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Help Finalize No higher than $1499 Budget Build

Alright so I'm buying my first Gaming PC ever(I'll also use it for college) tomorrow and also plan to put it together for the first time ever...this is what I have so far.
ATM With $328 left to spare
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Thaimasker/saved/Vcwkcf

Some notes+questions
1. The GPU is actually OC'd, it just doesn't say it there...same price and everything

2.Not sure which storage to buy. I wanna keep it under the price so should I either get just an HDD or just a SSD for now. I think I'd prefer the SSD for faster loading, I'm fine with deleting games, so I wanna go under $60 here.

3. Completely lost on which Wireless network adapter to get, I have comcast internet and do plan to online game alot.

4. Also not sure on the case fan...I was thinking of getting 2 Cooler master R4's

5. Also need a mouse and Keyboard...Thinking of getting a $30 combo so atleast leave $30 to spare for that.

6. Will I need to buy the replacement plans since most manufactures have warranties...For example it says for my GPU that it has a limited warranty for 2 years...thats free right?

7.Was gonna get the asus vg248qe but opted out due to budget and decided I'll just upgrade in the future.
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  1. what if it is 1499.99$ ?
  2. ^ Then I would have to sell my arms and legs to expand the budget that high.
  3. Thaimasker said:
    ^ Then I would have to sell my arms and legs to expand the budget that high.


    Don't worry you can sell your liver for more than that , maybe like 40 cents or so so sell your other body parts and you should be ready to go.
  4. My Suggestions:
    1. Add a 120gb ssd to that build
    2. get 4790k to show off
    3. get 40 dollar wifi card from newegg
    4. Get a 750w power supply(recommended) xfx, seasonic, corsair hx series
    5. I'm not too sure that is a good case for 12 inch card
    7. Still have money left over
    8. be a pimp daddy and let all the babes flock to your rig
  5. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BvBnyc
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BvBnyc/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($200.00)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.20 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1460.08
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 11:38 EDT-0400

    how about this?
  6. Best answer
    SachMcFunny said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BvBnyc
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BvBnyc/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($200.00)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.20 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1460.08
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 11:38 EDT-0400

    how about this?


    Don't think OP needs 16GB of ram
    The GTX 780 is really pointless right now since the r9 290 is much cheaper.

    Changed PSU to a good corsair 750w
    changed case to R4 for better airflow and more reliability.


    What OP can do with 200 dollars unspent
    1. get 4790k
    and/or
    2. add an SSD to that
    or
    3. Buy high end mouse and keyboard
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($200.00)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($85.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($389.99)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1302.29
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 11:46 EDT-0400
  7. AznGOD said:
    SachMcFunny said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BvBnyc
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BvBnyc/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($200.00)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.20 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1460.08
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 11:38 EDT-0400

    how about this?


    Don't think OP needs 16GB of ram
    The GTX 780 is really pointless right now since the r9 290 is much cheaper.

    Changed PSU to a good corsair 750w
    changed case to R4 for better airflow and more reliability.


    What OP can do with 200 dollars unspent
    1. get 4790k
    and/or
    2. add an SSD to that
    or
    3. Buy high end mouse and keyboard
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($200.00)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($85.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($389.99)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1302.29
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 11:46 EDT-0400



    I really like the look of this...I could also get a cheap mice/keyboard and mabye upgrade to an asus vg248qe but I'm really not sure if its worth it. Oh and should I not get the 2 extra fans?
  8. Thaimasker said:
    AznGOD said:
    SachMcFunny said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BvBnyc
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BvBnyc/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($200.00)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.20 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1460.08
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 11:38 EDT-0400

    how about this?


    Don't think OP needs 16GB of ram
    The GTX 780 is really pointless right now since the r9 290 is much cheaper.

    Changed PSU to a good corsair 750w
    changed case to R4 for better airflow and more reliability.


    What OP can do with 200 dollars unspent
    1. get 4790k
    and/or
    2. add an SSD to that
    or
    3. Buy high end mouse and keyboard
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($200.00)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($85.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($389.99)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1302.29
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 11:46 EDT-0400




    I really like the look of this...I could also get a cheap mice/keyboard and mabye upgrade to an asus vg248qe but I'm really not sure if its worth it. Oh and should I not get the 2 extra fans?


    VG248QE will be noticeably smoother, but not worth the extra money.
    Take a look at this monitor.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0ZX1AJ7385&cm_re=acer_ips-_-24-009-483-_-Product


    It's an IPS panel, which means it has more accurate colors and better viewing angles. You will sacrifice one inch, but most gamers agree that 23inch is the way to go. However, some people say that IPS is bad for gaming.
  9. I have no idea how to decide which one will be better for me, the LG or asus, why do you recommend it over the asus VS247H-p?
  10. Thaimasker said:
    I have no idea how to decide which one will be better for me, the LG or asus, why do you recommend it over the asus VS247H-p?


    just stay with your current monitor. Why, because you wont be getting 144 frames to take full advantage of 144hz unless you buy like a 780ti. Also, some people think the monitor i recommended is bad for gaming.
  11. AznGOD said:
    Thaimasker said:
    I have no idea how to decide which one will be better for me, the LG or asus, why do you recommend it over the asus VS247H-p?


    just stay with your current monitor. Why, because you wont be getting 144 frames to take full advantage of 144hz unless you buy like a 780ti. Also, some people think the monitor i recommended is bad for gaming.


    Ah alright, thanks alot!. Really happy about this, was thinking that I was gonna have to get a cheap mice and keyboard, I'll be able to get all the babes with this!
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