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Old 07-02-2013, 05:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default building a mid range gaming computer

I am new to the whole build your own computer world, so i was wondering if someone can look over this build that I tried to piece together and maybe point me in a better direction. the only thing I can say with confidence about this build is that it is perfect for my price range =p. (1500 ish $). any help would be greatly appreciated =D!

cpu : Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor 240$
cpu cooler : Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 50$
memory : Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory 70$
motherboard : Asus Z87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard 160$
storage, boot hardrive : Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk 115$
storage (for the games) : Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk 210$
gpu : EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (eventually gona get two eventually) 420$
case : Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case 110$
power supply : OCZ ZT 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply 100$
os : Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) 100$

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: building a mid range gaming computer

Honestly, I absolutely love SSDs but if you're gonna go with a dual drive setup then might as well save yourself some money and ditch the 120GB SSD and go with a 500GB or 1TB data HDD while retaining the 240 for your OS. On that note, get a different brand.

Corsair Neutron GTX, Force GT, Samsung 840pro, Intel 520. All good buys right there.

Also, change your PSU to something actually decent. If you plan on going with dual 770s then a Corsair HX750 would be good, or Seasonic SS750KM3. Always go with 100% quality in your PSU, 100% of the time in any build.

Unless you plan on OCing then the cooler is kind of a waste unless you just want something slightly more silent.
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