This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

Rate this $800 build so far

#1SlaygarPosted 11/28/2013 11:36:46 PM(edited)
Looking to build a gaming rig for around $800, excluding peripherals. I also have an old HD I plan to reuse. Feedback appreciated:

Edit: Would like to keep the price under $900
^ Opinion,
#2superstud69xPosted 11/28/2013 11:40:13 PM
Cut the PSU to a 650 watt and use the extra money to upgrade the GPU to a 760.
Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost.
#3darthsephyPosted 11/28/2013 11:48:12 PM
For almost the same price as 660, you could get an R9 270x which is much superior in performance. Your psu is overkill. You can get a sufficient one for far cheaper
#4Slaygar(Topic Creator)Posted 12/1/2013 7:36:13 PM
How are the Corsair PSUs? Currently looking at the CX600W modular. I've heard of PSUs blowing up parts so I just want to be extra careful.

Also changed the mobo to a Gigabyte Z87X since it was in a bundle with the CPU and ram.
^ Opinion,
#5juscallmeehxPosted 12/1/2013 7:47:52 PM(edited)
Everyone's suggestions have been good. I would recommend getting Windows 8 and downgrade it to Windows 7 Professional which I did. That way, if you have an inkling to upgrade to Windows 8, you have that option.

I think Corsair PSUs are fine.

Are you planning on overclocking? The CPU and Mobo suggests you are. You may want to think about a good CPU heat sink. But stock CPU is fine until you want to overclock in the future.

PSN, XBL & Steam: juscallmeehx
i5-4670k CPU @ 3.7GHz OC | 2x8GB RAM | Evga GTX 560 ti | 2x128GB SSD & 1TB HD
#6Slaygar(Topic Creator)Posted 12/2/2013 12:48:43 AM
Thanks, one more question: Which case do you guys think is better? The Fractal R4 or the MIDI R2? Or any other suggestions?
^ Opinion,
#7Flaktrooper123Posted 12/2/2013 1:06:00 AM
Up to you, but from what I see, the R4 is almost completely closed, the R2 is a windowed case, so first you may want to consider whether or not you want the insides of you PC to be visible.

Other suggestions, for cheap case, you can get Corsair Carbide 230t. It is also semi windowed.