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~1150$ pc build buying tonight (have ram+hdd+ case) - need advice

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July 17, 2013 4:44:05 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: tonight
Budget Range: no more than it is (1150)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video Streaming, programming, and maybe music production later

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, mobo, RAM, GPU, PSU ( I have a 1tb hdd and 8 gbs ddr3 @1600 already)

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Cheapest, have microcenter not too far away

Location: Mentor, Ohio 44060

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Why Are You Upgrading: Old tower is 4+ years old

Please check this build and offer any advice. I also have already purchased the case.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1144.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-17 19:39 EDT-0400)

~~Thank you

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July 18, 2013 12:35:19 PM
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BUY YOUR MOBO AND CPU at the same place. Microcenter has a $40 bundle discount, and Newegg seems to have $80 discount. Seriously take a look.

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