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August 29, 2013 7:12:14 PM

Hello all,

I was hoping some experts could look over the following specs and give me some advice on if this is a good budget(ish) system to build for myself. I have been out of the game for a while and am not really up with the latest technologies.

Specs:
CPU Intel i5 4670k
Motherboard Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H
Graphics Card 4G GTX 760 Gigabyte OC
RAM 16G Kit 1600(8Gx2) Corsair Vengeance
SSD Samsung 840 PRO Series SATA3 128G
Optical Drive SATA Blu-Ray Combo Pioneer
Case Coolermaster Storm Enforcer
Power Supply Corsair TX750
CPU Cooling Coolermaster Universal Hyper 212 EVO v2


Thank you all in advance :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2013 7:26:23 PM

save yourself some cash and get 2x4gb DDR-1600 if gaming is the only thing you're doing.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2013 7:30:16 PM

If you can get a GTX770 or a 7970Ghz (GTX780 if you can, but I wouldn't recommend it unless your never upgrading for 10 years or somethin ridiculous like that lol) if not, then a 750W is overkill
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2013 7:31:57 PM

i might recommend looking at the fractal r4 for cases (although definitely not saying anything is wrong with that one). It's less flashy, but is a solid and also fairly quiet case.
If it's just gaming then you won't really need 16 gb ram, 8 should be fine (and adding it on later isnt exactly a huge issue). I might say look into the low profile version of the ram as you dont need the ginormous heatsink, but i think that cooler will fit regardless
if you are still browsing around boards, look into asus' offerings (although gigabyte is still very good).

put some of the money saved on ram and bump up the corsair to an hx model (or even ax if you want to spend the money)
bluray is a personal choice, i just have to question whether it's worth it, as in do you have anything to use it with. I did consider a blu ray when i was building, but then remembered that all my discs are no bigger than dvd and so i had no use for it (and optical isnt too difficult to upgrade either). Could save money there maybe.

as for ssd, you might consider looking into the 256 gb evo version of that drive. it's obviously a bit more expensive, but gives twice the space without sacrificing too much from what i was able to tell (can look into that one yourself)

i didnt see where you listed your graphics card brand, but if you didnt i might recommend msi's version of the 760 as ive heard good things about their cooler. ive also heard decent things about gigabyte's cooler as well. you can research into this more as well
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August 30, 2013 6:32:17 AM

Thanks very much for all your help. I have updated the specs to the following:

CPU - Intel i5 4670k
Motherboard - Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H
Graphics Card - 2G GTX 770 Gigabyte OC
RAM - 8G Kit 1600 Corsair Vengeance (Low Profile)
SSD - Samsung 840 EVO Series SATA3 250G
Optical Drive - SATA Blu-Ray Combo Pioneer
Case - Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium
Power Supply - Corsair HX650-V2
CPU Cooling - Coolermaster Universal Hyper 212 EVO v2

Any final thoughts?
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