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advice on building a new gaming computer that will run any game I want on high/ultra

I'm building a new computer for the new upcoming world of warcraft expansion. It's the main game I play. So far I have the motherboard and the memory but I just need to buy everything else. I bought some of the parts that that chaud on mmo champion has recommended. I just don't want to play wow. I'd like to play other games that need like 4 cores and etc. I am a bit confused when it comes to power supplies though.
New egg is saying with their power supply calculator that the parts I'm thinking of getting and the ones I've got that it says I need 903w or so of power. I have absolutely no plans on overclocking my system or using more than one card. The memory listed is the memory that I plan on using I have one box of 2×4 gig and one box of 2×8 gig. I had planned on building a brand-new computer four years ago but that never happened so the memory I was going to use for the motherboard I never bought I still have so I'm gonna have 32 gigs of memory. I have everything figured out I'm just completely on the fence about how much wattage I need for my computer and reading conflicting reports. I've got Windows 7 64 bit but would like to try out Windows 8.
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  1. You just linked to the parts list page, not your specific parts list. Try exporting and select the BB code.
  2. CPU - 140W
    GPU - 250W
    Base wattage for build ~ 500W

    Get a 550w if no plans to overclock

    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)

    OR if want more headroom, This model seasonic is also a highly recommended Tier 2, I'd go for this
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)

    $375+ budget gained if you want to upgrade some parts higher

    byza said:
    You just linked to the parts list page, not your specific parts list. Try exporting and select the BB code.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($389.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($238.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($259.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($118.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($504.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case ($149.00 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair AX1500i 1500W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($449.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $2226.93
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-07 19:44 EDT-0400
  3. An i7 is a waste for me. I've no plans to do any video rendering or anything like that.
  4. And here's the BBC code hopefully

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($198.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Deepcool LUCIFER 81.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($310.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($198.86 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($319.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($198.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.94 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: BenQ GL2760H 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Wired Network Adapter: Intel PWLA8391GT 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI Network Adapter ($23.96 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1969.61
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-07 20:04 EDT-0400
  5. 1000w is overkill but I forgot to change it.
  6. JAlsoome3516 said:
    An i7 is a waste for me. I've no plans to do any video rendering or anything like that.


    Didn't choose the spec myself, i posted BBcode of your original posted link http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist

    Could also save $20 on the CPU cooler by going for a Hyper 212 Evo, don't need to spend much there as you will not be overclocking

    Motherboard has its own gigabit network port, don't need another unless you want a 2nd port
  7. Some of the parts I already own.
  8. OK, which of those are owned? Mobo/RAM/Cooler others?
  9. Get water cooler / THe RAM IS SLOW Get 1800MHZ and up
    Also a windows 8.1 FULL VERSION so it dosent lock to the MOBO
    The MOBO has a onboard Ethernet Soo waste of money
    Get a Bluray player It has DVD/CD/blueray why not
    If you want A overheated HDD Western Digital is the Key Just get a different brand even seagate will do also a SSHD Will help Thats It
  10. RAM 8GB recommended unless very heavily multitasking or have the larger budget
  11. I don't have budget limit but I'm trying to keep it under or over 1,000. I can always buy some of them a part at a time. I recently bought the mobo and ram last week.
  12. I also forgot to say I own the nic card and monitor and a caviar black I bought 4 yrs ago and just got a chance to use. my brother decided and insisted to get me a server motherboard and week and half it stopped working. I tried to explain to him that that it's not for gaming but he wouldn't listen and I didn't want to argue with him so I'm having to buy the parts I want to use for gaming and only gaming.
  13. Bros1083 said:
    Get water cooler / THe RAM IS SLOW Get 1800MHZ and up
    Also a windows 8.1 FULL VERSION so it dosent lock to the MOBO
    The MOBO has a onboard Ethernet Soo waste of money
    Get a Bluray player It has DVD/CD/blueray why not
    If you want A overheated HDD Western Digital is the Key Just get a different brand even seagate will do also a SSHD Will help Thats It


    1) RAM is slow? 1600Mhz CAS9 is great for gaming, higher frequency/lower latency would be for people benchmarking or overclocking alot

    2) overheated HDD? where you spewing this from? WD Caviar Blue is just fine in temps, though a Seagate Barracude is slightly faster in performance benchmarks

    3) Windows 8.1 > Valid point, especially when using SSD as primary drive. Make use of the 'Instant Boot' feature, as well as others on motherboards. Also future proof that OS aspect
  14. The only reason I had to buy the Internet card is because the stupid server motherboards Internet died for whatever reason
  15. This is the video card I've got now. Hopefully that stupid server motherboard didn't kill it.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102954
    Like I said I had meant to build a computer four years ago but other things came up so I've been holding onto that videocard for the past couple years.
  16. I literally only use my computer for gaming, browsing the Internet, listening to music and various other things.I do no video editing or rendering or anything like that. I just want to be able to play game I want and have excellent graphics and no lag.
  17. Here is a build for around $1000 that will play everything on ultra@1080p at good FPS. If you already have some parts remove those parts from the build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($12.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1088.91
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-07 21:39 EDT-0400
  18. Couple years is a long time to 'hold onto' a GPU, hopefully you've used it previously. Sell that or keep it for an older system lol.

    Wether you choose the 280x or preferable 290, XFX double dissipation has poor cooling/noise compared to others like Tri-x/Windforce.
    Not sure about the 280x but 290 PCS+ has the best cooling in its range at lower fan speeds and lower so lower noise too and great benchmarks, also the cheapest non reference 290 in pc part picker
  19. byza said:
    Here is a build for around $1000 that will play everything on ultra@1080p at good FPS. If you already have some parts remove those parts from the build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($12.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1088.91
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-07 21:39 EDT-0400


    Won't be overclocking (aside from turbo boost) so no need for a liquid cooler.

    Also... read up previous posts, many parts of spec are already owned
  20. I found this link last night. http://elitegamingcomputers.com/the-best-gaming-power-supplies/
    And even it says if I'm only going to be using one video card a 900 Watt power supply is a waste of money. I'm just trying to understand why the new power supply calculator would tell me I need 900 Watt power supply
  21. chris_shadez said:
    byza said:
    Here is a build for around $1000 that will play everything on ultra@1080p at good FPS. If you already have some parts remove those parts from the build.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($12.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1088.91
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-07 21:39 EDT-0400


    Won't be overclocking (aside from turbo boost) so no need for a liquid cooler.

    Also... read up previous posts, many parts of spec are already owned


    That is why I said to remove parts from the build that he already owns. He seems to have a lot of parts from old builds, some don't seem very good and some he's not sure of so i'm just putting out a complete build and he can just not get what he doesn't need. If he's not going to OC he can drop the cooler. I'd still keep the unlocked CPU since it's cheaper than the std at the moment and i'd also keep the Z97-A, because at $120 it's a very nice board.
  22. Lol I'm a she.
  23. And a 4gig 512 is nice but I'd rather not spend $300-400 for a video card. Rather more like $200-300.
  24. JAlsoome3516 said:
    Lol I'm a she.


    My apologies, I should use unisex terms.

    I was just trying to put something together in the ball park of your budget but if you want to spend less, for the GPU i'd probably look at a R9 285 or 280x.
    You could also get away with a 550w+ PSU if you change. Look for XFX, Seasonic, Antec Neo Eco or HCG or Rosewill Capstone for good quality cheap units. If you're not overclocking you could probably get away with an EVGA B2 series which should be cheaper again.
    If you want a cheaper case the budget Corsair cases are pretty good like the 200r and 300r.
    For motherboards you could save a bit by going to an H97 series like the Asrock H97 killer.
  25. I already have the mobo I listed. I don't really have a budget per se I'm just trying to keep price down.
  26. Rather not go cheap on the PSU. It's one of the most important parts of the computer. I just basically wanted to make sure that I be getting the righ wattage of a power supply because once I get these parts don't really have any wiggle room to buy anything else if it freaks out for some reason. Yeah I'm girl gamer I oogle at the computer components like most girls do that to purses like the State Farm commercial LOL
  27. Best answer
    Here is a guide to help choose PSU units, the individual model lines are divided into different 'Tiers'
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

    Would help satisfy you more to know their tiers, than rely on recommendations or star ratings on purchase sites
  28. There are a few PSU's not on there, like the Antec Neo Eco which is pretty much a Seasonic M12II so it's a very good unit. That list is a very good starting point, but i'd also check out review sites Jonnyguru.

    As for wattage, as a minimum you'll want with most 280x systems is 550w, you could get away with 500w with 285 and 280 systems but 550w would be safer and for 270x/270 you need a 500w PSU, although you could get away with a good quality 450w if you needed to, as long as it has the amps. I've mentioned all AMD cards as they are generally better price/performance in this price range.

    If you get a higher wattage PSU it's not really an issue and it's not going to use more power, in fact it is often more efficient at load. PSU's only draw the power they need to run the computer, they don't draw maximum power from the wall all the time. Also they are generally most efficient around 50% load, so a 500w psu would be more efficient when providing 250w than 450w.
  29. To err on the side of caution I've decided to get a 750 Watt. A 750 Watt is listed as part of the build on mmo champion so ill follow it but buy the psu I want. I was thinking about
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
    just don't know if I should go modular or non-modular? Or semi
  30. I think the link is broken, just sends me to the newegg home page. I'd go modular if you have a window and you're going to sleeve the cables, otherwise they are either more expensive or lower quality.
  31. Yeah no desire to sleeve the cables. Guess I'll to find a diff 750 Watt that is non modular.
  32. I wanted to go EVGA because it's a 10 year warranty
  33. And looking to get one from the tier one list that was linked
  34. The EVGA is an awesome PSU and a good choice.
  35. Hey you can't beat a 10 year warranty hehe :D
  36. So the booklet that came with my motherboard says I need a 24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12v
    Kinda looks like all these power supplies are of a 20 pin and 4 pin configuration. Unless I can get something to change the pin configuration, I'm at a loss of which psu to get.....
  37. The PSU will come with a 20+4 pin ATX power cable and a 4+4 pin ETX power connector. You just put the two parts together and clip it in.
  38. Oh ok. I'm new to learning about all this.
  39. Only took only took me two weeks or something like that to finally pick out of power supply this is what I got

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IKDETOW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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