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Hi, I was looking to build a new gaming PC but I am new to picking parts and building them. A friend suggested using pcpartpicker and I tried to build one. Is this a good build or are there any improvements or changes to make? Many thanks in advance :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770S 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($304.16 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($105.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1355.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-13 23:09 EDT-0400)
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($136.21 @ TigerDirect)
    Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($385.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1319.01
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-13 23:19 EDT-0400)

    You actually put together a decent build. I made some tweaks to provide you with a better build, however.
  2. I wouldn't get an i7 for a gaming build. An i5 is good enough and you could use the money saved to buy a better/faster video card. I would only get 8 gigs of ram and a slightly smaller PSU unless you plan on doing SLI and you didn't add an OS to the price.
  3. nvrslep303 said:
    Hi, I was looking to build a new gaming PC but I am new to picking parts and building them. A friend suggested using pcpartpicker and I tried to build one. Is this a good build or are there any improvements or changes to make? Many thanks in advance :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770S 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($304.16 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($105.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($164.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1355.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-13 23:09 EDT-0400)


    Do you plan to video edit?
  4. Get a Core i5 4670K and a Z87 board instead. Also get also SSD.

    Here's my recommendation for the budget.


    i5 4670K - $230 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO8TBOW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00CO8TBOW&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    MSI Z87-G45 Gaming - $140 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D12OBEU/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00D12OBEU&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    NZXT Kraken X60 - $110 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ANJRTXE/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00ANJRTXE&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB - $75 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D2LGT72/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00D2LGT72&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    MSI GTX770 TF Gaming - $400 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CZ58WUI/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00CZ58WUI&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD - $110 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NB8WR0/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B009NB8WR0&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    WD Caviar Blue 1TB - $65 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0088PUEPK&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    Rosewill Capstone 550M - $75 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008BUST0O/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B008BUST0O&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    Switch 810 (if you like it) $145 - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0081CRU2U/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0081CRU2U&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20
    DVD R/W - $20 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009F1DYF8/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B009F1DYF8&linkCode=as2&tag=banforbucga08-20

    That's $1,370 and it has a nice color theme going :D
  5. So i should switch to an i5 and 8gb of ram I have gathered. Is a gtx 760 well enough for gaming? Or would I get much more for something better? (Since I would switch to an i5) What about cooling? I wasn't sure if the cooling option I had was the best. I heard that water cooling did an amazing job.

    I don't plan on video editing but thank you for asking.

    The optional builds are awesome, and I would like to stay within that price range. Providing I switch to i5 and 8gb ram, what are the best worthwhile options to upgrade?
  6. nvrslep303 said:
    So i should switch to an i5 and 8gb of ram I have gathered. Is a gtx 760 well enough for gaming? Or would I get much more for something better? (Since I would switch to an i5) What about cooling? I wasn't sure if the cooling option I had was the best. I heard that water cooling did an amazing job.

    I don't plan on video editing but thank you for asking.

    The optional builds are awesome, and I would like to stay within that price range. Providing I switch to i5 and 8gb ram, what are the best worthwhile options to upgrade?


    Give me a sec
  7. Best answer
    This is a great build, and the case looks very clean and provides lots of room for cooling and expansion for the future. Also everyone doesn't like the Noctua DH-14 fan color, but it's really easy to remove the blade and case and just paint it:). Has an orange and black scheme.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($63.04 @ NCIX US)
    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: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1302.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-14 00:16 EDT-0400)
  8. RazerZ said:
    This is a great build, and the case looks very clean and provides lots of room for cooling and expansion for the future. Also everyone doesn't like the Noctua DH-14 fan color, but it's really easy to remove the blade and case and just paint it:). Has an orange and black scheme.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($63.04 @ NCIX US)
    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: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1302.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-14 00:16 EDT-0400)



    that looks like a great build, aside from the colors, how great is the cpu cooler?
  9. nvrslep303 said:
    RazerZ said:
    This is a great build, and the case looks very clean and provides lots of room for cooling and expansion for the future. Also everyone doesn't like the Noctua DH-14 fan color, but it's really easy to remove the blade and case and just paint it:). Has an orange and black scheme.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($63.04 @ NCIX US)
    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: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1302.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-14 00:16 EDT-0400)



    that looks like a great build, aside from the colors, how great is the cpu cooler?


    It's the best CPU cooler in that price range. Easily beats an h100i too.
  10. RazerZ said:
    nvrslep303 said:
    RazerZ said:
    This is a great build, and the case looks very clean and provides lots of room for cooling and expansion for the future. Also everyone doesn't like the Noctua DH-14 fan color, but it's really easy to remove the blade and case and just paint it:). Has an orange and black scheme.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($63.04 @ NCIX US)
    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: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1302.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-14 00:16 EDT-0400)



    that looks like a great build, aside from the colors, how great is the cpu cooler?


    It's the best CPU cooler in that price range. Easily beats an h100i too.


    awesome thank you so much man
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