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First shot at building a gaming PC: Total Cost $1565

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July 28, 2013 5:24:57 PM

After long talks with friends about building a great gaming PC with enough flexibility to last me quite some time, this is the build I came up with. This was built through ibuypower.com (next goal is to build/mod it myself) for a total cost of $1565.00 I plan on adding an SSD but for now this is without a monitor, and will be used for mostly SWTOR and various other games (BF4). With the console world looking less appealing, I decided to go full PC instead.


Looking for some input and any insight as to your thoughts on this build :) 

SPECS:

NZXT Phantom 410 Gaming Case - Black
Intel® Core™ i7-4770K Processor (4x 3.50GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
16 GB [8 GB x2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair Vengeance
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 - 2GB - EVGA Superclocked
ASUS Z87-PRO
850 Watt Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2
Corsair Hydro Series H55 Liquid CPU Cooling System
1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s
24x Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


They also throw in a generic keyboard and logitech speakers.
July 28, 2013 5:34:34 PM

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

That exact build for almost 300 USD cheaper if you opted to build it yourself; its a fairly easy process.

Also, I would advise dropping the 4770k in exchange for a 4670k as it will offer *nearly* identical gaming performance for ~100 USD cheaper. Use the money you saved on a SSD for your OS/other apps.

This machine will crush SWTOR and will likely play BF4 completely maxed out at 1080p.

Hope this helps!
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