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- UPDATE - I went to Micro Center and purchased the bundle combo 4770K/Asrock Z87 Extreme4 for ~$310 with tax last night. Too good of a deal to pass up.


1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
I currently use a PC that I made back in late 2008 with a few upgrades along the way. It's running an E8400 C2D/Crucial 128GB SSD C300/GTX 480. I'm finding that the CPU is severely limiting my ability to do the things I would like to do in my free time. I intend to stream games/encode video with the new build. My primary monitor's resolution is 1440p and my secondary is 1080p. My internet connection is 30 down/5 up.

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
As everybody says, the less money spent the better. I have around 1500$ budgeted this season to spend on ALL of my upgrades. I would like to spend closer to 1000$ if possible.

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
United States

4. IF you're buying parts OUTSIDE the US, please post a link to the vendor you'll be buying from. We can't be expected to scour the internet on your behalf, chasing down deals in your specific country... Again, help us, help YOU.
N/A

5. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc.
Intel/NVIDIA. Never used an AMD card and would prefer to stick NVIDIA with this upgrade.

6. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
I would like some input in this area. The only 2 parts I currently plan to reuse are my power supply and SSD. Please let me know if I should be looking to replace these parts as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005
My PS is the CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX. I see that the +12V rail is 54A w/ 2 6+2 pin PCI-Express connectors. I'm under the impression this should be sufficient to power my new build along with a newer model video card. Please correct me if I am mistaken.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148348
Is this SSD (Crucial 128GB SSD C300) acceptable to reuse? I am by no means opposed to buying a newer SSD as I have seen how much they can improve system speed. Since I have been planning on rebuilding for the past 6 months, I haven't sat down and t/s any issues I am currently facing. I can't pin anything specifically on this SSD, but my computer overall is very sluggish and requires frequent reboots to sustain an acceptable computing experience. I haven't reloaded Windows in over a year either so that may be part of the issue.

On a side note, If there are any Wireless A/C guru's out there I would greatly appreciate recommendations on a new router. We currently run 6-8 wireless devices (including my desktop) at all times on an old A/B/G router. Should I be looking to connect my desktop via USB adapter or on board wireless? This factor would affect my choice of motherboards. Is A/C wireless something I should jump on now? Or just I just go with N?

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
I plan to perform a mild O/C on the CPU/GPU. Nothing major, just a little extra performance.

8. What resolution, not monitor size, will you be using?
Primary 1440p Secondary 1080p. My GTX 480 currently runs full bore @ ~80C when I do anything due to a bug in the drivers. It's extremely annoying and I'd like to avoid this issue with my new upgrade.

9. WHEN do you plan to build it? Note that it is usually not cost or time effective to choose your build more than a month before you actually plan to be using it.
This week.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor - Purchased for $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX-US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 Motherboard - Purchased for $89.99 @ Micro Center
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.95 @ Amazon)
Storage (SSD): Crucial 128GB SSD C300 - Salvaged from previous build
Storage (Mech): Toshiba 3TB - Purchased for $109.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card: Looking For Recommendations (NVIDIA ~$300-$450)
Case: Corsair 400R ($87.35 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX - Salvaged from previous build
Optical Drive: Lite-ON DVD Burner ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Already Own Windows 7
Wireless A/C Router: Looking For Recommendations
Wireless A/C USB Adapter: If Needed
Total: Will Insert Total Once All Parts Selected

I greatly appreciate any input you have to provide!
Edited by DonkeyShowisaNoNo - 11/19/13 at 8:02am
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post #2 of 9
If it is only for storage why not get a 3 or 4 TB WD Green

They are not as slow as the older one where and they are pretty cheap

They are not 5400 RPM anymore they are 7200 RPM

For the SSD i would go for the Samsung 840 Evo 250 GB or 500 GB if you can spend that much

Personally i would get a Gigabyte motherboard but up to you if you want Assrock

For a video card the GTX 770 is within the 300-450$ you set
Edited by shilka - 11/18/13 at 2:42pm
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post #3 of 9
As the guys said above Gigabyte boards are great. Although Asrock isn't too shabby either.

For the SSD I would go Samsung 840 Evo 256.

HDD If you want fast (but a little loud and hot) WD Black is great, if you don't mind a speed drop go for a WD Green (slower but quieter and cooler (also cheaper).

GPU: 770, or a 780 if you can find a deal somewhere (black friday is approaching!)

Hope that helps smile.gif
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Thanks for replys, any other suggestions?
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I would go for the Asus GTX 770 CU II

Have the Asus GTX 680 CU II 4 GB which is more or less the same card as the GTX 770
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Nice. I guess all I am waiting for now is BF/CM to come and jump on the best deals on a video card/RAM that I can find. Thanks again guys.
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check here the bundles you can get for gtx 770 and 680 biggrin.gif, you get some nice games with it also discount for the Nvidia Sheild
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7465/nvidia-announces-geforce-gtx-780770-price-cuts-gtx-780-ti-launch-date


I add +1 to shilka suggestion go for 680 4GB Asus DcuII
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Id be inclined to wait a bit longer (a month maybe) and get a R9 290 with a non-reference cooler. But if you gotta build it in a week then I +1 the GTX 770.

i personally run 1440p and have a 4gb 670 (before people start barking at me i was gonna SLI but that didnt pan out...) and i rarely see the vram go over 2gb. From memory (haha) it only happens when i boot up Skyrim (with AAAALLL the texture mods) and i think Crysis 3...
i reckon a 2gb 770 coz its a little faster is the better buy but its up to you.
    
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it depends on games, check youtube it is all over the youtube , you will see the increase 2gb to 4gb in high rez with the right game

also don't look at the current games , for example BF4 already using faster ram the guys who did buy ram with 1333mhz won't get same fps as 2133mhz so for Vram we already so all latest games use near 2GB so 4Gb will be needed already soon
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