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Hello! Soon to be first time desktop builder here. Been using my gaming laptop (P9500, 9800M GTS) for the past 4 years and I think I'm ready for an upgrade, where I need help from your guys as I'm pretty clueless after doing some reading. Please help me to narrow down my choice! Currently I'm aiming for a final budget of +/- $2000 w/o OS before monitor. My biggest limitation is probably the availability of certain brand locally (Malaysia), so I' probably need to stick with more widely available major brand.

Here's what I have in mind so far, I'm looking for a balance between power and bang for buck. I'm willing to pay slight premium for certain parts if it significantly prolong the longevity of the system. I'm looking to keep the setup for the next 5+ years. Feel free to make some suggestions and thank you in advance!

Usage - Gaming, lightroom and photoshop.

Ivy Bridge or Haswell?

I'm listing available parts/brand that I'm able to find in my country and their respective price. I'll update when I found better price/parts/brand.
CASE (Click to show)
Bitfenix Prodigy - $101.45
CPU (Click to show)
i5 4670k - $238.84
i7 4770k - $338.61
GPU (Click to show)
Gainward GTX770 Phantom 2GB GDDR5 - $528.28
MSI GTX770 Lightning 2GB GDDR5 - $605.59
RAM (Click to show)
Corsair Vengeance LP 2x4GB PC1600 - $83.36
MOBO (Click to show)
Z87 ITX - Not yet available
HDD (Click to show)
WD 1TB Black - $86.91
240/256GB SSD? Is Samsung 840 Pro the way to go?
PSU (Click to show)
Corsair GS600 80 PLUS BRONZE - $103.39
Monitor (Click to show)
Dell U2412M - $284.01
CPU Cooler (Click to show)
Corsair H100i - $158.48

Overclock? Probably will mess around a little to squeeze more value out of the system if it can be done easily.

Is 600w enough for the setup? Do I need to buy extra fans for the case? Do I need more than 1600 for my ram?

Thanks again!

P/S: All price (incl. shipping) are converted from my local currency through Google currency.
Edited by itsnick123 - 6/5/13 at 8:18pm
post #2 of 10
I'm going to blow your freaking mind...
gtx 780
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130916
gtx770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130921

Personally, I'd get the 780.
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Thanks hammertime850 but I don't think newegg will ship to my country? I just found 770 and 780 from my local version of ebay but they cost an arm and a leg compared to the US price. I guess I'll wait a while before purchasing the gpu and see if the price will calm back down.
Edited by itsnick123 - 6/4/13 at 11:13pm
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Get the new Asus ROG ITX board! thumb.gif
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That. look. SWEET! But how much would it cost? It doesn't look like its going to cost 200-300 dollar.
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A 4770k and a gtx 770 would be an ideal combo for your needs. You only really need the gtx 780 if you have a 1440p monitor. If the Asus ROG itx mobo is too expensive ASrock also make great itx boards. Look here. The Corsair H100i would be a great cooler for this setup as Haswell is hot and it will fit in the Prodigy.
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That. look. SWEET! But how much would it cost? It doesn't look like its going to cost 200-300 dollar.
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Originally Posted by Astral Fly View Post

A 4770k and a gtx 770 would be an ideal combo for your needs. You only really need the gtx 780 if you have a 1440p monitor. If the Asus ROG itx mobo is too expensive ASrock also make great itx boards. Look here. The Corsair H100i would be a great cooler for this setup as Haswell is hot and it will fit in the Prodigy.

the ROG is not a cost effective board, ever. no matter what you are doing ROG series boards are fantastic boards, but really you are paying for features you don't need and a lot of fluff and fancy looking stuff, a bunch of extras, etc. asus offers several boards atm which are really nice though, check them out.

most recommended mobo brands on OCN are, in no order:
gigabyte
asrock
asus

asus tends to be a bit more expensive than asrock and gigabyte, which have long been favorites around here for that reason. I prefer asus for the bios/personal experience with reliability. any of these brands would be a great choice, just make sure you choose one with the features you need. pay particular attention to pcie x16 lanes and SLI compatibility. sometimes they are advertising boards as 4way sli but they only support 2 double gpu cards in 2 slots. theres only a couple boards out there that actually support 3 way and 4 way sli, if that is on your list. also make sure the chipset is the one that supports overclocking if you intend to do so (and you should).


*actually I will throw in a little asterisk edit here, if you are srs benching id imagine some of the ROG series have better power delivery, in which case they might actually appeal as a cost effective solution. for general use and gaming though, invariably you can find a cheaper board with the same features and performance.
Edited by Jollyburner - 6/5/13 at 5:40pm
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We'll your could be right about fluff and fancy but I like fluff and fancy. smile.gif I thought I was getting too much motherboard for me but after getting an ROG board I sure am having a lot of fun. All of the features I thought were over my head are easy to use. If you don't mind the extra money go there, if you do then don't go there. No matter what you do have fun doing it.
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You don't need 16GB. Get an 8GB kit, instead.
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You don't need 16GB. Get an 8GB kit, instead.

Here here - I have 2x4 Gbs of G-Skill Trident X 2400 and got it for $90. It's as much memory as most folks need.
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