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Gaming Build ($1,400)

Looking to build a gaming PC, what do you guys think?

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  1. Looks good, just two things:

    1) The H60 isn't a good pick. A $30 Hyper 212 EVO will perform just as well, and be far, FAR more reliable.

    2) It seems as though this is a prebuilt?

    I highly suggest building it yourself - it'll be considerably cheaper, you still get good warranties, just on individual parts, it's as easy as playing with legos and only requires a screwdriver, it's fun, and there are a lot of easy to follow youtube guides.
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    If you're spending that much, you can get significantly more than what you have there. If I were buying in that range, I'd go with something more along the lines of this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.16 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.67 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($445.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1421.65
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-01 03:12 EDT-0400)
  3. Hi berocca!

    I agree with DarkSable that going air for a cpu heat-sink-fan would be the better alternative. Imho, unless you're a seasoned pc builder, water-cooled hsf's might be more trouble than they're worth.

    If you plan to add a second video card later, that PSU won't be enough, but if you're going with just one video card, then you might consider one with a lower wattage, preferrably in the 500W range. SeaSonic, XFX, Antec, and Corsair are good brands.

    Asides from that, you've got a sweet build. Good luck!
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