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Best Priced Gaming System Build (2014) with no Overclocking

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February 3, 2014 5:58:42 AM


I'm currently looking into buying individual parts to build the best gaming PC (that will run all current games on 3 1080p monitors) and hopefully run future games for a few years. I do not want to spend more than $1500. I also am trying not to OC. I am not 100% opposed to it, but I want to get as much out of stock settings as possible.

Can someone please tell me if this build will accomplish everything that I need? Would you recommend any changes? Again, this computer will be used for gaming and everyday use. No video editing, etc. Lastly, I noticed I can get a prebuilt computer with pretty much the same specs from ibuypower or cyberpower. In that case, I won't have to buy all the parts from different sites and assemble it myself; but, I want to know, is that the wise thing to do? I've never tried a prebuilt system and am a little gun-shy.

Thank you!
February 3, 2014 6:07:14 AM

The setup you have is fine, maybe if your buying new, you should go for a haswell cpu. If you are not overclocking you should go for a cpu without the K, the K versions have an unlocked multiplier which is easily overclocked
February 3, 2014 6:11:28 AM

MurrayA said:
This should suit you well

My only concern with that is the 2GB 770. Is that enough to run a 3 monitor setup with decent performance? I know in my build I've got the 3570k and saying I don't want to OC, but I feel the small price jump is warranted in the event i ever do want to OC.

And lastly, I should have mentioned this before, but I really want a 256gb SSD if possible. I had an SSD before (got rid of that machine), recently started using a budget gaming PC with a HDD and I can't do it. I have other HDDs lying around for storage since the 256GB won't really cut it for all my games.
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February 3, 2014 6:16:30 AM

I think the GTX 780 is selling for a good price and is worth the jump, the GTX 780 is much faster than the GTX770. Your specs look amazing for the price:) 

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February 3, 2014 6:24:25 AM

When you are running 3 monitors, you will find yourself running out of GDDR5 ram pretty quick with only 2GB.
I would recommend this, as it is currently the best for 3 monitors.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.23 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1500.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-03 09:22 EST-0500)