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post #1 of 15
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heres the link to the parts
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3lCyZ

last time i built a pc was about 7 years ago. figured it was time for a new one. this includes a nice monitor,mouse, and keyboard.
i know i want a i7 and pretty set on a 780ti.
things im not to sure on would be

-motherboard
-brand of ram
-psu
-also deciding if windows 8.1 would be better than 7. i just like the look of 7 much better
-also debating if i should go to a 1440p monitor instead of 1080. ive just seen benchmarks and 1440p is a pretty hefty drop in framerate.
-watercooled vs standard cpu cooler. i noticed a decent watercooled setup is not much more at all.

pretty much this will be used for gaming. dayz standalone,bf4,arma3,etc.
any better suggestions or input is greatly appreciated. im looking at buying it all in a couple days
thanks
Edited by norcrawler - 4/3/14 at 7:18pm
post #2 of 15
A 780 TI doesn't deserve a 60hz 1080p monitor, go 1440p or go 1080p 120hz+ with a strobed backlight.

Stick with 8.1, you can make it look exactly like 7.

That's a very good motherboard, a cheaper UD3H would be fine as well.

Check the recommended PSU thread in the PSU section. But I believe that's a decent PSU

You could also check the RAM section, but it's not as important/critical. Just stick with 1.5v/1.35v DDR3 1600 or 1866. Like PSUs, brand doesn't matter, but the original manufacturer is what you look at.

I'm not a fan of the huge HAF cases, and that keyboard seems expensive... But that's just my opinion biggrin.gif
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post #3 of 15
If its just gaming go with the 4670k
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by BenJaminJr View Post

If its just gaming go with the 4670k

This ^. I don't know if you've been keeping up with CPUs recently, but a 4770k is barely a step up from a 4670k.
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post #5 of 15
Yeah, maybe a 750d instead of the CM since it is cheaper, but everyone has their own styles. For 50- 75 more on the monitor side, you could get a 144hz VG248QE or a Korean 1440p
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
i figured its all from new stuff so might as well just go i7 if its just another 90-100 bucks.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313
and this was the monitor i was originally looking at. but my buddy said the 144hz is a waste and it would end up looking worse than a 60/120hz monitor if games were only being played at 60-70 fps
post #7 of 15
Changed a few things... Just over $2k

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($135.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Mouse: SteelSeries Sensei Wired Laser Mouse ($70.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $2026.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-03 22:49 EDT-0400)

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post #8 of 15
Excellent Mobo. Also agree on getting 1440p in some manner, I love my Korean Qnix. For the PSU you could prolly drop down a bit and then get a gold certified model like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182068 superflower internals. Lastly I would say for the 840 evo is an excellent drive but you will not notice an everyday difference with another drive...SSD's recently have been going for sub $100 for 240GB. so I would look around/ wait for a sale. GL:thumb:
post #9 of 15
Get an Eizo FG2421 or a Lightboost monitor... That makes a huge difference at any framerate. Plain 144hz isn't worth the cost.

The Qnix QX2710 is also very good, and can run at 1440p/96hz. I think Newegg sells them now...
Edited by brucethemoose - 4/3/14 at 7:55pm
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212+ with extra fan Windows 10 Education x64 Shimian QH270 @110hz Medieval Dell OEM Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX750 V1 Antec 300 Black Illusion  Logitech G400s Xonar ST 
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Fostex T50rp with BMF mod Archer T9E Wifi adapter 2x Yate Loon D12SL-12D 120x38mm fans Thermalright TY-143 fan 
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Bruce
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Seagate 1TB 7200RPM OCZ Agility 4 128GB PNY 240GB LG Blu Ray Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Hyper 212+ with extra fan Windows 10 Education x64 Shimian QH270 @110hz Medieval Dell OEM Keyboard 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair TX750 V1 Antec 300 Black Illusion  Logitech G400s Xonar ST 
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post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
i think im still gonna go with an i7.
updated link http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3lFgP

plus this monitor- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA3PC1705689

1440p sounds cool but i feel like some games might lack in framerate. dayz standalone would be hurting. and if i ran dayz sa on 1080p on a 1440p native monitor it wouldnt look nearly as good as a native 1080 right? and it doesnt have to be 2k. a little overs fine
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