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Mid-level i5-4670k build questions (first time builder)

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a b 4 Gaming
December 23, 2013 11:27:28 AM

Hi everyone!

I've decided to finally take the plunge and build a gaming rig myself and was hoping for some help/ suggestions on my parts list before I go ahead and start ordering. This system will be primarily used for gaming, and eventually I hope to upgrade to SLI.

Budget: $1400

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste ($6.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($383.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($20.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)

Total: $1395

Thank you for sharing any suggestions on better parts in the same price-range, I'd really like to squeeze the most bang for my buck out of this rig!

Future upgrades I'm hoping to be able to support with this build: 2-way 770 SLI, 240mm Water Cooling (such as Corsair H100i), & 16gb RAM. Not sure if this PSU could handle two of these GPU's though...

Cheers :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
December 23, 2013 1:50:58 PM

Everything seems good, besides that lack of an HDD. That 250 GB will fill up quick.

Also, your PSU will be able to handle 770 SLI.
December 23, 2013 1:57:35 PM

Everything looks great! The only thing i'd change is taking that SSD down to a 120GB and using the savings and a little extra cash and getting a 3TB HDD for mass storage. Your PSU can definitely take 2 770s too.

Other than that, there's not much i'd change tbh!
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a c 1410 4 Gaming
December 23, 2013 2:09:32 PM

Looks good, definitely want a regular HD though
a b 4 Gaming
December 23, 2013 2:10:14 PM

Thanks for the suggestions guys! I'll be sure to see about downgrading the SSD and adding a HDD for more storage. Glad to hear it was a pretty sound build overall!
a c 1410 4 Gaming
December 23, 2013 2:11:07 PM

Should be very happy with it, let us know how all goes