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INPUT NEEDED - Gaming/Video Editing/Entertainment Build .. Looking to see if what I have set up is missing anything!

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November 27, 2013 11:45:59 AM

Can someone please check over this build and see if it's missing anything? Need the comp for gaming/video editing/watching movies/surfing. I chose the i7 4770 because I'd like something to last awhile. Are all components compatible and am I missing any parts?! If you couldn't already tell I'm a noob at building comps as this will be my first attempt. Gaming will mostly be WoW, Minecraft.. and anything else I'll find interesting during my winter break lol! I do not need a monitor, keyboard, speakers, mouse or OS. Appreciate any feedback :) 

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.36 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($86.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1083.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-27 14:36 EST-0500)

a b 4 Gaming
November 27, 2013 11:51:27 AM

no need to get z87 since your cpu is not a k(overclocking).
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November 27, 2013 11:52:50 AM

rgd1101 said:
no need to get z87 since your cpu is not a k(overclocking).


which motherboard would you suggest to replace it with?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 27, 2013 11:53:13 AM

All the components are fine and compatible except the PSU. Your CPU is HASWELL series CPU so CX 600 Corsair cant handle it.

Go for this one 100% compatible :

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Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $49.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-27 14:52 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
November 27, 2013 3:48:21 PM

lonewolf7 said:
All the components are fine and compatible except the PSU. Your CPU is HASWELL series CPU so CX 600 Corsair cant handle it.

Go for this one 100% compatible :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $49.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-27 14:52 EST-0500)


Please explain WHY you think the CX600W was incompatible. It has the proper 8-pin EPS connector to power the CPU (it's permanently attached as is the 24-pin ATX connector). I see no issues myself.

Other:
1) THIS wi-fi card appears to be better: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/tp-link-wireless-network-c...

2) I recommend 1866 or 2133MHz DDR3 memory for little price difference. There are times you'd see a benefit.

- 1866MHz for $110: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31866c10d16...

- 2400MHz for $136: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32400c11d16...

More:
1) run MEMTEST before installing Windows for at least one full pass (about an hour)

2) run Prime95 for at least 15 minutes after installation

3) If you do mean "video editing" and not just transcoding/converting you may benefit from 32GB. If you later decide to add more it's best to get another IDENTICAL kit. If you can't get identical you should get the same frequency and CAS.

4) update the motherboard BIOS

5) Click "XMP" in the motherboard BIOS and verify the DDR3 memory is at the proper frequency then save the settings.

6) Get the MAIN CHIPSET and other motherboard drivers direct from its support site for your version of Windows.

7) Install the motherboard software for FAN CONTROL and apply a fan profile to the CPU and any other case fans attached to the motherboard (i.e. 50% speed at 40degC to 100% at 80degC or similar).

GOOD LUCK!!
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a b 4 Gaming
November 28, 2013 9:19:57 AM

photonboy said:
lonewolf7 said:
All the components are fine and compatible except the PSU. Your CPU is HASWELL series CPU so CX 600 Corsair cant handle it.

Go for this one 100% compatible :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $49.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-27 14:52 EST-0500)


Please explain WHY you think the CX600W was incompatible. It has the proper 8-pin EPS connector to power the CPU (it's permanently attached as is the 24-pin ATX connector). I see no issues myself.


I can explain you, but before that do some research online, it will be helpful for your knowledge. And you should have known this before questioning me. Good luck with your research.



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