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  1. #1


    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Posts : 5

    I know there is no such thing as a future proof system but I would like to make this system as much future proof as possible. While I would like to make this system somewhat of a high-end, money do matters, so for example: in case of a RAM I would like to buy 8GB for now and when the time is right I would like to buy another 8GB and add to it.

    While I would like to play games I would not like to make this system solely for games.

    I know absolutely nothing about CPU casing, Graphics Card and PSU's.

    I would like to use this system to build applications and Games for Android, web development and play some heavy games which will be released in the future which I can't already play on my i5 system with intel hd4000.

    Applications I would like to use almost daily:
    Eclipse, Android emulator, Photoshop, Illustrator, Blender, GTA IV (V if it ever gets released ), Notepad++, Firefox, Chrome, Virtual PC, Visual Studio, Action/RPG games( I haven't played anything other than CS Source but would like to test some heavy games like Skyrim and stuff).

    Operating System I am planning to use: Windows 7, Ubuntu, and Mac OS X(haven't decided the version yet) on Multi-Boot.

    I would like to buy a 23 inch screen with 1920 x 1080 Pixels and maybe later add a couple more monitors to it or get a 32 inch Television instead.

    What I have found online: This is just what I think I should have, I am ready to buy a totally separate system.

    Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) PC RAM (CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10) or Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R) or G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)

    Cooler Master Enforcer Mid Tower Cabinet OR Nzxt Phantom 410 OR Antec P280 CPU Cabinet

    Intel 330 60 GB SSD Internal Hard Drive (60 GB SSD) or ADATA Premier Pro 256 GB SSD Internal Hard Drive (Premier Pro SP900)

    Logitech G300 Gaming USB 2.0 Mouse

    TVS-e Champ Media Plus (Please recommend me a nice gaming laptop, I don't want it to look cool, I want it to feel cool)

    Sony BRAVIA KDL-32W700B 32 inches LED TV

    Logitech Z506 5.1 Channel Multimedia Speakers (Black) (Please recommend me a nice speaker)

    Seagate Barracuda 2 TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (ST2000DM001 x2)


    These four are the most confusing and the important things:

    Seasonic S12II 620 Watts or Seasonic G550 550 Watts ( Please recommend )

    ZOTAC NVIDIA GTX 780TI 3 GB DDR5 Graphics Card ( I have no idea what graphics card to choose. Please recommend, I don't want to spend a lot on this.)

    MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Motherboard OR Asus H87-pro OR asus z87 A ( Please note I would like to boot MAC as well)

    Intel 3.5 GHz LGA1150 4770K i7 4th Generation Processor or just 4770 without the k (Do you think based on my requirement I'll need i7)
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  2. #2

    Ok here goes, and i7 4770k will probably be needed for what you are planning to use your pc for, all of the parts that you have suggested are perfectly good for gaming and app development, I run a i7 4770k on a MSI GD-65 Gaming motherboard which I think is great, dual booting with mac will be fine also. For the PSU I would recommend this one by corsair

    Corsair Builder Series CXM 750W Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX/EPS PSU: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    although this is more expensive than the ones you suggested the power is better in case you wish to add RAM like you suggested and add other parts later, its made by corsair which are highly reliable for pc parts and is modular which means that the cable management will be better. All the k on the i7 4770k means is that it is for overclocking. The case could be something like

    Corsair Carbide Series 300R CC-9011017-WW Windowed Gaming Case - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    Hope that that helped
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  3. #3


    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Posts : 5

    OK, thanks.

    Do you think I will need 750w ?(Corsair Builder Series CXM 750W)

    What do you think about the graphics card? I have never owned one before and would love to hear a recommendation.
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  4. #4

    I would say so if you are planning on adding more RAM at a later date but 650watt should be fine for now.

    The GTX 780ti is one of the best graphics cards out at the moment.
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  5. #5


    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Posts : 5

    Well, thanks.

    'The GTX 780ti is one of the best graphics cards out at the moment.'
    --> I think I should get something less powerful than 780ti, it is way costly and I don't think I will need something this heavy. Any cheaper recommendation?

    Of all the 'or' options, like the RAM ones, can you please pick one? Or all are equally great?
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  6. #6

    Try the GTX 770 or the 280x
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  7. #7


    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Posts : 5

    Okay, so ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 AMP Edition 2 GB Graphics Card it is.

    Thanks for your help
    Have a great day.
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  8. #8

    no problem
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  9. #9

    Quote Originally Posted by agarwal29, post: 1121589, member: 108551
    Please recommend, I don't want to spend a lot on this
    Why not just add a graphics card to your current set up? You don't mention any details about your current system so it's difficult to say which graphics card would match your power supply and offer reasonable gaming. If you have a crappy 300W PSU then you could try out a GTX 750Ti. If you have 600W then a GTX 770 would be good. Adding an SSD and moving your OS and favourite programs to it would also bump up the performance of your whole system.

    If you want to game on three monitors then you can't do this cheaply - it costs a lot of money.

    Quote Originally Posted by POYTEBUSH, post: 1121609, member: 108249
    [750W PSU?]I would say so if you are planning on adding more RAM at a later date but 650watt should be fine for now
    RAM uses practically no wattage compared to the rest of a PC system (2W-8W per stick depending on speed, voltage and overclocking).
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  10. #10


    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Posts : 5

    Quote Originally Posted by mike_bike_kite, post: 1121798, member: 48932
    Why not just add a graphics card to your current set up? You don't mention any details about your current system so it's difficult to say which graphics card would match your power supply and offer reasonable gaming. If you have a crappy 300W PSU then you could try out a GTX 750Ti. If you have 600W then a GTX 770 would be good. Adding an SSD and moving your OS and favourite programs to it would also bump up the performance of your whole system.

    If you want to game on three monitors then you can't do this cheaply - it costs a lot of money.

    RAM uses practically no wattage compared to the rest of a PC system (2W-8W per stick depending on speed, voltage and overclocking).
    The current system is a 3 year old laptop. Upgrades to it is not really a choice.

    For now lets say I am playing on only one monitor.

    Okay, so here is the final list: (please note this is the price I am getting in India, where I live)
    If you find anything wrong with this, please let me know.

    G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) 1600 Mhz - $110
    Cooler Master Enforcer - $123
    Logitech G300 Gaming USB 2.0 Mouse - $25
    TVS-e Champ Media Plus - $13
    Asus 23 inch VX238H-W LED Backlit LCD Monitor - $250
    Creative SBS A520 5.1 Speaker - $55
    Western Digital 2tb Hard Diskdrive (wd20ezrx) - $100
    Corsair RM650 PSU - $134
    ZOTAC GTX 770 - $440
    Intel Core i7-4790K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.40 GHz) - $400
    GIGABYTE Z97 - $250-300

    Possible future upgrades: Additional RAM, Graphics card.
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