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July 11, 2013 7:25:44 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fIJv

First gaming computer build!
I'll be streaming video games and uploading/editing.
Wanting to play current games and future games with ease!
Please let me know if I can better this build!

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July 12, 2013 5:43:41 AM

Pretty good build not much wrong with it, in terms of ways to better it they only suggestions i would have is the following:
- upgrade to an i7-4770K
- Include an SSD as boot/program storage
- Upgrade from a gtx 760 to 770
- Get 16gb (if you intend to be editing and such)

In terms of possible savings, you wont need 750 W unless you plan to SLI in the future. I would reccomend a solid 600-650W as a max for 1 gpu solution.
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July 12, 2013 2:46:41 PM

xkill88 said:
Pretty good build not much wrong with it, in terms of ways to better it they only suggestions i would have is the following:
- upgrade to an i7-4770K
- Include an SSD as boot/program storage
- Upgrade from a gtx 760 to 770
- Get 16gb (if you intend to be editing and such)

In terms of possible savings, you wont need 750 W unless you plan to SLI in the future. I would reccomend a solid 600-650W as a max for 1 gpu solution.


I've upgraded to the i7-4770k - Definitely going to need it for streaming.
As for an SSD, I'm not sure if I really want to buy it. It seems to be more of a luxury than a necessity, but I may buy a 128gb.
I've heavily debated on whether or not to get a 770, and I started the build with the 770, but I feel the 760 is the best price/performance card out there, and I won't be sacrificing TOO much performance to save $150.
And I did switch down to a 650w power supply with 16g of ram!

I'll still be debating on whether or not to upgrade the 760 and get an ssd, but other than that thanks for the help!

Here's my current build now: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fZHo

Also, think I'll need another fan as I'll be streaming/playing games almost the entire time I'm on the computer and the 212 really isn't that expensive.
And do you think I'll need a sound card? I normally just plug in my turtle beaches and play with those.
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July 12, 2013 6:58:37 PM

To be honest unless your an audiofile you wont need a sound card, i think its not worth it. As for the 770, it depends what type of games, and how often you'll be playing them. The 770 will defiantly have more performance but as you say, it is an extra 150 dollars. So you have to decide if you want that performance or not.
An SSD is a luxury and not a necessity so you can go without it if you want to save some money.

The 212 is a good cpu cooler unless you plan to overclock, in which case i would suggest something a little more beefy. You wont need an extra fan unless you are really concerned about temperature, but i would think you would be good with what you have so far.
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July 12, 2013 9:35:48 PM

xkill88 said:
To be honest unless your an audiofile you wont need a sound card, i think its not worth it. As for the 770, it depends what type of games, and how often you'll be playing them. The 770 will defiantly have more performance but as you say, it is an extra 150 dollars. So you have to decide if you want that performance or not.
An SSD is a luxury and not a necessity so you can go without it if you want to save some money.

The 212 is a good cpu cooler unless you plan to overclock, in which case i would suggest something a little more beefy. You wont need an extra fan unless you are really concerned about temperature, but i would think you would be good with what you have so far.


Totally agree, I may purchase an ssd later on. As for the 770, I think I'll pass.
With the case only having two fans, I just feel I may need another as I'll have the computer running for 12 hours at a time, and I've been known to play 7+ hours straight.
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July 13, 2013 3:09:57 AM

for the cheap price of fans, you may as well, stick another on the front, bottom or top depending on where you want it. Just make sure you have the connectors available for it (most likely already do).
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