How does this $1800 Build with an ASUS vx238h look?

ASUS DVD Drive

CORSAIR 800D (I plan on watercooling in the future, and this will last me a long time, so it's worth the investment :)

WD 1TB BLUE

ASUS VX238H (1ms response time monitor)

ASUS GTX 770

INTEL i7 3770k

ASROCK Extreme4

CORSAIR AX 850 with individually sleeved red cables ($60 extra)

G Skill RipJaws 8gb (2x4)

COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 (Just to last me until I pull $400 together for my watercooling loop)

SAMSUNG 840 120GB SSD

4x Corsair SP120mm fans to match the black and red theme of the build

Windows 7 (Have to buy it for $85 because I don't have my disc anymore :()

Aesthetics were important to me in this build and I picked up what I thought I would want/need. I will mainly be playing bf4 whenever It comes out so I figured a 770 could push ultra at 60 fps ( doesn't necessarily need 4x MSAA).
Any additional things that could make this build better for around the same price? Thanks?
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  1. Ditch the i7-3770k. Haswell is out now. Since you're only gaming, you don't even need an i7. Grab an i5-4670k with the ASRock Z87 Extreme6.
    Everything else looks nice.
  2. realchaos said:
    Ditch the i7-3770k. Haswell is out now. Since you're only gaming, you don't even need an i7. Grab an i5-4670k with the ASRock Z87 Extreme6.
    Everything else looks nice.


    I would also like to get into editing etc, and I'll be picking up the i7 3770k with a mobo at microcenter for about the same price total as the i5-4670k+z87.
  3. Jeez, how did I post that many times.
  4. The new Intel Haswell chipset is the newest but that doesn't necessarily mean better. I'd stick with the 3rd gen 3770, the price difference inst worth the slight advancement the the Haswell has over the Ivy Bridge chipset.
    Yes definitely get the new GTX 7xx, Im a little partial to EVGA but they are worth the money. That seems like a very solid build, you'll be very happy with that setup.
  5. SubinP said:
    realchaos said:
    Ditch the i7-3770k. Haswell is out now. Since you're only gaming, you don't even need an i7. Grab an i5-4670k with the ASRock Z87 Extreme6.
    Everything else looks nice.


    I would also like to get into editing etc, and I'll be picking up the i7 3770k with a mobo at microcenter for about the same price total as the i5-4670k+z87.


    Yeah but for $1800 you can definitely afford to go Haswell. The 800D is a good case but it's crazy expensive and you can get something far less expensive that is still water cooled capable.

    Maybe try something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($128.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($415.66 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1526.57
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-07 14:09 EDT-0400)

    Gives you $300 for monitor and anything else you need.
  6. It's always best to get the new hardware over the last generation if you can afford it. Getting the Haswell i7-4770k + Asus Z87-A from microcenter is $389.98 which is only about $50 extra.
  7. realchaos said:
    It's always best to get the new hardware over the last generation if you can afford it. Getting the Haswell i7-4770k + Asus Z87-A from microcenter is $389.98 which is only about $50 extra.


    Yeah definitely a wise use of $50 if you ask me.
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