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$1300 USD Gaming Build

Preferably using a GTX 770. If you think another card is better feel free to explain why.
Thanks

I DO need: Windows 8.1

I do NOT need: Peripherals or Monitors.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34rYm
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34rYm/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34rYm/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($157.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.78 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1221.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-05 04:02 EST-0500)
  2. with gtx 780
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34rZx
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34rZx/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/34rZx/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($157.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.78 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($524.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1317.50
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-05 04:03 EST-0500)
  3. Performance wise, What is the main differences between Asrock z87 Exteme4 and MSI z87 G45?
    Also does that RAM perform well? I've never heard of that memory.
  4. Best answer
    performance wise both r same
    but msi has xtra features like gaming audio etc
    and that ram is good it has cas 8 at 1600mhz which is good from performance point of view
  5. Here is something for your budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.08 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1187.80
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-05 04:46 EST-0500)
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120XL 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($65.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($509.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1323.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-05 05:29 EST-0500)
    the GTX 780 is much stronger than the GTX 770 and this system has got water cooling for overclocking and still a very good looking small build
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