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Next gen gaming PC build 1500-1800 help!!!

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December 13, 2013 8:26:12 PM

This will be my first custom pc build I'll be making. I'm wondering what you guys think if my build is sufficient enough for next gen gaming.
I will add another 16gb of ram in the future, as well as sli gtx 770 with a new psu that will be compatible.
I'm too scared for water cooling at the moment, because I'm worried that I'll spill the water.
Please, tell me your opinions on improvements I can do.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/xxfelarcaxx/saved/38Bb
December 13, 2013 8:39:33 PM

if all its gonna be used for is gaming you will see no difference between the i5 and the i7. i would just get the i5 and put the money towards other parts . and on the water cooling its not that bad you just have to triple check all of your connections . i've done 4 systems so far without one leak .
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December 13, 2013 8:48:54 PM

Thanks,

It'll not only be for gaming. I would want best performance overall.

On cpu benchmark, there's almost a 3k difference on performance. Isn't it better to keep the i7 4770k, since it has a better score and for future purposes?

To what parts would you use the extra money on?

Is the cooling in the chassis cool enough for my purposes. I don't plan to OC.

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December 14, 2013 12:09:49 AM

What do you mean by "best performance overall"? Exactly what are you going to use this computer for? If it's only gaming and general use, then there's no point for an i7. Unless you do a lot of video editing, CAD work, etc. then you're fine with an i5. An i7 will not future proof you in any way.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($222.00 @ 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 ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($335.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1221.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 03:07 EST-0500)

-i5 and 8gb of ram is plenty for games
-Samsung 840 EVO is faster and similarly priced.
-Cheaper board, has everything you need.
-2gb of vram is plenty at 1080p.
-Bigger and cheaper psu.
-Switched out the case. Either case is good, I just prefer the Phantom 410 over the CM Storm Enforcer.
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