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July 26, 2013 4:18:08 AM

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
July 26, 2013 4:33:25 AM

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?
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July 26, 2013 4:40:01 AM

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.
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July 26, 2013 4:46:14 AM

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
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July 26, 2013 4:48:01 AM

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
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July 26, 2013 5:15:26 AM

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
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July 26, 2013 5:26:29 AM

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
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July 26, 2013 5:48:27 AM

overclocking to 4ghz is nothing. you will never see a increase in performance that way
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July 26, 2013 5:52:36 AM

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


4.3?
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July 26, 2013 5:54:57 AM

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?
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July 26, 2013 5:57:58 AM

if you pick up the d14, it can run the CPU without having to use fans
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July 26, 2013 6:12:11 AM

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&s...

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

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July 26, 2013 6:12:12 AM

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&s...

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

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July 26, 2013 6:15:05 AM

if you got exactly what i recommended, you will have no problems
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July 26, 2013 6:23:43 AM

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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