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July 27, 2014 11:06:14 AM

i was just wondering if i can get some help with building me a new pc, i would like to stay under $1000. so far i got http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hL8vnQ

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July 27, 2014 11:26:15 AM

Looking good so far, although I agree with the post above, the 4690k would give you more OC headroom because of the better thermal interface, which results in better cooling. As for the motherboard, I'd recommend an MSI Z97 Gaming 3, or Gaming 5. They are great value and are easy to OC with. The EVGA Supernova G2 750W is pretty much the best value PSU out right now and I would highly recommend it even though you could get away with lower wattage for that GPU. As for cases, you should look at the Phanteks Enthoo Pro, or anything from NZXT or Corsair. Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz RAM would be perfect, as well as a Crucial MX100 SSD paired with a WD Blue HDD with capacities of your choice. :) 
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July 27, 2014 11:29:44 AM

Alex Kelly said:
Looking good so far, although I agree with the post above, the 4690k would give you more OC headroom because of the better thermal interface, which results in better cooling. As for the motherboard, I'd recommend an MSI Z97 Gaming 3, or Gaming 5. They are great value and are easy to OC with. The EVGA Supernova G2 750W is pretty much the best value PSU out right now and I would highly recommend it even though you could get away with lower wattage for that GPU. As for cases, you should look at the Phanteks Enthoo Pro, or anything from NZXT or Corsair. Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz RAM would be perfect, as well as a Crucial MX100 SSD paired with a WD Blue HDD with capacities of your choice. :) 


what does he mean by tim, because the link he gave me is the same processor as i posted?
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July 27, 2014 11:31:01 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FgXwyc
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FgXwyc/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.31 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $995.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 14:30 EDT-0400
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July 27, 2014 11:37:02 AM

miguelortiz-usmc said:
Alex Kelly said:
Looking good so far, although I agree with the post above, the 4690k would give you more OC headroom because of the better thermal interface, which results in better cooling. As for the motherboard, I'd recommend an MSI Z97 Gaming 3, or Gaming 5. They are great value and are easy to OC with. The EVGA Supernova G2 750W is pretty much the best value PSU out right now and I would highly recommend it even though you could get away with lower wattage for that GPU. As for cases, you should look at the Phanteks Enthoo Pro, or anything from NZXT or Corsair. Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz RAM would be perfect, as well as a Crucial MX100 SSD paired with a WD Blue HDD with capacities of your choice. :) 


what does he mean by tim, because the link he gave me is the same processor as i posted?


TIM is just the thermal paste, the 4690k will be a little better to OC and be a little cooler because of the *Thermal Interface Material*
Also, you posted a 4670k not a 4690k, the 90k is the newer generation
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July 27, 2014 11:38:14 AM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZqqZ99) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZqqZ99/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
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**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k) | $234.99 @ NCIX US
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97pro4) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx16c9b1r...) | $75.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $54.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100362...) | $379.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/enermax-case-eca3253bw) | $29.99 @ NCIX US
**Power Supply** | [Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m) | $83.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $989.89
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 14:34 EDT-0400 |


The guy meant that 4690k has less heat than the 4670k that you chose, and its 0.1GHz faster too. thats what he meant by TIM.

anyways with this build you get a R9 290 video card which is greater than GTX770, you dont need a $100 water cooler, hyper 212 is good enough for moderate overclocking,
the case has a nice side window if you like that and decent cooling too.
PSU is semi modular for cable management.
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July 27, 2014 11:38:40 AM

miguelortiz-usmc said:
Alex Kelly said:
Looking good so far, although I agree with the post above, the 4690k would give you more OC headroom because of the better thermal interface, which results in better cooling. As for the motherboard, I'd recommend an MSI Z97 Gaming 3, or Gaming 5. They are great value and are easy to OC with. The EVGA Supernova G2 750W is pretty much the best value PSU out right now and I would highly recommend it even though you could get away with lower wattage for that GPU. As for cases, you should look at the Phanteks Enthoo Pro, or anything from NZXT or Corsair. Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz RAM would be perfect, as well as a Crucial MX100 SSD paired with a WD Blue HDD with capacities of your choice. :) 


what does he mean by tim, because the link he gave me is the same processor as i posted?


Anheanz said:
miguelortiz-usmc said:
Alex Kelly said:
Looking good so far, although I agree with the post above, the 4690k would give you more OC headroom because of the better thermal interface, which results in better cooling. As for the motherboard, I'd recommend an MSI Z97 Gaming 3, or Gaming 5. They are great value and are easy to OC with. The EVGA Supernova G2 750W is pretty much the best value PSU out right now and I would highly recommend it even though you could get away with lower wattage for that GPU. As for cases, you should look at the Phanteks Enthoo Pro, or anything from NZXT or Corsair. Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz RAM would be perfect, as well as a Crucial MX100 SSD paired with a WD Blue HDD with capacities of your choice. :) 


what does he mean by tim, because the link he gave me is the same processor as i posted?


TIM is just the thermal paste, the 4690k will be a little better to OC and be a little cooler because of the *Thermal Interface Material*


This. :) 
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July 27, 2014 11:40:35 AM

SamiSC said:
[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZqqZ99) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZqqZ99/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k) | $234.99 @ NCIX US
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97pro4) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx16c9b1r...) | $75.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $54.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100362...) | $379.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/enermax-case-eca3253bw) | $29.99 @ NCIX US
**Power Supply** | [Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m) | $83.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $989.89
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 14:34 EDT-0400 |


The guy meant that 4690k has less heat than the 4670k that you chose, and its 0.1GHz faster too. thats what he meant by TIM.

anyways with this build you get a R9 290 video card which is greater than GTX770, you dont need a $100 water cooler, hyper 212 is good enough for moderate overclocking,
the case has a nice side window if you like that and decent cooling too.
PSU is semi modular for cable management.


I'd recommend against the 290 as it gets very hot, loud and power hungry. Although it would work with the PSU I mentioned, so if heat and noise isn't a big deal for you that would be a good choice. The motherboard, case and power supply you have picked out are all inferior to what I first suggested. :/  I do agree about the cooler though, if you don't mind how it looks the 212 EVO is really good value and will give you enough OC headroom.
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July 27, 2014 11:46:16 AM

i don't know how to overclock at all and idk if i would be able to learn how to.
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July 27, 2014 11:49:42 AM

miguelortiz-usmc said:
i don't know how to overclock at all and idk if i would be able to learn how to.


You don't have to worry about it for now, but it's still a good idea to get the 4690K as if you ever want to learn you can, and even if you don't it's a pretty amazing CPU. did you check out the components I mentioned? If you don't plan to overclock from the start you won't need to buy an aftermarket cooler. :) 
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July 27, 2014 11:50:19 AM

and whats the difference between the ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard and the msi z97 gaming 5?
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July 27, 2014 11:50:27 AM

I'd recommend against the 290 as it gets very hot, loud and power hungry. Although it would work with the PSU I mentioned, so if heat and noise isn't a big deal for you that would be a good choice. The motherboard, case and power supply you have picked out are all inferior to what I first suggested. :/ I do agree about the cooler though, if you don't mind how it looks the 212 EVO is really good value and will give you enough OC headroom. said:
I'd recommend against the 290 as it gets very hot, loud and power hungry. Although it would work with the PSU I mentioned, so if heat and noise isn't a big deal for you that would be a good choice. The motherboard, case and power supply you have picked out are all inferior to what I first suggested. :/  I do agree about the cooler though, if you don't mind how it looks the 212 EVO is really good value and will give you enough OC headroom.


its best bang for the buck and great performance, the sapphire version has decent cooling and sound.

The power supply is tier 2, the mobo is good enough for the budget and the case has very grood reviews.

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July 27, 2014 11:55:00 AM

SamiSC said:
I'd recommend against the 290 as it gets very hot, loud and power hungry. Although it would work with the PSU I mentioned, so if heat and noise isn't a big deal for you that would be a good choice. The motherboard, case and power supply you have picked out are all inferior to what I first suggested. :/ I do agree about the cooler though, if you don't mind how it looks the 212 EVO is really good value and will give you enough OC headroom.[/msgquoted said:


its best bang for the buck and great performance, the sapphire version has decent cooling and sound.

The power supply is tier 2, the mobo is good enough for the budget and the case has very grood reviews.

]I'd recommend against the 290 as it gets very hot, loud and power hungry. Although it would work with the PSU I mentioned, so if heat and noise isn't a big deal for you that would be a good choice. The motherboard, case and power supply you have picked out are all inferior to what I first suggested. :/  I do agree about the cooler though, if you don't mind how it looks the 212 EVO is really good value and will give you enough OC headroom.


its best bang for the buck and great performance, the sapphire version has decent cooling and sound.

The power supply is tier 2, the mobo is good enough for the budget and the case has very grood reviews.



The PSU I suggested first is tier 1. The difference between the motherboards is the simplicity of the BIOS, the fact that new MSI boards have amazing build quality and that the MSI boards look really nice. The onboard sound on the MSI is best in class too. :) 

You should have a look at lots of different cases and report back on which ones you like the look of and we can tell you if they will work well or not. :) 
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July 27, 2014 11:59:11 AM

miguelortiz-usmc said:
and whats the difference between the ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard and the msi z97 gaming 5?


Alex Kelly said:
SamiSC said:
I'd recommend against the 290 as it gets very hot, loud and power hungry. Although it would work with the PSU I mentioned, so if heat and noise isn't a big deal for you that would be a good choice. The motherboard, case and power supply you have picked out are all inferior to what I first suggested. :/ I do agree about the cooler though, if you don't mind how it looks the 212 EVO is really good value and will give you enough OC headroom.[/msgquoted said:


its best bang for the buck and great performance, the sapphire version has decent cooling and sound.

The power supply is tier 2, the mobo is good enough for the budget and the case has very grood reviews.



The PSU I suggested first is tier 1. The difference between the motherboards is the simplicity of the BIOS, the fact that new MSI boards have amazing build quality and that the MSI boards look really nice. The onboard sound on the MSI is best in class too. :) 

You should have a look at lots of different cases and report back on which ones you like the look of and we can tell you if they will work well or not. :)  ]I'd recommend against the 290 as it gets very hot, loud and power hungry. Although it would work with the PSU I mentioned, so if heat and noise isn't a big deal for you that would be a good choice. The motherboard, case and power supply you have picked out are all inferior to what I first suggested. :/  I do agree about the cooler though, if you don't mind how it looks the 212 EVO is really good value and will give you enough OC headroom.


its best bang for the buck and great performance, the sapphire version has decent cooling and sound.

The power supply is tier 2, the mobo is good enough for the budget and the case has very grood reviews.



The PSU I suggested first is tier 1. The difference between the motherboards is the simplicity of the BIOS, the fact that new MSI boards have amazing build quality and that the MSI boards look really nice. The onboard sound on the MSI is best in class too. :) 

You should have a look at lots of different cases and report back on which ones you like the look of and we can tell you if they will work well or not. :)  [/msgquoted]


why dont you show us how your build end up being under $1000 and the OP requested
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July 27, 2014 12:03:45 PM

"why dont you show us how your build end up being under $1000 and the OP requested"

I'd rather give him suggestions on some of the best components (in my opinion) for him to have a look at and pick out, rather than picking everything myself and hoping he will like it all. :) 
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July 27, 2014 12:08:24 PM

Alex Kelly said:
"why dont you show us how your build end up being under $1000 and the OP requested"

I'd rather give him suggestions on some of the best components (in my opinion) for him to have a look at and pick out, rather than picking everything myself and hoping he will like it all. :) 


[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KkTkWZ) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KkTkWZ/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k) | $234.99 @ NCIX US
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97gaming5) | $137.99 @ NCIX US
**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1...) | $79.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-driv...) | $74.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $67.28 @ OutletPC
**Case** | [Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/phanteks-case-phes614pbk) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2075...) | $84.99 @ NCIX US
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $810.20
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 15:07 EDT-0400 |


those are the parts you suggested, he ends up with $190 for the graphics card.
my parts are inferior for a reason, and thats to be able to get a high end graphics card and still have a good build that can be overclocked.
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July 27, 2014 12:12:58 PM

SamiSC said:
Alex Kelly said:
"why dont you show us how your build end up being under $1000 and the OP requested"

I'd rather give him suggestions on some of the best components (in my opinion) for him to have a look at and pick out, rather than picking everything myself and hoping he will like it all. :) 


[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KkTkWZ) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KkTkWZ/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k) | $234.99 @ NCIX US
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97gaming5) | $137.99 @ NCIX US
**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1...) | $79.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-driv...) | $74.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $67.28 @ OutletPC
**Case** | [Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/phanteks-case-phes614pbk) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2075...) | $84.99 @ NCIX US
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $810.20
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 15:07 EDT-0400 |


those are the parts you suggested, he ends up with $190 for the graphics card.
my parts are inferior for a reason, and thats to be able to get a high end graphics card and still have a good build that can be overclocked.


I see your point :)  the MSI Z97 Gaming 3 would take the price down a bit, as well as the 750W B2 instead of the G2. Well we have both made our suggestions and both have good reasons for what we said, so I suppose now it's up to the OP to decide what he wants. :) 
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July 27, 2014 12:30:20 PM

i will be posting in a sec sry doing some looking :) 
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July 27, 2014 12:38:54 PM

miguelortiz-usmc said:
i don't know how to overclock at all and idk if i would be able to learn how to.


miguelortiz-usmc said:
i will be posting in a sec sry doing some looking :) 


take as much time as you need, also it would be better if you gave everyone more info on what you are looking for in the build and if want to overclock or not and if you already have parts from an old PC like optic drive or HDD that you can re-use. Also if you need an OS or not.
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July 27, 2014 12:49:55 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kk6Wzy thats the new build, but i have a few questions. would it be better to get windows 7 insted of 8 because i heard 8 is not that good at all. and the thermal compound, what do i need? because am i able to put this together if i never have before.
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July 27, 2014 12:52:33 PM

i am deployed as of the moment but my old desktop is like 6-7 years old but i play world of warcraft fine, i know i have a geforce 9800 graphics card and a 450-600 power supply im not sure. im mainly using it for gaming, like wow, league of legends, steam games like dayz, outlast ect.
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July 27, 2014 1:05:26 PM

miguelortiz-usmc said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kk6Wzy thats the new build, but i have a few questions. would it be better to get windows 7 insted of 8 because i heard 8 is not that good at all. and the thermal compound, what do i need? because am i able to put this together if i never have before.


looks good, but dont forget to add $80+ for the OS since its not added in that build you made.

hyper 212 comes with thermal paste so no need to buy one, and its good enough.

you dont need 750W, 600W would be enough for everything you need and more.

get this HDD since its better and faster - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...

the GTX 770 is a great card, the 290 is far better but more expensive.

its actually fine to go with windows 8
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July 27, 2014 1:18:28 PM

the OS is there
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July 27, 2014 1:20:24 PM

in the link you gave it shows as added but not available so it doesnt count the price. it say N/A where the price should be.
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July 27, 2014 1:24:47 PM

o ok my bad, its $97 dang. but what power supply should i get a 650w? because the one i have is only $80 so its not that much of a difference, and my case might take a price cut because it cost $ 80.
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July 27, 2014 1:26:23 PM

should i get the windows 8.1(oem) 64bit?
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July 27, 2014 1:34:06 PM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NjHmmG) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NjHmmG/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k) | $234.99 @ NCIX US
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97pro4) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx16c9b1r...) | $75.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $50.40 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx770dc2o...) | $299.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/enermax-case-eca3253bw) | $29.99 @ NCIX US
**Power Supply** | [Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m) | $83.98 @ OutletPC
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) | $13.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1009.28
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 16:31 EDT-0400 |

added the OS and made some cuts, $10 overbudget. Thats the best I can do.

Dont skimp on the power supply, not an expert but thats a pretty good PSU.
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July 27, 2014 1:34:32 PM

Something like this could be nice, if you don't want an SSD, bump that r9 280X up to an r9 290. And if you prefer Nvidia, just go with a 770. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
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: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($308.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.74 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1063.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 16:35 EDT-0400
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July 27, 2014 1:36:44 PM

Ytyoussef said:
Something like this could be nice, if you don't want an SSD, bump that r9 280X up to an r9 290. And if you prefer Nvidia, just go with a 770. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
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: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($308.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.74 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1063.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 16:35 EDT-0400


needs an OS
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July 27, 2014 1:46:36 PM

My bad, let me change that right away.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
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: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1011.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 16:46 EDT-0400
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July 27, 2014 1:53:11 PM

Ytyoussef said:
My bad, let me change that right away.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
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: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1011.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 16:46 EDT-0400


great deal on the RAM, not too sure about that PSU, bit too cheap priced
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July 27, 2014 2:05:13 PM

everything seems perfect, but my only concern is choosing from the motherboards and graphic cards. i just dont know which to choose from
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July 27, 2014 2:06:53 PM

You will be fine with either an r9 280X or a gtx 770. As for the motherboard the extreme4 I listed is good. For the graphics card, is physx something you like to use? If not, go with the slightly cheaper r9 280X, if it is, then go with the 770.
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July 27, 2014 2:10:58 PM

miguelortiz-usmc said:
everything seems perfect, but my only concern is choosing from the motherboards and graphic cards. i just dont know which to choose from


770 and 280x are on about same level, if you can add to the budget get the extreme 4.

getting the XFX power supply can cut some $$ off your budget, so get that one for sure, but it wont be a modular.

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July 27, 2014 2:12:07 PM

this is my first build ever i never looked into all of that until now, but cheap is always good in my book but $50-$80 more for something better is defiantly a good choice in my book. whats the big difference between r9 280x and r9 290 and the 770
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July 27, 2014 2:15:44 PM

The r9 290 is the most powerful graphics card of the 3, but it's $100 more expensive. As for the difference between the r9 280X and gtx 770, well it's very small, the only major difference you would see is if you want to use Physx, you should choose a gtx 770 in that case. I must say I would go with an r9 280X, with that budget.
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July 27, 2014 2:18:15 PM

miguelortiz-usmc said:
this is my first build ever i never looked into all of that until now, but cheap is always good in my book but $50-$80 more for something better is defiantly a good choice in my book. whats the big difference between r9 280x and r9 290 and the 770


the R9 280x and GTX770 are mid-high range - while R9 290 and GTX780 are high-end graphic cards

difference is a bit hard to explain, so your better off googling 280x vs gtx 770 and see which one suits you the most
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July 27, 2014 2:19:12 PM

i don't really care for physx because i will not be playing the games it supports. so the r9 290 would be the best choice but is $100 worth the difference?
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July 27, 2014 2:21:39 PM

Just go with the r9 280X, it has a better price to performance ratio. You can't go wrong with the r9 290, but the r9 280X should be enough.
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July 27, 2014 2:25:11 PM

The 780 is better but it is more expensive too, the r9 290 sits between the 770 and the 780, leaning more towards the performance of the 780. The AMD equivalent of the 780 is the R9 290X.
Oh and you should usually look at reviews where they post benchmarks, rather than using those websites, as the real-world performance doesn't always work out like the synthetic benchmarks, which is where websites like this get their data from.
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July 27, 2014 2:27:36 PM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kw7Nxr) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kw7Nxr/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
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**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k) | $234.99 @ NCIX US
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97extr...) | $115.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32133c9d8gx...) | $76.50 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-driv...) | $71.98 @ OutletPC
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $50.40 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx770dc2o...) | $299.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/enermax-case-eca3253bw) | $29.99 @ NCIX US
**Power Supply** | [XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650snlb...) | $49.99 @ NCIX US
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) | $13.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1063.78
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 17:24 EDT-0400 |

this is combined with what Ytyoussef and me suggested + SSD 120GB, very solid build. 280X or 770 doesnt matter which one you get really.

$64 extra but you get an SSD if you want
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July 27, 2014 2:28:14 PM

i see what your saying now. the 280x is wonderful and its way cheaper but the gtx 770 is great as well
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July 27, 2014 2:31:19 PM

miguelortiz-usmc said:
i see what your saying now. the 280x is wonderful and its way cheaper but the gtx 770 is great as well


if you ask me personally, I would say 280x is better in my opinion .
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July 27, 2014 2:35:08 PM

I wouldn't get that case, so if I was to suggest a build, the ssd wouldn't fit in the budget :L
Oh and I suggest you use bbcode when you export, it gives the cleaner look like what I have below here:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
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: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1091.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 17:34 EDT-0400
This is what I'd get if you were to go over budget with the SSD, I wouldn't go with the other case SamiSC proposed, but it's just because I personally don't like it, cases are a personal choice, so it comes down to what you prefer.
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July 27, 2014 2:36:17 PM

also i might need a new monitor because i dont think mine is the greatest
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