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Is This a Good Gaming Build?

I'm Building a New Rig intended for Gaming soon and here is the hardware I'm thinking of putting in:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40 GHz 6MB

Motherboard: [CrossFireX] MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate Intel Z87 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard

RAM: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB 16X

Powersupply: 800 Watts

Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD

Cooling Fan: Cooler Master Seidon 120M Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator

I'm looking to be able to throw pretty much any game at it, and maintain good FPS. Opinions would be great, and thanks in advance.
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  1. The motherboard is pretty low-end, and the power supply is an unknown. How about getting a quality 550W power supply and a better motherboard? Perhaps also a cheaper cooler, if necessary.
  2. Budget?
    Where are you buying from?
  3. realchaos said:
    Budget?
    Where are you buying from?


    I'm Either buying from Cyberpower, Ibuypower, or Ironside Computers. I'd rather have it built for me.
    As far as budget, somewhere between $1,000 to $1,300.
  4. Pl dont
  5. Marcopolo123 said:
    Pl dont

    Why? Please Elaborate...
  6. Boyblack said:
    Marcopolo123 said:
    Pl dont

    Why? Please Elaborate...



    Do it yourself
  7. Corsair 2x4gb, 1600mhz CL 9-9-9-24
    PSU: haswell certified is Corsair CX750 (750 watt PLENTY)
    Cooling Corsair h100i, if you must watercooled.... would save the money and try and get a Samsung 840 pro SSD 128 gigs.

    Most NOTICABLE performance upgrade sinds years.

    Let me know if you need anything else (Y).

    Nice videocard btw, got it myself too on my 1300 euro build!
  8. Is there any reason why you prefer pre-built? It limits your choice options as well as making it more expensive.
  9. realchaos said:
    Is there any reason why you prefer pre-built? It limits your choice options as well as making it more expensive.


    Because, some people dont want to waste time on figuring out what is wrong with their PC, perfectly understandable.
    Chosing a videocard is a HARDCORE time consumption alone.

    PS: to the topic starter, i VERY recommend as cheapest good motherboard, Gigabyte z87 HD3
  10. I was asking the OP, because he may have his own reasons. I would like to hear his reasons and try to persuade him to use his own labor to get better performance. Normally, if you follow all the steps to building a pc correctly, there should be no problems unless you buy bad quality parts or get a DOA part (which is very very unlikely).

    Choosing a gpu isn't very hard. This forum is meant to help you choose the correct components.
  11. realchaos said:
    Is there any reason why you prefer pre-built? It limits your choice options as well as making it more expensive.


    I'm just nervous about building it myself. I've put graphics cards and RAM in before. But that's like putting a cartridge in to a NES. It's the motherboard, and CPU I'm scared of. I've heard it doesn't really matter if you go prebuild, or build it. Sometimes you can save a little.
    I know components, but I don't really have time to build it or study how to do it.
  12. Best answer
    Well you just need to watch a youtube video.
    Building yourself is cheaper, will get better components
    Pre-builds are always worse then custome builds.

    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: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($186.13 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.40 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1147.40
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-28 18:03 EDT-0400)
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