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Under $2000 Mid level gaming/streaming/video rendering PC build

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December 24, 2013 3:40:20 PM

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**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor]( | $349.50 @ Vuugo
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H90 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler]( | $103.12 @ Newegg Canada
**Motherboard** | [MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard]( | $148.00 @ Vuugo
**Storage** | [Seagate 600 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk]( | $219.50 @ Vuugo
**Storage** | [Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive]( | $169.79 @ DirectCanada
**Case** | [BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case]( | $45.53 @ DirectCanada
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply]( | $73.98 @ Newegg Canada
**Monitor** | [Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor]( | $167.00 @ Vuugo
**Monitor** | [Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor]( | $167.00 @ Vuugo
**Keyboard** | [Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard]( | $79.00 @ Vuugo
**Other**| Kingston hyperx blu 16gb 1600mhz| $139.99
**Other**| Kingston hyperx blu 16gb 1600mhz| $139.99
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1802.40
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-24 18:24 EST-0500 |

Ignore the prices and the sources. I am able to buy all of these components for a total of $1565+tax (Canadian dollars) from a single source on boxing day. I currently own a GeForce gtx 650ti boost. Can I get opinions on this build? Do you guys see any glaring issues or inefficiencies? I don't want any bottlenecks. I would also like opinions on internal wireless adapters capable of handling 150 down/10 up connection. Do you think I should double up on the graphics card to go sli?

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December 24, 2013 3:53:31 PM

Looks like a solid build. You have 16 GB of ram, correct? Also, I would just grab a single powerful card instead of SLI 2 650ti. Also, consider getting bit more powerful PSU.
December 24, 2013 3:55:31 PM

Am I being blind or isn't there a GPU? The i7 won't be able to handle everything especially gaming. If I were you I'd cut down on the price of some of the less important stuff and get a GTX 760 or even better a 680.

Apart from that it seems like a very solid build. But is 32GB's of memory really necessary? I know that some editing/ streaming software benefits from a lot of memory but 32GB's just seems a bit overkill. Just my opinion. Merry Christmas.
December 24, 2013 3:57:55 PM

Oops my bad I just read at the bottom about the card. But I'm still gonna stick to what I said about getting a 760 ;)