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July 28, 2013 10:16:49 AM

Got some great answers to my $1400 build question. (PC building novice btw need expert info on what parts work well together ect) I took some of the recommended components and was wondering what you guys think of this:
All prices Newegg btw I should also mention I am looking to make this a gaming PC that can run high end games on Ultra Settings for a while.

Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W $350

Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6
LGA1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6gb/s
USB 3.0 ATX Intel $189

Power: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold Series 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI ready Crossfire ready $170

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2gb 256-bit GDDR5 $409
(Comes with Splinter Cell Blacklist if I buy before 7/30 BOOYA!)

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Unbeatable Gaming Case $167 (I know it's expensive but it has to look awesome right?)

Memory G.SKILL Sniper 8gb (2x4gb) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $71 (Willing to double this for 16gb Ram if recommended)

SSD: Samsung 840 120 GB SATA III Internal SSD $110

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM 64mb cache SATA 6gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $100

Heatsink: Have no idea! Require recommendation a friend said he used a: Zalman CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink $52
Not sure if this would work for my system.

Newegg Total: $1,554.91

Anyway thanks for reading! Please advise.
a b å Intel
July 28, 2013 11:39:35 AM

Are you overclocking?
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July 28, 2013 11:43:09 AM

planning on it
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a b å Intel
July 28, 2013 12:06:52 PM

-Grab an i5-4670k. No need for i7 in gaming: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Grab the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H. It's a cheaper board and you'll be fine with overclocking on it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Grab the XFX 750w 80+ GOLD modular psu. It's higher quality than the Coolermaster one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Grab the Gigabyte GTX 770 2gb version. It has higher clock speed and much better cooling: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-Grab the Plextor M5S 128gb SSD. Plextor makes great SSDs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-If you want mild OC (~4ghz), then the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is a better option: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

However, if you want to get the best you can (~4.5-4.7 ghz) then grab the Phanteks PH-TC14PE heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (You can get different colors).

Honestly, you can get a much better case for your money. Do you have any requirements for a case (i.e. LED fans, side panel, extremely quiet, etc.)
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July 28, 2013 12:38:58 PM

my requirements for a case are pretty simple, look cool, run cool. Pretty much emphasis on effectiveness but it has to look cool with some blue LED fans.
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July 28, 2013 1:21:30 PM

It's perfect! You sir are good. Thank you very much for the help. Just one more question, if I should opt out of overclocking (doubtful) would you have the same recommendations for parts in terms of performance?
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a b å Intel
July 28, 2013 1:25:49 PM

If you don't plan to overclock (like 100% sure), then you can save money by getting:
-i5-4430
-Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H
-Stick with stock cpu cooler

It doesn't allow overclock and you'll get the same stock performance. The only con I see is that the motherboard won't let you SLI.

However, I would still recommend the 4670k and Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H. If you are unsure about overclocking right now, you can just stick with the stock cpu cooler until you want to overclock.
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July 28, 2013 1:33:20 PM

Alright, thank you once again for taking the time to help me out. Gonna be going with the overclock option!
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