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Please help me check these parts (gaming PC $1500+)

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November 4, 2013 8:30:04 PM

Hi guys I wanted to piece together a good gaming desktop and I have come up with this build.

I live in Canada and thus the prices beside the parts are based on Canada Computers.


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Processor ($250.00)

CPU Cooler:

Motherboard: ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH Z87 Socket 1150 Intel Z87 Chipset  ($259.00 )

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMMs ($99.99 )

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State ($149.99 )

Storage: WD Blue 1TB 3.5" SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache OEM Hard ($69.99)

Video Card: ASUS (GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5) GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 ($439.00 ) OR Gigabyte (GV-N770OC-2GD) GeForce GTX 770 2GB WindForce 3X GDDR5 ($439.00 )

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case Black USB3.0 ( $69.99 )

Power Supply: Corsair Professional Series Modular HX750 80PLUS Gold Certified 750W PSU (CP-9020031-US) ($149.99 )

Optical Drive: LG Electronics 24X SATA Super-Multi DVD Internal Rewriter with M-Disc Support (Black) GH24NS95B ($20.75 )

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1 64-Bit - 1 PC License and Media - OEM English (GFC-02050) ($104.99)


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Please help me to check, critique, rebuild, etc.


Many thanks guys.
a c 387 4 Gaming
November 4, 2013 8:38:51 PM

That motherboard is way overkill and a $160 board would perform the same.

750w is overkill for this build. 650w is plenty.

I would get win8.
November 4, 2013 9:13:18 PM

In terms of motherboard, which ASUS motherboard would you recommend as a replacement ?

Does the Bronze, Silver Gold thing matters when it comes to power supply ?

I am worried that Windows 8 will cause problem with some of the older games that I play actually.
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a c 387 4 Gaming
November 4, 2013 9:15:02 PM

It matters to an extent. Brand is more important that rating in some cases. Stick with antec, XFX, Corsair, Seaosnic.

Win8 allows you to run things in compatibility mode just the same as win7 does.
a c 586 4 Gaming
November 4, 2013 9:46:25 PM

Might look at the Asus Maximus VI Hero $210 at the Egg in Canada, might look at the Hyper 212 EVO for a CPU cooler ($30 at the Egg), with how Haswell scales to DRAM would suggest 1866 (and save some money here also) sticks in 2x4GB F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR $85, Corsair CX600 $80, with the 770 to the ASUS 780 CU at only $100 more than the 770 listed:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

again at the Egg in Canada
November 7, 2013 7:06:04 AM

After looking at the parts,

Here is my (Redo) system specs.


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Processor ($250.00)

CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO ($30)

Motherboard: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VI HERO Socket 1150 Intel Z87 Chipset ($219.00 )


Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMMs ($99.99 )

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State ($149.99 )

Storage: WD Blue 1TB 3.5" SATA3 7200RPM 64MB Cache OEM Hard ($69.99)

Video Card: ASUS (GTX770-DC2OC-2GD5) GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 ($439.00 )

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R WHITE Mid Tower Case ($104.99)

Power Supply: Corsair Professional Series Modular HX750 80PLUS Gold Certified 750W PSU (CP-9020031-US) ($149.99 )

Optical Drive: LG Electronics 24X SATA Super-Multi DVD Internal Rewriter with M-Disc Support (Black) GH24NS95B ($20.75 )

Operating System: Windows 7


Again, I prefer to not buy the parts via online method. That is why the parts price are all from Canada Computers.

I must admit, the ASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5 GeForce GTX 780 3GB is extremely tempting.

As for the power supply, the reason I pick the 750W is that I might do an SLI in the future.

What do you guys think ?
a c 586 4 Gaming
November 7, 2013 5:39:31 PM

Sweet, will make a great rig, let us know how the build goes - and good thinking on the PSu, see a lot of folks that don't think ahead ;) 
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