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Gaming Computer $1550 (1st build need help)

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June 5, 2013 11:32:20 PM

The total comes out to around $1550 with tax and everything. My question is are there any parts that anyone suggests can be replaced with items more budget efficient and cost worthy? Or is this build the best i can get. Please give me feedback, curious on what to change because I am a new time builder.


Internal hard drive:
Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822236339
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OPTICAL DRIVE:
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827106289
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$17.99


GPU:
ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814121770
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$409.99

POWER SUPPLY:
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Item #: N82E16817139010
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KEYBOARD:
Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823109191
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$59.99


RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
Item #: N82E16820231445
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MOTHERBOARD:
ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131981
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$149.99


CPU:
Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K
Item #: N82E16819116899
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CPU COOLER:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
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SSD:
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #: N82E16820147192
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$149.99

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
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June 5, 2013 11:38:05 PM

I like it. Only thing i would change is the Power Supply, its overkill for what you have right now but good if you wish to expand later on.
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June 5, 2013 11:40:24 PM

This is a great build
You should probably get a Liquid Cooling system, which make your CPU much cooler. The EVOis pretty good too but just get a liquid cooling if you still could :) 
Your PSU is great, it won't over kill. You do want a fresh power to be delivered to your components.
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June 5, 2013 11:55:09 PM

Rayne604 said:
This is a great build
You should probably get a Liquid Cooling system, which make your CPU much cooler. The EVOis pretty good too but just get a liquid cooling if you still could :) 
Your PSU is great, it won't over kill. You do want a fresh power to be delivered to your components.


You're misunderstanding the meaning of "overkill". What he means is that it is a more powerful PSU than required, it is an unnecessary cost. Use http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... instead.

Also, are you planning on overclocking? Almost everyone gets the K series CPUs and many have no intention of overclocking, you can swap out the motherboard and CPU for equivalent models that cost less if you don't plan on overclocking, and the cooler isn't necessary either if you have no overclocking plans, stock will work just fine.
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June 6, 2013 12:00:04 AM



That's exactly what I said. My components are older than his and I have the same 750W. It will be fine :) 
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June 6, 2013 12:00:49 AM

silent_744 said:
Rayne604 said:
This is a great build
You should probably get a Liquid Cooling system, which make your CPU much cooler. The EVOis pretty good too but just get a liquid cooling if you still could :) 
Your PSU is great, it won't over kill. You do want a fresh power to be delivered to your components.

You're misunderstanding the meaning of "overkill". What he means is that it is a more powerful PSU than required, it is an unnecessary cost. Use http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... instead.

Also, are you planning on overclocking? Almost everyone gets the K series CPUs and many have no intention of overclocking, you can swap out the motherboard and CPU for equivalent models that cost less if you don't plan on overclocking, and the cooler isn't necessary either if you have no overclocking plans, stock will work just fine.

I am not quite sure if I am over clocking yet, but how much less would that cost for a build not meant for overclocking?
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June 6, 2013 12:06:37 AM

If it's the same gap between the unlocked 3570 and the locked 3570, about $30 from memory?
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June 6, 2013 12:10:08 AM

Chrisj7 said:
silent_744 said:
Rayne604 said:
This is a great build
You should probably get a Liquid Cooling system, which make your CPU much cooler. The EVOis pretty good too but just get a liquid cooling if you still could :) 
Your PSU is great, it won't over kill. You do want a fresh power to be delivered to your components.

You're misunderstanding the meaning of "overkill". What he means is that it is a more powerful PSU than required, it is an unnecessary cost. Use http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... instead.

Also, are you planning on overclocking? Almost everyone gets the K series CPUs and many have no intention of overclocking, you can swap out the motherboard and CPU for equivalent models that cost less if you don't plan on overclocking, and the cooler isn't necessary either if you have no overclocking plans, stock will work just fine.

I am not quite sure if I am over clocking yet, but how much less would that cost for a build not meant for overclocking?


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... -$229
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $104

Rayne604 said:


That's exactly what I said. My components are older than his and I have the same 750W. It will be fine :) 


Yes, the 750w will work perfectly fine, there is no compatability issue, but it is not required, an identical effect can be achieved using the 650w for ~$30 less.
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June 6, 2013 12:18:23 AM

Also do you guys think the case is fine? Like I want to make sure everything fits and is not too loud as well
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June 6, 2013 12:25:58 AM

Chrisj7 said:
Also do you guys think the case is fine? Like I want to make sure everything fits and is not too loud as well


The case is fine, it has enough clearance for the CPU cooler and the video card which is realistically the main two things you need to worry about. If i were you i'd go for a 650w power supply as mentioned.

Also, the ASUS motherboards come with software which you can use to auto over clock your CPU, if you aren't too confident with that sort of thing it seems to work fairly well from what I've seen and doesn't require that much knowledge to do. If overclocking isn't your thing, i'd go for the locked CPU.
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June 6, 2013 12:29:46 AM

H4mmersmith said:
Chrisj7 said:
Also do you guys think the case is fine? Like I want to make sure everything fits and is not too loud as well


The case is fine, it has enough clearance for the CPU cooler and the video card which is realistically the main two things you need to worry about. If i were you i'd go for a 650w power supply as mentioned.

Also, the ASUS motherboards come with software which you can use to auto over clock your CPU, if you aren't too confident with that sort of thing it seems to work fairly well from what I've seen and doesn't require that much knowledge to do. If overclocking isn't your thing, i'd go for the locked CPU.

I'm still vaguely knowledged on overclocking, is it a quite significant difference in gameplay for games such as guild wars 2 and such? If so what are the other pros and cons

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June 6, 2013 12:37:49 AM

Chrisj7 said:
H4mmersmith said:
Chrisj7 said:
Also do you guys think the case is fine? Like I want to make sure everything fits and is not too loud as well


The case is fine, it has enough clearance for the CPU cooler and the video card which is realistically the main two things you need to worry about. If i were you i'd go for a 650w power supply as mentioned.

Also, the ASUS motherboards come with software which you can use to auto over clock your CPU, if you aren't too confident with that sort of thing it seems to work fairly well from what I've seen and doesn't require that much knowledge to do. If overclocking isn't your thing, i'd go for the locked CPU.

I'm still vaguely knowledged on overclocking, is it a quite significant difference in gameplay for games such as guild wars 2 and such? If so what are the other pros and cons



To be honest with you, I've only ever really noticed a difference in start up/general use which is enough to notice a decent increase in overall speed.

I haven't really noticed too much of a difference in game but if you are able to gain a fairly large increase in processing power (my CPU is about 23% faster than stock) it's worth it.

Cons are obviously your CPU is working harder and depending on how much you have overclocked it, it can reduce the lifetime of the CPU. This also depends on factors like quality of CPU cooler, usage etc.
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June 6, 2013 7:02:20 AM

Rayne604 said:
This is a great build
You should probably get a Liquid Cooling system, which make your CPU much cooler. The EVOis pretty good too but just get a liquid cooling if you still could :) 
Your PSU is great, it won't over kill. You do want a fresh power to be delivered to your components.

Which is an affordable liquid cooling system?
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June 6, 2013 7:42:42 AM

Also, if I'm only going to have around $1355, and I want to buy now, should I just purchase the SSD later? Or what items can wait
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