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#1ulchiha_madaraPosted 8/29/2013 9:18:09 AM
Hi all,

This is my first time building a PC. After researching, these are the parts that I came up with. I will be using this PC for gaming(Skyrim with plenty of enbs and mods, GTA 5, StarCraft, etc), School, and video projects. I am planning to probably SLI it in two years or so. Right now, I'm planning on sticking with 1080P but, in the near future I will probably upgrade to 2560x1440. Any tips, comments would greatly be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Budget limit: $2,000.00 USD


CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core (Microcenter Override) $279.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid $109.99
Motherboard Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 $177.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 $128.99
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD $122.99
Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM $89.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB $509.99
Case Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower $126.00
Power Supply XFX 850W ATX12V / EPS12V $137.47
Optical Drive Samsung SN-208BB DVD/CD Writer $32.19
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98
Monitor Asus VN247H-P 23.6" $178.99

Total : $1,985.00
#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 8/29/2013 9:24:08 AM
The only problem I see is that your HDD is only 5900 RPM when the standard is 7200. You should be able to get a 7200 RPM drive of that size for the same price.
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#3ulchiha_madara(Topic Creator)Posted 8/29/2013 9:28:36 AM
Thanks for the input. This is my first build I have no idea what the norms are for parts and stats.
Thanks once again, I'll see what I can find based on your recommendation.
#4NicodimusPosted 8/29/2013 9:28:42 AM
I agree about the HDD, and I can also tell you that you can save $60 on your GPU. The $510 EVGA version is a ripoff, frankly. Go with the Gigabyte 4gb version 770 for $450 instead. It has better cooling, and GPU Boost 2.0 overclocks automatically based on...you guessed it...temperature.
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#5PyrotechnixxxPosted 8/29/2013 9:30:45 AM
Get 8GB of RAM and upgrade later if you need to, and get a 7200RPM HDD. I'd also see if you can get a good 750W unit to save a bit on the PSU unless you're planning on 3 way SLI.
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#6ulchiha_madara(Topic Creator)Posted 8/29/2013 10:03:05 AM
NIcodimus - Thanks. I will definitely look into the Gigabyte version. I did see some price differences on brands. I chose EVGA because majority of the internet says their customer service is "top of line".
#7ulchiha_madara(Topic Creator)Posted 8/29/2013 10:09:56 AM
Pyrotechnixxx - I was thinking about just getting 8G, while researching the internet there were majority that states the more Gs you have the faster the computer. I really don't understand how the "g"s work to make your system faster, and I came to the conclusion that maybe the bigger the better? Would you mind explaining the difference of more G, please?

As far as for SLI, I'm only probably going to try dual GPUs. I've read that recommended PSU should be 850 bronze or something along that line. What do you consider should be enough for a SLI dual system?
#8NicodimusPosted 8/29/2013 10:23:09 AM(edited)
ulchiha_madara posted...
Pyrotechnixxx - I was thinking about just getting 8G, while researching the internet there were majority that states the more Gs you have the faster the computer. I really don't understand how the "g"s work to make your system faster, and I came to the conclusion that maybe the bigger the better? Would you mind explaining the difference of more G, please?

As far as for SLI, I'm only probably going to try dual GPUs. I've read that recommended PSU should be 850 bronze or something along that line. What do you consider should be enough for a SLI dual system?


For most cards in dual SLI, a 700-800 bronze PSU should be enough. Having more power available doesn't hurt anything though.
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#9PyrotechnixxxPosted 8/29/2013 10:24:24 AM
ulchiha_madara posted...
Pyrotechnixxx - I was thinking about just getting 8G, while researching the internet there were majority that states the more Gs you have the faster the computer. I really don't understand how the "g"s work to make your system faster, and I came to the conclusion that maybe the bigger the better? Would you mind explaining the difference of more G, please?


RAM exists to store information in a place where it can be accessed very, very quickly to be used by the CPU. More RAM only helps if you're using all or most of what you already have, and it's rare for a system to need more than 8GB of RAM unless you're doing extensive 3D or Video editing. For the record, the "G"s are unit of measure for how much data can be stored, GB standing for Gigabytes.
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#10Snuckie7Posted 8/29/2013 10:30:04 AM
Wait, you should be able to get a 4770K/GTX 780 build for around $2000. Are you buying in the US? And do you actually have access to a MicroCenter? (that price for the 4770K is in store pickup only)
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