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Building a new PC for the first time, need advice/recomendation for the products.

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March 25, 2014 1:52:31 AM

Hello guys,

Sorry if I post on the wrong section as this is my first time posting in tom's Hardware forum. I'm interested to build my very own PC for the first time as it's much more cheaper and has much more advantages compared to pre-built PCs, especially the price.

I'm just wondering if this set up will run just fine/needs to be tweaked ? I've been googling for the past 3 days to search for more information. I'm planning to build GTX 770 SLI for the PC.

So, I've been looking for the components :

Case :
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

PSU :
Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Motherboard :
ASUS Z87-PRO (V EDITION) LGA 1150 Intel Z87
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CPU :
Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU(SLI) ;
EVGA GeForce GTX 770 DUAL SuperClocked 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 x2
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM :
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Hard Drive :
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

Optical Drive :
SAMSUNG DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...




I'm a little bit concerned though for the PSU, is it OK for me to use 750w PSU ? I'm not planning to OC the CPU/GPU for now as I'm afraid to wreck things up.



Thanks so much !

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March 25, 2014 1:59:14 AM

PSU should be xfx xtr 750 or seasonic 750 . . buy WD HDD instead of seagate . . other things are ok . . you are buying unlocked processor and a Z87 board which allows you to OC . . if you not going to OC it at any time so it is just waste of money .
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March 25, 2014 2:26:07 AM

STACKS ON DECK said:
PSU should be xfx xtr 750 or seasonic 750 . . buy WD HDD instead of seagate . . other things are ok . . you are buying unlocked processor and a Z87 board which allows you to OC . . if you not going to OC it at any time so it is just waste of money .


To be honest I'm really interested to OC the CPU & GPU, but I am afraid that it'll reduce the shelf life of the CPU and GPU.

Also, can you suggests me one a reliable CPU cooler if I want to OC ? As I do understand Intel's stock fan is not powerful enough to cool down the CPU while being OCed.

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March 25, 2014 3:45:48 AM

hyper evo 212 is good one for OC to 4.0 to 4.5 and fairly affordable . . OC cpu will not much effect life if temperatures are controlled properly . . good ventillation in the case and good cooler does it for you . . and you plan to OC later so all choices are good . just change the PSU and check what i recommended
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March 25, 2014 5:58:51 AM

what is the purpose of your PC? for gaming just go for AMD processors -> for 3d softwares go for intel. (AMD will serve you more power to price ratio)

and you may not need 750W PSU-> please check max of DC out while purchasing PSUs ( i suggest Antec)

Hard drive-> go for western digital.

OC is just normal-> for cooling just buy costly Antec cabinet with many fans. its just enough(no need to buy separate fan)

while gaming, your GPU and CPU will consume more power->so buy a UPS with more than PSU's max Watts.!( this is important)
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