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Need feedback on gaming build, about to order.

Pc for mostly gaming and streaming. Getting everything but mouse( love my razor naga ). Plan to sli in the future so I got a psu I thought could handle it. I know 16gb of memory is overkill but thats kind of the point with this build. Just looking for advice on compatability, brand choice and reliability. Would be willing to go with cheaper parts that will perform the same.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2HlGH) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2HlGH/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2HlGH/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74770k) | $279.99 @ Microcenter
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i) | $99.99 @ NCIX US
**Motherboard** | [Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-sabertoothz87) | $234.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmd16gx3m2a1866c9) | $214.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te250bw) | $169.98 @ OutletPC
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd1002faex) | $87.97 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp42884kr) | $709.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-750d) | $129.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-ax860i) | $189.99 @ NCIX US
**Optical Drive** | [Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-bc12b1stblkbas) | $59.00 @ Amazon
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $99.98 @ OutletPC
**Monitor** | [Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg248qe) | $263.98 @ Best Buy
**Keyboard** | [Corsair Vengeance K95 Wired Gaming Keyboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-keyboard-ch9000020na) | $147.98 @ Amazon
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $2688.82
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-25 12:34 EST-0500 |
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  1. It looks good man, normally a lot of people invest into the bling (cases and coolers) before the hardware, but this is nicely balanced.
    I have a 4770k and a 780 (non TI) and I get around 90-130fps in BF4.
    Go for it!
  2. MFBLO96 said:
    It looks good man, normally a lot of people invest into the bling (cases and coolers) before the hardware, but this is nicely balanced.
    I have a 4770k and a 780 (non TI) and I get around 90-130fps in BF4.
    Go for it!


    Ya not really going for anything too flashy. I have been toying with the idea of getting the nvidia shield while they have the deal with the purchase of a 660 or higher card.That might put me over a little on the budget. So I might drop the motherboard for a Asus z87 pro and maybe even a non ti 780.
  3. Best answer
    MFBLO96 said:
    It looks good man, normally a lot of people invest into the bling (cases and coolers) before the hardware, but this is nicely balanced.
    I have a 4770k and a 780 (non TI) and I get around 90-130fps in BF4.
    Go for it!


    I've never seen anyone do that. Yeah I've seen people blow tons of dough on peripherals needlessly before investing in other parts (Razer's ridiculous $250 keyboard w/LCD being one of them).

    4770K isn't necessary for gaming - drop that to an i5 and invest more money in the GPU - on a $2600 budget you can get a dual GTX 780TI setup if you move things around. A BD-R isn't necessary either as games will never use the format. Everything now is cloud and online distribution, even the new consoles only use the discs for DRM verification. And no need to pay money for the Asus Sabertooth either - way too expensive and the thermal armor does nothing but trap heat and recirculate it. The Corsair keyboard is also way overrated - I have the Gigabyte Osmium and I find it to be way better.
  4. sportfreak23 said:
    I've never seen anyone do that. Yeah I've seen people blow tons of dough on peripherals needlessly before investing in other parts (Razer's ridiculous $250 keyboard w/LCD being one of them).

    4770K isn't necessary for gaming - drop that to an i5 and invest more money in the GPU - on a $2600 budget you can get a dual GTX 780TI setup if you move things around. A BD-R isn't necessary either as games will never use the format. Everything now is cloud and online distribution, even the new consoles only use the discs for DRM verification. And no need to pay money for the Asus Sabertooth either - way too expensive and the thermal armor does nothing but trap heat and recirculate it. The Corsair keyboard is also way overrated - I have the Gigabyte Osmium and I find it to be way better.


    I went for the i7 because of the chance that more games will start to use hyperthreading in the near future. Would hate to be kicking myself in the next couple years for the choice I make now. Also while running sli 780 ti is very tempting to do right off the bat Im only using the one moniter and think that just 1 will be penty for some time and the more I look at the upcoming cards like the 790 Ill prob end up switching out for another single card or at least the 780 ti will have dropped in price significantly by the time I would need it.

    You raise a good point bout the sabertooth, have to admit I was a bit hasty in my decision on the mb. Thinking of going with the Asus Maximus VI Hero as of now. I got the blu-ray because I use my pc to watch movies on my tv via hdmi and the difference between prices for a dvd drive is alot less than what a stand alone blu-ray player will cost me. As fo the keyboard...well thats mostly personal preference. Being an mmo gamer the price difference is well worth the extra macro keys alone imo.
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