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Help choosing parts for building Gaming rig on black friday

Approximate Purchase Date: Black friday(11/29/2013)


Budget Range: $1000-1500(including parts already bought)


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (COD series, BF series, Bioshock series, Company of heroes series, Batman series)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: i7 4770K, Maximus Hero VI, Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ALL (I live in dallas)


Country: Dallas, Texas, USA


Parts Preferences: Should be latest generation, should be future proof for 2 years!

GPU: GTX 780 or R9 290 Budget: 350-500$
Memory:( G.Skill trident, 1866 and above) Budget: 100-150$
Case: Any thing black Budget: 40-80$
Case Cooler: Any Budget: Best value for money
CPU Cooler : Any Budget Best value for money
HD SATA: 1 TB Budget: best value for money
HD SSD: 256 GB and up Budget: Best value for money
EDIT: Monitor: 22"-27" Budget: Best value for money


Overclocking: Maybe, better if out of the box


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, after 1-2 years when the games of that generation become unplayable, I would like to add a card rather than buy a new


Monitor Resolution: currently 1080p, future 1440p


Additional Comments: Should be a good deal, at least 20 percent price drop over pre-holiday price

Hi all the pros of tom's hardware, please help me finish this build, i'll be shopping for the parts through black friday.
I need help desperately picking out a case & CPU cooler, for the GPU i'll be going with GTX 780 or R9 290, memory would be G.skill trident, HDD i am looking at Toshiba and Seagate 3/2 TB

Here are the parts I already have:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $215.00)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $183.00)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $457.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-27 16:15 EST-0500)

All help is deeply appreciated.
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  1. Here is my final build. in case any one is interested.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $215.00)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $183.00)
    Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory (Purchased For $120.00)
    Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $99.00)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (Purchased For $490.00)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (Purchased For $14.00)
    Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case (Purchased For $69.00)
    Power Supply: Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $59.00)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1348.98
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 12:00 EST-0500)
  2. Best answer
    Sweet build for an awesome price, good job.

    I should have waited for black friday lol
  3. thanks man : )
    I also got Battlefield 3 for $4, Company of heroes 2 for 20$, Bioshock Infinite + 2 + 1 for $15, Batman Arkham Origins + Assassin's Creed Black Flag + Splinter Cell Blacklist for free with GTX 780.

    Missed the deal for BF4 (was available for $20 using some mc-donalds + origin shenanigans ) will wait till christmas for BF4 and ghosts.

    The price above includes $ 50 in rebate which I will file today. Also, I got $50 gift card for iron egg price guarantee because new egg reduced the price on 3rd december (would't have got if they did on cyber monday) I bought it for $170.

    I did the stupid mistake of installing the 32 bit Windows 7, so have to go back and install windows 8.1 Pro after work today.

    Was still waiting for the hard disk so salvaged one from my main office.
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