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March 18, 2014 11:22:08 AM

I am building a custom gaming PC and I was wondering if this is a good gaming PC build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3c7bu

I don't plan on overclocking so I was wondering if I would need an aftermarket CPU cooler for this or if the stock cooler for this CPU will work.

Tell me what you think

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March 18, 2014 11:26:28 AM

Yeah, thats a very good build, but I'd still go for an aftermarket cpu cooler even if you're not overclocking.
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March 18, 2014 11:27:13 AM

Great build but you don't need additional thermal paste if you're not getting an aftermarket cooler. Yes the stock cooler will be fine. And by the way get the i7-4770 instead of the k-version. The difference is basically the fact that a non-k Intel can't be overclocked.
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March 18, 2014 11:33:14 AM

Eduello said:
Great build but you don't need additional thermal paste if you're not getting an aftermarket cooler. Yes the stock cooler will be fine. And by the way get the i7-4770 instead of the k-version. The difference is basically the fact that a non-k Intel can't be overclocked.


Ok thanks. I had an aftermarket cooler before but I got rid of it and I just forgot to get rid of the thermal paste. That is why that was there.
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March 18, 2014 11:34:04 AM

Also if temperature's ever did become an issue would I be able to switch out the stock cooler for a better cooler?
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March 18, 2014 11:37:42 AM

Rulee09 said:
Also if temperature's ever did become an issue would I be able to switch out the stock cooler for a better cooler?


Yes absolutely! All you have to do is wipe off all the remaining thermal paste from the back of the CPU, apply the new one(which usually comes with the cooler) and attach the new cooler.
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March 18, 2014 11:38:46 AM

Thank you
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March 18, 2014 11:40:21 AM

Rulee09 said:
Thank you


Always happy to help and thanks for the solution btw :) 
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March 18, 2014 11:42:47 AM

I like this build better. 780ti for only $20 more. :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($669.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1632.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 14:42 EDT-0400)

If you don't want to overclock, but still want SLI capability, you could go with this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.68 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($669.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1557.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 14:44 EDT-0400)
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