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New gaming computer, do advice me on parts :)


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RyanTzb

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Hi guys, Im building a new gaming rig as my old one died on me quite some time ago. ( http://www.geekstogo...tely-shuts-off/ )

 

What I need the system to do:

 

Able to multi task (Stream + record + music playing + around 4-5 web browser tabs) efficiently and alt tab between games with no lag at all. Games I usually play are but not limited to (Tera rising, League of legends, CS go, Dota 2, Rust, Path of exile, Hawken, Starcraft 2, Planetside 2, Company of heroes 2)

 

Able to handle video editing, photo editing, streaming and recording at 1080p without frame drops at max graphics. (Games I usually play such as Tera, Starcraft 2, League of legends and etc)

 

 

 

 

 

Parts I have chosen for future upgrades as well as to last me for at least 6 - 7 years (maybe only upgrading GPU, Storage and RAM):

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

 

Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

 

Mobo: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

 

Ram: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

 

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive + Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

 

Video Card: Please suggest me one.

 

Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case

 

PSU: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

 

Case fans: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans (2 at HDD)

Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans (2 at top)

Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan (1 at bottom)

Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan (1 at rear)

 

 

 

What I will be doing is buying parts by parts as I do not have the budget to buy all at once.

 

For this month, I will be getting the PSU + Case first.

 

Next month (September) would be the Storage.

 

Next next month (Late October) I would be getting the mobo + CPU hoping for some price drop when skylake comes out.

 

Once I got the mobo + CPU + PSU + Case + storage(SSD and HDD), I would be using my current Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory to play League of legends and non demanding game using the I7 4790k Integrated graphics or using my current Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card

 

Once I have enough money, I would get the 16 gb RAM and a graphics card which I have not decided on which one I want to get. 

 

I am getting there! Once again, when I have enough money again, I would be getting the heat sink and the case fans to start overclocking my CPU and complete my computer build.

 

 

 

Let me explain how I chose the sequence to buy the parts. I live in Singapore and I really do not want to spend more than $2000 SGD (My currency) on the computer, I can fork out maybe $100 - $200 sgd this month and maybe ask for $200 sgd from my parents now thus I chose to get the PSU + Case first

[Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case + Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply]

(Avg price check, http://www.mynextcom...s-black-bundle/) about $436 sgd (My currency) 

 

 

 

Next month (September) I will try to ask my parents for another $200 and with savings, get the storage

[Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive + Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive].

(Avg price check, http://www.mynextcom...o-250gb-bundle/) about $260 sgd (My currency) 

 

 

I would be graduating in 12th october (My last exam) from secondary school. Which means after my last paper, I would be able to work. thus with a part time job and some from my parents, I should be able to get the Cpu + mobo

[Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor + ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard]

(Avg price check, http://www.mynextcom...-killer-bundle/) about $706 sgd (My currency)

 

November, If I can afford it I will get a GPU, if not I would save up and stick to my Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card and just play and record non demanding games such as League of legends.

 

December, I should be able to get myself maybe the Gtx 970 gen graphics card to start playing games I want to play.

 

After the main parts are complete, I will just save up here and there to get better ram, better heatsink, more case fans and my computer would be complete.


Edited by RyanTzb, 05 August 2015 - 02:00 AM.

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Gday.

Had a look at your previous topic, looks like you did not buy another PSU to do some testing??

 

We will be happy to give some assistance.   A little caution is required with your plan.   Your parts will carry the manujfacturers warranty, but the supplier's warranty will have limitations.   Some may only have a 30 day DOA/damage limit.   This means that if you buy, say a PSU, and are unable to test run it within the specified time, then later find it has issues, you may have to jump through lots of hoops to get it replaced.   Not so important with the case or fans but would especially matter with the MB/CPU.

 

You would only need a 860W PSU if using duel GPUs, 650W Gold would be more than enough. 

Installing any cooling solution other than the one supplied with a boxed Retail CPU will void the warranty, same for overclocking past the spec turbo mode, should you need to make a clam and Support is made aware of those facts, your warranty could be denied.   Stick with the supplied cooler and if/when you start overclocking and are not happy with the result, consider an alternative, but you do so at your own risk. 

 

I like the case, it already has very good cooling so I would only add extra ones, if needed, after the build is finished and you have done some stress testing.

 

What parts can you use from the older computer?

If you only have an OEM version Windows OS??   You will need to buy a new one.

 

Can you provide links to a couple of the eSellers where you may purchase parts?

 


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Gday.
Had a look at your previous topic, looks like you did not buy another PSU to do some testing??

 Good day to you sir, if you remember me, you helped me out with my previous build  over here http://www.geekstogo...er-help-please/

I was really young and inexperienced back then and as usual has very low budget haha XD.  Over the 2 years I learnt a lot here and there and its all thanks to you for guiding me through my first journey :) Thanks so much.

 

Alright back to topic, For the PSU I would be borrowing one from my friend to test what is wrong with my system, if it works and all, I would probably sell off that system to my friend in need of a budget gaming rig for maybe around $400 sgd, of course in my calculations I did not include that as I am still not certain if it is the PSU which is faulty. 

 

 

 

 

What parts can you use from the older computer?
If you only have an OEM version Windows OS??   You will need to buy a new one

 

What I have that can be reused:

OEM Windows 7

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card

Keyboard

Mouse

Monitor

Optical drive

 

 

 

We will be happy to give some assistance.   A little caution is required with your plan.   Your parts will carry the manujfacturers warranty, but the supplier's warranty will have limitations.   Some may only have a 30 day DOA/damage limit.   This means that if you buy, say a PSU, and are unable to test run it within the specified time, then later find it has issues, you may have to jump through lots of hoops to get it replaced.   Not so important with the case or fans but would especially matter with the MB/CPU.

 

 

Ah, that is why I chose to get the Case + PSU first, followed by the SSD + HDD the next month (September) and then finally the CPU + mobo after I graduate on (October) 

With that sequence, by the time I purchase the CPU + mobo, I would have a working system. (Case + PSU + SSD + HDD + mobo + CPU + RAM [the corsair 2x4gb that I have] and GPU [The asus gtx 550 ti that I have]). Even if my Asus GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card does not work, I would still be able to use the integrated graphics from the I7 4790k and play non demanding games such as League of legends 

 

 

 

 

You would only need a 860W PSU if using duel GPUs, 650W Gold would be more than enough.
Installing any cooling solution other than the one supplied with a boxed Retail CPU will void the warranty, same for overclocking past the spec turbo mode, should you need to make a clam and Support is made aware of those facts, your warranty could be denied.   Stick with the supplied cooler and if/when you start overclocking and are not happy with the result, consider an alternative, but you do so at your own risk.

 

 

Ah, alright, I might be able to cut cost with a 650W PSU instead. As for the overclocking, I will see how it goes before deciding whether to take any risk.

 

 

 

I like the case, it already has very good cooling so I would only add extra ones, if needed, after the build is finished and you have done some stress testing.

 

 

Yeah, was thinking of seeing how it goes before installing extra fans too. 

 

 

Can you provide links to a couple of the eSellers where you may purchase parts?

 

 

Yeah sure, We usually go to this page for a price list check http://www.hardwarez...m.sg/priceListsbetween the multiple stores in Sim lim square (Only place to find variety of computer parts)

Another on I use to compare prices would be http://www.mynextcomonline.com/as generally their price are quite close to the stores. You could get discounts if you bargain properly from stores though which is why I only use it to compare prices.

I was thinking of buying parts from overseas too so I did some homework and calculations and it turns out buying locally is the best bet we have. This article will explain it better http://www.hardwarez...ot-better-deals


Edited by RyanTzb, 05 August 2015 - 06:24 AM.

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Gday.

Yes, I do remeber you, and the build, let uys know if your borrowed PSU boots it up.

 

 

What I have that can be reused:

OEM Windows 7

You will not be able to use that OEM Windows OS, it has been activated when using the existing MB and is not transferable to another system.   If you can get the old computer going, you can wipe the HDD, reinstall the OS.   The system will have a better value that way.

I have included a new OS in this parts list.   It is for reference only, just to keep everythingh listed in one place.   Note, a GPU included but there may be some new cards out before Christmas. 

parts list.  > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MMJCQ7

case comparison, one has no side window. > http://www.newegg.co...54-005:$$$$9$$$


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