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New Gaming PC Build Thoughts.

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July 12, 2013 9:35:34 PM

Anyways im building a new gaming PC and was wondering your thoughts on it. Here is the build:

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($103.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g Thermal Paste ($4.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($256.30 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.25 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($108.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($679.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Colossus Venom Window (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($158.98 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre PWM LED 56.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.17 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: BitFenix Spectre PWM LED 56.1 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.17 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2227.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-13 00:34 EDT-0400)

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a c 648 4 Gaming
July 12, 2013 9:57:59 PM

Should be a nice rig, if budget allows might step the DRAM up, 1600 is basic entry level
July 12, 2013 10:01:22 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Should be a nice rig, if budget allows might step the DRAM up, 1600 is basic entry level


Alright! any recommendations? im trying to keep it under $2300
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a c 648 4 Gaming
July 12, 2013 10:06:58 PM

With the Saertooth, maybe the GSkill Snipers or the Tridents in 1866 2x8GB set, 2 sticks will be less stress on the MC (memory controller)
July 12, 2013 10:09:56 PM

Sounds good. And 2x8 is nice because i will eventually upgrading to 32 for HD video editing and such.
a c 648 4 Gaming
July 12, 2013 10:16:38 PM

SOunds like a plan, let us know how it goes
July 12, 2013 10:25:16 PM

Tradesman1 said:
SOunds like a plan, let us know how it goes


Of course! Ill probably post it on PCPartPicker. And put the link on this post.
a c 648 4 Gaming
July 12, 2013 10:30:03 PM

Will be looking! ;) 
July 12, 2013 10:35:14 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Will be looking! ;) 


Ill probably have it done around september! And thanks for the help!
a c 648 4 Gaming
July 12, 2013 10:37:57 PM

No problem, glad to ;) 
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