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Building my own gaming computer and was wondering if these parts are compatible and will thebe able to handle the latest games

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June 25, 2013 8:18:48 PM

Im planning on building my own gaming rig and was wondering if these specs are compatible and can run the latest games like call of duty ghost and battlefield 4?

Cpu-Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache
Motherboard-Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155
Power Supply-OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W
Ram-Corsair Vengeance 16GB
Case-CM Storm Enforcer
Video Card-EVGA GeForce GTX670 2048MB GDDR5 256bit
For the heatsink i will be using the stock intel fan that comes with the cpu. Do you guys agree with these specs or do you recomend i get something else?
a b B Homebuilt system
June 25, 2013 8:24:46 PM

Your gaming you wont be needing the i7 and 16GB of ram. unless your are using applications that requires multiple cores and memory intensive task. i5 and 8GB is more than enough. with the money you save on that you can invest it on a better GPU.

How are we doing with budget?
a b B Homebuilt system
June 25, 2013 8:31:21 PM

i7 isn't really need for gaming and the 16 gb RAM isn't really either, like iiTzzDeFuze mentioned. Here is what I'd look at:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $986.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-25 23:30 EDT-0400)
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June 25, 2013 8:49:08 PM

Don't buy a ivy bridge chip or motherboard. There is no upgrade path for it now that Haswell is out. I agree with the guy above me. Get a i5 and 8gb of ram, you won't see any difference in gaming. Another thing about your rig strikes me as odd. You are buying a K series chip and a z77 motherboard, but you are using the stock cooler. If you are going to overclock then by all means get a aftermarket CPU cooler. A good option is the Cooler Master EVO for about $30. On the other hand if you are not going to overclock stick with the stock cooler and save on a non K cpu and a B85 motherboard. You could also cut back on your case, but maybe you like the aesthetics. Your GPU is solid though:) 
Please let us know if You plan to overclock and your budget so that we may further help you.
Cheers:) 
a b B Homebuilt system
June 25, 2013 8:55:35 PM

Missed the MSI Mobo combo deals, so I included the CPU HSF and was still cheaper!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $973.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-25 23:55 EDT-0400)
a b B Homebuilt system
June 25, 2013 9:01:58 PM

You should beef up the power supply. Nothing fantastic but i think you should try for a 600 watt. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - It's 70 bucks, it's corsair so you know it's good quality. I just think It'll make a difference with your 770 gpu. and i5 quadcore. Together probably runs you at 300-400 watts.
a b B Homebuilt system
June 25, 2013 9:36:08 PM

Modified with Haswell compatible PSU:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $992.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-26 00:35 EDT-0400)
June 25, 2013 9:54:00 PM

I would go with the core i5 Haswell and after market cooler.
June 26, 2013 9:58:19 AM

Thanks for the quick response guys
I will not be over clocking but does the stock heat sinck come with thermal paste or no?
What power supply would you guys recommend?
June 26, 2013 10:12:47 AM

No thermal paste with stock heat sink .PSU-CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply.
June 26, 2013 10:25:03 AM

Thanks for the recomendations!!!!!! My budget is around 1,500 dollars.
a b B Homebuilt system
June 26, 2013 10:28:54 AM

Golden Donkey said:
Thanks for the quick response guys
I will not be over clocking but does the stock heat sinck come with thermal paste or no?
What power supply would you guys recommend?


Golden Donkey said:
Thanks for the recomendations!!!!!! My budget is around 1,500 dollars.


I would prefer the
Seasonic-550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That cx is made by channel way.
or
XFX-650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
also made by Seasonic.
June 26, 2013 10:41:31 AM

Thanks im still try to decide if to get the 650w PSU or the 550w PSU!
a b B Homebuilt system
June 26, 2013 10:55:15 AM

I don't know what case you would want so i'll just leave that to you
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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 ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1525.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-26 13:54 EDT-0400)
June 26, 2013 12:58:05 PM

Since im not overclocking im just going to use the stock CPU heat sink. I've also downgraded from a gtx 780 to a gtx 770 to fit my budget a little better. Other than that i have almost exactly the same parts except the im not getting a ssd or a cpu cooler and i already have a spare optical drive. Thank you for all the help you have given me.
a b B Homebuilt system
June 26, 2013 1:01:27 PM

Golden Donkey said:
Since im not overclocking im just going to use the stock CPU heat sink. I've also downgraded from a gtx 780 to a gtx 770 to fit my budget a little better. Other than that i have almost exactly the same parts except the im not getting a ssd or a cpu cooler and i already have a spare optical drive. Thank you for all the help you have given me.



NP good luck on build
June 26, 2013 6:46:39 PM

Thanks for all the help guys i will be staring by build as soon as possible!!!!!!
a b B Homebuilt system
June 26, 2013 8:35:12 PM

Enjoy your build!

Here's some advice if this is your first or second build.
1) When in doubt touch something metal
2) If your case doesn't turn on don't panic think logically and go thru the simple steps. Is power supply switch turned to on, is the case power switch plugged into the mainboard, do you have the power adapters plugged into the mainboard, -
3) 2nd worst case is there's a short some where. Take out ONE thing at a time and see if it turns on - if not take out the next and keep going until it turns on. If you get to the mainboard only with no CPU, RAM, video card, etc - suspect bad board. You will prefer to deal with the vendor than the manufacturer!
4) Seat the CPU and heatsink BEFORE you pop in the mainboard into the case. The trick is to use the box and the static bag from the mainboard and seat the cpu on top of that. You'll think me later. Unless you have a case where you can slide in the mainboard...
5) seat the video card LAST - I can't tell you how many times I've had to take out the video card because I can't fit the hard drive in the cage.
last) Measure the case and the video card!!! Make sure it fits. These new video cards are HUGE!

Again good luck and enjoy!

Golden Donkey said:
Thanks for all the help guys i will be staring by build as soon as possible!!!!!!


a b B Homebuilt system
June 26, 2013 8:43:00 PM

MOST importantly If you are not sure of something ASK it doesn't hurt. Takes few seconds and people would love to help you. Better safe than sorry.
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