A Gaming Desktop looking for help!


Apr 19, 2015
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


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>




Jan 23, 2015
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
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