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So, I have been working off of a laptop for years, I work in the I.T. field, and have always wanted to build a desktop so here goes. Right now I'm still acquiring parts, and I'm going to start customizing the case to give it some added touches/flair.. I know some people might not agree with some of the parts I've chosen or paid for, and thats why you have your own money to spend how you want, don't tell me how to spend mine.

So, I do some editing of video using Adobe Premiere, lots of media (movies and music), and eventually I want to get back into PC gaming.. (been mostly on a Xbox 360 for years) I wanted something that outperformed my laptop of 4 years by a noticeable difference. The SSD lives up to its reputation, and is super fast. I really like the combination of the I5-4670k with the Asus Hero. Just moving around between programs and files is snappy and quick.

I know the picture has a RM 750 in it, but it was replaced to a RM650 because the 750 was DOA. I decided to use this for now (since its modular I'll go bigger later) and will use this in other PC's I build for my kids when I want to upgrade for more power.

I'm still researching Graphics card/cards and I know that I want to eventually run a triple monitor setup. Back in the day I really got into Longbow 2 by Janes (Apache sim) and I'd like to do something like that again. Any suggestions will be welcomed.

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  • 72 months ago
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Probably could have saved some money by only going with 8GB of RAM, but other than that, it looks pretty solid! How much are you looking at spending on a GPU?

  • 72 months ago
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$200-$300

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd look at something like the Nvidia 760, it'd match your motherboard well. Plus, it provides plenty of power for gaming. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121775

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! If you can throw in a few more bucks, I think a 770 (around $320, probably less if watch for a deal) would be really good for running triple monitors and gaming...I could be way off, but I don't know if a 760 would be pushing enough power, especially if you wanna game in 3d surround. Just my $0.02

Cheers

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Like Actechy said, if you can just put a few more dollars into that budget, you can get yourself a nice GTX 770. I would have suggested a AMD card but those are still inflated from the bitcoin fiasco. Anyway, a GTX 770 could do dual monitors but triple I am unsure of but that card is definitely worth the money. If you're not feeling too spendy, grab a GTX 760 instead.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Wouldn't go with a 760 for a triple monitor setup. Buy a 4gb 770 if you can. It's a little out of your budget (but not that much, its gonna be fully worth it), but it's a much better card than the 760, and the 4gb will keep the triple monitors running smoothly. You would need 2 760s to run games on high-max settings with 3 monitors, but one, it'll do fine.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

i built a system very similar to this with the cpu/mobo/cooler. Your build seems very solid, and i to am planning to buy a graphics card, hopefully a gtx 770 4gb if you can afford it this is a really great card. Finally, a tiny issue is your ram is not in the right slots for dual channel memory so please fix this thanks matt

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I put them in slots A1 and B1 (both red) which was it supposed to be?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like A1, B1 is correct to me from the manual. Some mobos like my ASRock actually recommend the other two.

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_HERO/#support

  • 72 months ago
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hi, yes that is right sorry from the image i thought you had it in a red and black one

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build, fantastic cable management and nice choice of components, I agree with the other comments a GTX770 would be a great choice as it provides plenty of power and it seems to be within your price range.

Great build! +1

  • 72 months ago
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very nice solid parts choice but i agree about the 8 gb of ram and for now without a GPU unpark your cores to get the full potential outta that CPU

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

770 4GB or 780/Ti would do the trick. If you want to stick with AMD, go for the r9 290.

  • 72 months ago
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Shop around for some great deals, and try to get the 770 at least. If I were going to buy a card for triple monitor, I'd probably get the GTX 780, or the R9 290 (once the prices return to not buttinflated AF) as the new Hawaii cards are built with high resolutions in mind.

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