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July 20, 2014 4:17:46 PM

So I've had my eyes set on a new gaming PC for quite a while. Thing is, I know little, to absolutely nothing as to which parts I should choose, and which ones would be best for my situation. I want the build to play most games that have been recently released, as well as future games, on high to maxed graphics settings at 1080p or higher. I have a few parts picked out after doing some research, but they may be swapped out for something better or more appropriate, as I am open to opinions as to what I should change. At the moment I don't plan on overclocking, mainly because I'm not sure how to do it yet, but I may do some in the future. My budget is anywhere between 1,450 - 1,750. Here is a list of parts that I have chosen to start off with:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790k - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU Cooler: ?

Motherboard: ?

Memory: ?

Storage: ?

Video Card: Two choices, not sure which one because both have good reviews.
Asus Geforce GTX 780 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

EVGA Geforce GTX 780 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Case: NZXT H440 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Power Supply: ?

OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8, not sure which one.

If anyone can help fill in these blanks, It would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance :D 

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a b 4 Gaming
July 20, 2014 4:54:13 PM

Here you go:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xX3vdC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xX3vdC/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 ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.SNIPER Z97 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($215.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($503.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1663.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Final price comes to $1663. This build should have no problems running all games maxed out. I added a good quality PSU. For storage I put a 1tb HDD and a 512gb SSD. SSDs allow for faster load times, boots on programs stored in them. You don't really need one though, just thought " hey at your budget why not" So you can drop it if you'd liked to save some money. EVGA for the GPU because they are a good company and have great customer support. Would just like to tell you that you can get an r9 290 for around $350-$400, which is much cheaper and performs just as well as the 780, but if you prefer nCidia over AMD the 780 will do fine. For the motherboard I put a g1 sniper. Really good mobo with great feature directed at gaming. Also has nice upgradabilty. Got the hyper 212 Evo for the cooler. Nice air cooler that will let you OC your build. Would also like to point out that you have no optical drive and that your case does not allow for one either. This means that you'll have to download all your games online as you have no optical drive for reading/writing CDs/DVDs. Otehrwis great build that will max out all games at 1920x1080 res.
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July 20, 2014 6:36:06 PM

DroneDroneDrone said:
Here you go:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xX3vdC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xX3vdC/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 ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.SNIPER Z97 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($215.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($503.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1663.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Final price comes to $1663. This build should have no problems running all games maxed out. I added a good quality PSU. For storage I put a 1tb HDD and a 512gb SSD. SSDs allow for faster load times, boots on programs stored in them. You don't really need one though, just thought " hey at your budget why not" So you can drop it if you'd liked to save some money. EVGA for the GPU because they are a good company and have great customer support. Would just like to tell you that you can get an r9 290 for around $350-$400, which is much cheaper and performs just as well as the 780, but if you prefer nCidia over AMD the 780 will do fine. For the motherboard I put a g1 sniper. Really good mobo with great feature directed at gaming. Also has nice upgradabilty. Got the hyper 212 Evo for the cooler. Nice air cooler that will let you OC your build. Would also like to point out that you have no optical drive and that your case does not allow for one either. This means that you'll have to download all your games online as you have no optical drive for reading/writing CDs/DVDs. Otehrwis great build that will max out all games at 1920x1080 res.


I guess I should have mentioned this earlier, but the case I'm getting is actually black/green. Its the same case, just has a different color scheme. Here it is: http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/149-h440-razer-editi...

That being said, the red themed motherboard, along with its red LED, and the blue colored memory may not go together so well with the black/green case. Christmas colors are definitely not what I'm looking for in my build. I'm usually not this fussy, but the H440 has the large viewing window on the side, which would make everything inside visible. It would be cool if I could get green themed components to make it match the case, but black colored pieces would be just fine.

I was also thinking of putting an SSD into the build, but I'd much rather take the money from that, and put it into other, more important pieces for my gaming PC build. Perhaps a better video card or whatever. I'd rather have a more future-proof build because I don't plan on upgrading anytime soon. If someone could take what I said above, and maybe swap around some parts, It would really help me out! Thanks again in advance! :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
July 20, 2014 6:39:49 PM

MrSquanto said:
DroneDroneDrone said:
Here you go:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xX3vdC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xX3vdC/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 ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.SNIPER Z97 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($215.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($503.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1663.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Final price comes to $1663. This build should have no problems running all games maxed out. I added a good quality PSU. For storage I put a 1tb HDD and a 512gb SSD. SSDs allow for faster load times, boots on programs stored in them. You don't really need one though, just thought " hey at your budget why not" So you can drop it if you'd liked to save some money. EVGA for the GPU because they are a good company and have great customer support. Would just like to tell you that you can get an r9 290 for around $350-$400, which is much cheaper and performs just as well as the 780, but if you prefer nCidia over AMD the 780 will do fine. For the motherboard I put a g1 sniper. Really good mobo with great feature directed at gaming. Also has nice upgradabilty. Got the hyper 212 Evo for the cooler. Nice air cooler that will let you OC your build. Would also like to point out that you have no optical drive and that your case does not allow for one either. This means that you'll have to download all your games online as you have no optical drive for reading/writing CDs/DVDs. Otehrwis great build that will max out all games at 1920x1080 res.


I guess I should have mentioned this earlier, but the case I'm getting is actually black/green. Its the same case, just has a different color scheme. Here it is: http://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/149-h440-razer-editi...

That being said, the red themed motherboard, along with its red LED, and the blue colored memory may not go together so well with the black/green case. Christmas colors are definitely not what I'm looking for in my build. I'm usually not this fussy, but the H440 has the large viewing window on the side, which would make everything inside visible. It would be cool if I could get green themed components to make it match the case, but black colored pieces would be just fine.

I was also thinking of putting an SSD into the build, but I'd much rather take the money from that, and put it into other, more important pieces for my gaming PC build. Perhaps a better video card or whatever. I'd rather have a more future-proof build because I don't plan on upgrading anytime soon. If someone could take what I said above, and maybe swap around some parts, It would really help me out! Thanks again in advance! :) 


WIll do.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 20, 2014 6:57:52 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Psrnyc
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Psrnyc/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 ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($649.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1563.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Here. I tried to find you a green themed mobo, but with z97 everyone jumped on the red case bandwagon ( there are blue, red, yellow, orange themes though if you're interested in those). This is a great mobo as well. I took the money off the SSD and put it somewhere else instead. Now you have a 780ti instead of 780. The 780 ti is one of the best cards out in the market currently and you'll have no problem maxing out games. You could probably even go 4k if you tone down some settings.
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July 20, 2014 7:41:01 PM

Glad I could help :)  If you've got any more questions don't afraid to private message me. I'll answer them to the best of my ability when I can
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