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Good $1500 Gaming PC build?

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January 15, 2014 7:49:26 PM

CPU: i7 4770k 3.5 Quad Core $325
CPU Cooler: NZXT Havik 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler $55
Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 $173
Memory: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 $165
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5 Solid State Disk $89 & Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB $60
Video card: MSI Geforce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB $190
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) $45
Power Supply: Rosewill 500w 80+ Platinum Semi Modular ATX $100
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) $82

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January 15, 2014 7:55:10 PM

If you just plan on gaming with this PC I would get the I5 4670k CPU. You will save a 100 or so dollars then you can put that into a newer GPU. Like a GTX 760 or GTX 770. There is no reason really to get a I7 CPU unless you plan on streaming or doing video editing cause games will not take advatage of the hyperthreading in the I7.

NOTE: If you do get the I5 4670k CPU and upgrade the GPU to a 760 or 770 you will need to upgrade your PSU. I would get atleast a 650w or higher just to be on the safe side.
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January 15, 2014 7:56:29 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($83.02 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($506.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1358.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-15 22:56 EST-0500)

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January 15, 2014 8:01:47 PM

Would I still be able to use the NZXT Source 210 Elite White?

Do you have another Motherboard option cause I do not trust ASRock, sorry.
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January 15, 2014 8:02:37 PM

raybird34 said:
Would I still be able to use the NZXT Source 210 Elite White?


Yes, absolutely.

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January 15, 2014 8:05:15 PM

Tell me what you think of this build. It has a lot of the parts you selected. Exceprt you get a much better GPU GTX 770 and a much better PSU from Seasonic. - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2C2St
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January 15, 2014 8:08:13 PM

I think it is pretty solid on everything but are you planning on overclocking or no?
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