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Building My First Gaming PC - Looking for a Little Help Please

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February 21, 2014 6:46:22 AM

I am building my first gaming PC and was hoping to get some input on the parts that I am currently looking at. I am trying to keep build under $1600 (I have Windows 8.1 and mouse).

I am hoping to avoid having to update anything for at least 2 years. Hoping the build will allow for new games to run on high settings.

Please see below for current parts that I am looking at and let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks in advance for any help.

- EVGA SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling GeForce GTX 770 02G-P4-2774-KR Video Card

- SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W Power Supply

- ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

- QTY 2 - G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

- SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

- Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

- Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz LGA 1150 Quad-Core Desktop Processor

- ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

- Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

- ASUS VG248QE Black 24" 144Hz 1ms (GTG) Widescreen LED Backlight LCD 3D Monitor Built-in Speakers

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February 21, 2014 7:03:21 AM

Nice build. Im building almost same PC as you but im going for Gibabyte 770oc Windofce 3x instead of Evga gtx 770 ACX. Windforce has more base and boost clocks, stays more cooler than ACX and is cheaper. Also get the 750w PSU it will give you some overhead if you want overclocking. save money on GPU and buy good 650-750w PSU.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 21, 2014 7:04:57 AM

This is a solid build! and it will run any game on ultra with 1080p!
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February 21, 2014 7:16:10 AM

yup, looks good
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February 21, 2014 7:52:35 AM

Thanks for the help guys. Now I guess the question is when and where to place the order. Is there any regular sales that are scheduled for some of the big sites like NewEgg or TigerDirect? Or is there another site I should be looking at?

When searching prices, I found that Amazon had lowest or near lowest prices and in my opinion, the best customer support...so that is probably where I will be ordering the majority of the components.

Thanks again!
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a b 4 Gaming
February 21, 2014 7:55:41 AM

You can find best prices here www.pcpartpicker.com
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March 10, 2014 9:35:08 PM

The EVGA CARD is better than the windforce. It is more overclockable in memory area and outperforms the windforce in a shootout in highest resolutions. But not by a lot, so whichever card is the cheapest of the two at the time of your build should be the determining factor there. As the gentlemen said previously with the gtx 7 series you need at least 600 watt psu. I HAVE A 770 AND RUNNING A 600WATT THERMALTAKE that cost me a whopping $49!! But I would not be able to sli. Memory everybody goes nuts for how fast it is, but my rule is what is the cl timing IE. 5-5-5-12. For me that is my deciding factor.
And quite frankly why not just go with the i7? Get a used one with the warranty in place and now you are future proofed, not to mention smoking fast/overclockable!! Have fun and good luck.
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