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Help with First Build, Gaming System $1200

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August 23, 2013 12:48:27 PM

Hi all,

I thought i give a try at building my own gaming system for FFXIV which is comming out next week. Heres what i got so far:

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 ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar Hi-Fi Z87X 3D ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($398.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1144.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-23 15:49 EDT-0400)

First question is the compatibility and the other would be any suggestions on how to improve the build. Budget is $1200. Thanks in advance.

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August 23, 2013 3:01:13 PM

Biostar are not exactly a first teir motherboard manufacturer . ASUS , Gigabyte would be top of my list .

Use win 8 . It has a better licesne that lets you move it to another computer , lots of added new features and it only takes a few minutes to customize it to look and behave just like 7 using a free start button program called Classic Shell
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August 24, 2013 6:45:27 AM

Agreed. Also, go for the Samsung 840 EVO as the ssd.

Can't say I know your case and if it's good.
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