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Building a Gaming Rig, Looking for Suggestions.

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October 20, 2013 2:50:24 AM

Please leave any suggestions you have below. Also, I'm having difficulties in picking out a power supply and cpu cooler. But please, any suggestions would be great, thanks!

This is what I have so far:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($232.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.18 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.29 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($638.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Sentey GS-6500 ATX Full Tower Case ($120.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1654.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-20 05:44 EDT-0400)
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October 20, 2013 3:33:18 AM

This is really good psu for your build.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-ligh...

For gaming you really do not need 16GB memory. So drop that to 8GB 2*4GB sticks.


Bigger HDD seagate barracuda 2-3Tb.

This much better mobo than sabertooth.
For 140$ price really cheap.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87...
Samsung pro is good. If want more roomm look 256GB sandisk ultra plus.

Corsair 750D is cheap now.

So build like this is maybe better for you.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($623.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Lightning 800W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1633.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-20 06:33 EDT-0400)

Edit. This is maybe best 780 you can find.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1812/pg1/zotac-ge...
October 20, 2013 3:20:20 PM

AxlFone said:
This is really good psu for your build.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-ligh...

For gaming you really do not need 16GB memory. So drop that to 8GB 2*4GB sticks.


Bigger HDD seagate barracuda 2-3Tb.

This much better mobo than sabertooth.
For 140$ price really cheap.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87...
Samsung pro is good. If want more roomm look 256GB sandisk ultra plus.

Corsair 750D is cheap now.

So build like this is maybe better for you.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($623.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Lightning 800W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1633.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-20 06:33 EDT-0400)

Edit. This is maybe best 780 you can find.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1812/pg1/zotac-ge...


Thanks for the reply!

I have a few questions.

1. What makes the gigabyte mobo you chose better than the sabretooth?
2. What's the difference between the Zotac 780 and Evga 780?

Also, the reason I chose the 16gb of ram is because I do plan on using my computer for other video software and what not.
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October 20, 2013 8:13:23 PM

Any suggestions?
a b 4 Gaming
a b à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
a b } Memory
a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2013 10:14:00 PM

Quote:

I have a few questions.

1. What makes the gigabyte mobo you chose better than the sabretooth?
2. What's the difference between the Zotac 780 and Evga 780?

Also, the reason I chose the 16gb of ram is because I do plan on using my computer for other video software and what not.


1 Gigabyte do not have any plastic covers on.
It is gigabyters best mobo for OC. It do have really good VRM components. Lots of sata + usb ports. Bigabyte is cheaper. Still you get solid mobo for cheaper. Asus is good mobo. Like PRO but name is just too expensive. IMO.

2. Not much. Zotac do have same warranty policy that EVGA. And it is good card. You have +3 year warranty if you register you card to Zotac site. Full 5 year warranty is good. And it was cheaper. Zotac seems to OC really good. If you buy AMP card then look psu. You may need bigger because it takes lot wattage. Over 360w / card so just video cards in sli takes 720w or bit more. So 1000w is not overkill. If you plan SLI. :)  Hope you get good build. Good luck with your build :) 

Okey then 16GB memory is fine. For gaming 8 is enough :) 
!