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Building a gaming pc and i have no idea what im doing

Hi everyone, as my title says i'm planning on building a gaming pc but i have no knowledge of building a rig or what components are the best bang for my buck right now. I have 1500$ to spend, but i don't have any peripherals or a copy of windows 7(or 8, which is better for gaming?)

I want to play BF4, Skyrim, Cryisis, DOTA 2 and a few other RTS and FPS games on at least high settings. I also plan on streaming games so something with good multitasking capabilities that can run multiple programs at once. I also plan on making this my home desktop for school.

This is my current budget but feel free to suggest any builds for a bit of a higher price if you feel i can get something substantially (or just plain better) better by shelling out a bit extra.

Any help, knowledge, ideas, or wisdom would be greatly appreciated, and thank you very much in advance :D

PS sorry for the wall of text
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  1. Do you have a screen?
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    I left over a $100 for peripherals.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: BenQ GL2450HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1372.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-12 03:38 EST-0500)
  3. first off thanks for the quick response time! this build looks really good (with the little knowledge i have i dare to say this)and you even kept it on the lower side of my budget. Thanks a ton for the build!

    is there anything i might need to buy to complete my build? ie cables/connectors, or that little anti static bracelet?
  4. Do you per chance live near a Microcenter? (look it up http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/ ) If so, you can save a bundle on the CPU/Mobo - they are usually $100 or so cheaper than newegg.
  5. itsCorrosive said:
    first off thanks for the quick response time! this build looks really good (with the little knowledge i have i dare to say this)and you even kept it on the lower side of my budget. Thanks a ton for the build!

    is there anything i might need to buy to complete my build? ie cables/connectors, or that little anti static bracelet?


    Anything you need to build the PC comes with. Or actually a static bracelet doesn't, but there are other alternatives for that.
    Check this guy out, he have done tons of videos showing how he put computers together: http://www.youtube.com/user/LinusTechTips/
  6. thanks for the tip! there actually is one within driving distance from my house, but they only have the i7 4770 clocked at 3.4 ghz would that be a noticeable difference?
  7. 4770 can't be overclocked. So if you choose 4770 you might aswell go for another motherboard and another CPU cooler.
  8. vmN said:
    4770 can't be overclocked. So if you choose 4770 you might aswell go for another motherboard and another CPU cooler.


    ah okay thank you, ill do a bit of research on overclocking and see whats suits me best :D thank you for the help, its very appreciated
  9. itsCorrosive said:
    vmN said:
    4770 can't be overclocked. So if you choose 4770 you might aswell go for another motherboard and another CPU cooler.


    ah okay thank you, ill do a bit of research on overclocking and see whats suits me best :D thank you for the help, its very appreciated

    np
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