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I need Help with my Gaming PC Build... 1000-1200 Dollars

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July 13, 2013 5:15:35 AM

Hello, Since the next gen consoles and next gen games like BF4, GTA V, etc are comming soon, I decided to build my first Gaming PC... So I searched up many videos on the internet on how to build a pc from zero, how to choose parts, etc... AFter watching around 8-10 hours of videos in total, I think I get the hang of it and I'm ready to start... So I choosed some PC Components from my local store...

Approximate Purchase Date: Soon... Around 1 Month

Budget Range: 1000-1200 Euros (it would be around 1300-1500 USD but try to get me the parts on euros... Since prices really depend...)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Recording Games with FRAPS), Surfing (Daily-Use), Video/Photo editing (Once a month... so not that important...)

Are you buying a monitor: No (I'll start using my TV, if you could get a monitor and keep nice performance with my budget it would be really appreciated)

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Win 8 x64 is ok I guess...)

Preferred Website for Parts: Amazon (I'll try to find them myself at local stores later)

Location: Europe, Italy

Parts Preferences: Intel for CPU and Nvidia for GPU

Overclocking: Maybe(I never Overclocked before, So I guess I wont do it at the start... Maybe I'll give a try some months after I buy it and if I like it I'll get liquid cooling)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (If you read the build I mad before I choosed "GTX 770" but I'm not sure about getting that or 2-Way SLI GTX 760... But I went with GTX 770 since I heard SLI didnt have support for all the games, It had problesm with FRAPS to Record Games and had to wait long time for drivers... also because 770 is cheaper than 2x 760's SLI)

Your Monitor Resolution: I would like to get a 1920x1080 Monitor (Always keeping budget in mind though...)

Additional Comments:

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm building this PC as I said Before to Keep Up with Next-Gen GAmes.... I would like to get GTA V and install mods to have a better gaming experience, also get BF4... GFX Quality isnt that important for me... I prefer FPS, But I would like HIGH settings if possible... since a Powerful GPU its always better.

The Build I made my self and with teh help of some videos:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
MotherBoard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair 750 CX 750Watt(Not really sure... It would be nice if you could find me a better PSU... read my questions down below...)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer

My questions:

Before I start with my questions take this in mind:
1) Maybe I'll upgrade to SLI GTX 770 in the future
2) Maybe I'll overclock (I dont really know much... but maybe my CPU and my GPU)
3) I'm Trying to make a system with a lot of "Upgradeability"(So I can mantain it with new componets every some years)
4) Maybe I'll Upgrade Ram to 16 GB
5) Maybe I'll buy liquid cooling or better fan cooling for my CPU in the future
6) Probably I'll get a 1TB HDD when my SSD runs out...

So my questions are:
1)Will everything I choosed fit in the Case I choosed?(GPU, Motherboard, PSU, SSD, Optical Drive, etc) and could you find me a cheaper case if possible with good ventilation and that everything fits in it?(If you can get it with a side panel, That would be awesome)
2)Is the PSU good enough? I choosed a 750 watt PSU because I want upgradeability... Overclocking, etc... Do you think I should get a smaller/bigger ammount of watt PSU? Could you find my a better PSU for maybe less money? I was thinking in "Corsair GS800 800Watt ATX"... But I dont know if its compatible and if its necessary... i think it isnt that good idk...
3) Is everything Compatible? (Motherboard, CPU, GPU, Memory, Case, Psu? with the upgrades i am planning to do in teh futture too? LIke SLI?)
4)Do you have any reccomendations to make my Build Cheaper but still keep the performance? I would really like to low down the cost to 1000 instead of 1200...
5)Do you think the motherboard is good enough? I was thinking in getting a cheaper one "GigaByte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150" instead of the "GigaByte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150"... Is tehre a better one for same or lower price? or just a cheaper one but that still is good for gaming and has upgradeability in mind... like SLI, etc...
6)Is it better to get a 250GB SSD for the speed or a 1TB HDD for the capacity? I currently have a laptop with a 250 GB HDD so I guessed the SSD wasnt that bad...

Hope someone helps me out, I'm new to building Gaming PC's

Thanks for taking your time to read everything guys, I really appreciate any help!
a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2013 5:45:44 AM

With an Ssd you want just programs that read on the main drive like your os and main games. Ssd have a weakness that hard drives don't that there a limited number of writes to an Ssd chips before they wear out.
A data drive is used for daily downloads and music and movies. Stuff that get written too then erased daily or weekly.
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July 13, 2013 6:24:11 AM

jinayhvora said:
here you go

With your build SLI is not available... plus I dont know i dthe GTX 770 will fit in that case... if yes how? the motherboard is a Micro ATX, do you think that if we remove the hdd cages it will fit? with the gpu in the first slot of the motherboard? and if i take out the hdd cages where will i be able to place the hdd an ssd? Thanks for the build though, Im just new to building and I'm worried it wont work...

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a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2013 7:47:09 AM

For cases have you look at the new gt1 case from inwin???

For a mb I pay the extra for this asus mb. It save you a pci slot if you need wifi.

For the power supply spend the extra cash an pick up a seasonic unit or a rebranded one. I would also look into us computer stores like tiger direct to see if the prices with shipping is cheaper or have better stock then price picker.
a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2013 12:11:30 PM

for SLI u need a Z87 board like the one suggested, ur card should fit in the case but i can't guarantee it