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Old 09-18-2013, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's a new build I'm about to pull the trigger on. I'd appreciate any feedback or alternate recommendations. This is my third build on a 4 year cycle and this forum has always been a great help. Thanks in advance!

PS - I'm not into overclocking. Just looking to run some newer games maxed at 1920x1080 (Rome 2, B3, Skyrim, etc).

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PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TX - CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready - Newegg.com

HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Western Digital WD Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Newegg.com

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GPU: EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card - Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670 - Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670

MOBO: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Pro Gaming with Killer Networking & Sound Blaster Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com - MSI Z87-G45 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Pro Gaming with Killer Networking & Sound Blaster Intel Motherboard

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - Newegg.com

SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - SAMSUNG MZ-7PD128BW - Newegg.com
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm guessing that's how much you want to spend?

Also, you don't "need" a Z87 board if you aren't overclocking, but it looks like a nice board either way. You could do Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more! and get this: Newegg.com - EVGA 04G-P4-2768-KR GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support SC 4GB w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah my max budget is about $1000. The total for all those new parts is about $850. If I were to change my mind about overclocking I'd consider the 4670k. Anything else I should look at for overclocking if I decide to go that route?
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Seems like you're spending extra bucks for some proprietary software and an over glorified NIC.

If you think you will overclock later and will grab a K CPU now instead, I would go with this board. Pretty much the same features without the extra nonsense marketing crap for 30 less. Otherwise if you aren't going to overclock (you won't need to OC a 4670 for quite some time) then I would go with a cheaper B85 board.
Newegg.com - ASRock Z87 Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Either way, I would considering the 4GB 760 over all simply because you can and will use the extra VRAM in the very near future (or now if you mod the crap out of Skyrim). Otherwise sound rig choices to me.

Edit: And before you ask about aftermarket cooling (most always do), it's not required until you want to overclock. Absolutely do not overclock on the stock cooler. Unless you already have something, most likely it's fine for everyday use to drop 10-15c depending on what you have.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input. Admittedly it is very unlikely that I will OC.

I'm a little bit of a brand loyalist and I've had MSI mobo's before, so now I'm looking at swapping to these and saving a few bucks thanks to you guys.

Newegg.com - MSI H87-G43 LGA 1150 Intel H87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard

Newegg.com - EVGA 04G-P4-2768-KR GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support SC 4GB w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card

EDIT: My hesitation with that mobo is no SLI option later, but I've never ended up doing a mid-cycle upgrade anyway.
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Whatever floats your boat, MSI is good too. Just as long as you aren't feeding the marketing machine (Asus). You could save 20 bucks further by getting this board.
Newegg.com - MSI B85-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard
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