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#11OrochiStorm(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 6:40:56 PM
I tried out Ibuypower and put this together:

Case 1 x NZXT Phantom 410 Gaming Case - Black
Case Lighting X
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction 1 x Advanced - iBUYPOWER Harmony SRS Sound Reduction System
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion 1 x iBUYPOWER Internal USB Expansion System
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7 4820K Processor (4x 3.70GHz/10MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i7 4820K
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive X
Processor Cooling 1 x Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)
Memory 1 x 16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - FREE Upgrade to DDR3-1866 ADATA XPG V2
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 - 2GB - Single Card
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE] - GG Cruiser PC200-I Headset w/ large 57mm drivers for clear audio - FREE with any System ($29 Value)
Motherboard 1 x Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 -- 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16
Power Supply 1 x 750 Watt - Thermaltake TR2 TRX-750M - Free Upgrade to 850 Watt Thermaltake SP-850M 80 PLUS Bronze ($30 Savings)
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Optical Drive 1 x [12x Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Operating System 1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit
Advanced Build Options 1 x iBUYPOWER Specialized Advanced Packaging System - Protect your investment during transportation!
Advanced Build Options 1 x Tuniq TX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound - The best interface between your CPU and the heatsinks
Advanced Build Options 1 x Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Achieve exceptional airflow in your chassis
Advanced Build Options 1 x Professional wiring for all cables inside the system tower - Basic Pro Wiring
Case Engraving Service 1 x Custom Message - Max 35 characters (including spaces)
Warranty 1 x 3 Year Standard Warranty Service
Rush Service 1 x No Rush Service (Ships in 10-15 Business Days)
for $1726. Is that any better?
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#12OrochiStorm(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 6:55:44 PM
I did another.

*BASE_PRICE: [+945]
BLUETOOTH: None
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CARE2: Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
CARE3: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
CAS: Cooler Master N600 w/ USB 3.0, Side Panel Window [-5]
CASUPGRADE: None
CD: LG 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive & DVDRW, 3D Playback Combo Drive [+32] (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4820K Quad-Core 3.70 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29] (1,000 RPM Black Color with No LED Enlobal Magnetic Barometric Bearing 17 dBA)
ENGRAVING: None
FA_HDD: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)
FAN: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Dual Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+45])
FLASHMEDIA: None
FREEBIE_VC1: FREE! TITANFALL Full Version PC Game [+0]
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
HDD2: None
HEADSET: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Cooler Master Storm Devastator Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Combo
MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory [+75] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MONITOR: None
MONITOR2: None
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI/CrossFireX) ASUS P9X79 LE ATX w/ Remote GO!, 3 Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 1 PCI
MOUSE: None
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
NOISEREDUCE1: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels [+29]
NOISEREDUCE2: Power Supply Gasket [+5]
NOISEREDUCE3: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19]
POWERSUPPLY: 750 Watts - Corsair CSM Series CS750M 80 Plus Gold Certified Modular Ultra Quiet Power Supply [+81]
RUSH: Standard processing time: ship within 2 to 3 weeks
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR [3 Year Labor, 1 Year Parts] LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
TEMP: None
TUNING: None
TVRC: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
USBX: NZXT Internal USB 6-PORT Expansion Module [+19]
VIDEO: AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card [+473] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
VIDEO2: None
VIDEO3: None
WNC: None


$1929 for this one. Really needing help. D:
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#13PhilOnDezPosted 3/12/2014 7:42:28 PM
You could save $5-700 building it yourself.

The 4820k is kinda meh unless you love overclocking or are planning on tri/quad SLI/xfire, the 4770k will outperform it in every scenario. The included H60 isn't something I'd recommend for OCing and you aren't doing tri-290s on a 750w PSU.
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#14Incendia_IntusPosted 3/12/2014 7:52:06 PM
You can get a 4770K and 290x for like 1600-1700 from ecollegepc.
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#15PhilOnDezPosted 3/12/2014 7:53:56 PM
Pcpartpicker.com/p/38Vzf
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#16OrochiStorm(Topic Creator)Posted 3/12/2014 11:54:19 PM
PhilOnDez posted...
You could save $5-700 building it yourself.

The 4820k is kinda meh unless you love overclocking or are planning on tri/quad SLI/xfire, the 4770k will outperform it in every scenario. The included H60 isn't something I'd recommend for OCing and you aren't doing tri-290s on a 750w PSU.


I have a rather severe anxiety disorder, and the idea of assembling a PC myself, doing the initial boot on a clean drive, installing everything, etc. is almost paralyzing. I'm very much fine with spending the extra to have someone else put it together if it means not terror-pooping myself all the way through the process. I understand that this is not necessarily rational, but it's also well beyond my means of control. I do greatly appreciate the help, though!
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#17OrochiStorm(Topic Creator)Posted 3/13/2014 2:55:53 AM
Taking into consideration the previous advice given and weighing the pros/cons of what kind of flexibility I want the system to have for the future(ie longevity and upgrade-capability), I went and did another setup, this time shooting for a higher budget range with some quality of life things tacked on(an SSD and a few more things). I also switched to a GeForce 780 under quite a lot of advisement and having disliked my own experiences with AMD enough to be a bit shy about the 290 to begin with.

*BASE_PRICE: [+945]
BLUETOOTH: None
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CARE2: Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
CARE3: Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
CAS: Cooler Master N600 w/ USB 3.0, Side Panel Window [-5]
CASUPGRADE: None
CD: LG 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive & DVDRW, 3D Playback Combo Drive [+32] (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4820K Quad-Core 3.70 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29] (1,000 RPM Black Color with No LED Enlobal Magnetic Barometric Bearing 17 dBA)
ENGRAVING: None
FA_HDD: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)
FAN: Cooler Master Seidon 240M Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Extreme Performance CPU Cooler [+61] (Dual Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+29])
FLASHMEDIA: None
HDD: 120GB Corsair Neutron GTX SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 555MB/s Read & 330MB/s Write [+78] (Single Drive)
HDD2: None
HEADSET: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: (Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Cooler Master Storm Devastator Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Combo
MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory [+75] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MONITOR: None
MONITOR2: None
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: (3-Way SLI/CrossFireX) ASUS P9X79 LE ATX w/ Remote GO!, 3 Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 1 PCI
MOUSE: None
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
NOISEREDUCE1: Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels [+29]
NOISEREDUCE2: Power Supply Gasket [+5]
NOISEREDUCE3: Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts [+9]
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: Pro OC (Performance Overclock 10% or more) [+19]
POWERSUPPLY: 750 Watts - Corsair CSM Series CS750M 80 Plus Gold Certified Modular Ultra Quiet Power Supply [+81]
RUSH: Standard processing time: ship within 2 to 3 weeks
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR [3 Year Labor, 1 Year Parts] LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
TEMP: None
TUNING: None
TVRC: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
USBX: NZXT Internal USB 6-PORT Expansion Module [+19]
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+528] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO2: None
VIDEO3: None
WNC: None
_PRICE: (+2107)


It's a bit pricier, obviously... and with that also comes the risk of it being more likely to be overpriced. I also went for the 240M cooling setup since the H60 did seem underwhelming. Thoughts?
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#18ConkerPosted 3/13/2014 7:22:23 AM(edited)
Just get something with an i7-4770k like others have said. I'd also suggest the 780 (or ti since it's only a $75 upg on some sites), 8GB RAM, a lower cost SSD since you can get them cheap now and add another drive youself. If you're willing to spend over $2k you might as well get something worth the value. Otherwise at least get a cool design from somewhere like xoticpc, falcon northwest, etc.
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