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New Gaming build Review. $1190 on Amazon!

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March 12, 2014 2:43:49 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.96 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1099.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-12 17:34 EDT-0400)


What do you guys think? I decided that getting SLI was a waste as I wouldn't end up buying the second card before the computer was obsolete. Plus I wouldn't use more than 2 1920X1080 screens at a time, so I believe that a tricked out 770GTX should be able to handle almost everything I throw at it. My only uncertainty is if the PSU is Powerful enough/compatiable with my Motherboard and GPU. Also if the Motherboard is "Good" for OC or even general use. My current Gigabyte hasn't let me down and the Amazon reviews were almost all positive, however newegg painted a much more bleak picture.

Getting these parts by Saturday or friday night is essential, I want to play with this during my spring break.
I do have about $60 left in my budget, so if something isn't up to spec just keep that in mind if you feel inclined to suggest it.
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March 12, 2014 3:30:08 PM

That mobo is not good for OC, not many power phases. you'd have to look into a gigabyte z87x board. I know on pcpartpicker the asrock extreme 3 is the cheapest board with 8 power phases.

Also, look into a hitachi HDD, the barracuda is one of the worst.

And the xigamatek gaia cpu cooler is noticeably better than the hyper212 for a handful of dollars more.
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