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So I'm in the process of putting together a build that I will have in my living room. Mainly used for any controller based game I would want to play and streaming Netflix or Crunchyroll. I am looking to get it done around no more than $1,200 but would obviously like it to be lower if possible. wink.gif

I already have a 3770k chilling in my closet so no need to worry about a CPU.

PCpartpicker link http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Frustrasiian/saved/1SMw

CPU: 3770K
Cooler: H80i
Mobo: Asus Maximus V Gene
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 2x4GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
GPU: GTX 760 4GB (because modded Skyrim)
Case: Silverstone FT03
PSU: Corsair AX750

A couple of notes as to what I'm wanting for this build...
  • The case is pretty much decided on. I wanted a sleek minimalist case since it will be sitting out in the open in my living room. I haven't come across anything that really fits the bill as well as the FT03 IMO. Any other suggestions would be great.
  • I do run quite a bit of mods on my Skyrim so the extra VRAM is a MUST for me.
  • Although the PSU is MORE than plenty for what I have in it I do plan to have another 760 (or whatever GPU I decide to go with) for SLI or CFX if I go that route.
  • I have NOT done any research on the dimensions of the FT03 yet so things like the H80i and the PSU may not fit. *Putting this together in my spare time at work* So anyone with suggestions and experience with the FT03 would be greatly appreciated.

INTERNAL THOUGHTS

As I was putting this thread together I thought about the Shield. Since the main reason for this build is so that I can game on my couch with a controller I have tossed around the idea of going with the Shield and just popping in a GTX 780 into my current rig. I haven't researched the Shield that much but I do know it does have some kind of video output. Along with being an Android device I should be able to connect my 360 or PS3 controller to the Shield and just stream my games to my TV in the living room. It would save me a couple hundred I suppose so it COULD be an option. *shrugs*
post #2 of 4

You can reduce the cost by $50 if you go with the 650W Rosewill CAPSTONE Modular Cable Version Series PSU (the 650-M) for $99.99 shipped. Powering your rig with two GTX 760s would be easy with a good quality-made 550W PSU, but it's easier to find a PSU that has enough PCI-E connectors by looking at 650W units.

 

You can reduce the cost by another $50 if you go with the ASUS P8Z77-M Pro instead. Or, reduce it by $70 instead by getting the P8Z77-M.

 

So, you can reduce it by $50 for sure because the 650-M is a high-end PSU and it has all the power this build will need even if you add a 2nd GTX 760. You can then reduce it by another $50-70 by going with either the P8Z77-M Pro or the P8Z77-M. Both of these motherboards would be quite good for overclocking unless you wanted to start doing some fairly extreme overclocking. I mean, the Maximus V Gene is intended for more extreme overclocking - much more than you'll get with the H80i, and that's why I'm recommending the P8Z77-M Pro or the P8Z77-M.

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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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Thread Starter 
I kind of figured the Gene would have been a little much for me. I will definitely look into P8Z77-M/ Pro for this build as well as the Rosewill PSU. Looks like that money saved just opened up the option for an SSD. biggrin.gif
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I kind of figured the Gene would have been a little much for me. I will definitely look into P8Z77-M/ Pro for this build as well as the Rosewill PSU. Looks like that money saved just opened up the option for an SSD. biggrin.gif

 

Oh, nice. For some reason, I didn't think of that.

It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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