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I would enjoy help on my first PC build (Please help idk what I'm doing)

As I said I know nothing, I use a mac normally but I really want to play games... so... I'm doing this

 

Information that will help you help me:

I will mostly use this rig for gaming but some content creation may slip into my life

I'm more of a causal gamer but I do want it to look and run beautifully at like 3440 x 1440 maybe?

I don't want to spend more than $2000-$2500 (not including a monitor, and I've already got mouse, keyboard, etc.)

I also don't want to worry about upgrading too much, I want it to work for some years

 

I tweaked Linus's compact guide a bit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk45njIUvH0&list=PL8mG-RkN2uTwlcLU_rv29Gt4578XfgJm_&index=4

 

in the end this what I came up with:

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/sirblondeguy/saved/GHCZxr

 

Again thank you for any help/tips/advise/recommendations  :D

 

-sirblondeguy

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Everything looks fine if you are going to be rendering and what not, for gaming this is overkill though.. i would always highly advise getting a 3rd party cooler and you could probably go with a lower wattage PSU

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CPU: I5 4690 3.5ghz || MOBO: MSI B85-G43 Gaming Board || RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengance Pro - Red || GPU: Gainward GTX770 Phantom 4gb || PSU: EVGA SuperNova 750W Gold || Case: Thermaltake Urban T31 || SSD: Corsair Force 120GB || HDD: 1TB WD Black
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Does it need to be mATX?

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($317.27 @ TigerDirect) 
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($122.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: EVGA Z97 Classified EATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($336.30 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($86.54 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($569.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($569.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $2507.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-06 00:47 EDT-0400

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@PokémonTrainerFour no it doesn't have to be a mATX but I like the idea of it being small for going laning/moving it, what do I gain from going bigger? (better air flow?)

 

@wcreek why is the Z79 better (I don't understand the mobo stuff that well)?

 

Thank you guys I wasn't excepting that quick of a response  :)

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@PokémonTrainerFour no it doesn't have to be a mATX but I like the idea of it being small for going laning/moving it, what do I gain from going bigger? (better air flow?)

 

@wcreek why is the Z79 better (I don't understand the mobo stuff that well)?

 

Thank you guys I wasn't excepting that quick of a response  :)

 

basically the advantages of going bigger are fitting in more hardware and better air flow

Z97 is better because it's newish and it's able to overclock (you can't on H series boards). It also usually supports better hardware configurations (SLI)

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yVD2zy

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yVD2zy/by_merchant/

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($317.27 @ TigerDirect) 

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($99.98 @ OutletPC) 

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII GENE Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($207.98 @ SuperBiiz) 

Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory  ($182.99 @ Amazon) 

Storage: Intel 730 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($173.99 @ Newegg) 

Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($74.98 @ OutletPC) 

Video Card: *Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Card  ($555.91 @ Newegg) 

Case: BitFenix Phenom M Midnight Black MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($99.98 @ OutletPC) 

Power Supply: be quiet! Pure Power L8 700W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($106.50 @ Newegg) 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)  ($129.94 @ OutletPC) 

Monitor: LG 34UM95 60Hz 34.0" Monitor  ($999.99 @ Micro Center) 

Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 86.7 CFM 140mm  Fan  ($17.97 @ OutletPC) 

Total: $2967.48

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-06 01:14 EDT-0400

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@monjanger Why did you change the memory? The stats are the same... right?  Also do you think the CPU cooler will fit in the case?  

 

Thank you guys!

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