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July 1, 2013 8:33:35 PM

ok, so im building a new gaming pc. I am very new to building pc's, so I need some advice. I need to know if all of my parts are compatible, my PSU is strong enough, etc. Also, are all of my parts good for gaming? If you have any input or suggestions, please do let me know. Thanks
Parts:
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card
Corsair Obsidian Series 650D (CC650DW-1) Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Case
Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Desktop Processor
ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI Intel MB
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Desktop MEM
Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM Hard Drive
Corsair Builder 600W PS
SanDisk ReadyCache SDSSDRC-032G-G26 2.5" 32GB SATA III for Windows 7 and Windows 8 -based PCs

Ok, so these are all of my parts. I just need to make sure they will all work. Also, Is there anything im missing? Any components at all? Also, does 1300 USD sound like a good price for all of this? If you have any suggestions, just let me know. Thanks
July 1, 2013 8:38:12 PM

Are you planning to OC your processor?
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July 1, 2013 8:38:44 PM

Pretty similar to my system.

I see you are getting a 'k' cpu, do you plan on overclocking? If so, you'll need some type of after market cooling. If you don't plan on overclocking, then you don't need 'the 'k' type cpu as that is what they are specifically designed for.

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July 1, 2013 8:41:21 PM

I'd also consider a bigger SSD if you feel the need to get one at all. Mine has 40gb used already, and that's just the OS plus anything I may have accidentally downloaded on it (I don't have any games installed on it). Mine is a 128Gb. Also, take a look at samsung, they're pretty much the top of the pile for SSDs right now.
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July 1, 2013 8:53:15 PM

1300 dollars can get you a little more. I'm not sure if you were talking ballpark or not, but here is a direct breakdown of a Pc for 1300.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.62 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1296.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-01 23:50 EDT-0400)

You have the budget, get the Haswell Cpu and Z87 motherboard. The Psu is a little more money, but a slightly better quality and 50w higher, with modular cables. Larger SSD and much better quality too. The case is very good, but if you don't like it you can always tweak the build to accommodate the case you want. The motherboard is also SLI capable since you are getting an nVidia video card.
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July 1, 2013 9:01:03 PM

Verzy said:
Are you planning to OC your processor?


the reason I got the "k" processor is because it comes in a bundle

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July 1, 2013 9:02:38 PM

jimthenagual said:
Pretty similar to my system.

I see you are getting a 'k' cpu, do you plan on overclocking? If so, you'll need some time of after market cooling. If you don't plan on overclocking, then you don't need 'the 'k' type cpu as that is what they are specifically designed for.



it comes in a bundle with a motherboard, hard drive, etc.
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July 1, 2013 9:05:28 PM

rehamrick14 said:
jimthenagual said:
Pretty similar to my system.

I see you are getting a 'k' cpu, do you plan on overclocking? If so, you'll need some time of after market cooling. If you don't plan on overclocking, then you don't need 'the 'k' type cpu as that is what they are specifically designed for.



it comes in a bundle with a motherboard, hard drive, etc.

Nice bonus then, as you can squeeze a considerable amount of performance out of a 'k' type cpu. If not now, then down the road. Just note that when/if it does come time to overclock (and that cpu will be begging you to overclock it), you will need to invest in better cooling.

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July 1, 2013 9:10:45 PM

Swordkd said:
1300 dollars can get you a little more. I'm not sure if you were talking ballpark or not, but here is a direct breakdown of a Pc for 1300.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.62 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1296.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-01 23:50 EDT-0400)

You have the budget, get the Haswell Cpu and Z87 motherboard. The Psu is a little more money, but a slightly better quality and 50w higher, with modular cables. Larger SSD and much better quality too. The case is very good, but if you don't like it you can always tweak the build to accommodate the case you want. The motherboard is also SLI capable since you are getting an nVidia video card.


wow thanks. your build is slightly cheaper than mine. And its better. thanks a lot, Ill look into this
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July 1, 2013 9:17:40 PM

Np, just remember if you are ordering soon to do it and not wait. If you are just planning out parts, re-post when you are ready to buy because with the way pc parts deals work, tomorrow it may be a completely different build.
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