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Help on a gaming computer build $1500-$2000

Well this is gonna be my first build. I want it to last for a while. And also sorry for the very long read xD

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 week- 1 month, trying to get it all as fast as possible

Budget Range: total build without a monitor I'm will to spend $1500- 1800

System Usage: mostly going to be used for gaming, photo editing, video editing, online surfing, watch videos, listen to music

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, not gonna include it here.


Parts to Upgrade: pretty much everything xD

Computer case, mobo, CPU, gpu, liquid cooling system, psu, ssd, hdd, cd drive, and whatever I've must've forgotten.

Do you need to buy OS: No, I have one.

Preferred Website: newegg.com would like to get it all in once place if possible.

Location: New York City, NY, US

Parts Preferences: I would like to use an intel i7 3770k CPU and build off of that.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the near future if I need it.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 is the monitor resolution I want to use.

Additional Comments: this is the build I was considering, I would like to know what you think.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501


MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131819

GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2771-KR GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130922

CD DRIVE: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

COOLING SYSTEM: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Water Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181032

SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188

HARD DRIVE: Seagate baracuda 2tb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148834

Psu: CORSAIR AXi AX760i 760W Digital ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139043

COMPUTER CASE: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition (VN10006W2N) White and Black SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Four Fans-1x 200mm Colorshift side fan, 1x 200mm Colorshift top fan, 1x 200mm Colorshift front fan and 1x 140mm rear fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133192


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: no longer have a computer so I've decided to build one for my gaming needs. There are a few things I am not sure about and here it goes.

Not sure if the power supply I choose is enough for my system.

Not sure if everything will work together.

Not sure if the cooling system will cool the gpu and the CPU, also not sure if I have to buy fans.

Also not sure if I'm missing anything don't want everything to come in and I don't have certain things xD any help with be takin with open arms.
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  1. You have TLC SSD . It is not so good as the MLC.
    How this looks to you?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXTE
    Did leave the case out because you did have one picked out.
    Other build: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXZK
    This is maybe better for you. Leave the case out. Think you want that level 10 :)
  2. AxlFone said:
    You have TLC SSD . It is not so good as the MLC.
    How this looks to you?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXTE
    Did leave the case out because you did have one picked out.
    Other build: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXZK
    This is maybe better for you. Leave the case out. Think you want that level 10 :)


    What's the difference between tlc and mlc ssd drives?
    In the list you gave me, you didn't add liquid cooling is it not needed, even though I plan to overclock my system?
    Lol and yea I really want that case, saw it months ago, and I said yea when I build my rig, that's what's gonna hold it xD

    Just looked over the list you gave me again and I saw the mobo you added was a lga 1150, I thought the i7 3770k could only be run on a lga 1155?
  3. Bryant Caceres said:
    AxlFone said:
    You have TLC SSD . It is not so good as the MLC.
    How this looks to you?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXTE
    Did leave the case out because you did have one picked out.
    Other build: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXZK
    This is maybe better for you. Leave the case out. Think you want that level 10 :)



    What's the difference between tlc and mlc ssd drives?
    In the list you gave me, you didn't add liquid cooling is it not needed, even though I plan to overclock my system?
    Lol and yea I really want that case, saw it months ago, and I said yea when I build my rig, that's what's gonna hold it xD

    Just looked over the list you gave me again and I saw the mobo you added was a lga 1150, I thought the i7 3770k could only be run on a lga 1155?



    If you plan to go water cooling ,ake custom loop. Those ready use water coolers are not much better than good air coolers. Pumps are not really good and they usually go broken really soon. I did put 1150 mobo for 4770k cpu. Why do you think old 3770k is better? MLC is better it can handle many times more writing in than that TLC chip SSD.
    Here it is explained: http://www.centon.com/flash-products/chiptype
  4. AxlFone said:
    Bryant Caceres said:
    AxlFone said:
    You have TLC SSD . It is not so good as the MLC.
    How this looks to you?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXTE
    Did leave the case out because you did have one picked out.
    Other build: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXZK
    This is maybe better for you. Leave the case out. Think you want that level 10 :)



    What's the difference between tlc and mlc ssd drives?
    In the list you gave me, you didn't add liquid cooling is it not needed, even though I plan to overclock my system?
    Lol and yea I really want that case, saw it months ago, and I said yea when I build my rig, that's what's gonna hold it xD

    Just looked over the list you gave me again and I saw the mobo you added was a lga 1150, I thought the i7 3770k could only be run on a lga 1155?



    If you plan to go water cooling ,ake custom loop. Those ready use water coolers are not much better than good air coolers. Pumps are not really good and they usually go broken really soon. I did put 1150 mobo for 4770k cpu. Why do you think old 3770k is better? MLC is better it can handle many times more writing in than that TLC chip SSD.
    Here it is explained: http://www.centon.com/flash-products/chiptype




    Haha yea i wanted to do a close loop but I have no clue on how to do it.
  5. Bryant Caceres said:
    AxlFone said:
    Bryant Caceres said:
    AxlFone said:
    You have TLC SSD . It is not so good as the MLC.
    How this looks to you?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXTE
    Did leave the case out because you did have one picked out.
    Other build: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXZK
    This is maybe better for you. Leave the case out. Think you want that level 10 :)



    What's the difference between tlc and mlc ssd drives?
    In the list you gave me, you didn't add liquid cooling is it not needed, even though I plan to overclock my system?
    Lol and yea I really want that case, saw it months ago, and I said yea when I build my rig, that's what's gonna hold it xD

    Just looked over the list you gave me again and I saw the mobo you added was a lga 1150, I thought the i7 3770k could only be run on a lga 1155?



    If you plan to go water cooling ,ake custom loop. Those ready use water coolers are not much better than good air coolers. Pumps are not really good and they usually go broken really soon. I did put 1150 mobo for 4770k cpu. Why do you think old 3770k is better? MLC is better it can handle many times more writing in than that TLC chip SSD.
    Here it is explained: http://www.centon.com/flash-products/chiptype




    Haha yea i wanted to do a close loop but I have no clue on how to do it.


    Look this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk3V64ZSsEI
    Here you can find parts and stuff to get going : http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g30/Liquid_Cooling.html
  6. AxlFone said:
    Bryant Caceres said:
    AxlFone said:
    Bryant Caceres said:
    AxlFone said:
    You have TLC SSD . It is not so good as the MLC.
    How this looks to you?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXTE
    Did leave the case out because you did have one picked out.
    Other build: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXZK
    This is maybe better for you. Leave the case out. Think you want that level 10 :)



    What's the difference between tlc and mlc ssd drives?
    In the list you gave me, you didn't add liquid cooling is it not needed, even though I plan to overclock my system?
    Lol and yea I really want that case, saw it months ago, and I said yea when I build my rig, that's what's gonna hold it xD

    Just looked over the list you gave me again and I saw the mobo you added was a lga 1150, I thought the i7 3770k could only be run on a lga 1155?



    If you plan to go water cooling ,ake custom loop. Those ready use water coolers are not much better than good air coolers. Pumps are not really good and they usually go broken really soon. I did put 1150 mobo for 4770k cpu. Why do you think old 3770k is better? MLC is better it can handle many times more writing in than that TLC chip SSD.
    Here it is explained: http://www.centon.com/flash-products/chiptype




    Haha yea i wanted to do a close loop but I have no clue on how to do it.


    Look this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk3V64ZSsEI
    Here you can find parts and stuff to get going : http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g30/Liquid_Cooling.html



    Yea that's a bit out of my budget for now. Ima stick with the one I'm getting. Hopefully in a month or so, I'll have enough saved up to do a full open loop system.

    Btw what else would I need to put the system together. I know I need thermal paste. Anything else?
  7. Best answer
    Bryant Caceres said:
    AxlFone said:
    Bryant Caceres said:
    AxlFone said:
    Bryant Caceres said:
    AxlFone said:
    You have TLC SSD . It is not so good as the MLC.
    How this looks to you?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXTE
    Did leave the case out because you did have one picked out.
    Other build: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXZK
    This is maybe better for you. Leave the case out. Think you want that level 10 :)



    What's the difference between tlc and mlc ssd drives?
    In the list you gave me, you didn't add liquid cooling is it not needed, even though I plan to overclock my system?
    Lol and yea I really want that case, saw it months ago, and I said yea when I build my rig, that's what's gonna hold it xD

    Just looked over the list you gave me again and I saw the mobo you added was a lga 1150, I thought the i7 3770k could only be run on a lga 1155?



    If you plan to go water cooling ,ake custom loop. Those ready use water coolers are not much better than good air coolers. Pumps are not really good and they usually go broken really soon. I did put 1150 mobo for 4770k cpu. Why do you think old 3770k is better? MLC is better it can handle many times more writing in than that TLC chip SSD.
    Here it is explained: http://www.centon.com/flash-products/chiptype




    Haha yea i wanted to do a close loop but I have no clue on how to do it.


    Look this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk3V64ZSsEI
    Here you can find parts and stuff to get going : http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g30/Liquid_Cooling.html



    Yea that's a bit out of my budget for now. Ima stick with the one I'm getting. Hopefully in a month or so, I'll have enough saved up to do a full open loop system.

    Btw what else would I need to put the system together. I know I need thermal paste. Anything else?


    Nothing coming in my mind now. I do not know that case so if there is enough fans you do not need anything else.
    You have enough sata cables, they do come with mobo (4?) so maybe you really do not need anything :)
  8. AxlFone said:
    Bryant Caceres said:
    AxlFone said:
    Bryant Caceres said:
    AxlFone said:
    Bryant Caceres said:
    AxlFone said:
    You have TLC SSD . It is not so good as the MLC.
    How this looks to you?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXTE
    Did leave the case out because you did have one picked out.
    Other build: PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iXZK
    This is maybe better for you. Leave the case out. Think you want that level 10 :)



    What's the difference between tlc and mlc ssd drives?
    In the list you gave me, you didn't add liquid cooling is it not needed, even though I plan to overclock my system?
    Lol and yea I really want that case, saw it months ago, and I said yea when I build my rig, that's what's gonna hold it xD

    Just looked over the list you gave me again and I saw the mobo you added was a lga 1150, I thought the i7 3770k could only be run on a lga 1155?



    If you plan to go water cooling ,ake custom loop. Those ready use water coolers are not much better than good air coolers. Pumps are not really good and they usually go broken really soon. I did put 1150 mobo for 4770k cpu. Why do you think old 3770k is better? MLC is better it can handle many times more writing in than that TLC chip SSD.
    Here it is explained: http://www.centon.com/flash-products/chiptype




    Haha yea i wanted to do a close loop but I have no clue on how to do it.


    Look this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk3V64ZSsEI
    Here you can find parts and stuff to get going : http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l1/g30/Liquid_Cooling.html



    Yea that's a bit out of my budget for now. Ima stick with the one I'm getting. Hopefully in a month or so, I'll have enough saved up to do a full open loop system.

    Btw what else would I need to put the system together. I know I need thermal paste. Anything else?


    Nothing coming in my mind now. I do not know that case so if there is enough fans you do not need anything else.
    You have enough sata cables, they do come with mobo (4?) so maybe you really do not need anything :)



    Ah ok awesome, hopefully I get to order the parts soon. Once I put it together, I'll upload some pics. Hopefully it comes out good.
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