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hey everyone,
My mission is having success, I am converting all my friends that game on console into pc gamers smile.gif
My first build is pretty much finished (http://www.overclock.net/t/1460360/new-build-for-a-frined-max-cost-about-1400/10#post_21738558) I`m just waiting on the gpu
This will be my second build from scratch and it will be for another friend. the budget is the same but he doesn`t need a monitor.
My big question is, should I do a similar build as the last one but give him a better mobo and a better gpu ? He asked if possible to get him an i7, but from what I read around online if your just gaming and using a pc for normal stuff there wont be much difference between the i5 and i7, is this correct? is the 100+ extra buck worth the difference in performance?


CASE NZXT Phantom 410 white with black stipes
CPU i5 4670k 198.-
MOBO ASRock Z87 Extreme4 --- Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D ---- Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H --- or another one that would cost a bit more (havent searched them yet as Im waiting for feedback)
GPU r9 280x 300-330.- or r9 290/290x 5-600 or gtx 770/780 or what would you choose?
RAM ?? something that will keep up with a good OC and at the same time fit color scheme
PSU Seasonic g 750w 135.-
COOLING Hyper 212 Evo 41.-
HDD WD caviar green 67.-
dvd rom I havent choose

About this build since the case has a window I would like to have a nice color scheme going, since case is white with blue leds and black stripe I was thinking of going along with those colors. If you have any ideas for components on that color line please let me know.
Please give me your opinion and help me blow my friend away with this build

cheers
gandalf
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First off if its for gaming only then no sense going with an I7

For the motherboard i would go with a Gigabyte UD3H or UD4H

Video card whatever he likes best AMD or Nvidia but i would go with the Asus CU II cards

PSU 750 watts is overkill for one video card

Cooler is decent but the fan is loud either add a better fan or add a better cooler

HDD unless its the 3 or 4 TB Green the WD Blue 1 TB will be faster
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post #3 of 49
Where all are you buying from? A GTX 770 would probably be a nice pickup, it's not worth paying for the over-priced Radeon's atm
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post #4 of 49
Don't get the green drive dude, I just had one go out on me after buying it brand new 2 and a half years ago, 5 months out of warranty. Get the blue drive. As for the motherboard asrock is a decent brand but asus is generally worth the extra money. I have only had 1 gigabyte board and it is pretty solid.

on the graphics portion of your post, if these computers are going to be for friends who are just getting off of their consoles, i would go nvidia for 2 reasons. reason 1, they are pretty much the same price as amd cards right now, thanks to coin mining. and reason 2, the drivers in general are more stable and easier to work with than amd cards.

For the ram i would get 8GB of 2133 mhz ram, it is a good price to performance. a little more than 1600 but wont break the bank. Gskill, Crucial, Corsair, and Adata are a few i would buy
post #5 of 49
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Originally Posted by gandalf81 View Post

About this build since the case has a window I would like to have a nice color scheme going, since case is white with blue leds and black stripe I was thinking of going along with those colors. If you have any ideas for components on that color line please let me know.
Please give me your opinion and help me blow my friend away with this build

cheers
gandalf

Just noticed your comment on color scheme,
here are some more direct recommendations, i found all these parts on newegg
motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-D3H LGA 1150 mostly black board with blue accents - $130
ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Blue heatsinks $80
cpu cooler - Enermax ETS-T40-BK Black 120mm Twister CPU Cooler with TB Apollish Blue LED PWM Fan $50
graphics - GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD GeForce GTX 770 2GB $340

the power supply should be fine for the single 770, but if your friend decides he needs more power down the road you're going to have to replace it. but this is plenty of power for what is listed, especially if he is coming from the dreaded world of consoles tongue.gif
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Just noticed your comment on color scheme,
here are some more direct recommendations, i found all these parts on newegg
motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-D3H LGA 1150 mostly black board with blue accents - $130
ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Blue heatsinks $80
cpu cooler - Enermax ETS-T40-BK Black 120mm Twister CPU Cooler with TB Apollish Blue LED PWM Fan $50
graphics - GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD GeForce GTX 770 2GB $340

the power supply should be fine for the single 770, but if your friend decides he needs more power down the road you're going to have to replace it. but this is plenty of power for what is listed, especially if he is coming from the dreaded world of consoles tongue.gif

750 watts is more then enough for two video cards he does not need more

All he needs for one video card is 550 watts
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post #7 of 49
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750 watts is more then enough for two video cards he does not need more

All he needs for one video card is 550 watts

i had 2 680s and a 700w power supply was at 87% of its total load on stock clocks. for an sli setup i would at least recommend a 800 just to be under the 80% rating so your power supply is not bogged down or working too hard, depending on the rating as well. but yes in general i would agree that 750 is enough for 2 770s, but that is just within the lines. I personally have a little bit bigger comfort zone.
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i had 2 680s and a 700w power supply was at 87% of its total load on stock clocks. for an sli setup i would at least recommend a 800 just to be under the 80% rating so your power supply is not bogged down or working too hard, depending on the rating as well. but yes in general i would agree that 750 is enough for 2 770s, but that is just within the lines. I personally have a little bit bigger comfort zone.

650 watts is enough for two 770 cards so even 750 watts has headroom

Load under gaming even with two 770 cards wont be over 550 watts

Unless the cards are overvolted
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Scgk
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Scgk/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Scgk/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Silverstone SST-HE01 171.0 CFM Ball Bearing CPU Cooler ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Staples)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($509.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1382.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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ok, I don`t live in the US, I live in Switzerland so prices vary a lot, I noticed that in the US a r9 280 x has went up big time in price, here in land of choccolate and cheese 280x go from around 320 usd up
as for the PUS a choose a 750 just in case later on the road he wanted to pick up a second gpu, but reading from the comments below it might be better gettin something around the 800+ line. Another reason I chose this psu is cus here a good branded psu starts at around 100.-chf so if I am going to get a psu id rather get a 750 dor 130 than a 600w for 110.- make sense right?
As for the hdd thanks everyone confirmed it so blue it is tongue.gif
thanks for your imput
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