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First (gaming) build, would like suggestions.

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September 17, 2013 7:38:40 AM

Hello guys, I'm trying to build a new (and first) gaming rig:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT 93.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($204.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($265.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1290.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-17 10:27 EDT-0400)

Please don't make it more expensive, that's my limit.
Moreover, I'll be really thankful if you would be able to find a better PSU & CPU cooler which are in that price range and matching colors (black & red/ white).

Thanks, Sagi.

P.S. I'm planning to maybe add SLI and SSD to the system, please don't inform me about those cause I cannot afford it.

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September 17, 2013 8:19:37 AM

You could potentially go for a different/better CPU cooler, such as the CM Hyper 212 Evo.

The PSU is no way near enough if you plan to SLI in the future, so keep it in mind that you'd have to upgrade that when you go for a second card.

Also, is there a need for 16GB of RAM? Do you do a lot of video/image/audio editing that needs that 16GB? 8GB is just dandy for most systems and you won't find yourself running out anytime soon.

Also, if you're looking to save money, I'd suggest getting a smaller, mid-sized tower rather than a full size. Unless there's some watercooling or you want to put a garden gnome in there, there's no real practical reason to be honest.
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September 17, 2013 8:29:41 AM

Thanks for the fast answer, are you sure that this fan is better than the other? it's colors aren't matching :p .
Can you please recommend on a better PSU?
And yes, I do want that much RAM cause I do a lot of multi-tasking while playing high-end game.
And the full-toweer? i just like that my PC got some space in it.
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September 17, 2013 11:20:16 AM

I've got 16GB on my 2500K rig, and I dont think I've ever used more than 35% or so. I run high end games, CAD, Visual Studio, Solidworks.

I have 8GB, and the only time I have ever exceeded 60% RAM useage is in the game Blacklight: Retrobution. I believe it is because it has inefficient coding, but thats another story.

Moral of the story, go with 8GB and use the money to get some sandwiches.
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September 17, 2013 12:56:49 PM

Thanks guys, I actually updated the rig:
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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.91 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1104.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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What do you guys say?
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September 17, 2013 11:35:59 PM

BUMP!, sorry for BUMPing, I just need a quick answer, tomorrow is my birthday and I really want to have the pc till then! :D 
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September 18, 2013 2:39:21 AM

Thanks, sorry for bumping, I didn't know I shouldn't do it..
Can you please show me other PSUs? can't buy those in my country \=
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September 18, 2013 8:47:33 AM

What brands are available? Corsair is also a good brand. The PSU you picked will work fine if you can get it in your country.
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September 18, 2013 12:27:38 PM

Every single item I chose can be bought where I live.
That's the new rig, what do you say? - The new PSU is for the future- in case I'll want to use SLI

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.97 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1143.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-18 15:28 EDT-0400)
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September 18, 2013 12:51:21 PM

Looks good to me.
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September 18, 2013 1:12:20 PM

Thanks :) 
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September 20, 2013 12:54:54 AM

Hi again guys, it's been more than 24 hours so I guess I can bump now..
anyway.. I updated the build- changed the PSU- check it out please:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart M 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1104.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-20 03:54 EDT-0400)
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September 20, 2013 9:00:29 AM

BUMP, I got no answer.. sorry for bumping
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September 20, 2013 9:58:52 AM

Why was the PSU changed from the one it was before?
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September 20, 2013 1:46:24 PM

It's 20$+- cheaper..
btw, should I buy the 1866mhz ram or 1600mhz? they cost the same to me, but I read that if I use the 1866mhz one it voids the warranty because I kinda OC it.. is it true?
p.s. I can also buy the Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 750 for 225$+- (the one i chose now costs 190$+-)
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September 21, 2013 1:11:59 AM

That is really expensive for a power supply, even if its not in the US. Realistically if you dont plan to add another graphics card in the future a good 550W or 600W should do fine.
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September 21, 2013 3:37:27 AM

does it really worth it? I mean, I can take 600W PSU and just not plan on SLIing in the future..- insted of SLI I can just upgrade my GPU in a couple of years (when it'll start to get old)
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September 21, 2013 11:02:27 AM

That works.
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September 26, 2013 10:33:02 AM

Deemo13 said:
That works.


Hi again, 2 questions- first, what is (theoretically) better- GTX 760 SLI or a (single) GPU from the future? (I wanna know if I should wait for a SLI or just replace GPUs in the future.. )
and for the second question- which would be better EVGA GTX 760(393$+-) or ASUS GTX 760(447$+-) or GIGABYTE GTX 760(419$+-) ? (look at the price difference)
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September 26, 2013 10:40:47 AM

The ASUS has a good cooler. The EVGA will help to not heat up your case more by exhausting the hot air out the back. I am unable to see the Gigabyte one, but my guess is that it has the best cooler of the 3.

SLI is up to you. Some dont like it because of the ease of one card, not to say that SLI is not easy, as I've run it before.
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September 26, 2013 11:26:10 AM

Thanks, so which GPU should I take based on the price?
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September 26, 2013 11:30:00 AM

That's up to you. The ASUS seems to expensive. I like either the EVGA or the Gigabyte. They both should perform about the same.
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