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I am new to pc building, have a budget around 1900$ and im looking to build a gaming desktop pc.

I am extremely new to PC building, and I am planning to build my own.
My budget is around 1900$ and I am looking for a gaming PC that has high performance and a good gaming graphics card.
Besides I'm also very curious about overlooking and different cooling systems.
I would very much appreciate any help or tips.
Thank you! :D
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    Very good budget. I do not see you using all of it because enthusiast parts and configurations are probably over the head of most beginners.

    With that budget, I would do the following

    i7-4790k
    z97 asrock extreme4
    16gb 1.5v 1600 MHz RAM
    256GB SSD
    1TB HD
    Custom Water Cooling loop
    GTX 980
    850W Fully Modular PSU
    Full Tower Expensive Case
  2. Go on youtube and look up "First computer build walkthrough". Linustechtips has a very good step by step video with documentation. Educate yourself as much as you can before starting. It's not rocket science, but there is still much to learn and plenty that can go wrong.
  3. How serious/adventurous are you about spending all $1900? Do you need peripherals? An operating system? What games do you play? Will you be doing anything buy gaming on this PC?

    All these questions help narrow down what parts you want to buy. I'd be more than willing to put a partslist together with a little more direction from you.
  4. Really need a comprehensive list of your requirements with this much budget to play with.

    Will you be needing a monitor?
    Operating system?
    Keyboard?
    Mouse?
    Headset/Speakers

    Color preferences?

    Size preference? (This can be a very small powerful single GPU machine, or mid-large tower with two GPUs if you want)

    Can only recommend Intel for this build, and price for performance is in favor of Nvidia at the moment.
  5. DonQuixoteMC said:
    How serious/adventurous are you about spending all $1900? Do you need peripherals? An operating system? What games do you play? Will you be doing anything buy gaming on this PC?

    All these questions help narrow down what parts you want to buy. I'd be more than willing to put a partslist together with a little more direction from you.


    Thank you very much for the response!

    I'm not really keen on spending all that money if I don't need to, but I would like a computer that would last long without needing a replacement. I already have a mouse, mouse pad and a headset, the only peripherals I'm missing is a keyboard. I'll probably need an operation system (not sure how that works since I have not bought one before). At the moment I mostly play Counter Strike Global Offensive, but would like the opportunity to play other things that might require more power in the future. I will probably not do much else but playing games on this computer that takes any more power.
  6. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CcvBxr
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CcvBxr/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0607 99.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($108.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.96 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.59 @ Directron)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($349.95 @ B&H)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($188.99 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.95 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1457.34
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-21 17:07 EST-0500
  7. Hey! Sorry for the massive delay. I've been busy with the holidays.

    This is a bit of a luxury build, you can get similar performance for a lot less, but since you have such a budget you might as well take advantage of it!

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($123.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($319.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($534.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.42 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC G2460PQU 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Corsair K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1800.12
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-01 14:15 EST-0500

    All you need to do is find a Mid ATX tower case you like, and there you have a very high performance build optimized for gaming and CS:GO. You've got a powerful CPU, GPU, one of the fastest consumer SSDs, and one of the best 144Hz monitors. The idea is to minimize input lag, perfect for CS:GO, especially if you ever play on 128 tick servers (I highly recommend it :P)
    You can swap out the Samsung 850 for a Crucial MX100 for a HUGE price cut. I went for the finest parts since you have the budget for it.

    Sorry if you've already ordered the parts!

    Let me know what you think.
  8. DonQuixoteMC said:
    Hey! Sorry for the massive delay. I've been busy with the holidays.

    This is a bit of a luxury build, you can get similar performance for a lot less, but since you have such a budget you might as well take advantage of it!

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($123.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($319.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($534.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.42 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC G2460PQU 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Corsair K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1800.12
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-01 14:15 EST-0500

    All you need to do is find a Mid ATX tower case you like, and there you have a very high performance build optimized for gaming and CS:GO. You've got a powerful CPU, GPU, one of the fastest consumer SSDs, and one of the best 144Hz monitors. The idea is to minimize input lag, perfect for CS:GO, especially if you ever play on 128 tick servers (I highly recommend it :P)
    You can swap out the Samsung 850 for a Crucial MX100 for a HUGE price cut. I went for the finest parts since you have the budget for it.

    Sorry if you've already ordered the parts!

    Let me know what you think.



    Thank you! I'm still sitting here thinking about making some last adjustments to my build. Your input changed my mind, and cleared some things up for me. My build now that I'm going to order pretty soon is here if you are interested http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Sverkeriat/saved/BTFYcf (I went a bit over budget and you might be sitting there frustrated over my decision to go i7). And also I wonder what you think about my monitor for CSGO (I already bought it), I have bought the Asus 24" LED VG248QE 144hz monitor.

    Thank you again and is there some way I can reward you since I already gave a "Best answer"?
  9. Replace the Corsair CX750 with something like one of these, other than that it looks fine:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g10750xr
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750snlb9

    Corsair CX is a budget part, it is possible to get much better quality for a little bit more, or even less money if you sacrifice a little size. Total power GTX980 don't use a lot of power, so a decent 650W supply is enough for SLI if you wanted to do that in the future.
  10. I have to second what Eximo said. The CX750 is definitely a budget PSU that shouldn't be used in a rig of this caliber. You don't want to take any chances, or have to deal with a failed PSU in a few years. If you need to save money to afford a better PSU, get some cheaper memory.

    Other than that, no complaints! :)

    Oh, and before I forget: The VG248QE is EXCELLENT.

    Enjoy!
  11. DonQuixoteMC said:
    I have to second what Eximo said. The CX750 is definitely a budget PSU that shouldn't be used in a rig of this caliber. You don't want to take any chances, or have to deal with a failed PSU in a few years. If you need to save money to afford a better PSU, get some cheaper memory.

    Other than that, no complaints! :)

    Oh, and before I forget: The VG248QE is EXCELLENT.

    Enjoy!


    Thank you! :)
    Okay, so I have limited options because of my budget. And my location is Sweden so I can't get EVGA PSUs here without paying a bunch. I'm willing to pay at most 200 dollars for my PSU (unless there are some good reasons).

    Here are some options I found. Please tell me what you think and what would fit best with my build.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p11050befx This is the most expensive I can consider but would rather not if unnecessary.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850xxxb9 This is another I found.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750snlb9 This one was recommended by Eximo, but on the Swedish website I'm buying it on I found an alarming review that said it crashed after one month of use.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx And this one.

    There are more options but I tried getting the most diverse selection for you to pick from.
    Please give me some feedback as soon as you can since I'm planning on ordering parts pretty soon
  12. I'd say the failed unit was a fluke, generally XFX PSUs are some of the most reliable since they are manufactured by Seasonic. Since every PSU you linked has more than sufficient wattage and will be reliable, I would go for whichever you can get for the least amount of money. Can't go wrong either way.

    I hope that helps! Happy building!
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