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Hello OCN!
Its been a while since I was last on OCN but I've been building computers for a few years now and never had the greens to put something high end together. I mostly have worked with random/spare parts and helped my friends with there rigs. Well its my turn now and I want my money well spent. I'm building this to play most games over 60 fps at 1080p. Might be used for CAD, DJing, and some other little hobbies I may or may not get back into(but 95%of the time its for games thumb.gif). The following build is the best I could do with my own research/knowledge.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fe82

Im not sure if the h80i will work in that case. I plan on buying from newegg and would like my computer to be pretty future proof so if I want more ram, newer cpu, sli etc I can accommodate. Like I said I want the most I can get for $1400 MAX. I tried my best but I would love input from members more knowledgeable/experienced than myself

Any and all input is welcome

Thanks in advanced, Swiz cheers.gif
Edited by Swizzyplz - 3/23/14 at 4:59pm
post #2 of 23
I'm going to post the build like this, before I try and wrestle it under budget. Currently I have it at $43 over budget, but I'm going to try and get it under. Likely going to change the case+cooler to do that. I also have no idea what a good monitor is, so I just used the one you listed.

*edit* OK, so I managed to get it closer to budget, but I'm still $12 over. Hopefully you're able to do that.

Build 1

HDD($90) - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834

Monitor($180) - BenQ RL2455HM Black-Red 24" 1 ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014345

GPU($500) - ASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5 GeForce GTX 780 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121779

Case+PSU($145) - Rosewill ARMOR-EVO Gaming E-ATX + Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1588241

Motherboard+RAM($183) - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-HD3 + G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1574796

CPU+Cooler($345) - Intel Core i5-4670K + CORSAIR Hydro Series H110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1588928

Total Price - $1443

Build 2

HDD($90) - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834

Monitor($180) - BenQ RL2455HM Black-Red 24" 1 ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014345

Cooler($110) - CORSAIR Hydro Series H110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181035

Case+PSU($145) - Rosewill ARMOR-EVO Gaming E-ATX + Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1588241

Motherboard+RAM($183) - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-HD3 + G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1574796

CPU($235) - Intel Core i5-4670K
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO8TBOW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

GPU($470) - MSI Computer Corp. AMD Radeon R9 290 Gaming OC 4GB
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HPS4AFG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Total Price - $1412 everything has free shipping. Rebates not included if any.
Edited by Alanim - 3/23/14 at 9:39pm
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post #3 of 23
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Wow way to fit a gtx 780 in there! Thanks Alnaim. If it cant be lowered anymore than I might just squeeze out that extra $43 from somewhere.....

Now what do you think about 760 sli in place of the 780. Would be a bump more frames for the same price? Or does the single 780 have an advantage?
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Originally Posted by Swizzyplz View Post

Wow way to fit a gtx 780 in there! Thanks Alnaim. If it cant be lowered anymore than I might just squeeze out that extra $43 from somewhere.....

Now what do you think about 760 sli in place of the 780. Would be a bump more frames for the same price? Or does the single 780 have an advantage?

A single better card is usually better than SLI/Cfx weaker cards. The only real reasons to consider Multi GPU solution is if you already have a card and at a later date you get another to extend the life of a GPU for usually cheaper or if you run multiple super high end cards like SLI 780Ti or Titans
Edited by funkmetal - 3/23/14 at 10:03pm
 
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post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by funkmetal View Post

A single better card is usually better than SLI/Cfx weaker cards. The only real reasons to consider Multi GPU solution is if you already have a card and at a later date you get another to extend the life of a GPU for usually cheaper or if you run multiple super high end cards like SLI 780Ti or Titans


I see, probably uses less power too so thats a plus.
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by Alanim View Post

I'm going to post the build like this, before I try and wrestle it under budget. Currently I have it at $43 over budget, but I'm going to try and get it under. Likely going to change the case+cooler to do that. I also have no idea what a good monitor is, so I just used the one you listed.

*edit* OK, so I managed to get it closer to budget, but I'm still $12 over. Hopefully you're able to do that.

Build 1

HDD($90) - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834

Monitor($180) - BenQ RL2455HM Black-Red 24" 1 ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014345

GPU($500) - ASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5 GeForce GTX 780 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121779

Case+PSU($145) - Rosewill ARMOR-EVO Gaming E-ATX + Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1588241

Motherboard+RAM($183) - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-HD3 + G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1574796

CPU+Cooler($345) - Intel Core i5-4670K + CORSAIR Hydro Series H110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1588928

Total Price - $1443

Build 2

HDD($90) - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834

Monitor($180) - BenQ RL2455HM Black-Red 24" 1 ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014345

Cooler($110) - CORSAIR Hydro Series H110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181035

Case+PSU($145) - Rosewill ARMOR-EVO Gaming E-ATX + Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1588241

Motherboard+RAM($183) - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-HD3 + G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1574796

CPU($235) - Intel Core i5-4670K
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO8TBOW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

GPU($470) - MSI Computer Corp. AMD Radeon R9 290 Gaming OC 4GB
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HPS4AFG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Total Price - $1412 everything has free shipping. Rebates not included if any.
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Originally Posted by Alanim View Post

I'm going to post the build like this, before I try and wrestle it under budget. Currently I have it at $43 over budget, but I'm going to try and get it under. Likely going to change the case+cooler to do that. I also have no idea what a good monitor is, so I just used the one you listed.

*edit* OK, so I managed to get it closer to budget, but I'm still $12 over. Hopefully you're able to do that.

Build 1

HDD($90) - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834

Monitor($180) - BenQ RL2455HM Black-Red 24" 1 ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014345

GPU($500) - ASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5 GeForce GTX 780 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121779

Case+PSU($145) - Rosewill ARMOR-EVO Gaming E-ATX + Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1588241

Motherboard+RAM($183) - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-HD3 + G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1574796

CPU+Cooler($345) - Intel Core i5-4670K + CORSAIR Hydro Series H110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1588928

Total Price - $1443

Build 2

HDD($90) - Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834

Monitor($180) - BenQ RL2455HM Black-Red 24" 1 ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014345

Cooler($110) - CORSAIR Hydro Series H110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181035

Case+PSU($145) - Rosewill ARMOR-EVO Gaming E-ATX + Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1588241

Motherboard+RAM($183) - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-HD3 + G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1574796

CPU($235) - Intel Core i5-4670K
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO8TBOW/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

GPU($470) - MSI Computer Corp. AMD Radeon R9 290 Gaming OC 4GB
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HPS4AFG/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Total Price - $1412 everything has free shipping. Rebates not included if any.

I like build one and am also wondering how well this cpu,ram,mobo combo will overclock?
post #7 of 23
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I like build one and am also wondering how well this cpu,ram,mobo combo will overclock?

Motherboard looks like good quality.

ram has the right voltages.

I assume that motherboard could do 4.5ghz(and likely higher if the chip can do that), but I'm not 100% sure.

You can save $5 by buying that i5-4670K on amazon, which brings it to $37.50 over budget.

Can't do SLI 760's either. The PSU would need to be upgraded which would bring it further out of budget.
Edited by Alanim - 3/23/14 at 10:52pm
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Your choices are not limited to that motherboard. Here are two other options, if you so choose, only costs $5 more.

Motherboard+RAM$188) - MSI Z87-G55 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 + G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1574559

Motherboard+RAM$188) - ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z87 + G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1574568

If you choose MSI I'll go through and pick color matching RAM(same price).

Your choice.

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Originally Posted by Alanim View Post

Motherboard looks like good quality.

ram has the right voltages.

I assume that motherboard could do 4.5ghz(and likely higher if the chip can do that), but I'm not 100% sure.

You can save $5 by buying that i5-4670K on amazon, which brings it to $37.50 over budget.

Can't do SLI 760's either. The PSU would need to be upgraded which would bring it further out of budget.

Ok cool 4.5 is kind of a little goal of mine. Speaking of the psu do you think that one will have enough power to also add a couple more HDD's? Maybe im just too worried about the watts
Thanks for all the help very much appreciated thumb.gif
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Ok cool 4.5 is kind of a little goal of mine. Speaking of the psu do you think that one will have enough power to also add a couple more HDD's? Maybe im just too worried about the watts
Thanks for all the help very much appreciated thumb.gif

If you were to add more hard drives, I would definitely recommend a SSD as a boot drive (Anywhere from 60-120GB)
 
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Logitech G35 (For LAN Events) 
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Logitech G930 Review
Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Gigabyte G1. Sniper 3 Z77 EVGA GTX 670 2GB EVGA GTX 670 2GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
16GB Corsair Vengeance @ 1600 Mhz Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SATA III (OS and BF3) Corsair Force GT 120GB SATA III (Game's and Pro... WD Caviar Black 2TB SATA III (Main Game Drive) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA III (Fraps and other P... WD Caviar Black 500GB SATA II (Non-urgent Progr... Combo LG Super Multi Blue 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Corsair H100 Push-Pull x4 Xigmatek XAF-F1256 120MM Fan with Copper Bus... Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung 27" 1ms Response time 1920x1080 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
1440x900 Data Monitor  1024x768 Data Monitor Corsair K60 Mecanical Keyboard Corsair AX1200i Platinum Full Modular 
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