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Building a rig.

#1DJ0224Posted 8/17/2013 8:42:09 AM
I'm think about building myself a PC in next couple months and have been researching components for a while now. I am pretty well versed in computer hardware and software, but I have never actually built my own PC from scratch, so i wanted to share my build and see what you guys think and see if anyone had any suggestions for me.

I'm trying to stay under $1500 budget wise, excluding the monitor, keyboard/mouse, ect. This build i have now is just under $1400 and i have found every part on Amazon.

CPU- Intel Core i5-4670K

GPU- Gigabyte GTX 770 GDDR5-4GB

MOBO- Asus Sabertooth Z87

RAM- Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600 Mhz

HDD- WD Blue 1 TB 7200rpm 64mb cache sataIII 6 gb/s

SSD- SanDisk Desktop Caching SSD 32 GB

PSU- Corsair Gaming Series 800-Watt

Tower- CM Storm Trooper

Anyone have any suggestions that could either make this a little cheaper or give me a little more performance? The mobo i chose is 2 way SLI ready so i can add another card down the line.
#2PhilOnDezPosted 8/17/2013 8:53:43 AM
If you don't need 16gb of ram you could drop 8gb and upgrade to a 128gb ssd and end up with overall smoother system performance. Other than that it looks good.
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#3AraphosPosted 8/17/2013 8:55:47 AM
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#4Reaper_MinionPosted 8/17/2013 9:01:53 AM
How much is that PSU? You can easily get away with an 80+ Bronze 600W~ one, which would help you save more money towards that 128GB SSD.

Also, I'd get a WD Black or Seagate Barracuda over WD Blue.
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#5gsf4lyfePosted 8/17/2013 9:03:27 AM
I think you're overspending on the mobo, and would be better suited getting a nicer SSD with higher capacity. The Samsung 840 EVO line just came out and are sick. You also probably don't need 16GB of RAM unless you're doing things other than gaming that requires it.
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#6gsf4lyfePosted 8/17/2013 9:03:58 AM
Reaper_Minion posted...
How much is that PSU? You can easily get away with an 80+ Bronze 600W~ one, which would help you save more money towards that 128GB SSD.

Also, I'd get a WD Black or Seagate Barracuda over WD Blue.


They mentioned possible SLI, which I don't think the 600w would handle.
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#7gsf4lyfePosted 8/17/2013 9:04:34 AM
Araphos posted...
Here you go friend!

i7-3970X Six-Core 4.0GHz
Windows 8 Pro
32GB RAM
Radeon HD 7990 6GB
512GB SSD + 4TB HDD

Final Price: $1,000

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/innovision-gaming--2


How is that even possible
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#8Reaper_MinionPosted 8/17/2013 9:11:38 AM
gsf4lyfe posted...
Reaper_Minion posted...
How much is that PSU? You can easily get away with an 80+ Bronze 600W~ one, which would help you save more money towards that 128GB SSD.

Also, I'd get a WD Black or Seagate Barracuda over WD Blue.


They mentioned possible SLI, which I don't think the 600w would handle.


True, but I personally don't think that SLI is worth it. A single GTX 770 4GB will last him long enough.

Also, I hate to go off-topic, but I can't help but notice that your rig has an FX-6300. My friend is buying a new rig and he doesn't have the budget to buy a decent Intel processor + mobo, so he's leaning towards the FX-6300. How's it doing for you? Is it bottlenecking your graphics card?
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#9DJ0224(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2013 9:13:44 AM
gsf4lyfe posted...
I think you're overspending on the mobo, and would be better suited getting a nicer SSD with higher capacity. The Samsung 840 EVO line just came out and are sick. You also probably don't need 16GB of RAM unless you're doing things other than gaming that requires it.


Any suggestion on a different mobo that will still support sli configurations? And i will definitely look into lowering the ram and getting a larger SSD.

Also is the SSD best used for caching? or Installing the OS on?
#10CacciatoPosted 8/17/2013 9:21:08 AM(edited)
DJ0224 posted...
gsf4lyfe posted...
I think you're overspending on the mobo, and would be better suited getting a nicer SSD with higher capacity. The Samsung 840 EVO line just came out and are sick. You also probably don't need 16GB of RAM unless you're doing things other than gaming that requires it.


Any suggestion on a different mobo that will still support sli configurations? And i will definitely look into lowering the ram and getting a larger SSD.

Also is the SSD best used for caching? or Installing the OS on?


This the mobo I have:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128592
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87d3hp

I'm also running the same CPU, RAM, and harddrive, but with a 7950 3GB and an SSD as well.