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~1300 PC build (reusing ram+hdd), please check and give advice

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July 3, 2013 3:31:52 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Either this Sunday(7th) or Next Sunday (14th)

Budget Range: 1300 max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Streaming, programming, and maybe music production later

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, mobo, RAM, GPU, PSU, Case ( I have a 1tb hdd and 8 gbs ddr3 @1600 already)

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Cheapest, have microcenter not too far away

Location: Mentor, Ohio 44060

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe would like SLI available down the road.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Why Are You Upgrading: Old tower is 4+ years old

Please check this build and offer any advice

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

(Will buy PSU tonight if it is good)

[PCPartPicker part list]( / [Price breakdown by merchant]( / [Benchmarks](

**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor]( | $279.99 @ Microcenter
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler]( | $29.98 @ Outlet PC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard]( | $144.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Mushkin Chronos Deluxe MX 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk]( | $104.99 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card]( | $403.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case]( | $84.50 @ Amazon
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1048.43
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 18:27 EDT-0400 |

Thanks !

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July 3, 2013 3:40:53 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($118.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1223.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 18:40 EDT-0400)

Buy this instead - it has a better SSD, and it has a power supply which leaves enough wattage for potential SLI down the road. You can replace the case with one which is to your liking. :p 

Hope this helps! :D 
July 3, 2013 3:43:27 PM

Lucky you on the Micro Center, woulda saved me about $150. I'm still learning, so I'll leave the advice to the experts. Happy building!
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July 3, 2013 3:43:45 PM

Corsair 500R is better case and only $70 (MSRP = $140)

Might wanna size that PSU for future SLI

July 3, 2013 3:47:42 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Corsair 500R is better case and only $70 (MSRP = $140)

Might wanna size that PSU for future SLI

Doesnt look like that case is 70$ anymore :(