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First Build For Streaming/ Light Gaming

illusixn
  • 72 months ago

So I'm looking to build a new system that will be used mostly for streaming. I will play some computer games like minecraft, warface, CS:GO. In the future I also would like to dual monitors. I need some feedback/suggestions on the parts I have selected so far. I'm new to the whole custom building idea so be gentle :)

Here's my proposed build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $319.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H75 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $79.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $211.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $88.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.50 @ B&H
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $309.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case $71.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1242.43

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $330.28 @ TigerDirect
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.01 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $140.11 @ NCIX US
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $79.06 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $80.06 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $55.03 @ NCIX US
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card $392.34 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 230T Windowed-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case $74.05 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $120.09 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1301.03

If you're going for an i7, go for the 4790k. It just came out and it is about $10 more expensive. If you're not overclocking, forget about the H75, Coolermaster Evo will do just fine and it is a lot more expensive. You're doing light gaming, so the VII Hero is a waste for the money. This Asus motherboard will do fine for you. RAM is fine. Better off spending the money elsewhere in the build. Grab an SSD they are fairly cheap right now. WD Blue is cheaper. This graphics card should last you quite a while, it will take anything you throw at it. You picked the case. Just a good PSU brand.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the help.I'll definitely be switching the mobo and processor then, but I do plan on getting into some overclocking so I'll keep the H75.

One question though: Will 120GB be enough if I plan on storing a lot of videos I record with my elgato?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The 120 is mainly for your OS and a few programs that you use A LOT. The 1TB HDD will be for the rest of your data.

I would go with a different cooler still. The single 120mm and 140mm AIO Liquid Cooling Solutions are not worth their price. Many other air coolers at the price range, will perform the same, if not better all while being quieter. Granted liquid cooling is pretty neat! :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for all the suggestions man. Can't wait to get on with the build. :D

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, if you have anymore questions, feel free to ask! :D

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