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$2000 Gaming build!! First Build!! Plz look over to make sure everything is alright!!!

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March 10, 2014 6:54:58 PM

Heres my build and i was just wondering how it looked and if you would change anything!! This would be my first computer build and i am a total newb to the build your own computer world. so if anybody sees anything wrong here please let me know. thank you guys in advance

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37J3y) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37J3y/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37J3y/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
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**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74770k) | $319.99 @ Amazon
**CPU Cooler** | [Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhu14s) | $73.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87pro) | $179.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Memory** | [Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit8g3d...) | $136.67 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...) | $208.95 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $100.00 @ NCIX US
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp42784k...) | $489.99 @ NCIX US
**Case** | [Cooler Master Storm Trooper (White) ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-sgc5000...) | $169.99 @ TigerDirect
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-x850) | $181.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) | $15.99 @ Microcenter
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1967.50

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a c 268 4 Gaming
March 10, 2014 6:59:13 PM

Upgrades you to the 780 Ti and makes it cheaper :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($73.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Avexir Standard Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($100.00 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($669.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1949.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 21:58 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 10, 2014 7:02:20 PM

HiTechObsessed said:
Upgrades you to the 780 Ti and makes it cheaper :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($73.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Avexir Standard Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($100.00 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($669.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1949.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 21:58 EDT-0400)


+1 ^This. And if the OP is near a MicroCenter...even more savings on the CPU + Motherboard.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 10, 2014 7:02:44 PM

Here Just Made it Better :p  !!!!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($295.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($92.04 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1902.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 22:02 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 10, 2014 7:11:31 PM

TheUnknownPC said:
Here Just Made it Better :p  !!!!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($295.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($92.04 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1902.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 22:02 EDT-0400)


I dig the mobo...but how can going from a 780ti, to a 780 make it better? Also, 4770K is wasted money on a gaming rig. 4670K is the way to go. I'd recommend a Corsair H100 to go with it.
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a c 268 4 Gaming
March 10, 2014 7:21:20 PM

Yeah, spending WAY too much money on an 1150 board, good lord lol

i7 is the way to go at this budget, although you're right, not much improvement. The i7 will be better for the future though. And the U14S is a great cooler, and much quieter than the AIO coolers.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 10, 2014 7:22:35 PM

toddybody said:
TheUnknownPC said:
Here Just Made it Better :p  !!!!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($295.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($92.04 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1902.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 22:02 EDT-0400)


I dig the mobo...but how can going from a 780ti, to a 780 make it better? Also, 4770K is wasted money on a gaming rig. 4670K is the way to go. I'd recommend a Corsair H100 to go with it.



Here Than This IS BETTER!!!!


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($295.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($92.04 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2012.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-10 22:21 EDT-0400)
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