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March 11, 2014 1:18:55 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU: Silverstone Strider Essential 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Here's a look at my build on pcpartpicker in a monetary perspective (disregard the SSD) http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37S6r

Some feedback on enhancing any parts within the same price range will be much appreciated. I've found the i5-4670k for $190 on Microcenter, so a deduction of $60 is included.

Final price: ~$878

Is this build completely compatible? Am I getting the most of out of this $878? Also, if I were to add another video card, will the 600W PSU be a safe buy (with the additional wattage from the fans on the case and water cooler).

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March 11, 2014 1:26:45 AM

It is all compatible but its not the best for the $900 price. This: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37SlE would be a better build. I see that you got overclocking capable components, so will you be overclocking? If not, you do not need a Z87 chipset motherboard.
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March 11, 2014 2:56:28 PM

H4X3R said:
It is all compatible but its not the best for the $900 price. This: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/37SlE would be a better build. I see that you got overclocking capable components, so will you be overclocking? If not, you do not need a Z87 chipset motherboard.


You're suggesting that I go with Asus rather than the MSI video card? I don't plan on having it overclocked, so which the motherboard would you suggest?
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March 12, 2014 1:06:58 AM

I suggest you get a H87 chipset motherboard. This (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) will allow you further expansion while also fitting well with the colour scheme of the graphics card. If you can find an R9 280X for about the same price (preferably from Asus or Sapphire) i suggest you go with that card.
And yes, i do suggest purchasing an Asus card over an MSI card. The QC (quality control) of MSI is declining while Asus is keeping their reputation as one of the best PC component manufacturers by having good QC and using usually better components (compared to the competition).
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