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New Desktop Build - Need help making sure compatibility and not missing anything.

Hey guys, I've been working on building a new PC. My goal is to get it under a budget of 1300, and getting best absolute bang for buck. Set up is a single 24" monitor... This will be my gaming rig. Upgrading from a laptop >.< Finally got a place where I don't need to worry about moving in a few months. So I figured why not settle down with a beast of a gaming rig that isn't murder on the pocket.

Anyways, my biggest worry atm, Is I'm missing something, Or maybe bought something where some cheaper may suffice so I can say get something better some where else (For example should I get cheaper case? I was debating between it and smaller version or another case all together.)

I plan on purchasing everything at a place like newegg so I can get financing. :) So if you do recommend things I'd appreciate them there. :P Also thanks for your help, I haven't build a desktop in about 7 years. Been running gaming pre-built laptops.

Other worries will the rig be cooling effective or will I need more. I don't have initial plans on overclocking, but I went ahead with a CPU that I can overclock if need be.

Case: 167.99
Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Unbeatable Gaming Case With Side Panel Window

Power:49.99
COOLER MASTER Extreme 2 RS-525-PCAR 525W Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Core:

MoBo: 149.99
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX Pro Gaming with Killer Networking & Sound Blaster Intel Motherboard

CPU: 349.99
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz LGA 1150 Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Heatsink:29.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm sleeve CPU Cooler

Video Card: 249.99
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 02G-P4-2761-KR Video Card

Memory:139.98(69.99 Each)
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory

Others:
Hard Drive: 89.99
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Disc Drive: 24.99
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Internal SATA Model ihas324-07

Total Build Cost (with their discounts):1252.90 + shipping
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  1. Looks good for me. I think 2133Mhz/CL11 not needed. Not sure going for a 4th gen intel worth it.
    Let me suggest some good PSU:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii620bronze
  2. Best answer
    Definitely agree about the RAM, but on a gaming rig for $1300 you can get a much better GPU, you don't need an i7 for gaming. Also don't skimp on the PSU. You can get a quality one on that budget and I wouldn't compromise in this area. Get this instead:

    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 ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($435.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1352.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 13:31 EDT-0400)

    - Less expensive case, way better PSU
    - Dropped the i7 for a better GPU and an SSD
  3. Hello, thanks for feedback. Alright.

    Alright. I wasn't sure on CPU. Figured getting a beast of a CPU would go a long way.

    Alright on the ram, is there a reason why it's not the right kind? Sorry I used to be ontop of this stuff, but I am so out of date. XD
  4. g-unit1111 said:
    Definitely agree about the RAM, but on a gaming rig for $1300 you can get a much better GPU, you don't need an i7 for gaming. Also don't skimp on the PSU. You can get a quality one on that budget and I wouldn't compromise in this area. Get this instead:

    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 ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($435.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1352.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 13:31 EDT-0400)

    - Less expensive case, way better PSU
    - Dropped the i7 for a better GPU and an SSD


    Never heard about that memory brand, but nice build.
  5. Bigleon said:
    Hello, thanks for feedback. Alright.

    Alright. I wasn't sure on CPU. Figured getting a beast of a CPU would go a long way.

    Alright on the ram, is there a reason why it's not the right kind? Sorry I used to be ontop of this stuff, but I am so out of date. XD


    No, for gaming you want a beast of a GPU, not so much the CPU.
  6. So I went looking for all parts. :) Looks really nice, although I came across one difficulty, the HD you listed is being phased out.

    Have you heard about the Hybrid SD Drives? Are they a worth while investment?

    Edit:

    Err found the hd... >.> just didn't want to come up in search bar.
    parts listed, manage come out at 1304 Didn't find exact power supply I think.
    SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    and the case was
    Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case
  7. So I went looking for all parts. :) Looks really nice, although I came across one difficulty, the HD you listed is being phased out.

    Have you heard about the Hybrid SD Drives? Are they a worth while investment?

    Hybrid drives are made specifically for laptops, they don't really have a place on a desktop build. An SSD / mass storage drive is a far better investment.

    Quote:
    Never heard about that memory brand, but nice build.


    Mushkin is a Colorado-based company, they specialize in RAM and SSDs among other PC parts.
  8. Alrighty, So here is where my build is sitting. Been fine tunning and doing some research.

    Total Price: 1253.90 with free shipping from Newegg.

    I'm currently looking in to make sure the video card isn't to long for case. I wanted to thank everyone here for help. :)


    Mobo:MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard
    Cpu: Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K
    Cpu Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
    Ram: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 996776
    PSU: SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-2GD GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card

    Storage
    HDD: Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
    SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA

    Disc Drive: samsung dvd burner sata model.
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

    Above Price Breakdown
    MOBO 109.99
    CPU 239.99
    COOLING 33.99
    VIDCARD 399.99
    RAM 64.99
    Case: 99.99
    PSU: 69.99
    HDD 69.99
    SDD 149.99
    DVD 14.99


    (edit: failed to put vid card in the list)
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