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Building my first gaming rig. Opinions/thoughts welcomed

ktulu85

64 months ago

Looking to build a decently powered gaming rig to replace my ageing gaming laptop. Been looking at some of the other completed builds and came up with this part list.

Since I'm new to this, I do not plan to overclock the CPU right away, but I wanted a chip and motherboard with the capabilities so that I can dabble in the OC down the road. Would the stock cooler be OK if I keep it at stock clocks?

My budget is around $1200 CDN. Luckily I do not need a monitor/keyboard/mouse/OS.

Any advice would be appreciated!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $257.75 @ Vuugo
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $149.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $94.19 @ DirectCanada
Storage PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $74.99 @ NCIX
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ NCIX
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $379.99 @ NCIX
Case NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1206.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-18 11:42 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like a good balanced build, and yeah the stock cooler is fine for stock clocks.

The hyper evo 212 is a great cheap cooler for decent overclocks if you want it later down the line

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

That RAM is overpriced dude, And I'd choose a better quality psu than the CX series

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the input! Didn't realize the CX was a bad choice. any recommendation?

  • 64 months ago
  • 2 points

It is not a bad choice, it is good for budget buils, but for higher-end builds it's not very faithful, because it has cheap capacitors. Maybe this psu also it can be this or if you don't mind for non-modular psus

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