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Hey can someone check my gaming build? First build need help ($1250) budget

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July 5, 2013 6:27:41 AM

Sorry for posting a 2nd thread but I kinda need a desktop asap and I wasn't getting replies on the old thread. $1250 is the absolute limit of my budget. If there's any way I can make this build cheaper without sacrificing much, that'd be great. I need a desktop for general use, mostly gaming, and maybe some video editing but that's not a priority as I already have my macbook for that.

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dAnn

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.20 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Dell E1912H 60Hz 18.5" Monitor ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1231.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-05 16:10 EDT-0400)
July 5, 2013 6:29:17 AM

gtx 760 for 450$ and its BETTER
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July 5, 2013 6:49:54 AM

Do you want to run SLI later on? How high do you want to OC that CPU?
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July 5, 2013 7:20:36 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
Do you want to run SLI later on? How high do you want to OC that CPU?


Neither of these are a necessity for me but I do want to have some options in the future and some flexibility. Which is why I'm worried bout my build being overkill. Price is a priority for me and I'm already over my intended budget right now. $1250 is the absolute most I'm willing to spend and not a penny more. If I were to OC, I'd say @ 4.5GHz would be sufficient. However, again I wanna do it safely so as long as it is at a stable temp (I do realize this means shelling out on a cpu cooler) and at stock wattage, then it really doesn't matter. But if the build is gonna cost more then I can do without overclocking.
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July 5, 2013 7:23:52 AM

WAD said:
gtx 760 for 450$ and its BETTER


u mean 770, right?
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July 5, 2013 7:49:15 AM

So I picked a better VGA card, more efficient motherboard, a good cooler for overclocking, while total price remains the same. PSU I didn't change, because it's a really good one that can house another GTX770 in the future if needed. Also used a 80$ monitor to portray the used monitor you got.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.83 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.20 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Dell E1912H 60Hz 18.5" Monitor ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1201.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-05 10:48 EDT-0400)
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July 5, 2013 11:31:00 AM

Is the i5-4670k worth getting? With this build I wouldn't be able to fit two x16 cards unless I switch the mobo or can I run two x16 cards at x8? I'm so confused maybe I should just stick with the 3570k build.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dAnn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dAnn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dAnn/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.20 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Dell E1912H 60Hz 18.5" Monitor ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1231.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-05 16:10 EDT-0400)
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July 5, 2013 9:55:30 PM

4670k doesn't worth getting if you OC, and yes that 3570k system can handle 2 card at pci-e 2.0 x16, equals to pci-e 3.0 x8.
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