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I will like to know if this gaming pc build is good enough

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January 10, 2014 2:07:28 PM

I'm going to buy my first gaming pc, and I'm not sure if all the components I selected are good within the build.

Thank you.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ikarnus/saved/3gxe

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January 10, 2014 2:16:19 PM

If this build for gaming and you dont have intentions to do intensive tasks such as editing/rendering, the i7-4770k is unnecessary.
Also, I would suggest air cooler instead of liquid cooling. It's quieter and is just as good or even better. Your ram, I suggest getting dual, 2 x 4. The PSU is a huge waste of money. You're not going to need a 1000w.. 650/750 should be more than enough for you. You can actually cut down on some of your stuff and grab a GTX 780. Which should be a priority for you if your rig is for gaming.
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January 10, 2014 2:23:04 PM

Consider an SSD for windows. 120GB is plenty.
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January 10, 2014 2:27:18 PM

I agree with everything HeyyScott said. if you go for an air cooler, check out the Noctua NH-D14, I have one, and while it's a brick of a cooler, my CPU idles around 25 C. Also, you should spend $10 more dollars for a Seagate Barracuda 2TB drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...), which is twice as big as the WD, and extremely fast. An SSD is a good idea as well, as long as you have solutions to move games between the SSD and HDD, because if you're like me and don't like to delete your games, you'll run out of space quickly.
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January 10, 2014 2:36:59 PM

n.a. now
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January 10, 2014 2:42:14 PM

Should I get a i5 then? If yes, then which one?
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January 10, 2014 2:45:25 PM

ikarnus said:
Should I get a i5 then? If yes, then which one?


i5-4670k is perfect for gaming.
Also, take what I said earlier into high consideration.
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January 10, 2014 5:50:52 PM

ikarnus said:
I'm going to buy my first gaming pc, and I'm not sure if all the components I selected are good within the build.

Thank you.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ikarnus/saved/3gxe


All depends what your goal in the design is. Are you looking for just 50FPS on BF4 on High or you talking three 1080-P surround screens all running 60+FPS on Ultra on BF4. There is never a future proof computer, but you can invest wisely to last a long time, and Haswell i7 is a great pick going forward, nothing will ever be a challenge for that for a long long time.
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January 10, 2014 6:24:53 PM

Tom Tancredi said:
ikarnus said:
I'm going to buy my first gaming pc, and I'm not sure if all the components I selected are good within the build.

Thank you.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ikarnus/saved/3gxe


All depends what your goal in the design is. Are you looking for just 50FPS on BF4 on High or you talking three 1080-P surround screens all running 60+FPS on Ultra on BF4. There is never a future proof computer, but you can invest wisely to last a long time, and Haswell i7 is a great pick going forward, nothing will ever be a challenge for that for a long long time.


I will only use one 1080p monitor with this gaming rig
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