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I'm building my first gaming PC in two months and need advice

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March 18, 2014 9:42:09 AM

This is my current build, I am getting my OS for 20 dollars at school (Windows 8). can you give me your opinion. I am not to sure about the case, but it does come with a 650 power supply. My budget is around 1000 dollars. It is mostly for gaming.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3c3Un) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3c3Un/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3c3Un/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $219.00 @ Amazon
**Motherboard** | [MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g41pcma...) | $91.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1600c9d...) | $69.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $83.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp42781k...) | $508.99 @ Amazon
**Case** | [MSI Blitz ATX Mid Tower Case w/650W Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-case-blitz) | $99.98 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1073.93
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 12:40 EDT-0400 |


http://pcpartpicker.com/user/RagingCuppcakes/saved/45NQ

I am still new to the forums so if there is any information I left out just ask.
March 18, 2014 9:51:43 AM

looks pretty good to me, do you know how to build?
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March 18, 2014 9:54:44 AM

You don't want to use power supplies that come built-in to cases, they are never very good. I would also change the RAM to 1600 RAM at 1.5v, not 1.65v. Here are the little changes I would make to it:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($508.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec GX500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1071.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 12:54 EDT-0400)
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March 18, 2014 10:01:07 AM

Looks good to me, The one thing I noticed is the Board supports Crossfire but NOT SLI. Since your getting a GeForce Card(A really nice one :)  ), you might want to get a motherboard with SLI ability. This just insures that if you decide to upgrade your rig at anytime you will be able to throw in another card without having to Change to AMD or swap a Motherboard.
such at this one Here

Also, if you decide to grab a case w/o a power supply like the gentleman suggested, I would look into a corsair 300R its $80 But its an awesome mid tower case that has tons of room inside.
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March 21, 2014 7:29:49 AM

eponder said:
Looks good to me, The one thing I noticed is the Board supports Crossfire but NOT SLI. Since your getting a GeForce Card(A really nice one :)  ), you might want to get a motherboard with SLI ability. This just insures that if you decide to upgrade your rig at anytime you will be able to throw in another card without having to Change to AMD or swap a Motherboard.
such at this one Here

Also, if you decide to grab a case w/o a power supply like the gentleman suggested, I would look into a corsair 300R its $80 But its an awesome mid tower case that has tons of room inside.


Thanks for the heads up. I'm changing some stuff up now

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