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Building my first Computer. Need final confirmation? Buying all the parts.

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January 12, 2014 4:18:21 PM

Hello everyone. I'm building my first computer I've selected all the parts and I've talked to everyone and they took a look at it. Please tell me if anything should change. I don't want to a order a single part online. The price is set, nothing higher. Thanks. I'm going to buy all the parts once I get confirmation.


CPU
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...

Motherboard
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...

Powersupply
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=3...

Graphics card

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...

Ram

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=2...

Hard drive

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

CD-Drive

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Monitor- Free
Samsung Syncmaster 213T ( Will it be fine with my graphics card?)

Case

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Operating System

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

(Is there a cheaper way to get this without being scammed?)

Total: 1,107
+Tax= 143.93
Grand Total= 1, 250.18 (Maybe I'm wrong with the price a bit)


I just want to confirm that all parts are going to work with each other.
I can't spend anymore money and nothing can be ordered online.
Please, if you have a lot of experience let me know if there's any problems.
I'm going to buy all the parts I expect everything to work. My only concern is
the case, will the case not overheat? Thanks


Here was the last page where I asked and someone recommended me different parts.
This is my current final list. Please reply soon, thanks.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1967782/computer...

(Last page)

I will pick best answer.

January 12, 2014 5:02:35 PM

If you are scrapping for cash, you can get the 4570 instead of the 4670 (very little difference in performance). I think you should up your RAM to 8GB rather than 4. I doubt the components would overheat in that case. You may have to add a few fans just for proper airflow.

Other than that, looks like a good build.
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January 12, 2014 5:12:53 PM

I agree with barto, The only thing i would be kinda scared of is the 600W PSU. For the GTX 770 it requires a min 600W. I always like to go atleast 50 to 100W more than the min.
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January 12, 2014 5:33:25 PM

djkillz said:
I agree with barto, The only thing i would be kinda scared of is the 600W PSU. For the GTX 770 it requires a min 600W. I always like to go atleast 50 to 100W more than the min.



You are correct. The reason I didn't say anything was because my 770 gtx doesn't pull the max 230w it's rated. It pulls less. I don't know why but when I play BF4, my whole system only pulls 255w. Grant it, I haven't started overclocking. But I think for his build, 600 will be fine. GPU companies usually consider the whole build when they rate the minimum.
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January 12, 2014 6:12:04 PM

I have seen two of those seasonics fail within a week of use. Different wattage but same brand. I highly recommend getting a name brand PSU. I agree with barto, go for 2x 4gb ram sticks. Also consider a better cpu cooler than the stock one if you are gonna load the system (for ex: BF4).
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January 12, 2014 7:44:05 PM

Oh my god you guys are freaking me out! Ahh!
I'm not going to overclock my computer but I will be rendering a lot with 3D animations.
Should I buy something with more 600W or not?

Now I need to buy a better cpu cooler? Oh my god.. okay what type should I buy?
Why is won't the stock cpu cooler cut it? Why should I consider buying a better one?
Remember <--- kindergarden computers.
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January 12, 2014 7:53:04 PM

barto said:
If you are scrapping for cash, you can get the 4570 instead of the 4670 (very little difference in performance). I think you should up your RAM to 8GB rather than 4. I doubt the components would overheat in that case. You may have to add a few fans just for proper airflow.

Other than that, looks like a good build.


Okay man. What happens if I don't add those extra fans? Can I damage my computer?
All I want to know is that everything will be fine. And should I buy a different cpu cooler or not?
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January 12, 2014 8:00:03 PM

No need to freak buddy. It will all work out.

You should be fine with a 600W if you are not going to use too many components. Be sure it is at least 80 Plus certified. most of us would recommend buying at least 50W over that though but its not absolutely necessary.
http://www.nvidia.com/content/geforce-gtx/GTX_770_User_...

"System Power Supply
Minimum 600 W or greater system power supply with one 6-pin
and one 8-pin Pci express supplementary power connector. "

TDP on that card is 230 W as stated here:
http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/introducing-t...

You can use a PSU wattage calculator. Here is the link:
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...

Pairing a GTX 780 and that i5 with a stock cooler is like giving a ping-pong ball to a sumo who is drowning in the ocean as a life jacket. This example is a bit extreme but I hope the point goes across. You mention that you will be rendering, this will strain the CPU and GPU. While the GPU cooler should be fine with adequate ventalation, I HIGHLY recommend an aftermarket cooler to keep your CPU temps down. Rendering will put a big load on the thing so be sure to get a decent one.

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January 12, 2014 8:00:57 PM

Let me clean it up.

Should I buy a power supplier with more 600W. If yes, could you recommend me which one from tiger direct or any other store (can't be online order).
Should I buy a better cpu cooling? Is it necessary.
Why do I need 8GB? Can the motherboard support more than 4GB. I can always buy it later, can't i?
I do not want to risk my components overheating one bit. Is there a better case you would recommend me to get? Can be 50 bucks more.
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January 12, 2014 8:09:31 PM

Okay I'm going to find one with 650W just to be safe.
Can you recommend me a decent aftermarket cooler on tiger direct? i have no idea which one to pick?
I'll probably look for a different case too.
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January 12, 2014 8:51:05 PM

PSU $59-$10MIR=$49.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
PSU $69-$10MIR=$59.99
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

I'm not sure what they will have in stock at your TigerDirect store.

By the way the cpu is cheaper at tiger if they have it in stock, which they should.
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

CPU coolers: You can go air or liquid. I like liquid because its not that much more, performs better and is much quieter.
Air $34.99: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Air $16.99: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8...
Air $48.88: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8...

Liquid $54.99: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=8...
Liquid $47.99 ($10MIR) :http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

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The case is completely up to you, be sure it has enough open space and hole for ventilation. Also consider the length of your graphics card and be sure to check whether it will fit in the case. A 770 should fit in most mid tower cases and all full tower cases.
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By the way, you don't have to do this but I would appreciate it if you did. When you go to the TigerDirect store, when you checkout and they ask (or maybe they wont ask) "did anyone help you?" if you could ask them to type in ST740149. I'm not sure if my number would work for a store in Canada but I'd appreciate it if you could try. No big deal if you don't want to.

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January 12, 2014 9:06:46 PM

There are many cases to choose from here are just a few
Possible cases:
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=6...

Pretty much just looking for a good amount of intake's and outtakes. Preferably a case with at least one outtake on the top (since heat rises). If possible a grill or intake on the side as well.

You should require that it be PSU bottom mounted and there be an intake on the front. Highly prefer an intake on top and upper backside of the case. When you are looking at them, try and imagine how air will be pulled in an out.
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January 12, 2014 10:48:47 PM

Yeah, i7's are over kill especially since you can get i5's and over clock them. The performance difference when gaming is unnoticeable. This is true regardless of whether you get a 3rd or 4th gen CPU. Most coolers fit a variety of different sockets. I'm pretty sure I linked only coolers that fit a 1150 socket for sure. They should work for 1155 socket too and should say so as well.
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January 12, 2014 11:04:52 PM

Just one last question. Can my computer even connect to the internet. If so, I'd probably need wifi, can I buy a wifi adaptor and connect it to my compute usb?
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January 13, 2014 12:09:24 AM

yes the motherboard has a LAN port, if you need wifi you can get a USB wifi adapter, they are fairly inexpensive. Be sure that if you are running off wifi for gaming that you have a stable connection and a higher end router and usb receiver so you are not disconnecting or dropping too many packets
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