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I haven't had a nice desktop in a few years. This will be used for gaming and general computing. I want to do some serious overclocking, and I am interested in going with a custom water cooling setup in the future.

Here is what I am currently considering:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter) CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($110.00) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Microcenter) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg) Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill N600PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($22.15 @ Amazon) Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Microcenter) Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.00 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($83.88 @ Outlet PC) Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($49.47 @ Amazon) Other: QNIX QX2710 27" Monitor ($325.00) Total: $1871.40 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 13:49 EDT-0400)

Any suggestions?

I have a Microcenter nearby and can get one of their 4670k+mobo combos. Which board is better the ASUS Z87-A or Gigabyte UD4H?

I want a mechanical keyboard and could use some recommendations.

I will either get a decent set of speakers or headphones. Not sure yet. I am open to suggestions.
 

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My advice- buy a bigger SSD. Even if it means spending less on something else, its worth it.
 

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1) Go with the UD4H, definitely better board all around
2) You can get G.Skill 2400MHz memory for the same price of that Corsair 1600MHz memory.
3) The WD Blue is actually faster than the Black now, so go with that instead (and its $63 on Amazon.com)
4) You can get a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 7970 GHz Ed for less than the price of that GTX 770 on Newegg right now and it will overclock better.
5) Power Supply is overkill, 550W is more than enough unless you are going Crossfire/SLI. Look into the Seasonic G Series instead or Rosewill Capstone.
6) Would probably spend the extra cash and go with a SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD because it's faster than the 840 and only slightly more
 

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1) Go with the UD4H, definitely better board all around
2) You can get G.Skill 2400MHz memory for the same price of that Corsair 1600MHz memory.
3) The WD Blue is actually faster than the Black now, so go with that instead (and its $63 on Amazon.com)
4) You can get a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 7970 GHz Ed for less than the price of that GTX 770 on Newegg right now and it will overclock better.
5) Power Supply is overkill, 550W is more than enough unless you are going Crossfire/SLI. Look into the Seasonic G Series instead or Rosewill Capstone.
6) Would probably spend the extra cash and go with a SanDisk Extreme 120GB SSD because it's faster than the 840 and only slightly more
I second this though i would go with the Samsung 840 EVO almost the same price as the normal 840 its newer and has Rapid mode with the samsung software. About the capacity for me 120Gb is more than enough i only put the OS and apps in the SSD
 
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