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May 5, 2014 8:33:56 PM

First time building, current build

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ELua

- Antec One Mid-Tower Case
- Bitfenix Spectre 120mm Fan, All Black
- Intel Core™ i5-4670K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 6MB Cache
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
- MSI Z87-G45 GAMING w/ Dual DDR3 1600, SB Cinema 7.1 Audio, Killer™ GB Lan, CrossFireX / SLI, HDMI, DVI, D-Sub
- G.SKILL RipjawsX Series 8GB PC3-10666 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit (2 x 4GB)
- Kingston SSDNow V300 Solid State Drive, 120GB
- Seagate 1TB Desktop HDD SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
- eVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB PCI-E w/ ACX Cooler, Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
- Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 600 Watt Power Supply

any suggestions and tips are welcomed

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ELua

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a c 257 4 Gaming
May 5, 2014 8:37:39 PM

Well if you got the extreme 4, got cheaper ram, and dropped the SSD you could get a 280X which would greatly help with gaming. Also you could get the NZXT Source 220 for $45.

Also if you plan on overclocking get a quality PSU such as a Seasonic, XFX, Antec, or Corsair ( asides from CX, CS, RM).
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May 5, 2014 8:46:06 PM

Don't go with i5 4670k if you'r not overclocking but if you do go with it. second if you'r not overclocking get i5 4570 that will save you about 30$ and get 770 not 760 you can find 770 for about 290-300 now Plus 770 is really good card
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May 5, 2014 8:51:02 PM

RazerZ said:
Well if you got the extreme 4, got cheaper ram, and dropped the SSD you could get a 280X which would greatly help with gaming. Also you could get the NZXT Source 220 for $45.

Also if you plan on overclocking get a quality PSU such as a Seasonic, XFX, Antec, or Corsair ( asides from CX, CS, RM).


i am still a bit confuse on picking a good psu in general
what wattage should my psu be for my build?
I know you listed multiple examples but can i have 1 or 2 specific psu that i consider?
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a c 257 4 Gaming
May 5, 2014 8:55:19 PM

uonxe said:
RazerZ said:
Well if you got the extreme 4, got cheaper ram, and dropped the SSD you could get a 280X which would greatly help with gaming. Also you could get the NZXT Source 220 for $45.

Also if you plan on overclocking get a quality PSU such as a Seasonic, XFX, Antec, or Corsair ( asides from CX, CS, RM).


i am still a bit confuse on picking a good psu in general
what wattage should my psu be for my build?
I know you listed multiple examples but can i have 1 or 2 specific psu that i consider?


Do you plan to use the 760 and later on sli with another 760?
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a c 280 4 Gaming
May 5, 2014 8:55:43 PM

-Drop the case fan. You can always add it in later.
-Using the money saved from the fan, grab a better case like the Corsair 300R.
-Drop the motherboard to the ASRock Z87 Extreme4. Not only is it cheaper, but it has more power phases for overclocking.
-Grab a better quality psu like the XFX 650w or Antec HCG620M.

Then you have two options:
-Upgrade the SSD to a better quality one. The Kingston V300 isn't very fast nor reliable. The PNY XLR8 Pro should only be a bit more for much better quality and faster speeds.

OR

-Drop the SSD in general and add one in the future. Then upgrade the GPU to a R9-280X or GTX 770.
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May 5, 2014 8:57:45 PM

RazerZ said:
uonxe said:
RazerZ said:
Well if you got the extreme 4, got cheaper ram, and dropped the SSD you could get a 280X which would greatly help with gaming. Also you could get the NZXT Source 220 for $45.

Also if you plan on overclocking get a quality PSU such as a Seasonic, XFX, Antec, or Corsair ( asides from CX, CS, RM).


i am still a bit confuse on picking a good psu in general
what wattage should my psu be for my build?
I know you listed multiple examples but can i have 1 or 2 specific psu that i consider?


Do you plan to use the 760 and later on sli with another 760?


i will stay with 760 for a while, and i dont plan on adding another 760
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a c 257 4 Gaming
May 5, 2014 9:01:01 PM

uonxe said:
RazerZ said:
uonxe said:
RazerZ said:
Well if you got the extreme 4, got cheaper ram, and dropped the SSD you could get a 280X which would greatly help with gaming. Also you could get the NZXT Source 220 for $45.

Also if you plan on overclocking get a quality PSU such as a Seasonic, XFX, Antec, or Corsair ( asides from CX, CS, RM).


i am still a bit confuse on picking a good psu in general
what wattage should my psu be for my build?
I know you listed multiple examples but can i have 1 or 2 specific psu that i consider?


Do you plan to use the 760 and later on sli with another 760?


i will stay with 760 for a while, and i dont plan on adding another 760


In that case it would be best to modify the build to include a 280X. Can you post the pcpartpicker link?
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