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Want to build a new gaming rig, need some advise about parts I chose and where to buy them - budget around 1,500 USD

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January 5, 2014 1:38:48 PM

Hi guys, as the tittle says I'm interested in building a new gaming rig. I have already selected the components and I want to know your opinion on these; I want my build to be of good quality components and as future proof as possible since I won't be able to upgrade in several years, I also don't want nor can aford to spend crazy amounts on any component e.g. a gpu like the gtx titan, let's say medium to high end gaming, I will only be able to game at 1080p, no more than that since I only have an old plasma 50 inch from 2005 hooked to the computer I have now and it will be the same with he new build, and I don't have a computer monitor, so basically I'll be gaming on that.

Corsair Obsidian Series 350D Performance Micro ATX Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel CC-9011029-WW - Black
$99.99

ASUS Maximus VI GENE DDR3 1600 Intel Z87 LGA 1150 Motherboard
$199.99

Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz 6MB Cache Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80646I54670 - Intel
$218.97

EVGA GeForce GTX 770 Superclocked 2GB GDDR5 256bit, Dual-Link DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI,DP, SLI Ready Graphics Card (02G-P4-3771-KR) - EVGA
$389.99

WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX
$59.99

Kingston HyperX 3K 240 GB SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s Solid State Drive SH103S3/240G
$169.99

Corsair CX Series 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 744 Power Supply CX750M
$118.06

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3 240-Pin SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B - Corsair
$79.99

Subtotal: $1,336.97

These are all items I found on Amazon, but I will be able to order around 400 dollars there, because of some restrictions that I have in my country (Venezuela), so the rest I will have to buy in a retail store. I will be traveling to Miami by the end of this month, and I was thinking of buying the rest of the components in Bestbuy since I really don't know any other retail store there, well there's Walmart but I guess it's not very good for computer parts. Are there any good retail stores that offer variety and good prices in computer components in Miami, if so, which are they? I won't be able to order online, so it definitely needs to be in a store. Should I buy in Bestbuy or look somewhere else? I will be carrying everything back to my country by plane, of course the computer parts will be traveling as carry on luggage and the case as checked luggage, that's why I chose micro atx form factor, much easier to travel with. I was thinking about mini itx but I guess it's just too much of a hassle and it's just more difficult to find the parts here in my country should one of those parts fail.

So yes, if you could give me some advise, about the parts I chose (if you would change something for a better price/value) and about the store I can go to to buy the parts that I won't be able to order online.

Thanks in advance,
Antonio
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January 5, 2014 7:36:05 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wo24
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wo24/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wo24/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.02 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 Snow White ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1231.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-05 22:34 EST-0500)

-4gb 760 which if you want you can switch out with a 2gb 770
-A really nice 80+ gold power supply
-Case is really nice, have it personally just in a different color (black/blue)
If you have any more questions please let me know
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June 17, 2014 1:41:29 AM

this should be ok with ur budget
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Z3zCFT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Z3zCFT/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Dominator 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1182.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-17 04:40 EDT-0400
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