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Hi guys. I've been looking through parts to build my first gaming pc. These are the parts I have picked out so far:

GPU: EVGA GEFORCE GTX 1070 8GB Founders edition

CPU: i5 4690k

Memory: 2×8 gb DDR3 1866 memory

Storage: Seagate barracuda 2tb 3.5" 7200RPM

CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM.
I'm really new to PC building and could use some help. I need to find a motherboard that can handle these components. Also i need to know if these components are compatible with eachother. I just want to game on this build. I have a full atx tower case too. Can anybody help me out? Thanks!
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  1. whats ur budget n where do u live?
  2. BrettWilson said:
    Hi guys. I've been looking through parts to build my first gaming pc. These are the parts I have picked out so far:

    GPU: EVGA GEFORCE GTX 1070 8GB Founders edition

    CPU: i5 4690k

    Memory: 2×8 gb DDR3 1866 memory

    Storage: Seagate barracuda 2tb 3.5" 7200RPM

    CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM.
    I'm really new to PC building and could use some help. I need to find a motherboard that can handle these components. Also i need to know if these components are compatible with eachother. I just want to game on this build. I have a full atx tower case too. Can anybody help me out? Thanks!


    Is there a particular reason you want the 4690K and not a newer-gen CPU?

    If you're going with a Devil's Canyon build I was a huge fan of the MSI Z97 Gaming 5 motherboard. However, if you are not going to overclock there is no sense in getting the 4690K.

    Another suggestion I have is to go with an SSD for your Operating System and a few games.

    Also, what's your overall budget? This would be easier if I had a min/max that you're willing to spend.
  3. My budget in total is about 1900 US. If you have any ideas about a better gaming cpu, I'm open to it. Also I live in the USA
  4. BrettWilson said:
    My budget in total is about 1900 US. If you have any ideas about a better gaming cpu, I'm open to it. Also I live in the USA


    u say u got a full atx tower. which one? and u also require a monitor, keybord/mouse ?
  5. Lucky_SLS said:
    BrettWilson said:
    My budget in total is about 1900 US. If you have any ideas about a better gaming cpu, I'm open to it. Also I live in the USA


    u say u got a full atx tower. which one? and u also require a monitor, keybord/mouse ?


    I've got a monitor, keyboard and mouse picked out already. Just need some help with cpu, mobo etc
  6. considering u can use ur old case n HDD :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($327.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Jet)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($138.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Jet)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($534.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $1371.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-21 01:12 EDT-0400
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    Here is an amazing build that fits the budget. This is like...super overkill though.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($327.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($228.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($189.97 @ Jet)
    Storage: Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ B&H)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.33 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card ($504.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case ($125.00 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($98.56 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.58 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1892.67
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-21 01:36 EDT-0400
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