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I'm building my first gaming PC and I need some advice?

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November 28, 2013 11:22:16 PM

I've done some research but I'm no know it all. I was wondering if this would be a good build. Would all this pieces fit and am I missing anything?

-Case: Azza HURRICAN 2000 Full Tower Computer Case with 4xEasy Swap HD Trays and 2x2.5-Inch SSD Trays

-Prossessor: Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz 10 MB Cache
or
Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache

-Motherboard: MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z87-G45 GAMING

-Heatsink: PHANTEKS PH-TC14PE_RD 5 x ?8mm Dual Heat-Pipes, Dual 140mm Premium Fans, Quiet CPU Cooler with Patented P.A.T.S Coating

-Power Supply: Seasonic SS-1050XM ATX 1050 Power Supply

-SSD: Seagate Desktop 1 TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6 GB with NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5 Inch

-Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive

-Disc Drive: Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray Drive

-Video Card: MSI NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660 Ti 3GB GDDR5 OC 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card N660TI TF 3GD5/OC
or
Gigabyte GTX760 GDDR5-4GB 2xDVI/HDMI/DP OC Graphics Card GV-N760OC-4GD

-Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

Which Processor and Video Card should I choose? And I ask again, am I missing anything? Like a Sound Card or a Network Card for the motherboard I chose? Also, do I need a Cooling System? I don't want a liquid cooling system.

Thank you for any helpful replies!

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November 29, 2013 12:07:31 AM

What you have there seems good. Although you might want to consider going from a high end i7 to a high end i5 and investing the difference in a better graphics card. If gaming is going to be your most strenuous task, the difference in processors wont effect performance, however getting a higher end graphics card will make a difference due to gaming being more graphically intensive than processor intensive.
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January 13, 2014 11:43:10 PM

if you are going to overclock your CPU get 4770k and the graphic card why don't choose gtx770 it will be better and one more thing you should replace it isn't called ssd it is SSHD and there is a big different between these two


p.s. the psu wattage is over the needs either if you are going on sli
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January 14, 2014 12:22:33 AM

ah, I didn't notice that the "SSD" was actually a hybrid drive. Definitely something that needs changing, it's pointless having a hybrid and a mass storage HDD in the same system.
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