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July 29, 2014 3:09:04 AM

i have about 1500$ to spend on a new gaming pc but when i added all of these components it was about 1800$ so suggest me cheaper alternates
yes, i will do overclocking
no keyboard os, mouse, monitor needed
please tell me what to add/change in this build because this is my first time building one myself


cpu: Intel Core i5-4690K
ram: G.Skill Ripjaws-X 16G
hdd: WD 3.5" Black 1TB WD1002FAEX
sdd: Samsung 840 PRO SERIES 128GB SATA III
case: Corsair CC760T Graphite 760T
psu: Coolermaster GX2 Power (RS750-ACAAB1) 750Watt
dvd: ASUS DRW-24D3ST Black 24x DVD-RW
motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS VII HERO
gpu: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 OC 3GB
a b K Overclocking
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July 29, 2014 3:11:48 AM

get 8gb ram, and an R9 290.
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July 29, 2014 3:20:49 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Y8DLFT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Y8DLFT/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 ($22.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($659.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1493.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 06:20 EDT-0400

What you done is gone overkill on everything, I managed to get it under $1500 with an SSD 80+ Platinum power supply and a 780ti
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July 29, 2014 3:39:45 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gdZM4D
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gdZM4D/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($498.40 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.90 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1442.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 06:39 EDT-0400
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July 29, 2014 3:40:46 AM

noob222 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gdZM4D
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gdZM4D/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($498.40 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.90 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1442.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 06:39 EDT-0400


problem here is that you have a Z87 board, which needs a bios update before you can use a devils cannyon cpu ;) 
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July 29, 2014 3:43:42 AM

You don't need a CPU to update the ROG boards. ^^
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July 29, 2014 3:44:49 AM

ah yes, you are right, i forgot about that ;)  you still need a flash drive with the new bios on it though, right?
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July 29, 2014 3:47:06 AM

Yes, but that's not really an inconvenience, is it?
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July 29, 2014 3:53:21 AM

Ytyoussef said:
Yes, but that's not really an inconvenience, is it?


Not for saving something like $50 off of the Z97 board
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July 29, 2014 3:53:46 AM

not really lol
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July 29, 2014 3:55:52 AM

Danbuscus25 said:
noob222 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gdZM4D
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gdZM4D/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($498.40 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.90 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1442.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 06:39 EDT-0400


problem here is that you have a Z87 board, which needs a bios update before you can use a devils cannyon cpu ;) 

Or he can run the 4670K. There is only a $5 difference in price and a $2 difference in performance lol
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July 29, 2014 3:59:39 AM

DeadGraphics said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Y8DLFT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Y8DLFT/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 ($22.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($659.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1493.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 06:20 EDT-0400

What you done is gone overkill on everything, I managed to get it under $1500 with an SSD 80+ Platinum power supply and a 780ti


thanks but i live in australia so all the parts are like 30$ or more expensive.. like for eg if its 234$ for cpu its 272$ here also the psu is about 300$ for some reason. so am i just on a rip off website or do i have to get something even cheaper?
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July 29, 2014 4:03:55 AM

Newegg ships to Australia now and they have really good prices and excellent customer support.
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July 29, 2014 4:04:02 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($272.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($131.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($102.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($85.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($499.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($45.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1397.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 21:03 EST+1000

all these parts ship to aus :) 
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July 29, 2014 4:09:52 AM

Danbuscus25 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($272.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($131.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($102.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($85.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($499.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($45.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1397.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 21:03 EST+1000

all these parts ship to aus :) 

The WD Blues have a horrible warranty 2yr compared to the Black's 5yr
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July 29, 2014 4:15:09 AM

eh, if you want black go for it, there is some wiggle room with that builds price.
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July 29, 2014 4:24:40 AM

Danbuscus25 said:
eh, if you want black go for it, there is some wiggle room with that builds price.


True. You saved most of your money on the case good call.

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July 29, 2014 4:47:47 AM

Danbuscus25 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($272.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($131.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($102.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($85.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($499.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($45.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1397.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 21:03 EST+1000

all these parts ship to aus :) 

thanks but wouldnt it be the same price as the one "deadgraphics" suggested after adding the shipping price etc? because i was planning to pickup from the other website i was looking at which is www.msy.com.au
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July 29, 2014 4:50:05 AM

huh? you lost me there.
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July 29, 2014 4:51:20 AM

noob222 said:
Newegg ships to Australia now and they have really good prices and excellent customer support.

yeah i was planning to get it from that website but i change my mind coz just the shipping for the motherboard was like 100$

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July 29, 2014 4:53:53 AM

shipping from outside australia will be very expensive, thats why my build was made with parts from places that naturally ship to australia with no extra cost.
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July 29, 2014 5:13:15 AM

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Danbuscus25 said:
huh? you lost me there.


Danbuscus25 said:
shipping from outside australia will be very expensive, thats why my build was made with parts from places that naturally ship to australia with no extra cost.


oh i know what you mean but i meant that i just needed a little bit cheaper alternate of this psu "Corsair CMPSU-AX860i" because i kinda want to go with the build "deadgraphics" suggested. the psu is about 200$ more expensive in aus than the price in newegg
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July 29, 2014 5:22:02 AM

Danbuscus25 said:
his build, would cost $2000 in australia

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/Y8DLFT


oh..yeh thats true ill just go with your build but since theres about 100$ left, is it possible for me to get a gtx780 instead?
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July 29, 2014 5:29:02 AM

no problem :) 
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