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    I am looking at building a gaming rig for the first time and here is what I have so far

    Gigabyte Intel Z97 (Socket 1150) DDR3 ATX Motherboard

    ASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5 nVidia GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II OC

    Evga 600W Bronze 80 Plus Power Supply

    Coolermaster Cm 692 II Advance Nvidia Special Edition ATX Mid-Tower Case - Black/Green USB3

    Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) HyperX DDR3 2400MHz DIMM 240-pin CL11 XMP Predator Series

    Samsung 250Gb EVO 2.5” SATA III SSD Basic Solid State Drive

    Coolermaster SickleFlow 120 2000R.P.M Green LED Fan

    Raijintek Themis Direct Contact CPU Cooler, AMD FM1/2, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2 + Intel 1366, 2011, 775, 1150, 1155

    Aoc 24 inch 1ms LED TFT, 1920 x 1080, VGA / DVI / HDMI

    Intel Core I7-4790K CPU, Quad Core, 1150, 88W, 4GHz, 8MB Cache, HD GFX, Overclockable, Devil`s Canyon, Retail

    What do you think of the build?
    Is it ok?
    Should I even attempt building a gaming pc by myself for the first time?
    is the i7 a good choice or should I go with a i5?
    is the graphics card good or should I drop to the lower gta 770?
    is the monitor good for gaming?
    is the enough power going into this machine?
    Where is the best place to buy the parts from?
    Finally how would I go about dropping the price 150-300?

    i would appreciate any help I could get thx

  • #2
    Will be a fine gaming machine.

    You might need a 2nd larger HDD if you install a lot of games at the same time.

    I am always buying the "gold" level PSUs now. But the difference is only 5%- 10% energy savings.

    There isn't any point buying the "K" CPUs unless you plan on overclocking.

    If you wanted to save money,
    • Consider the i5-4670 or AMD FX-8350.
    • Use the stock cooler included with the CPU, but don't overclock.
    • Use the 3 fans already included in the case, rather than buy new ones.
    • Might save a couple of dollars taking 1600Mhz CL9 instead of 2400MHz CL11 and never notice the difference.
    • Switch to the slower GTX 770.


    • #3
      Thx for the advice it is greatly appreciated oh one more question.
      is it worth overclocking?


      • #4
        If it was a work, office PC, then no. It isn't worth the hassle. Reliability is far more important than a small speed increase.

        However if you have spare time a interest in computers and a tolerance for an occasional crash, then yes. You can gain maybe 10% overall speed improvement.


        • #5
          What sort of a build would you typically make for around 1000 which would also include the screen??? ( not windows though as I already have that)
          thx for the other advice swell though