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February 9, 2014 12:50:57 AM

Hello all, new user here,

This is going to be my first pc that i'm going to put together myself and i'm a little nervous/excited. I want to make sure everything will work well with each other and perform the way i want it to. I will try to provide as much information as possible. Please let me know if i forgot to mention something. Open to suggestions. All help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Mobo : ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
CPU : Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W
Vid Card : GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5
Memory : G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
PSU : CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91
SSD : SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC
DiskDrive : ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Tower : Aerocool Syclone II Black Edition Mid Tower Case
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
I dont have a monitor yet, but I'm looking to get a 1080p 120Hz. Want to play @ 60fps

Dont plan on overclocking, but looking to do possible SLI in future. Might want to up to 32gb ram later on as well (Thats the reason for the win 7 pro.)
Do you believe the build should run cool enough on its own, or should i buy an aftermarket cooler / more fans?

Sorry if I posted in wrong section. Thanks once again, all help is very much appreciated.

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February 9, 2014 1:01:22 AM

One issue. You are choosing a locked CPU. You should get a "K" one even if you don't overclock. You are planning on adding a second 770 so I'd recommend spending the extra $10 on a "K" cpu. Also, you have enough wattage and a good overclocking mobo. Just keep that door open...you never know. Otherwise, great build.

Case is a little odd and I can't seem to find reviews. Are you in UK?

It's always a good idea to add extra fans.
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February 9, 2014 1:03:52 AM

Why did you pick that case?
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February 9, 2014 1:07:25 AM

Wow, very speedy reply, thank you. Im in US, i thought the case looked pretty cool/different. Ok, not a problem to go with the 'K' PSU thank you for that :)  I'm hoping to have this able to run some newer games coming out such as the new elder scrolls and the division when that comes out. I've read that the new nvidia 8 series cards should be coming out soon, does that usually drop the prices of the other cards? I'm thinking maybe i should just go with one of the newer ones if they are for a decent price.
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February 9, 2014 1:08:28 AM

dashboy1998 said:
Why did you pick that case?


Just thought it looked cool. I will probably add some fans if available, just hoping it wont cause an issue.

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February 9, 2014 1:15:38 AM

You should a cooler for your CPU atleast a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.
Windows 8.1 is what I would get it's not too bad if you get Classic shell.
Also most games don't use 8GB of RAM so 16GB is alot but needed if you want to do video editing.
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February 9, 2014 1:22:20 AM

dashboy1998 said:
You should a cooler for your CPU atleast a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.
Windows 8.1 is what I would get it's not too bad if you get Classic shell.
Also most games don't use 8GB of RAM so 16GB is alot but needed if you want to do video editing.


Ok, awesome, ill look into the coolers. Thank you,
Shoot, I already go the 16gb. But going 32gb is pretty pointless then? Do you think games in the near future would need 16gb at all?
Thanks for the windows 8 tip. I see its cheaper and can handle the ram..
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February 9, 2014 1:27:39 AM

Bob_Zombie said:
dashboy1998 said:
You should a cooler for your CPU atleast a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.
Windows 8.1 is what I would get it's not too bad if you get Classic shell.
Also most games don't use 8GB of RAM so 16GB is alot but needed if you want to do video editing.


Ok, awesome, ill look into the coolers. Thank you,
Shoot, I already go the 16gb. But going 32gb is pretty pointless then? Do you think games in the near future would need 16gb at all?
Thanks for the windows 8 tip. I see its cheaper and can handle the ram..


Windows 8 can handle up to 96GB of RAM.
By the time they use 16GB of RAM We'll be using DDR4 if not DDR5 but 16GB is good to future proof yourself
and if you want to run alot of programs.
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February 9, 2014 1:31:08 AM

dashboy1998 said:
Bob_Zombie said:
dashboy1998 said:
You should a cooler for your CPU atleast a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.
Windows 8.1 is what I would get it's not too bad if you get Classic shell.
Also most games don't use 8GB of RAM so 16GB is alot but needed if you want to do video editing.


Ok, awesome, ill look into the coolers. Thank you,
Shoot, I already go the 16gb. But going 32gb is pretty pointless then? Do you think games in the near future would need 16gb at all?
Thanks for the windows 8 tip. I see its cheaper and can handle the ram..


Windows 8 can handle up to 96GB of RAM.
By the time they use 16GB of RAM We'll be using DDR4 if not DDR5 but 16GB is good to future proof yourself
and if you want to run alot of programs.


Great, thanks for all the info :)  Feel a little better.
Once I get all the parts, is it fairly easy to put everything together and up and running? Or is it a painstakingly / mind grueling process? I'm worried about the wiring more than anything.
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February 9, 2014 1:31:08 AM

dashboy1998 said:
Bob_Zombie said:
dashboy1998 said:
You should a cooler for your CPU atleast a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.
Windows 8.1 is what I would get it's not too bad if you get Classic shell.
Also most games don't use 8GB of RAM so 16GB is alot but needed if you want to do video editing.


Ok, awesome, ill look into the coolers. Thank you,
Shoot, I already go the 16gb. But going 32gb is pretty pointless then? Do you think games in the near future would need 16gb at all?
Thanks for the windows 8 tip. I see its cheaper and can handle the ram..


Windows 8 can handle up to 96GB of RAM.
By the time they use 16GB of RAM We'll be using DDR4 if not DDR5 but 16GB is good to future proof yourself
and if you want to run alot of programs.


Great, thanks for all the info :)  Feel a little better.
Once I get all the parts, is it fairly easy to put everything together and up and running? Or is it a painstakingly / mind grueling process? I'm worried about the wiring more than anything.
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February 9, 2014 1:36:59 AM

Youtube helped me alot when I made my computer.
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February 9, 2014 1:43:20 AM

I'd look into other cases. youtube is great as mentioned and Linus.
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February 9, 2014 1:44:21 AM

dashboy1998 said:
Youtube helped me alot when I made my computer.


Gotcha. Take care. Thank you for the assistance.
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February 9, 2014 2:25:32 AM

FYI get 8GB, it is plenty unless you want to do video editing.
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