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January 10, 2014 6:55:20 PM

So I am thinking of building a gaming PC in a week or so; I got all my parts picked out, and just want to see what people think. Am I missing anything, Are some parts overkill, or should I swap some things out? Thanks.

CPU: i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD4H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

Power Supply: CORSAIR CX series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS

Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W

Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model

Storage/Hard Drive: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC, Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, Blue - OEM

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

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January 10, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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January 10, 2014 7:03:41 PM

i would go with a modular or semi-modular power supply so its not a rats nest in the case.

a 120gb ssd might not be large enough (factor in that you only want to fill it to 80% capacity then subtract 30gb for os) since you will have only about 66gb useable space. the reason for the 80% is so trim and other functions work right or you shorten the lifespan of your drive. i'd get a 250gb samsung 840 evo instead. your choice.

i'd suggest a more open case like the corsair 300r over the r4. more open airflow is better for overclocking. temps will be lower.
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January 11, 2014 4:45:19 PM

Thanks. I did switch to a modular, no point and having tons of extra wire's. I think your right about the ssd, and will most likely go for the 250gb. I'm still shopping around for cases, was just going to see what people thought of the r4; thanks for the suggestion of the corsair 300r ill keep it in mind.
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