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    Old 02-23-2014, 03:52 PM
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    Hey everyone. Just finished buying everything for my first rig.

    Probably could've saved some money in certain area's. Let me know what you think!

    [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2YArS]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2YArS/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2YArS/benchmarks/]Benchmarks[/url]

    CPU: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k]Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($232.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87xud3h]Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1600c10d3b1k216g]Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($162.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-drive-sv300s37a120g]Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk[/url] ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42773kr]EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card[/url] ($332.99 @ B&H)
    Case: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc922mkkn1gp]Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($99.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ss650am]SeaSonic M12II 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($95.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24f1st]Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($20.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg248qe]Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($276.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Keyboard: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-keyboard-920003371]Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard[/url] ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/perixx-mouse-mx2000]Perixx MX-2000 Wired Laser Mouse[/url] ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Headphones: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-headphones-981000541]Logitech G230 Headset[/url] ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1608.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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    Old 02-23-2014, 04:06 PM
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    I would just grab 8 of ram for now...the prices area bit high and it wouldn't hurt just to wait to slap an extra 8 in there when you need it(prices may be lower down the road)...

    I would go with Plextor or Sammy for an SSD...that's a nice price but a cheap SSD will crap out quicker.

    Also consider what games you'll be playing for that 144hz monitor...a 770 may not be enough to power new games let alone whats available for CPU's nowadays. If you not looking to play older games then you may never need above 120hrz. But it looks as though you are looking to add another 770 in the future.

    Otherwise looks great and looks as though you set your self up nicely for a possible 2nd 770.
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    Old 02-23-2014, 04:18 PM
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    I would just grab 8 of ram for now...the prices area bit high and it wouldn't hurt just to wait to slap an extra 8 in there when you need it(prices may be lower down the road)...

    I would go with Plextor or Sammy for an SSD...that's a nice price but a cheap SSD will crap out quicker.

    Also consider what games you'll be playing for that 144hz monitor...a 770 may not be enough to power new games let alone whats available for CPU's nowadays. If you not looking to play older games then you may never need above 120hrz. But it looks as though you are looking to add another 770 in the future.

    Otherwise looks great and looks as though you set your self up nicely for a possible 2nd 770.
    Thanks for the response. I already actually purchased everything a few days ago, but appreciate the advice for the future. I agree about the RAM, I probably should've waited until down the road; but I guess when the time comes I will at least have the 16 gigs already. It was a back and forth battle in my head the last few weeks lol.

    I realize that the 144hz will most likely not be utilized for most games, in fact I do plan on locking it at 120hz. I tend to still play older games as well as new ones, so in my head that justified the extra $60. I also plan on adding the 2nd 770 in the future, so you are right on there.

    Thanks for the critique/advice tips!
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    Old 02-23-2014, 09:42 PM
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    THis is not popular opinion but graphics can get 2 top AMD cardfor xfire ?
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    Old 02-23-2014, 10:04 PM
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    THis is not popular opinion but graphics can get 2 top AMD cardfor xfire ?
    a dual GPU is setup is never worth it unless your budget allows you to buy more than one top end end card, when building a PC you should always go for the highest single card you can afford as it gives you an upgrade option down the road when you can most likely find a second card for a fraction of the price before the second card is even needed.

    also you AMD is actually a popular option for graphics, just depending on when you build and the budget you are aiming for AMD and Nvidia cards can be in your target range and the most worthwhile, so really the firm doesn't matter as both are performing around the same (Nvidia does have superior driver support so get SLi updates out faster than AMD to avoid problems) so in the end it all comes down to what is in the price you want to pay as they are all competitively priced.
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    Old 02-23-2014, 10:40 PM
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    Yea, they leap frog even with-in generations you'll see price adjustments that could swing you either which way.

    This gen I guess AMD's got all the bit-coin miners so generally the 7XX series from Nvidea's gunna be the all around better buy for the $250 mark...

    Last gen I couldn't do the ~$300 660 Ti over the ~$230 7870 XT even though I admire the driver support from Nvidea.
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    Old 02-24-2014, 12:24 PM
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    Quote:
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    I would just grab 8 of ram for now...the prices area bit high and it wouldn't hurt just to wait to slap an extra 8 in there when you need it(prices may be lower down the road)...

    I would go with Plextor or Sammy for an SSD...that's a nice price but a cheap SSD will crap out quicker.

    Also consider what games you'll be playing for that 144hz monitor...a 770 may not be enough to power new games let alone whats available for CPU's nowadays. If you not looking to play older games then you may never need above 120hrz. But it looks as though you are looking to add another 770 in the future.

    Otherwise looks great and looks as though you set your self up nicely for a possible 2nd 770.
    Hmm I am starting to think that it may be possible to squeeze a GTX 780 into my budget. Any tips on switching things around to keep my budget around the same price? As a starter I could probably send those 16gb RAM back for 8. Thanks for the help.
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    Old 02-24-2014, 12:34 PM
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    How about this: (added 780, switched seasonic PSU to EVGA, Switched RAM to 8 GB)


    [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Zar3]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Zar3/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Zar3/benchmarks/]Benchmarks[/url]

    CPU: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k]Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87xud3h]Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-kvr16n11h8]Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($76.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-drive-sv300s37a120g]Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk[/url] ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp42784kr]EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card[/url] ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc922mkkn1gp]Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($99.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120pb0750kr]EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24f1st]Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($20.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg248qe]Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($276.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Keyboard: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-keyboard-920003371]Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard[/url] ($39.99 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/perixx-mouse-mx2000]Perixx MX-2000 Wired Laser Mouse[/url] ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Headphones: [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-headphones-981000541]Logitech G230 Headset[/url] ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1649.32
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    THe processor looks like a bottle neck imho. I would think you need an i7 for that card with with ddr3 1866 or great ?
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    Old 02-25-2014, 02:35 AM
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    THe processor looks like a bottle neck imho. I would think you need an i7 for that card with with ddr3 1866 or great ?
    Ignore this. It's wrong.

    A 4670k is a superb processor and wouldn't bottleneck a pair of 780's...
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