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January 8, 2014 5:04:16 AM

I want to build a PC for my family that games a lot, because our old one was a dell that had only 4gigs of ram and windows vista
Overclocking:to around 4.0 gigahertz
SLI: in the future
Parts preference: intel, nvidia
and I live near a microcenter so they are selling the 4770Ks for cheap.
I need everything except a monitor.
Here is my build
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2xIIU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2xIIU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2xIIU/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($156.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.09 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop Case ($146.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.98 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1576.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-08 08:01 EST-0500)

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January 8, 2014 5:29:39 AM

Better build is

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Macho-120 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.62 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop Case ($146.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Lightning 800W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1572.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-08 08:29 EST-0500)
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January 8, 2014 5:52:33 AM

ok thanks,I will see if more people respond for more results
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January 8, 2014 5:55:22 AM

For gaming you dont need i7 really and can spend on other stuff like SSD. So AxlFone build is better to my mind for gaming.
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January 8, 2014 6:01:12 AM

Couple things you need to understand. 4770k is not giving much performance boost.
So cheaper 4670k is "netter buy" If you have money to get 4770k do it.

MoBO is in my build cheaper. But it is good.

Memory was faster in my build.

PSU was better and bigger. It gives you chance to SLI 770┬Ęs if you want to do so in future.

My build did have big SSD. and bigger HDD. Bith are still really good.

My build did have better cpu cooler and it gives better OC and it is more silent than CM 212 EVO.

Just asking. What more do you want?

Oh yeah and there was gigabyte videocard. It do have better cooler and cheaper price than EVGA.
EVGA do have better warranty. It do not lose warranty if you want to put water block on it.
So if you do water cooled build EVGA or Zotac is better choice.
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January 8, 2014 6:03:23 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($167.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.92 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($17.50 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1646.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-08 09:01 EST-0500)

780 Ti, best single GPU right now. No i7 needed but if you get it for a good price get it. If you still want your case and bigger SSD get a 780 or 290 when the nin ref coolers come out.
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January 8, 2014 6:04:11 AM

I'd say that's a great build, the only thing I replace myself is a different power supply, as there are better psu's for the similar amount. Also might as well add an SSD for windows.
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January 8, 2014 6:04:16 AM

ok then i will choose your build,except that i will get a full modular PSU
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January 8, 2014 6:05:11 AM

Not a bad idea to go with an i7, it might be better for future if games take advantage of more than 4 cores.
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