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How does this gaming desktop build look with a budget of $1500 (UPDATED with actual build sorry about other post)

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($467.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($96.71 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($100.00 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1555.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-01 19:43 EDT-0400)

Im sorry for those who answered my other post i made. I had copy and pasted the wrong pcpartpicker link.... This is my actual build...

Does everything look good/compatible before I buy this? This is my first time actually building a desktop by myself, and with a budget of $1500, i want to make sure that it is all as close to perfect as I can get.

Thanks again guys!
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    for gaming 16gb of RAM is stupid overkill, even 8gb is overkill.

    With the prices of the AMD counterparts so low now, the 290 is a viable alternative to the 780 with it being nearly $150 cheaper and also performs better at higher resolutions.

    Overall though your build is fine. You could cheap out on some parts to get maybe a 780ti, but you have a nice, well balanced $1500 build here that will last at 1080p for a long time.
  2. woltej1 said:
    for gaming 16gb of RAM is stupid overkill, even 8gb is overkill.

    With the prices of the AMD counterparts so low now, the 290 is a viable alternative to the 780 with it being nearly $150 cheaper and also performs better at higher resolutions.

    Overall though your build is fine. You could cheap out on some parts to get maybe a 780ti, but you have a nice, well balanced $1500 build here that will last at 1080p for a long time.


    Is the difference between a 780 and a 780ti large enough to the point where i should try to change everything in order to fit it inside of my build, or would you suggest just going with what i have?
  3. No, stick with what you have. If you need performance above 1080p then you have to go with a 290 or 290x at this time, the prices of AMD have crashed back to what they should be or even a little below.
  4. woltej1 said:
    No, stick with what you have. If you need performance above 1080p then you have to go with a 290 or 290x at this time, the prices of AMD have crashed back to what they should be or even a little below.


    Alright yeah I won't be doing anything above 1080p I don't think. If I stay using 1080p, how long should this build be able to run newly made games at ~60 frames? I know that is probably a difficult question to ask about games that haven't been made yet, but if you have any idea that would be helpful :P

    Thanks again!
  5. Mainstream games I say minimum 3 years, but crysis 3 already makes it dip below 60fps so the high end games will give it troubles down the road.
  6. woltej1 said:
    Mainstream games I say minimum 3 years, but crysis 3 already makes it dip below 60fps so the high end games will give it troubles down the road.


    Alright, thank you very much kind sir, I will purchase what I have and maybe upgrade the video card at some point down the road if i feel necessary!
  7. buckshot4 said:
    woltej1 said:
    Mainstream games I say minimum 3 years, but crysis 3 already makes it dip below 60fps so the high end games will give it troubles down the road.


    Alright, thank you very much kind sir, I will purchase what I have and maybe upgrade the video card at some point down the road if i feel necessary!



    i know this is late but lots of systems cry when they see crysis 3
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