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August 5, 2014 9:55:54 AM

I'm trying to build a computer around $2000, problem is I have zero computer knowledge but my brother does to an extent. I've thought about just forking over another $1000 to get one built by origin but damn that would suck, but it'll be built right. As I have no experience of building rigs. Any thoughts and builds would be appreciated

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August 5, 2014 10:03:11 AM

What will you be using it for?
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August 5, 2014 10:04:02 AM

Woah, 2,000 is alot to drop on a computer. 3,000 is outrageous amount.

First lets start off with some questions

Are you going to be gaming on this machine?

Are you going to be rendering on this machine?

What do you actually want out of this computer?
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August 5, 2014 10:19:07 AM

Ok here's a multi-purpose and very powerful gaming oriented rig:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($204.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($215.99 @ Mwave)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: HP DVD1265I DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($128.99 @ B&H)
Wireless Network Adapter: D-Link DWA-171 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($33.77 @ Amazon)
Total: $1983.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-05 13:17 EDT-0400PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Highlights:
i7 4GHz, 16 GB RAM, 4 GB R9 290X, Liquid cooling, built in Wi-fi adapter, Win 8.1 Pro.
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August 5, 2014 12:24:47 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($97.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($203.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($142.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($629.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Intel 7260HMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($47.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1966.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-05 15:25 EDT-0400

This is what I would go with personally, but knowing what exactly you will be using it for can help with choosing the right components.
Anyway here we go:
1. i7-4790K for great performance coupled with hyperthreading.
2. The NH-D15 beats most all-in-one liquid coolers, including for example the H100i.
3. A great motherboard with all the features you might need.
4. Good memory at a good price, you most probably won't notice the difference with higher frequency RAM. (8Gb could be more than enough, depending on your use.)
5. Good SSD, and not too expensive.
6. Good, reliable hard drive at a good price.
7. The best single gpu graphics card available. (You could go with an r9 290X or a 780 too, and save about $200)
8. A great case IMO, that looks amazing, but cases are a personal choice, so you can choose whatever you want.
9. An excellent power supply, 9.8 rating from jonnyguru, a really good psu reviewer.
10. Windows 8.1, you most likely won't need the pro version.
11. A good wireless AC adapter, with a PCI-E interface, so you're not limited by the usb 2 ports' speed.
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