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Is this iBuyPower Gaming desktop worth the price?

Unfortunately, I am one of those types that loves gaming, but I know diddly squat about the hardware that makes it possible. Does this customized build look compatible with all its parts, is it decent and is it worth the price? What tweaks would you all make? Thanks ahead of time for your responses!


http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Gamer_Paladin_E810/w/178113,
Configurator:
Gamer Paladin E810

Case 1 x NZXT Phantom 410 Gaming Case-Black
Case Lighting 1 x Cold Cathode Neon Light-Blue
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction None-
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion None-
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7-4770K Processor (4x 3.50GHz/8MB L3 Cache)-Intel® Core™ i7-4770K
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive 1 x PowerDrive Level 1 - Up to 10% Overclocking-
Processor Cooling 1 x Liquid CPU Cooling System [Intel]-ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)
Memory 1 x 16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-Corsair Vengeance
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 - 3GB-Single Card
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE In-Game Voucher] - $75 Value In-Game Currencies: Hawken, Planetside 2, and World of Tanks ($25 for each title)-Free with purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX650 or above
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE Game Voucher] - Metro: Last Light-Free with purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 or above
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE Game Download] - GRID2-FREE with Intel 4th Gen Processor
Free Stuff 1 x [FREE] Creative Labs Fatal1ty Gaming Headset-FREE with Intel Z87, Z77
Motherboard 1 x MSI Z87 G41 PC Mate -- 2x PCIe 3.0 x16, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI after 6/10-
Intel Smart Response Technology None-
Power Supply 1 x 650 Watt -- NZXT HALE82N-SI / 80+ Bronze-
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 120 GB ADATA S510 SSD-Single Drive
Data Hard Drive 1 x 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive
Optical Drive 1 x [12x Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive-Black
2nd Optical Drive None-
Flash Media Reader / Writer 1 x 12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer-Black
Meter Display None-
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard-
Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)-
Operating System 1 x Windows 8 + Office 2010 Trial [Free 60-Day !!!]-64-bit
Keyboard 1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard-
Mouse 1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse-Blood Red
Monitor None-
2nd Monitor None-
Speaker System None-
Video Camera None-
Case Engraving Service None-
Warranty 1 x 3 Year Standard Warranty Service-
Rush Service 1 x Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee)-No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days
Subtotal* $2061.00 (plus tax & shipping)
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  1. adding the value of the free stuff... its near enough a $150 warranty fee... Its not too bad for avoiding the hassle of self building.
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($126.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($648.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($37.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1731.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 18:18 EDT-0400)

    Extremely similar build.

    If you had to edit:
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 410 Gaming Case - Black
    Case Lighting
    Cold Cathode Neon Light - Blue
    iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction
    None
    iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion
    None
    Processor
    Intel® Core™ i7-4770K Processor (4x 3.50GHz/8MB L3 Cache) - Intel® Core™ i7-4770K
    iBUYPOWER PowerDrive
    None
    Processor Cooling
    Liquid CPU Cooling System [Intel] - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)
    Memory
    16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X
    Video Card
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 - 3GB - Single Card
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H -- 3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 6x SATA-III 6Gb/s, 6x USB 3.0
    Intel Smart Response Technology
    None
    Power Supply
    650 Watt -- NZXT HALE82N-SI / 80+ Bronze
    Primary Hard Drive
    120 GB ADATA S510 SSD - Single Drive
    Data Hard Drive
    2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
    Optical Drive
    [12x Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black
    2nd Optical Drive
    None
    Flash Media Reader / Writer
    12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black
    Meter Display
    None
    Sound Card
    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
    Network Card
    Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
    Operating System
    Windows 8 + Office 2010 Trial [Free 60-Day !!!] - 64-bit
    Monitor
    None
    2nd Monitor
    None
    Speaker System
    None
    Video Camera
    None
    Case Engraving Service
    None
    Warranty
    3 Year Standard Warranty Service
    Rush Service
    Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days
    Keyboard
    1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    1 x iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse Blood Red
    Free Stuff
    1 x [FREE] Creative Labs Fatal1ty Gaming Headset FREE with Intel Z87, Z77
    Free Stuff
    1 x [FREE Game Download] - GRID2 FREE with Intel 4th Gen Processor
    Free Stuff
    1 x [FREE Game Voucher] - Metro: Last Light Free with purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 or above
    Free Stuff
    1 x [FREE In-Game Voucher] - $75 Value In-Game Currencies: Hawken, Planetside 2, and World of Tanks ($25 for each title) Free with purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX650 or above


    Also drop to an i5 and 8 GB of RAM unless needed for editing, etc
  3. Best answer
    Like any build you don't do yourself, you can get a little cheaper or better, but I don't see anything glaringly wrong - although get 2x8gb and not 4x4gb RAM if you can. There is little of the usual stupidness you see in the cheaper "gaming" systems like an i7 with a 650 or an absolute garbage non-80 plus fantasy power supply.
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