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

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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  1. There really isn't anything I'd change, it's a great build and definitely future proof. Have fun building!
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Good build, I'd kick the DRAM up to 1866 or better, Haswell loves fast DRAM

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-haswell
  5. Best answer
    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)
  6. 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!
  7. Good luck!
  8. 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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