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January 18, 2014 12:30:33 PM

hey! I am new to building a gaming rig, Can anyone tell me how if these are compatable? Also, any changes or modifications you would make while keeping the same budget?
Intel i5-4670K
Asrock Z87 Pro3
EVGA gtx 760 w/ Acx Cooler (2gb factory superclocked)
Corsair carbide series 500R case
EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750w PSU
Corsair Hydro Series H100i Water cooler
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD
WD blue 500 GB HDD
Samsung black sata DVD drive
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January 18, 2014 12:50:03 PM

Looks good. I would try to get a 770, however. You also need some RAM. Check out the G.Skill Sniper sieres, you will only need 8gb.
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January 18, 2014 1:10:03 PM

Thanks! I actually already bought the G.skill Sniper 8GB ram, i just forgot to include it! How much of a performance increase will i get for the extra money on that 770? I already told my wife how much i was going to spend, she may get pissed if i up the budget again(ha ha).
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January 18, 2014 1:15:16 PM

You will be able to play games at Ultra with the 770, and not with the 760. If you can squeeze in the extra $50 or so, grab a 770. Or, if you are ok with AMD, look at the R9 280X from ASUS.

This link will compare all 3 of the previously mentioned cards.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/R9_280X_Direct_...

760 v 770
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-770-vs-GeForce-GTX-...

And a forum about the same question
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1847383/gtx-760-...
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January 18, 2014 1:23:22 PM

One other change that I would make is the PSU. You don't need 750 watts unless you will be doing SLI in the future, and it doesn't sound like you will be. a solid 550watt unit (if the GPU is a 760) or a 650watt unit (if you are going to run a 770 or R9 280X). Get any EVGE, SeaSonic, XFX, or Corsair unit, or anything in tiers 1 and 2 + 2b from this list.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
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January 18, 2014 1:30:04 PM

I did a bit more research, and the R9 is a bit too expensive. Try either this 770 or this 770. Both are great cards, made by great manufacturers. ld personally go for the ASUS card, because it has that metal backplate, making the card more rigid.
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