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Im looking to build a $800 range intel PC. Is this a good build?

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August 4, 2013 9:54:41 PM

Is this a good intel gaming pc? for the price range around $800 ish. i have a windows 8 disk, and im deciding on the case i want. I want to verify that this is a good build. Is everything compatible, is the motherboard good at overclocking, etc.

Motherboard:AS Rock LGA1155 Intel Z77 Quad CrossFirex Quad SLI SATA3 USB3.0 A GbE MATX Motherboard Z77 PROFESSIONAL-M ($134.99 @ Amazon)
CPU:Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.4 GHZ 6 MB Cache - BX80646I54670K ($219.99 @ Amazon)
GraphicsCard:EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED 2048MB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DP Graphics Card 02G-P4-2662-KR ($194.99 @ Amazon)
PSU:Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i3, i5, i7 and platforms - TX650 ($89.99 @ Amazon)
HardDrive:Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003 ($68.73 @ Amazon)
RAM:Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (1x8 GB Module) 1600MHz 240-pin DDR3 Non-ECC CL10 Desktop Memory KHX1600C10D3B1/8G ($68.72 @ Amazon)
DVDDrive:TS-H353 16X/48X SATA Internal DVD-ROM Drive for Dell ThinkCentre ($9.00 @ Amazon)
August 4, 2013 10:05:55 PM

i tend to buy pairs of ram though.
2x4gb.
and i like the 3570 too.
and if you saw that I posted the gd65 mobo.. i didnt realize it was socket 1150 and the processor was 1155. Sorry about that.
i think 1150 is a newer technology.. Or it just is more expensive.
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August 4, 2013 10:06:34 PM

your processor doesnt fit in that socket, if you wanted good overclocking then get the 3570k
if you still want asrock, look into the asrock extreme4 board, it should have what you are looking for for cheaper
the gtx 760 is the latest version and is supposed to be better, but is $50 more and the 660 will probably do today's stuff fine. ive heard good things about the cooler on msi's version of those cards
i would feel more comfortable if you got the HX version as a better psu is always better, but corsair makes good stuff generally so you would probably be fine. maybe someone more familiar with TX could chime in; you also may want 750W if you want to SLI (2 graphics cards at once)
the WD caviar blue 1 tb drives are $10 cheaper
switch the ram to 2x4GB sticks, and make sure its low profile (no giant heatsink) because...
...if you want to overclock you want to buy a better cpu cooler. cooler master hyper 212 evo is what many recommend

and is that optical drive even compatabile? it says for Dell ThinkCentre
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August 4, 2013 10:45:51 PM

Is this a better build?

Motherboard:AS Rock LGA1155 DDR3 SATA3 USB3.0 Quad CrossFireX and Quad SLI A GbE ATX Motherboard Z77 EXTREME4 ($159.99 @ Amazon)
CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 - BX80637I53570K ($219.99 @ Amazon)
GraphicsCard:EVGA GeForce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED 2048MB GDDR5 DVI HDMI DP Graphics Card 02G-P4-2662-KR ($194.99 @ Amazon)
PSU:Corsair Enthusiast Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i3, i5, i7 and platforms - TX650 ($89.99 @ Amazon)
HardDrive:WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX ($62.99 @ Amazon)
RAM:Kingston Hyper X Blu 8 GB (2x4GB Modules) 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 XMP Desktop Memory - KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX ($68.65 @ Amazon)
DVDDrive:Samsung Internal IDE CD-RW & DVD-ROM Drive TS-H492 ($21.95 @ Amazon)

And wont any mid tower case that supports MiniATX work. And is this build better?
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August 4, 2013 10:49:08 PM

yeah it looks better
i guess biggest issue might be things could get cramped on a smaller space, and there is less room for more features on it
but yeah it should fit in the case i think
August 4, 2013 11:25:42 PM

Would that run things like farcry3, crysis 3, splintercell blacklist, COD:Ghosts, etc. well? like what do you think the fps would be around, with fraps recording?
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August 4, 2013 11:33:07 PM

im not sure, those arent games that i play, and i dont do recording
however i know that crysis is supposed to be demanding. the cpu should be fine i think, im not positive about the gpu. if you want to spend $50 more a gtx 760 should probably get what you need from that area
at best i might say it would still be playable (like more than 30 fps), although ask someone who deals with those games/programs
August 4, 2013 11:41:33 PM

so if i got the gtx 760, it'll run in the 50's? or 60's? in fps wise maybe?
August 4, 2013 11:42:15 PM

does that motherboard support overclocking and SLI well though? can you tell me that?
August 4, 2013 11:44:46 PM

its a total of $983.29, is it worth that price?
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