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January 31, 2014 5:03:54 AM

Hey guys Im thinking of building my first gaming pc possibly water cooled depending on budget and if needed
the parts i am thinking of so far are
CPU - I5 4670k

GPU - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 WindForce 3x OC Rev2 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card **Black PCB**

MoBo - asus z87-k

Case - Bitfenix ronin tower case

Ram - possibly Avexir Core Blue Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Kit (AVD3U16000904G-2CW) - Blue Light

watercooling - if i do go for watercooling i would go for this i think XSPC RayStorm 750 EX240 WaterCooling Kit

Im not sure what psu i would need and i was wondering if there is anything that anyone would think that is needed to be changed or any tips
i think the parts so far without water cooling come to around £590 my budget isnt massive but i can stretch it to around £800 possibly more is the components are necessary for a decent gaming rig
I am also sorry for the wall of words

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January 31, 2014 5:21:19 AM

As long as it's at least 600W, maybe 650-700, you should have plenty of power for that.

Unless you're overclocking, though, I don't think you need the watercooling system. Decent air flow & case fans, or even an inexpensive CPU air cooler (hyper evo, for example), would be more than enough for stock settings to keep you running cool.
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January 31, 2014 10:31:39 AM

okay thanks :)  is there any decent 650w psu you could suggest?
yea i am thinking of overclocking at some point but possibly not straight away so i think i will leave the water cooling to a later date
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January 31, 2014 11:13:50 AM

spdragoo said:
As long as it's at least 600W, maybe 650-700, you should have plenty of power for that.

Unless you're overclocking, though, I don't think you need the watercooling system. Decent air flow & case fans, or even an inexpensive CPU air cooler (hyper evo, for example), would be more than enough for stock settings to keep you running cool.


also could i ask i have 8gb of ram atm which is 1300mhz i think would that work with the 1600mhz ram or can a mobo only read one speed at a time?
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January 31, 2014 12:31:22 PM

Barrybasher said:
spdragoo said:
As long as it's at least 600W, maybe 650-700, you should have plenty of power for that.

Unless you're overclocking, though, I don't think you need the watercooling system. Decent air flow & case fans, or even an inexpensive CPU air cooler (hyper evo, for example), would be more than enough for stock settings to keep you running cool.


also could i ask i have 8gb of ram atm which is 1300mhz i think would that work with the 1600mhz ram or can a mobo only read one speed at a time?


I have a Thermaltake PSU, but pretty much look for an 80 Bronze or higher rated PSU.

For the RAM, the motherboard will clock down to the slower RAM. Most people won't need more than 8GB, but the 1600 RAM also may not provide much of a speed boost over the 1300 (sure that's not 1333? 1300 seems an odd speed).

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January 31, 2014 2:59:56 PM

spdragoo said:
Barrybasher said:
spdragoo said:
As long as it's at least 600W, maybe 650-700, you should have plenty of power for that.

Unless you're overclocking, though, I don't think you need the watercooling system. Decent air flow & case fans, or even an inexpensive CPU air cooler (hyper evo, for example), would be more than enough for stock settings to keep you running cool.


also could i ask i have 8gb of ram atm which is 1300mhz i think would that work with the 1600mhz ram or can a mobo only read one speed at a time?


I have a Thermaltake PSU, but pretty much look for an 80 Bronze or higher rated PSU.

For the RAM, the motherboard will clock down to the slower RAM. Most people won't need more than 8GB, but the 1600 RAM also may not provide much of a speed boost over the 1300 (sure that's not 1333? 1300 seems an odd speed).



yea i meant 1333 i knew it wasnt 1300 but i forgot the exact number :p  i think i will try with just the 8gb 1600 as i think it will be fine
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