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Need help/advice on building a Gaming PC

Heey there and thanks for taking a look at my build!
As stated before, the PC will function as a gaming PC though i have around €1000 to spend on it.
My build is as following:



Any help/advice is much appreciated!

And for price/availability purposes, i live in The Netherlands.

Thanks in advance!
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  1. Go with an Asrock EXT [highest number that you can afford]. You'll want a 600w Corsair PSU. And as for cooling I'd go for a h100i.
  2. if you dont want to deal with watercooling then get cooler master hyper 212 evo
  3. mc962 said:
    if you dont want to deal with watercooling then get cooler master hyper 212 evo


    Agreed. Closed loop watercooling is loud and expensive and barely any better than air cooling.
  4. Jonathan Sifleet said:
    Go with an Asrock EXT [highest number that you can afford]. You'll want a 600w Corsair PSU. And as for cooling I'd go for a h100i.


    His PSU is perfectly fine. VERY high quality. Better than a cx600 any day of the week.
  5. Agreed. Switch the cooler to a 212evo and you should be fine with those parts. I'm not totally up to speed on all the SSDs out, so double check that SSD.
  6. tiny voices said:
    Jonathan Sifleet said:
    Go with an Asrock EXT [highest number that you can afford]. You'll want a 600w Corsair PSU. And as for cooling I'd go for a h100i.


    His PSU is perfectly fine. VERY high quality. Better than a cx600 any day of the week.


    Second that. May be you can go to S12 II 620W but stick to Seasonic.
  7. Why switch? The 520 will be fine.
  8. 4745454b said:
    Why switch? The 520 will be fine.


    +1 most people don't understand how little wattage GPUs really use. I had a 7870 and under FULL load it pulled something like 130w.
  9. 4745454b said:
    Why switch? The 520 will be fine.


    just in case. SLI, Fans, Fan controller, Radiator. Who knows?
  10. abgaut said:
    4745454b said:
    Why switch? The 520 will be fine.


    just in case. SLI, Fans, Fan controller, Radiator. Who knows?


    Fans, fan controller, radiators will all use like 20w together.
  11. tiny voices said:
    abgaut said:
    4745454b said:
    Why switch? The 520 will be fine.


    just in case. SLI, Fans, Fan controller, Radiator. Who knows?


    Fans, fan controller, radiators will all use like 20w together.


    500W is recommended for 760. Going above the recommended is always preferred. btw I wrote SLI too. And i didn't say 520 would be less or any bad.
  12. I think it's crazy and getting out of hand. I'm seeing more and more threads where people are saying to get a 650W or 750W PSU for a system with just a GTX760 or 7950. These cards are ~200W tops, and even with a system will use just over 300W as a whole. I sort of get it as people usually reply that if you want the PSU to be most efficient then you want it running at 50% of its possible load. But as I try to point out this means when you aren't gaming your PSU is now using <20% of its load, and isn't even in the range where 80+ tests. In the review I read, they can be under 80% at this range. I'd rather load up my PSU and load a percent or three, then let it drop down to sub 20% and lose more.
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    500w is only recommended because there are so many junk PSUs out there and the GPU company needs to protect itself from liability claims.

    The gtx760 pulls MAX 210w under BURN IN. It won't even use that much during gaming ever.

    I ran an hd7870 on a 400w Seasonic Gold PSU for over a year.
  14. Heey there,
    thanks again everybody for the tips.

    I've now changed the fan to a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO then.

    And to be sure, the PSU of 520w should be enough, at least that's what http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine says.
  15. 520w will be MORE than enough.
  16. tiny voices said:
    520w will be MORE than enough.


    That's good to hear! Shall i keep the one I mentioned or go to a lower one? 450 or something?
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