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$1500 dollar gaming pc build

Needs to be $1500, can go a little bit over but I want to keep it cheap and I don't need a mouse or keyboard.
Must have:
Intel I5 4670k
Asus MAXIMUS VI HERO Z87 ATX mobo
GTX 770 4gb (don't care which brand)
240-256 GB SSD
blu ray reader
21.5''+ monitor 1920x1080
16 GB 2133Mhz+ RAM
led fans

OVERCLOCKING: yes
SLI: hopefully
NO WINDOWS 8

All help is very much appreciated.
Thanks
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  1. Why do you need a 4GB model of the 770? Also, why do you need that much RAM?
  2. All from newegg.com

    COOLER MASTER CM Force 500 FOR-500-KKN1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case COOLER MASTER CM Force 500 FOR-500-KKN1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Item #: N82E16811119271Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$44.99


    EVGA 04G-P4-3774-KR GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Superclocked Video Card EVGA 04G-P4-3774-KR GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Superclocked Video Card Item #: N82E16814130945- $459.99


    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ... Item #: N82E16817139020 -$89.99


    G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX Item #: N82E16820231589- $169.99

    ASUS MAXIMUS VI EXTREME LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813131974- $399.99

    Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K Item #: N82E16819116899- $239.99


    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM Item #: N82E16832116992Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy $139.99
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    McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 - 3 PCs (Product Key Card) McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 - 3 PCs (Product Key Card) - OEM Item #: N82E16832484024Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy -$40.00 Instant
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    CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Item #: N82E16835181017- $114.99

    Seagate 600 Series ST240HM000 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Seagate 600 Series ST240HM000 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Item #: N82E16820248016- $199.99

    Well... I don't think u can get all that hardware into a computer for less that $1700. 240gb SSD, video card, mobo, all being specific, doesn't really give you much room to play for the rest of the parts. this is probably closest you will get for the requested hardware config. u can save some money on the ram, It has a promo code for %10 off, you can get the processor cheaper at microcenter, and maybe shave a few bucks off on a different case. but seriously, after its all said and done, you probably wont cram that much quality into a price of $1500. also forgot to add a blueray player/software. yeah. find me the man who can cram all that into a pricetag of $1500. please.
  3. If you just copied that from an OEM site, then the price will not be realistic. Also, McAfee antivirus??
  4. Why do you need 4gb of VRAM if you're only going for single monitor?2 gb is enough. Why not get 128 gb SSD and with the saved money get a a 1-2tb hdd?Do you really want 16gb of RAM especially since it's a gaming build and why at that speed?
  5. expl0itfinder said:
    Why do you need a 4GB model of the 770? Also, why do you need that much RAM?


    770 for 4gb future proofing and vram doesn't stack in sli also I always find my self multitasking too many things at once plus I will be editing as well as gaming.
  6. Fair enough, but at 1080p, you will upgrade your card before you use up 2GB of VRAM. Also, I still suggest 8GB of RAM, primarily because RAM is easy to upgrade. You can put the money toward a quality PSU, from Antec, XFX, or Seasonic. Or, you can get the 4770K. I recommend this, because CPU's and PSU's are alot harder to upgrade than RAM, so you might as well get the best now.
  7. Sackboy said:
    Why do you need 4gb of VRAM if you're only going for single monitor?2 gb is enough. Why not get 128 gb SSD and with the saved money get a a 1-2tb hdd?Do you really want 16gb of RAM especially since it's a gaming build and why at that speed?


    I plan to g0 tri-monitor some time in the future. and 2133+ should keep me on par with ddr4 next year.
  8. expl0itfinder said:
    Fair enough, but at 1080p, you will upgrade your card before you use up 2GB of VRAM. Also, I still suggest 8GB of RAM, primarily because RAM is easy to upgrade. You can put the money toward a quality PSU, from Antec, XFX, or Seasonic. Or, you can get the 4770K. I recommend this, because CPU's and PSU's are alot harder to upgrade than RAM, so you might as well get the best now.


    I see your point
  9. FlyingHelmet-1373206 said:
    Sackboy said:
    Why do you need 4gb of VRAM if you're only going for single monitor?2 gb is enough. Why not get 128 gb SSD and with the saved money get a a 1-2tb hdd?Do you really want 16gb of RAM especially since it's a gaming build and why at that speed?


    I plan to g0 tri-monitor some time in the future. and 2133+ should keep me on par with ddr4 next year.


    The difference in speed between 2133 RAM and 1600 is INCREDIBLY minimal. RAM speed only really matters when you are running Intregrated graphics. I suggest getting slower RAM, such as 1600, and getting a lower CAS latency. This will greatly help with editing times.
  10. expl0itfinder said:
    FlyingHelmet-1373206 said:
    Sackboy said:
    Why do you need 4gb of VRAM if you're only going for single monitor?2 gb is enough. Why not get 128 gb SSD and with the saved money get a a 1-2tb hdd?Do you really want 16gb of RAM especially since it's a gaming build and why at that speed?


    I plan to g0 tri-monitor some time in the future. and 2133+ should keep me on par with ddr4 next year.


    The difference in speed between 2133 RAM and 1600 is INCREDIBLY minimal. RAM speed only really matters when you are running Intregrated graphics. I suggest getting slower RAM, such as 1600, and getting a lower CAS latency. This will greatly help with editing times.


    so the CAS latency is more important for speed than higher clock frequency?
  11. This should point you in the right direction.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1l1FN
    And yes, CAS latency will do way more for you than higher clocks when it comes to editing.
  12. expl0itfinder said:
    This should point you in the right direction.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1l1FN
    And yes, CAS latency will do way more for you than higher clocks when it comes to editing.


    Thanks. Oh is it worth getting win 7 pro over home premium?
  13. Immaculate said:
    are you near of these locations? http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/default.aspx


    I am about 1:15 from the boston Cambridge... thing. why do you ask?
  14. FlyingHelmet-1373206 said:
    so the CAS latency is more important for speed than higher clock frequency?


    Not really .... actual latency is generally what matters

    (CAS / Frequency (MHz)) × 1000 = X ns

    CAS 10 / DDR3-2400 would be = 4.2 ns
    CAS 8 / DDR3-1600 would be = 5.0 ns
  15. JackNaylorPE said:
    FlyingHelmet-1373206 said:
    so the CAS latency is more important for speed than higher clock frequency?


    Not really .... actual latency is generally what matters

    (CAS / Frequency (MHz)) × 1000 = X ns

    CAS 10 / DDR3-2400 would be = 4.2 ns
    CAS 8 / DDR3-1600 would be = 5.0 ns




    so does this affect anything except response time?
  16. $1500 is unrealistic ..... went forward with the following assumptions:

    1. You wanted what you wanted .... equal or better
    2. Things you didn't specify should be of compatible quality

    In other words putting a $460 GFX card in a $50 case w/ a $45 PSU is silly. That being said, I'm at $2122 and that doesn't get ya a 4770k which should be on the list if as you say video editing is in the picture.

    Case - $200 Corsair 500R Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1390832
    PSU - included Corsair HX850 $265 - $45 MIR - $20 off w/ promo code COMPNTSAL13, ends 7/29

    MoBo - $390 - MSI Z87 GD65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1385940
    CPU - Included - Intel Core i5-4670k

    RAM $160 - (2 x 8GB) Muskin CAS 9 DDR3-2133 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226420

    Cooler - $80 - Phanteks PH-TC14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011
    TIM - $7 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080

    GFX - $480 - MSI Gaming N770 TF 4GD5/OC GeForce GTX 770 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127741

    HD - $135 Seagte 7200.14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844
    SSD - $240 - Samsung 840 Pro 256GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147193

    DVD Writer - $50 - Asus Blue Ray Player / DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
    $7 off w/ promo code EMCXNVT29, ends 7/29
    OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Pre http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Monitor - $280 ASUS VG248QE Black 23" 144 Hz Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313
  17. Best answer
    I didn't see the particular board you want. There are other great boards there though.
    You can get the 4670K for $200 from there and combine any Z87 board they offer with it for a nice discount.
    Just choose any of the 4670K bundles here http://www.microcenter.com//site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx

    Next browse the Z87 boards here. http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294966996+4294910772+4294907108&cat=0086%3C%3E%3C%3EIntel-Z87-%3a-LGA-1150-%3a-Motherboards-%3a-Computer-Parts-%3a-Micro-Center

    add which ever board you would like. Next proceed to your shopping cart. Then remove the board you do not want. Now the board you want should be discounted inside your shopping cart.

    Also I suggest getting the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD.
    As for RAM. CL8/1866MHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231623
    CL9/1866MHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231625

    You could pair up a MSI Gaming Z87 mobo and a MSI GTX 770 Gaming and they will OC even higher. If you want to OC everything yourself then get whichever board you want and get the Gigabyte Windforce 3X REV2.0 4GB GTX 770.

    Get whichever Blu-ray reader you want.
    As for monitor I recommend the ASUS line.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007617%2050001315%20600060968%20600030155%20600012673&IsNodeId=1&ShowDeactivatedMark=False
  18. Immaculate said:
    I didn't see the particular board you want. There are other great boards there though.
    You can get the 4670K for $200 from there and combine any Z87 board they offer with it for a nice discount.
    Just choose any of the 4670K bundles here http://www.microcenter.com//site/brands/intel-processor-bundles.aspx

    Next browse the Z87 boards here. http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=4294966996+4294910772+4294907108&cat=0086%3C%3E%3C%3EIntel-Z87-%3a-LGA-1150-%3a-Motherboards-%3a-Computer-Parts-%3a-Micro-Center

    add which ever board you would like. Next proceed to your shopping cart. Then remove the board you do not want. Now the board you want should be discounted inside your shopping cart.

    Also I suggest getting the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD.
    As for RAM. CL8/1866MHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231623
    CL9/1866MHz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231625

    You could pair up a MSI Gaming Z87 mobo and a MSI GTX 770 Gaming and they will OC even higher. If you want to OC everything yourself then get whichever board you want and get the Gigabyte Windforce 3X REV2.0 4GB GTX 770.

    Get whichever Blu-ray reader you want.
    As for monitor I recommend the ASUS line.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007617%2050001315%20600060968%20600030155%20600012673&IsNodeId=1&ShowDeactivatedMark=False


    ok thanks but what would be a good alternative to the MAXIMUS VI HERO?
  19. The MSI MPower is pretty good.
    and for PSUs I recommend the Seasonic USA brand.
  20. Immaculate said:
    The MSI MPower is pretty good.
    and for PSUs I recommend the Seasonic USA brand.


    Thanks very much.
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