$1,300 maybe more, rig. Links/Prices included

I've always wanted to build my own since I was 16 . Nine years later I finally have the time and money. This is my hopeful build. I would appreciate any opinions or recommendations. Am I missing anything? I already have the monitor, keyboard, ect.. Looking mainly for a gaming build. I used to have an account but lost my info


CPU - Intel Core i7-4770K Processor ($350)


Hard drive - WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Drive ($60)


Motherboard - Asus Z87-Expert Motherboard ($240)


Memory - (x2) Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB Desktop Memory Module ($100)


CD - LG 24X DVD Burner ($18)


Power supply - Corsair HX850W 850w Modular Power Supply ($170)


Case - Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 Advanced Computer Case ($110)


Fans - (3x) Coolmax CMF-1225-BL 120mm UV LED Cooling Case Fan ($18)

Thermal paste ($8)

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - 64bit ($90)

$1,184 before tax, ect


(FACEPALM)

MSI GeForce GTX 660 N660 ($190)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5121339&CatId=7387

Thinking of lowering the case quality to get a better graphic card
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More about 300 rig links prices included
  1. Gaming build with no graphic card?
  2. Hiii
    For gaming i5 CPU is best for performance at price. I7 is same as i5 but it just have hyperthreding. No game needs that hyperthreding. So going for i7 for gaming rig means waste of money.
    Check this my friend. It is little over 1300$. I hope you can manage little more money.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/b/D6T

    CPU

    Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
    $199.99 Microcenter (Override)
    CPU Cooler

    Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid
    $49.00 Newegg
    Motherboard

    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150
    $179.99 Newegg (Override)
    Memory

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
    $69.99 Newegg
    Storage

    Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD
    $129.99 Adorama

    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    $76.99 Best Buy
    Video Card

    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB
    $404.98 SuperBiiz
    Case

    Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower
    $54.99 Newegg
    Power Supply

    SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V
    $75.98 Newegg
    Optical Drive

    Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
    $16.99 Newegg
    Operating System

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
    $89.98 Outlet PC

    Total: $1348.87

    I hope it helps.
    Thank you.
  3. princejeet said:
    Hiii
    For gaming i5 CPU is best for performance at price. I7 is same as i5 but it just have hyperthreding. No game needs that hyperthreding. So going for i7 for gaming rig means waste of money.
    Check this my friend. It is little over 1300$. I hope you can manage little more money.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/b/D6T

    CPU

    Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
    $199.99 Microcenter (Override)
    CPU Cooler

    Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid
    $49.00 Newegg
    Motherboard

    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150
    $179.99 Newegg (Override)
    Memory

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
    $69.99 Newegg
    Storage

    Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD
    $129.99 Adorama

    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    $76.99 Best Buy
    Video Card

    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB
    $404.98 SuperBiiz
    Case

    Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower
    $54.99 Newegg
    Power Supply

    SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V
    $75.98 Newegg
    Optical Drive

    Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
    $16.99 Newegg
    Operating System

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
    $89.98 Outlet PC

    Total: $1348.87

    I hope it helps.
    Thank you.


    Thank you very much.

    I noticed the memory drop to 8MB. Is 16MB too much? Like the CPU?
    Also, is the 850w another example?

    Last time I built/messed with computers was 2006 so technology has changed some lol
  4. ahickmon78 said:
    princejeet said:
    Hiii
    For gaming i5 CPU is best for performance at price. I7 is same as i5 but it just have hyperthreding. No game needs that hyperthreding. So going for i7 for gaming rig means waste of money.
    Check this my friend. It is little over 1300$. I hope you can manage little more money.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/b/D6T

    CPU

    Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core
    $199.99 Microcenter (Override)
    CPU Cooler

    Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid
    $49.00 Newegg
    Motherboard

    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150
    $179.99 Newegg (Override)
    Memory

    Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
    $69.99 Newegg
    Storage

    Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD
    $129.99 Adorama

    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    $76.99 Best Buy
    Video Card

    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB
    $404.98 SuperBiiz
    Case

    Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower
    $54.99 Newegg
    Power Supply

    SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V
    $75.98 Newegg
    Optical Drive

    Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
    $16.99 Newegg
    Operating System

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
    $89.98 Outlet PC

    Total: $1348.87

    I hope it helps.
    Thank you.


    Thank you very much.

    I noticed the memory drop to 8MB. Is 16MB too much? Like the CPU?
    Also, is the 850w another example?

    Last time I built/messed with computers was 2006 so technology has changed some lol



    Yups.
    In every year technology changes a lot. Lol.
    Thank you.
  5. You can get a caviar blue for $20 less, go with a corsair PSU at 600W And unless he's overclocking to the max, he wont need water cooling :P
  6. 1.1quotemsg=11028262,0,1345954]You can get a caviar blue for $20 less, go with a corsair PSU at 600W And unless he's overclocking to the max, he wont need water cooling :P

    1. Haswell is hotter than ivy bridge and for OCing it needs water cooling, CM hyper 212 evo is not enough now for Haswell bridge CPUs.
    2. I chose this PSU because it is haswell certified.
    I hope it helps.
    Thank you.
  7. What does Haswell certified mean? Is the OP overclocking?
  8. Haswell certified means it is fully compatible with Haswell generation. Not all PSUs support haswell generation. Here is new different PSUs launch for better performance, stability and reliability of haswell.
    May be he can oc.
    I hope it helps.
    Thank you.
  9. Yes, all PSU's do support it - You've made the Haswell certified up :P
  10. Very helpfull. Thank you
  11. ahickmon78 said:
    Very helpfull. Thank you


    Please pick a solution if any answere helps u most.
    Thank you.
  12. What's up with the motherboard that you picked?
  13. Well, everything went very smooth and so far everything I've thrown at it has been cake. The Video card is outstanding and the temps are always low. This was my first build and the only thing I messed up at POST was putting the memory in the wrong slots. I plan to get a modular power supply and this case in the future because for some reason having a cramped space and many wires bugs the hell out of me. The case does not have enough room for the video card but a little bending and cutting did the trick

    Thanks for the responses and help.
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