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Looking for my first build. Expert suggestions needed.

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Last response: in Systems
August 6, 2014 10:43:56 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Hoping for within this month, maybe sooner.

Budget Range: 1500-2300 after rebates/shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, studying, surfing the internet, watching movies.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Sevierville, Tennessee, United States

Parts Preferences: I lean somewhat towards an Intel CPU, but other than that none.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like a moderately quiet PC.

Need HDD/SSD recommendations. I know I want a 1TB drive (at least), and potentially a SSD to go with it.

Games/Software: Blacklight: Retribution, Left 4 Dead 2, Fallout 3, Skyrim, Vindictus, Sims 3.

Why I'm Upgrading: Only have an old laptop, but have lots of games.

So I've done a little looking on newegg, but I'm not really sure it's all compatible and I'm not dead set on anything by any means.
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower
Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK1
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 120x120x25
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 DUAL DVI-D/HDMI/DP TRI-X OC Version
PSU: Rosewill LIGHTNING-1000 1000W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Modular Active PFC Power Supply

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a b 4 Gaming
August 6, 2014 11:37:28 PM

How does this look?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($338.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($204.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($180.54 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($500.10 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($156.81 @ Newegg)
Total: $1781.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-07 02:37 EDT-0400
a b 4 Gaming
August 6, 2014 11:58:02 PM

Here is a different option for you.
The cooler is cheaper and actually a bit better, faster RAM, bigger HDD, the case that you had in your build, Seasonic Platinum certificate PSU, and the GPU is a R9 290, which is a great bang for your buck, plenty for 1080p, and you can easily crossfire it later on if you will want more screens, or bigger pixel count. Also, the PSU will support it:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($140.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($232.04 @ Newegg)
Total: $1775.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-07 02:55 EDT-0400
August 7, 2014 4:17:31 AM

Pr3di said:
Here is a different option for you.
The cooler is cheaper and actually a bit better, faster RAM, bigger HDD, the case that you had in your build, Seasonic Platinum certificate PSU, and the GPU is a R9 290, which is a great bang for your buck, plenty for 1080p, and you can easily crossfire it later on if you will want more screens, or bigger pixel count. Also, the PSU will support it:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($140.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($232.04 @ Newegg)
Total: $1775.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-07 02:55 EDT-0400


I'm going with this. Good recommendations Pr3di, the parts seem pretty solid for my current needs. Just ordered them, will report back after the fun part is over.