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First time budget gaming pc build

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July 24, 2013 9:35:39 PM

Hi. I'm building my first gaming pc and would very much appreciate some exptert thoughts on the parts I have chosen before I buy. I'm trying to keep to a budget of <1000 euro.

Case: Zalman Z11
Motherboard: Azus Z87 K
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770 (with stock cooler)
Graphics: Azus GeForce GTX650ti
Ram: Kingston HyperXblu 8gb
Power Supply: FPS/Fortron raider 650watts
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 64MB
Basic DVD burner 24X
Window 8

Thanks for looking.
a c 280 4 Gaming
July 24, 2013 9:46:42 PM

Are you overclocking?
July 25, 2013 3:39:52 AM

realchaos said:
Are you overclocking?

No I'm not
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a c 280 4 Gaming
July 25, 2013 9:40:35 AM

Change processor to i5-4430. Games don't utilize hyper-threading so an i7 is a waste of money.
change motherboard to a Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H.
Change psu to XFX 550w.
Use all the saved money to upgrade gpu to a GTX 760.

Sorry I can't give any direct links, I don't know where you are buying from.
a b 4 Gaming
July 25, 2013 9:48:28 AM

When you say euro's what country?
July 25, 2013 9:57:32 AM

If you're using this for gaming, there's a couple of changes that need to be done. First, the i7 processor is an overkill, get the i5 4670 and you'll be fine. Secondly, the GTX 650ti is not going to play modern games on ultra, so I recommend getting the GTX 760 which is not very expensive but really good when used for gaming.
July 25, 2013 2:33:34 PM

Thankyou all for the advice. I'm from Ireland and I used a custom PC shop for the specs that I posted. They were charging 1300 euro for that build, but I could buy the parts from Komplett.ie and it was costing me 903 euro. I'll definitely take your advice on this. Thanks again.
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