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First Time Build, Part Compatibility Check?

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October 28, 2013 5:35:05 AM

So this will be my first time building a PC, I just want to make sure all of my parts are compatible and to make sure I get enough bang for my buck.


Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Mid Tower
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz/6MB Cache
CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro H80i
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
Storage: Corsair Force Series GS 240GB SSD
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 760 OC 2GB GDDR5
PSU: Corsair GS700-Watt
Fans: 2x Stock 120mm fans, 2x 120mm Corsair High Performance fans, 1 stock 140mm fan
OS: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Will this setup allow me to play MMOs on High quality? For example, SWTOR, DCUO and also games like Blacklight: Retribution and Warframe?

Thank you in advance for any help given.

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October 28, 2013 7:10:27 AM
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There is nothing fundamentally wrong with your build, you'd be quite happy with it. A couple of suggestions htough:


I would swap the H80i for a Coolermaster 212 Evo and reduce the RAM down to 8Gb.

Closed loop watercoolers cost a lot of money for little to no benefit over a good air cooler, and 16Gb of RAM isn't necessary, 8Gb is plenty.

Use the cash you save towards a GTX 770.
December 11, 2013 7:24:26 AM

gopher1369 said:
There is nothing fundamentally wrong with your build, you'd be quite happy with it. A couple of suggestions htough:


I would swap the H80i for a Coolermaster 212 Evo and reduce the RAM down to 8Gb.

Closed loop watercoolers cost a lot of money for little to no benefit over a good air cooler, and 16Gb of RAM isn't necessary, 8Gb is plenty.

Use the cash you save towards a GTX 770.


hey,

now im confused, on other forum(s) they told me that hyper 212 evo wasnt that good

or was it just not good enough for OC?
December 27, 2013 5:01:57 AM

thimobeuzel said:

hey,
now im confused, on other forum(s) they told me that hyper 212 evo wasnt that good
or was it just not good enough for OC?


The Evo 212 is considered the best cheap cooler. Unless you are trying to get your CPU up to stupid crazy overclocks using really high voltages, the Evo 212 is plenty good enough, eg:

http://www.maximumpc.com/cooler_master_hyper_212_evo_re...

"In our test bed, the Evo continues to impress, cooling our i7-3960X at 4.2GHz down to 74 C. It’s not the best cooler in this roundup, but it outperforms coolers three times its price. And although its height may be a concern in narrow cases, the heatsink and fan do not interfere with any RAM slots, unlike many other coolers in this roundup. The Evo remains an inexpensive, inexplicably kick-ass cooler."
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