a stock cooler is fine.


    Few more questions. before i mark your suggested build as the best solution:

    1) Around what fps will i get when im playing LoL on the highest setting/performance?
    2) Will it be able to handle recording or streaming while gaming and maintain 60+ fps?
    3) What Monitor do you suggest i go for? (Prefer 1280x800 Monitors and cheap so the total price of the whole build wouldn't go over USD$1500)


    1) In my experience a GTX 660 could play League of Legends on Ultra at an FPS of about 80-120FPS. I don't play LoL but many of my friends do have the 660 and play LoL so with the GTX 760 you should get well over 120 FPS.
    2) With LoL, definitely. In fact, I would say that you could stream/record while playing something like BF4.
    3) A BenQ GW2255 21.5in Widescreen LED Monitor is good which in Australia $139.00 so it would be cheaper in America. If we convert straight from that to American dollars it would be $130.70. Altogether the monitor is great for gaming and has a resolution of 1920x1080.

    Hope this helps! :) 


    Thanks! This definitely helped and im gonna order the parts around 2 weeks later, thanks for your and other people's time! (I picked your suggested build as the best solution :D )
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    June 13, 2014 8:38:31 PM

    StormScythe said:
    saszcaz said:
    StormScythe said:
    saszcaz said:
    StormScythe said:
    saszcaz said:
    All in Australian Dollars
    Case: NZXT H440 ($159.00)
    CPU: Intel Core I7 – 4770k ($385.00)
    CPU Cooler: Stock
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer Motherboard ($185.00)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 ($99.00)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EZRX ($99.00)
    Storage: ADATA Premier Pro SP600 128GB SSD ($79.00)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 760 2GB ($279.00)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX-600 V3 Power Supply ($99.00)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB 24x DVDRW OEM ($19.00)
    Total: $1403.00 (Australia)
    Total (in US dollars): $1319.09
    A little bit over budget but if your getting an i7, might as well...


    It doesnt matter if its a little bit over budget as long as i can get good gaming performance and fps above 80 but i dont really understand what is the meaning of stock that you put at the CPU cooler section. Thanks for the help and time!


    What I meant by stock was the cooler that comes with the CPU in the box. That is what you call a stock CPU cooler where as if you install a separate CPU cooler and not the one that comes with it, that is what you call aftermarket cooler or heat-sink. Unless you plan to over clock your i7, a stock cooler is fine.


    Few more questions. before i mark your suggested build as the best solution:

    1) Around what fps will i get when im playing LoL on the highest setting/performance?
    2) Will it be able to handle recording or streaming while gaming and maintain 60+ fps?
    3) What Monitor do you suggest i go for? (Prefer 1280x800 Monitors and cheap so the total price of the whole build wouldn't go over USD$1500)


    1) In my experience a GTX 660 could play League of Legends on Ultra at an FPS of about 80-120FPS. I don't play LoL but many of my friends do have the 660 and play LoL so with the GTX 760 you should get well over 120 FPS.
    2) With LoL, definitely. In fact, I would say that you could stream/record while playing something like BF4.
    3) A BenQ GW2255 21.5in Widescreen LED Monitor is good which in Australia $139.00 so it would be cheaper in America. If we convert straight from that to American dollars it would be $130.70. Altogether the monitor is great for gaming and has a resolution of 1920x1080.

    Hope this helps! :) 


    Thanks! This definitely helped and im gonna order the parts around 2 weeks later, thanks for your and other people's time! (I picked your suggested build as the best solution :D )


    No problem! Your surely gonna have a kickass build! :D 
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