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I am trying to start a gaming computer but in the process of saving my school computer crashed. Now I need to build a computer for school but expandable to the gaming computer of my dreams. My budget is 1200 for everything. I already have two 32 inch monitors. My build has not graphics card yet, the plan is to buy later.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($142.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($106.00 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Platinum 650W 80+ Platinum Certified ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($187.97 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1144.89

Please help
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  1. Do you plan on overclocking your CPU later on? If so then I would suggest a Corsair liquid cooling system.
    What is the most RAM you ever plan on using with your system? If you plan on maxing it out at 16 GB, then stick with the two 4 GB RAM modules. If you plan on going up to 32 GB, then I would suggest you switch it out for one 8 GB RAM module for this build and then purchase more later on.
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    If your just gaming, get an i5 4670K instead and spend that saved money on better graphics. Z97 motherboards have just come out so try one of them. If you intend on SLI'ing or XFireing, then a bigger PSU would be needed, just futureproofing a bit
  3. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130769 MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming

    If its your dream you should have the best.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339 Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB

    Get two of these drives instead and put the os on one and the page file on the other for best system performance.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117316 Intel E3-1231 v3 If your not overclocking.
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