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Help with my first gaming PC build

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March 28, 2014 1:30:18 PM

Here is what i have/am planning. Would love thoughts from folks who have done this/actually know what they are doing

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a b 4 Gaming
March 28, 2014 1:55:16 PM

Any reason for going with windows 8 pro over windows 8.1 (non-pro)? If I were you, I would try to squeeze a gtx 780 into that build, especially since you are going to be gaming at 1440p. Also you will not notice the difference between 1600 Mhz ram (CL 9) and 2400 Mhz ram (CL 11), last time I calculated the difference it was something like 2 nano seconds. You can probably find some 1886 cl 9 ram for a bit less and would actually be about the same as the 2400mhz cl 11 ram
a b 4 Gaming
March 28, 2014 1:57:44 PM

Good build, high speed RAM is pointless and PSU is overkill unless you plan to add another Graphics card... try this build:
Also, why are you asking for help if you've brought some of the parts?
a c 269 4 Gaming
March 28, 2014 2:05:10 PM

This is a very good option for a gaming build too:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (Purchased For $76.11)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.55 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.55 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB EVO ATX Desktop Case (Purchased For $96.74)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $141.36)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer (Purchased For $24.96)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($145.78 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell U2713HM 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($589.00 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan (Purchased For $22.83)
Case Fan: Corsair CO-9050016-RLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan (Purchased For $22.83)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire XT Wired Slim Keyboard (Purchased For $103.30)
Mouse: Mad Catz R.A.T. 3 Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Best Buy)
Other: Rosewill RDCR-11004 5.25" 2 Port USB 3.0 / 4 Port USB 2.0 Hub / eSATA Multi-in-1 Internal Card Reader w/ USB3.0 Connector (Purchased For $34.23)
Total: $2243.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-28 17:03 EDT-0400)