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Opinion on best virtually silent at top performance mid gaming, streaming, heavy 4-8 hour gaming pc build?

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May 2, 2014 9:09:04 PM

I would like to custom build a gaming pc to be used daily for 4-8 hours streaming in 1080hd.
Also like it to have virtually lowest background noise as possible without sacrificing performance.

Basically I want to have all the tools to be able to be a good streamer for at least 2 years. Streaming the newest hd video games.

My budget is $1200 dollars.

Also like a warranty on the parts besides the fans.

Please show me builds that are similar to the requirements listed here and close to having been tested in 2014.

Also to whichever answer I choose, I will give a shout out on my blog thanking them and tomshardware.com. I will describe in detail how well it performs over time and recommend it to others as well.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 2, 2014 9:25:16 PM

Here you go! :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.75 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Dual FTW ACX Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $1191.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-03 00:25 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
May 2, 2014 9:38:08 PM

azureblaze4 said:
I found this build, which do you feel is better for 2014, this one was made in 2013, it is quite a bit more expensive but I'd be interested in your opinion of the two which is better. http://www.custompcreview.com/computer-builds/best-stre...


2000$ PC would be better but it has slow GPU (GTX-670) if you able to spend 2000$ I would recommend you this build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.75 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Dual FTW ACX Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($82.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1656.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-03 00:37 EDT-0400)

This build is also cheaper than that from your site :D 
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a b 4 Gaming
May 2, 2014 9:41:59 PM

why not the FX 8320 or 8350 on a liquid loop? does really well for streams...will allow him to afford a better GPU which will help immensely
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May 2, 2014 11:14:32 PM

Ahmadjon said:
azureblaze4 said:
I found this build, which do you feel is better for 2014, this one was made in 2013, it is quite a bit more expensive but I'd be interested in your opinion of the two which is better. http://www.custompcreview.com/computer-builds/best-stre...


2000$ PC would be better but it has slow GPU (GTX-670) if you able to spend 2000$ I would recommend you this build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.75 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Dual FTW ACX Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($82.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1656.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-03 00:37 EDT-0400)

This build is also cheaper than that from your site :D 



I checked each and this all look really good and I believe will perform awesome, which Asus did you mean, amazon is bringing up quite a couple that appear similar. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias...

I removed the optical drive, most games these days can just download off the internet so I shouldn't ever need it. I can also put bios on a usb drive.

Currently what I'm looking at buying PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Dual FTW ACX Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($82.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1641.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-03 02:10 EDT-0400)

Unless anyone else has any suggestions that might improve this, looks like I'm going to go with this build and write how it performs over time. Do I need the extra hard drive and will it make noise? SDD are pretty silent but lack performance, I'm just wondering if I need the hard drive for performance or is it just for extra space or to increase the life of my SDD.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 2, 2014 11:35:50 PM

I meant Asus Maximus VI "Hero", there are also Maximus VI "Formula", "Gene" and "Extreme" versions.
I've chosen WD 1TB Blue because I have one in my rig and it's not so loud compared to my friends Seagate drive, you can get Black 1TB but it's pointless with SSD also Black drive makes much more noise than Blue drive.
Overall in your par-list you have best air cooler (very quiet), best 120GB SSD (you can get 250GB for 150$) and good not noisy HDD.

Edit: If you feel that 1TB is not enough, you can get second drive to have 2TB total.
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