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Planning on building a new gaming/entertainment system - Need input

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November 12, 2013 3:54:15 PM

So I am planning on putting together a new system, I'll probably wait until CyberMonday to order (hopefully there will be some good deals). But I would like some input. Thanks in advance.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/215Cg
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/215Cg/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/215Cg/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1228.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-12 18:53 EST-0500)
a b 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 4:07:17 PM

looks good
November 12, 2013 4:17:06 PM

Is the case a waste of money? Any recommendations for best bang for the buck?
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November 12, 2013 4:25:47 PM

Well what do you want in a case? Id reccomnd a corsair 200r or 300r

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a c 476 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 4:44:47 PM
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Case is Okay, I favor the HAF cases, might also consider a set of 1866 DRAM, 1600 is entry level, Haswell scales and uses DRAM much better than previous gens so you can benefit from faster sticks
November 12, 2013 4:45:09 PM

sheratchet said:
Well what do you want in a case? Id reccomnd a corsair 200r or 300r


Room for expansion, good air flow, and easy install of the 2.5" SSD (Just thought about that).
a c 476 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 4:49:55 PM

Might look at the HAFs, a joy to work with....
November 13, 2013 8:19:52 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Case is Okay, I favor the HAF cases, might also consider a set of 1866 DRAM, 1600 is entry level, Haswell scales and uses DRAM much better than previous gens so you can benefit from faster sticks


Thanks. I was originally going with the i5 3750k but saw that the Haswell was about the same price. Upgraded the motherboard, but not the memory. I will definitely do that.
a c 476 4 Gaming
November 13, 2013 5:17:05 PM

Keep us updated ;) 
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