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Is this a good or bad for a 1st build?

Here's my list:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N8gZ99

I already have the case for the build btw.
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  1. what will you use this for? if gaming, only get 8gb ram and a much more powerful gpu, for your budget, an R9-280-290 would be perfect.
  2. Not bad, not bad at all. I see no real problems, although the 750 Ti is a bit on the lighter side when paired with an overclocked i7. You might want to go for an R9 270 or bump it up to a 760 so it doesn't bottleneck.
  3. Danbuscus25 said:
    what will you use this for? if gaming, only get 8gb ram and a much more powerful gpu, for your budget, an R9-280-290 would be perfect.


    Anonymous said:
    Not bad, not bad at all. I see no real problems, although the 750 Ti is a bit on the lighter side when paired with an overclocked i7. You might want to go for an R9 270 or bump it up to a 760 so it doesn't bottleneck.


    It's going to be for some gaming, majority will be towards video editing.
    I'll take those into consideration, thanks
  4. ok, then i would keep the 16gb ram and get the best gpu you can.
  5. is there a budget you have to stick by? I have the gigabyte geforce 770 windforce OC 4Gb thing would not bottleneck on you. price is 400. also for you cpu unless there is a reason you want that cooler go with a noctua NH-d14 on a 3770k overclocked to 4.6Ghz it keeps it at or below 70c at 100% load. also is cheaper by $50

    GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125462
    Cooling Tests http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/cpu_cooler_roundup_2013_q1_review,11.html
    cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
  6. you definitely dont need a 750w psu for that build. a good 550w should suffice. that being said, that HX750 is a pretty solid unit and should last you for probably a decade of upgrades.

    save some money, get a cheaper storage drive. you can pick up a 2tb HDD thats basically just as fast as that old raptor for about half the price. twice the storage, half the price, and essentially the same performance (maybe even a little better)

    if you plan on doing any gaming at all, put the money saved on the storage drive back into a better video card. the 750ti is decent for what it is, but cant be considered a performance option

    other than that, nice hardware
  7. Derykisonder said:
    Here's my list:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N8gZ99

    I already have the case for the build btw.


    Do you have an OS?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($140.91 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Blu 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($138.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1361.79
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Solid build for gaming and rendering. I7, gtx 780, 16gb ram, even a ssd.
    I do not know if you need an os, so i put it in there. If you dont, get something else for the money, like a better cooler or another blu ray drive

    Cm212evo is a solid performer, as long as you dont take the frequencies any further. Also there is no guarantees on overclocking. If you kill it, you kill it, if it sucks, it sucks. You may or may not have a wonder chip
    The xfx 650w PSU is semi modular, built by seasonic. Great quality, even though it is not 80+ gold. It is better than RM series by corsair.
    The ram? The cheapest i could find. Kingston is for me, a trusted memory brand.
    Storage? Barracuda vs the velociraptor, i would never get the velociraptor unless it performed many times better. And you get an ssd too.
    Motherboard - nice red/black theme, can be ignored though. The motherboard supports SLI if you wish to
    Graphics - The CUDA cores can be used for some rendering, i just don't know which programs are supported.

    This is a solid build, getting you everything for the money. If you need to save even more, ditch the optical drive, turn the 780 into a r9 290(with good cooling please not reference) and then you have a cheaper, still as good system.
  8. Actually, I'm trying to get the build as close to $1000 budget if it's possible. I don't know if that graphics card will fit in my case, looks on the long side. But I will measure it just to be sure. I'll take into account the 550w PSU instead, would you recommend just a regular 2tb HDD along with a 256gb ssd for OS and frequently used programs?
  9. FunkyFeatures said:
    Derykisonder said:
    Here's my list:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N8gZ99

    I already have the case for the build btw.


    Do you have an OS?


    Yes I do, I'll either put the windows 7 ultimate 64-bit I have or maybe get windows 8.1 but I'm hesitant since I have not used 8.1 yet
  10. also, for video editing, you want faster ram, like 2133.
  11. Derykisonder said:
    FunkyFeatures said:
    Derykisonder said:
    Here's my list:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N8gZ99

    I already have the case for the build btw.


    Do you have an OS?


    Yes I do, I'll either put the windows 7 ultimate 64-bit I have or maybe get windows 8.1 but I'm hesitant since I have not used 8.1 yet


    i can link a good build for about... 800 for parts and as for windows 8 i had it and loved it. it takes getting used to but its something you ether love or hate if you can test it out somewhere. best buy something like that.
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($140.91 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Toshiba Product Series:dT01ACA 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1007.83
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Faster ram, 1000$ budget, no os, no case, no optical drive.
    This is unbalanced, mostly for video editing. Gaming performance will be acceptable, noise levels too, but do not expect ultra everywhere.

    If you know you will need more than 16gb of ram later on, say it now. this will be seen as a 4x4gb kit(just took 2x4gb kit and doubled it), and you will not be able to upgrade without replacing.
  13. bellbell098 said:
    Derykisonder said:
    FunkyFeatures said:
    Derykisonder said:
    Here's my list:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N8gZ99

    I already have the case for the build btw.


    Do you have an OS?


    Yes I do, I'll either put the windows 7 ultimate 64-bit I have or maybe get windows 8.1 but I'm hesitant since I have not used 8.1 yet


    i can link a good build for about... 800 for parts and as for windows 8 i had it and loved it. it takes getting used to but its something you ether love or hate if you can test it out somewhere. best buy something like that.


    (Sorry for mass quoting)
    I love windows 8 too :) I do not understand the hate against it, because now that i have used it, i will never go back to 7. But if you have windows 7 now, and consider upgrading, just keep 7 to save some money. It is clearly one of the best OS microsoft has ever made.
  14. i was sad im back to windows 7 because my any time upgrade key i bought to windows 8 wasnt valid for some reason. used it for 2 years. new hard drive put in reinstalled, now it doesnt work and got to rebuy it to have it. so pissed.
  15. Derykisonder said:
    FunkyFeatures said:


    Do you have an OS?


    Yes I do, I'll either put the windows 7 ultimate 64-bit I have or maybe get windows 8.1 but I'm hesitant since I have not used 8.1 yet


    Make sure if you go windows 7, that you get the one that support 16gb minimum. Some of the 64bit version of 7 actually only support 4gb or 8gb. Just make sure! Search it up.
  16. FunkyFeatures said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($140.91 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Toshiba Product Series:dT01ACA 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1007.83
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Faster ram, 1000$ budget, no os, no case, no optical drive.
    This is unbalanced, mostly for video editing. Gaming performance will be acceptable, noise levels too, but do not expect ultra everywhere.


    FunkyFeatures said:
    Derykisonder said:
    FunkyFeatures said:


    Do you have an OS?


    Yes I do, I'll either put the windows 7 ultimate 64-bit I have or maybe get windows 8.1 but I'm hesitant since I have not used 8.1 yet


    Make sure if you go windows 7, that you get the one that support 16gb minimum. Some of the 64bit version of 7 actually only support 4gb or 8gb. Just make sure! Search it up.


    i have the Pro edition and belive it can handle 32Gb of ram

    edit sorry its higher here is a link http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/05c7197e-e567-44d2-be9e-b8018ec4438a/what-is-the-maximum-amount-of-installed-ram-that-windows-7-x64-can-use?forum=w7itprohardware
  17. Bellbell, i meant for OP :) and it is only for windows 7. Win 8 should be fine, any version should support at least 64gb afaik

    For OP(from link) he should be fine with ultimate, no problem there.
  18. Can we get some input from OP on the 1007$ build i made?
  19. FunkyFeatures said:
    bellbell098 said:
    Derykisonder said:
    FunkyFeatures said:
    Derykisonder said:
    Here's my list:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N8gZ99

    I already have the case for the build btw.


    Do you have an OS?


    Yes I do, I'll either put the windows 7 ultimate 64-bit I have or maybe get windows 8.1 but I'm hesitant since I have not used 8.1 yet


    i can link a good build for about... 800 for parts and as for windows 8 i had it and loved it. it takes getting used to but its something you ether love or hate if you can test it out somewhere. best buy something like that.


    (Sorry for mass quoting)
    I love windows 8 too :) I do not understand the hate against it, because now that i have used it, i will never go back to 7. But if you have windows 7 now, and consider upgrading, just keep 7 to save some money. It is clearly one of the best OS microsoft has ever made.


    FunkyFeatures said:
    Can we get some input from OP on the 1007$ build i made?


    I love the build, the price is on point too. Thanks!
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