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Attn: Elite PC Gamers. I am building my first gaming PC. Is this a good setup?

#1CruelBuffaloPosted 9/21/2013 6:42:21 PM
Case: Corsair 650d $163
Power Supply: Seasonic 850w $169
Motherboard: Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 $135
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 $210
Memory: Kingston 2 x 4GB 1600 MHz $69
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX760 $260
Storage: SATA Samsung 120GB $99
Storage: WD1002F 1TB $84.99
Optical Drive: LG Blu-ray $50


Total $1,157

I may be able to get a possible 20% discount on grpahics card which would be around $50 savings.

Would be building this myself, so it doesn't include the OS (Windows 8 obviously)

Anything I did bad or good on? I have links to all the parts in case I need to provide more info
#2JonWood007Posted 9/21/2013 6:44:46 PM
850W PSU is way overkill unless you plan on SLI'ing. You only need 600ish at most for a single card setup.

I'd get a cheaper case personally, although this is a preference thing. $163 just for a box to put your parts in seems a lot.
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#3TheFeshPincePosted 9/21/2013 6:45:13 PM
Nice case, but too much PSU for the setup unless you're going to SLI which it is still overkill. Get an i5-4670k and a z87 board like the msi z87-g45. Also, you should be getting a better GPU for that price range.
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#4PyrotechnixxxPosted 9/21/2013 6:45:54 PM(edited)
An 850W PSU is overkill unless you're going to be running at least 2 video cards. You can save some money by getting a good ~600W unit, and put it towards a better GPU.

EDIT: Jeebus double ninja'd.

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#5CruelBuffalo(Topic Creator)Posted 9/21/2013 6:47:00 PM
I could get the Corsair Carbide 400R for $90, (around $70 cheaper) and a Corsair 650W Power Supply for $ 90 (around $70 cheaper) so that would shave off $140 off the price.
#6CruelBuffalo(Topic Creator)Posted 9/21/2013 6:48:30 PM
What's a good GPU to get for that price range then?
#7TheFeshPincePosted 9/21/2013 6:49:22 PM(edited)
GTX 770
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#8bluemooglePosted 9/21/2013 6:52:35 PM(edited)
CruelBuffalo posted...
I could get the Corsair Carbide 400R for $90, (around $70 cheaper) and a Corsair 650W Power Supply for $ 90 (around $70 cheaper) so that would shave off $140 off the price.


Those are some good ideas to save money. You can turn that money around and put it towards a 770 as well.

If you have a Microcenter near by, you could get a i5 4670k + Gigabyte Z87 for cheaper. You can put those savings toward a CPU cooler (like hyper 212 EVO)

Do you plan to watch Blu-ray movies? If you're not planning on it, I would get a DVD drive instead, since PC games aren't going to be on blu-ray for a long time (if ever).
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#9Links_Big_KeyPosted 9/21/2013 6:52:03 PM
Is your motherboard sli/crossfire capable? Gigabyte makes several x77 1155 boards, so your description doesn't narrow it down exactly.

Make sure whatever one you get does have it because games will obviously get more demanding over time and buying a second GPU later on after major price cuts have taken place and new AAA game(s) are bundled with it is the biggest bang for your buck upgrade you can make on a gaming PC.
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#10CruelBuffalo(Topic Creator)Posted 9/21/2013 6:53:46 PM
I'll check out the i5 4670k + Gigabyte Z87 instead for Motherboard and CPU. Thank you =]