1325$ gaming build: my first computer build

so this is my first time building up a custom PC for myself, i am currently using a HP laptop for gaming and such, but i've decided to upgrade my computer, i want opinions on if the build will work with each other correctly, and if i can upgrade some parts for much cheaper.

Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 VN300M1W2N No PS Full Tower Case (Black)


WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX


Corsair Vengeance Pro Series Red 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1866 MHZ (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory CMY8GX3M2A1866C9R


Corsair CX Series 750 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 744 Power Supply CX750M


Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 3.5 Grams


Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-B10-212P-G?1)


MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z87-G45 GAMING


EVGA GeForce GTX760 w/EVGA ACX Cooler 2GB GDDR5 256bit, Dual-Link DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI,DP, SLI Ready Graphics Card (02G-P4-2763-K?R) Graphics Cards 02G-P4-2763-KR


Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache BX80646I74770K


SanDisk Extreme SSD 120 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDX-120G-G25



Looks like tower only.

What type of games are you going to be playing?

Are you going to be doing anything else besides gaming?

What resolution will you be gaming at?

Are you planning to overclock?

i was planning to play any kind of game on the market. battlefield 4, far cry 3, dishonored, smite etc

and yea i will be doing social media things, recording and editing for YouTube all those things

i will be gaming at around 720p to 1080p

and yes i was planning to overclock


damn my bad im typing a little to fast, im not keeping up with my mind, sorry for the typo's

Well, I think the i7-4770K is a bit expensive even for this budget.  You could get a much better gaming performance with this build.


Should be both quiet and powerful.

Also supports future SLI without anything to upgrade.

+1 better build for your needs it seems ^ could probably fit a second caviar blue in there for more storage

Left some extras for whatever else OP wants.  Don't forget to factor in the stupid sales tax :<

true didnt think about that :D

This build is kind of bad, but don't worry- first time mistakes are always silly, and these aren't nearly as silly as most.


Why I chose these:

The i5 is just as good for gaming as the i7 is and while the i7 is pretty overkill for just about everything, the i5 can easily do the things that you want to throw at it, especially in comparison to your current laptop. The cooler had a high rating at a good price. Go figure.

I went with a Mini-ITX motherboard and case because it seems to be all you need. "Gaming" motherboards are ridiculously overpriced and if you want a larger motherboard, you can go for something ATX with all the expansion you want at the 1-200 price range. I recommend the BitFenix Shinobi Window for a case if you decide to go ATX instead.

The RAM is the second cheapest 16GB RAM set, but it's at a much higher rating than the cheapest and it's at 1866, which is ridiculously good for this price range. If all you're doing is gaming, I'd recommend 8GB, but you definitely want 16 for your needs.

The SSD is higher-rated and the cheapest at 120. No loss. The HDD is twice the storage at an extra half the price. It's a steal and it'll have plenty of space for games and the videos you'll be making.

The 770 is better and easily affordable at a 1000+ range. 1TB and a 760 for a 1k rig is silly.

The PSU you chose was complete and utter overkill, especially since the next gen of Nvidia cards are only getting more power-efficient.

Finally, I put a disc drive in there because there's going to be times when you really want one, especially when you're installing Windows from USB, but if you're absolutely sure you know how to do it, feel free to scrape it off, though how you're going to find a legal Product ID + ISO simply baffles me. (Plus, most pirating methods are, you guessed it, easier on DVD.)

If you have any questions, send me a message and I'll do my best to help you out. :)

Actually, you chose a good cooler. Don't mind mine.