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wondering if this a good build

well im a first time bulider and i was just wanting to know if this was a good build or not for a gaming pc
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TYrP
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  1. Drop the thermal paste
    Get a 650w PSU that IS NOT from the CX line from Corsair. Look at XFX, other Corsair lines, Seasonic, antec.
  2. Looks good. I would just remove the thermal compound because the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO already comes with one.

    And there's a special for a SeaSonic M12II 850W PSU on Newegg until 10/28. So that's a great deal if you hurry.
  3. Slight tweaks:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Thermal Compound: Prolimatech PK-3 Nano Aluminum High-Grade 1.5g Thermal Paste ($5.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($303.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair C70 Arctic White (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Monitor: Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($178.99 @ B&H)
    Keyboard: Cobra 8TTL26R0P85403 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: A4Tech XL-747H Wired Laser Mouse ($64.97 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1399.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 19:28 EDT-0400)
  4. Swordkd said:
    Slight tweaks:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Thermal Compound: Prolimatech PK-3 Nano Aluminum High-Grade 1.5g Thermal Paste ($5.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($303.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair C70 Arctic White (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Monitor: Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($178.99 @ B&H)
    Keyboard: Cobra 8TTL26R0P85403 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: A4Tech XL-747H Wired Laser Mouse ($64.97 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1399.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 19:28 EDT-0400)


    how well do you think it can run on ultra settings? i know this might be a dumb question but i'm just curious
  5. Well, if you are gaming at 1080p, Ultra in most games won't be a problem. Got the best reasonable Cpu for gaming, and one of the best video cards out right now. The 280x is the equivalent to the 7970, and it has a base clock of 1ghz, so it's about as good as a baseline 7970 ghz edition.
  6. I've been looking around at thermal compound application and idk what would work the best. what way would u suggest?
  7. That_Guy452 said:
    I've been looking around at thermal compound application and idk what would work the best. what way would u suggest?


    First of all, use the paste that comes with the cooler.

    Simply apply a small dot (about the size of a pea) to the center of the CPU, then stick the cooler on top and strap it down. NO smearing, NOT lines, NO weird shapes, NO spreading. This ALL creates air bubbles with ruin your temps.
  8. I know how you said to get a 650w psu I might crossfire down the road so wold 750w be good to have if I do deside crossfire
  9. Best answer
    Certainly, as long as you aren't paying too much for the 750. Right now, there is:http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive750 That I'd recommend. There is also http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu750txv2 as well, but I like how the Hive is modular.
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