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$700-$800 Gaming PC build (My first build)

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?
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  1. 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)
  2. 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.
  3. 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"
  4. 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
  5. bearman74 said:

    I do not intend to overclock which is why I went with what I did lol :P


    -_- lol

    And here is the 7870 vs 270.
    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1864&gid2=675&compare=radeon-r9-270-vs-radeon-hd-7870

    Basically the same card.
  6. SnakeGTX said:
    bearman74 said:

    I do not intend to overclock which is why I went with what I did lol :P


    -_- lol

    And here is the 7870 vs 270.
    http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/index.php?gid=1864&gid2=675&compare=radeon-r9-270-vs-radeon-hd-7870

    Basically the same card.



    I did not know that 0.o well thank you then ! saves me some money!
  7. Best answer
    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)
  8. 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 :)
  9. 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
  10. 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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