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Need Advice on Gaming/Server Hosting/Video Editing PC

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  • Gaming
  • Servers
  • Graphics Cards
  • Components
  • Video Editing
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August 5, 2014 8:07:12 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Probably in about a month, more or less

Budget Range: $1000 - $1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video recording/editing, server hosting

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference

Country: I live in the US, I don't care where parts are made

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: About 1440x900

Additional Comments: I would like to be able to smoothly play Bioshock Infinite, Team Fortress 2, heavily modded/GLSL shaders minecraft, and smoothly record the screen and edit video footage, so for all these reasons I would like to have a good graphics card. I would also like to be able to host a minecraft server in the background and still be able to do other things smoothly. I would also like it to run windows 8.

Thank you!

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August 5, 2014 8:18:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($153.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1495.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-05 23:17 EDT-0400
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August 5, 2014 8:44:08 PM

Alpha3031 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($153.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1495.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-05 23:17 EDT-0400


Would it work to start out without the solid state drive and add it later if I wanted?
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August 6, 2014 12:36:10 AM

Yes, but it'll make your life much harder when you decide to add one.

You can just get 1x8 GB ram and add another 8 GB or add the BluRay RW later pretty easy though.
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