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$1500+ Gaming Build! Need help with suggestions!

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November 14, 2013 4:17:33 PM

Here is what I have for my build.
I am looking for suggestions to help make the build better.

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $209.98
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid $99.99
Motherboard MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1155 $124.98
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $87.32
Storage Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" SSD $162.99
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM $129.99
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB $520.98
Case Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower $99.99
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm $27.98
Power Supply Corsair 800W ATX12V $84.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $16.98
Operating System Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) $99.99

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November 14, 2013 4:53:08 PM

looks good, liquid cooling not really required, but good if you want to give it a try.
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November 14, 2013 4:58:08 PM

Are you OCing?
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November 14, 2013 4:58:56 PM

Nice build, would change the mobo, I won't touch MSI for builds, poor QC, might look at the ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, best rated and selling Z77, also if not looking to SLI in the future could cut back on the PSU, for a 780 a 600 with 42AMPs on the 12 volt rail is sufficient
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November 14, 2013 5:15:47 PM

Why are you choosing a 3570k and Z77 rather than a 4670k and a Z78? Also in my opinion for CPU cooler go with the EVO, then if you want to go water, you can get a custom loop kit for about $200.
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November 14, 2013 5:24:39 PM

im new to the gaming desktops. I feel like oc'ing would be a good idea but I would rather have components good straight out of back. What in my build can be swapped for a non oc build. Also, I am new to building so if 4670k and z78 is better than I would rather use that.
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November 14, 2013 5:25:13 PM

HeyyScott said:
Are you OCing?


I would rather not.
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November 14, 2013 5:26:20 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Nice build, would change the mobo, I won't touch MSI for builds, poor QC, might look at the ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, best rated and selling Z77, also if not looking to SLI in the future could cut back on the PSU, for a 780 a 600 with 42AMPs on the 12 volt rail is sufficient


I feel as I would end up SLI in the near future so I added the beefy PSU
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November 14, 2013 5:36:22 PM

Sounds like a plan, wanted to check so you didn't toss any money away ;) 
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November 14, 2013 5:38:01 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Sounds like a plan, wanted to check so you didn't toss any money away ;) 


thanks. What would you suggest I do about the motherboard and CPU?
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November 14, 2013 5:53:40 PM

Cpu's fine, I'd look at the Z77 Ex 4 I mentioned before, got one when they first came out and figured I'd switch to a Asus ROG mobo but never a reason to, still am using it (3570K at 4.7, 32GB of Trident 2400 sticks, use it same as my Haswell to test components for new builds, upgrades, repairs etc, have had up to 780s in it in SLI, takes all I throw at it
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November 14, 2013 6:17:13 PM

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $209.98
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 $124.98
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Combo or $86.99
Storage Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" SSD $162.99
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM $129.99
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Combo or $541.81
Case Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower $99.99
Power Supply Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V $59.99
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $16.98
Operating System Microsoft Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) $99.99

I updated the list to peoples suggestions. Am I missing anything else?
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November 14, 2013 7:27:16 PM

krazyt2528 said:
HeyyScott said:
Are you OCing?


I would rather not.


then the k processor and Z77/87 mobo is not really required and neither is water cooling.
But if you might xfire/sli in the future, you'll need 2 PCI3.0 x16(x8) slots which usually means using a Z77/87 mobo anyway and definitely a 750-800W PSU too.
Although if you get a lower power PSU it might handle it, you don't really want to be running it at 100% all the time, so a bit of headroom is best.
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November 14, 2013 7:29:53 PM

leeb2013 said:
krazyt2528 said:
HeyyScott said:
Are you OCing?


I would rather not.


then the k processor and Z77/87 mobo is not really required and neither is water cooling.
But if you might xfire/sli in the future, you'll need 2 PCI3.0 x16(x8) slots which usually means using a Z77/87 mobo anyway.


Which at that point he might as well spend the extra $20 on the "k" processor, in case he wants to OC down the line.
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November 14, 2013 9:28:10 PM

TheRealShoe said:
leeb2013 said:
krazyt2528 said:
HeyyScott said:
Are you OCing?


I would rather not.


then the k processor and Z77/87 mobo is not really required and neither is water cooling.
But if you might xfire/sli in the future, you'll need 2 PCI3.0 x16(x8) slots which usually means using a Z77/87 mobo anyway.


Which at that point he might as well spend the extra $20 on the "k" processor, encase he wants to OC down the line.


might as well, I did after first saying I wasn't interested in o/c and it's awesome LOL! Makes you feel like you're getting an extra 30-40% performance for $20. Same with GPUs!
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