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Hi guys, mind checking my first gaming build ? :D

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August 3, 2013 9:51:55 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/Epd
Is this compatible, and good? Any improvements I can make?
Appreciate all replies!

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a c 352 4 Gaming
August 3, 2013 9:57:16 AM

- not haswell
- not newer gtx 760 / 770
- tall heatsink ram (problem with 212 evo)
- useless artic silver
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August 3, 2013 10:02:51 AM

here is the fix

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.08 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Microcenter)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DSX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($49.49 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition (2-Pack) 63.5 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.09 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition (2-Pack) 63.5 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.09 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1357.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 13:00 EDT-0400)

you dont want 2 x 4 corsair case fan
just put 2 x 2 of them to avoid noise
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August 3, 2013 10:09:02 AM

You don't need the thermal paste. I agree on the ram, I would recommend Gskill, they have lower ram for good price good quality (IMO at least). Unless you are a true audiophile, there is really no need for a sound card.

And look at what a haswell i5 and mobo would cost, if its about the same, there is reason not to go with it, but i suspect it would cost more.
And if it is in your budget, upgrading to a gtx770 would be good.

Also, that is a lot of (expensive) fans. Is there any particular reason for that many?

good pick on mobo, heat sink, PSU and case!
I am a big fan of corsair cases. hopefully you will enjoy building in it!
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August 3, 2013 11:52:45 PM

@amd radeon: Thanks for the replies aha, but i thought i5-3570k had not much of a difference than i5-4670k? And if i purchased from amazon , would there be like 2 years warranty for the graphics card?(Sorry, didn't really know how to research about this).:o 

@Cdburner5911: Thanks for the replies :D , was planning to get at least gtx 770 but cause i am not sure how amazon warranty n stuff works, just decided to get gtx 660 first. The reason why i chose to do this was because i read random reviews and articles from all sorts of sites, giving me ideas that its hard to get a refund/exchange and furthermore i am living in the SEA side. :/ 
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August 4, 2013 11:07:37 AM

yoshino305 said:
@amd radeon: Thanks for the replies aha, but i thought i5-3570k had not much of a difference than i5-4670k? And if i purchased from amazon , would there be like 2 years warranty for the graphics card?(Sorry, didn't really know how to research about this).:o 

@Cdburner5911: Thanks for the replies :D , was planning to get at least gtx 770 but cause i am not sure how amazon warranty n stuff works, just decided to get gtx 660 first. The reason why i chose to do this was because i read random reviews and articles from all sorts of sites, giving me ideas that its hard to get a refund/exchange and furthermore i am living in the SEA side. :/ 

Well check what the manufacturer warranty would be. I'm not sure about warranties in other countries, weather they are the same or different, but all cards should come with at least 1 year of manufacturer warranty. Like a random card I picked from EVGA on newegg had 3 year, and a random card from XFX had lifetime. So if you didnt have to buy 2 different cards, that would save money, which is always good!
Also, I may be wrong, but amazon should have a 30-ish day return policy for DOA cards, but most/any warranty related returns go directly to the manufacturer.

And as far as haswell vs. ivy bridge, they are pretty similar, but haswell is slightly faster, so if you could find a cpu/motherboard combo that was the same price, I don't think there would be a reason to no go with it. That being said, there is nothing wrong with ivy bridge.
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