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Need help and suggestions for a new gaming computer build I plan to buy.

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July 12, 2013 7:39:03 PM

Wasn't sure which forum to post it at, but I'm getting ready to buy a new gaming computer and build it on my own for the first time.

I'm trying to get the best pieces together that I can get without going over $1,200 including taxes and any shipping and handling charges.

Here's a link to what I am planning to get:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1g4mX

For now I'm gonna keep my current keyboard and mouse, plus I'm going to move a 500gb HDD from current computer to the new computer so I'll definately have enough room.

Also, I don't plan to do any overclocking, just want a good computer for gaming to last me 4-6 years from now. Current computer I got has lasted much longer than I expected, it's going on 6 years.

a c 383 4 Gaming
July 12, 2013 7:50:35 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Xigmatek CLF-F1254 68.3 CFM 120mm Fan ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC e2752Vh 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1178.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-12 22:50 EDT-0400)
a c 383 4 Gaming
July 12, 2013 7:51:18 PM

Don't forget to choose a Best Solution when opening a question thread , the forum members will appreciate that.Thanks for posting on the forum.
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July 12, 2013 7:53:16 PM

Looks good! I would make a couple of changes, though:

First, if you're ordering the video card from Microcenter, get the i5-4670k instead of the 4570. It's the same price as Newegg's for the 4570:

http://microcenter.com/product/413251/Core_i5_4670K_34G...

Second, make sure to get your RAM in a 2 DIMM 2 x 4GB kit instead of the 1 8GB stick so you can take advantage of the dual channel memory the motherboard supports. Otherwise, you're good! Have fun with the build.
July 12, 2013 8:11:50 PM

Alright, thanks for the help thus far. :) 
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