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First time building a pc. Need help

#1Dragonruler9999Posted 11/14/2013 7:23:14 PM(edited)
Currently these are my pieces: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/22vhY

Budget 1000-1500$ (preferably lower)

Perfomance and Gaming (mainly for ps2 emulation) PC

Planning to take out the HDD and may use a mini ATX (not too sure if will fit)

OS: (Planning to use Linux)

Thanks.
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#2VIP86Posted 11/14/2013 7:23:08 PM
Get a 770. They dropped in price, I believe you can find some for 300 bucks. Also would recommend a better board. Get a nice Asus matx. Also since you want to go matx, get a corsair 350d.
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#3SnadadosPosted 11/14/2013 8:39:18 PM
You have a k model Intel CPU but an H77 motherboard.
You can't really overclock your CPU with an H77.
Since you have an aftermarket cooler I assume you are looking to overclock in which case you want a Z77 model motherboard.

Your PSU is way more powerful than what you need, though if you are getting one that powerful with the idea to run two GPUs in the future then that should be fine.

If you do plan to run 2 GPUs in the future then you're going to run into problems with Nvidia GPUs as pcpartspicker shows that motherboard does not support SLI, which is needed to run multiple Nvidia GPUs.
The motherboard does appear to support crossfire which is for running two AMD GPUs.

I'd look into a 1tb hdd.
500gigs can fill up rather fast and Western Digital 1tb drives can often be found on sale for $60.
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#4Dragonruler9999(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2013 8:46:30 PM
That's alot to digest. but I will manage. Thanks
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#5Flaktrooper123Posted 11/14/2013 8:48:32 PM
I recommend Z87 for new pc though