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$2000 Budget for a completely new build.

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I haven't had a nice desktop in a few years. This will be used for gaming and general computing. I want to do some serious overclocking, and I am interested in going with a custom water cooling setup in the future.

Here is what I am currently considering:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($110.00) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Microcenter) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg) Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill N600PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($22.15 @ Amazon) Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Microcenter) Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.00 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($83.88 @ Outlet PC) Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($49.47 @ Amazon) Other: QNIX QX2710 27" Monitor ($325.00) Total: $1871.40 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 13:49 EDT-0400)

Any suggestions?

I have a Microcenter nearby and can get one of their 4670k+mobo combos. Which board is better the ASUS Z87-A or Gigabyte UD4H?

I want a mechanical keyboard and could use some recommendations.

I will either get a decent set of speakers or headphones. Not sure yet. I am open to suggestions.
post #2 of 6
Nice selection there.
Have you thought about what type of speaker configuration you were after? 2.0, 2.1, 5.1?
   
Pink Power
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.3ghz 1.34v Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3R Gigabyte GTX 760 OC Kingston HyperX t1 8GB 1866 MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Green 2TB Intel 520 SSD Samsung SH-224DB DVD Burner Corsair H105 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
2x Enermax T.B Apollish Twister 140mm 2x NZXT FN 120RB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Thermaltake ToughPower XT 775W 
CaseOtherOtherOther
NZXT Phantom 410 Leadtek DTV1000s HD TV Tuner/Capture Card ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless Adapter NZXT Sleeved Lighting Kit 100cm 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G630 Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 POV GT 430 2GB Strontium 4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
WD Caviar Blue 500GB LG External DVD Burner Win7 Ultimate 32bit 680W ATX Power Supply 
CaseOther
K-Mart Fish Tank Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i3 4170 AsRock B85M Pro3 ASUS Radeon R7 370 Kingston HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Toshiba 500GB SATA3 Sandisk SSD Plus Windows 7 Ultimate Antec VPF550 550w 
CaseOther
Bitfenix Shinobi (Pink) 2x 30cm Pink LED Strips 
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Pink Power
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.3ghz 1.34v Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3R Gigabyte GTX 760 OC Kingston HyperX t1 8GB 1866 MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Green 2TB Intel 520 SSD Samsung SH-224DB DVD Burner Corsair H105 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
2x Enermax T.B Apollish Twister 140mm 2x NZXT FN 120RB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Thermaltake ToughPower XT 775W 
CaseOtherOtherOther
NZXT Phantom 410 Leadtek DTV1000s HD TV Tuner/Capture Card ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless Adapter NZXT Sleeved Lighting Kit 100cm 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G630 Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 POV GT 430 2GB Strontium 4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
WD Caviar Blue 500GB LG External DVD Burner Win7 Ultimate 32bit 680W ATX Power Supply 
CaseOther
K-Mart Fish Tank Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i3 4170 AsRock B85M Pro3 ASUS Radeon R7 370 Kingston HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Toshiba 500GB SATA3 Sandisk SSD Plus Windows 7 Ultimate Antec VPF550 550w 
CaseOther
Bitfenix Shinobi (Pink) 2x 30cm Pink LED Strips 
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d00d..Ivy bridge-e is dropping this month.Wait for that.
6 cores..unlocked multis..quad-channel mem..
BTW..Haswell/IVY-E will run MUCH higher RAMs
Edited by Schmuckley - 8/31/13 at 10:25pm
 
Thuban Powah!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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Thuban Powah!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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My advice- buy a bigger SSD. Even if it means spending less on something else, its worth it.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k Asus P8Z77-M Galaxy GTX 670 2GB GC Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung SH-224BB Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Coolermaster Quickfire Pro Cherry Blue Mechanic... Antec HCG 520W Modular Power Supply Fractal Design Define XL R2 Black Pearl 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G600 SteelSeries Qck Audio Technica ATH-AD700 Graham Slee Voyager Amplifier 
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Asus Xonar Essence ST 
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Intel Core i5 3570k Asus P8Z77-M Galaxy GTX 670 2GB GC Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Barracuda 2TB Samsung SH-224BB Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Coolermaster Quickfire Pro Cherry Blue Mechanic... Antec HCG 520W Modular Power Supply Fractal Design Define XL R2 Black Pearl 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G600 SteelSeries Qck Audio Technica ATH-AD700 Graham Slee Voyager Amplifier 
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post #5 of 6
1) Go with the UD4H, definitely better board all around
2) You can get G.Skill 2400MHz memory for the same price of that Corsair 1600MHz memory.
3) The WD Blue is actually faster than the Black now, so go with that instead (and its $63 on Amazon.com)
4) You can get a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 7970 GHz Ed for less than the price of that GTX 770 on Newegg right now and it will overclock better.
5) Power Supply is overkill, 550W is more than enough unless you are going Crossfire/SLI. Look into the Seasonic G Series instead or Rosewill Capstone.
6) Would probably spend the extra cash and go with a SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD because it's faster than the 840 and only slightly more
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

1) Go with the UD4H, definitely better board all around
2) You can get G.Skill 2400MHz memory for the same price of that Corsair 1600MHz memory.
3) The WD Blue is actually faster than the Black now, so go with that instead (and its $63 on Amazon.com)
4) You can get a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 7970 GHz Ed for less than the price of that GTX 770 on Newegg right now and it will overclock better.
5) Power Supply is overkill, 550W is more than enough unless you are going Crossfire/SLI. Look into the Seasonic G Series instead or Rosewill Capstone.
6) Would probably spend the extra cash and go with a SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD because it's faster than the 840 and only slightly more

I second this though i would go with the Samsung 840 EVO almost the same price as the normal 840 its newer and has Rapid mode with the samsung software. About the capacity for me 120Gb is more than enough i only put the OS and apps in the SSD
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