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November 19, 2013 3:28:24 PM

So, I'm looking to buy a new PC for Christmas and I've found one I like the look of on Aria. I've made a few adjustments and I need to know what PSU I should get and if the motherboard is compatible. Any other advice would of course be welcome. Thanks in advance.(PS: in case you can't tell I'm not exactly well versed in computer lingo)

Here are the specs:

CPU: Intel (Haswell) i7-4770 3.40GHz (3.90GHz Turbo) Quad-Core Processor
• Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (changed)
• RAM: 16GB PC3-12800C9 1600MHz DDR3 Memory (16GB Supported)
• Motherboard: ???
• Cooler: Intel Socket 1150 CPU Cooler
• Audio: Onboard 2/4/5.1/7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
• Case: n/a
• PSU: ???
• Optical Drive: LiteOn DVDRW Dual Layer DVD Rewriter (m-Disk Support) 24x DVD±R
• Hard Drive: undecided

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November 19, 2013 3:32:29 PM

Depending on if you want to get 2 graphics cards or not, either a 650W or 850W power supply.
I would recommend Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX as brands.
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November 19, 2013 3:36:02 PM

Motherboard
ASUS Maximus VI HERO

PSU
EVGA 750w 80+ Gold

RAM
Change to 1866mhz or higher speed ram. Yours is 1600mhz and soon games like BF4 will love high speed ram and use it to and advantage.

GPU
GTX 770 or 780. They are next gen and have better preformance than the 6xx series.

CPU
I do hope you mean 4770k. The non k version is pointless and if you can't overclock you're better off with an i5 4570.

Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO or Plus. Aftermarket coolers are required because haswell may have some heat issues.

Case
You NEED a case.
NZXT Guardian
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
Cooler Master Storm Stryker
Cooler Master Storm Scout ii advanced
Cooler Master HAF 912
NZXT Phantom 410
Bitfenix Shinobi Window

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm

And there you go.
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November 19, 2013 3:40:11 PM

Yeah, I put n/a on the case as I haven't decided which one I want yet. I don't plan on hanging each component around my room ;) 
Thanks for the advice, will definitely take on board.
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