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1500$ gaming budget, how does this look?

APEVIA X-DREAMER4 Series X-DREAMER4-RD Black / Red Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model:X-DREAMER4-RD)

MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (Model:Z77A-G45)

ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2O-2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (Model:GTX660 TI-DC2O-2GD5)

Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W Continuous @40°C ,80 PLUS Certified, ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91, SLI Ready CrossFire Ready, Active PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply (Model:RX850-S-B)

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K (Model:BX80637I73770K)

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (Model:MZ-7PD256BW)

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL (Model:F3-12800CL10D-16GBXL)

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM (Model:DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1295465

Just want your thoughts, thank you! :)
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  1. i7, 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD are overkill. Put the money towards a GPU
  2. Best answer
    Get 8GB of 1866MHz RAM.
    Get an I5 3570K if you are only gaming and not content creation.
    Drop that overkill 850w PSU for a decent TX650 v2(can handle 2 x GTX770 SLI if needed)
    Keep the 256GB SSD, its convenient.

    Use all saved cash from the above on a better GPU like the GTX770. Which you should have more than enough for after the above savings.
  3. hi, and first off thank you for the help :)

    so what differences would i notice between the i5 3570K and the i7 3770? or how much extra would i get out of the i7 over the i5? i run video editing software, screen capture, and lots of rts, mmo, and rpg games but i dont want any latency, which is why i am building a little more powerful than i may need. also i want the computer to be top of the line for a while and i dont plan on making big changes, other than maybe adding a gpu, in the next few years. i am taking your advice and cutting ram, psu, and a few other little things so i can max out my gpu.

    NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 or for 60$ more... Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770

    GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card and at some point in the future i am going to add one more.

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL10S-8GBXL

    LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS95 - OEM

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply would this power supply still work with the changes in the build? also, i kind of like the look of this one, Rosewill LIGHTNING-800 800W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Modular Active PFC Power Supply i know its a little overkill, but would it work with this build in case i choose it?

    thank you for your time :)
  4. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19SSF
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19SSF/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19SSF/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.59 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($404.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($404.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1511.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-24 18:57 EDT-0400)

    Here would be my build for the best performance. If you include OS it'll be around 1600 though.

    But i think this will definitely give you the most power for price

    And yes, i know the CX is not the most reliable PSU. In fact, i've a 100$ much more reliable and better Silencer Mark 3 750W. But that'll be 40$ more in your budget mate.

    But just for pure performance, you can't beat SLI 770. Especially when you're only using around 1500$. SLI 770 will be 40-50% more powerful than a titan. Time to kill a titan at 80% of the price :)
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