Description

I first thought about building a PC, back in October of 2013. While I was surfing the net for another computer, on my old (can't remember the year) 13" Macbook, I came across videos on youtube showing how to build PCs. After watching a couple, I started to gain the confidence to build one too. So, I spent the next couple of weeks researching, reading forums, watching review videos of different components, and final builds, I decided on the parts below.

The main purpose for this build is for playing Titanfall, coding, AutoCAD, GIS, and future Hackintosh.

With that in mind, the main objectives of this build was silence and performance. I went with the NZXT H630 because (1) I like the sleek, simple and clean look, (2) silent foam on the inside of side panels, front and top covers, (3) ventilation, and (4) modular hard drive bays and rear-mounted SSD trays.

The PSU is self-explanatory (it's in the name Be Quiet).

The motherboard and ram I chose because of Hackintosh compatibility.

All prices are what I paid, after tax, shipping and mail-in-rebates subtracted.

I will be adding the final pictures of the completed build.

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Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice part choices!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

i5 with gigabyte geforce gtx 760 or 770. i7 is overkill 90% of the time and i5 will do just as good of a job as an i7 90% of the time. gigabyte 760 / 770 runs games on ultra 1080p @ 60 fps for a very reasonable price.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

get a gtx 750 ti if you only want to run titan fall at max settings at 1080p. If you want to play other games like crysis 3 or battlefield 4, etc. You should get a gtx 770 or gtx 760. a R9 270 or 280x will also be good. It depends though. Go for a GTX 770 if you want to play almost all games available at fully maxed settings or go for a gtx 760 if you could bear having less visuals to getting high fps in games. same goes for the r7 270. Please include what your budget for your GPU is....

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd like to paid no more than $350. I am more interest in which card to get that will do what I want (like play titanfall) than the price because whatever I choose to get, I am going to get it when it's ridiculously cut in price. But nothing crazy like the gtx 780 or r9 290 n up. I was looking at the gtx 770 but it's expensive right now and I was concerned the 750ti was limited fps.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

gtx 770 is only 334.99 $. If you want you could also go with a gtx 760. If you overclock a gtx 760 it would be a beast of a GPU. My friend's overclocked gtx 760 is almost the same as my gtx 770 rig. Just about 1-5 fps slower.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

which 760 would you recommend. I've been looking at the EVGA ftw edition.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

a i5 4670k would do if only playing games and other less intensive tasks. Get a i7 4770k if you have to do rendering and very cpu intensive tasks. Also if you are into video editing i think that it would be best to go with a i7 4770k.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats pretty much the consensus on the internet. Get a i5 for gaming and i7 for heavy cpu tasks. I plan on doing rendering maybe some video editing so I am going with the i7 4770k.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

With the quality of your parts and investment, I'd go for a GTX 770. You really wouldn't need anything more for Titanfall and similar games. I'm running an EVGA 760 Superclocked and it handles every game I throw at it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you should go with the i5, for general everyday use, it will be just as good as the i7, and will save you quite a lot of cash. For the graphics card, I would recommend a GTX 760 or a GTX 670 if it is more in budget. +1, clean build!