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July 9, 2013 7:13:00 PM

Hey, I am building a Gaming PC that I hope to play on Elder Scrolls Online, DayZ, and mine craft. Here is my build:

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a c 473 4 Gaming
July 9, 2013 7:22:39 PM

I would have called that a great build .... 12-18 months ago.

Yes, Ivy Bridge overclocks better and runs cooler than the Haswell but Sandy bridge overclocked better and ran way way cooler than Ivy Bridge, so why not a 2700 at 5.1 GHz ? 1155 socket is over, lose ya mobo a year from now and you'll need to replace both the MoBo and CPU .... will ya be able to find an 1155 MoBo then ? Try finding an 1156 MoBo now.

Look at the link below ... Phanteks gives ya 14C better cooling ... 51.75C versus 65.75 C

I don't see the 7970 Ghx ..... Performance per dollar is 16% higher w/the 770 and SLI works

I gave ya better case (also comes in black) and 10.0 jonnyguru performance rated PSU w/ SLI / CF capability

I gave ya a better 144 Hz #D capable monitor

Case - $75 - Corsair 500R White
PSU - - Corsair HX850

MoBo - $140 - ASUS Z87 A
CPU - $240 - Intel Core i5-4670k

RAM - $73 - (2 x 4GB) Muskin CAS 9 DDR3-1866

Cooler - $80 - Phanteks PH-TC14
TIM - $7 - Shin Etsu

GFX - $400 - Gigabyte GTX 770 Windforce
GFX - Later - Same

HD - $95 Caviar Black 1TB
SSD - $135 - Samsung 840 Pro 128GB

DVD Writer - $50 - Asus Blue Ray Player / DVD Burner
+ $7 off w/ promo code EMCXNXR39, ends 7/11
OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Pre

Monitor - $236 ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor


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a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2013 7:34:07 PM

first off that is a very fine build.

but you really don't need an i7 for what games you are looking to an i5 3570K will be just fine. the p8z77-v pro is a great motherboard, i have one, but if you want to trim a few dollars off the p8z77-v lk will work fine. it may not have as many phases for cpu but unless you're looking to benchmark and get high stable overclocks, it won't matter. and also a 750 watt PSU is much more than you need unless you are sure you are getting another 7970 later. a seasonic G series or rosewell capstone 550 watt are great choices also.

not to completely tear apart your build but what i am looking for is to get a GTX 780 instead of the 7790 (though its a great card itself and will serve you well) but if you find a case you like for ~$100 less you just fit that card in the ~$1800 budget for this build. spending 30% of a gaming build's budget for graphics is pretty sweet.

but thats just my opinion, what you have listed is completely fine and you will enjoy it.
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July 9, 2013 7:59:21 PM

I also added more RAm and lowered the watts in my PSU