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June 30, 2014 4:51:50 AM

About to order parts for my first build. I have very little knowledge about the components, just want something that will preform great with games and last a while. And isn't too fancy to put together !

Anyone have advice about what i've chosen ??

i don't want anything slowing it up or to be paying for something i don't need. Any help would be much appreciated !! thanks

CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing
Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply SeaSonic 550W ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer
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June 30, 2014 4:59:00 AM

Looks good, maybe psu a little low power, especially of you do any o/c, go for 650w
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June 30, 2014 5:13:03 AM

Depending on what you are going to play and on what resolution / amount of monitors you could finetune it a bit saving your money.

120GB SSD for storage is pretty small. If you want to use only SSD's to speed up loading, it might be better to go with something a bit bigger 250GB version? Or a 1TB HDD for your storage if you just want more storage.

Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)

If you are going to use the GTX780 on 1 monitor on 1080p its really overkill. A GTX770 will have the same performance on 1 monitor and can also run 4K resolution on a stable framerate. (doing this will save you money to get yourself more storage or a better / more powerfull PSU so you can upgrade later down the road).

But thats what i would do. :p 

Other than that, looks solid.
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June 30, 2014 5:20:21 AM

LavyDunois said:
Depending on what you are going to play and on what resolution / amount of monitors you could finetune it a bit saving your money.

120GB SSD for storage is pretty small. If you want to use only SSD's to up loading might be better to go with something a bit bigger 250GB version? Or a 1TB HDD for your storage.

Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)

If you are going to use the GTX780 on 1 monitor on 1080p its really overkill. A GTX770 will have the same performance on 1 monitor and can also run 4K resolution on a stable framerate. (doing this will save you money to get yourself more storage or a better / more powerfull PSU so you can upgrade later down the road).

But thats what i would do. :p 

Other than that, looks solid.


If by a stable framerate at 4K you mean 30 fps, then yes, a 4GB 770 will generally manage. However, it'll take more than a GTX 770 or GTX 780 to hold 60 fps in most new games at 4K.

At 1080p, a GTX 770 should run pretty much anything at 60 fps, but there are always going to be a few games that require 5x the hardware that they should from terrible optimization, and those few games will not run at 60 fps on a GTX 770. Right now a good example is Watchdogs.

Now, I play games at 30 fps. But I wanted to make it clear that if he's going for 60 fps for a few years, he's much better off with a GTX 780 than a GTX 770.
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