Please help with building a $1700.00 budget gaming pc, excluding monitor, mouse and keyboard.

Approximate Purchase Date: The next 3 days.

Budget Range: $1700.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet surfing, movies

Are you buying a monitor: I have a 27 inch monitor.

Parts to Upgrade: Everything.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes and I prefer windows 7 professional.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Tigerdirect

Location: Indiana

Parts Preferences: Brands with a good reputation.

Overclocking: Maybe.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Your Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080) 2ms

Additional comments: I already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have a 6 year old dell pc and it sucks. I have never had a custom built gaming PC and I want one, simple as that.

This is something I put together on Newegg but I am not sure about the Motherboard, RAM or Processor, perhaps I can save some money on them:

Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics $339.99

Ram: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $159.99

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Pro Gaming with Killer Networking & Sound Blaster Intel Motherboard $159.99

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case $129.99

GFX Card: GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card $459.99

SSD: AMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive $215.99

HD: Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM $69.99

Powersupply: Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply $119.99

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM $139.99

Optical Drive: SUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model $19.99

Grand Total: Somewhere around 1800.00, Like I said I am trying to save a little money and I have no idea what I am doing.

If there is money to be saved please let me know, or any compatible issues.
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  1. You only need a 4670K and 8 GB of RAM. The case can be switches with a 200r, HAF 912 or Phantom 410 for savings. The PSU can be switched with a 650 to 800 watt PSU.
  2. mastrom101 said:
    You only need a 4670K and 8 GB of RAM. The case can be switches with a 200r, HAF 912 or Phantom 410 for savings. The PSU can be switched with a 650 to 800 watt PSU.

    On a $1700 budget, why would you even consider going cheap on the case? That's not the place I would save money IMO.

    I would do this for $1700:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Nanoxia Deep Silence 2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($182.04 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1572.94
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-22 21:31 EDT-0400)

    - Better PSU
    - You don't need 16GB of RAM or an i7 for gaming
    - Better motherboard for the same money
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