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2014 Gaming Computer Build Components Compatability

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January 10, 2014 10:41:06 AM

Hello,
I'm doing my first computer build and have done a fair amount of research on components online and talking to people with some experience. The list below is what I came up with. I realize some of the components may be overkill for now, but I plan on being able to upgrade this system later, maybe by running 2 GTX 770's SLI etc. without replacing much. I would to know that all my components are compatible and whether there is something major missing? One thing, I know the case comes with quite a few fans, but wasn't sure if I need more should I decide to overclock?

PS. I got accessories separately (i.e screen, keyboard, mouse...)

Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case
FD-CA-DEF-R4-TI-W

ZALMAN CNPS9500A-LED 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

EVGA SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling 02G-P4-2774-KR GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Thanks in advance!

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January 10, 2014 10:53:23 AM

That is a very solid build. The only changes that I would make would be to get a Corsair RM PSU rather than the TX series (about the same price, maybe a couple dollars difference depending on the day) and to get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for a CPU cooler, or a Corsair H100i if you plan on overclocking a lot.

Also your RAM is a very high latency for 1600Mhz, I would look for something CAS9 at the highest, G.Skill even has an 8GB kit that is CAS7. You must also make sure that the RAM is rated for 1.5V maximum.
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January 10, 2014 10:55:42 AM

Looks like a good solid build to me. The only thing I am concerned about, assuming you decide to overclock, is the size of the CPU cooler. I personally would go no smaller than 120mm on an air cooler, but I must admit I have no experience with those round Zalman coolers. I personally use a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, which keeps my massively overclocked i5-3570k WELL within comfortable temps (30c as I type this, upper 50s while gaming, only as high as 62 under maximum load from intel burn test) with the clock boosted by 1200mhz (3.4ghz to 4.6ghz.)
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January 10, 2014 1:10:54 PM

Drew010 said:
That is a very solid build. The only changes that I would make would be to get a Corsair RM PSU rather than the TX series (about the same price, maybe a couple dollars difference depending on the day) and to get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO for a CPU cooler, or a Corsair H100i if you plan on overclocking a lot.

Also your RAM is a very high latency for 1600Mhz, I would look for something CAS9 at the highest, G.Skill even has an 8GB kit that is CAS7. You must also make sure that the RAM is rated for 1.5V maximum.


Thanks for the quick replies! I just had it ordered, but was able to cancel and make some changes.
1) I went with the 212 EVO CPU cooler you both advised
2) I stuck with the power supply, the RM was currently about $50 more on newegg that I found, so didn't think that was worth it.
3) I went with G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-8GBX instead of the Corsair Vengeance

Again, appreciate the help!
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