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February 2, 2014 8:26:59 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow 2/3/14

Budget Range: $2000 - After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming , Internet , Video Transcoding

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Springfield, MO

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1080p or 1440p haven't decided

Additional Comments: None

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February 2, 2014 8:39:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: PNY XLR8 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($110.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Windows7HomeBasic ($79.00)
Total: $1359.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-02 23:36 EST-0500)

change/add as you will, though i wouldn't spend anymore on the CPU and PSU at least. if you do decide to get a 1440p monitor, consider getting a 290 or 290X with a custom cooler for better performance at that res.
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February 2, 2014 8:50:13 PM

what is the best memory speed for gaming? i will be overclocking the CPU as much as possible.
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February 2, 2014 9:17:59 PM

for the money; 1866, though differences are negligible over 1600, most people go with whichever is cheaper. trying get more than 1866 requires it to be OCed. you may or may not see some problems when that's the case.

as for CPU OCing; all comes down on your luck & how good of a chip you're getting. considering your budget, i guess you have a bit of room for a higher end motherboard if everything else looks fine. i wouldn't spend more than $180 but that's really up to your fancy.
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February 2, 2014 10:01:52 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($495.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 CA-PH530-B1 Black ATX Full Tower Case ($119.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($549.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $2235.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 01:01 EST-0500)
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February 2, 2014 10:04:26 PM

I had a few questions. On the CPU cooler is that a good choice or H105 or something else? Video Card - which is better that one or the Asus Direct CU II version? Monitor - is that the best monitor for Gaming at 1440p in IPS Panel? Thanks for any advice i get :) 
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February 2, 2014 10:37:54 PM

i honestly wouldn't spend THAT much on a PSU, considering you have no plans to get another card to SLI. the PSU i linked would still be more than plenty. and even if you do have a change of heart to SLI, you're really not going to need 860W 80+ Gold certified. 750W 80+ Bronze from any of the tier 2 from this list would handle it well; http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

not a fan of all-in-one liquid coolers like corsairs Hydro series. but i guess you got the funds for it.

on second thought i can't recommend getting an expensive motherboard if you want to include a 1440p monitor in your budget. that motherboard is far too overpriced for it to come with an 8+2 power design. consider an Asrock Z87 Extreme6 (or even the extreme4) for 10+2 power phase. at the very least, the price is worth it.

as for the monitor, dunno it's the best, but you don't exactly have a lot of affordable choices for a quality 1440p IPS monitor
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