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1500$ Gaming build need advice please

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February 6, 2014 9:09:36 PM

This is what I came up with after some research

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2NXjs

I havent even looked at computers in years so im fairly ignorant to new tech but I wanna play all the big titles for the foreseeable future on ultra settings with no problems and I also wanna play movies on and tv shows on my tv via hdmi will this handle all that? And sorry for the huge runon sentence im typeing on my tablet.
February 6, 2014 9:14:04 PM

Wow, pretty killer build! I'm assuming you're playing at 1080P, but just in case, what resolution? Also, you need a better power supply, probably higher wattage too, but the CX series is not Corsair's highest quality, I would get a good high quality 700W power supply just to be safe.
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February 6, 2014 9:19:19 PM

looking good. you might want a cpu cooler... as haswell tends to run hot. and in the future you might want to overclock so it's not a bad idea to add one now. otherwise it looks tight. If you're playing at 1080p and 60fps, then that 780ti will probably overkill. you could save a lot of money by going with a base 780 or even a 770. The 780ti is more for 4k or 3 monitor setups.
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February 6, 2014 9:32:50 PM

If you are gaming on a 1080p 60Hz monitor then you don't need more than a 770. Also, 2x4GB RAM is plenty.

This is what I'd suggest:
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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($72.15 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($154.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.33 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1298.64
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February 10, 2014 9:43:32 PM

As someone mentioned, you do not need more than 8Gb of RAM for gaming. You will save about 70 dollars by getting two sticks of 4Gb RAM and you can put that money towards an ever nicer processor, the 4770k, or a better quality case like the HAF 922. Also, consider stepping down to a GTX 770. It will be plenty to play all the new games at ultra with 60-100 fps, at 1080p. In 3 or 4 years, if your frames are getting to low for comfort, just add another GTX 770 in SLI. Even with two 770s you will be spending less than you are now with one 780TI.

These are just my ideas; you already have a killer build. :) 
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March 1, 2014 11:07:49 PM

Im assuming you've already bought the parts, but on the slightest chance that you didnt......
My advice:

1. Change the gpu to a gtx 780, the 780 ti is un-necessary power.
2. With the $200 spared, upgrade the gpu to i7 4770k and get a better case like the cooler master storm enforcer.
3. Windows 8.1 gains around 5 fps in games so you might wanna change from win 7.
4. Change ram to crucial ballistix sport or g.skill ripsaws x. They r cheaper and have the same performance as corsair.
5. Get a 650w psu(fully modular). This leaves headroom for overclocking.

Now you should be ready :D 
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