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October 22, 2013 1:07:06 AM

Hey, I'm planning on building a new computer with the intention of gaming. I was wondering if these parts will be good or if I should make any changes (Aiming for about $1500)

CPU: i5 4670k
Graphics: Sapphire R9 280x Toxic
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Case: ThermalTake Overseer RX-I
PSU: Rosewill Capstone 750W
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hard Drive
OS: Windows 7 64bit OS (OEM)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3HP ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo

Im also pretty new to this website so sorry in advance if this is in the wrong place or i did something else wrong
Thanks in advance for replies.

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October 22, 2013 1:09:52 AM

Looks like a very nice system! You'll be very happy with that one I'm sure.
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October 22, 2013 10:11:08 PM

I was also wondering how well I would be able to overclock this build?
Any idea(s) how much I could stably overclock each part, if i can at all?
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a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 76 à CPUs
a c 88 V Motherboard
October 22, 2013 10:20:27 PM

With the hyper 212, I'd say you could expect 4.4-4.5Ghz. Your case's airflow looks good. You just never know until you try though, as each chip is different.

I had the hyper 212 on my previous build, and it was decent. But if you are looking for more overclocking than that, you'll probably want to upgrade your cpu cooler to either closed loop liquid cooling like the H100i, or for air cooling go to Noctua's NH-D14 cooler (for example).
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October 22, 2013 10:50:25 PM

Thank-you very much for your answers
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