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build for gaming pc (1000-1400$)

hi guys, do you think you can help me out. im tryng to build a gaming pc, my budget is between 1000$ to 1400$ and since i know little about pc's maybe you can help me out. hope theres someone who can reply. thanks!
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  1. sure! Ill get a build right up!
  2. what resolution do you play at?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/myPD7P

    This build is great for 1080P ULTRA.
  3. Build is good. Although I would like to add my 2 cents if possible.

    Recommending a water cooling setup for someone who "knows little" about PCs may be a recipe for disaster. Give him a good air cooler, like the Noctua or Hyper Evo 212.

    Also, over $100 for a mid tower? He can get a cool looking full tower for that much.

    Other than that, it looks good.
  4. TheLastof Me said:
    Build is good. Although I would like to add my 2 cents if possible.

    Recommending a water cooling setup for someone who "knows little" about PCs may be a recipe for disaster. Give him a good air cooler, like the Noctua or Hyper Evo 212.

    Also, over $100 for a mid tower? He can get a cool looking full tower for that much.

    Other than that, it looks good.


    Thanks for your input!!

    If he's gaming only at 1080P then I decided he can get some cooler/high quality parts instead of a more powerful GPU or CPU.

    And yeah liquid cooling is a little bit harder than air cooling to set up but I always like liquid cooling because those massive hyper EVO coolers are so big and heavy, but that's just my opinion. It's up to him.
  5. thanks guys im looking it over now. :) i have a few inquiries tho. (correct me if you think its wrong)

    would these fit if i chose to work around a bitdefender prodigy case? i like to keep it small.

    could i opt to go with the core i5 instead of an i7? with the games i play i think the i5 will do.

    is 16gb ram too much or 8gb is enough? 12?

    (as i dont have that much knowledge with pcs) do i have to get that 120gb ssd even though im getting that 1tb hdd already?

    do i need a cdrom to install my OS and stuff?

    thanks guys hope you could reply to this. :)
  6. An i5-4690k is plenty for gaming, you would only need a 4790k if you're doing some video editing or so. You're gonna need an mATX motherboard for that case like the Asus z97 Gryphon for example. 8gb ram is more than enough. And as for the optical drive, no you don't, you can do without one and install windows with an iso image, by using your product key. The SSD will speed up your boot time, and the games you put on them will have much shorter loading screens and the programs will launch much faster.
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    zzboi said:
    thanks guys im looking it over now. :) i have a few inquiries tho. (correct me if you think its wrong)

    would these fit if i chose to work around a bitdefender prodigy case? i like to keep it small.

    could i opt to go with the core i5 instead of an i7? with the games i play i think the i5 will do.

    is 16gb ram too much or 8gb is enough? 12?

    (as i dont have that much knowledge with pcs) do i have to get that 120gb ssd even though im getting that 1tb hdd already?

    do i need a cdrom to install my OS and stuff?

    thanks guys hope you could reply to this. :)


    8GB is enough, 12-16GB is overkill

    i5 is good enough, only reason why I added the i7 is because I don't know if you wanted or needed the extra juice for other apps.

    And no, you don't need a cdrom, you can use a USB stick if you have one to install it.

    the 120GB SSD is going to make your computer a lot faster booting up, around 8 sec, where as if you just use the 1TB, it would take 30 sec if that matters to you.
  8. hey guys, i tweeked it a little bit, can you check this out???? will this build work?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hpczhM

    can you check the compatibility notes on the lower section. what can i do about them?
  9. You need a non-modular PSU for the prodigy apparently, something like this should be good: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9. The graphics card should fit. And you need a z97 motherboard for the 4x90k processors.
  10. ok so i changed the motherboard to a msi z97 motherboard. is this ok?

    can you give me another psu that will be compaible??? maybe a 650 watts one?

    check this out.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZnfcGX
  11. The 550w is more than enough, and it's good. Have a look at this: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html and choose the one you would prefer if you don't like this one. I can suggest something else if you really do not want this one though. You need a non-modular PSU, because if not it might not fit. The build is good otherwise.
  12. Non-modular...? As in, the PSU comes with all the cables eternally attached? I feel like you would need a fully modular PSU so you can only use the cables you need...
  13. ok i went with another one though, can you check this out again, i hope this would be a good build.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xKvQcf

    and it also states some compatibility issues like

    In order to fit, the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual FTW ACX Video Card may require removing drive bays from the BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case. The case only supports video cards up to 177mm in length without removing drive bays, while the video card is 266mm long.
    Unable to verify the BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case has sufficient mounting depth to support the Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 120mm radiator.

    is this ok?

    thanks ytyoussef,

    feel free to change up parts if you think theres a better option guys. need all the suggestions i can get. :)
  14. Nope, modular PSUs are slightly longer because of the plastic parts where you put the cables. But if you really want a modular one, this one is 140mm so it will fit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256085
  15. You have to get a modular psu under 160mm anyway
  16. well thats 109$ compared to the non modular ones. i can stick to the non modular ones.

    cant i use the one that in my build? the Corsair Gaming 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply. it is a non modular psu though
  17. I wouldn't suggest the corsair CX series, not a good power supply. The XFX I showed you is much better.
  18. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wvBt99 so this is a good build for you???

    what about the cooler? will that be alright?
  19. It will be alright indeed. And that's a good build. ^^
  20. one more question: if i use ssd and hdd. i install the OS at the ssd and other programs on hdd? is that how you keep loading times fast?

    would i also need a network card? the router is kinda far from my room and i dont want a long line of cable running throughout the house.
  21. Nope, everything that you want to load fast has to be on the SSD. And there are powerline connectors that are great for that, better than wireless adapters. Something like that for example: http://www.amazon.com/ZyXEL-Powerline-Wall-Plug-Adapter-PLA4215KIT/dp/B006L6X7PM/ref=lp_1194444_1_22?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1406206882&sr=1-22 It will let you have an ethernet connection, while using the power cables inside your wall as a direct connection between your room and the room the router is in.
  22. oh ok.so ssd basically are for the OS and for the other programs i want to load fast. others to the hhd.

    how does that powerline wall plug adapter work?? no cable needed? just the outlet?
  23. You plug it in from one side in the room the router is in, and connect the router to it. And then in your room and connect the ethernet from it to your computer. And it's exactly that for the SSD.
  24. hey youssef, which is a better mobo for you? i know theyre technically the same but which do you think has the upper edge?

    Gigabyte GA-Z97N-Gaming 5

    OR

    MSI Z97I Gaming AC
  25. Both are great, I'd go for the msi though. But that's just based on looks, as it comes down to that between these two.
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