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Building my first computer(Advice needed)

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August 22, 2013 8:54:03 PM

Hello guys. While I've been researching information for building my computer this site has come up a lot so I decided to post here. Right now I use a crappy laptop for my gaming. I'm tired of having everything set to low and still lagging. So I decided to get a new computer. I've never built one before but after looking around online I think I will be able to manage putting one together. My problem is I'm not sure about all the different hardware. I've decided to do one of two builds I found on youtube. If you guys could I'd like to know how much of a noticeable difference there will be and any other suggestions. I'm trying to keep a budget around $1300 but I'm will to go to $1500 if its worth it. I'll be need a monitor and os as well.

Intel Core i5-3570K Processor:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler:
Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Graphics Card:
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Motherboard:
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Memory:
128GB Samsung 830 Series SSD:
600W Corsair CX600 Power Supply:
Corsair Carbide 300R Case:


Intel Core i5-4670K Processor:
Corsair H80i CPU Cooler:
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H Motherboard:
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Graphics Card:
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 Memory:
120GB Samsung 840 Series SSD:
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive:
750W Corsair TX750M Power Supply:
Fractal Design Define R4 Case:

There they are. The computer will probably be used for gaming 90% of they time.
Thank you for anyone who takes the time to respond.

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August 22, 2013 9:05:11 PM

there will be a noticeable difference. go for the second build. It will be better from the cpu alone. it has a better power supply and a much better graphic card. but if you want it to handle games even better go for a higher clock speed on the ram. like 2133mhz or something. hope this helps :D 
August 22, 2013 9:40:31 PM

Where do u live? Are you going to Overclock? Lastly at what resolution do u plan to game on? 1080 or 1440? Budget of $1500 we can put something good together!
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August 22, 2013 10:10:10 PM

The 770 in the second build is really worth it. The step from 3570k to 4570k? Not as big a difference, and I had a lot of luck overclocking my 3570k, so its unlikely that you'll be CPU bound on anything for gaming. You could step up to a beefier air cooler if you want to test its O/C limit. I'm using the Noctua NH-D14 in the Corsair Carbide 300R case. You should be able to get it to 4.3 without overvolting at all.
August 22, 2013 10:13:02 PM
August 23, 2013 4:35:10 AM

Not sure about overclocking haven't looked into much yet. The video I was watching said this build was overclockable so I probably will end up trying it out sometime down the road. As for the monitor I'll probably just go 1080 for now as I assume they would be cheaper. As far as the air cooler goes what would you suggest? One of those is a closed water loop would the only way to step it up to do a custom one? Thanks for all the suggestions guys!