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First Time $1000 Gaming PC Build HELP!

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July 25, 2013 10:30:19 PM

Hello all. I have pretty much decided on the parts I want I am just a first time builder so I would like to draw on the knowledge of the more experienced. Below is the build I have constructed so far. Any suggestions on any of the parts would be greatly appreciated. If everything is good to go I want to order all of the parts tomorrow night.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.73 @ Amazon)
Total: $1130.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 01:24 EDT-0400)

Thanks everyone for your input!

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July 25, 2013 10:51:45 PM

Are you sure you're getting the CPU from Microcenter?
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July 25, 2013 10:53:41 PM

solid build but if you could spend 10 more dollars i would go with a gigabyte 760 windforce rev 2.0 it has better benchmark results and keeps cooler
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July 26, 2013 9:41:04 AM

Immaculate said:
Are you sure you're getting the CPU from Microcenter?


No, PartPicker put that on there but there is actually a combo deal for the i5 4670k and the mobo I am getting.

As for the gigabyte card, I am already over budget on my card and isn't the gigabyte card much longer? I am not sure if it would fit in my case.

Thank you both for the input. Is the monitor I have good for 1080p gaming?
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July 26, 2013 10:51:19 AM

This is the card Windforce REV2.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?bop=And&...
If $10 is really going to break your budget then I would wait a little longer and build a little more cash.
The Gigabyte cards will fit into your case.
Yes the ASUS monitors are pretty good.
Get the Windforce REV2.0
Also this PSU would be a better choice over the builder series. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 26, 2013 11:25:24 AM

Immaculate said:
This is the card Windforce REV2.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?bop=And&...
If $10 is really going to break your budget then I would wait a little longer and build a little more cash.
The Gigabyte cards will fit into your case.
Yes the ASUS monitors are pretty good.
Get the Windforce REV2.0
Also this PSU would be a better choice over the builder series. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks again for the feedback!

As for the Gigabyte over the EVGA its not that $10 is breaking the bank. I already said I was over budget on the card, spending ANOTHER 10 is just putting it over more. But I would if it was really that much better. But one major factor to me is the noise. I have heard that EVGA's card is much quieter. Also I could not seem to find any benchmarks that show the Gigabyte outperforming the EVGA. Not that I doubt you, but could you send me some links so I can do a little digging myself? I would really appreciate that!

As for the PSU the 760 requires a minimum of 600W psu for the card and also I switched my PSU to a XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply. It is 50W better and costs $10 less.

EDIT: Also note that I will not be getting the Superclocked edition of the EVGA card so that does change the temps on it also.
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July 26, 2013 11:50:10 AM

The 550w Seasonic USA GOLD certified would run that PC. XFX uses Seasonic parts.
The difference in rev2.0 and 1.0 is that the 1.0 is plastic and blue. the rev2.0 is made of metal. rev1.0 is being phased out.
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