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How would this build perform as a gaming PC?

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November 10, 2013 3:48:09 PM

I have selected the parts for the gaming PC I will build in December or early January. This PC will also serve as my home theater while I am at college.

Here are the parts:

CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $219.98
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.99
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 $189.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $94.99
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" SSD $209.99
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM $84.99
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM $84.99
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB $329.99
Sound Card Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD $149.99
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 $39.99
Case Corsair 600T Silver ATX Mid Tower $151.98
Case Fan Aerocool Silent Master 200B 76.0 CFM 200mm $19.98
Aerocool Silent Master 200B 76.0 CFM 200mm $19.98
Aerocool Shark 82.6 CFM 120mm $12.28
Power Supply Antec 620W ATX12V / EPS12V $64.99
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $58.99

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a c 443 4 Gaming
November 10, 2013 3:49:29 PM

It will be a game killing machine.BUILD IT.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 10, 2013 4:55:20 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
It will be a game killing machine.BUILD IT.


It will be a great machine, but are you sure you need 4TB space?
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November 11, 2013 3:06:11 PM

sora said:
SR-71 Blackbird said:
It will be a game killing machine.BUILD IT.


It will be a great machine, but are you sure you need 4TB space?


One HDD will be for my games and the other HDD will be for my FLAC and MP3 music collection.
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a c 619 4 Gaming
November 11, 2013 3:31:43 PM

Let us know how it goes!
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November 12, 2013 1:51:30 PM

I have one final question regarding the power supply unit. I already counted the number of SATA plugs that the PSU has which is more than enough for my hard drives. However, does it have all of the other required power plugs and connections for the motherboard, GPU, SSD HDD, cpu cooling fan, case fans, etc.? The cooling fans that I have listed are intended to replace the ones that come with the case.
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a c 619 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 2:37:37 PM

Looks like should be fine ;) 
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November 12, 2013 3:11:04 PM

Thanks for the help.
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a c 619 4 Gaming
November 12, 2013 3:52:18 PM

No worries, let us know what happens
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January 16, 2014 11:19:29 AM

Hey guys. I just thought I would let you all know that I got the PC up and running. With this being my first build, it took a total of 8 hours over the course of two days installing the hardware. Figuring out how to replace the front cooling fan was a pain in the butt. The CPU and CPU cooler installation (after accidentally dropping the CPU at a height of six inches onto my table) was also a pain. To my surprise installing the motherboard into the case was pretty quick but I then had to switch the CPU cooling fan from facing the rear of the case to the front out of concern that it would suck in the warm air that the exhaust fan was trying to remove. I had to make a couple of hardware changes. I got for X-mas a Rosewill N900PCE Wi-Fi antenna instead of the TP-Link, but it still has the same capabilities. I also ended up buying a SIIG 4-port USB 3.0 expansion card and installed it in one of the front expansion bays instead of trying to replace the four USB 2.0 ports on the top of the case. Because of the additional USB 3.0 card, I decided to buy a 650 watt Seasonic M12II Bronze Plus PSU with 8 SATA ports because I did not feel comfortable being limited to one additional SATA port on the Antec PSU if I needed to expand in the future. I did a little gaming with Crysis yesterday and the visual effects look pretty good with 2x anti-aliasing, even though I am using Vsync since my HP 2311x display refreshes at 60hz. The music playback is noticeably better with the THX card I installed. One final question I have is, even though I don't plan to overclock, are the RAM sticks that I am using overclockable? I couldn't figure out if they were or not. If they are, I plan to include them with the motherboard and CPU if I sell them in the summer of 2016 or early 2017 when I do a rebuild.
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a c 619 4 Gaming
January 16, 2014 5:13:11 PM

Would prob be able to kick them up - what actual model # of DRAM did get?
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January 16, 2014 8:37:31 PM

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a c 619 4 Gaming
January 16, 2014 9:26:07 PM

Yep should, try them at 1866, 9-9-9-24, 1.55 initially, if all stable, might be able to tighten CL, but be better trying a tad more voltage and drop the CR (command rate) to 1T
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