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Windows 7: For $1.3k, is this a good gaming rig? Will it actually work?

01 Jun 2013   #1
Weegee64101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
For $1.3k, is this a good gaming rig? Will it actually work?

I'm very stupid when it comes to building a computer, but I've seen a few videos and researched it a bit. I built a rig using my budget (1.3-1.4k) using pcpartpicker and microcenter, and I'm wondering if it's a strong build for gaming (and if it'll even work :P).

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 - System Build - PCPartPicker
updated link below

Thank you!


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01 Jun 2013   #2
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Hello Weegee64101,
Looking over everything and yes it looks to be a strong build. I'll have another longer look at things like the case and PSU but it will game very well !
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01 Jun 2013   #3
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

It looks good to me other than I would get at least a 700 Watt PS and Windows 7 Pro.
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01 Jun 2013   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

OK if it was me I would look for these upgrades:
PSU with 750 watt and full modular-Smart for additions and upgrades now and down the road!
Sealed water cooling like a H80i-Huge additional cooling capacity!
Add a 120gb or larger SSD and place OS and software only on it-Huge!
Switch brand of monitor from Acer to Samsung or LG or ASUS, minor point
Case is all subjective, I've built with Corsair, Thermaltake, Coolermaster and NZXT and they all rocked.
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01 Jun 2013   #5
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

My preferred case is made by Coolermaster.
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01 Jun 2013   #6
Weegee64101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
OK if it was me I would look for these upgrades:
PSU with 750 watt and full modular-Smart for additions and upgrades now and down the road!
Sealed water cooling like a H80i-Huge additional cooling capacity!
Add a 120gb or larger SSD and place OS and software only on it-Huge!
Switch brand of monitor from Acer to Samsung or LG or ASUS, minor point
Case is all subjective, I've built with Corsair, Thermaltake, Coolermaster and NZXT and they all rocked.
Thanks! I'll pick up the SSD later once I get some more money. Also, when getting a PSU, should it be modular?

Also, is 4 grams enough thermal compound?
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01 Jun 2013   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Actually if you use the H80i or any other sealed water cooler which I recommend with every fiber of my being it will already be applied to the plate of the pump. Also I can't stress enough that discounts have SSD in 128gb under $100.00 and I grabbed a 120 gb for $49.00 just do it it will make all the difference in the world and a clean install is easier than an image later!
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01 Jun 2013   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

4 grams of thermal compound will do a big batch of cpu's.
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01 Jun 2013   #9
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

I would get a modular PSU. Easier to work with.
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01 Jun 2013   #10
Weegee64101

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Okay, I have a 730 watt PSU modular and I might be able to pull off a 128gig SSD.
Anything else?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11YGH (new link)
Also thanks a ton all of you, this cleared some questions for me.
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