My First Build

I have never built my own computer before so this is going to be a first

I have a budget of approx 2500 usd going slightly over will be fine

I will need a monitor. Keyboard and mouse i already have.

It will be used mostly for gaming

i have no idea what i can afford with that budget so i ask for you to come up with a build with the best performance for that price. I would prefer intel and gtx series gpu. I dont know anything about overclocking but could get into it.

i made this for that money:

I choosed for a i7-4770K in combination with a GTX 780 gpu, the 780 is realy a great gpu, allmost the same performance as the Titan, but it´s alot cheaper. i also choosed for a 1440P 27 inch monitor. that in combination with GTX780 will give you great gaming experiance.

For the motherboard i choosed the Msi Z87 Mpower max. this is realy a great mobo with alot of feutures, for its price. you said, you dont know anything about overclocking, but if you ever plan to go into it, then the mpower is a great base.

For storage i choose a Adata Sp900 256GB SSD for all your programs, and your os.And a  2TB HDD to store your files, games etc.

Offcourse a case is something personal..

p.s if you realy want the best cpu performance, then you should wait a few weeks before ivybridge -E will come availeble at the shops. but if think that there is no need for ivy-e for just gaming!

Grtz Angel ☺

It realy depends what you whant out of your pc $2500 is a huge amount of money to spend just on gameing

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)

CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($200.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.99 @ Microcenter)

Storage: Seagate SV35.5 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.98 @ Outlet PC)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($652.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: Fractal Design Define XL R2 (Black Pearl) ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)

Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($96.13 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)

Keyboard: Ducky DK1008L-RCLLB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($99.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)

Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($66.52 @ Amazon)

Speakers: Creative Labs Inspire T6160 50W 5.1ch Speakers ($75.99 @ Dell)

Total: $2504.27

okey ive had a look at what is bieng offerd and try this














goes around 2300 without windows which has to be bought were you are due to the codes

First I would like to appologize for my late reply and thank everyone for submitting builds.

so far im leaning toward the first build

My question now though is if there is a way to better match colors and such, the case im looking at purchasing has a side window and I would prefer if it was all nice and matching. Prefered color would be blue, seconed by red.

its cool to see that you like my build, as i said above, a case is realy something personal, i personaly like NZXT pantom cases white, but im a girl.

Further its a bit hard to match hardware with the Mpower board, because of its tiny little yellow accents, i know there are some matching ram´s, but its easier to match a black/red themed computer, like Msi Z87-GD65 gaming mobo with Msi GTX 780 TF, both black red color themed, but the Msi Mpower is a much nicer board, wenn it comes to feutures. Wlan bluetooth etc onboard. but you could schwimp on a mobo if overclocking and onboard wifi bluetooth doesnt realy care you, then the Msi G65 Gaming board, with Msi GTX780TF is a nicer color match.or the Asus Maximus VI hero board. i will make it in partpicker.


color theme msi:

Well if you whant the H100i the R4 isent the best case for it.

It realy depends on the motherboard if it will fit in at all in push pull.

As you can see its a real tight fit