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December 6, 2013 6:15:59 PM

I am attempting to make my own PC (first) and I have been looking and I have this:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/beard74/saved/2Nmi

I already have an OS and HDD soi left those out...
Do I need a Thermal Compound, if I do can someone suggest a good cheap Compound?

Any suggestions?
a c 327 4 Gaming
December 6, 2013 6:21:43 PM

no need 3rd party compound
any hsf comes with its own great thermal paste

it is a revision of your build, with better price/performance parts selection

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.26 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($117.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($160.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $665.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 21:21 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
December 6, 2013 6:33:13 PM

I've gone over all the parts, and everything seems to be compatible.
And very decent build. Can't really get a better build for the money. The only think i noticed is the parts aren't going to look good together. Like the RAM, being bright red, would look very bad with that motherboard.

So here is a slightly different build. Better processor. The 4670K can be overclocked. The 4570 can not be overclocked.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2geTw

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($185.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $749.08

And the cooler comes with thermal paste.
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December 6, 2013 6:34:22 PM

AMD Radeon said:
no need 3rd party compound
any hsf comes with its own great thermal paste

it is a revision of your build, with better price/performance parts selection

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.26 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($117.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($160.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $665.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 21:21 EST-0500)


So is the new R9 270 not that good 0.o i was thinking it would be better... and I do not really intend to overclock so I do not really need the "K"

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December 6, 2013 6:36:29 PM

SnakeGTX said:
I've gone over all the parts, and everything seems to be compatible.
And very decent build. Can't really get a better build for the money. The only think i noticed is the parts aren't going to look good together. Like the RAM, being bright red, would look very bad with that motherboard.

So here is a slightly different build. Better processor. The 4670K can be overclocked. The 4570 can not be overclocked.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2geTw

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($185.66 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $749.08

And the cooler comes with thermal paste.


I do not intend to overclock which is why I went with what I did lol :p 
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a c 327 4 Gaming
December 6, 2013 6:43:48 PM

because you dont want to OC, you can save a lot, you can even get better GPU if you want

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($160.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $546.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 21:43 EST-0500)
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December 6, 2013 6:49:37 PM

AMD Radeon said:
because you dont want to OC, you can save a lot, you can even get better GPU if you want

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($160.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $546.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 21:43 EST-0500)


This is going to be my solution, but I got a quick question... What about the Motherboard? do you not really need a higher priced one? I would love an explanation, thank you so very much btw sir/madam :) 
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a c 327 4 Gaming
December 6, 2013 6:54:00 PM

Z87 is for OC with very good VRM
H81 is a very basic one, for office pc
B85 is in the middle, has good features but with standard VRM
so the best suited mobo for you is B85
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December 6, 2013 6:55:01 PM

AMD Radeon said:
Z87 is for OC with very good VRM
H81 is a very basic one, for office pc
B85 is in the middle, has good features but with standard VRM


Alright thanky you so much for the help :D 

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