Help a Beginner Build a Gaming PC


Dec 21, 2013
Hello Everyone,

I've never built a PC before. My mom was recently diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and I decided that I wanted to built a gaming PC with my 14 year old brother to help him keep his mind off things. Kind of like a fun project to distract us when our mom is too tired to hang out with her family. I've been reading a lot, here are the parts I've come up with. I can spend about $3500 on this thing so I want to make it the best I can.

1. Corsair Graphite series 600T case
2. i7-4770k Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 CPU
3. (2x) GTX 780 ti GPU
4. GIGABYTE G.1 Sniper V LGA1150 motherboard
5. G. SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (2x8gb) 240 pin
6. EVGA SuperNova 1000W Platinum PSU
7. Samsung 840 pro series 128gb SSD for OS
8. WD 1TB 10000RPM Hard Drive
9. Windows 8.1
10. Waiting until after CES to see monitor releases with G-Sync.

What do you think? What would you Change? Do these look compatible? Is it worth waiting for G-Sync? Thanks for your help. I'm looking forward to this build!


Jul 21, 2012
For $3,500 I would get: PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste ($6.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($545.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($745.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($745.91 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Intel 62205ANHMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($33.99 @ Mac Mall)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($172.78 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($177.70 @ OutletPC)
Total: $3468.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Jun 17, 2012
Sorry to hear about your mom:(
That is one serious gaming machine. One thing i noticed is that you haven't listed what cooling you will use on the CPU. Are you planning on using the stock cooler?

As for Gsync it's for you to decide. Only professional reviewers have had their chance to get their hands on these Gsync capable monitors so it's difficult at the moment what to advise.
You might want to read this article though,1.html

Also i put a 120gb SSD drive in my computer for the operating system and games but it quickly gets filled up. You might want to think about the 250gb model.