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Is this a good gaming build for around $1000-$1100?

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February 17, 2014 2:03:57 PM

I have come up with a list of parts that I want to use in my first PC build. Since this is my first time spending this much money on anything computer related, I want to make sure I'm getting the best value for my money. Any comments or suggestions on where I can improve the build are appreciated.

I want this rig to be able to handle any current game at very high to ultra settings. Aside from gaming, I will also be using this rig for photo editing, watching movies, and music production. I already have a 1080p monitor, keyboard and mouse. I intend on purchasing Windows 7. If Windows 8 is an improvement at all I will buy it instead.

PARTS LIST

CPU
Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-I chose the 4670 instead of the 4670k because I have no interest in overclocking

Motherboard
MSI Z87-G55 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
-I went with a Z87 board instead of a cheaper H87 board because even though the 4670 can't be overclocked, I prefer the layout and increased amount of inputs on Z87 boards.

Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU
ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage
SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU
Antec TruePower Classic series TP-650C 650W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive
LG Internal Super Multi Drive 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model GH24NSB0 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case
Crafted Series Phantom 410 Mid Tower ATX Computer Case - Black
http://www.microcenter.com/product/381663/Crafted_Serie...

All said and done this build will cost $1098.91 before rebates. After rebates the cost will be $1058.91.

Thanks for any input!

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February 17, 2014 2:09:14 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Saves you a little, I have a 500w type of these and it's amazing, quiet and efficient
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February 17, 2014 2:09:59 PM

There are also H87 mainboards for crossfire and z87 cost more because they are for overclocking. Also Crossfire is not very effective and has issues and a single GPU is better. You could add the Cooler Master 212 Evo for better cooling because the stock fan is not very good.
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February 17, 2014 2:18:34 PM

That PSU looks good. Is it worth paying the extra 20 bucks for the "GOLD" certified Antec one that I picked out? If not I might go with the Corsair one. Thanks for the help.
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February 17, 2014 2:28:47 PM

I just noticed that the RAM I picked out is "Low Voltage". Is this important at all? Will it affect performance?
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February 17, 2014 3:48:44 PM

Since you mention that the stock cooler isn't that great, I've been looking around at coolers and found this one. Is it good?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's more expensive than the Cooler Master one, but I like the looks and the blue LED so much that I'd be willing to pay more for this one. Plus, if I go with the Corsair PSU instead, I'll be saving $20 and that will make up for the added expense of the more expensive CPU cooler.
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February 18, 2014 2:29:30 AM

Looks like a good cooler with nice optic.
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