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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.



EDIT:

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.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-26 20:46 EST-0500)

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Old 11-27-2013, 12:26 PM   #136
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I'll probably be looking to spend anywhere from $1000-1300. I already have a monitor so I won't have to worry about that cost.
For that much dough, you could build a monster system, IMO. I've been building computers since 1997 and it's super easy.

I'd recommend using Amazon.com. Free 2 day shipping for Prime members, easy return policy for defective parts and great pricing.

Quick question: What's the advantage of PC gaming (especially considering cost) versus the various game consoles?
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #137
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Hometeam's head is going to explode.


Here you go, Dane.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=278866
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:32 PM   #138
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Oh I see now, I kind of skipped most of Dane's post.

Yes. Aforementioned thread.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:36 PM   #139
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Here you go, Dane.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=278866
Hey, where's the Wii on that graphic chart?



Thanks for the link. I'm not a gamer but my five year old has already mastered Super Mario Brothers and Rayman Origins, so I'm looking to buy her a Wii U for Christmas.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:40 PM   #140
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Hey, where's the Wii on that graphic chart?



Thanks for the link. I'm not a gamer but my five year old has already mastered Super Mario Brothers and Rayman Origins, so I'm looking to buy her a Wii U for Christmas.
Wii's are awesome for kids. Don't hesitate for a moment.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:43 PM   #141
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Wii's are awesome for kids. Don't hesitate for a moment.
Yeah, she loves the original Wii but she's outgrown it already.

She goes on YouTube to learn all the tricks and to navigate each world, then replicates it from memory. But the newer games are all for Wii U and she's been begging for one since June.

I've been giving her the usual "it's way too expensive" line the entire time so it'll be a great surprise on Christmas morning.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:49 PM   #142
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Wii U is great. Lots of good family oriented games. Super Mario World 3D just got released.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:53 PM   #143
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Yeah, I'm going to purchase the Wii U bundle with Super Mario and Super Luigi Brothers, along with Rayman 3 and Mario 3D (both of which will be from Santa).
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #144
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Yeah, I'm going to purchase the Wii U bundle with Super Mario and Super Luigi Brothers, along with Rayman 3 and Mario 3D (both of which will be from Santa).
The Lego games are great too. Been playing Marvel Superheroes with my son lately.
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I'm going to be building in about 2 weeks. Pretty excited. Watched about 3 hours worth of building guides last night and I feel like I'm ready. I'm really happy with the setup that is in the OP.

The only things that will change is the case fans I will use. Plan on finding some nice blue LED case fans that are relatively quiet. I also need to research the best airflow options for my case to determine how many fans I need/Where to put them. I don't think I'm going to use the window vents on my c70 case, So I'm going to order a window without the vents online I found for $10.

Any help with fan placement for my case would be greatly appreciated. I really appreciate everybodies help with this, mainly hometeam and jd for their constant replies to me in this thread.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:44 PM   #147
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cheap on fans is relative, as even good fans can be had cheap.

I went with some dynamic fluid bearing fans for a recent build I did for a customer, I cant remember the brand but DAMN I was impressed with them, they where cheap, good airflow, and next to silent.

When I get home tonight Ill check the brand and pricing, and check out your case and help you figure out some airflow options. I tend to run a slight negative pressure, but have always though about switching to positive pressure. Negative pressure makes it so dust sneaks in every crevice of your case, but I have found lowers temps a few C
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Reading the reviews, this will not work for him, does not have the right connectors.
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I'm going to be building in about 2 weeks. Pretty excited. Watched about 3 hours worth of building guides last night and I feel like I'm ready. I'm really happy with the setup that is in the OP.

The only things that will change is the case fans I will use. Plan on finding some nice blue LED case fans that are relatively quiet. I also need to research the best airflow options for my case to determine how many fans I need/Where to put them. I don't think I'm going to use the window vents on my c70 case, So I'm going to order a window without the vents online I found for $10.

Any help with fan placement for my case would be greatly appreciated. I really appreciate everybodies help with this, mainly hometeam and jd for their constant replies to me in this thread.
Instead of LED fans allow me to recommend cold cathode tubes. They really make the panties drop.

http://www.amazon.com/Logisys-CLK12-...d+cathode+tube

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