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February 26, 2014 2:47:29 PM

I want to build a gaming PC for around $1,000-$1,200. This is my current build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2WduQ I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for cases and if I need mid or full tower. Also if these parts look good or I should upgrade anything. This is my first time building a computer.

I just found this graphics card and was wondering if I should get it instead as it's only $50 more. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E5AEIKE/ref=ox_sc_a...

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a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2014 2:59:13 PM

Build looks good. And the 770 over the 760 is well and I mean well worth the upgrade now for $50. If your spending a grand, $50 more for that card is just a no brainer. I have that same one as well, and I love it. Ive got the 2gb model, I cant remember if that link was for the 4gb or not. But either way 770 evga sc is a very good card.
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a c 248 4 Gaming
February 26, 2014 3:00:46 PM

I would definitely go with the 770 if you can. Also moved it to Haswell, and included the Fractal Design Define R4:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87M-D3H 1.0 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($106.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($84.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($137.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $1187.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-26 18:00 EST-0500)
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February 26, 2014 3:23:32 PM

Thanks for the help. I wasn't sure what kind of power supply to get is 650W ok?
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a c 248 4 Gaming
February 26, 2014 5:27:04 PM

For that build 550w would be ok, but the 650 gives you plenty of room for upgrades and longevity :) 
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March 3, 2014 2:28:39 PM

Would I need extra cooling or would the case fans be enough? and whats the difference between a mid and full tower?
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a c 248 4 Gaming
March 3, 2014 2:42:48 PM

The difference is just the size, Mid is smaller than Full. Full tower usually has support for extended ATX motherboards and more expansion slots. You could get the ATX version of the motherboard listed above and that would be just fine. Or you could get a smaller case.
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March 3, 2014 2:50:53 PM

ok, what do you think about fans? And is the i5 fine? I did some research and the i7 didn't seem that much better unless I wanted dual monitors or something.
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a c 248 4 Gaming
March 3, 2014 2:53:33 PM

Only going with a single 770 and a 4670k you'd be fine with the ones that come with the case. If you plan on overclocking, you may thing about at least a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler, and maybe an extra intake fan for the front of the case.

The i5 is perfect for gaming, definitely not worth the extra $100 for the i7. I love my 4670k. I have a 4670k and 760 overclocked to near stock 770 levels, and I can play Ultra/Maxed in pretty much everything.
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March 3, 2014 3:29:21 PM

Is the 3570k fine or should i get 4670k?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 3, 2014 4:01:59 PM

whats the price difference where you live if its not much the 4670 but if its significant than the older 3570 will be able to do anything you are doing
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a b 4 Gaming
March 3, 2014 4:03:25 PM

And the gtx 770 can not play maxed out everything but is still very good i was trying to play far cry 3 and it would barely get 45 maxed out
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March 4, 2014 10:59:59 AM

Thanks everyone for the help, I might switch to the 4760k.
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