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I am going to try and build my first gaming desktop. Any suggestions?

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August 10, 2013 6:46:45 PM

Now, I have posted about this here before and got great feedback from the community, and I really appreciate it!

One of the forum members, silent_744, was very helpful in showing me this build below -

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($103.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1434.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 03:43 EDT-0400)

Is there anything that someone with more experience than myself would recommend for this? I don't think the liquid cooling would be totally necessary, and might upgrade the Optical Driver to dual DVD & Blue-Ray. I would also like to keep a higher end graphics/video card, but keep the build under $1,500.

If yall have any suggestions I would very much appreciate any input! Thank You!

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August 10, 2013 7:07:45 PM
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I would recommend u to drop the liquid cooler if u don't plan to intensive overclock and get air CPU cooler instead. Cooler Master 212 EVO will be a good choice. Then upgrade your GTX 770 gfx to a 4GB one to be more prepared for GTA 5 or coming new gen games if u'r also planning to play in very high settings. More vRAM will be pratical since u would like to use a high end gfx.

if u don't play blu-ray movie in the future, then save the blu-ray drive.
August 11, 2013 11:35:32 PM

Maxime506 said:
I would recommend u to drop the liquid cooler if u don't plan to intensive overclock and get air CPU cooler instead. Cooler Master 212 EVO will be a good choice. Then upgrade your GTX 770 gfx to a 4GB one to be more prepared for GTA 5 or coming new gen games if u'r also planning to play in very high settings. More vRAM will be pratical since u would like to use a high end gfx.

if u don't play blu-ray movie in the future, then save the blu-ray drive.


Ok sweet, solid advice. I'll definitely look into 2g and 4g on the card. Thanks!

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