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I would like some advice on my first computer build.

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July 25, 2013 9:31:41 PM

I'm trying to build my first computer and would like some advice. I have a budget of $800-900 and would like it to be a gaming computer. I would like for this computer to at least three years before I upgrade and would definitely want to be able to add new parts in the future. If anyone would like to give me some advice on my parts list or help me create a better list it would be greatly appreciated. The list is as follows:

Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z87 Extreme6 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER V850 RS850-AFBAG1-US 850W Intel Form Factor ATX 12V V2.31 up to 93% efficiency @ 50% load Full Modular Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1500HLHX 150GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Right now RAM doesn't quite fit on this list so if anyone know where I can get some for a cheap price that would be great (all I need is 4GB).

The parts I compiled in this list are all based on LGA 1150. Is this ok for my first build or should I use LGA 1155?

If these parts are not compatible then please let me know. Thanks.









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a c 128 ) Power supply
a c 117 à CPUs
a c 151 V Motherboard
July 25, 2013 9:39:56 PM

Looks to be okay but I'd dump the CM PSU for something like the SeaSonic X Series X650
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July 26, 2013 7:37:09 AM

C12Friedman said:
Looks to be okay but I'd dump the CM PSU for something like the SeaSonic X Series X650


If you don't mind me asking can you explain why the SeaSonic X Series X650 is better?
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July 26, 2013 7:47:02 AM

dankutney said:
C12Friedman said:
Looks to be okay but I'd dump the CM PSU for something like the SeaSonic X Series X650


If you don't mind me asking can you explain why the SeaSonic X Series X650 is better.

Seasonic is a MUCH better brand for Power Supplies it will most likely be quieter, same efficiency but the components inside it will be of better quality and they have been making Power Supplies for years now and they are very good quality. if you don't care too much about efficiency you may save some money on a Seasonic M12II 620W. It is Modular too so you only plug in the cables you need and they are not fixed to the power supply. And for your build anything above 600W is plenty for a single GTX760 and the other parts you listed. Also I would change the case to a Fractal Design R4, it has a nice clean look has plenty of expandability options, value for money, well build and from a great brand, if you like the Corsair one you can stick to that though as Corsair makes awesome cases. Your Hard Drive is good and fast but only has 150GB for the whole system and is expensive. Instead I would recommend a 1TB Standard 7200RPM HDD like the Caviar Blue or the Seagate Barracuda and get a 128GB or 256GB Solid State Drive for your OS and important programs and games. Having 4GB of RAM wont last long and you are bottlenecking the GPu and CPU when gaming at 1920x1080 or higher when playing intensive games like Crysis 3 at high settings.
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July 26, 2013 8:06:40 AM

dankutney said:

If you don't mind me asking can you explain why the SeaSonic X Series X650 is better.

Seems the "V" series is quite new to the CoolerMaster lineup - I was unaware of it's existence. Those units are made by SeaSonic and are fairly highly rated by legitimate reviewers (design based on SeaSonic's newest X series). I simply reacted to the CoolerMaster PSU brand since they aren't known (or hadn't been) to use the better designers/manufacturers for their units (with few exceptions). It looks like that may be changing ... I'd like to think so - go ahead and purchase the CM V850. Or, for $10 more you could get the SeaSonic X-850 which features the same thing (pretty much) but a 7 year warranty instead of CoolerMaster's 5 year
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