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First time building a gaming pc

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  • 70 months ago

Hello I'm just a newbie who just started looking into building a PC. Right now my budget is around $1800-$1400 USD and I was wondering how my parts list is. Please feel free to post comments on my build in areas I can improve.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you gaming only? are you going to do videediting/3D/benchmarking?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll be gaming and doing some light programming.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

My Suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $79.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $162.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $158.12 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.97 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $299.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $299.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1664.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 22:26 EDT-0400

CPU: For Gaming and programming a i7 is not needed nor wanted, a i5 will do the same job. The rest, yeah just tell me what you think. Should be able to play all Games maxed with that, also ~100fps+

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I just have one question about SLI. I'm aware that SLI does improve performance but I heard unless you're using 3-4 monitors it's not very cost efficient versus buying a single video card, can you tell me why you would prefer the SLI build vs a single card build.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It gives you the same Performance, but for less money, 770 SLI cost you around $100 less than a 780 TI. Obviously if you plan to get another 780 TI then a singlecard for now is the better option, but unless you want to do extreme gaming it will last for a long time, but yeah depends on you if you want to sepnt $100 more and be able to upgrade it in the future, aka spent another $650 for the 2nd card.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Better quality power supplies available in similar price range. e.g. XFX P1-850B-BEFX and Seasonic X-850.

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