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July 25, 2013 6:36:16 AM

I will be using this as a gaming PC.

My previous builds have all been low-budget builds in the ~$500 range. I want to spend a little more this time around, but I would prefer less than $1500 if at all possible.

Here is what I have put together thus far:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3M8IZZHZJ2EM...

I won't be overclocking, so some of these parts are probably overkill. I am a bit out of the loop, especially in terms of motherboards. This mobo was one I just came across on a recommended build.

I would strongly prefer purchasing from amazon since I get the free shipping and whatnot.

What do you guys suggest for this build?

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July 25, 2013 6:40:45 AM

hey there,
the thing I dont understand is if you are not going to overclock it why would you want a K series processor? you can drop the prices by choosing a non-K processor along with motherboard. the rest of the system looks just fine...
and that motherboard is a total overkill even for an overclocker.
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July 25, 2013 6:44:45 AM

Ah, very true. I definitely don't need a k series processor if I don't overclock.

As for the motherboard, I am in the process of trying to find a good alternative. Most I have found that received good ratings on websites are more geared towards those that wish to overclock :( .
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July 25, 2013 6:59:27 AM

Dump the tall toothy RAM which will most likely hit your cooler.

Id avoid the EVGA SC series..... EVGA Classified and FTW series typically have non reference PCB and VRM so it overclocks well.... the competition from Gigabyte, Asus and MSI also upgrade their PCBs/VRMs to handle the factory overclock. Historically EVGA has not done so on the SC series.

Id avoid the PSUs with M suffix from Corsair the TX650 V2 is the better PSU .... however, you have picked a SLI capable MoBo, spending extra dollars to do so but did not make the corresponding investment in a SLI capable PSU ?

The Corsair 500R would be a significant upgrade and it's significantly cheaper with all the newegg discounts
$140 MSRP - $25 newegg discount - $25 rebate - $20 off w/ promo code COMPNTSAL13, ends 7/29
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Save another $20 in the 650 / 850 watt PSU combos ... the 850 watter comes w/ more MIR money
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...


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July 25, 2013 7:40:00 AM

Here is my recommendation

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($103.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($133.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1206.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 10:35 EDT-0400)

good luck.
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July 25, 2013 4:42:09 PM

I want to thank everyone that helped me thus far. I've taken into consideration all the suggestions and modified my build as such:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3M8IZZHZJ2EM...

The main reason I am hesitant to buy from newegg is I have to pay outrageous sales tax in my state. It raises the price well above the other options when that's taken into account.
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July 26, 2013 9:27:11 AM

I like your parts list but the CM Evo seems unecessary. Although some people suggest it for quieter cooling. Nice build.

You are going to stick to one GPU, right? For a 770, you could get by with a 650W PSU. If you did think about 2x770s then you'd need 850W PSU.
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