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My 1st Gaming PC build inside, looking for opinions/advice

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April 25, 2014 5:15:47 PM

I'm more of a console gamer. I have been playing video games since like 1984. I just recently bought a PS4. I originally wanted to buy the X1 as well but I changed my mind and decided to go with a modest gaming PC. I don't need maxed out everything just a fun experience with a little more than decent graphics. I was trying to keep this build around $1000 I'm currently around $1197. Money isn't really an issue, however I rather not spend too much more if its not "necessary".

Case - Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case

GFX Card - EVGA 04G-P4-2768-KR GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5

Power Supply - CORSAIR CXM series CX500M 500W

RAM - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

MOBO - MSI Z87-G45 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87

CPU - Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz

Fan - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

HD - (2) WD Green 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA III, 64 MB Cache

(1) WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache

I currently own Windows 7. I was thinking of upgrading to Windows 8 and replacing the 1TB HD for my OS with a SSD but I'm not sure all of this is THAT necessary. It doesn't bother me to wait for something to load up maybe 15-20 seconds longer .

I also would like a suggestion for keyboard and mouse. I have a 48" lcd tv. Should I stick with this or buy a smaller monitor.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

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April 25, 2014 5:22:07 PM

Definitely get a 24inch monitor for gaming also mind posting pcpartpicker link for your build ?
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April 25, 2014 5:31:37 PM

I already own a case from my current pc its a mid tower (APEVIA X-TELSTAR-JR G-Type X). Should I keep this and spend the money for the case on something else?
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April 25, 2014 8:07:20 PM

Anybody? I have everything in my cart ready to check out.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 25, 2014 11:44:27 PM

Why do you need all those hard drives? you can get a nice 3TB drive and 256gb SSD as boot drive.
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April 26, 2014 5:37:50 AM

You can get this ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen LED-lit GAMING Monitor at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2HH7G0/?tag=ufomonitors-20 for $263-$275. I'm getting one myself, it has a refresh rate of 144Hz at 1ms, instead of the usual 60Hz, meaning you'll get the most out of your vid card and get a boost in FPS. If you go the link I gave you, make sure you scroll way down and read the awesome SPecs of the monitor, ABSOLUTE BEST I could find for that price, most gaming monitors I found were $400-$3,500. BTW Im also getting the GTX760 4GB SuperClocked vid card :) , if u wanna see my complete specs look at the thread right above yours, im trying to get an opinion on the Price and parts. -KrazyChris
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April 26, 2014 7:09:27 AM

esco_sid said:
Why do you need all those hard drives? you can get a nice 3TB drive and 256gb SSD as boot drive.


Because I've had and I know a lot of people who have had issues with anything larger than 2TB.
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April 26, 2014 7:14:54 AM

KrazyChris said:
You can get this ASUS VG248QE 24-Inch Screen LED-lit GAMING Monitor at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2HH7G0/?tag=ufomonitors-20 for $263-$275. I'm getting one myself, it has a refresh rate of 144Hz at 1ms, instead of the usual 60Hz, meaning you'll get the most out of your vid card and get a boost in FPS. If you go the link I gave you, make sure you scroll way down and read the awesome SPecs of the monitor, ABSOLUTE BEST I could find for that price, most gaming monitors I found were $400-$3,500. BTW Im also getting the GTX760 4GB SuperClocked vid card :) , if u wanna see my complete specs look at the thread right above yours, im trying to get an opinion on the Price and parts. -KrazyChris


Awesome! Thanks a lot Chris. I hope your build goes well.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 26, 2014 1:32:16 PM

arc1929 said:
esco_sid said:
Why do you need all those hard drives? you can get a nice 3TB drive and 256gb SSD as boot drive.


Because I've had and I know a lot of people who have had issues with anything larger than 2TB.


Issues from large Hdds only arise from older operating systems that are 32bit based iv had my 3TB for 2 yrs now and had 0 issues its almost full now
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