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Can someone look over my build? (First time, $1000-1300 gaming/school)

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July 31, 2013 1:06:22 PM

Wiling to spend as much as 1500 if i must, still have to buy keyboard and mouse but those aren't included here, have a monitor already. What could I add/remove/change about this to help improve performance? The mobo is 50 bucks because of a microcenter bundle with the cpu. Computer will be for games school and casual use.

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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-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $54.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.91 @ Amazon)
Total: $1046.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-31 15:58 EDT-0400)

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July 31, 2013 1:14:21 PM

Hey, the 760 is a good card but the 7950 is also amazing, the 7950 has more overclocking capability as I know of. Overall though thats a good build.
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July 31, 2013 1:17:21 PM

that mobo is going to be your biggest downfall later on, the psu could be better and 750 watt is overkill. i would keep the 760, it is a better card than the 7950. I would of gotten an asrock extreme4 mobo and maybe a seasonic or xfx psu personally
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July 31, 2013 1:23:53 PM

RaisingTheBarHD said:
that mobo is going to be your biggest downfall later on, the psu could be better and 750 watt is overkill. i would keep the 760, it is a better card than the 7950. I would of gotten an asrock extreme4 mobo and maybe a seasonic or xfx psu personally


So switch to this
Z87 Extreme4 Socket LGA 1150 Z87 ATX Intel Motherboard

and this?
SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91
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July 31, 2013 1:33:29 PM

ThetaPro said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
that mobo is going to be your biggest downfall later on, the psu could be better and 750 watt is overkill. i would keep the 760, it is a better card than the 7950. I would of gotten an asrock extreme4 mobo and maybe a seasonic or xfx psu personally


So switch to this
Z87 Extreme4 Socket LGA 1150 Z87 ATX Intel Motherboard

and this?
SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91


yes the extreme 4 is a good mobo with sli capability and the one you have does not have sli ready and will hold back your system, for the psu i would go with seasonic if its in your price range since they are the best psu supplier or you could get the XFX 650X which is a semi modular psu with the parts being made by seasonic
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July 31, 2013 1:37:30 PM

RaisingTheBarHD said:
ThetaPro said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
that mobo is going to be your biggest downfall later on, the psu could be better and 750 watt is overkill. i would keep the 760, it is a better card than the 7950. I would of gotten an asrock extreme4 mobo and maybe a seasonic or xfx psu personally


So switch to this
Z87 Extreme4 Socket LGA 1150 Z87 ATX Intel Motherboard

and this?
SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91


yes the extreme 4 is a good mobo with sli capability and the one you have does not have sli ready and will hold back your system, for the psu i would go with seasonic if its in your price range since they are the best psu supplier or you could get the XFX 650X which is a semi modular psu with the parts being made by seasonic



Thanks for the help, I'll go for the two parts I replied with instead of what I already had. Cheers
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