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Check my build: Gaming PC. First ever build.

I've been researching on parts and how to build a computer for the last few weeks, and over the last few nights I've picked out the parts I thought were ideal for a gaming system; which should hopefully last me for several years to come. So far I've sourced all the parts from a local hardware seller in New Zealand (Paradigm PC's). Any comments or suggestions would be helpful, Thanks!

http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/user/indysavvy/saved/40Cu

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($433.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($172.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($156.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($148.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($148.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($237.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Storage: Seagate SV35.5 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($570.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($277.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($170.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($43.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($157.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($264.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Keyboard: SteelSeries 6Gv2 Wired Standard Keyboard ($158.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For $100.00)
Headphones: Logitech G930 7.1 Channel Headset (Purchased For $169.00)
Total: $3304.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-11 14:35 NZDT+1300)
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  1. Same performance and saves you a couple hundred dollars. Good choice on the 4770 and 770, will definitely last you a long time :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($433.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($65.36 @ Ascent Technology)
    Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($156.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($249.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($237.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Storage: Seagate SV35.5 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($570.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($277.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($135.24 @ Aquila Technology)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($43.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($157.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($264.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Keyboard: SteelSeries 6Gv2 Wired Standard Keyboard ($158.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For $100.00)
    Headphones: Logitech G930 7.1 Channel Headset (Purchased For $169.00)
    Total: $3115.60
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-11 15:07 NZDT+1300)
  2. HiTechObsessed said:
    Same performance and saves you a couple hundred dollars. Good choice on the 4770 and 770, will definitely last you a long time :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($433.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($65.36 @ Ascent Technology)
    Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($156.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($249.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($237.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Storage: Seagate SV35.5 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($570.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($277.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($135.24 @ Aquila Technology)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($43.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($157.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($264.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Keyboard: SteelSeries 6Gv2 Wired Standard Keyboard ($158.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For $100.00)
    Headphones: Logitech G930 7.1 Channel Headset (Purchased For $169.00)
    Total: $3115.60
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-11 15:07 NZDT+1300)

    Thanks, these suggestions helped alot! I've reduced the total cost by $159 ($3304.00 down to $3145.00).

    First off I switched out the current video cards I had, for the Rip Jaws. ($-47)

    I removed the CPU Cooler, as a user on another of my posts said that my CPU and motherboard doesn't allow over-clocking, and therefore I wouldn't need the CPU cooler. My case also comes with bundled fans, so the inside should be kept cool enough I would hope. ($-172)
    The user also recommended that I use a cheaper hard drive which performs the same ($-12).
    http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/203m3t/build_ready_gaming_pc_first_ever_build/

    However I decided that I wanted a better keyboard, so I upgraded that. (+$72)

    Here's my updated list: http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/user/indysavvy/saved/40Cu

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($433.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($156.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($249.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($237.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($570.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($277.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($170.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($43.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($157.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($264.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
    Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($230.00)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For $100.00)
    Headphones: Logitech G930 7.1 Channel Headset (Purchased For $169.00)
    Total: $3145.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-11 18:36 NZDT+1300)
  3. Best answer
    That looks good to me. I like to add some kind of aftermarket cooler simply because it will be much quieter, especially when you're paying this much money, but that's of course your call. It's gonna be a hell of a build, and give you great performance :)
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