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Building my first gaming pc
07-27-2013, 03:38 PM,
Building my first gaming pc
Hey, I did some research and I think I'm ready to build my first pc, here's the list of parts I have so far:

Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 - LGA1150 socket
Processor: Intel core I5 4670K 3.4Ghz
Video card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 770 by MSI (Gaming edition?)
Power: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2
Case: Corsair obsidian 650d
Ram: 8GB or maybe 16gb im not sure, also not sure about which brand but wanted to go with 2400mhz, can use recommendations here.
Hard disk: WD 1terabyte 3.5 sata

Maybe a SSD not sure if it's worth it? I also want to run a 2 monitor setup with HDMI but how would I go about this, 1 hdmi plug in motherboard 1 in graphics card? I'll be using the computer mostly for gaming and some video editing/photoshop. I want it to be ready for this generations and mayby early next-gen games before I have to upgrade. The screens will be 1080p.

Any recommendations/tips/things I should change, or look out for with my first build. I watched the newegg series and some other guides/tricks. Also do I need a heatsink instead of the stock cooler for CPU?
07-28-2013, 04:02 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-28-2013, 04:09 PM by Brandonsr.)
RE: Building my first gaming pc
The power supply is a little overkill, I would look into getting a modular PSU around 650w. One more thing the fact that you have an unlocked chip an aftermarket heatsink would be best, just in case you ever get the itch for overclocking.

For your monitors you can use DVI. It has a same image quality as HDMI but doesn't carry sound over.

It looks like your building a tier 5/6, if you haven't already take a look at the article. It should have the answers to most of your questions.
Case: Corsair Carbide Air 540 CPU: i5 3570K Cooler: Water Loop Motherboard: ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68
Corsair Vengeance 8gb] Video Card: EVGA GTX 1070 FE Power Supply: Corsair TX 750w
Samsung 840 120gb
Acer S231HLbid 23" Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder 3.5G Keyboard: Ducky DK9008G2 PRO MX Cherry Blue
07-28-2013, 05:05 PM,
Building my first gaming pc
I use a Seasonic X series 650 watt PSU for a much more demanding system and it works great. I recommend this power supply.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
07-30-2013, 01:48 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-30-2013, 01:49 PM by Rapajez.)
RE: Building my first gaming pc
About the SSD, I'd highly recommend one. Especially for Photoshop. Just imaging programs and games loading and ready for use, less than a second after you click their icon in the taskbar. Smile

If your strapped for cash though, don't sweat it now. You can always add one down the road.

Most people purchase a smaller SSD say a 120GB Samsung 840 for $90, and a big HDD for cheap storage. You would install Windows, Software like Photoshop, Your most used games, etc, on the SSD, to take advantage of the speed. You'd move your Documents, Pictures, Videos, and Music onto a cheaper 1-2TB HDD for storage. It's all pretty simple, if you check out some of the stickies on this forum.
GPU: NVIDIA Titan X, CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz OC'd @ 4.5GHz, Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4, Mem: 2x Corsair Dominator 2133MHz 8GB, SSD: Samsung 850 EVO, Case: Corsair Carbide 500R, PSU: Corsair TX850M, CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14, Case Fans: 4x Cooler Master Excalibur 120mm PWM, Monitors: 3x ViewSonic VX2270SMH-LED in NVIDIA Surround

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