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Looking for parts advice to complete my new build.

I am starting to build my first gaming rig. I purchased a few parts because I was either drunk or because the sales were too good to pass up. I have limited knowledge of building and I was hoping to get some advice for the remaining parts. The main things I need are a socket 1150 motherboard that will fit in my case but also give me some room to overclock in the future/add more hdds or video cards, and some nice speedy ram that wont break the bank but also wont look like crap in my case. Something else that is not a must immediately but would be a bonus would be a decent sized SSD. Anyways thanks for reading this and if you have any advice I would love to hear it!


Approximate Purchase Date: Now but I can also wait for deals.

Budget Range:$300-$400 for remaining parts

System Usage: Gaming/ school work
Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: Motherboard, Ram, ssd.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes but not including that in my budget. Looking for advice on win 7 vs 8.1 or others

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or amazon

Location: Seattle, Washington

Parts Preferences: I want it to look decent in the case no other requirements

Overclocking: Yes but just looking to very slightly overclock. Nothing too crazy.

SLI or Crossfire: maybe down the road

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: I have a few parts that I purchased for a new PC build on a whim and now I am stuck looking for parts to complete the build. Any and all help is appreciated.

What I have so far.

Intel i5 4670k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899

Western digital 1tb 7200 rpm hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

NZXT phantom R10 in white
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006I2H04I/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Antec neoeco 620w PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031

msi twin frozr hd7850 2gb
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-R7870-Twin-Frozr-2GD5/dp/B007NG3WRC/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1391065487&sr=1-4&keywords=msi+hd7850
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  1. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2K5y4 Extreme 4 is a good overclocker ,samsung Evo is a great deal Id put my Os on it and I added a cpu cooler, didnt know if you had one or not..All of these can be changed just make sure you get a z87 motherboard.( you dont need a crazy expensive one to get a good overclock out of it) I
  2. Best answer
    madrude said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2K5y4 Extreme 4 is a good overclocker ,samsung Evo is a great deal Id put my Os on it and I added a cpu cooler, didnt know if you had one or not..All of these can be changed just make sure you get a z87 motherboard.( you dont need a crazy expensive one to get a good overclock out of it) I


    I would go with this, but get get a hyper 212 evo, no real need for a h100i when the gpu will in no way bottleneck the cpu and the OP only wants a mild overclock.

    EDIT: very expensive ram there, this is a much better option

    UD4H is practically the best Z87 motherboard (aside from ROG mobos) so i would suggest this build.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2K5Ci
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2K5Ci/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2K5Ci/benchmarks/

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $341.22
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-30 02:41 EST-0500)
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.29 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.93 @ Amazon)
    Total: $304.21
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-30 02:38 EST-0500)

    EDIT: didn't see a CPU cooler there. you may need to get one if you're OCing the CPU. CM Hyper212 EVO is highly recommended.

    EDIT2: gah! my bad! forgot you already got that 7870
  4. thanks guys both of those options look good and come in around my price range. I will do some more comparisons but this is a great place to start.

    also for the 212 EVO is that going to be louder? I am not really going for totally silent but I dont want a jet engine either.
  5. freckleman88 said:
    thanks guys both of those options look good and come in around my price range. I will do some more comparisons but this is a great place to start.

    also for the 212 EVO is that going to be louder? I am not really going for totally silent but I dont want a jet engine either.


    Air cooling is quieter than watercooling. The evo is a nice and quiet cooler and is provides amazing performance for its price. You can easily get 4ghz overclock out of it.
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    Air cooling is quieter than watercooling. The evo is a nice and quiet cooler and is provides amazing performance for its price. You can easily get 4ghz overclock out of it.


    Actually you got that backwards watercooling is usually quieter than air but both of these coolers use 2 fans difference is you can turn down the rpm on the h100i and still get very good temps. I say the h100i because it doesnt crowd your case and you dont need to worry about your ram heat spreaders hitting your cooler at all that and its a little more future proof if you ever wanted to overclock higher. Both are very good coolers tho, Iv used both in builds.
  7. madrude said:
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    Air cooling is quieter than watercooling. The evo is a nice and quiet cooler and is provides amazing performance for its price. You can easily get 4ghz overclock out of it.


    Actually you got that backwards watercooling is usually quieter than air but both of these coolers use 2 fans difference is you can turn down the rpm on the h100i and still get very good temps. I say the h100i because it doesnt crowd your case and you dont need to worry about your ram heat spreaders hitting your cooler at all that and its a little more future proof if you ever wanted to overclock higher. Both are very good coolers tho, Iv used both in builds.


    Well since he does the the budget to accommodate a h100i, i would also recommend it.
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