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First time builder advice needed

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October 19, 2013 10:30:37 AM


I've been reading a lot about building PC. My choice is: Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z87P-D3

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K 3.4GHz 6MB LGA1150 BX80646I54670K

GPU: Gigabyte GF GTX760 2GB GDDR5 PCIE GV-N760OC-2GD 2.0

RAM: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8GB DDR3 CL10

PSU: Corsair GS600 2013 Edition ATX2.3 80+ 600W

CASE: Zalman Midi Tower Z5 Plus


Is it good choice for later OC? And is there some bottlenecks or overdoing? thanks :) 

October 19, 2013 10:38:01 AM

I would go for a half modular Corsair CX750m PSU:
Higher wattage for overclocking (power supply's lose power over time)
Better airflow (less cables)
Easier for first time build (Modular)
Around same price
Tested by me and got a I7 3770K at 5Ghz (not advised and it was custom water cooled)
October 19, 2013 10:42:36 AM

Also when you want to overclock get a Decent cooling solution. Go for a good quality heat sink or closed loop cooler (Corsair Hydro series)
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October 19, 2013 10:46:14 AM

I would replace the WD Green with a Black drive if you are focused on performance
October 19, 2013 10:49:00 AM

I never done OC, so I'm leaving it for future :)  and it's also extra money so need to save up more :) 
October 19, 2013 10:55:45 AM

Also I forget to mention monitor: LG 23EA63V-P. Is it any good? I'm not gaming so much online shooters.
October 19, 2013 11:05:16 AM

If you don't plan on playing many FPS games then I don't see anything wrong with that monitor based on the reviews ive read.
October 19, 2013 11:09:58 AM

Is it necessary to add more fans to the case for better air flow?
October 19, 2013 11:15:25 AM

That case you are planning on getting has plenty of airflow I wouldn't worry about adding fans until you decide to OC.
October 19, 2013 11:16:44 AM

Can I save money at something without loosing noticible performance?
October 19, 2013 11:28:06 AM

500gb Hard drive you wont lose performance and it would take a while to fill 1t of games
October 19, 2013 11:36:32 AM

Unless your really set on that case you could definitely find one for cheaper.
October 19, 2013 11:43:23 AM

I live in Lithuania, so prices aren't so cheap :)  what other good case You would recommend? I like this one because of look, and that it has two fans already..
October 19, 2013 11:54:59 AM

And what about HDD, what advantages to go for WD black instead of green?
October 19, 2013 12:10:54 PM

Would Seagate BARRACUDA 7200 1TB SATA 64MB ST1000DM003 do the job as WD black?

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October 19, 2013 2:39:38 PM

Yes the Seagate drive is is going to give you must faster load times the green drive was a 5400rpm compared to the barracudas 7200rpm
October 19, 2013 10:25:02 PM

Is it worth to change 4670k to Intel Xeon Processor E3-1230v2 3.30 GHz, 8M Cache, LGA1155, 69W?