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#1ethsfanPosted 8/17/2014 2:58:26 AM
This is what im thinking http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7dVbRB


For Gaming & light pic/vid editing
Looking to run games on high for 2yrs (new so assuming thats possible)
Not wanting to overclock

Anything parts that are really off? Or does it sound like a decent pc
#2BilliePilgrimPosted 8/17/2014 3:36:22 AM
Honestly, I'd downsize to 8GB of RAM and use that money to buy a Z97 mobo and and a 4670K. You say "Not wanting to overclock", but it's so easy an can easily add years of use to a CPU.

Really though, it's not like there's anything wrong with that build. It'll be running games on high for longer than 2 years. My 670 still does high settings on most games.
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#3luitenant_DanPosted 8/17/2014 3:40:46 AM
Hey I'm currently building my first PC so I can't tell you too much but I would recommend switching the 1TB SSD for a 1TB hard drive and 120GB SSD for OS and programs etc. That should save you a few hundred dollars ;)
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#4PsythikPosted 8/17/2014 3:52:07 AM(edited)
With that $2k budget there's really no reason not to go SLI. You could easily do dual 780s and have a rig that'll last you a very long time.

That 1TB SSD is ridiculous considering that about 75% of data can be safely stored on hard drives with no performance loss (documents, music, videos, etc.). You'd be much better off with a 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD.

Also, $100+ for an optical drive!? Are you insane? I wouldn't even pay $5 for one. It's 2014. Disc-based media is dead. Ditch the drive.

Lastly, it amuses me that you're willing to splurge on just about every part then skimp on literally the most important part of your PC, the power supply. Spend the extra $10-15 on a Corsair/Seasonic/EVGA PSU.
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#5ethsfan(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 4:03:02 AM
Is 8gb enough for editing?

U mean 2-780s? Thats an extra 450 i rather not spend ( i can always get another 780 later right?)

Well i tought having one Ssd would be less hassle.
Whats the benefit to ssd + hdd? $400 seems ok for a ssd to me.

I watch alot of blu-rays. Its only $2 per movie, sometimes i rent 1 get 1 free.

My bad i was told to get the 550w rosewill hive on here (that it was good). ill check out the brands u suggested
#6MrXGamerPosted 8/17/2014 4:08:38 AM(edited)
Psythik posted...
With that $2k budget there's really no reason not to go SLI. You could easily do dual 780s and have a rig that'll last you a very long time.

That 1TB SSD is ridiculous considering that about 75% of data can be safely stored on hard drives with no performance loss (documents, music, videos, etc.). You'd be much better off with a 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD.

Also, $100+ for an optical drive!? Are you insane? I wouldn't even pay $5 for one. It's 2014. Disc-based media is dead. Ditch the drive.

Lastly, it amuses me that you're willing to splurge on just about every part then skimp on literally the most important part of your PC, the power supply. Spend the extra $10-15 on a Corsair/Seasonic/EVGA PSU.


^ Some people don't like SLI, ya know? The micro-stuttering can be annoying, 780 is still good enough to last him 2-3 years.

Plus the optical drive has Blu-ray, maybe he needs it to watch Blu-ray movies? Keep it if you need Blu-ray, otherwise you could easily downgrade a dvd drive for $20-30.

Though I definitely agree with the advice on HDD, just get 256GB SSD for your OS and programs. Install games on a separate 1TB regular HDD.

Also yeah, you should definitely go for a better PSU and one that is 750w at least. In addition, get a heatsink for your CPU. I don't see it on your list.
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#7ShubPosted 8/17/2014 4:18:44 AM(edited)
The Rosewill Hive series is fine, I resent the obsession with Corsair/Seasonic that a lot of people exhibit. In fact the Rosewill Hive is higher quality than a number of popular Corsair models.

MrXGamer posted...
Also yeah, you should definitely go for a better PSU and one that is 750w at least.


Why? If he's not doing SLI, it's completely useless.

In addition, get a heatsink for your CPU. I don't see it on your list.


Almost all CPUs come with one, and if he's not overclocking, an aftermarket cooler is useless.
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#8ethsfan(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 4:28:45 AM(edited)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/P6w88d

Added the EVGA 220-G2-0750-XR

Figured incase i add a 2nd 780 later and it was like $40 more.


I really prefer 1 hard drive lol. Should i just get a 2tb hdd by itself? since 1tb ssd is "crazy".
#9TimePharaohPosted 8/17/2014 4:30:06 AM
Get both. I have like 30TB worth of harddrives, only peasants have one.
#10ShubPosted 8/17/2014 4:30:34 AM
If you prefer one hard drive, stick with the SSD, that's not even a debate.
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