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User Info: HomstarRunner

3 years ago#1
I was going to build a rig myself but cyberpowerpc has a sale on custom builds that caught my attention. This is what I have in my cart right now:

Intel® Core™ i5-4670 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150
Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready
1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD (Single Drive)

I'm undecided on the motherboard. These are my options without paying anything extra:

ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX w/ XFast Technology, GbLAN, 2 Gen3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI
ASUS Z87-K ATX w/ GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCIe x1, 3 PCI
GIGABYTE Z87-HD3 ATX w/ Ultra Durable 4 Plus, GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI
MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX w/ Military Class 4, OC Genie II, GbLAN, 2 GEn3 PCIe x16, 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI

This all comes to about $1000, plus $145 in rebates putting the final price at about $850. I've done as much research as I can but I'm still a noob when it comes to PCs and any advice about which motherboard to choose, whether there's a better graphics card for the price, or any other sort of tips are appreciated.
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User Info: PhilOnDez

3 years ago#2
I really don't like the 4670, get either a 4570 or a 4670k, 4670k IMO since those were all Z87 on the mobo choices.
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User Info: Psythik

3 years ago#3
He doesn't need a 4670K unless he plans on overclocking. Speaking of which, if you don't plan to, TC, you don't need a Z87 motherboard.

And speaking of motherboards, ASUS and Gigabyte are good brands. ASRock is decent if you need to skimp on a part to save money. When it comes down to which board out of those brands, it all depends on what features you want. Research each one and use your newly gained knowledge to decide.
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User Info: steveboblarry

3 years ago#4
TC get a K model. IF you don't wanna overclock thats fine, but if you change your mind you have the option to do so
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