New to PC Gaming, wondering if this is a good build.

Hi, I'm wanting to build a PC over the summer. I've done a lot of research about building and I think that my build will work, but I would like some professional input on it. I'd appreciate it if anyone could point out any parts that may potentially be incompatible so I can edit my list some. Thanks!

Here's my list:

Thermaltake Chaser Series A31 VP300A1W2N Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR CX series CX750 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply New …

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMP8GX3M2A1600C9

GIGABYTE GA-Z87-DS3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

ASUS GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K


Seagate ST310005N1A1AS-RK 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Retail kit


Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit - OEM
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    not a fan of the PSU, in account of reports of likely failure within the year. the CPU's a bit too much for gaming alone, you're better off getting a 4670K and allocate that fund to a better quality PSU. tier 2 should be your minimum;

    consider checking ram prices at PCpartpicker. there's a deal every day, with DDR3-1600 2x4GB CL9 usually costing anywhere south of $65.
  2. I'd wait for the Nvidia 880...

    Also, a 120/256 SSD would go a long way to improving the general usage of the computer
  3. Summer is a bit of a ways out .... be much new stuff by then.

    CPU - If this is a gaming rig, I'd drop to the 4670k and put the $100 towards an upgrade to a MSI 780

    Case - At $80 this is a far better case than the Thermaltake....the black one is same price with the special coupon code.

    PSU - Im not a fan of the CX series PSUs. No good deals on the 10.0 performance rated HX850 or Seasonic X-850 so I'd recommend the $99 XFX Core Edition 850.... and yes the 850 not the 650 as it's just a few bucks more and it will allow a future 2nd GFX card in SLI.

    MoBo - This G45 has won over 4o awards and is a superb gaming board .... it's $45 more but ya get $31 of it back in this combo....and yes also supports 2nd card in SLI.

    RAM - the RAM in the above combo is faster than what's in ya list. It's also $17 cheaper meaning ya get a huge MoBo upgrade, a RAM upgrade and ya saved $3 overall.

    HD - I see ya budget didn't allow for a SSD so the enxt best thing is a SSHD....for $20 more, ya can have a HD with a little SSD built in.... boots windows almost a second slower than a tier 1 SSD .... have two here in the office, no one can tell the difference between the machines with SSD + HD and one with SSHD without taking out a stopwatch or running a benchmark.

    GFX....I favor the Asus 780 Ti w/ a water block myself but the MSI is $50 cheaper and clocked at 954 MHz compared tot eh Asus' 889 MHz.

    I'd want a CPU cooler.... if there's $75 available in the budget, the Phanteks PH-TC14-PE is the consensus favorite. If $30 is all that can be spared, the Hyper 212 but be careful not to overtighten as you can warp / crack ya MoBo.
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