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1 year ago#1
trying to get a rig together for my homeboy, just wanted to see the best you guys could come up with.

his wants to stay within $1k - 1200

he already has a 1080p monitor
no peripherals
he does need an OS though, and a case.

i was looking at cases with him and he is very fond of the Thermaltake Overseer RX-I

id like to get him a current gen intel, 4th gen haswell or whatever-- something that'll be futureproof. no amd, no exceptions. i was even thinking about throwing a closed loop corsair hydo on it, like my h80i.

also, i gotta go with team green for the gfx department as well. no amd, no exceptions.

but beyond that, have at it. i appreciate any help.
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i7 3820 / Corsair H80i | Asus Sabertooth X79 | 2x GTX 680 4GB | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP | 2x 600GB Raptor / 2x 1TB WD RE3 | Corsair HX1000w | Silverstone RV01
1 year ago#2
also, i had picked out the asus sabertooth z87 mobo for him, i have the same one for my socket and i am extremely fond of it. i definitely want to try to keep it and the case in the budget if possible.
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i7 3820 / Corsair H80i | Asus Sabertooth X79 | 2x GTX 680 4GB | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP | 2x 600GB Raptor / 2x 1TB WD RE3 | Corsair HX1000w | Silverstone RV01
1 year ago#3
here's what i have so far... been doing my best to keep it <= 1200

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PrJmFT

i've changed that sabertooth motherboard because i couldn't get it to fit in his budget. i him a 3GB seagate barracude but he's wondering if the budget will allow him to fit a SSD in solely for the windows install. i'm not sure how big it would have to be i'm guessing either 32 or 64gb.
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i7 3820 / Corsair H80i | Asus Sabertooth X79 | 2x GTX 680 4GB | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP | 2x 600GB Raptor / 2x 1TB WD RE3 | Corsair HX1000w | Silverstone RV01
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1 year ago#5
Get this.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Y2WzFT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Y2WzFT/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($70.39 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($301.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H230 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $968.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-14 00:25 EDT-0400

The CPU you originally chose was a Haswell Refresh locked processor with a z87 motherboard. So, since I know your homie isn't going to be doing some overclocking. I changed it into a i5 4460 with H97 motherboard with USB 3.0 and since no overclock, no need for aftermarket cooler since stock is fine.

Video card jumps to an EVGA GTX 770 which is a whole lot better of course.Ram is cheaper since rams are really not that different. I also got him a Crucial M500 120Gb which is a really good SSD in both brand and quality especially for the money. Changed it into 2Tb since I read a while back that 3Tb drives tend to go bad easier.

Changed the case to an NZXT H230 which is cheaper of course but a really quality design and only that cheap because of a sales promo but if you want the Thermaltake then get it. Changed power supply to a quality XFX one, not a CoolerMaster Garbage PSU. Does he really need BlueRay? I changed it to a normal drive to save money.

This is a 1k build. I did not maximized the build since he might need a BlueRay drive(which I doubt) and might want the case ( which I doubt he'd care after 1 month after the purchase). You really don't need an aftermarket cooler for a locked proc.
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I5-4440 - Asrock H81M - Zotac 750Ti - CM N200 = Future Emulation and Gaming Build @ 1600 x 900
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1 year ago#6
ok so i actually kinda of merged the 2 lists together.. i kept windows 8.1, and the cpu. but we are stuck on the case so we are gonna go ahead with the thermaltake. i went to a different motherboard because he wants one with wifi built in and would rather it be on the motherboard so it doesn't take up a pci-e slot. its a different board than the one i originally had in the first list. i also changed the RAM back to corsair vengeance ram because i've never heard of whatever brand you recommended, and i cant recommend their ram enough. also, i changed the PSU back to a corsair brand for the same reason- i can't recommend theirs enough

either way, here is where we currently stand- check this out: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7dgFK8

basically $21 more than my original proposed build, with a much better gfx card, a solid state drive, and a fairly insignificant downgrade in cpu/mobo, and a optical drive that doesn't read blu-rays which hardly matters. not bad, right?
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i7 3820 / Corsair H80i | Asus Sabertooth X79 | 2x GTX 680 4GB | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP | 2x 600GB Raptor / 2x 1TB WD RE3 | Corsair HX1000w | Silverstone RV01
1 year ago#7
Really bad build for the price.

You have to update the motherboard bios first before you can use it. Why get a Z87 on a locked processor when the H97 motherboard is cheaper, newer and does not need a BIOS update. The XFX 550 PSU is enough for a build with no proc OC and the low grade Corsair CX PSU T____T? Even the ram got crappier since the timings are lower.

Everything actually got more expensive and the performance got a bit lower. :( You can always buy a USB 2.0 Wifi Adapter where you use one of the many USB ports on the back of your motherboard.

I wouldn't buy the build you posted especially when the first build I posted is $150 cheaper if you add the Thermaltake case and the TT case is FULL ATX so you shouldn't be worried about losing a PCI slot since you should have more than you need.

Hope this helps.
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I5-4440 - Asrock H81M - Zotac 750Ti - CM N200 = Future Emulation and Gaming Build @ 1600 x 900
PS3_PS2_PS1 Master.
1 year ago#8
You also shouldn't be worried about Ram Brand since there are only a handful manufacturers now that make ram.

While I'm not sure, I think that Samsung, Eplida and Micron are the only ones who are manufacturing ram right now. of course I may be wrong but the Team Vulcan and Corsair ram may even have been manufactured in the same plant.
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I5-4440 - Asrock H81M - Zotac 750Ti - CM N200 = Future Emulation and Gaming Build @ 1600 x 900
PS3_PS2_PS1 Master.
1 year ago#9
Lol, Cancel the comment about the TT case is full atx so PCI is not problem lol.

The motherboard has more than enough PCI slots so you shouldn't worry is what I meant.
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I5-4440 - Asrock H81M - Zotac 750Ti - CM N200 = Future Emulation and Gaming Build @ 1600 x 900
PS3_PS2_PS1 Master.
1 year ago#10
My build...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6MKK23
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