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April 14, 2014 8:46:51 PM


I recently finished what I'm planning to buy as my gaming/workstation (mainly gaming) PC. I just wanted to get someone else's opinion whether It's a decently well rounded system. Keep
in mind this build is limited by the fact it is following specific color theme (red/black). Because of this I'm not too concerned about the price to performance factor of this build. also the fact that I live in Canada and am buying from Canadian retailers makes it a little more expensive.

I just want to know whether it's well rounded or whether something will bottleneck another part. without further ado here is what I built.

PCPartPicker part list:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($364.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($154.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB OC Video Card ($549.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.63 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: Cooler Master i600 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.35 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.79 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: LG 22EN43T-B 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Memory Express) x2
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.73 @ DirectCanada) x5

Total: $1904.08
(probably 2100$ - 2150$ with taxes + shipping)

Yes I am aware of certain compatibility issues with the 300r and the h100i.

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a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2014 8:50:55 PM

Are you doing anything other than gaming?
April 14, 2014 8:58:29 PM

Deemo13 said:
Are you doing anything other than gaming?

Video rendering (sony vegas) + Photoshop

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a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2014 9:00:51 PM

Then the 4770K is justified. It does not really benefit you in gaming. If you dont plan to overclock (it looks like you do) then you can get a H87 motherboard and a non-K processor to save some buck as well as not getting an aftermarket cooler.