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December 21, 2013 11:45:57 PM

So, I want to buy a new gaming pc (maybe some photo-video editing later)
Usually I like to play on high-ultra settings, and my monitor supports only 1440-960. Maybe change it later.

There's config:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ local store)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($40 @ local store)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($169.99 @ local store)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($96.99 @ local store)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ local store)
Video Card: Palit GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($350 @ local store D: )
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($104.99 @ local store)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($80 @ local store D: )
Total: ~$1150 Including local store great prices
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-22 02:37 EST-0500)
I already own a Win7, so it's not included in the list.

Is there any problems\little things I need to know about these parts and their compatibility? Maybe change something to more\less powerful versions?

P.S. I will not stick with radeon and amd, and do not change CPU to less powerful.
P.S.S. I'm planing on some OC (4+ GHz CPU, and maybe some GPU improvement);

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December 21, 2013 11:51:50 PM

Better get water cooling if you are going to do intense overclocking.
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December 21, 2013 11:54:00 PM

I would suggest u go for 750W since u want to SLI 760s in the future so u don't have to do a PSU upgrade then
also if u can afford it upgrading the CPU to an i7 will be a good idea
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December 22, 2013 12:08:30 AM

gskill ram aries been on sale. with ram try buying the low profile ram to fit under air coolers. right now I hold off a few weeks in buying your parts. nvidia in march is dropping there next gpu there maxwell line.
http://wccftech.com/leaked-intel-cpu-roadmap-reveals-ha...
in the middle of next year intel dropping new chipset for desktop the 9x chipset and haswell refresh.
December 22, 2013 12:17:48 AM

Rohit G Nair said:
Better get water cooling if you are going to do intense overclocking.

I don't think I'll need it. As I said - just standart 4670k OC to ~4GHz and "maybe" some GPU OC, without high voltages.

jinayhvora said:
I would suggest u go for 750W since u want to SLI 760s in the future so u don't have to do a PSU upgrade then
also if u can afford it upgrading the CPU to an i7 will be a good idea

I'll think about 750PSU. But I don't think i7 worth it, another 100$ for little perfomance upgrade and some unused features, dunno.
a b 4 Gaming
December 22, 2013 12:26:09 AM

If you can afford it, bump up to a gtx 770. Might eliminate your need to go sli in the future. In doing so, you could pay for most of the upgrade by going to this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its not a seasonic or corsair, but with a 10 year warranty and EVGA's amazing customer service, you cant go wrong.
December 22, 2013 12:58:08 AM

jeremyp79 said:
If you can afford it, bump up to a gtx 770. Might eliminate your need to go sli in the future. In doing so, you could pay for most of the upgrade by going to this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its not a seasonic or corsair, but with a 10 year warranty and EVGA's amazing customer service, you cant go wrong.

I would be glad to go with EVGA but I live in Belarus, there not so good customer support service and EVGA not so easy to buy, so I have to stick with more mainstream brands that avalible in my country.
About 770.. dunno, 260$ vs 400$ for ~20% perfomance...
Oh lol, checked prices at pcpartpicker ~50$ more in our stores. Maybe if price go down after NY then I'll think about it, but it's pretty impossible.
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December 22, 2013 3:14:02 AM

Askadar said:
jeremyp79 said:
If you can afford it, bump up to a gtx 770. Might eliminate your need to go sli in the future. In doing so, you could pay for most of the upgrade by going to this PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its not a seasonic or corsair, but with a 10 year warranty and EVGA's amazing customer service, you cant go wrong.

I would be glad to go with EVGA but I live in Belarus, there not so good customer support service and EVGA not so easy to buy, so I have to stick with more mainstream brands that avalible in my country.
About 770.. dunno, 260$ vs 400$ for ~20% perfomance...
Oh lol, checked prices at pcpartpicker ~50$ more in our stores. Maybe if price go down after NY then I'll think about it, but it's pretty impossible.


My apologies, I saw newegg on one of the price points and assumed you were in US. I just bought a 770 for 329
December 22, 2013 5:17:31 AM

After some searches I found that there's Palit GTX 770 OC (NE5X770S1042-1045F) for 350$ so there is a question: is it better to buy Palit 770 for 350$ or MSI 760 270$ and buy a more advanced PSU (+20-30$) for later SLI (+150-270$)

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December 22, 2013 12:36:28 PM
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Going with the higher quality card could eliminate you needing to sli in the future. The gtx 770 is quite a bit better than the 760, and you could always go SLI in the future with it, though it would cost more, and need a bigger power supply.
December 22, 2013 1:05:38 PM

I would recommend replacing the gpus with one 780 ti less power consumption and sli does have a few problems plus sniper ram is cheaper and delivers in quality and i think if you cut back on some of the parts you have here and add it to get a better psu it would be better.
December 22, 2013 1:24:46 PM

Robomonkey_ said:
I would recommend replacing the gpus with one 780 ti less power consumption and sli does have a few problems plus sniper ram is cheaper and delivers in quality and i think if you cut back on some of the parts you have here and add it to get a better psu it would be better.

Are you talking about this RAM? I think it's little slower, just a little, because of CL rating 9 with 1333MHz speed, while vengeance is 1600-9. At least from what I know about ram. And again, I live in Belarus - it's hard to find some manufacturers in our local and even internet shops (G.Skill one of them, ~50++% of their ram designs are not available in our shops\very tricky to find).
GTX 780 is reeealy overpriced for me, because, as I said in first post - I'll buy (maybe I buy it, or maybe not, depend on some circumstances) SLI in 2-3 years, and 780 cost ~500+$

Afterall I suppose I'll stick with one GTX 770 + corsair CX600W for now, and maybe upgrade PSU and buy second card in distant future, with my monitor's 1440x960 resolution most games must be pretty playble on ultra settings, even games in next 2-3 years.
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