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First time for building gaming pc, 1400-1500 budget, need help, i have no experience

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November 29, 2013 11:53:20 AM

So I decided to go ahead and build my own pc because I heard that it was much better than buying one already made. The thing is that Im fairly new to this and i need some help. Ive been doing some research and i found these following parts. I know that i still need a case along with a case, power supply, and a cpu cooler. I would appreciate some insight on this build. I would like to overclock as well. What other parts do I need to buy? I am very new to this and i would like to order everything soon, possibly even this weekend.

Motherboard - Msi Z87 mpower LGA 1150 intel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - Intel core I5 - 4670K

Graphics card - EVGA GTX 770

SSD - http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-HyperX-2-5-Inch-SH103S3-...

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November 29, 2013 12:30:07 PM

Looks like some of your links didn't copy completely across.

I don't think you need to spend quite that much on the mboard. My "go to" Z87 board right now is the ASRock Z87 Extreme4 and it's usually ~$130.

Any decent SSD right now will be a great improvement, so the Kingston should be good. If you can swing it in your budget, I'd go for a 256GB SSD.

A case is a lot of personal preference. I really like the Raven 3 because it has incredble cooling and does it very quietly. A lot of people don't like the looks of it though.

If I had $1400 right now for an i5 / 770 build, I'd do something like this:

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone RV03B-W ATX Full Tower Case ($144.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1159.91

This saves you money to get a nice display too. Note that some of these prices are temporary with the Black Friday sales right now.
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