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Can Gfaqs give me their opinion on some of the parts I chose for my PC build?

#1sabermoffPosted 5/2/2014 7:34:05 PM
Hey, this is my first time building a gaming PC, and I just wanted to make sure I was getting good and legitimate parts for it. I will list below some amazon links for some of the parts I will be getting. Just to clarify, these are mostly the external accessories that I will be listing, not the actual internal parts, except for maybe the GPU and CPU.

Mouse: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Proteus-Tunable-Customizable-910-004074/dp/B00IRHE892/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399083026&sr=8-1&keywords=logitech+g502

Keyboard: http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Gaming-Keyboard-Color-Screen/dp/B00BCEK2M4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399083695&sr=8-1&keywords=logitech+g19s

Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006I2H084/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B006I2H084&linkCode=as2&tag=ezvid02-20

Headset: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CQ35C1Q/ref=gno_cart_title_0?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

GPU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GDIIIPW/ref=gno_cart_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

CPU: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-4770K-Quad-Core-Processor-BX80646I74770K/dp/B00CO8TBQ0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399084007&sr=8-1&keywords=intel+i7

Also, What SSD and HDD would you guys recommend? There were a lot of ones on amazon that each had a lot of different specifications, so I wasn't really sure on that one. I do intend to get both a SSD for games and Windows(since I heard it helps significantly with loading times) and a HDD for pretty much everything else.

Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions/feedback that I get.
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#2PsythikPosted 5/2/2014 7:49:26 PM
Shortened those obnoxious links for you:
sabermoff posted...
Mouse: http://www.amazon.com//dp/B00IRHE892

Keyboard: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BCEK2M4

Case: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006I2H084

Headset: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CQ35C1Q

GPU: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GDIIIPW

CPU: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CO8TBQ0

Also, What SSD and HDD would you guys recommend? There were a lot of ones on amazon that each had a lot of different specifications, so I wasn't really sure on that one. I do intend to get both a SSD for games and Windows(since I heard it helps significantly with loading times) and a HDD for pretty much everything else.
Mouse: I wouldn't pay $80 for a friggin' mouse. There are plenty of decent $30-40 mice that have the exact same features and reliability. Perixx is one such brand.

KB: I definitely wouldn't pay $160 (!) for a keyboard. You crazy, man?

Case: NZXT is a good brand and that case looks sleek. No complaints here.

Headset: Okay, now I know you have a Logitech fetish. Also, surround sound headphones aren't worth the extra money when you can achieve the same effect from stereo headphones using binaural processing like Headphone Virtualization or Dolby Headphone. Most sound cards have this feature, and onboard Realtek sound does too.

GPU: EVGA is the popular brand around here, but I always get the cheapest GPU I can (so long as it has a decent cooler) and have never had an issue.

CPU: If this is a strictly gaming machine an i5-4670K will perform just as well for $100 less, but if you do other CPU-heavy tasks like video editing and music production then the i7 might be worth it.

SSD: Kingston V300 or Crucial M500, but since you apparently have money to blow there's no reason not to get a SAMSUNG Evo.

HDD: WD Black or non-DeskStar Hitachi
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#3sabermoff(Topic Creator)Posted 5/2/2014 7:58:59 PM
Actually, I don't really have a preference for Logitech, or any other brand. I've just heard that Logitech is a generally good company for all things relating to computer tech, so I started with that brand. And I didn't realize I was overpaying for some of those parts. This is exactly why I made this topic. Now I can revise my choices and maybe save a bit of money. And thanks for the response.
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#4Blobs_Posted 5/2/2014 8:09:30 PM
Logitech does make some quality stuff, however your choices are definitely some of their more overpriced items. You should look into the Logitech g400s, that's a great gaming mouse for like 2/3 the price. You may or may not want to stay away from any and all razer products as they are notorious for having horrible build quality (with one small exception being the deathadder mouse, but even that kinda sucks) The brand that Psythik recommended, Perixx, isn't spectacularly good, but they have 1 or 2 fairly good products. I personally have a Zowie mouse, and its very comfortable and I have no issues with it.

As for a keyboard, Cooler Master's Quickfire lineup is quite good, and you can never go wrong with a ducky keyboard. I have also heard from my friend that the Corsair K70 is good as well. You might want to look up some stuff about mechanical key switches to get a better idea of what kind of keyboard you want.
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#5x ShadowPosted 5/2/2014 9:32:11 PM
Can you put this into a PcPartsPicker build? Also, tell me your budget and expectations for this rig and I will optimize your build.
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#6sabermoff(Topic Creator)Posted 5/2/2014 10:46:49 PM
My budget for this build is going to be about $1500, maybe as much as $2000.
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#7x ShadowPosted 5/3/2014 11:15:30 AM(edited)
I took a build I already had and modified it slightly. Here's something you could go for if you want to keep it at 1500ish:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/xshadowinxbc/saved/4z2r

This doesn't include peripherals (or OS), so choose whatever you want for those. Also as a general note I could give less of a crap about color themes, so it's up to you to see if these things mesh well with the look you want to project.

For peripherals. Keep in mind that mechanical switches are at best "different" from rubber domes and not necessarily any "better". Not to mention feel is different between switch types. So choose whatever you feel comfortable with. If you just want an entry level gaming keyboard though, the Sidewinder X40 isn't a bad idea. Macro keys, NKRO, etc. If you want more programming options, Logitech might be a better choice. I can at least do Lua on my G710+. For mouse... well choose whatever fits the type of games you'll be playing. I play both MMORPGs and other types of games, so I chose a G600 from Logitech. Lots of programmable keys is nice.

Also obviously you can chip down on the price a bit by excluding some of the internal drives.
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#8link510Posted 5/3/2014 2:23:02 PM
sabermoff posted...
My budget for this build is going to be about $1500, maybe as much as $2000.


Is that for the tower itself or including OS/Peripherals?

This is what I would build with $1500 (just the tower):
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Di7m

Although you could just get a 250GB SSD and a 1TB HDD, too. Also, I would suggest getting a mechanical keyboard. Just my two cents.