My First PC

Hello Everyone,

Let me start off by saying I'm new to the forum and I came here because 1.) I enjoy watching the YouTube channel and 2.) I'm making the switch from console gaming to PC gaming and 3.) I want to learn more about PCs in general


Here is the list of parts I'm going to be using

  1. i5 4670K
  2. Asus Maximus VI Hero
  3. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
  4. GSkill Ripjaws 8GB 1866Mhz
  5. Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD
  6. WD Black 1 TB HDD
  7. Asus GTX 780 OC Direct CU II
  8. TP Link Dual Band Wireless Adapter (PCI Express x1)
  9. Fractal Design Define R4
  10. Corsair RM 850w Modular PSU
  11. DVD/CD Combo Drive


I'm looking to play all games at 1920x1080 resolution @ 60FPS. Now I know that the GTX 780 is a little excessive right now with only 1080p but games like The Witcher 3 and The Division (Dat SnowDrop Engine lol) look amazing and also look like they will eat up tons of VRAM so I think that 3GB of VRAM is justified in this case. Am I right? Tell me what you guys think.

If you can afford ith, the GTX 780 is a beast.

Everything looks superb for an Intel + nVidia build.  I don't find anything wrong with it.  You do also have a lot of overclocking headroom, even if you get another 780 and run SLI.

Great. I did do alot of research I just wanted to be sure. So thank you :)

This configuration looks pretty good to me, however, you could save some money by going for another motherboard, the RoG boards that are being put out by ASUS are known to be a bit overpriced. Unless you can get a good deal on it I'd personally go for a board like the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H or the UD3H. 

this site should help you too on pricing and the cheapest alternatives  

I'll admit I'm a little biased towards Asus. Mainly because I like the level of quality that Asus offers with laptops, monitors etc. but I've never dealt with PC parts but I assume Asus products offer that quality that I like. I bought a refurbished 24in 1080p Asus monitor a few months ago and I haven't had any problems with it

Thats what I use lol