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June 23, 2013 6:28:04 PM

I've always wanted to build my own since I was 16 . Nine years later I finally have the time and money. This is my hopeful build. I would appreciate any opinions or recommendations. Am I missing anything? I already have the monitor, keyboard, ect.. Looking mainly for a gaming build. I used to have an account but lost my info


CPU - Intel Core i7-4770K Processor ($350)



Hard drive - WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Drive ($60)



Motherboard - Asus Z87-Expert Motherboard ($240)



Memory - (x2) Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB Desktop Memory Module ($100)



CD - LG 24X DVD Burner ($18)


Power supply - Corsair HX850W 850w Modular Power Supply ($170)



Case - Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced Computer Case ($110)




Fans - (3x) Coolmax CMF-1225-BL 120mm UV LED Cooling Case Fan ($18)

Thermal paste ($8)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 64bit ($90)

$1,184 before tax, ect


(FACEPALM)

MSI GeForce GTX 660 N660 ($190)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Thinking of lowering the case quality to get a better graphic card
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June 23, 2013 6:35:46 PM

Gaming build with no graphic card?
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June 23, 2013 8:57:03 PM

Hiii
For gaming i5 CPU is best for performance at price. I7 is same as i5 but it just have hyperthreding. No game needs that hyperthreding. So going for i7 for gaming rig means waste of money.
Check this my friend. It is little over 1300$. I hope you can manage little more money.

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/D6T

CPU

Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
$199.99 Microcenter (Override)
CPU Cooler

Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid
$49.00 Newegg
Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150
$179.99 Newegg (Override)
Memory

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
$69.99 Newegg
Storage

Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD
$129.99 Adorama

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
$76.99 Best Buy
Video Card

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB
$404.98 SuperBiiz
Case

Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower
$54.99 Newegg
Power Supply

SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V
$75.98 Newegg
Optical Drive

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
$16.99 Newegg
Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
$89.98 Outlet PC

Total: $1348.87

I hope it helps.
Thank you.
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June 23, 2013 9:29:59 PM

princejeet said:
Hiii
For gaming i5 CPU is best for performance at price. I7 is same as i5 but it just have hyperthreding. No game needs that hyperthreding. So going for i7 for gaming rig means waste of money.
Check this my friend. It is little over 1300$. I hope you can manage little more money.

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/D6T

CPU

Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
$199.99 Microcenter (Override)
CPU Cooler

Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid
$49.00 Newegg
Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150
$179.99 Newegg (Override)
Memory

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
$69.99 Newegg
Storage

Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD
$129.99 Adorama

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
$76.99 Best Buy
Video Card

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB
$404.98 SuperBiiz
Case

Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower
$54.99 Newegg
Power Supply

SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V
$75.98 Newegg
Optical Drive

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
$16.99 Newegg
Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
$89.98 Outlet PC

Total: $1348.87

I hope it helps.
Thank you.


Thank you very much.

I noticed the memory drop to 8MB. Is 16MB too much? Like the CPU?
Also, is the 850w another example?

Last time I built/messed with computers was 2006 so technology has changed some lol

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June 23, 2013 9:44:20 PM

ahickmon78 said:
princejeet said:
Hiii
For gaming i5 CPU is best for performance at price. I7 is same as i5 but it just have hyperthreding. No game needs that hyperthreding. So going for i7 for gaming rig means waste of money.
Check this my friend. It is little over 1300$. I hope you can manage little more money.

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/D6T

CPU

Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
$199.99 Microcenter (Override)
CPU Cooler

Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid
$49.00 Newegg
Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150
$179.99 Newegg (Override)
Memory

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
$69.99 Newegg
Storage

Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD
$129.99 Adorama

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
$76.99 Best Buy
Video Card

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB
$404.98 SuperBiiz
Case

Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower
$54.99 Newegg
Power Supply

SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V
$75.98 Newegg
Optical Drive

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
$16.99 Newegg
Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
$89.98 Outlet PC

Total: $1348.87

I hope it helps.
Thank you.


Thank you very much.

I noticed the memory drop to 8MB. Is 16MB too much? Like the CPU?
Also, is the 850w another example?

Last time I built/messed with computers was 2006 so technology has changed some lol



Yups.
In every year technology changes a lot. Lol.
Thank you.
June 23, 2013 9:48:57 PM

You can get a caviar blue for $20 less, go with a corsair PSU at 600W And unless he's overclocking to the max, he wont need water cooling :p 
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June 23, 2013 10:08:53 PM

1.1quotemsg=11028262,0,1345954]You can get a caviar blue for $20 less, go with a corsair PSU at 600W And unless he's overclocking to the max, he wont need water cooling :p [/quotemsg]

1. Haswell is hotter than ivy bridge and for OCing it needs water cooling, CM hyper 212 evo is not enough now for Haswell bridge CPUs.
2. I chose this PSU because it is haswell certified.
I hope it helps.
Thank you.
June 24, 2013 6:26:42 AM

What does Haswell certified mean? Is the OP overclocking?
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June 24, 2013 6:37:49 AM

Haswell certified means it is fully compatible with Haswell generation. Not all PSUs support haswell generation. Here is new different PSUs launch for better performance, stability and reliability of haswell.
May be he can oc.
I hope it helps.
Thank you.
June 24, 2013 6:41:11 AM

Yes, all PSU's do support it - You've made the Haswell certified up :p 
June 27, 2013 9:49:50 AM

Very helpfull. Thank you
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June 28, 2013 4:50:58 AM

ahickmon78 said:
Very helpfull. Thank you


Please pick a solution if any answere helps u most.
Thank you.
July 9, 2013 11:58:01 AM

What's up with the motherboard that you picked?
August 20, 2013 10:43:11 PM

Well, everything went very smooth and so far everything I've thrown at it has been cake. The Video card is outstanding and the temps are always low. This was my first build and the only thing I messed up at POST was putting the memory in the wrong slots. I plan to get a modular power supply and this case in the future because for some reason having a cramped space and many wires bugs the hell out of me. The case does not have enough room for the video card but a little bending and cutting did the trick

Thanks for the responses and help.
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