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September 2, 2013 1:48:40 PM

hi,
I'm currently thinking of building a game-pc which meets my budget of 700-800 euros (almost 1000$ according to google)...
I did some research and put together this list containing the parts i will probably buy.

If you think I'm doing something completely wrong or if you have any good advice please reply! Also, If this is posted in the wrong section or something please tell me! (first time on this forum)
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Components:

CPU = i5 3570k (socket 1155)

CPU Cooler = Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO

GPU = ASUS GTX 760 CU2 OC edition

MB = Asus P8Z77-V LX 2 (socket 1155)

RAM = Corsair Vengeance 1600 2x4GB

Storage = I'll start with an 500GB WD drive i have lying around, am going to upgrade to an SSD when it suits me.

Power supply = Corsair CX600

Case = corsair obsidian 350D
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Some questions i have:
1. I probably want to overclock my CPU to 4.0 or 4.2 Ghz, is that possible with this setup?
2. Is the powersupply powerful enough? (or maybe too powerful?)
3. Is it worth it to buy some silent cooler master fans to mount on the CPU cooler and the case?
4. Would watercooling the CPU using an Corsair H80i/H60 be worth the money?

Keep in mind that I will mainly use this PC for gaming but also for some other mainstream PC stuff like skype.

Thanks in advance for your time and advice!
-Martin

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a b 4 Gaming
September 2, 2013 3:19:36 PM

1. 4.0 without a doubt, but probably 4.2 too.
2. Yes it will be enough. I wouldn't say too much though.
3. Not really in my opinion.
4. Yes, it would be.
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September 3, 2013 5:28:42 AM

Seladon said:
1. 4.0 without a doubt, but probably 4.2 too.
2. Yes it will be enough. I wouldn't say too much though.
3. Not really in my opinion.
4. Yes, it would be.


thank you for your answers :)  i'm set for now then.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 3, 2013 6:27:03 AM

Some Advices from my side.

--> 1TB HDD costs only a few dollars more than the 500GB ones. So better get that one instead.

--> The Motherboard and Case are imcompatible. The case is Micro ATX while the Motherboard is ATX. It would not fit in the case. Better get another case instead or change the Motherboard to a Micro ATX one.

--> Also I would recommend to go with the 4670k + Z87 motherboard if possible because it offers a tad better Single Threaded performance which matters for gaming.

--> The corsair PSU is fine but it is not the best quality PSU out there. You should better get a PSU from Seasonic, XFX or OCZ with 80 Plus Bronze rating if possible. The quality of PSU's from those companies are better than the Corsair CX 600. But the CX 600 should be fine though.
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September 3, 2013 10:46:08 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Some Advices from my side.

--> 1TB HDD costs only a few dollars more than the 500GB ones. So better get that one instead.

--> The Motherboard and Case are imcompatible. The case is Micro ATX while the Motherboard is ATX. It would not fit in the case. Better get another case instead or change the Motherboard to a Micro ATX one.

--> Also I would recommend to go with the 4670k + Z87 motherboard if possible because it offers a tad better Single Threaded performance which matters for gaming.

--> The corsair PSU is fine but it is not the best quality PSU out there. You should better get a PSU from Seasonic, XFX or OCZ with 80 Plus Bronze rating if possible. The quality of PSU's from those companies are better than the Corsair CX 600. But the CX 600 should be fine though.


hello Sangeet,

Thanks for your reply. indeed after looking it up im going for an ATX case now and im also really considering your other advices (PSU/CPU/Motherboard) , the HDD will just stay at 500GB because i have an old one lying around (im going to upgrade that later when it suits me)... Thanks a lot your advice really helped!
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a b 4 Gaming
September 4, 2013 9:52:02 AM

Can I know that which case are you going for? It is better to check it for compatibility.

Also which PSU, CPU and motherboard are you going for now? Let me also check that for compatibilty.
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