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New gaming PC, need help on my final build decision

This is what ill get:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($207.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $842.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 16:58 EST-0500)

Ill use my old SSD card samsung 840 series, and my old PSU thermaltake thoughpower 750w 2006 version.

Will this setup work or is there anything that is not compatible on the list?
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  1. Everything seems to be compatible.
  2. It will all work, I'd be leery of an 8 year old PSU, it may well be fine for more years to come, but think I'd look to a new one
  3. Thats the thing, the PSU is old but never did much work just gathered some dust so think it might work for the time being.

    Now im worrying that the CPU cooler might not fit on this motherboard
  4. Can definitely try it, has plenty of power for your rig, and as mentioned may last for years to come ;)
  5. What cooling should i use on the cpu since im not going to make any overclock, my only concern is noise + cooling.
  6. That cooler will be quiet, but it isn't exactly cheap. The Hyper 212 EVO (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) is the one I'd recommend in terms of price/performance.

    The standard cooler (that comes with the CPU) would be good enough, but it isn't exactly the quietest out there.
  7. Kelthar said:
    That cooler will be quiet, but it isn't exactly cheap. The Hyper 212 EVO (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) is the one I'd recommend in terms of price/performance.

    The standard cooler (that comes with the CPU) would be good enough, but it isn't exactly the quietest out there.


    I agree with the above statement!
    You do not need a D14 to cool a non k non oc'd cpu.
    I have built a 4670/212 Evo combo and it's quiet and a worthwhile upgrade from intel stock.(built for my best friend)
    I use a 4770k @ 4.4Ghz and use a D14 for cooling.'
    You will experience no problems mounting either cooler on a Z87X Gigabyte board I've built on 3 so far using both mentioned coolers.
    As previously mentioned you'll soon find out if your old psu is up to the task or if it's even Haswell compatible.(something to consider)
  8. Just changed the cooler and the mobo:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($207.97 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $773.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 18:42 EST-0500)

    I know lots of ppl arent very fan of Thermaltake brand on PSU's department its Hit or Miss as they say. Im just wishing to save some money but if you think its wise to just use that money to be on the safe side, I might change my mind just dont know wich PSU to choose.
  9. Devnos said:
    Just changed the cooler and the mobo:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($207.97 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $773.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 18:42 EST-0500)

    I know lots of ppl arent very fan of Thermaltake brand on PSU's department its Hit or Miss as they say. Im just wishing to save some money but if you think its wise to just use that money to be on the safe side, I might change my mind just dont know wich PSU to choose.


    I would go for a GA-Z87X-D3H if you can source one for @$130 it's a good mobo.
    As far as your psu goes it was a very good psu back in 2006 I'm just not sure if it will be compatible with a Haswell platform.
    Looks like it might be but it's kinda vague since it doesn't list part/model #
    http://www.thermaltake.com/content.aspx?id=3751
  10. Best answer
    I'm not exactly sure what Thermaltake is like when it comes to PSU quality, but according to this guide it is considered a Tier 2 (Top quality): http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    The only problem remains with CPU compatibility just as davcon said. According to Thermaltake, the Thermaltake ThoughPower 750W is compatible with Haswell, but I do not know if this means the 2006 version is...

    I'd say go with it. If it isn't compatible, what you're missing on is on a reduction from a low power state, from 6W to 0.6W. Sounds like a lot, but it's not worth changing PSU based solely on that.

    You'll be able to disable this low power state in your motherboard's firmware, so having issues because of it is extremely unlikely. It's only important if you're buying a new PSU, because if you're getting a new one already you might as well get Haswell compatible.
  11. Just read the same thing last night on that link on eggexpert site good info there, and about it being compatible might just be the recent model I think, but I've googled it and caught a thread in here saying that it should be fine, but the person that created that thread never responded further if it worked in the end. Im gonna try it and maybe change the low power state in the bios just in case, ill let you know if it worked.

    Changed the Mobo, did find a good source bargain:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($207.97 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $798.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-08 06:17 EST-0500)

    Thanks for the help cheers.
  12. Btw what thermal paste should i buy for the cpu??
  13. Artic Silver 5 is my personal favourite.
  14. Thanks again, now just need to wait to get this all together and see how it works out.
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