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First Gaming Build (Looking for Advice)

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August 25, 2013 1:01:09 PM

Hey, I've finally decided to build my own gaming pc. I've done some research, but I was hoping to get some advice as I am completely new to this. If there is anything you think I could change/add/remove just let me know. I am also looking for a keyboard, so any suggestions on one around $80 would be great. My budget is $1500

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a b 4 Gaming
August 25, 2013 1:11:42 PM

First off, go for the i5 4670K. The motherboard you selected has the z87 chipset, which is meant for overclocking, so I suggest you get a CPU that can OC. Everything elso looks pretty good, but you may want to add a 128 GB SSD. As for keyboards, I own this one:

It isn't anything fancy, just a no frills, very solid mechanical keyboard. I absolutely love it.
August 25, 2013 1:15:21 PM

Thank for the input. I was hoping to wait a bit and get the SSD at a later point, I definitely want one but I'm not sure if I can get a quality one within the budget. And the i5-4670k version sounds like a solid choice then.
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August 25, 2013 1:27:46 PM

Yeah, I'm definitely going to go with the lower price GeForce GTX 770, I was wondering if the titan cooler on the card was worth the extra price. And do you have suggestion for another mobo, I had just read that this one was pretty good.

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a c 319 4 Gaming
August 25, 2013 2:21:56 PM

Be carefull a lot of the 120 z87 mb are only crossfire cirt not sli cirt. The true sli mb are the higher end ones around 150-200 price point. Take a look at r400 case for cosair and toms hardware roundup for newer gaming cases.