A Gaming Desktop looking for help!

HelixBadBad

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Hello, I was looking to getting a new gaming desktop and I'm buying from ibuypower. This is what I currently have any suggestions would be appreciated.

Case: Raidmax Horus Gaming Case - Black
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4790K Processor (4x 4.0GHz/8MB L3 Cache) - Intel® Core™ i7-4790K
Processor Cooling: Asetek 510LC Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1150] - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)
Memory: 16 GB [8 GB x2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 - 4GB - Single Card
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H -- 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0, 6x SATA-III 6Gb/s
Power Supply: 500 Watt - Standard - *Free Upgrade to 600W Standard
Primary Hard Drive: 120GB Kingston V300 SSD
Data Hard Drive: 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Optical Drive: 24x Dual Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black
Sound Card: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card: Intel Pro 10/100/1000 Network Card
 

X79

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What sort of games do you intend on playing and on which resolution?

If you aren't doing anything like video editing, an i7 is overkill. Stick to an i5. i5-4690K or so is ideal.

You also don't need liquid cooling unless you really plan on overclocking and/or have a lot of cash to burn.

And if you cut back on some of those things, you could potentially get a better and more spacious SSD for instance.

Such as a 512GB Samsung Evo.

It doesn't say which HDD you're getting, oddly. Go for a WD Blue or Black. You also most likely do not need a sound card. So skip it.

Your PSU should also be around 650-700W I'd say and you can use this list for reference>

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

 

HelixBadBad

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I'm looking to play Skyrim, Witcher 3, high end games. I might be doing some video editing in the near future. I have no plans to overclocking.
 

X79

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If you have no plans to do OCing, then do not get a K edition CPU. You can save money there.

It will play those games very well. Especially due to how much VRAM the GPU has.
 

Storm-cooled72

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If you build your own (i reccomend), you can get more. Here is a great gaming rig, at 1080 or even 1440.

Here it is: "the razer"

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zkQBdC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zkQBdC/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($57.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($168.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($131.24 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($196.33 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Card ($589.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT H440 Designed by Razer™ ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1725.75
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-19 20:13 EDT-0400
 

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