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February 7, 2014 1:23:13 PM

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX760 SuperClocked w/EVGA ACX Cooler 2GB GDDR5 256bit, Dual-Link DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI,DP, SLI Ready Graphics Card (02G-P4-2765-KR) Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2765-KR ($250)


MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 OC 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card N760 TF 2GD5/OC ($265)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.4 GHZ 6 MB Cache ($220)

PSU:Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze (TX750) ($120)

Motherboard: MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z87-GD65 GAMING ($190)

Case: *HELP*
Rosewill Blackhawk ($70)
Corsair Carbide 500R ($130)
Corsair Graphite 230T ($70)

RAM: *HELP* CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R ($85)

CPU Cooler: *HELP*
Corsair Hydro Series H110 280 mm High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler ($110)


Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2) ($35)


Noctua 6 Dual Heatpipe with 140mm/120mm Dual SSO Bearing Fans CPU Cooler NH-D14 - ($80)

Storage:Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE250BW ($160)


Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop 3.5" Hard Drive ($100)

This is compiled from feedback from my first thread, and I wanted to get even more variety from the community before I begin my planning.

I have no idea what fans, radiators, airflow configurations to use, feedback would be appreciated.

I plan to use this rig for gaming, but I also add the 16GB of RAM for a bit more flexibility in regular use.

I'm a bit reluctant on the storage options I've made. Please help me with those.

I'm somewhat amateur, where I've read articles and watch PC build guides, but I've never had the available resources to physically build my own.

All products and prices are from Amazon.

My budget would have to be around $1350, but if it HAS to, I could probably go anywhere up to $1450.

If there are any huge things incoming in the tech world, please tell me, as I don't want to end up being outdated within months of buying.

Also, if you think there's a monitor or speaker that would be well suited to my hardware and needs, as well as having longevity to go with this project, please include that in your response.

This project will need some long-term plotting, as I'm going to want to be able to stick with this rig for quite a long while, as $1200 is quite a large figure to me at this point in life.

Here's my PCPartPicker list:

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February 7, 2014 1:34:14 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($116.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1181.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 16:33 EST-0500)

February 7, 2014 1:38:20 PM

I know all the parts aren't amazon but you could get the same parts for similar prices at amazon. Also I forgot to add the optical drive but that is only 20 bucks.