BlackNightBravo

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  1. Alright, thanks. I updated the list after getting some suggestions from another forum. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zr5d
  2. Ok. So some guys on another forum were saying I won't be running BF4 on ultra with te 770. The 780 is an option, but how would my power supply be with that? Also might be looking at getting the ASUS equivelant motherboard - have yet to pinpoint one.
  3. Ok, so another update. I've decided to get a cheap keyboard and use the Sabvertooth, and wait until the GSync monitors come out. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($188.98 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($159.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($153.95 @ Newegg) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg) Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.00 @ NCIX US) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.99 @ Best Buy) Mouse: Razer Ouroboros Wireless Laser Mouse ($119.13 @ NCIX US) Other: RAZER SABERTOOTH CONTROLLER ($79.99) Total: $1661.98 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-21 22:26 EDT-0400)
  4. That would be nice. :D I just use tapatalk frequently so that's why it'd be beneficial. :)
  5. Alright, thanks for the info. Tis appreciated. I had some time over spring break to go over some things and edumacate myself. :P So, as of now this is where I'm at. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($159.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($153.95 @ Newegg) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Amazon) Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.00 @ NCIX US) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.99 @ Best Buy) Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.99 @ NCIX US) Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Ultimate Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Touchpad ($247.98 @ Newegg) Mouse: Razer Ouroboros Wireless Laser Mouse ($119.13 @ NCIX US) Total: $2085.97 Plus, the sabertooth. Because of the price, I'm going to wait on a monitor until they start producing G-Sync monitors from the factory (cheaper) and I'll get a cheaper keyboard to tide me over. Because of the skimping (well, not really), I'll get the Sabertooth as a main controller. Any comments? Oh, I decided to go with the i7, that's pretty solid. Oh again, the power supply. I don't want to skimp. I am fairly sure that will be enough but can I get confirmation on that?
  6. Oh, ok. Yes, I thought I might need extra hardware/software. Thanks. :) Monitor wise, any idea on GSync? I've heard very little on the interwebz regarding a solid release date. My father is inquiring about the power supply and if it is too much/too little for the current setup. What do I tell him? :P
  7. So I'm hearing you can use a Razer XBox controller with ARMA 3 and BF4 (BF4 having some issues). Is there anything I would need other than the controller to run it?
  8. Thanks. I think I may wait on a monitor depending on how fast the GSync comes out...I heard march somewhere...it's past March. :P
  9. Thanks. I think I may wait on a monitor depending on how fast the GSync comes out...I heard march somewhere...it's past March. :P
  10. Thanks, I'll reply in detail tomorrow. I basically can't use the monitor or peripherals I have now so I'll need something to get in the meantime. (I might be able to use the monitor. It's just not the best but the keyboard and mouse is complete poopoo) Edit: Ok, here's what I wrote last night but didn't send, haha. Peripherals are not included in the budget. And sticking with what I have isn't really an option. The monitor kind of works but it's tiny, the keyboard I would probably fail miserably trying to game on (I have to push the keys down a ton), and the mouse works about 3/4 the time. :P Gonna have to get new stuff anyway. About keyboards, I am a mac user, and hate PC keyboards where you have to push down the keys a lot. I think I'll like the 2mm of movement the DeathSralker Ultimate provides. About a mouse, I don't know. The rasers look BA, but I'm looking at the ouroboros, which is $150. $150. :P Another question.....would be possible to hook up some sort of controller in leu of arrow keys? I've looked at the orb weaver, I wish I could try it out before buying though. I'm not sure how it would feel....think a microcenter or bestbuy would have a display on it?
  11. Ok, so lets talk outside the computer case. :P I'll need a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. I have all those now but that would be like buying a gold plated iPhone and using it soley to make calls. Everyone raves about razer so I guess I'll keep in the cool crowd and go with some of their stuff if it's just that good. Keyboard: http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-keyb...alker-ultimate Mouse: http://www.razerzone.com/store/razer-mamba Monitor: This is where I need help. I have summarized that I would need a 120hz monitor and/or 2-5ms delay. How does that sound? I think my computer would outperform a 60hz monitor so I wouldn't want to waste all that money to have a crappy monitor, haha. Not sure what size yet, I'm leaning toward a 24" to cut cost. Any suggestions? Edit: I feel like this is turning into a $1500-2000 build. >.< I don't want to splurge THAT much though.
  12. Thank you for your graciousness!! ;) I'll update the build list in a few minutes. Would you mind telling me what exactly the Intel HD onboard graphics does? More is more, IMO, so is it just not worth bothering with/extra $ or what? Edit: Few more questions: I assume the "Fan header" Just helps cool the system down? Any noise difference? Also, I sort of understand what codec is. But I have no idea what the difference is between those two.... Also, correct me if I'm wrong but POST is a system check the computer runs before booting up, correct? I was reading my dad's old computer books (1993, lol) and it was saying something about POST check.... I searched what a BIOS was but got different answers. Apparently it has something to do with gaming keyboards???? It also seems it might be better to have more phases to provide more power consistency when overclocking.... Separate question, we have Apples WiFi router in our house. What ways can I optimize a connection? I don't think hardwiring is an option for me because I'd have to drill through a floor....although I may move the router to me room to make that possible. But regardless, what ways can I optimize a fast connection? (I have Verizon FIOS if that helps)
  13. Thanks guys! I'm having a problem with tapatalk.....I assume it is supported because I can find this forum on the tapatalk library but after logging in it comes up with an error message saying I don't have permission to post in my own thread. :P
  14. Wow! Thank you! :D Yeah, $10 isn't much of a difference but I'll have to do some thinking on the 770 vs. 780. Definitely leaning toward the 780 since you may have saved me $50 on the motherboard. As for the mobo (I guess thats what y'all call it?), would you mind going into detail on what the key differences are and how important they are? I pulled up the specs for each but pretty much don't know what I'm looking at. Apologies for my newbness, but all honors in school is taking a toll and I don't have hours to spend surfing the internet. :/ Thanks again! :D Edit: I still don't know about the CPU. I've heard great things about the Intel i7 and pretty much nothing about the Intel Xeon. Perhaps there is a difference in QC or reliability? Maybe it would be better to go with the 4770 just in case for future? Also the CPU cooler......does your same advice to go for the EVO apply here as well?
  15. Hello everyone! I'm not sure about the forum ethics around here but on the forums I've been on, "spoon feeding" is not accepted (asking for a complete list of stuff) so here is the current plan. Keep in mind, I have 0 experience building computers and more or less don't know what I'm doing. I've pretty much pulled everything from these two links: http://www.custompcreview.com/comput...er-2013/19579/ http://www.custompcreview.com/comput...er-2013/19171/ GOALS: Able to run modern games like ARMA, BF4, etc. on MAXIMUM settings comfortably with room to spare for future games. I would rather go with a more expensive option than have to replace parts as games require more from computers. (I just want to be able to use it for a few years without improving stuff) CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H OR Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Memory: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile GPU: Most likely MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB possibly Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case Boot Drive: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB OR Samsung 840 PRO 256GB Is there a large difference between the two? Is the extra $$$ worth it? (Thanks, eBomzer for your input) Optical Drive: "OEM' drive is confusing to me. I a fairly sure I can't just use any old thing off ebay. Any suggestions? PSU: Corsair TX-650M CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Plus OS: Windows 8.1 Now I realize that is quite a bit over $1000, but my budget is flexible. Any critiques are welcome. Thanks! :biggrin: BTW, I'm a mac guy so all this freedom is hard to handle. :p