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  1. #1
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    My first gaming build

    I want to play on 1440p high quality so what's your recommendation?
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($208.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk Extreme II 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.79 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($152.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Sony 5280S-CB-PLUS DVD/CD Writer ($34.99 @ Mwave)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Last edited by zed-yazan; 06-28-2014 at 09:40 AM. Reason: Wrong info

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array abvolt's Avatar
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    If you look around you can get the new 4790k for less $ then the 4770k, great choice for your psu, also have you looked at evga's ti's better cards better customer support. The rog swift should be released very nice monitor for 1440p, good luck on your build..
    Current: MSI Xpower Gaming Titanium | 7700K | G Skill Ripjaws V 3000 16Gb | 960 EVO 500Gb | Intel 730 480Gb | Seasonic 1000 Platinum |
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    Secondary: R4BE | 4930K | G.SKILL 2400 16GB | Corsair AX 1500i
    Intel 730 240GB + 480GB | EVGA GTX780 ti sli kpe | Custom H20

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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array Arne Saknussemm PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Laptop?...No way! (Model?...Jun Amaki...yes way!)
    ProcessorTHREADRIPPER 3960X
    Memory (part number)TXBD48G4000HC18FBK
    Graphics Card #1GTX Titan X
    Graphics Card #2SLI is dead to me
    Graphics Card #3Tri SLI is even dead to Nvidia
    Graphics Card #4Quad SLI is dead to everybody especially my credit card
    Sound CardXonar Essence STX
    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG279Q
    Storage #1Samsung 970/960/950 PRO
    Storage #22x OCZ VERTEX 3/2x WD Caviar Black 500GB / 2x WD RED 2TB/Samsung 1TBSSDs
    CPU CoolerCustom Loop: Dual D5s, Dual Alphacool Monsta 480s, XSPC Raystorm Neo TR4, EK TitanX WaterBlock
    CaseNope!...Dimastech Easy XL...let it all hang out man!
    Power SupplySeasonic 1000 Platinum
    Keyboard Corsair Strafe MK2 ROG Claymore... or Fender Rhodes Electric Piano (MKI 73)
    Mouse Corsair M65Pro or Speedy Gonzalez...not Mickey...don't do Disney!
    Headset ...firmly on neck
    Mouse Pad Mouse don't got his own pad man...lives with me
    Headset/Speakers Edifier Spinnaker...or you mean the speakers in my too many voices to name them all
    OS Win XP, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 Spyware Edition
    Network Router56k modem
    Accessory #1 Umm...nice tie?
    Accessory #2 Err...belt?
    Accessory #3 3 accessories?! I'm not a girl!!
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    Yeah that system will rock 2560x1440 at real high settings. I like everything but...hmm... I would agree with abvolt about the CPU; I think for a new system you really want to get Devil's Canyon 4790K. The stock 4.0GHz and 4.4Ghz turbo give you guaranteed performance at the same, or even lower, price and some 4770Ks cant do 4.4GHz...

    If you wanted to try a bit of OCing (and I presume you do buying the "K" CPU) you might like to think of a closed loop cooler like the H105...better cooling makes it all so much easier...

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    Opss i wrote i7 4770k by wrong i'm getting an i7 4790k(because that i got the z97 mobo) oh @Arne for OC?i'm just going to light OCing!(because for reality it does not boost my game
    @abvolt But does EVGA Worth the extra 30$?and what model of EVGA Card have the green leds?

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    Another question: what monitor should i get? should i wait for ASUS pg278q or get PLS/IPS Panel monitor(because TN Panel monitors are crappy?)i'm lightweight photo-shopper, video editing.And a GAMER.

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    how do you update its bios??

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    ROG AirWays Captain Array TenBlade's Avatar
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    I´d recommend two SSDs, one for OS and one for games. And a spinning HD for storage.

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