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Need Last Opinion on Gaming Rig Being Ordered Today (3K) (First Build)

Hi I would like a last opinion on a rig im ordering this morning. If you think I need to change anything or could pick better parts please tell me. Also do you think my cpu cooler is fine? I was thinking a h100 if not. Thanks in Advance! O and Im ordering this in 1 hour so please hurry!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kGIV

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($177.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($142.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($675.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($239.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 1200W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($263.78 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($77.45 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($57.24 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z313 25W 2.1ch Speakers ($34.95 @ Amazon)
Other: Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit ($19.99)
Other: Astro A40 ($249.99)
Other: SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mouse Pad (Black) ($12.21)
Other: Cosmos ® Brand Silver Color Headphone Stand Hanger ($19.99)
Other: Wired Xbox Controller ($25.50)

Other: NZXT 200mm (4x) ($87.96)
Other: AVerMedia C985 Live Gamer HD 1080p Capture Card ($179.90)
Other: BitFenix Spectre Pro 140mm Fan LED Series (4x) ($59.80)
Total: $3329.49
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  1. 1. replace the CPU Cooler with a liquid coole, Haswell runs hotter
    2. Get 2 770s instead of 1 780
    3. replace the case with the plain Phantom
    4. that PSU is massive overkill, get the 850W version of it, enough for 2 GPUs
    5. i would not advise on spending that mcuh on a 120Hz Monitor, just get a 60Hz one
    6. are u really paying ~$150 for case fans?
  2. Best answer
    Two things that you could change are the cpu cooler and the ram. The i5-4670k gets hot when overclocking and you mobo and cpu are made for ocing the cpu. So a high end air cooler like a Noctua NH-D14 or the H100i would be the closed loop cooler. 16gbs is overkill for gaming but you seem to have money and if I was spending 3k I would probably get 16gbs to but the 1866mhz won’t make much difference over 1600mhz unless you are using an APU.
  3. this should be a easy fix
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kQcx

    -upgraded the cooler. looks terrible, performs great
    -no need for extra thermal paste. the stock stuff is just as good as mx4
    -you dont need 16gb of ram for gaming
    -get a better SSD
    -there is no reason to get WD when they are slower and much higher in price
    -the evga acz performs better
    -1200w is overkill to infinity even for SLI
    -you never need to spend that much on a case. you are just buying a giant rip off
    -monitor is cheaper elsewhere. i dont see why you wouldnt buy it from ncix
    -not a cheapo razer keyboard
    -a better mouse
    -if you are going to get headphoens, why are you getting the speakers?
    -all you need is a philips screwdriver. not a bag of tools
    i do not see the point of getting a 250 dollar pair of astro a40s when they dont sound better than a general gaming headset nor are they worth the money in the first place. id strongly suggest the g230 from Logitech
    -the mouse pad isnt required unless you are on a glass table
    -if you are going to get a xbox controller, there isnt much reason left to get a good keyboard
    -headphone stand. really?
    -you dont need 2.5 converters
    -extra fans are definitely not needed. more fans just means more dust. if you want to light up your rig, pick up some of these strips
    http://us.ncix.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=alchemy+led
  4. also note, you better have tried out a 120hz monitor in action before you buy it. it has bad colour accuracy and bad angles, but high speed. for a IPS panel, its slower, but colours look much nicer
  5. TheBigTroll said:
    also note, you better have tried out a 120hz monitor in action before you buy it. it has bad colour accuracy and bad angles, but high speed. for a IPS panel, its slower, but colours look much nicer


    I have the benq already and I love it so its fine. Just want two for video editing and recording and gaming
  6. jonno208 said:
    Two things that you could change are the cpu cooler and the ram. The i5-4670k gets hot when overclocking and you mobo and cpu are made for ocing the cpu. So a high end air cooler like a Noctua NH-D14 or the H100i would be the closed loop cooler. 16gbs is overkill for gaming but you seem to have money and if I was spending 3k I would probably get 16gbs to but the 1866mhz won’t make much difference over 1600mhz unless you are using an APU.


    But im not overclocking and if I do a mild overclock to 4 thats it
  7. overclocking to 4ghz is nothing. you will never see a increase in performance that way
  8. TheBigTroll said:
    overclocking to 4ghz is nothing. you will never see a increase in performance that way


    4.3?
  9. TheBigTroll said:
    overclocking to 4ghz is nothing. you will never see a increase in performance that way


    Is the cpu cooler I picked good for no overcloking and If not is the H100i worth it?
  10. if you arent going to overclock, get the i5 4430 and pick up this CPU cooler instead
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=42819&vpn=NH-U12P%20SE2&manufacture=Noctua&promoid=1275

    if you arent going to overclock, there isnt much reason to get a high end heatsink
  11. if you pick up the d14, it can run the CPU without having to use fans
  12. TheBigTroll said:
    if you arent going to overclock, get the i5 4430 and pick up this CPU cooler instead
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=42819&vpn=NH-U12P%20SE2&manufacture=Noctua&promoid=1275

    if you arent going to overclock, there isnt much reason to get a high end heatsink


    no clearnce problems with ram after this Im ordering my build so hurry I need this by tues
  13. TheBigTroll said:
    if you arent going to overclock, get the i5 4430 and pick up this CPU cooler instead
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=42819&vpn=NH-U12P%20SE2&manufacture=Noctua&promoid=1275

    if you arent going to overclock, there isnt much reason to get a high end heatsink


    no clearnce problems with ram after this Im ordering my build so hurry I need this by tues
  14. if you got exactly what i recommended, you will have no problems
  15. TheBigTroll said:
    if you got exactly what i recommended, you will have no problems

    K Thank you so much I orderd my parts now and I cant wait to build it!
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