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Hey, I am building a Gaming PC that I hope to play on Elder Scrolls Online, DayZ, and mine craft. Here is my build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eUkx
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  1. 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
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe_cpu_cooler_review,15.html

    I don't see the 7970 Ghx ..... Performance per dollar is 16% higher w/the 770 and SLI works
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_770/29.html

    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
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_770/29.html
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    Case - $75 - Corsair 500R White http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010
    PSU - - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

    MoBo - $140 - ASUS Z87 A http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131981
    CPU - $240 - Intel Core i5-4670k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899

    RAM - $73 - (2 x 4GB) Muskin CAS 9 DDR3-1866 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226219

    Cooler - $80 - Phanteks PH-TC14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011
    TIM - $7 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080


    GFX - $400 - Gigabyte GTX 770 Windforce http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125463
    GFX - Later - Same

    HD - $95 Caviar Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
    SSD - $135 - Samsung 840 Pro 128GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192

    DVD Writer - $50 - Asus Blue Ray Player / DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
    + $7 off w/ promo code EMCXNXR39, ends 7/11
    OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Pre http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Monitor - $236 ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313

    $1,751
  2. Best answer
    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.
  3. Thanks for suggestions Here is what I came up with, I like windows 8 due to the greater power with GPU's Here is my updates
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1f2sV
  4. I also added more RAm and lowered the watts in my PSU
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