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First time building PC, just want to double check if it'll work!

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August 1, 2014 9:04:18 AM

As the title says this is my first time building a PC. This will be used for After Effects and video editing plus some gaming on the side ;) 

I've done some research and I think everything will be ok when I build it. Is there anything that looks like it would be an issue, or could be replaced with a cheaper alternative?

Here are the parts

Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card
Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case
EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

For a look at the whole build click here http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/byGrRB

Thanks a million!

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August 1, 2014 9:21:18 AM

It's using a CPU and motherboard that are a couple generations old. Going with current components actually saves a little money. Here's your build with the latest generation of CPU and motherboard chipset.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($359.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.25 @ Vuugo)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($88.49 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.95 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($355.25 @ Vuugo)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($167.99 @ NCIX)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($62.84 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1649.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 12:22 EDT-0400

I used the difference in cost to add an SSD.
August 1, 2014 9:30:46 AM

Thanks so much shortstuff! Good call, I didn't realize the CPU and motherboard were out of date.
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