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December 11, 2013 1:26:10 PM

Hello all! This is a gaming rig based on NormH's article. I tweeked his 1000 build for my build but I would love to hear thoughts, concerns or issues.
Thx!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iNuY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iNuY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iNuY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($86.95 @ B&H)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Cooler Master i600 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1143.38
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December 11, 2013 1:37:52 PM

Change the power supply. Other than that looks good.

Antec,Corsair,Seasonic or XFX. 650W is fine, 850W if you plan on SLI in the future.

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December 11, 2013 1:54:27 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1202.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-11 16:52 EST-0500)

That's what I would go for, I changed the cooler to the evo, only because it performs better for a tiny amount more. I changed it to an 840 Evo as they're currently one of the best SSDs out there. Finally, XFX's ProSeries PSUs are some of the best out there (OEM Seasonic X-series) and will last you for awhile. The i5 and 770 should do you quite well in gaming.
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December 11, 2013 2:04:10 PM

That's what I would go for, I changed the cooler to the evo, only because it performs better for a tiny amount more. I changed it to an 840 Evo as they're currently one of the best SSDs out there. Finally, XFX's ProSeries PSUs are some of the best out there (OEM Seasonic X-series) and will last you for awhile. The i5 and 770 should do you quite well in gaming. said:
That's what I would go for, I changed the cooler to the evo, only because it performs better for a tiny amount more. I changed it to an 840 Evo as they're currently one of the best SSDs out there. Finally, XFX's ProSeries PSUs are some of the best out there (OEM Seasonic X-series) and will last you for awhile. The i5 and 770 should do you quite well in gaming.


Awesome, thank you so much!
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December 11, 2013 2:06:52 PM

rvilkman said:
Change the power supply. Other than that looks good.

Antec,Corsair,Seasonic or XFX. 650W is fine, 850W if you plan on SLI in the future.



Excellent, thank you! I did wonder about the PSU but part picker estimated only ~ 450W. I'm glad I asked.
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