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Review build of 1.7K and suggestions to cooler and others

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August 19, 2013 6:41:52 AM

It's my first build and mostly I'd like to play 3D games. There's any incompatibility in this build? Also, I'm not sure about radiator/cooler, case, wlan Card and sound card. The budget is CAD$1700. Thanks!

Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz 6MB Cache Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80646I54670 $229.99(

Video card
PNY VCGGTX7702XPB GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card $419.99(

GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS $179.99(


Power supply
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $60

Kingston 2G*4 DDR3 $171.99

Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $97.99

Hard disk
Western Digital WD Green WDBAAY0010HNC-NRSN 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" $94.99

Computer case

ASUS VE278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 2ms Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor

WLan Card/Adapter

Thanks to everybody for the help!
August 19, 2013 6:58:52 AM

If you don't plan on overclocking don't get a z87 motherboard with a ocked non-K series cpu.

Either get 4670K + z87 (can overclock) or 4670 + H87 (can't overclock).

Also make sure to get 2 ddr3 4gb stick and not 4 sticks of 2gb. Some motherboards have issues when equipped with 4 dram sticks.

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a c 205 4 Gaming
August 19, 2013 7:06:24 AM

Why the 1046 Mhz GFX card instead of the 1072 Mhz one ? (3% faster outta the box and $10 cheaper)

You are asking about a cooler but CPU doesn't need one since not overclockable. Overclockable one is $20 more

This great case (Corsair 500R) is $90 after $20 MIR and $10 off w/ promo code CEMCXMWS25, ends 8/20

ASUS Z87-PRO has WiFi built in for $15 more

Id avoid the Green HD's slow..... WD Black or Seagate 7200.14

Avoid the builder (aka "budget") series PSU
$100 Corsair TX V2
$90 XFX Core Edition

Id take the 144Hz over the 27"

CPU Cooler:

$30 CM Hyper 212
$80 Phanteks PH-TC14-PE

Sound card is build in, LAN card is built in and WiFi is built into the Asus board
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a b 4 Gaming
August 19, 2013 8:02:11 AM

a better build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Intel 62205ANHMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: LG 23EA53V-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1690.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-19 11:01 EDT-0400)

1. CPU and mobo for OC, cooler included
2. SLI 760s meet Titan performance
August 19, 2013 9:17:23 AM

You guys are incredibly awesome!! Learnt a lot!!

Special thanks to jinayhvora, sadly I can't pick 2 answers.
a b 4 Gaming
August 19, 2013 10:59:36 AM

no problem bro, glad i could be of help