HELP - $700 Gaming PC Build (Already own GTX 560 Ti)

Hello,

I am trying to get some help with an ultimate (budget) gaming PC build. I am trying to stay within the $700 price range and the main sort of games I like to play are multiplayer shooter games. Ideally, I'd like to be able to stream my gameplay while gaming without any huge performance gouges.

My current proposed set-up:

CURRENT BUILD IDEA


The components I'd like to continue using are as follows:

GRAPHICS CARD

POWER SUPPLY

- I already have Hard drives and optical drives. I only need motherboard, CPU, RAM and case.


- I've heard the IvyBridges are the way to go, and the reason I got the 3770k is to do some light overclocking, however I'm not completely comfortable with overclocking nor totally eager about it, so it's not necessary to keep it there.
- Also, I've also been hearing that 2133 memory is overkill, but I wasn't sure how much overkill it is.
- I want to keep the system open for expansion later, so if there is a reason to upgrade to 32Gb ram in the future, I want to use 8gb sticks, if that's overkill and no one needs more than 16Gb, then I can use smaller sticks. :)


I would ideally like this rig to last for years, I know technology changes all the time, as well as gaming demand, just trying to build another machine to last. :) Have fun with it, and I appreciate all the help in advance! :D
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  1. I see no reason to use 8GB sticks you can get the same amount of ram 4x4 name brand for half the price. If you feel you will need to get more ram than 16GB you will need a workstation not a gaming PC.

    I recommend this X2

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220558

    I highly recommend patriot ram from my experiences with it. It saves you 90 dollars.

    And here is a newer/better version of that motherboard for the same price

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130647
  2. Awesome! Good to know! If I get this motherboard, is there any benefit of it? It seems like it's just a smaller size and I did think about building a smaller computer, however cooling is always a huge concern of mine
  3. Do you really need those PCI slots ? Do you have PCI cards like a sound card and such ? If not why bother also the board I linked to is on for 89 after mir
    all the same functions without the extra PCI or PCIEx1
  4. There's no reason to get an i7 for gaming, or 16GB of RAM; you will NOT use them. Also, a CPU cooler for Overclocking is a good idea. I picked RAM with low profile heat spreaders so it will fit under the CPU cooler. Also, a much cooler case with USB 3.0 :D

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010

    IMO, I would save up the rest of the money to buy a GTX 670 in the near future.
  5. spentshells said:
    Do you really need those PCI slots ? Do you have PCI cards like a sound card and such ? If not why bother also the board I linked to is on for 89 after mir
    all the same functions without the extra PCI or PCIEx1


    Good point(s)! I don't really need those :)


    Anonymous said:
    There's no reason to get an i7 for gaming, or 16GB of RAM; you will NOT use them. Also, a CPU cooler for Overclocking is a good idea. I picked RAM with low profile heat spreaders so it will fit under the CPU cooler. Also, a much cooler case with USB 3.0 :D

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010

    IMO, I would save up the rest of the money to buy a GTX 670 in the near future.


    Interesting! Good points as well! Is there any scenerio where the i7 is worth the money? I'll also be doing video editing, preferably with a program like Adobe Aftereffects. I just heard that you need good CPU to stream and play FPS at the same time, so that's why I Was thinking i7 :)
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