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$1100 First Time Gaming Rig (advice needed)

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August 26, 2013 1:19:33 PM

Alright so this is my very first time ever building a rig, I had very little knowledge of hardware and I did research for compatibility and what-not. I need advice on what I should possibly modify/remove for the best rig at it's price. Any advice is great.

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($313.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1108.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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August 26, 2013 1:53:01 PM

I like the build. I become less and less of a fan of gigabyte but they do put out good product. I've become less of a fan because of there turn around on warranties 4 weeks yea no thanks. I'd take a EVGA card over them at this point 1 week turn around with them. I probably would of gone with a Fractal Case but its personal preference.
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August 26, 2013 2:16:09 PM

Everything looks good.

Something to keep in mind as far as the OS goes - if you ever want to RDP into it you may want to fork out the extra for professional. Definitely worth it. It's nice to access your computer from work/school if you need to. (Heck even the library :p )
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August 26, 2013 2:38:47 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I like the build. I become less and less of a fan of gigabyte but they do put out good product. I've become less of a fan because of there turn around on warranties 4 weeks yea no thanks. I'd take a EVGA card over them at this point 1 week turn around with them. I probably would of gone with a Fractal Case but its personal preference.


jpickavance said:
Everything looks good.

Something to keep in mind as far as the OS goes - if you ever want to RDP into it you may want to fork out the extra for professional. Definitely worth it. It's nice to access your computer from work/school if you need to. (Heck even the library :p )


OS isn't a big thing to me, this pc is gonna be strictly gaming. I have a laptop for work/school :D 
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August 26, 2013 2:55:58 PM

Understandable. It's a great feature to have & there are work arounds if you ever do need to RDP into it. Good luck!!
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