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I want to build a small form factor gaming PC. (Frist Time building.)

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December 11, 2013 12:35:13 AM

Every PC I've ever had has been a beast of metal so i thought it was time for a change of pace.

I want to build a small form factor overclock-able gaming PC.

Here's the specs:

Case: Aerocool Dead Silence Cube

MoBo: ASRock Z87M Extreme 4

Cpu: i5 4670k

Cpu Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212X

RAM: 2x4 GB G.Skill Ares

Graphics card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 GC 3GB OR an R9 290 When the custom coolers come out

Storage: 1TB Seagate Barracuda

PSU: Corsair GS-700 V2

Additional Cooling: I'll probably put some Noctua fans in

That is all the important stuff.

I do intend on doing a bit of overclocking.

Will this system work with what i intend on using it for?

If you see anything wrong please tell me.
December 11, 2013 1:27:39 AM

Nice build. I suggest a seasonic, xfx or a HX (or higher) corsair PSU. I also suggest a WD 1TB Blue drive because seagate drives have a high(er) tendency to fail.
The system is a little overkill for what you are going to be doing but thats ok.
I highly suggest you get an SSD!!!!! Something like a 120GB or 250GB Samsung evo / crucial m500 would be great.
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December 11, 2013 1:36:01 AM

Thank you! I knew i was forgetting the SSD.
And also thanks for the advice.

This system is already 1700$ including a good monitor and i set the price point to under 1800$
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December 11, 2013 1:49:59 AM

if you get a r9 290 (with some sort of custom cooler) you will still save some money compared to the gtx 780, with that you can afford an SSD and still be under your budget limit
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December 11, 2013 2:32:09 AM

When the usual groups bring out their coolers like the Windforce for example i will definitely go for an R9 290.
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December 11, 2013 2:34:15 AM

How much do you think the R9 290 will be when the big name companies release their coolers?

I think about 540$
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December 11, 2013 2:36:06 AM

Nah. I think it will be close to the cost of a stock r9 290, so around 470$
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December 11, 2013 2:41:57 AM

In Australia the normal R9 290 is 499$
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December 11, 2013 2:43:44 AM

That should put my build at 1630$ with a monitor, an SSD and a better psu.
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December 11, 2013 2:49:27 AM

Great. Computer parts r so cheap in the States, i'm jealous. I want to live there :p  i built mine which is worse than this for 2000euros which is about 2300$.
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December 11, 2013 2:54:35 AM

Australia gets some alright prices.
You have been an awesome help, I have achieved a good value price point and the system will still do everything i need.
(Maybe the R9 290's with custom coolers will revive the BF4 bundle.)
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December 11, 2013 2:56:29 AM

Yeah, lets so.
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