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Building My First $2500 Budget Gaming Computer~ NEED SUGGESTIONS!

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June 21, 2013 12:57:55 AM

This is my first time building my own gaming computer, so I would like to get some suggestions from you guys! Please tell me which of those are necessary and unessential. Thank you!

Configuration of my gaming rig:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache
(I am choosing between i5 4670k and i7 4770k, which one is more worthwhile?)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT - CPU Cooler with Two 120mm PWM Fans and 6 Heat Pipes

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1866 MHZ (PC3 15000)

PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX 1050 Watt

VGA: EVGA GeForce GTX780 SuperClocked 3GB GDDR5 384bit

Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z87 LGA 1150 Motherboard

HDD: - Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive
- Intel 335 Series Jay Crest 2.5-Inch 180GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

Case: CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced - Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case with Carrying Handles, White

Monitor: ASUS VX238H 23-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor

Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Other: - Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste 3.5g
- Corsair Air Series SP120 PWM High Performance Edition x 2
- Stanley 69-189 Ratcheting Multi-Bit Screwdriver
(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002I3TDP0/ref=ox_sc_a...)
- Stanley 66-039 6-Piece Jewelers Precision Screwdriver Set
(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00002X29G/ref=ox_sc_a...)
- TEKTON 2938 Quick-Change Power Nut Driver Bit Set with Detents
(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007BLZ7TK/ref=ox_sc_a...)

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June 21, 2013 1:23:31 AM

What suggestions?You have a great build.The only thing you should do,since you have the $$,water-cool the CPU and GPU so its a silent supercomputer..
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June 21, 2013 1:42:17 AM

the 4670K and the 4770K aren't really different in gaming, but since u have the budget, u can go for 4770 (kinda future proofing when games start using hyper threading), don't get the Sabertooth (its got bad reviews), a 1050W PSU is overkill, instead of the 780 get a 770 SLI and an 850W PSU ... this is a better build incorporating all that http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18Gyf
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June 21, 2013 1:51:12 AM

jinayhvora said:
the 4670K and the 4770K aren't really different in gaming, but since u have the budget, u can go for 4770 (kinda future proofing when games start using hyper threading), don't get the Sabertooth (its got bad reviews), a 1050W PSU is overkill, instead of the 780 get a 770 SLI and an 850W PSU ... this is a better build incorporating all that http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18Gyf


Then which motherboard should I get?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 21, 2013 1:52:53 AM

i have listed it go to that link
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June 21, 2013 1:56:53 AM

I would say don't go with the 770 in SLI go for a 780 as if you ever want to SLI in the future you would have much faster graphics.
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June 21, 2013 2:08:43 AM

jinayhvora said:
i have listed it go to that link


Thanks!
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a b 4 Gaming
June 21, 2013 3:11:14 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($187.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($152.95 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($144.50 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($569.35 @ Amazon)
Total: $2490.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-21 06:10 EDT-0400)
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