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July 1, 2014 4:46:26 AM

Hello
I'm trying to build my first pc and right now I have a Acer aspire x3990 with 8GB of DDR3 ram. The computer I want to build will be used for Virtual machines, video producing, Music creation and gaming. My budget is about $2,000 but can go over about $500 depending.

I have a list of parts ready, but as I'm new to building pc's please tell me what you think about these parts and what alternatives I could use instead.

Thanks in advance.

Parts
cpu..... intel - i7 4770k
Motherboard..... Asus Z97 deluxe
power supply..... corsair AX860i
Graphics Card..... EVGA GTX 780Ti
cpu cooling ..... Noctua NH-U12S
case ..... Thermaltake Core V71 Full-Tower Chassis
Storage..... SSD Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
Storage..... HDD WD Black 3TB
Ram..... 16gb corsair vengeance 1866



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a b 4 Gaming
July 1, 2014 6:11:36 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZNwxbv
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZNwxbv
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZNwxbv/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 MPOWER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($629.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($124.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($156.24 @ Mwave)
Total: $1814.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
July 1, 2014 5:32:30 PM

Can you give me your reasons for these parts?

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July 1, 2014 6:00:58 PM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Nqgkgs) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Nqgkgs/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80633i74930k) | $549.99 @ Newegg
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i) | $89.99 @ Best Buy
**Motherboard** | [Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-sabertoot...) | $303.99 @ Best Buy
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32133c9q16g...) | $179.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32133c9q16g...) | $179.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Mushkin Callisto Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/mushkin-internal-hard-driv...) | $109.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Seagate 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $179.99 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r92904gd5) | $584.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-cah440wm1) | $109.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ss85...) | $119.99 @ Amazon
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $2408.89

From the sounds of it, you're going to be using this computer for a lot of things. I tried to give you something similar to the machine I use for video editing and AutoCad. If you're running 10+ virtual machines you may need a better processor than the 4790k, hence the reason I put in the 4930k, it's a 6 core monster. The R9 290 I added should be good for a while and has some very good OC'ing potential. The 32gb of ram is because I often find myself going over 16gb of ram video editing sometimes and it's a precaution but you could probably get away with 16gb of ram. Personally, I would wait to build a rig right now because in September intel is releasing their Haswell-E chips that will support DDR4 ram, the new x99 chipset and some very powerful processors. If you need it RIGHT NOW, this is probably the best you can get for the money. Hope this helps.
a b 4 Gaming
July 1, 2014 6:20:23 PM

''Can you give me your reasons for these parts?''

really easy...best hardwares for cheapest price

July 2, 2014 3:47:59 AM

badboyrog2 said:
''Can you give me your reasons for these parts?''

really easy...best hardwares for cheapest price

A part from Price. Can you compare the performance, of my parts list and your parts list. As I don't know really what the differences are apart from brands and prices ( To the point: What makes your parts better than mine)

a b 4 Gaming
July 2, 2014 11:57:26 AM

''To the point: What makes your parts better than mine''
its not the fact of to be better or not....the point is if you buy the asus deluxe ...you will pay the price of luxury ( asus deluxe ) for nothing , but with the msi one you will pay a ''normal'' price for the same quality , so why pay more?

and you took the i7 4770K when you have the opportunity to have the new release of the i7 4790K ??
the new i7 4790K is not really faster then the i7 4770K but they fixed the overheat problem of the i7 4770K

i change the psu from AX to HX series because is cheaper and still good quality

its up to you ...if you have money to waste its not the samething
July 2, 2014 4:43:47 PM

Thanks for your feed back and I'll defiantly put this all in consideration.


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