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Old 11-24-2013, 12:27 PM  
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Help building my first gaming rig

The PC vs Console thread really got me going (although, I've been wanting to do this for some time) I want to build a nice gaming rig that I can use to play some PC exclusives on as well as not having to worry about it being slow as hell compared to my POS laptop.

What I want -

1. Must be able to run graphics at med/high settings. (770 card?)
2. I'd like to have good storage for movies/music (I don't know the advantages/differences of an SSD/HDD.
3. I'd like to have an HDMI port so I can move it into my living room on the big screen.
4. I do need a monitor. Undecided whether or not I want to run a dual/tri monitor setup yet.
5. I still burn CD's and Dvds. Will need a drive that supports both.
6. 8 GB of Ram at least with options to upgrade to 16gb in the future.

To sum It up I want a Rig that can do it all with little to no issues speed wise. I have a budget of around $1000, which is pretty flexible.

I also like pretty things. So I'm not afraid to spend a little more on a nicer case. Am a big fan of the Cooler Master Stryker case, I love the cases with the windows in the side with LEDS.

If anybody would like to help me I would greatly appreciate it. I just want to be apart of the PC master race.



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This is build I am going with, unless I find good deals on better components.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/287w2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/287w2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/287w2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($174.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($312.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1268.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:38 PM   #166
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Well all ive ever heard is corsair is the best, i bought a corsair 7 years ago still going strong after many upgrades.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:42 PM   #167
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Well all ive ever heard is corsair is the best, i bought a corsair 7 years ago still going strong after many upgrades.
They are perfectly fine.

However they are the exact same PSU's as several others out there like the Seasonic, XFX, Antecs, PC Power & Cooling, etc..

See if it's a Seasonic rebranded PSU and get the one thats on sale.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:19 PM   #168
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:47 PM   #169
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not bad for a very nice sized SSD

500+ read/write. I don't know that exact model but if reviews check out its a good deal.
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:27 AM   #170
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Microcenter has some unbelievable deals going on I7 & Motherboard bundles.

The 4770K deal is unreal.

Unfortunately, I live 350 miles from the nearest store.

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Old 11-30-2013, 10:04 AM   #171
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Microcenter has some unbelievable deals going on I7 & Motherboard bundles.

The 4770K deal is unreal.

Unfortunately, I live 350 miles from the nearest store.

350 Miles can't keep a man from his machines.
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:05 AM   #172
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:23 PM   #173
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Microcenter has some unbelievable deals going on I7 & Motherboard bundles.

The 4770K deal is unreal.

Unfortunately, I live 350 miles from the nearest store.

I drove to KC from Des Moines to take advantage. I did other things too while I was down there, but microcenter was a major factor in making the trip.
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:49 PM   #174
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I drove to KC from Des Moines to take advantage. I did other things too while I was down there, but microcenter was a major factor in making the trip.
Was it busy?


It's hard for me to picture a computer hardware store. It would probably have an affect on me similar to a strip joint.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:38 PM   #175
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:39 PM   #176
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Was it busy?


It's hard for me to picture a computer hardware store. It would probably have an affect on me similar to a strip joint.
Its kind of set up like a Walgreens. Tons of aisles. There is a separate room for the Build your own computer section
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:50 PM   #177
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Its kind of set up like a Walgreens. Tons of aisles. There is a separate room for the Build your own computer section
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Good luck, keep youtube handy, but honestly, its like putting together adult legos which only go in the right spot.
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Ya it's cake man.
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