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My first gaming computer build. $1,000~

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August 8, 2013 1:48:32 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/zenumo123/saved/21Hc
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $209.99
I was considering going for the i7-4770k but i heard there was minimal difference in gaming.
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing $19.99
I went for a cheap many high review cooler. Wondering if I should be getting a better one?
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 $139.99
Simple, I wanted usb 3.0, hdmi, and capability for more than 1 gpu.
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $109.99
Is there better ram for gaming that I could get? I saw this had one of the fastest times on http://www.memorybenchmark.net/
Storage OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" SSD $134.99
Heard that ssd's are faster for accessing programs.
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM $119.99
I am a movie and music collector, went for the biggest for cheapest.
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB $249.99
Considering purchasing a 2nd 760 later on, depending on how well this system performs.
Case Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower $129.99
I wanted a case that was sturdy/reliable, easy to move, high airflow, window to "show-off" at LAN parties, had 2 or more usb 3.0. Size isn't an issue to me.
Power Supply Corsair 430W ATX12V $19.99
Again, I went for a cheap but highly rated power supply. Do I need to go for a more expensive one?

This is my build, I mainly play League of Legends (feel free to add me ign: Hugh G Rekshan), I have 2 144hz monitors and a big screen tv/surround sound that i plan to play movies on, sometimes i have all 3 on at the same time. I do minor video editing and I dislike waiting.

What I need help on is if you guys see anything that is over the top or not enough. A proofing if you will. My main concern is the cpu cooler and the psu, those are the areas i have the least knowledge in. And whether I should upgrade to 4770k?

Any feedback would be very nice ^^

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August 8, 2013 2:01:23 AM

Look mostly good, BUT youa re spending to much on the RAM and too little on the power supply.

This would be my suggestion. You get FASTER RAM and a MUCH better power supply.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($71.40 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $1116.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-08 04:56 EDT-0400)


Things to consider : Not a must at all.
This mobo instead will save you a little. Not much though. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z77ag45gam...
You can also get a cheaper chassis, but thats just personal preference.
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August 8, 2013 2:25:35 AM

I think you should consider the i5-4670k, only $35 dollars more, overclocks better, more power efficient, gives you an approximately 15% boost in performance even when you consider to sell your PC, you will still get a better value for it.
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August 8, 2013 2:31:20 AM

babakamboora said:
I think you should consider the i5-4670k, only $35 dollars more, overclocks better, more power efficient, gives you an approximately 15% boost in performance even when you consider to sell your PC, you will still get a better value for it.


Dem lies...

7% improvement in SYNTHETICS, not real world tasks.
Actually uses MORE power than Ivy thanks to the Voltage regulators that are on the chip now.
And overclocks better??? Are you high??? Not a chance!

Unless you can provide a realiable source stating otherwise, your credibility is SERIOUSLY in question.
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August 8, 2013 2:44:22 AM

Also buy the single fastest GPU you can afford. Shoot for the GTX770 or a Radeon 7970.
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August 8, 2013 5:48:08 AM

Immaculate said:
Also buy the single fastest GPU you can afford. Shoot for the GTX770 or a Radeon 7970.


I was thinking about getting a 2nd 760. I was wondering if I did so, would I get the full power out of it?
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