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Hello all. I'm building a PC and I figured where better to go with my PC related questions than Toms HARDWARE?

I'm basically looking for the core PC parts only (no peripherals/OS because I already have them.) I also purchased the Intel i5 3570k CPU and the Fractal Define R4 case. I just need everything else to make the PC run. My budget excluding the Case and CPU which I've already purchased is around $800-$900 more or less. I would like an SSD however I'm fine with adding that in later.

I'd like all parts to be of quality and compatibility, obviously. Please only post parts that you trust because I will be ordering them very soon. Thanks for reading TH!
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  1. Information System said:
    Hello all. I'm building a PC and I figured where better to go with my PC related questions than Toms HARDWARE?

    I'm basically looking for the core PC parts only (no peripherals/OS because I already have them.) I also purchased the Intel i5 3570k CPU and the Fractal Define R4 case. I just need everything else to make the PC run. My budget excluding the Case and CPU which I've already purchased is around $800-$900 more or less. I would like an SSD however I'm fine with adding that in later.

    I'd like all parts to be of quality and compatibility, obviously. Please only post parts that you trust because I will be ordering them very soon. Thanks for reading TH!


    Hope it helps...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($172.68 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($204.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $882.61
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Edit : All part are compatible with ur CPU...
  2. sid_90 said:
    Information System said:
    Hello all. I'm building a PC and I figured where better to go with my PC related questions than Toms HARDWARE?

    I'm basically looking for the core PC parts only (no peripherals/OS because I already have them.) I also purchased the Intel i5 3570k CPU and the Fractal Define R4 case. I just need everything else to make the PC run. My budget excluding the Case and CPU which I've already purchased is around $800-$900 more or less. I would like an SSD however I'm fine with adding that in later.

    I'd like all parts to be of quality and compatibility, obviously. Please only post parts that you trust because I will be ordering them very soon. Thanks for reading TH!


    Hope it helps...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($172.68 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($204.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $882.61
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Edit : All part are compatible with ur CPU...


    Thanks! I forgot to mention that I would like to game with this PC and I'm wondering about that gpu, will it be able to handle bf4 on high with smooth gameplay? And can anyone else confirm this build is solid before I start order the parts?

    Thanks!
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.50 @ Newegg)
    Total: $824.92
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  4. Scremin34Egl said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.50 @ Newegg)
    Total: $824.92
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    Thanks for the build. Two builds, now I'm confused lol. I was checking out the motherboard reviews in that build and apparently it has an issue with being DOA. Hmm.
  5. Information System said:
    sid_90 said:
    Information System said:
    Hello all. I'm building a PC and I figured where better to go with my PC related questions than Toms HARDWARE?

    I'm basically looking for the core PC parts only (no peripherals/OS because I already have them.) I also purchased the Intel i5 3570k CPU and the Fractal Define R4 case. I just need everything else to make the PC run. My budget excluding the Case and CPU which I've already purchased is around $800-$900 more or less. I would like an SSD however I'm fine with adding that in later.

    I'd like all parts to be of quality and compatibility, obviously. Please only post parts that you trust because I will be ordering them very soon. Thanks for reading TH!


    Hope it helps...

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($172.68 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($204.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $882.61
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Edit : All part are compatible with ur CPU...


    Thanks! I forgot to mention that I would like to game with this PC and I'm wondering about that gpu, will it be able to handle bf4 on high with smooth gameplay? And can anyone else confirm this build is solid before I start order the parts?

    Thanks!


    in 2560*1600 resolution FPS is 30-50 ... in 1920*1200 resolution FPS is 50-80 ... in 1680*1050 resolution FPS is 60-95
    Some websites claim more FPS than what I mentioned...
    But honestly, if u want to break 60+ FPS barrier for BF4 then u need a GTX 690 or R9 290x
    It would probably run fine at Ultra preset. The only thing that cripples FPS in BF4 is the anti aliasing at 1080P or higher res.
  6. Information System said:
    Scremin34Egl said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.50 @ Newegg)
    Total: $824.92
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    Thanks for the build. Two builds, now I'm confused lol. I was checking out the motherboard reviews in that build and apparently it has an issue with being DOA. Hmm.


    If you are feeling uncomfortable with that board you can swap out to this Asus
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  7. So what I'm thinking is this:

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
    Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer

    Can anybody confirm that all of these parts will work together? Are there any issues? Will that GPU fit in my Fractal Define case?

    Thanks for all of your help you guys!
  8. Best answer
    Information System said:
    So what I'm thinking is this:

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
    Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer

    Can anybody confirm that all of these parts will work together? Are there any issues? Will that GPU fit in my Fractal Define case?

    Thanks for all of your help you guys!


    Looks very good

    Everything will work together

    No issues

    Card will fit
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