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JavaJuno

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I've decided to build a computer that can handle a lot of gaming (or pretty much anything I feel like doing) and after a lot of how-to videos and what constitutes a good part as opposed to just cheap, I put this build together :

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2HG96

My question is, does this all look good? Judging from your current knowledge (which has no choice but to be more vast and experienced than my own) is there anything I could change for fairly the same price?
My budget is $800, and with the rebates I've just hit that.
I have not purchased anything yet, so as long as I won't have to change my entire build for one part, I'm up for any suggestions.

I'm not sure if this affects anything, but I do plan on buying (in the future) another HHD, preferably a 2/3/4 TB. Yes, I do need the space. My 3 TB is full, and I want to transfer all my data to one system.

Any and all help/opinions would be appreciated.
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Gday JavaJuno, Posted Image
Your build is OK, but I think trying to get everything at once. consider removing the SSD, (will hardly impact your gaming) add later, get a 1TB HDD, move for storage when you get a SSD. Make do with an existing keyboard/mouse. Put the saving into a decent PSU and the best GPU you can afford, to buy a low spec card first and then feel the need to upgrade in a year is wasteful.

MB. Changed for more features, PCI-E 3.0, better CPU upgrade path. > http://www.asrock.co...MD/FM2A88M-HD+/
PSU. Changed for a certified Gold, with 7 year warranty. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182261

A suggested build, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2IdkQ
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Gday JavaJuno, Posted Image
Your build is OK, but I think trying to get everything at once. consider removing the SSD, (will hardly impact your gaming) add later, get a 1TB HDD, move for storage when you get a SSD. Make do with an existing keyboard/mouse. Put the saving into a decent PSU and the best GPU you can afford, to buy a low spec card first and then feel the need to upgrade in a year is wasteful.

MB. Changed for more features, PCI-E 3.0, better CPU upgrade path. > http://www.asrock.co...MD/FM2A88M-HD+/
PSU. Changed for a certified Gold, with 7 year warranty. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817182261

A suggested build, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2IdkQ


Thanks for replying! I did a lot of looking-into about the builds of Gaming PC's last night, and decided to just not be cheap about it, so I'm going to go ahead and put all my funds towards building it (my max limit was $1,400).
Does this seem like a good build? It's gone through many renditions already, but if there's a better motherboard for the same price (or cheaper) or a better PSU for around the same, that would be awesome to know.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2I255

Edited by JavaJuno, 26 January 2014 - 09:01 PM.

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Gday.
That is a very good configuration.
Cooler. FYI. Using any cooler solution other than the one supplied with a boxed retail CPU, from both Intel and AMD, will void the 3 year warranty, should damage occur, you would not have a legit claim. I always advise using the stock cooler first and if not happy, then consider an aftermarket one.
PSU is good and don't think you can do any better at that price.
GPU. Can't find any Pro reviews, please read the Newegg user reviews. If my build, I would go for the Asus, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125463
I always include this most useful diagnostic mini MB speaker, (eBay or Amazon) e..g. > http://www.ebay.com....f9c53df6&_uhb=1
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