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April 6, 2014 9:21:38 PM

I'm excited to be taking on my first DYI PC build and really want a gaming focused machine as the final product. I would like to play the newest and best games, with excellent quality. I am not necessarily a gaming enthusiast, so I don't care to have my settings maxed out in all cases. Here's what I have in mind:

i7 4770

ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GTX 760

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s TLC Internal Solid State Drive

SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

8GB RAM

212 Evo HSF

Any suggestions for parts to consider here or swap out? Also, any recommendations for a case would be greatly appreciated; looking for something that keeps things cool and quiet, as this PC will be kept in my bedroom.



a c 255 4 Gaming
April 6, 2014 9:26:46 PM

What is the budget?
Do you need to buy windows, monitor, keyboard, or mouse?
Do you want to overclock?


The cpu you picked cannot be overclocked but the motherboard you chose has the ability to overclock.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 6, 2014 9:26:50 PM

The Z87 board is expensive because you can overclock with it. Either spend more on a 4770k or get a B85 chipset motherboard.
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April 7, 2014 7:48:12 PM

CTurbo said:
What is the budget?
Do you need to buy windows, monitor, keyboard, or mouse?
Do you want to overclock?


The cpu you picked cannot be overclocked but the motherboard you chose has the ability to overclock.


The budget is $1500 and I will need Windows and a keyboard.
What are the main benefits of overclocking and are there any drawbacks?

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April 7, 2014 7:49:47 PM

Eduello said:
The Z87 board is expensive because you can overclock with it. Either spend more on a 4770k or get a B85 chipset motherboard.


Thank you, I will likely go the 4770k route on this one.
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a c 255 4 Gaming
April 8, 2014 12:12:35 AM

I recommend dropping to an i5 and getting a stronger video card.
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