First Build - Need Input on System


I am wanting to build a new computer for gaming purposes and also would like to overclock the processor somewhat, I'd like to be able to host some private servers for gaming between friends on lower tier games like Minecraft aswell.

I'm looking at a budget of around £1550 - £1600 for the parts

I have built the following system:

Processor: Intel (Haswell) i7 4770k
Cooling: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro CLLC Cooling
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
Memory: 2x Patriot Viper 3 4GB DDR3-1866
Storage Drive 1: Samsung 840 Pro 128GB SSD
Storage Drive 2: Western Digital 1TB HDD
Graphics Card: Gigabyte Geforce GTX770 2GB
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-i - (Only snow edition in list)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W PSU
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Monitor: Asus PB238Q 23.0" Monitor
Keyboard: Thermaltake eSPORTS Meka Gaming Keyboard - Wired
Mouse: ROCCAT Kone Pure Laser Mouse - Wired

I'd appreciate some feedback on how to improve or change the system but I've had several attempts so far and this seems to be a much improved list based on my personal usage for this PC

If there are major flaws somewhere I'd like to know

Thanks alot,
Really appreciate the responses
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  1. if its a gaming system, the i7 is effectively useless

    id get this build however

    -upgraded the CPU cooler while costing less. there is no reason to get cheap liquid cooling
    -faster ram isnt needed
    -for 20 extra pounds you get double the capacity on the SSD
    -cheaper but just as good 770 if not better
    -you dont need 650w to run a 770 based system
    -way better case
    -better keyboard
    -your choice on the mouse. i just tend to go with logitech as they are pretty well known to be reliable
  2. No flaws in your system. Why EVGA PSU? I'd opt for a different one.

    The monitor you chose is gonna look good. It has a 6ms response time, which is ok, but if you want a gaming monitor I'd get a TN 2ms monitor from Asus. If you want an all around monitor then stick with the one you chose.

    Did you consider 2 monitors? One for gaming..TN panel. And one for movies n editing...IPS panel.
  3. the evga psu is from superflower which is a brand that is about the same level as seasonic
  4. Those do look like good modifications and I would like to go with that setup, thanks alot TheBigTroll

    Just one slight concern, 1.25kg on the motherboard, would that be totally ok? I may move the case around a little bit, its superb for cooling the system but is there any possibility of motherboard damage?

    I'd be happy to get that Asus TN Monitor

    Thanks alot,
  5. i didnt recommend a TN panel and i generally dont.

    the CPU cooler should be fine. gigabyte boards are well built and the mounting brackets are pretty stable
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    TheBigTroll said:
    i didnt recommend a TN panel and i generally dont.

    the CPU cooler should be fine. gigabyte boards are well built and the mounting brackets are pretty stable

    As an owner of a 8ms IPS and 2ms TN panel monitors, I recommend a 5ms IPS monitor for all around use. IPS has more accurate colors if you need it for editing work. If you want a gaming monitor then TN is the way to go. I see the difference and love it.
  7. Ahh ok, I was looking at a computer that I would be aiming for primarily gaming, I will have consider both options

    Thanks for the cooler response too
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