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First-ever Gaming Build - Looking for advice

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November 5, 2013 8:40:48 PM

Hello!

I'm looking at building a gaming PC in the semi-near future, and I'm looking for some advice on my parts lists. I know I may not need any internet adaptors, but it's most likely I won't be connecting by ehternet most of the time (would have to run it through half my house) so would an upgrade over the UD5H's wireless card be needed? Also, what would be the best brand to get the GTX 770? would Asus or MSI work better over EVGA? Max budget would hover at just around $2000

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor : $219.97
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler: $75.99
Thermal Compound : Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver: $6.20
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard: $172.99
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory: $74.99
SSD: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk: $159.99
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive: $88.34
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card: $349.99
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $25.99
Case:Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower: $119.99
CD Drive (Movies etc.):LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer: $15.99
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit): $84.99
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor: $266.99

I'll probably be starting off with double monitors, and when my frames start dropping I'll probably get another GTX 770 in there. Anyway, thanks for helping me out!

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a c 480 4 Gaming
November 5, 2013 8:58:36 PM
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I'd change the mobo to a Rock Z77 Extreme 4, cost less and a better mobo (in fact best selling and best rated by gamers and business users alike) also no PSU listed - look for about a 850 w/ 60+ amps on the 12 volt - maybe the Corsair TX850M or a SeaSonic (to cover you for SLI, otherwise a good 600 with 42 amps will suffice, I'd go with a USB wireless, I don't like the PCI-E cards, having antenna out the rear with all your power cables back there (normally) like PSU, monitor, speaker, etc power can interfere with your signal, and on the 770 GPU would suggest Asus, love the CU cooling design and they OC well
a b 4 Gaming
November 5, 2013 9:40:39 PM

LGA1150 build & Gigabyte GTX770 for great cooling system:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Y7Ig
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Y7Ig/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Y7Ig/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($334.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($32.73 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($266.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1692.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-06 00:37 EST-0500)
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November 9, 2013 6:44:13 PM

Thanks for the awnsers!
@Night Owl I originally was going w/ a Sandisk Ultra, but heard some bad things about it.

I'm going a with a Corsair Bronze 750W Enthusiast V2. Also, is there much of a difference between a Seagate Barracuda and WD drives? They seem to be equally popular, but the Seagate seems more bang for your buck. I've heard the onboard soundcard in the ASRock Z77 Extreme6 highly trumps the Extreme 4's. My budget is still flexible, but adding some case fans and a PSU it's getting a little close with double monitors. Well, I can always pick up a second monitor earlier or later. Anyway, sorry for rambling but can anyone awnser the questions about the HDDs and the MOBOs?
a c 480 4 Gaming
November 9, 2013 7:02:21 PM

WD and the Seagate Barracuda's are about the same, look for 7200 and a good size cache (64MB), not sure who told you about sound being better, both use the same Realtek ALC898 - can actually compare the two mobos side by side here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-157-293^13-157-293-TS%2C13-157-295^13-157-295-TS&percm=13-157-293%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24%3B13-157-295%3A%24%24%24%24%24%24%24

and may want to look at the reviews on the two while there ;) 
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