Looking for expert opinion on a build Tags: PCS Systems Build Gaming Last response: January 26, 2014 7:17 AM in Systems Share bomber72 January 26, 2014 4:43:54 AM Hey guys, My budget for a new gaming PC is NZ$2300. I've got a single 1080p monitor, and no room (or budget) for more than that. I'm not planning to overclock immediately, but might get round to it eventually. Should I stick with the i7, or go for an i5-4670k? Any other input and suggestions would be very welcome. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($481.00 @ Paradigm PCs) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($67.00 @ Paradigm PCs) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($197.00 @ Paradigm PCs) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($233.00 @ Paradigm PCs) Storage: Seagate 600 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($130.00 @ Paradigm PCs) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.00 @ Paradigm PCs) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($655.00 @ Paradigm PCs) Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ Paradigm PCs) Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($173.00 @ Paradigm PCs) Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($43.00 @ Paradigm PCs) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($157.00 @ Paradigm PCs) Total: $2330.00 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 01:43 NZDT+1300) More about : expert opinion build TheN00bBuilder a b 4 Gaming January 26, 2014 7:17:20 AM The GTX 770 does not need 4GB. Here is what proves it; http://alienbabeltech.com/main/gtx-770-4gb-vs-2gb-teste... Instead, get this one. as it can actually use all 4GB of memory. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($622.00 @ Paradigm PCs) Total: $622.00 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 04:16 NZDT+1300) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking For Expert Opinion for New Build. Add?? Delete?? Change?? Sure appreciate help. Forum SolvedLooking for an expert's advice/opinion on 1st custom build Forum SolvedLooking for an expert's advice/opinion on 1st custom build Forum SolvedMy first PC build, looking for an experts opinion. Forum SolvedYour expert opinion on my first gaming build Forum SolvedExpert opinion on new build please Forum Please help! Looking for an expert opinion Forum Need expert opinion if my build is compatible please. Forum SolvedLooking on a build expert! Forum SolvedExpert opinions needed!!! Australian Build. Forum SolvedVery first build, feeling nervous. Looking for an expert look-over of my component selections. Forum Expert opinion wanted for new PC build Forum SolvedPC Build - Need an Expert to Look Over Forum First time $3-4k build looking for expert advise Forum SolvedFirst Build(For Gaming). Looking for some expert eyes! Forum Looking for my first build. Expert suggestions needed. Forum SolvedFirst build, looking for a second opinion on my parts list. Forum SolvedNeed expert opinions on new build. Forum SolvedLooking for expert advice on a new mini-atx build! Forum Solved~$1500-$1700 First Gaming Build. **Opinions, expert input wanted!** Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !