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Pexterra
04-26-2014, 12:04 AM
I know minimal stuff about computers in regards to how to build them and specs and all that....very minimal.

Budget = $800 - is this enough for a really good one? I don't need a monitor.

Do you recommend buying one already built, or building one myself? I guess I could put one together if I watched enough youtube tutorials. I have been a console gamer since I was 12 starting with the original xbox and halo is when I got serious.

Are the prebuilts harder to upgrade? I think they come with bloatware, which I don't like.

Any other tips/advice appreciated.

misc_brah
04-26-2014, 05:25 AM
I know minimal stuff about computers in regards to how to build them and specs and all that....very minimal.

Budget = $800 - is this enough for a really good one? I don't need a monitor.

Do you recommend buying one already built, or building one myself? I guess I could put one together if I watched enough youtube tutorials. I have been a console gamer since I was 12 starting with the original xbox and halo is when I got serious.

Are the prebuilts harder to upgrade? I think they come with bloatware, which I don't like.

Any other tips/advice appreciated.

definitely build it yourself bro, its easy enough. I was a total noob and I taught myself to put together a PC by watching Carey Holzman video's on YT

MDxT8bSR3co

yeah $800 should be enough to get you a good enough build for 1080p gaming.

tdnick
04-26-2014, 05:38 AM
PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yLMq) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yLMq/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yLMq/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extreme4) ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1600c9d3b1k28gx) ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp43765kr) ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $801.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-26 08:37 EDT-0400)


When you get more money you could buy a CPU cooler. For $30, just get the hyper212

You can always add an ssd later if you want one. Ignore the phaggots saying to get one

bucks2145
04-26-2014, 05:44 AM
PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yLMq) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yLMq/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yLMq/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extreme4) ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1600c9d3b1k28gx) ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp43765kr) ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $801.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-26 08:37 EDT-0400)


When you get more money you could buy a CPU cooler. For $30, just get the hyper212

I would also say to save a little more so you can include a SSD as well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W01AZ5378 for $85

Brahku
04-26-2014, 05:48 AM
Yeah stock cooler is just fine, unless youre gonna overclock op. Save for SSD

LaurenceW
04-26-2014, 05:55 AM
Wait for everblue to post

jerzyfit
04-26-2014, 11:27 AM
PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yLMq) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yLMq/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yLMq/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extreme4) ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1600c9d3b1k28gx) ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp43765kr) ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $801.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-26 08:37 EDT-0400)


When you get more money you could buy a CPU cooler. For $30, just get the hyper212

You can always add an ssd later if you want one. Ignore the phaggots saying to get one


But who was operating system?


OP add 130.00 USD to that.

LaurenceW
04-26-2014, 11:34 AM
But who was operating system?


OP add 130.00 USD to that.

Or just use dazloader and get Windows 7 for free

jerzyfit
04-26-2014, 12:26 PM
Or just use dazloader and get Windows 7 for free


Never use a torrented version of an OS crew

LaurenceW
04-26-2014, 12:30 PM
Never use a torrented version of an OS crew

This link is legit, not torrent: http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/

jerzyfit
04-26-2014, 12:34 PM
This link is legit, not torrent: http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/


Bullsh*t

Gothwaite
04-26-2014, 12:37 PM
Never use a torrented version of an OS crew

gets free operating systems crew

LaurenceW
04-26-2014, 12:39 PM
Bullsh*t

You are obviously unaware, even Microsoft links you to these downloads: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/cannot-find-digital-river-download-site/66a8439b-0d16-4b70-92f7-1c8486a46ebf

Then just use dazloader and you're done

http://awesomegifs.com/wp-content/uploads/littlefinger-deal-with-it.gif

everblue
04-26-2014, 12:51 PM
PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yXJa) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yXJa/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yXJa/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv34g160c0rd) ($25.00)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv34g160c0rd) ($25.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vl80001w2z) ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $789.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-26 15:50 EDT-0400)

Link for RAM:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8033819&CatId=4534
or
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8569728&csid=_61

Link for extra $5 off (or more if you don't mind rebates) for motherboard:
http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/119124/newegg---asrock-fatal1ty-z87-killer-lga-1150-hdmi-sata-6gbs-usb-3.0-atx-intel-motherboard

Pexterra
04-26-2014, 04:51 PM
Thanks for the advice guys. I watched that whole install video and have a decent idea of building now . I think I may go with a ssd I think I may be able to raise my budget to around nine hundred.

Pexterra
04-26-2014, 06:13 PM
PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yXJa) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yXJa/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yXJa/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv34g160c0rd) ($25.00)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv34g160c0rd) ($25.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vl80001w2z) ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $789.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-26 15:50 EDT-0400)

Link for RAM:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8033819&CatId=4534
or
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8569728&csid=_61

Link for extra $5 off (or more if you don't mind rebates) for motherboard:
http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/119124/newegg---asrock-fatal1ty-z87-killer-lga-1150-hdmi-sata-6gbs-usb-3.0-atx-intel-motherboard

I am confused. Isn't the memory - patriot viper the ram? You put link for ram at the bottom?

LS Series
04-26-2014, 07:45 PM
PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yLMq) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yLMq/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3yLMq/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extreme4) ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1600c9d3b1k28gx) ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp43765kr) ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $801.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-26 08:37 EDT-0400)


When you get more money you could buy a CPU cooler. For $30, just get the hyper212

You can always add an ssd later if you want one. Ignore the phaggots saying to get onePSU is garbage. I bought a 500 and 600W builder series both DOA.

MiscMathematician
04-26-2014, 07:56 PM
If you don't want to overclock, you can save $50-100 by grabbing an i5-4430, which is the same chip but with lower clocks. I have the equivalent ivy bridge (i5-3450), and can confirm it won't make a difference. You can put that money towards a better graphics card and don't need to worry about an aftermarket cooler


PSU is garbage. I bought a 500 and 600W builder series both DOA.

That's unfortunate. Corsair has a fantastic reputation though and have reportedly good CS. I've used them for my last two builds and still chugging along no issues

DESERPENTOR
04-26-2014, 07:59 PM
ibuypower.com

Pexterra
04-26-2014, 08:19 PM
ibuypower.com

I thought prebuilts were looked down upon?

MiscMathematician
04-26-2014, 08:36 PM
I thought prebuilts were looked down upon?

Prebuilts cost more (usually) and use cheaper mobos/ram/PSU. They also (usually) prevent overclocking and skimp on PC upgradability, having less PCI/SATA ports, fan connectors, free bays etc. I have nothing against pre-builts if they fit the bill, almost bought a dell with an i7-3770, 16gb RAM for $550ish. Would have changed the PSU though.

iBuyPower and others like it use standard consumer available parts negating some negatives of prebuilt PCs, but still cost more.

Pexterra
04-26-2014, 08:49 PM
Prebuilts cost more (usually) and use cheaper mobos/ram/PSU. They also (usually) prevent overclocking and skimp on PC upgradability, having less PCI/SATA ports, fan connectors, free bays etc. I have nothing against pre-builts if they fit the bill, almost bought a dell with an i7-3770, 16gb RAM for $550ish. Would have changed the PSU though.

iBuyPower and others like it use standard consumer available parts negating some negatives of prebuilt PCs, but still cost more.

Do they do a good job of leaving enough room for upgrades? Do they make their own cases? I don't see
Them
Using any corsairs
Or anything like that (talking about ibuypower)
From first look

MiscMathematician
04-26-2014, 08:56 PM
Do they do a good job of leaving enough room for upgrades? Do they make their own cases? I don't see
Them
Using any corsairs
Or anything like that (talking about ibuypower)
From first look

It's probably a cheap (possibly rebranded) PSU, yes. I would never trust prebuilts' PSUs on an important machine. So if buying prebuilt for a gaming machine, I will probably replace the PSU. If I were considering buying from them I would search and compile statistics on their failures. In most cases it is probably a non-issue though; no company would purposely use bad components if they want to be a company 5 years later.

Pexterra
04-26-2014, 09:41 PM
Thanks guys def. gonna build one myself. I think it will be more rewarding anyways. Now gonna take your guys parts suggestions and start researching and building parts list

LS Series
04-26-2014, 11:51 PM
If you don't want to overclock, you can save $50-100 by grabbing an i5-4430, which is the same chip but with lower clocks. I have the equivalent ivy bridge (i5-3450), and can confirm it won't make a difference. You can put that money towards a better graphics card and don't need to worry about an aftermarket cooler



That's unfortunate. Corsair has a fantastic reputation though and have reportedly good CS. I've used them for my last two builds and still chugging along no issuesThat's why it sucked...I've always used them in my previous builds. I still ended up going with them, but I used another line. You can't really cheap out on the PSU that's a big no no when building a rig.

chevy72blu
04-26-2014, 11:58 PM
That's unfortunate. Corsair has a fantastic reputation though and have reportedly good CS. I've used them for my last two builds and still chugging along no issues

Pretty sure Corsair doesnt make their own PSUs but I could be wrong. There are something like only 3-4 PSU manufacturers (OEMs) which are rebranded by others.

BennyJr169
04-26-2014, 11:58 PM
That's unfortunate. Corsair has a fantastic reputation though and have reportedly good CS. I've used them for my last two builds and still chugging along no issues

Their psu's are hit or miss really, been getting better tho.

Pexterra
04-27-2014, 12:20 AM
You guys still think I should go with the Corsair then? That 500 big enough for this load?

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1866c9r) ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te120bw) ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-500rwt) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-keyboard-rz0300381900r3u1) ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Razer Razer Naga 2014 Wired Laser Mouse (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-mouse-rz0101040100r3u1) ($65.63 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1188.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 03:19 EDT-0400)

cyde
04-27-2014, 07:29 AM
PSU is garbage. I bought a 500 and 600W builder series both DOA.

Corsair has good PSU's, but unfortunately the CX series aren't among them. The AX and HX series are solid, but for that price a quality Seasonic can be had. XFX Core ed. PSUs are great for budget builds and are made by Seasonic.

tdnick
04-27-2014, 07:32 AM
You guys still think I should go with the Corsair then? That 500 big enough for this load?

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1866c9r) ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te120bw) ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-500rwt) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-keyboard-rz0300381900r3u1) ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Razer Razer Naga 2014 Wired Laser Mouse (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-mouse-rz0101040100r3u1) ($65.63 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1188.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 03:19 EDT-0400)

If you're worried, just buy the 600W one. It's like $7-$10 more

BennyJr169
04-27-2014, 07:33 AM
You guys still think I should go with the Corsair then? That 500 big enough for this load?

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1866c9r) ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te120bw) ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-500rwt) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-keyboard-rz0300381900r3u1) ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Razer Razer Naga 2014 Wired Laser Mouse (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-mouse-rz0101040100r3u1) ($65.63 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1188.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 03:19 EDT-0400)

500 is plenty. If its on sale sure, but i'd personally go with seasonic, even if it costs a little more

LaurenceW
04-27-2014, 07:34 AM
You guys still think I should go with the Corsair then? That 500 big enough for this load?

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1866c9r) ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te120bw) ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-500rwt) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-keyboard-rz0300381900r3u1) ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Razer Razer Naga 2014 Wired Laser Mouse (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-mouse-rz0101040100r3u1) ($65.63 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1188.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 03:19 EDT-0400)

Yes for now, but I'd get a 750W PSU so you have enough power for when you end up getting another 770 for SLI and things like soundcards in the future.

cyde
04-27-2014, 07:48 AM
500 is plenty. If its on sale sure, but i'd personally go with seasonic, even if it costs a little more

Yup, GTX 760 is pretty efficient and only pulls around 170W. 500w would leave plenty of headroom for a single card.

Pexterra
04-27-2014, 11:45 AM
Corsair has good PSU's, but unfortunately the CX series aren't among them. The AX and HX series are solid, but for that price a quality Seasonic can be had. XFX Core ed. PSUs are great for budget builds and are made by Seasonic.

CXM series looks to have perfect reviews on Newegg. I am guessing they are just a better version of the CX? (less clutter?)

Anyways, after what I have heard....I have switched my power supply to this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

seanb1979
04-27-2014, 12:16 PM
Never use a torrented version of an OS crew

dont need to torrent, just use an activator and a genuine oem iso

seanb1979
04-27-2014, 12:19 PM
Thanks for the advice guys. I watched that whole install video and have a decent idea of building now . I think I may go with a ssd I think I may be able to raise my budget to around nine hundred.

SSD should be mandatory for any new build.. they make that much of a difference.. the samsung evos are nice for the price

everblue
04-27-2014, 12:31 PM
CXM series looks to have perfect reviews on Newegg. I am guessing they are just a better version of the CX? (less clutter?)

Anyways, after what I have heard....I have switched my power supply to this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

$80 on a 550W psu is dumb imo. Yes I know it's Seasonic, but fuk that's ridiculous.

for $10 more, you can get a 750W that comes with a 10 year warranty (Seasonic only comes with 7 year warranty)
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031501&sku=94405&vpn=220-G2-0750-XR&manufacture=eVGA&promoid=1070

seanb1979
04-27-2014, 12:48 PM
$80 on a 550W psu is dumb imo. Yes I know it's Seasonic, but fuk that's ridiculous.

for $10 more, you can get a 750W that comes with a 10 year warranty (Seasonic only comes with 7 year warranty)
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031501&sku=94405&vpn=220-G2-0750-XR&manufacture=eVGA&promoid=1070

why shop there when newegg and amazon are less?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CKGgy8G3gb4CFcRlfgodhSMAuw&Item=N82E16817438007&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Power+Supplies-_-N82E16817438007&ef_id=U0iUggAABaH-gTWk:20140427194731:s

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-NEX750B-Certified-120-PB-0750-KR/dp/B009YC3DBS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1398628101&sr=8-2&keywords=EVGA+Supernova+750

everblue
04-27-2014, 01:24 PM
why shop there when newegg and amazon are less?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CKGgy8G3gb4CFcRlfgodhSMAuw&Item=N82E16817438007&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-Power+Supplies-_-N82E16817438007&ef_id=U0iUggAABaH-gTWk:20140427194731:s

http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-NEX750B-Certified-120-PB-0750-KR/dp/B009YC3DBS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1398628101&sr=8-2&keywords=EVGA+Supernova+750

those are bronze(semi modular, 80% efficient, 5 year warranty). the one I linked is gold (fully modular, 90% efficient, 10 year warranty)

CoreMaster75
04-27-2014, 01:58 PM
I'd consider buying a used one OP. Here's what I got for $1000 off of craigslist.

Antec 900 Series Mid-tower case
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Factory SuperClocked
Gigabyte Z77-UD3H Motherboard
Intel Core i5 3570k
Western Digital 500gb 7200rpm HDD
Crucial M4 128gb SSD
8gb Corsair Vengeance RAM
Corsair 750w PSU
Killer Xeno Network Card
Linksys AE2500 Wireless adapter
LG optical drive
Windows 7 Home Premium

Peripherals:
Razer Black Widow Ultimate Gaming Keyboard
Razer Mamba 2012 Gaming Mouse
Razer Vespula Gaming Mousepad
Logitech G930 Gaming Headset

HarshTruth
04-27-2014, 04:06 PM
You guys still think I should go with the Corsair then? That 500 big enough for this load?

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zg70/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1866c9r) ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te120bw) ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-500rwt) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-keyboard-rz0300381900r3u1) ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Razer Razer Naga 2014 Wired Laser Mouse (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-mouse-rz0101040100r3u1) ($65.63 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1188.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 03:19 EDT-0400)

Sorry bad idea to be honest for the following reasons:

-SSD is fine but you still need a normal HDD
(SSD wear out so you should try to use a different HDD for storage etc. - also since you seem to be a pc noob once you've seen your first steam-sale + humblebundle you will need more space)
- Keyboard and Mouse - Razer isnt bad but most of the expensive hardware isnt worth it - not to mention things like macros etc. are actually considered cheating in some games - if you really have the spare money invest in a better CPU and GPU (way better)
(i use some of the cheap mouses from razer which are fine - keyboard is pretty pointless if you think you will have an advantage with more expensive mouse and keyboard (thats not the case))

Depending on what you want to do you might also want to invest into an Xbox 360 Controller and a long HDMI cable to be able to play from your couch on your tv.

Also do you even have a monitor?

juiceboxx03
04-27-2014, 04:20 PM
Sorry bad idea to be honest for the following reasons:

-SSD is fine but you still need a normal HDD
(SSD wear out so you should try to use a different HDD for storage etc. - also since you seem to be a pc noob once you've seen your first steam-sale + humblebundle you will need more space)
- Keyboard and Mouse - Razer isnt bad but most of the expensive hardware isnt worth it - not to mention things like macros etc. are actually considered cheating in some games - if you really have the spare money invest in a better CPU and GPU (way better)
(i use some of the cheap mouses from razer which are fine - keyboard is pretty pointless if you think you will have an advantage with more expensive mouse and keyboard (thats not the case))

Depending on what you want to do you might also want to invest into an Xbox 360 Controller and a long HDMI cable to be able to play from your couch on your tv.

Also do you even have a monitor?

Yeah dude, definitely get a HDD. Just finished my new build today, started with a 250gb SSD. I'm installing Bioshock Infinite right now, it's like 38 gb

shanedawg
04-27-2014, 05:22 PM
you dont even really need to watch tutorials. just follow your mobos manual and you should be good.

Pexterra
04-27-2014, 06:24 PM
Sorry bad idea to be honest for the following reasons:

-SSD is fine but you still need a normal HDD
(SSD wear out so you should try to use a different HDD for storage etc. - also since you seem to be a pc noob once you've seen your first steam-sale + humblebundle you will need more space)
- Keyboard and Mouse - Razer isnt bad but most of the expensive hardware isnt worth it - not to mention things like macros etc. are actually considered cheating in some games - if you really have the spare money invest in a better CPU and GPU (way better)
(i use some of the cheap mouses from razer which are fine - keyboard is pretty pointless if you think you will have an advantage with more expensive mouse and keyboard (thats not the case))

Depending on what you want to do you might also want to invest into an Xbox 360 Controller and a long HDMI cable to be able to play from your couch on your tv.

Also do you even have a monitor?

Yep, I have already purchased an Asus 27 inch monitor. I think I am gonna take your advice on the keyboard and mouse. You don't think the i5K will hack it? I am already pushing my budget past it's limit. I plan on getting mechanical hard drive later and will transfer the important stuff to that.

HarshTruth
04-27-2014, 06:50 PM
Yep, I have already purchased an Asus 27 inch monitor. I think I am gonna take your advice on the keyboard and mouse. You don't think the i5K will hack it? I am already pushing my budget past it's limit. I plan on getting mechanical hard drive later and will transfer the important stuff to that.

I hope you are aware of how big games are.

Anyhow the i5 is nice but since its a PC there will always be the "if only i had some more FPS" - thing
(Especially if you for example mod Skyrim)

So a better GPU is never a bad idea.

I think it all depends on how you "tick" and what you want.

Also i was just assuming you had some sort of budget you will use anyhow. But since you asked directly - the PC you posted is pretty strong and will probably be a great gaming-machine. Still you can push every PC to its limit by modding games.


Dl31p2lmUn8

On the other hand you will eventually always mod to the breaking point of your PC so it doesnt really matter if its even stronger.

Also the first thing you have to do once you join pc-gamers. Get free backup-software and make a backup of your fully installed perfectly running system. (to keep your pc fast reseting is a good option especially if it only takes a few minutes with backups)

Also keep your Data and OS on seperate Disks or at least seperate Drive-Letters. You can use Folder-Links for important Folders like "My Documents" etc.

Also never Defrag your SSD.

cyde
04-27-2014, 06:54 PM
Yep, I have already purchased an Asus 27 inch monitor. I think I am gonna take your advice on the keyboard and mouse. You don't think the i5K will hack it? I am already pushing my budget past it's limit. I plan on getting mechanical hard drive later and will transfer the important stuff to that.

Depends on the game and resolution. Some games require a powerful GPU while others don't. Also gaming at a higher resolution, 1440p+, GPU power is more important for better performance.

LordBroski
04-27-2014, 07:21 PM
Kind of hard to recommend anything if your budget keeps changing. If it was a firm $800, good luck getting a 4670k, z87 mobo, and a 770; everblue's recommendation is as close as you can get.

Pexterra
04-27-2014, 07:32 PM
Kind of hard to recommend anything if your budget keeps changing. If it was a firm $800, good luck getting a 4670k, z87 mobo, and a 770; everblue's recommendation is as close as you can get.

$1300 is tops now. I got a little extra pay this week.

So about $1200 because it's gonna be around $100 in taxes.

Here is my current list of what I will be ordering tomorrow. Still mulling it over...will be ordering a tb mechanical hard drive, audio equipment a couple pay checks later.

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zOae) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zOae/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zOae/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1866c9r) ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te120bw) ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-500rwt) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-keyboard-rz0300381900r3u1) ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-mouse-m65black) ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1207.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 22:34 EDT-0400)

everblue
04-27-2014, 07:34 PM
$1200 is tops now. I got a little extra pay this week.
Take my build, and add the following:

Gtx 780 (replace the 770)
Sound blaster Z
Beyerdynamics DT990 or Audiotechnica a900x headphones
Zalman clip on mic

Brb can hear exactly where enemies are
Brb sound quality will constantly give you eargasms

Pexterra
04-27-2014, 07:40 PM
Take my build, and add the following:

Gtx 780 (replace the 770)
Sound blaster Z
Beyerdynamics DT990 or Audiotechnica a900x headphones
Zalman clip on mic

Brb can hear exactly where enemies are
Brb sound quality will constantly give you eargasms

Checking them out now.

shanedawg
04-27-2014, 07:41 PM
if youre gonna spend that much on a keyboard. look at the ducky shine 3s on tiger direct. they just re stocked em so youll be in luck. much better IMO

edit: this is coming from someone who games with a razer naga mouse and kraken headset... so, yeah!

LordBroski
04-27-2014, 07:50 PM
$1300 is tops now. I got a little extra pay this week.

So about $1200 because it's gonna be around $100 in taxes.

Here is my current list of what I will be ordering tomorrow. Still mulling it over...will be ordering a tb mechanical hard drive, audio equipment a couple pay checks later.

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zOae) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zOae/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zOae/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1866c9r) ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te120bw) ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-500rwt) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-keyboard-rz0300381900r3u1) ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-mouse-m65black) ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1207.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 22:34 EDT-0400)

You can get g'skill 1866mhz ram for about $14 cheaper
Would rather get a 1TB hdd first, and add the SSD later, but if you can manage somehow, whatever. Kingston has a 120gb ssd for only $60.
I'd spend much more on the PSU if you plan to add future upgrades such as another 770 in SLI one day. something 750w+. otherwise if you don't care to overclock or run sli, don't bother with a z87 mobo.

Pexterra
04-27-2014, 07:57 PM
Alright here is the updated...little over budget. May just get keyboard and mouse instead of the sound stuff and get the sound stuff a little later. Dat video card better be able to make me breakfast. Estimated wattage is 430 so may just upgrade the psu like lordbroski said

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zPyZ) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zPyZ/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zPyZ/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv34g160c0rd) ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv34g160c0rd) ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn780ghz3gd) ($519.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vl80001w2z) ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/creative-labs-sound-card-70sb150600000) ($118.99 @ Best Buy)
Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-A900X Headphones (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/audio-technica-headphones-atha900x) ($189.86 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1370.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 22:56 EDT-0400)

MiscMathematician
04-27-2014, 08:00 PM
$1300 is tops now. I got a little extra pay this week.

So about $1200 because it's gonna be around $100 in taxes.

Here is my current list of what I will be ordering tomorrow. Still mulling it over...will be ordering a tb mechanical hard drive, audio equipment a couple pay checks later.

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zOae) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zOae/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zOae/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1866c9r) ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te120bw) ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-500rwt) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-keyboard-rz0300381900r3u1) ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-mouse-m65black) ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1207.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 22:34 EDT-0400)

If you're not set on your case and other certain things, check out this combo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1455227

Comes to $1100 after rebates ($10 rebate), and free shipping. Might not need to pay tax depending on state, and all in one shipment from one company if that matters to you

Notable changes: i7-4770k instead of i5-4670k, Different PSU (generally good reviews), 1TB HD instead of SSD (so order an SSD for $50-100 more). Other components and specs are comparable.

everblue
04-27-2014, 08:01 PM
That's waaaay too much for a gtx 780.

A 780 should run you 400-450 MAX

Pexterra
04-27-2014, 08:04 PM
That's waaaay too much for a gtx 780.

A 780 should run you 400-450 MAX

Lowest I see on Newegg is 499...also scrolled through part list and didn't see any cheaper

Pexterra
04-27-2014, 08:07 PM
If you're not set on your case and other certain things, check out this combo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1455227

Comes to $1100 after rebates ($10 rebate), and free shipping. Might not need to pay tax depending on state, and all in one shipment from one company if that matters to you

Notable changes: i7-4770k instead of i5-4670k, Different PSU (generally good reviews), 1TB HD instead of SSD (so order an SSD for $50-100 more). Other components and specs are comparable.

Didn't see those newegg combos, gonna have to check those out.

MiscMathematician
04-27-2014, 08:08 PM
Didn't see those newegg combos, gonna have to check those out.

With the headphones, keyboard and mouse the prices would be pretty close anyway, so It shouldn't matter in the end. A 780 is going to be a much better upgrade than an i7

Pexterra
04-27-2014, 08:10 PM
With the headphones, keyboard and mouse the prices would be pretty close anyway, so It shouldn't matter in the end. A 780 is going to be a much better upgrade than an i7

Yeah, if it was the same it would have been beneficial to get it all shipped together, but if having a better card is better than having a better cpu then you're right.

LordBroski
04-27-2014, 08:14 PM
I'd do something like this:


PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zQ0w) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zQ0w/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zQ0w/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8gbsr) ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex) ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-500rwt) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg850m) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1065.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 23:11 EDT-0400)

Buy a SSD and hyper 212 evo cooler later on along with your audio gear. 850w psu leaves you with enough juice to overclock and add another 770 sometime in the future.

everblue
04-27-2014, 09:08 PM
OP, go with this build:

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zRQx) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zRQx/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zRQx/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv34g160c0rd) ($25.00)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv34g160c0rd) ($25.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr929wf34gd) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vl80001w2z) ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/creative-labs-sound-card-70sb150000000) ($84.99 @ Best Buy)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-keyboard-ch9000040na) ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-mouse-rz0100151400r3u1) ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-A900X Headphones (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/audio-technica-headphones-atha900x) ($130.00)
Total: $1298.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-28 00:08 EDT-0400)

Pexterra
04-27-2014, 09:17 PM
OP, go with this build:

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zRQx) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zRQx/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zRQx/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv34g160c0rd) ($25.00)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv34g160c0rd) ($25.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr929wf34gd) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vl80001w2z) ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/creative-labs-sound-card-70sb150000000) ($84.99 @ Best Buy)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-keyboard-ch9000040na) ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-mouse-rz0100151400r3u1) ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-A900X Headphones (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/audio-technica-headphones-atha900x) ($130.00)
Total: $1298.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-28 00:08 EDT-0400)

Think I am gonna go with this. You talked me into the audio part.

Beam forming mic , or audio control version?

cyde
04-27-2014, 09:30 PM
OP, go with this build:

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zRQx) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zRQx/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zRQx/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv34g160c0rd) ($25.00)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv34g160c0rd) ($25.00)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr929wf34gd) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vl80001w2z) ($37.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/creative-labs-sound-card-70sb150000000) ($84.99 @ Best Buy)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-keyboard-ch9000040na) ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-mouse-rz0100151400r3u1) ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-A900X Headphones (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/audio-technica-headphones-atha900x) ($130.00)
Total: $1298.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-28 00:08 EDT-0400)

He should set aside a little money toward case fans too if going this route. R9 290 runs pretty hot and needs lots of airflow. Oh and add another $300 for a Korean 1440p monitor. :p

BennyJr169
04-27-2014, 09:31 PM
Think I am gonna go with this. You talked me into the audio part.

Beam forming mic , or audio control version?

Just the mic, the audio control version makes the sound quality drop.

everblue
04-27-2014, 11:05 PM
Just the mic, the audio control version makes the sound quality drop.

this

btw, you get the 8GB of RAM for $50 from TigerDirect. I posted the link on the first page

CrazySlasher
04-27-2014, 11:31 PM
dfijf0

nevermind

HarshTruth
04-28-2014, 02:34 AM
$1300 is tops now. I got a little extra pay this week.

So about $1200 because it's gonna be around $100 in taxes.

Here is my current list of what I will be ordering tomorrow. Still mulling it over...will be ordering a tb mechanical hard drive, audio equipment a couple pay checks later.

PCPartPicker part list (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zOae) / Price breakdown by merchant (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zOae/by_merchant/) / Benchmarks (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zOae/benchmarks/)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1866c9r) ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te120bw) ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n770tf2gd5oc) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-500rwt) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500) ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-keyboard-rz0300381900r3u1) ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-mouse-m65black) ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1207.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 22:34 EDT-0400)

Hmm:
1) why is this expensive Keyboard so important to you?
2) you do realize that Windows 8 is rather different from older versions of Windows (and we dont know yet if the next Update will finally make it a "real" windows again)
3) you said 27 Inch - what is the native resolution of this monitor? (This is really important because if you want to play in higher resolutions than 1920x1080 a better GPU and CPU might really be a good investment)
-- you have to realize one important fact - on any monitor most resolutions that arent native will suck (picture will not really be sharp)
4) where is your normal HDD - 120 GB is pretty small if a single game can take up to 20-40 GB (modern games)
- SSD still wear out - at least to some extent so you should try not to delete and copy on it all the time (like instaling and uninstalling games all the time due to lack of space)