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January 10, 2014 11:58:47 AM

I was planning to build a pc but due to a budget change i had to do some changes...

I would appreciate any help concerning compatibility between these parts and any ways I can make it better.

Also if you have a good tutorial on building pcs ( Preferably with similar parts) it would also help.

The Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z2Zi

Thanks in Advance

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a c 387 4 Gaming
January 10, 2014 12:01:57 PM

Drop the cooler. It will not cool any better than a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO and will make ALOT more noise.

IF you are just gaming change to an i5 and 8gb RAM. the i7 and 16gb RAM will do nothing for gaming at all.

Also, if you are going to spend $70+ on a keyboard make sure it is mechanical. that keyboard will feel identical to a $8 Walmart keyboard.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 10, 2014 12:03:33 PM

If this is strictly for gaming I'd say drop down to a i5 4670k and get a nice air cooler like NH-D14 over the H60 (and 16gb of ram is overkill for a gaming comp), other than that it looks good.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 10, 2014 12:04:47 PM

Everything is great and all compatible.
Drop CPU to an i5 4670k and Mobo to MSI G45 gaming.
a 8 GB of ram (2x4) is enough for gaming and renderign stuff.
CPU Cooler like Cooler master hyper 212 evo is enough for i5 and can overclock it very well.
780 is great however if you low on budget get a GTX 770 for your resolution.

You missing a DVD Drive (Optical Drive) get one LG or iLite or Asus one they are good.
and that is a great build for the total price ;) 
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a b 4 Gaming
January 10, 2014 12:06:47 PM

I would drop down to the Gigabyte UD3H, and 8GB of RAM. Unless you are going for a high overclock, the UD3H will be fine, and you don't need more than 8GB of RAM for gaming.

With the savings, get a SSD for your OS and apps. The 120GB Samsung 840 EVO is a great choice and will make a big difference.

I would probably look at something in the 800-900 watt range if SLI is ever a possibility. If not, then a good 650 watt PSU is plenty. Also, you should be able to find something with a better efficiency and full modular design for that much. The XFX ProSeries Gold 750 watt PSU is on sale right now and a good choice (850 for SLI). Other than that it should work very well for you.
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January 10, 2014 12:09:50 PM

tiny voices said:
Drop the cooler. It will not cool any better than a Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO and will make ALOT more noise.

IF you are just gaming change to an i5 and 8gb RAM. the i7 and 16gb RAM will do nothing for gaming at all.

Also, if you are going to spend $70+ on a keyboard make sure it is mechanical. that keyboard will feel identical to a $8 Walmart keyboard.


Thanks, Which keyboard could you recommend at that price point?
I'm also using it for video editing that's why I put the RAM and the I7.
As with the cooler I got it in sale that's why I bought and I thought that liquid cooling would be better... the reviews said it was fairly silent so.


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a b 4 Gaming
January 10, 2014 12:13:14 PM

low end liquid cooling is normally worse cooling then high end air cooling and costs more. If you already bought it then don't worry about it. Just don't try to OC your CPU too high maybe in the 4.2Ghz range at most and always monitor your temps while doing this.
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a c 387 4 Gaming
January 10, 2014 12:14:21 PM

Liquid cooling is not really 'better' unless you spend hundreds and build a custom loop. That cooler will be INSANELY loud and not a good option for overclocking as it doesn't even perform better than cheap air coolers. Closed loop coolers like that are a fad. They are more for saying "hey look I have water cooling" than actually performing better than air. I would ALWAYS get an air cooler over a water cooler.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgk... VERY good quality and a very nice mechanical keyboard.
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January 10, 2014 12:15:42 PM

Niko_boy said:

You missing a DVD Drive (Optical Drive) get one LG or iLite or Asus one they are good.
and that is a great build for the total price ;) 


Yeah, i had one from my other pc so im using that one. Thanks
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January 10, 2014 12:18:36 PM

Thanks to everyone.
Does anyone know if the PSU I chose is good?
And if you have the tutorial it would help too...
Thaks in Advance
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a b 4 Gaming
January 10, 2014 12:20:58 PM

I also see you have microcenter listed for some of your parts... If you live near one you can pick up the i7 4770k in-store for $280.
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January 10, 2014 12:25:35 PM

Thanks to everyone I am buying the parts and I will change the keyboard for the CoolerMaster one and the psu I'll go with the XFX ProSeries Gold 850 watt if I need to add a second GTX 780 in the future...
Also I decided to get a UD3H because I'm not really into overclocking (I'll consider it in the future)
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January 10, 2014 12:29:08 PM

Derza10 said:
I also see you have microcenter listed for some of your parts... If you live near one you can pick up the i7 4770 in-store for $280.

I think the only difference is the overclocking, right??
With my pc do you recommend I overclock my parts?? (Which ones??)
Thanks in Advance

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a c 387 4 Gaming
January 10, 2014 12:31:56 PM

Luisalf619 said:
Derza10 said:
I also see you have microcenter listed for some of your parts... If you live near one you can pick up the i7 4770 in-store for $280.

I think the only difference is the overclocking, right??
With my pc do you recommend I overclock my parts?? (Which ones??)
Thanks in Advance



You have no need to overclock anything. Your computer will max all games easily. Overclocking is a hobby and not a necessity AT ALL.

If you do not play to overclock you CPU, you can get a cheaper motherboard and save money.
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January 10, 2014 12:34:28 PM

tiny voices said:
Luisalf619 said:
Derza10 said:
I also see you have microcenter listed for some of your parts... If you live near one you can pick up the i7 4770 in-store for $280.

I think the only difference is the overclocking, right??
With my pc do you recommend I overclock my parts?? (Which ones??)
Thanks in Advance



You have no need to overclock anything. Your computer will max all games easily. Overclocking is a hobby and not a necessity AT ALL.

If you do not play to overclock you CPU, you can get a cheaper motherboard and save money.


Thanks, I'll swap out the UD5H for the UD3H and get a 4770. Thanks to everyone who helped me. I'll update when it's built!
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a b 4 Gaming
January 10, 2014 12:34:54 PM

Luisalf619 said:
Derza10 said:
I also see you have microcenter listed for some of your parts... If you live near one you can pick up the i7 4770 in-store for $280.

I think the only difference is the overclocking, right??
With my pc do you recommend I overclock my parts?? (Which ones??)
Thanks in Advance



Sorry i meant Microcenter has the i7 4770K for $280 with in-store pickup... Left off the K by mistake. I OC'd my CPU and GPU... If you do not plan to OC then no reason getting the K version of the CPU. Your CPU cooler is a bit weak so you might not be able to get a worthwhile OC on your CPU (and keep your temps in acceptable range).

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January 10, 2014 12:38:25 PM

Derza10 said:
Luisalf619 said:
Derza10 said:
I also see you have microcenter listed for some of your parts... If you live near one you can pick up the i7 4770 in-store for $280.

I think the only difference is the overclocking, right??
With my pc do you recommend I overclock my parts?? (Which ones??)
Thanks in Advance



Sorry i meant Microcenter has the i7 4770K for $280 with in-store pickup... Left off the K by mistake. I OC'd my CPU and GPU... If you do not plan to OC then no reason getting the K version of the CPU. Your CPU cooler is a bit weak so you might not be able to get a worthwhile OC on your CPU (and keep your temps in acceptable range).


Even better, if I plan to OC in the future... What would be an acceptable temp for a GPU and for a CPU??
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a c 387 4 Gaming
January 10, 2014 12:40:02 PM

The CPU you shouldn't let it get past 75c and the GPU will be fine up to about 85c
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a b 4 Gaming
January 10, 2014 12:43:31 PM

i7 4770k tend to run a bit hot.. With mine i'm OC'd to 4.4 and while gaming its around 55-65c, and prime95 and other heavy load benchmarks it gets up to 70-75c... These chips can run 80-85c without issue... But as tiny voices said i wouldn't want to run it much higher than 75c for extended periods of time.
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