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$1500 system build approval

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)
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. get the asus hero, it OCs better than the saber tooth.
  4. Anything other than it OC's better?

    Thank you for your input.
  5. Best answer
    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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