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February 7, 2014 10:25:30 AM

This is my first build and I had someone at work help me come up with us. I was just asking what you guys thought of the build and any recommendations for the better performance. I also got the 4770k from a friend for $280 brand new so it's not completely $1500 build. This build will include a wireless adapter estimated at $50.

I will be using this mostly for gaming.

Let me know what you think, thanks.

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

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1440.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 13:23 EST-0500)
February 7, 2014 10:42:09 AM

Basketball7723 said:
This is my first build and I had someone at work help me come up with us. I was just asking what you guys thought of the build and any recommendations for the better performance. I also got the 4770k from a friend for $280 brand new so it's not completely $1500 build. This build will include a wireless adapter estimated at $50.

I will be using this mostly for gaming.

Let me know what you think, thanks.

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

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1440.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 13:23 EST-0500)


You don't need i7 for gaming. You will see no difference from using a i5 or i7 for gaming. Also, get a cheaper motherboard. With the extra money from those two, grab a GTX 780. You should be focusing more on your GPU if this is a gaming purpose rig.
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February 7, 2014 10:47:03 AM

I already have the i7 in my possession. I got it for a deal, so I went ahead and took it. Also, it is mainly for gaming but I am using it for work related things as well.

Thank you for your input so far.
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February 7, 2014 10:50:07 AM

get the asus hero, it OCs better than the saber tooth.
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February 7, 2014 11:03:08 AM

Anything other than it OC's better?

Thank you for your input.
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February 7, 2014 11:06:27 AM

Well it is just as high of quality at a lower price, better OCin means it power phases are better, better power management and more efficient. Feature wise they are similar.
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