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Is this a good $1500-$1600 gaming pc build?

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March 26, 2014 7:06:33 PM

This is my first build, and I want a high end PC. I need all of the parts including monitor, keyboard, and mouse. My budget is $1500-$1600; I might be willing to go a little over. I cannot decide whether or not I want to overclock. If I do, it will most likely be just the GPU, but I might overclock the processor as well. I should not need an OS. I want to be able to easily upgrade this in the future.

This is what I have so far:
UPDATED:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3iacQ

Is this build good?

Thank you for your help!
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March 26, 2014 7:08:16 PM

There really isn't anything I'd change, it's a great build and definitely future proof. Have fun building!
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March 26, 2014 7:14:31 PM

I would swap that evga 780 with the ASUS version. It has a better cooler, which you'll definitely want if you're overclocking. I also probably wouldn't get a platinum power supply. You can save a few bucks by going with an m12ii instead.
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March 26, 2014 7:14:52 PM

thats good build you got there but if you overclock with that hyper 212 evo i would suggest to replace its stock fan and add another for pulling with corsair sp120 high performance 2350rpm at max load
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March 26, 2014 7:22:32 PM

This is in your budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($167.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($513.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($67.17 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1595.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 22:20 EDT-0400)
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March 27, 2014 4:45:09 AM

I know that my power supply is too much for this build, but I hope to SLI in the future. The minimum would have to be 800W and a platinum 860W should be perfect to fit in my budget know, and run future upgrades.

As for the memory, I most likely will consider finding a higher speed ram.

Thank you all!
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March 27, 2014 5:45:25 AM

Good luck!
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March 27, 2014 7:59:58 AM

ManEatingTelephonePole said:
I know that my power supply is too much for this build, but I hope to SLI in the future. The minimum would have to be 800W and a platinum 860W should be perfect to fit in my budget know, and run future upgrades.

As for the memory, I most likely will consider finding a higher speed ram.

Thank you all!


I'd recommend corsair vengeance pro if you want some faster ram.
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