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My first gaming build, Could you clever people check its all good

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March 10, 2014 5:28:24 AM

Ive been researching, researching and a bit more researching.

This is what i have come up with. Will it work, and is is it good use of my limited money.
No planning to OC straight away but may in the future.
Cheers in advance.

Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Antec High Current Gamer 620W Modular HCG-620M
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC Edition 2GB
Intel Core i5 4670K
MSI Z87I Mini ITX Motherboard
BitFenix Prodigy Mini-ITX Case Warrior

Was considering getting a 270x instead as slightly cheaper and get BF4 free. (undecided)

Logitech G100s Gaming Combo
Aerocool Templarius Virtus Gaming Headset

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a b 4 Gaming
March 10, 2014 5:32:57 AM

its all good you should game in the future also if you're using stock cooler than you cant oc alot but if you're not planning you should be fine.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 10, 2014 5:45:08 AM

The GTX 760 and the 270x are in two different performance segments, there is quite a difference in performance, so I wouldn't go down on the GPU performance for a game. I would actually advice you to cut down to a i5-4440 and save some money, so you could invest in a GTX 770 or a R9 280x. It will provide better performance in games.

That isn't to say your build isn't great, because it is. I'm just stating other solutions which will provide a greater FPS for you in games. The i5-4670k isn't the best value, as it is more expensive, needs proper cooling and a great motherboard to reach it's full potential and with the GTX 760 won't really provide anything noticeable in gaming.

So, as stated before a GTX 770 or R9 280X paired with an i5-4440 will certainly be the more balanced and 'value' oriented high-end build.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 10, 2014 5:45:52 AM

You should never overclock with a stock cooler. They aren't designed for overclocking.

The best thing you could do is buy a water cool unit for the CPU. Corsair H series would be a great option. Cooler Master or Zalman also have great simple loops for CPU cooling.
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March 10, 2014 6:01:37 AM

Super quick responses guys. Cheers. From your responses i am thinking i should just pay the bit extra for a gtx 770.
I probably wont overclock anytime soon so will stick with stock fan for now but if i ever do oc will look at upgraded cooling
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