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First time builder. Video Editing and Gaming. Thoughts and recommendations would be greatly appreciated :)

DeadbeatCassanova

63 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $146.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $159.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Se 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $327.85 @ B&H
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Grey ATX Mid Tower Case $80.99
Power Supply Corsair CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $97.99 @ Micro Center
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $49.99 @ Micro Center
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) $79.99
Monitor LG 25UM64-S 60Hz 25.0" Monitor $299.00 @ Adorama
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill N900PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $24.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cobra Polygon Wired Gaming Keyboard $22.98 @ PCM
Mouse Cobra Mazer Type-R Wired Optical Mouse $16.91 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1809.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 12:47 EST-0500

So this will be my first time building a PC. I will be learning Avid Media Composer 8 next semester so i'd really like for my pc to be able to run it decently. I will also be doing some serious gaming.

A few questions: Is everything compatible? I know this site has a tool and it says everything is compatible but im just wondering how reliable that is.

Will the 21:9 monitor @ 60hz make games look weird? Will they be stretched out?

Am i going overboard with the power supply? 750w seems like alot.

Is a wireless card better than a usb wireless adapter at this point?

Any other thoughts/tips/pointers would be very helpful. I've been reading alot of guides on tomshardware and feel like i have a better understanding than i did two weeks ago but there is still alot that makes my head hurt haha.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

everything looks great, except two things.

1.) If you choose not to water cool, I would go with a Hyper EVO. It's a much better cooler than the Hyper Plus.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2

2.) A slightly cheaper HDD, Same capacity, still WD.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex

That's about it. Everything else should work exactly as it's supposed to. The games will run at the native monitor's resolution, I'm fairly certain, so it should look like how it's supposed to.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback. I agree that the EVO looks much better.

As far as the HDD, do i not need to worry about the difference in cache? (64 as opposed to 128?)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

No, not really. You should see a very insignificant shift in performance.

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