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Advice wanted on First Time PC Build

hime0698

61 months ago

I am trying to build the best gaming pc I can in the 1500 to 2000 USD range. please note in extra I have added buying a second GTX 770 used from a fiend, although I am willing to change this if a better solution is available. Would it be better to go for a GT 970 or 980 rather than two 770's

Things I want to keep: RAM, Case, Water CPU Cooler for over-clocking, Storage solution.

Notes: No need to factor in cost for windows This is my first ever gaming build so any and all friendly advice is welcome This is my first forum post so please excuse my inexperience with forums in general and this one especially.

Here is the permalink: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/krbHbv Here is another option I am thinking about that might be better: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wss2ZL Thank you.

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  • 61 months ago
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I made some modifications to a list suggested by a user in another thread. What do you think

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  • 61 months ago
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Ok thanks!

  • 61 months ago
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I have updated my list and am starting a new thread here: https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/66479-advice-wanted-on-first-time-pc-build-updated

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  • 61 months ago
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(without exiting unnecessary "fanboyism") would you mind explaining the choice to use an I5 over an equivalently priced AMD CPU (I am trying to learn this stuff. Also would going with dual GTX 970s or a GTX 980 be a better option than the Dual 770s? Can you give me any info on over-clocking this CPU? Trying to get as much info as I possibly can. Thanks.

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  • 61 months ago
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Just any general tips and specifics expectations for the suggested processor,

  • 61 months ago
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Thank you for all the help, like I said I am somewhat of a noob on this subjct.

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