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Final Build Before Purchase... Thoughts?

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics-$239.99-Newegg

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked with EVGA ACX Cooler, 2GB GDDR5 256bit, DL DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DP, SLI Ready Graphics Cards (02G-P4-2774-KR)-$419.99-Amazon

PSU: Seasonic M12II-650 BRONZE ATX 650 Power Supply- $89.99- Amazon

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMY16GX3M2A1600C9 (Silver)-$125.99-Newegg

OS: not needed

HDD: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX-$66.62- Amazon

ODD: LG Electronics 24X SATA Super-Multi DVD Internal Rewriter with M-Disc Support (Black) GH24NS95B-$20.37- Amazon

MOBO: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC High Performance Triple CFX/ SLI Intel Motherboard-$187.99-Newegg

CASE: Cooler Master HAF 922 - Mid Tower Computer Case with High Airflow and USB 3.0-$79.99- Amazon

CPU COOLER: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler-$98.99-Newegg

MONITOR: ASUS VS238H 23-Inch 1080P LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers-$149.99-Amazon

KEYBOARD: Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard-$56.18- Amazon

TOTAL(INCLUDING TAX & SHIPPING) $1,544.77
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More about final build purchase thoughts
  1. how will it preform?
  2. It will play any games maxed out on your monitor. However, I'd swap the VGA for a MSI N770 TF Gaming due to better cooling system. As for motherboard, getting the Gigabyte Z87X-UD3Hinstead will save you 80$ ( combo discount on Newegg ), which you can use to spend on a decent SSD, like the Samsung 840 120gb. Last but not least, if the H100i is not a must, you can get an air cooler with same performance, lower noise, but only cost 3/4 the price of a H100i : the Noctua NH U14s. Other parts are great for a gaming system, although 16gb of RAM might be too much for some.

    Reviews about parts I mentioned:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Noctua/NH-U14S/6.html
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_770_TF_Gaming/
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2191/
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste ($9.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.25 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: AOC e2752Vh 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($56.08 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($56.49 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1479.70
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-25 23:51 EDT-0400)
  4. why the Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H
  5. On par overclocking performance for 80$ less.
  6. do I need a wireless adapter?
  7. Only if you need to connect other wireless devices ( router, tablets, smartphones,.. ) with your PC.
  8. Madn3ss795 said:
    It will play any games maxed out on your monitor. However, I'd swap the VGA for a MSI N770 TF Gaming due to better cooling system. As for motherboard, getting the Gigabyte Z87X-UD3Hinstead will save you 80$ ( combo discount on Newegg ), which you can use to spend on a decent SSD, like the Samsung 840 120gb. Last but not least, if the H100i is not a must, you can get an air cooler with same performance, lower noise, but only cost 3/4 the price of a H100i : the Noctua NH U14s. Other parts are great for a gaming system, although 16gb of RAM might be too much for some.

    Reviews about parts I mentioned:
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Noctua/NH-U14S/6.html
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_770_TF_Gaming/
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2191/
    I like your suggestions... but I do not think i will change anything though, I'm going with EVGA because I know that's a solid GPU brand company and I don;t know too much about MSI's GPU brand. Last time I built a pc I went with air, so I wanted to try something different.
  9. Madn3ss795 said:
    Only if you need to connect other wireless devices ( router, tablets, smartphones,.. ) with your PC.
    What is a good cheap wireless adapter then?
  10. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-wireless-network-card-rnxn180ub

    Rosewill RNX-N180UB IEEE 802.11n USB - Wi-Fi Adapter
  11. Best answer
    Rosewill RNX-N250PCe would be my pick.
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006WWMZSK/?tag=pcpapi-20
  12. Good choice ^^^^^^^
  13. ok thanks
  14. Don't forget to pick the best answer when everything are clear :bounce:
  15. Madn3ss795 < Select one of his posts as BA.
  16. Thank you Blackbird. And nice avatar :P
  17. Thanks , and love your work in the forums.
  18. Thanks. I won't be online much this month, thou, so you shouldn't miss the 1st position this time :ange:
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