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[BUILD COMPLETE] Review my $1200 Overclocking rig before I buy

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April 5, 2014 9:37:15 PM

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

Type|Item|Price
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**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74770k) | $319.99 @ Amazon
**CPU Cooler** | [Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14) | $71.99 @ Mwave
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87pro) | $167.99 @ NCIX US
**Memory** | [Team 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/team-memory-ted38192m1600h...) | $64.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-driv...) | $119.99 @ Adorama
**Video Card** | [XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9280xtdfd) | $309.99 @ Amazon
**Case** | [Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-c70militarygr...) | $119.99 @ NCIX US
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr7...) | $79.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1254.92
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-06 00:35 EDT-0400 |

I'm buying today as long as there are no issues you can see. Thanks for yall's help with helping me set this rig up!

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April 5, 2014 9:44:41 PM

Great choice of cooler and excellent motherboard. I don't see any problems taking that i7 to higher frequencies.

Also, if this is for gaming only, Radeon is correct in that an i5 or comparable AMD chip will be fine.
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April 5, 2014 9:45:19 PM

but as a overclocking rig, as stated in the title, i7-4770k is better. You are set
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April 5, 2014 9:51:03 PM

why is gskill ram better?

already bought the XFX for $280 on sale

4770k because i got $90 laying around and might as well go big on my very first build
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April 5, 2014 9:53:45 PM

czcastermaster said:
why is gskill ram better


G.Skill has better quality control and better warranties. The three RAM manufacturers I'd stick with are Corsair, G.Skill, and Mushkin. There are other good brands too, but you will be safest with those three.
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April 5, 2014 9:54:01 PM

I would say go for an i5 4670K and get a better gpu and G Skill or Corsair RAM since those are trusted brands. I7 outperforms i5 only on extreme tasks.
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April 5, 2014 10:02:05 PM

I'll switch to the Gseries, thanks for that info I'm definitely trying to stick to reputable brands

I might go with the 4670k if yall really don't think it will make a difference 3 years from now
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April 5, 2014 10:02:32 PM

You should get the 4670k not the 4770k also id go for the gtx 770, Its only $20 more and it will be the first thing to bottleneck.
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April 5, 2014 10:05:13 PM

You will save money by going with the i5 and thus be able to get a better GPU. Three years from now you will find people selling the i7-4770k for a cheap enough price that you can buy it then, or you may decide at that point to upgrade to whatever socket Intel/AMD is using in 2017.
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April 5, 2014 10:08:14 PM

benchmarks for the 770 almost the same as the 280x, Id have to upgrade either in a few years anyways. I don't think the 780 is worth it even if I had the money.

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