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November 17, 2013 7:19:03 PM

I was planning on building a new gaming pc and I used the pcpartpicker website, was wondering if other parts would work better or cheaper for the same performance, budget is about 1000.



Type|Item|Price
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**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54570) | $199.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-b85g41pcma...) | $82.86 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m1a1...) | $69.99 @ Newegg
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr928...) | $305.91 @ Newegg
**Wireless Network Adapter** | [Rosewill RNX-N180UB 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-wireless-network-...) | $9.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410g1) | $89.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Thermaltake Smart M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-power-supply-s...) | $66.25 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh22...) | $14.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $839.97

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November 17, 2013 7:22:04 PM

Change the PSu to antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic and you are good to go.
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November 17, 2013 7:22:58 PM

You need 2 memory sticks to run dual channel. So go 2X8gb, everything else looks good.
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November 17, 2013 7:24:18 PM

scoobydenon said:
You need 2 memory sticks to run dual channel. So go 2X8gb, everything else looks good.


He should go 2x4gb as anything more thn 8gb is pointless for gaming.
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November 17, 2013 7:24:39 PM

If you count games packed with the Product as a discount then the GTX 770 has -$180 coupon because of the new games attached by Nvidia.
That is a nice build could you please put the parts into a list like this:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Weak1ings/saved/2PZY
I would not recommend Wifi as it tends to have poor connection that is needed in gaming.
Otherwise it is a good build. If you want to have a bit more power go for $20 more and get an i5-4670.
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November 17, 2013 7:27:52 PM

Weak1ings said:
If you count games packed with the Product as a discount then the GTX 770 has -$180 coupon because of the new games attached by Nvidia.
That is a nice build could you please put the parts into a list like this:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Weak1ings/saved/2PZY
I would not recommend Wifi as it tends to have poor connection that is needed in gaming.
Otherwise it is a good build. If you want to have a bit more power go for $20 more and get an i5-4670.


This uses a low end motherboard and OP never said he needed a mini-itx build.

The RAM is cheap and slow and single channel so that is a no-go.

The PSu is not great. The Corsair CX line is not the best. Change it for an XFX550.

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November 17, 2013 7:33:32 PM

Based on suggestions, new parts are http://pcpartpicker.com/p/244Fr

gtx 770 doesn't come with games anymore where I've looked, the ones that do seem to be 500 and up...

Also what does dual channel do? Really not sure about this, thought 8 gb was enough for gaming.
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November 17, 2013 7:35:28 PM

8gb is more than enough for gaming. 16gb is pointless. Get 2x4gb RAM. Dual channel is slightly faster than a single stick.

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November 17, 2013 7:37:46 PM

Thanks everyone, guess it's time to get to ordering :) 
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November 17, 2013 7:38:12 PM

Always glad to be able to help!
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