Need suggestions on this gaming PC build.

Ok so i finally decided to build my own PC even though im not very familiar with this kind of stuff yet. Looking to run most of nowadays games on good settings. Here's what i came up with:

Intel Core i5-4670K CPU.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler.
MSI Z87-G43 Motherboard.
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Graphics Card.
8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM.
1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Hard Drive.
600W Corsair CX600 PSU.
Corsair 200R Case.

My budget is about 1000$.
I dont really wanna get an SSD for now, so maybe i could look to get a slightly better graphics card, also an important question: do i absolutely need the cooler master fan to get the best out of this setup or could i use the one that comes with the CPU? Im guessing i'll need the cooler master for any kind of overclocking which means it's better to just get that right away?

I appreciate any kind of suggestions you guys are able to give me :)
PS: sorry for any spelling errors, english isn't my first language.
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  1. Good picks across the board except for the mobo, I and most builders I know won't touch MSI due to their poor QC, I'd spend a little more and at least go to the Asus Z87-A:

    be well worth it
  2. Thanks for the answer, since the asus one is compatible with all the other components ill go for that, what about the fan? What im most concerned about is not being able to apply the paste the right way since im kind of noob at this stuff but i guess i can try.
  3. 212 EVO is rather simple really, with the application of the thermal compound can use the pea method, take the cooler (less fan(s) ) press it straight down twist a bit in a circular motion then back and then lock it down
  4. The Seagate 7200.14 (193.5) is half the price per GB as the Black (148.5) and is 30% faster,3494.html

    Or since ya didn't get an SSD, a hybrid SSHD (SSD + HD) gives ya the best of both worlds

    I'd avoid the CX series PSUs .... been multiple reports here on forums here of voltage of < 11.4 volts under load on 12v rail.

    I'd move up to the G45 if budget allows

    getting the 3rd party cooler now saves the effort of reinstalling when ya wanna overclock
  5. I appreciate the numbers on the hard drive stuff but i really only need 1TB and dont feel like spending an extra 50$ (even though what you said is completely true), apart from that what power supply would you suggest is the best one for the setup with the asus motherboard?
  6. Guess good if you want to spend more and get a 3TB drive rather than a 1TB, both are 7200, 64MB cache, SATA III
  7. Question: since im not planning on overclocking right away am i able to use the fan thats already included with the CPU and maybe buy the cooler master one on a later date? What im trying to ask is: is the 'normal' fan able to cool it down enough if im not overclocking?
  8. Should be, be a good idea to monitor temps along the way, could download CoreTemp, which is a free utility that works well
  9. I looked some parts up to see if i could save some money, came up with this:

    Intel Core i5-4670K CPU.
    Asus Z87-A Motherboard.
    Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Graphics Card.
    8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM.
    WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive.
    600W Corsair CX600 PSU.
    Corsair 200R Case.

    Read up on the power supply and it seemed fine to me so idk.
    What do you think? Is this gonna work?
  10. Best answer
    Looks like a good combo, have seen a number of these PSUs and haven't encountered any problems, I'd be comfortable with it
  11. Thanks a lot for the inputs!
    See ya.
  12. Drop us an update on the build, C U Around ;)
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