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Building a "MONSTER" gaming PC for 2000$ - Need advice

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Anonymous
June 7, 2014 4:00:47 PM

Hi guys,

I'm currently looking to build a powerful gaming computer. Currently this is what I looked up for.

Processor : i7 4770K
VC :EVGA ACX Cooler (03G-P4-2784-KR) GTX 780
Power Supply : Corsair HX850W
RAM : G.Skill Trident X (2x8GB) 2400Mhz
Mobo : MSI Z97-G45
HDD : WD Black Series 1TO
Kingston Hyper X SSD 120GB
OS : Win 8.1 64 bits


With tax and shipping my total is : 2025.19$

Do you guys can help me if I can change something to get better ? And I want to know if Water Cooling is a must or I can keep it with air flow ?

Thanks you very much !

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a b 4 Gaming
June 7, 2014 4:06:27 PM

not sure where you are getting those prices from but that's about $1500 build infact this 1600 build would beat your 2k build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($629.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1588.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-07 19:10 EDT-0400)
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June 7, 2014 4:32:57 PM

First off, 8GB RAM is MORE than enough if it's just for gaming. You will never be able to use all of it if you don't do video editing. Secondly, the RAM speed don't need to be more than the standard 1600mhz. You won't even be able to tell the difference.

PSU is overkill, way too much for your build. Drop down to 750 or lower.

Basically, the build "esco_sid" presented to you. Just noticed it...
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Anonymous
June 7, 2014 4:35:55 PM

I'm from Canada. Sorry for not to mention. Price is higher here.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 7, 2014 4:56:21 PM

Canada

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($365.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.50 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($152.58 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.19 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($94.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked Video Card ($754.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($58.02 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.75 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1842.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-07 19:55 EDT-0400)
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