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March 7, 2014 8:01:12 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($146.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($349.99)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $100.00)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1586.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 22:33 EST-0500)

My first gaming PC parts. This will be my ever first computer I built myself. What do you think of it? And is there anything I should do to make it better? Thanks.

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March 7, 2014 8:07:40 PM

I like to looks of it! But do some more research on the gfx card, like look around for a better deal. my PC has a 760 and it runds most games on high, older games on ultra ect...
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March 7, 2014 8:18:38 PM

Looks good, should do anything you want with it
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March 7, 2014 8:36:48 PM

If gaming is your prime objective, drop the i7. Get the i5-4670k. Get a bit cheaper case. That PSU is overkill. Do you want to SLI or something later? That cooler is recommended if you want a quieter system. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo provides near same performance at half the price. 8GB RAM is enough. All the money saved here should be invested in a better GPU. Here is an altered build for you-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($146.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.09 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1474.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 23:36 EST-0500)
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March 7, 2014 8:37:29 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Looks good, should do anything you want with it


Do you believe it will run games on ultra without a problem?
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March 7, 2014 8:48:53 PM

Many if not most, yes at 1080, the 770 is a good strong card
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March 7, 2014 9:04:49 PM

verma1891 said:
If gaming is your prime objective, drop the i7. Get the i5-4670k. Get a bit cheaper case. That PSU is overkill. Do you want to SLI or something later? That cooler is recommended if you want a quieter system. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo provides near same performance at half the price. 8GB RAM is enough. All the money saved here should be invested in a better GPU. Here is an altered build for you-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($146.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.09 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1474.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 23:36 EST-0500)


I like the alterations but I plan on keeping the i7 as I do multitask a lot on my computer and it isn't just for straight gaming. I plan to stream and video edit when possible. And I have already purchased the case. I do like the fact that I can get the 780 though. Is 8GB really enough for a computer that will be streaming, gaming and coding? And I rather have 1 powerful GPU as opposed to SLI or CrossFire. As for the cooler I might look into the Hyper 212 because I do not believe I will heavily overclock it anytime soon...but I will consider the Hyper 212 as another choice.
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March 7, 2014 9:10:47 PM

Anthonyx978 said:
verma1891 said:
If gaming is your prime objective, drop the i7. Get the i5-4670k. Get a bit cheaper case. That PSU is overkill. Do you want to SLI or something later? That cooler is recommended if you want a quieter system. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo provides near same performance at half the price. 8GB RAM is enough. All the money saved here should be invested in a better GPU. Here is an altered build for you-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($146.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.09 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1474.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 23:36 EST-0500)


I like the alterations but I plan on keeping the i7 as I do multitask a lot on my computer and it isn't just for straight gaming. I plan to stream and video edit when possible. And I have already purchased the case. I do like the fact that I can get the 780 though. Is 8GB really enough for a computer that will be streaming, gaming and coding? And I rather have 1 powerful GPU as opposed to SLI or CrossFire. As for the cooler I might look into the Hyper 212 because I do not believe I will heavily overclock it anytime soon...but I will consider the Hyper 212 as another choice.


Ok, keep the i7. But 8 GB is really enough. If you dont want to OC heavily, get the 212. Also, with NO sli, get the PSU I recommended.
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March 7, 2014 9:12:14 PM

The 780 will be much better, as for the Hyper 212, it should keep you happy up through 4.4-4.5 unless you go running 24/7, that's what I ran on mine (in sig) till the GTS V8s were released....With your other uses, might seriously give thought to 16GB, 1866 is still good, 2133 would prob make you happier with the multi-tasking and video work
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March 7, 2014 10:11:25 PM

verma1891 said:
Anthonyx978 said:
verma1891 said:
If gaming is your prime objective, drop the i7. Get the i5-4670k. Get a bit cheaper case. That PSU is overkill. Do you want to SLI or something later? That cooler is recommended if you want a quieter system. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo provides near same performance at half the price. 8GB RAM is enough. All the money saved here should be invested in a better GPU. Here is an altered build for you-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($146.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.09 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1474.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 23:36 EST-0500)


I like the alterations but I plan on keeping the i7 as I do multitask a lot on my computer and it isn't just for straight gaming. I plan to stream and video edit when possible. And I have already purchased the case. I do like the fact that I can get the 780 though. Is 8GB really enough for a computer that will be streaming, gaming and coding? And I rather have 1 powerful GPU as opposed to SLI or CrossFire. As for the cooler I might look into the Hyper 212 because I do not believe I will heavily overclock it anytime soon...but I will consider the Hyper 212 as another choice.


Ok, keep the i7. But 8 GB is really enough. If you dont want to OC heavily, get the 212. Also, with NO sli, get the PSU I recommended.


Alright so I've considered possibly getting 8 GB Ram, the Hyper Evo 212, GTX 780, and the PSU you suggested. If i were to make those changes would my computer be still as good as the one I previously listed ? Would it still be functional for all my gaming and video streaming(twitchTV streaming) and video edits? And What kind of PSU would you suggest that would be a silver or higher 80 plus?
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March 7, 2014 10:23:42 PM

verma1891 said:
Anthonyx978 said:
verma1891 said:
If gaming is your prime objective, drop the i7. Get the i5-4670k. Get a bit cheaper case. That PSU is overkill. Do you want to SLI or something later? That cooler is recommended if you want a quieter system. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo provides near same performance at half the price. 8GB RAM is enough. All the money saved here should be invested in a better GPU. Here is an altered build for you-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($146.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.09 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1474.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 23:36 EST-0500)


I like the alterations but I plan on keeping the i7 as I do multitask a lot on my computer and it isn't just for straight gaming. I plan to stream and video edit when possible. And I have already purchased the case. I do like the fact that I can get the 780 though. Is 8GB really enough for a computer that will be streaming, gaming and coding? And I rather have 1 powerful GPU as opposed to SLI or CrossFire. As for the cooler I might look into the Hyper 212 because I do not believe I will heavily overclock it anytime soon...but I will consider the Hyper 212 as another choice.


Ok, keep the i7. But 8 GB is really enough. If you dont want to OC heavily, get the 212. Also, with NO sli, get the PSU I recommended.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($146.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $100.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.09 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1566.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-08 01:46 EST-0500)

My improvised build with your provisions. Do you think this will work better than the first build I had ?
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March 7, 2014 10:34:57 PM

Anthonyx978 said:
verma1891 said:
Anthonyx978 said:
verma1891 said:
If gaming is your prime objective, drop the i7. Get the i5-4670k. Get a bit cheaper case. That PSU is overkill. Do you want to SLI or something later? That cooler is recommended if you want a quieter system. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo provides near same performance at half the price. 8GB RAM is enough. All the money saved here should be invested in a better GPU. Here is an altered build for you-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($146.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.09 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1474.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 23:36 EST-0500)


I like the alterations but I plan on keeping the i7 as I do multitask a lot on my computer and it isn't just for straight gaming. I plan to stream and video edit when possible. And I have already purchased the case. I do like the fact that I can get the 780 though. Is 8GB really enough for a computer that will be streaming, gaming and coding? And I rather have 1 powerful GPU as opposed to SLI or CrossFire. As for the cooler I might look into the Hyper 212 because I do not believe I will heavily overclock it anytime soon...but I will consider the Hyper 212 as another choice.


Ok, keep the i7. But 8 GB is really enough. If you dont want to OC heavily, get the 212. Also, with NO sli, get the PSU I recommended.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($146.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $100.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.09 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1566.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-08 01:23 EST-0500)

My improvised build with your provisions. Do you think this will work better than the first build I had ?

This system will perform better in the graphics department as it has the gtx 780. Also, you save money on things that you dont at all require. If you are even a bit skeptical about RAM, its not a big issue and can be upgraded anytime. However I dont think you would be needing to upgrade it.
So, yes its a great build!!
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March 7, 2014 10:45:32 PM

verma1891 said:
Anthonyx978 said:
verma1891 said:
Anthonyx978 said:
verma1891 said:
If gaming is your prime objective, drop the i7. Get the i5-4670k. Get a bit cheaper case. That PSU is overkill. Do you want to SLI or something later? That cooler is recommended if you want a quieter system. Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo provides near same performance at half the price. 8GB RAM is enough. All the money saved here should be invested in a better GPU. Here is an altered build for you-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($146.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.09 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1474.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 23:36 EST-0500)


I like the alterations but I plan on keeping the i7 as I do multitask a lot on my computer and it isn't just for straight gaming. I plan to stream and video edit when possible. And I have already purchased the case. I do like the fact that I can get the 780 though. Is 8GB really enough for a computer that will be streaming, gaming and coding? And I rather have 1 powerful GPU as opposed to SLI or CrossFire. As for the cooler I might look into the Hyper 212 because I do not believe I will heavily overclock it anytime soon...but I will consider the Hyper 212 as another choice.


Ok, keep the i7. But 8 GB is really enough. If you dont want to OC heavily, get the 212. Also, with NO sli, get the PSU I recommended.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($146.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $100.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.09 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1566.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-08 01:23 EST-0500)

My improvised build with your provisions. Do you think this will work better than the first build I had ?

This system will perform better in the graphics department as it has the gtx 780. Also, you save money on things that you dont at all require. If you are even a bit skeptical about RAM, its not a big issue and can be upgraded anytime. However I dont think you would be needing to upgrade it.
So, yes its a great build!!


Ok and one more thing. What other PSU would you suggest that is Haswell ready and fully modular?
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