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January 12, 2014 5:10:38 PM

Hey, I've never built a PC before so I'm completely open to advice and suggestions on this.

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 4GB

Mobo: MSI Z87-GD65

HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866

CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-TB CPU Cooler

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Disk drive: LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo Drive Model UH12NS29

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W (hoping this will be enough extra power to support two GTX 770s in SLI when the time comes)

Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Anything fundamentally wrong there? (compatibility, etc)
The price for the above parts is about $1348 including shipping. Can I do better somehow for the same price?
Any miscellaneous suggestions? (I could go up a couple of hundred bucks but only if there's a really very good reason)

Thanks!

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a c 392 4 Gaming
January 12, 2014 5:13:46 PM

Change the PSU. It is LOW quality. Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic is what you want.

Your CPU and motherboard and not compatible. You need an i5 4670k for that motherboard.

Change the cooler to a coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO.

The case is HUGE and completely unnecessary.

Everything else looks fine.
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January 12, 2014 5:32:33 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Al7L
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Al7L/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Al7L/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($182.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($90.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($122.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1308.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-12 20:29 EST-0500)
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a c 392 4 Gaming
January 12, 2014 5:34:53 PM

cookieninja said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Al7L
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Al7L/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Al7L/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($182.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($90.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($122.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1308.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-12 20:29 EST-0500)


This is a good option but a 780 can easily be had on this budget.
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January 12, 2014 5:44:01 PM

tiny voices said:
cookieninja said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Al7L
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Al7L/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Al7L/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($182.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($90.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($122.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1308.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-12 20:29 EST-0500)


This is a good option but a 780 can easily be had on this budget.


YES that why i did some editing

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2AlA8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2AlA8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2AlA8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($90.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($500.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 CA-PH530-B1 Black ATX Full Tower Case ($121.49 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1350.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-12 20:43 EST-0500)
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a c 392 4 Gaming
January 12, 2014 5:53:11 PM

cookieninja said:
tiny voices said:
cookieninja said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Al7L
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Al7L/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Al7L/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($182.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($90.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($122.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1308.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-12 20:29 EST-0500)


This is a good option but a 780 can easily be had on this budget.


YES that why i did some editing

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2AlA8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2AlA8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2AlA8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($90.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($500.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 CA-PH530-B1 Black ATX Full Tower Case ($121.49 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1350.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-12 20:43 EST-0500)


Looks good EXCEPT the RAM. You NEED 1.5v RAM with a Haswell CPU. It didn't matter so much before but you can fry the memory controller MUCH easier with the Haswell chips.
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