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What do you think about this $1400 gaming build?

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August 18, 2013 1:32:41 PM

Western Dig Blue 1Tb - $59 (with promo)
Gigabyte GTX 760 2GB (2x going SLI) - $520
XFX P1-750B-BEFX 750W ( Will 750W power everything in this build?) - $130
G. Skill ARES 8GB (2x4GB, will get more if needed later.) - $63
Intel i5-3750k
ASUS P8Z77-V (i5 and this mobo come as a package $320)
COOLER MASTER RC-692A-KKN5 Black Steel body / Plastic + Mesh bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ( Is this ok for what I plan on putting in it?) $89
Windows 7 Home Prem - $99

I will be using this as a gaming rig. I plan to overclock later when I save more money for a cooling system. Also how long do you think this set up will last before becoming 'outdated'. If you have any suggestions, I would highly appreciate it! Thank you in advance! *also will be using this on Samsung 38' LED if that matters.

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August 18, 2013 1:53:30 PM

Are you a US resident? That's a good build but can be improved I believe, is it ok if I use
August 18, 2013 1:57:27 PM

Yes I am a resident of the US, California to be exact. Yes, I am not picky off what websites to use as long as they are reliable websites.
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August 18, 2013 1:58:29 PM

You could do much better ... yes 750 watts is enuff

$140 Corsair 500R w/ TX 750 V2 after $45 rebate and $25 discount code (see case page)

$339 MA+SI X87-G45 MoBo w/ i5-4670k

$140 Mushkin Redline DDR3-1866 CAS 9

$520 Twin MSI N760 GTX 760 (fastest of the 760s)
MSI GTX 760 Gaming 1180 MHz 1960 MHz 87.8 FPS
Gigabyte GTX 760 OC 1190 MHz 1850 MHz 86.6 FPS

$90 WD Black

$19 Asus DvD writer

$100 OS


Options ....

1. SSHD ... combo SSD / HD boots Windows less than 1 second slower than separate SSD / HD. Read the reviews not the forum posts. I have two otherwise identical systems here side by side, one with 1st tier SSD and HD and one with hybrid .... no one can tell them apart

+ 40 after removing WD Black

2. Add cooler now. Hyper 212 is $30 but be very careful installing; best is Phanteks PH-TC14-PE but that $80 and wud put ya $28 over budget :)  If it were me, id find the $28 so i didnt have to take apart and reassemble later.

August 18, 2013 2:01:29 PM

Jack gave me no time to help hahah, yes that's a very nice build there. I'll also agree on the SSHD, and you gotta give some love to old school spinning discs.
August 18, 2013 2:06:42 PM

Too much psu unless you plan to sli later, you could dial back to a 550 watt and save 50 bucks
or this 750 watt psu would trust it on par with that much more expensive psu for 40 dollars less

The case isn't really that nice and the features are not to great
what kind of cooling are you going to use on the cpu in the future?

ASUS P8Z77-V are you sure it's just that version and not the LX/LK/LE versions if not that is a super deal with that cpu
August 18, 2013 2:09:12 PM

Thank you! Seems that is much better than I had previously! As for installing the cooler how difficult is it? I would have to agree that going $28 over would save me a headache!