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$2000 Gaming Computer (First Build)

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May 29, 2014 5:14:48 PM

I will be building a Windows/SteamOS based gaming computer in February, (Long time, I know), but since I've never built one before I would like to know what you guys think, or if you have experience with any of the parts.
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Intel Core i5 4670k
ASUS GTX 770 2GB
Corsair Vengeance Pro Red 16GB (Ram)
ASUS Maximus Vii Hero Motherboard
Corsair AX 760i 760W PSU
WD Red 2TB HDD
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB SSD
Corsair H100i With Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste
Corsair Obsidian 750d Full Tower Case
Windows 8.1 Full Version
Samsung External Optical Drive
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My monitor is 1920x1080, so nothing like crazy 4k or anything.
a c 287 4 Gaming
a b Î Nvidia
May 29, 2014 5:26:15 PM

First off it's pointless to plan a rig this far in advance. Come back closer to when you're ready to buy. And second on a $2K budget with no monitor you can get way better than a single GTX 770, You should be aiming for dual 780s or a single 780TI. This would be a much wiser use of $2K:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($145.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($95.37 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($100.00 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1999.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-29 20:26 EDT-0400)
May 29, 2014 7:33:59 PM

g-unit1111 said:
First off it's pointless to plan a rig this far in advance. Come back closer to when you're ready to buy. And second on a $2K budget with no monitor you can get way better than a single GTX 770, You should be aiming for dual 780s or a single 780TI. This would be a much wiser use of $2K:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($145.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($95.37 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($100.00 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1999.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-29 20:26 EDT-0400)


Cool. I will take your advice into consideration. See you guys in like 9 months. :) 

EDIT: I wrote "you're"

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