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November 28, 2013 3:13:52 PM

I'm looking to buy parts for a gaming pc soon. I've done a lot of research trying to come up with something that will meet my needs but won't be too expensive (trying to keep the cost around $1000). Here's what I've got: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2azja

I'd like to be able to play games like Minecraft, Skyrim, CoD, BF4 -- basically anything that I throw at it -- at good FPS and in good quality. 1080p gaming would be nice if possible, but it's not a necessity.

So my main questions are: Is this a good build? Are the parts all compatible? Did I select quality parts? Are their any important tweaks I could make?

Any opinions/recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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a b 4 Gaming
November 28, 2013 3:25:16 PM

You said $1000. So it's possible for you two spend another $100 to get a better GPU or invest in SSD.
a b 4 Gaming
November 28, 2013 3:26:47 PM

I think that better GPU + CPU cooler is a better option http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aDVU.

I am not good at CPU coolers, so someone might recommend another one.
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November 28, 2013 3:36:18 PM

HeyyScott said:
You said $1000. So it's possible for you two spend another $100 to get a better GPU or invest in SSD.


True, I could do that but likely only if the other parts I have selected stand as is.

Foldalot said:
I think that better GPU + CPU cooler is a better option http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aDVU.

I am not good at CPU coolers, so someone might recommend another one.


I forgot to mention that I won't be overclocking. Is another cooler really important if I won't be overclocking?

And how big of a performance jump is it from a GTX 760 to a 770?
a b 4 Gaming
November 28, 2013 3:48:58 PM

brigantine99 said:

I forgot to mention that I won't be overclocking. Is another cooler really important if I won't be overclocking?


No, if you are not going to OC, then the stock CPU cooler will be enough.

brigantine99 said:

And how big of a performance jump is it from a GTX 760 to a 770?


Big enough, you won't have problem playing at 1080p high settings

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a b 4 Gaming
November 28, 2013 3:51:35 PM
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aEUz
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aEUz/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2aEUz/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($197.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $977.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-28 18:50 EST-0500)

That would be really good! :)  You don't really need a cooler because you aren't overclocking!
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November 28, 2013 3:57:14 PM

Foldalot said:
brigantine99 said:

I forgot to mention that I won't be overclocking. Is another cooler really important if I won't be overclocking?


No, if you are not going to OC, then the stock CPU cooler will be enough.

brigantine99 said:

And how big of a performance jump is it from a GTX 760 to a 770?


Big enough, you won't have problem playing at 1080p high settings



ThatTechGuyIn said:
That would be really good! :)  You don't really need a cooler because you aren't overclocking!


Awesome! So apart from the video card, all the other parts I selected are good quality and will work well together? Thanks for your help!
a b 4 Gaming
November 28, 2013 3:58:29 PM

brigantine99 said:
Foldalot said:
brigantine99 said:

I forgot to mention that I won't be overclocking. Is another cooler really important if I won't be overclocking?


No, if you are not going to OC, then the stock CPU cooler will be enough.

brigantine99 said:

And how big of a performance jump is it from a GTX 760 to a 770?


Big enough, you won't have problem playing at 1080p high settings



ThatTechGuyIn said:
That would be really good! :)  You don't really need a cooler because you aren't overclocking!


Awesome! So apart from the video card, all the other parts I selected are good quality and will work well together? Thanks for your help!


Yes you are good to go! :) 
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