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January 28, 2014 10:10:17 AM

For high quality gaming at a stable fps (60) on games such as BF4 and Arma 3.
This is my first PC build, am I missing anything important, do I need more RAM or is one item not powerful enough to keep up with another. Please offer any suggestions or improvements to this build. Keeping the price range +/- $1000

Carbide Series® 300R Windowed Compact PC Gaming Case
GeForce GTX 760
Intel Core i5 4670K
Corsair H60 Liquid CPU Cooler
XFX PRO 750W
Neutron Series™ GTX 120GB SATA 3 6Gb/s SSD
ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA LGA1150 Intel Z87 4xDDR3

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January 28, 2014 10:19:53 AM

That H60 is weak (only looks cool) save some $$ and get the Coolermaster EVO Hyper 212 (Under $30). Not familiar with that SSD Either (shop for the top tier http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-...)

Also, can't run this rig without memory. Try working with at 8GB for this Rig. If you're aren't looking to do SLI this righ might be a bit much for you (would wast lots of perks if you're not going to use them)

Best Luck
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a b 4 Gaming
January 28, 2014 10:20:32 AM

you can drop your psu to like 550w or 600w, you can drop down to asus maximus vi hero instead of formula, get a 2x4gb (8gb) ram like g.skill or corsair vengeance. here is an example:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($103.04 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Grey ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $979.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-28 13:20 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
January 28, 2014 10:24:52 AM

You are probably over-budgeting on the motherboard. Might look into the ASUS Maximus Hero, the low-end of the ROG parts, but it takes everything I have thrown at it so far.

2x4GB of DDR3 @ 1866 or 2133 is reasonable for this build. Be sure to pick a kit with a low CAS number and at 1.5volts.

There are cheap air coolers that perform better then the H60. Xigmatek Gaia, Cooler Master Hyper Evo 212, and other large rifle coolers between $30-40.
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January 28, 2014 10:27:35 AM

Pretty good but you don't list how much RAM you are going for. 8GB is plenty for gaming, 16 is good for the future if you can afford it. Zero need to go over 1866MHz, CL9 (or 10 if you save a lot).

Waaay too much for the mobo as it gets you no fps increase over something like a Asus Z87-PLUS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd take the money saved and put it into a better GPU like a 770.

Also could use a 250GB SSD and keep all games there.

The H60 doesn't get you anything over a cheap air cooler like the Gaia or Hyper 212 but costs more.
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January 28, 2014 10:52:27 AM

This build is going to be bought over time when sales are on for the parts. If I was going to do SLI, what would be the equivalent to a 770, Or if possible cheaper and better.
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January 28, 2014 11:33:54 AM

You wouldn't want to build to a GTX 770 (you are best, just purchasing it, due to heat and Watts on a SLI set up and to poin that you would need to buy a new PSU for a SLI (doubt 550W would be enough).

If you are not doing higher that 1080p Max settings, a GTX 760 is good enough Or (R9 270).
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