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How does this build look ($750 budget)?

#1EnergistPosted 1/1/2014 9:15:23 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2tAmJ

For gaming and general media usage. Not planning to buy a console this generation, though, so I'd like this to last for three or four years, hopefully.

I have Windows 7 and a 500W PSU already.

BR drive is for my movie and anime collection. I'm not cutting it from the build, although I'd be open to a cheaper option.

I'm clueless when it comes to motherboards and cases.

So where am I going wrong?
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#2VIP86Posted 1/1/2014 9:20:18 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2u6VA

The case is subjective, so if you want, you can get a cheaper case.
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i5-3570K| MAXIMUS V GENE| ASUS DCUII 670| CORSAIR XMS3 8GB| CORSAIR 350D| INTEL 520 180GB| CORSAIR H110i| CORSAIR AX750
#3Energist(Topic Creator)Posted 1/1/2014 9:22:45 PM
How's this case look?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811855002
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#4VIP86Posted 1/1/2014 9:24:05 PM
It's up to you if you like it. Also, what do you need 16gb of RAM for?
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i5-3570K| MAXIMUS V GENE| ASUS DCUII 670| CORSAIR XMS3 8GB| CORSAIR 350D| INTEL 520 180GB| CORSAIR H110i| CORSAIR AX750
#5Energist(Topic Creator)Posted 1/1/2014 9:26:36 PM
Should be 8GB.
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#6gsf4lyfePosted 1/1/2014 9:31:55 PM
No reason to have a 660 in a $750 build especially if you already have a PSU, you can do better.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2u7kw
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FX 6300 @ 4.0Ghz | GTX 760 | AsRock 970 Extreme3 | 120 GB 840 EVO | 2x4GB RAM @ 1600Mhz | CX 500m
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#7gsf4lyfePosted 1/1/2014 9:32:55 PM
Energist posted...
How's this case look?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811855002


Honestly cases are half features, half personal preference. If it has everything you're looking for (USB 3.0, x number of case fans etc.), you like the look and the price is right go for it.
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FX 6300 @ 4.0Ghz | GTX 760 | AsRock 970 Extreme3 | 120 GB 840 EVO | 2x4GB RAM @ 1600Mhz | CX 500m
SteamID: gsf4lyfe
#8Energist(Topic Creator)Posted 1/1/2014 9:37:38 PM
I'm probably showing my ignorance here, but I'm not really familiar with that processor. How does it compare to the 4670K?
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#9gsf4lyfePosted 1/1/2014 9:53:29 PM
Energist posted...
I'm probably showing my ignorance here, but I'm not really familiar with that processor. How does it compare to the 4670K?


It's not as strong, but the difference isn't huge. The benefit from the stronger GPU in the build I posted will far outweigh the the performance difference in CPU's.
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FX 6300 @ 4.0Ghz | GTX 760 | AsRock 970 Extreme3 | 120 GB 840 EVO | 2x4GB RAM @ 1600Mhz | CX 500m
SteamID: gsf4lyfe
#10Energist(Topic Creator)Posted 1/1/2014 9:59:26 PM
Okay, thanks. I think I'm going to sleep on it before pulling the trigger. That case sold out unfortunately, but I already found another one that looks to be solid.

Thanks again for your help, guys, and if anyone else wants to chime in, please do.
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"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." - Apparent right-wing extremist Thomas Jefferson