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July 12, 2013 5:54:09 PM

Hello. I was just wondering if anyone had any input on my first build. I was going for a high end gaming pc that can run anything on ultra for the next few years. I wanted to pay around 1500 for it and I got some parts together, please take a look:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fUg1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fUg1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fUg1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Speakers: Cyber Acoustics CA-3602 30W 2.1ch Speakers ($42.85 @ Amazon)
Total: $1572.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-12 20:47 EDT-0400)


So yea, i just wanted to see if I had any parts that would bottleneck or anything, I tried to keep everything balanced but please let me know what you think! thanks!

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July 12, 2013 5:58:20 PM

Nothing is future proof. Not in Technology atleast. a high end Graphics card of the year will last 2 Generations of games after its generation. So your GTX 770 is good but if you want to go far, get the Titan.
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July 12, 2013 6:14:24 PM

Upgrader011 said:
Nothing is future proof. Not in Technology atleast. a high end Graphics card of the year will last 2 Generations of games after its generation. So your GTX 770 is good but if you want to go far, get the Titan.


thanks i got where your coming from but what about bottlenecking, also any suggestions about my build?
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July 12, 2013 6:22:16 PM

i would upgrade to an i7 4th gen. which is more future proof and wont bottleneck the GPU and you can quad SLI in the future with it
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July 12, 2013 7:03:14 PM

moomoogomoo said:
I wanted to pay around 1500 for it


i would upgrade to an i7 4th gen. which is more future proof and wont bottleneck the GPU and you can quad SLI in the future with it

a 4th gen i7 with even 2 cards would be well above a $1500 price point.
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July 12, 2013 7:11:19 PM

Ryan Goldberg said:
moomoogomoo said:
I wanted to pay around 1500 for it


i would upgrade to an i7 4th gen. which is more future proof and wont bottleneck the GPU and you can quad SLI in the future with it

a 4th gen i7 with even 2 cards would be well above a $1500 price point.


lol pretty much what i said
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July 12, 2013 7:19:04 PM

I would really reccomend not getting a titan. Its a fail in comparison to a gtx 780. The 780 is much cheaper and gets near titan performance (even passes it if overclocked). Do not get a titan. Get a gtx 780, much cheaper for same/similar performance, so you could sli for much cheaper and get excellent performance
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