Would you change anything on this budget gaming build?

drezil

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HI I am going to order my new computer this week and want any last minute advice i can get. I have monitor, keyboard, and os. this is what ive put together and want to know if i should keep the I-7 ive selected or just go with the I-5? Does everything look compatible or am i missing something?

Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD

MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

Cooler Master V700 - 700W Power Supply with Fully Modular Cables and 80 PLUS Gold Certification

SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224DB/BEBE - OEM

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

ASRock Z87M Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Laptop Memory Model F3-1866C11D-8GRSL

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan

Thanks for all the responses I do Appriciate all of your answers as I am not very savvy on this stuff
 

Benevolence

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The i7 is overkill for your gaming needs. The i7 is only really an upgrade over the i5 if you are doing video editing work or 3d rendering, where the L3 cache can help you with sequential read/write speeds. Also you will need to overclock your PC to reach the 1866 speed of your memory, since the memory controller is on the CPU. Nice choice on the Evo cooler.

In addition you are paying a premium on the processor for the added graphics capability, which may be redundant given the video card you are also running with.
 

d4v0

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definitely drop to i5 4670k if it is mainly for gaming and that money difference can be put towards a GTX 770 instead of 760. you can also go with 600 to 650w psu like seasonic, xfx or corsair
 

drezil

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oh I did miss my case i do have one picked out
Fractal Design Core 1000 FD-CA-CORE-1000-USB3-BL Black Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case

and will change both responses say to switch to the 1-5
 
If you are at your budget then I agree to the drop to an i5. On the other hand if you can keep the i7 AND go up to a 770 that's the way to go.

I used to agree about not needing a hyperthreaded quad but specifically for Battlefield 4 it makes a huge difference in the workload on the CPU (BF4 hammers my 4.2OC at nearly 100% utilization on some maps - friends on same map with stock i7's run around 60% - cooler and quieter with more headroom). Looking to the future it'll be a bigger deal.
 

drezil

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ya I am at my budget but i think i will drop to the I-5 4670-k and upgrade to GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card, This is the 770 you guys are talking about?
 

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ya there are different gtx 770 thats one of them also you can go with 2gb if you are not going to game on multiple monitors but there are games out there that use 3gb of vram like bf4 or skyrim so if you dont mind paying little extra then go with 4gb if you want to save little stick with 2gb it will still max out the games
 

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