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I am building a gaming pc and this is my first one. This is the build I am looking at. All suggestions are welcome

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July 27, 2013 4:36:27 PM

Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5

AZZA Titan 1000W PSAZ-1000A14 ATX & EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150

COOLER MASTER Seidon 120M RL-S12M-24PK-R1 Performance All in One Liquid/Water CPU Cooler

NZXT Phantom 530 CA-PH530-W1 White Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
July 27, 2013 4:44:44 PM

What is your budget?
$900 - Go with this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1l4bH just swap the 3570k and z77 for 4670k and z87 if you feel like it, (~$40) more.
$1100 - Go with this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1lmY6 if you feel like you want to go SLI in the near future, just grab a 750W 80+ Gold rated PSU.

There is no need for 1000W PSU unless it is 3-way SLI. Azza PSU aren't really good as well. Get something from Seasonic, Corsair, Rosewill. Even EVGA have stepped up their PSU lines.
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July 27, 2013 4:45:44 PM

The PSU is overkill in the extreme. Unless you plan on an SLI of a pair to GTX Titans, you can get a 750-800WATT PSU and still be able to SLI at a later date if you need to.

Everything else looks fine to me.
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July 27, 2013 6:21:43 PM

I keep seeing "gaming builds" where the CPU costs more than the GPU. Since most games utilize the GPU much more than the CPU I feel you should get a more powerful GPU (760 or possibly the 770) In my opinion this will allow you to show the true potential of the rest of your system.

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July 27, 2013 7:30:43 PM

Anonymous said:
I keep seeing "gaming builds" where the CPU costs more than the GPU. Since most games utilize the GPU much more than the CPU I feel you should get a more powerful GPU (760 or possibly the 770) In my opinion this will allow you to show the true potential of the rest of your system.

arrpee


thanks. I went to the msi gtx 760 overclocked
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July 27, 2013 7:37:11 PM

TheGamerInside said:
Anonymous said:
I keep seeing "gaming builds" where the CPU costs more than the GPU. Since most games utilize the GPU much more than the CPU I feel you should get a more powerful GPU (760 or possibly the 770) In my opinion this will allow you to show the true potential of the rest of your system.

arrpee


thanks. I went to the msi gtx 760 overclocked


Good choice

arrpee
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July 27, 2013 7:40:23 PM

Your cpu is LGA 1150 and your motherboard is LGA 1155. MSI does offer that same motherboard for the Haswell in case you just clicked the wrong one.

Also, in terms of the motherboard, you may want to consider the cheaper MSI GD45 gaming version. From what I can tell ( and its the one I plan to get for when I build my pc soon) the main differences are that it has 1 less PCIe 3.0 slot (which I don't know if it makes a difference since Ive heard those boards dont do more than 2-way SLI) and it has some less SATA 3 and 1 or 2 other connections (you can compare the differences). I also heard it was slightly worse at overclocking than GD65 (although i dont remember where i saw that), but not by so much.
At the same time the GD45 is $30-40 cheaper. Might be worth considering if you are looking for ways to cut costs.
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July 27, 2013 7:43:15 PM

Anonymous said:
TheGamerInside said:
Anonymous said:
I keep seeing "gaming builds" where the CPU costs more than the GPU. Since most games utilize the GPU much more than the CPU I feel you should get a more powerful GPU (760 or possibly the 770) In my opinion this will allow you to show the true potential of the rest of your system.

arrpee


thanks. I went to the msi gtx 760 overclocked


Good choice

arrpee


Does every thing else seem good. I changed the psu to a Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W, and the cooler to a Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK Dual 120mm PWM CPU Cooler
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July 27, 2013 7:44:40 PM

mc962 said:
Your cpu is LGA 1150 and your motherboard is LGA 1155. MSI does offer that same motherboard for the Haswell in case you just clicked the wrong one.

Also, in terms of the motherboard, you may want to consider the cheaper MSI GD45 gaming version. From what I can tell ( and its the one I plan to get for when I build my pc soon) the main differences are that it has 1 less PCIe 3.0 slot (which I don't know if it makes a difference since Ive heard those boards dont do more than 2-way SLI) and it has some less SATA 3 and 1 or 2 other connections (you can compare the differences). I also heard it was slightly worse at overclocking than GD65 (although i dont remember where i saw that), but not by so much.
At the same time the GD45 is $30-40 cheaper. Might be worth considering if you are looking for ways to cut costs.


I just relized that they wern't the same socket. I will look into the g45

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July 27, 2013 8:12:36 PM

TheGamerInside said:
Anonymous said:
TheGamerInside said:
Anonymous said:
I keep seeing "gaming builds" where the CPU costs more than the GPU. Since most games utilize the GPU much more than the CPU I feel you should get a more powerful GPU (760 or possibly the 770) In my opinion this will allow you to show the true potential of the rest of your system.

arrpee


thanks. I went to the msi gtx 760 overclocked


Good choice

arrpee


Does every thing else seem good. I changed the psu to a Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W, and the cooler to a Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK Dual 120mm PWM CPU Cooler


Looks good.

arrpee
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July 27, 2013 8:15:29 PM

Anonymous said:
TheGamerInside said:
Anonymous said:
TheGamerInside said:
Anonymous said:
I keep seeing "gaming builds" where the CPU costs more than the GPU. Since most games utilize the GPU much more than the CPU I feel you should get a more powerful GPU (760 or possibly the 770) In my opinion this will allow you to show the true potential of the rest of your system.

arrpee


thanks. I went to the msi gtx 760 overclocked


Good choice

arrpee


Does every thing else seem good. I changed the psu to a Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W, and the cooler to a Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK Dual 120mm PWM CPU Cooler


Looks good.

arrpee


ok thanks for your help
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