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did i overpay for my pc & how good is my build.

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May 22, 2014 5:51:14 PM

I put together a gaming pc build for my first time and had it built for me for free at frys total came out to $2000.00 and was wondering if i over payed for my pc and if its a good build.

pc specs: msi z87 mpower motherboard, intel core i7 4770k, EVGA Geforce GTX 780 sc, Patriot 16GB(2x8GB) Vier III DDR3, Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD SATA 6, Corsair Vengeance Series Military Green, Corsair RM Series 850, Samsung Electronics 840 EVO SSD, Thermaltake NiC C5 120mm Untouchable CPU Cooler, Asus PCE-N53 PCI-E adaptar Dual-Band, windows 8

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a b V Motherboard
May 22, 2014 6:03:37 PM

Its a little overboard if you will just be gaming. You dident overpay for what you got, you got too much.
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a b V Motherboard
May 22, 2014 6:33:29 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CLP0608 99.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($53.70 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z87 MPOWER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($182.75 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($157.27 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.98 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($503.49 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case ($125.77 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($140.98 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N53 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($37.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1900.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-22 21:29 EDT-0400)

$100 to build it for you sounds about right really, and probably under cost. But...

1) I7 is overkill for gaming.
2) 16gbs of ram is overkill for gaming.
3) SSDs only improve loading times. No other gaming performance, and non-ssd loading times aren't even that bad.
4) only a "meh" quality powersupply.
5) Windows 8.
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