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How is this for a start-up gaming rig?

#1chase1234lifePosted 9/19/2013 8:21:30 AM
I haven't built my own PC since about 2005 (though I've built rigs for other people to make some money on the side), and have been using laptops since about 2007.

I decided it was time to invest in my own rig again.

I should note, what I'm buying is just to start up, I plan on adding/replacing odds and ends down the road, but this is to get me started.

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156063

MoBo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128591

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148041

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

Windows 7 Professional OEM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992

DVD Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Wireless:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833180080

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125414

Liquid Cooling:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181030




Notes:
I plan on replacing the PSU down the road (a few months), adding another GPU (crossfire) even further down the road (half a year, maybe less), another HDD and/or SSD in the coming months (I already have an extra 1TB HDD laying around, but I pretty much already have it filled), a capture card, and I also plan to add on a Blu-Ray writeable drive at some point (as this is also going to be a Video Editing rig).




Is this a competent build?
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/19/2013 8:45:50 AM(edited)
A few things:

1) You didn't pick a processor

2) You really shouldn't get a cheap PSU now and then upgrade it later. You can get this for not much more and it's plenty for crossfire

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096

3) Get cheaper RAM since all RAM at the same speed is essentially the same

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313353

(Note the 20% off code)

4) Get a 1TB HDD for only $10 more

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
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#3steveboblarryPosted 9/19/2013 8:46:17 AM
also you should get one ssd
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#42Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/19/2013 8:51:17 AM
Also I'm not sure the H60 will cool much better than a 212 EVO which is half the price. I think you should either spend 100 on an H100i or get the 212 EVO.
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#5chase1234life(Topic Creator)Posted 9/19/2013 9:05:55 AM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
A few things:

1) You didn't pick a processor

2) You really shouldn't get a cheap PSU now and then upgrade it later. You can get this for not much more and it's plenty for crossfire

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096

3) Get cheaper RAM since all RAM at the same speed is essentially the same

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313353

(Note the 20% off code)

4) Get a 1TB HDD for only $10 more

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339


I do have one picked out... I just forgot to include it for some reason:
(it's an i5-4670k)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899

I will definitely take your suggestion on the PSU. I do still plan on upgrading it, but that is a better PSU than what I was looking at.

Trust me, I totally understand what you're saying about the RAM, and yes it would save me some money. However, that being said; I choose the RAM that I did because as I hope to be using the rig for a number of years, I want to make it look nice, and as I'm going with a blue theme, I really like the look of the G.Skill Blue Ripjaws. Call it a little stupid for spending the money just for looks, but I figure if I'm going to be going this far with the build, the extra $40 or so isn't that bad of a trade off.



As far as the HDD, again, I understand, but I avoid WD like the plague. I've had 3 WD drives (1 internal, 2 external) crap out on me in less than 3 months after purchase in the last 2 years, so they've lost their credibility with me. If there's a Seagate out there (the 1TB drive I mentioned before is a 4 year old Seagate and still works fine) that's only a few bucks more, than by all means I would switch.

And I will be getting a SSD, but not at the moment; as $1200 is really my limit for the next month. I started out wanting to do a $900 build next week, but have extended it to $1200 to make sure I don't have to worry about buying too much extra after the initial build.
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#62Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/19/2013 9:08:39 AM
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRNW/?tag=pcpapi-20
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#7chase1234life(Topic Creator)Posted 9/19/2013 9:14:50 AM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRNW/?tag=pcpapi-20


*snatched*

I guess I'll go with the 212 EVO instead of the h60
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#8Fade2black001Posted 9/19/2013 9:18:40 AM
steveboblarry posted...
also you should get one ssd


No he shouldn't... An SSD is NOT a necessity.
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#9ShubPosted 9/19/2013 9:19:56 AM
chase1234life posted...
PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148041


I know this has been said already but I want to drive the point home: do not get a cheap PSU. If you can't afford a good PSU, you can't afford a computer.

I also noticed you're getting Windows 7 Professional, is there a reason why you're spending the extra money on Professional?
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#10chase1234life(Topic Creator)Posted 9/19/2013 9:27:14 AM
Shub posted...
chase1234life posted...
PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148041


I know this has been said already but I want to drive the point home: do not get a cheap PSU. If you can't afford a good PSU, you can't afford a computer.

I also noticed you're getting Windows 7 Professional, is there a reason why you're spending the extra money on Professional?


And I've already taken it to heart. It's less that I am cheaping out on a PSU as much as I don't know much about PSUs.

And professional due to it's XP program backwards compatibility out of the box. I have tons of older software/games that it will come in handy for.
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