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I am going to build a PC for my re-entry into the world of PC gaming

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December 9, 2013 9:33:30 PM

It has been all too long since i have had a good gaming PC and i think its time for a change of pace.

Here's the build:

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R Compact ATX Case with Window

Mother Board: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming Motherboard

Cpu Cooler: Intel BXTS13X Liquid Cooler

Cpu: i5 4670K

RAM: 2x4 GB G.Skill ares

Graphics Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 OC 3GB

Storage: 2 TB Seagate barracuda

PSU: Corsair GS-700 V2 Power Supply

If you see anything wrong with this build please tell me.

The build comes in at 1800$ including a monitor

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December 9, 2013 9:59:50 PM

That liquid cooler is junk. it will be LOUD and not cool any better than a cheaper air cooler.
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December 9, 2013 10:02:45 PM

The build seems very expensive for the items, where do you live? and I agree with the liquid cooler, You could get a Hyper Evo thats better.
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December 9, 2013 10:05:31 PM

Also, do you have more than one monitor? Otherwise a 3GB Graphics card is a bit overkill for most single monitor builds, 2GB should be just fine.
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December 9, 2013 10:05:31 PM

I agree with the liquid cooler too, I suggest an r9 card instead.
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December 9, 2013 10:05:48 PM

R9 290x is awesome.
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December 9, 2013 10:10:35 PM

Thank you for the information! I'll change the cooler, I live in Australia so we get shafted for prices And i will consider an r9 card when the aftermarket coolers are out.
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December 9, 2013 10:11:43 PM

Thank you for the information! I'll change the cooler, I live in Australia so we get shafted for prices And i will consider an r9 card when the aftermarket coolers are out.
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December 9, 2013 10:17:34 PM

Any More suggestions for cost effective CPU coolers that are good for a bit of OC?
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December 9, 2013 10:19:05 PM

You want a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EV). Best cooler for anything close to the price.
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December 9, 2013 10:35:11 PM

Hyper 212 Evo it is! Thanks guys
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December 9, 2013 10:36:13 PM

Always glad to be able to help!
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a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 10:39:04 PM

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2i1d2

I put a build quickly together, and left hopefully enough room in your budget for a monitor.

Also some people say MSI quality control has gone down pretty bad, I haven't experience it yet but just letting you know. The board I pick should be a good replacement.

I also slap in a beefier cooler, if your over budget with your monitor, get the Hyper Evo as you said and see if that helps :) 
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December 10, 2013 12:31:07 AM

What is the max Cpu cooler size on the Bitfenix Shinobi
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December 10, 2013 12:35:09 AM

Because i was looking for a compact system.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 10, 2013 12:49:38 AM

The cooler is slightly bigger then the hyper evo but i'm sure u won't have troubles fitting it in that case.

The case I believe is also 2 inches or so longer then the 200R.
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December 10, 2013 12:57:48 AM

Well a good looking Cpu cooler was the CoolerMaster Hyper 212X. Will it fit inside the bitfenix shinobi?
Because it says that the shinobi can only hold coolers as tall as 159 mm
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December 10, 2013 1:08:27 AM

Heatsink Dimensions: Phanteks

134 x 140 x 160 mm (without fan)
159 x 140 x 171 mm (with Dual Fans)

Hyper 212X
Dimension 120 x 79 x 158 mm / 4.7 x 3.1 x 6.2 inch
Heat Sink Dimensions 116 x 51 x 158 mm / 4.6 x 2.0 x 6.2 inch'

The hyper 212 is smaller so I guess its a safer bet, I think it provides better cooling then the EVO but I don't have enough experience to say. I use the Phantek one in my builds and it cools really well, and pretty quiet.
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December 10, 2013 4:41:31 AM

The Coolermaster hyper 212 evo is a VERY good cooler and for the money it cannot be beat. I use it in my mATX build and it barely fits but it does, so it will fit in basically any mid-tower case.
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