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1200 Dollar Gaming PC Budget Build

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August 24, 2013 8:16:06 PM

I have 1200 dollars to spend on a Gaming PC. The price is at 1254 dollars. I would like to change either the CPU or the case, but not the graphics card. This is on amazon btw.

Tech Specs:
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A DDR3 1600 LGA 1150
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache BX80646I74770K
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX770 SuperClocked with EVGA ACX Cooler, 2GB GDDR5 256bit, DL DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DP, SLI Ready Graphics Cards (02G-P4-2774-KR)
Memory:Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Core i3, i5, i7 and Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Optical Drive:
Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
Power Supply:Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply
HDD:WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX
SSD:SanDisk 64 GB Solid State Drive with Low Power Consumption SDSSDP-064G-G25
Case:Corsair Carbide Series Black 300R Mid-Tower Computer Case (CC-9011014-WW)

Also, removing the optical drive completely would be alright.
Thanks in Advance!

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August 24, 2013 8:27:12 PM

With parts picker go back in see if there any combo deals. If you have local micro center there CPU prices are low and they have combo discount on up and mb. Dropping down to a 4760k you should be fine.
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August 24, 2013 8:50:30 PM

Unless you need hyper threading, drop to the 4670K and maybe take some of that and go to a bigger SSD (128GB) and kick your DRAM up to 1866/9 be much happier with the overall performance increases
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August 24, 2013 9:27:05 PM

along with the look at pcpartpicker.com the CX series from corsair are not as good as the rest of the models and 750 watts is more than needed even for an OC'd haswell and 770 SLI set up.
if you must shop @amazon
XFX PRO550W Core Edition 80+ Bronze $61.24

or if you are sure you are going SLI later than the 650 watt for $83.11 -before $10 rebate - would be better.

oh, and to echo what trademan stated, a 128gig SSD is pretty cheap. anymore there is no reason to get such a small SSD with what prices are now.
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