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$1200 gaming build. need last min advice/compatibality check before buying

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September 21, 2013 4:24:34 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Gbhy
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Gbhy/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Gbhy/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.42 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($394.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1210.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-21 19:21 EDT-0400)

are there any better parts for similar price or cost effective parts that will still give me 60+FPS at max settings on the latest games. thanks

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September 21, 2013 4:49:13 PM

That looks like it will be a solid build. I only have a couple of minor suggestions:

Better cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Better PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Otherwise I say go for it!
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September 21, 2013 5:31:16 PM

@g-unit: what makes those parts better? price or performance? thanks for the quick reply :) 
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September 21, 2013 10:20:16 PM

papatim said:
@g-unit: what makes those parts better? price or performance? thanks for the quick reply :) 


The Corsair TX series are made by Channel Well, where the XFX is made by Seasonic and uses much higher end components and is more likely to handle your system using it's CPU and GPU to its' full extent. As far as the cooler goes, those low end liquid coolers are not very good. If it's your first time building a rig, a strong air fan will be a far better asset than the low end liquid cooler will be, and Noctua is very highly regarded in this area.
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September 22, 2013 8:24:58 AM

ah I see the noctua is a air cooler not a liquid cooler. I would prefer that over a liquid anyway thanks
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