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July 8, 2013 5:59:08 PM

This is my second gaming build, it's basically a step up from my old one. I just want to know if there are any parts that would be better than the ones I have or cheaper.

Build:

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 ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.39 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.04 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($34.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1231.36

I already own the hard drive and the Optical Drive, I will just take them from my old build. I also already own a Cooler Master Elite 430 Case. Would the case I picked out be worth getting or should I just reuse my old one (Keep in mind I'm trying to go cheap as possible). Main things I want to know is: are there better parts I could pick for cheaper, and how well the build will run games. Keep in mind I will be overclocking the CPU to 4.2 Ghz or more. I also have 2 120mm Rosewill fans from my old build. Will that be enough to keep the computer cool or will I need more?
a b 4 Gaming
July 8, 2013 6:04:41 PM

I've get a WD Caviar Black. Also, bump up to 1tb - 500gb will go really quickly.

Change the PSU to an XFX 650W PSU - cheaper than a Corsair HX.
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a c 580 4 Gaming
July 8, 2013 6:11:09 PM

Overall looks good, if in the budget might go with 1866/CL8-9 sticks and give thought to an SSD for OS and apps
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a c 275 4 Gaming
July 8, 2013 6:13:41 PM

^He said he already has the HDD and ODD.

@OP: If 500gb is enough for you, then its fine. Personally, I never use over 256gb.
I would grab this RAM: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit4g3d...
-Same performance and cheaper.
PSU: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750bbef...
-Assuming you want to SLI the 770s. Otherwise grab this psu: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

Keep in mind that the cpu microcenter price is only for in-store pickup. So if you don't live near a local microcenter, you're going to have to pay an extra $20-30 for it.

The CM Elite 430 is a low-end kind of case. I would recommend switching it because the cable management is very bad, but if you really want to cut down the price then keeping the case isn't a bad idea.
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July 8, 2013 6:15:50 PM

The asus 770 on price picker is 399.
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July 8, 2013 6:37:21 PM

realchaos said:
^He said he already has the HDD and ODD.

@OP: If 500gb is enough for you, then its fine. Personally, I never use over 256gb.
I would grab this RAM: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit4g3d...
-Same performance and cheaper.
PSU: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750bbef...
-Assuming you want to SLI the 770s. Otherwise grab this psu: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb...

Keep in mind that the cpu microcenter price is only for in-store pickup. So if you don't live near a local microcenter, you're going to have to pay an extra $20-30 for it.

The CM Elite 430 is a low-end kind of case. I would recommend switching it because the cable management is very bad, but if you really want to cut down the price then keeping the case isn't a bad idea.


500 GB is all I really need for my stuff. I've been using the same one for almost a year now and still have 270ish GB left. Thanks for the PSU recommendation, definitely will save me some money there. I did notice on Newegg some of the newer reviews all talk about how quickly the PSU died, so I'm a bit skeptical on getting it. I live about 15-20 minutes away from a microcenter, if not less.
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