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#11gamer19993(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 2:42:12 PM
Oh, okay. That makes a lot of sense. Yeah, I guess I do need a keyboard and mouse then. Haha, thanks. I will take a look at that build now.
#12gamer19993(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 3:16:56 PM
Do you guys think it is worth paying more for the GTX 780? I basically want a computer that will last me a while, so I am not worried about dishing out a little more cash.
#132Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/9/2013 3:22:17 PM
gamer19993 posted...
Do you guys think it is worth paying more for the GTX 780? I basically want a computer that will last me a while, so I am not worried about dishing out a little more cash.


No really. You might want to wait til the new AMD cards come out to either get one of those or to see if Nvidia cards get cheaper
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#14NicodimusPosted 10/9/2013 3:29:32 PM
gamer19993 posted...
Do you guys think it is worth paying more for the GTX 780? I basically want a computer that will last me a while, so I am not worried about dishing out a little more cash.


I don't really think it's a great value, but some people don't care and just want it. I find that the 770 4GB does great for me for gaming at 1440p without breaking the bank, and if I want to add another one in a year, that's still a ton of performance for the money. Of course, there may be a new card out then that I'll want instead, but I like having both options open.
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#15gamer19993(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 3:37:06 PM
Okay cool. I don't really understand the difference between GTX 770s from MSI and EVGA. Does the brand matter much?
#16NicodimusPosted 10/9/2013 3:44:19 PM
gamer19993 posted...
Okay cool. I don't really understand the difference between GTX 770s from MSI and EVGA. Does the brand matter much?


The main things that may vary between different brands of the same card:

-What kind of cooling system the card uses

-The warranty and customer service of that company

-Stock clock speeds

-Voltage limitations (if you're big into overclocking, you want one with unlocked voltage)
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#17gamer19993(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 3:50:51 PM
Okay, I do not have much experience in overclocking... You would recommend the MSI card though? I don't think I will overclock it.
#18NicodimusPosted 10/9/2013 3:57:47 PM
gamer19993 posted...
Okay, I do not have much experience in overclocking... You would recommend the MSI card though? I don't think I will overclock it.


I have the Gigabyte version, and it works great for me (did a mild overclock, but there are voltage restrictions so it's not good for an overclocking fiend.)

EVGA, MSI, and ASUS have a pretty good reputation with most people too. I'm sure other people will chime in on this.
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#19gamer19993(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 4:03:42 PM
Awesome. Thank you so much for all of your help! I don't know what you play, but feel free to add me on steam: Armenican

Also, is there a comparable case to the one you recommended that is cheaper? I am
assuming that components determine what kind of case you need.
#20NicodimusPosted 10/9/2013 4:24:50 PM(edited)
gamer19993 posted...
Also, is there a comparable case to the one you recommended that is cheaper? I am
assuming that components determine what kind of case you need.


Cases are a mixture of style and function, and are pretty subjective things. The reasons I recommend the R4:

-Tons of room for a mid tower (makes fitting everything in easier, wire management easier, and airflow better)

-Comes with 2 140mm fans and has places for 4 more

-Very good noise dampening materials inside the case

-USB 2.0 and 3.0 front plugs

-No flashy lights or plastic case, just rock-solid build quality. It's all metal except the front door.

Some people love LED lights, transparent siding, smaller cases, etc...that is fine. The R4 just suits my personality and needs better. You are welcome to shop around if you'd rather find a better fit for you. The most important thing is that it houses the size of motherboard and video card you're putting in it.

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