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Is to much for a gaming build?

Last response: in Systems
March 2, 2013 2:01:56 PM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($147.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($104.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($238.19 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2S-122B-GP 39.8 CFM 120mm Fans ($6.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L4S-10AB-GP 60.9 CFM 140mm Fan ($8.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Wired Gaming Keyboard ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($44.99 @ Dell)
Speakers: Creative Labs GigaWorks T20 Series II 28W 2ch Speakers ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2515.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-02 10:58 EST-0500)

PLEASE help me with my build

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March 2, 2013 3:03:24 PM

Depends what you are asking really. You can trim off quite a lot of money and not loose yourself much/any performance.
What resolution are you aiming to play at? If it's just 1080P (or lower), an $800 graphics card budget is massive overkill.

i7 to i5 (no difference in gaming really)
Bin the H100i. It's actually very good performance but it's expensive and noisey. Swap in the Noctua NH-D14 or Phanteks PH-TC14.
Change motherboard, I wouldn't chop too much off the price but if you want to go SLI then go with a full ATX imo, unless you are trying to make a compact build, and go with a Z77 chipset, no reason not to.
Half your ram budget, 8Gb is fine. If you don't need 16 for something in particular, don't bother.
Get a cheaper SSD. You can pick up a Samsung 840 Pro 128Gb for $130.
Get a cheaper PSU. 750W is enough, though 850W is fine for a bit of headroom. This is a hell of a lot cheaper-
March 2, 2013 3:11:42 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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