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My first PC build. Looking for advice.

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May 6, 2014 5:30:46 PM

This is what I've come up with so far.

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA29P...

I will be using my old case, hard drive, and disc drive. I'm still looking for a cooler though. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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May 6, 2014 6:06:24 PM

Very nice rig overall. I'm not into overclocking but you have a nice Mobo and processor (Sandy) for that. Your video card is pretty damn good. 8GB ram is enough for gaming, if that's what you're planning on doing.
750w is plenty power for your need I guess, people often say 600-650 is deal for a regular gaming build but yours has a lot of power so 750w should be all good.
SSD is always nice.
As for the CPU cooler, if you're overclocking, you might want to check for water cooling radiator like the Corsair's one, which are really popular and efficient. Like this one : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
There's also a bunch of aftermarket cpu cooler with huge heatsink and fans like this one, but generally, there are really huge : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
In your case, I'd go for a water cooler.
Hope this helps!
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May 6, 2014 6:33:19 PM

ClownWalker said:
Very nice rig overall. I'm not into overclocking but you have a nice Mobo and processor (Sandy) for that. Your video card is pretty damn good. 8GB ram is enough for gaming, if that's what you're planning on doing.
750w is plenty power for your need I guess, people often say 600-650 is deal for a regular gaming build but yours has a lot of power so 750w should be all good.
SSD is always nice.
As for the CPU cooler, if you're overclocking, you might want to check for water cooling radiator like the Corsair's one, which are really popular and efficient. Like this one : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
There's also a bunch of aftermarket cpu cooler with huge heatsink and fans like this one, but generally, there are really huge : http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
In your case, I'd go for a water cooler.
Hope this helps!


My buddy was telling me to get a water cooler as well. I will look into them. Thanks for the feedback.
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May 6, 2014 7:08:52 PM

Nice rig, would suggest upping the DRAM to 1866/9 anyway, Haswell likes fast DRAM and scales well to it, as far as a cooler, the Hyper 212 EVO is a great one for your rig, will easily handle an OC to 4.4 - 4.5 with no problem, If you want to go liquid cooling will need at least a H100 to top the Hyper 212 EVO or $35 for the EVO $110 or so for the H100
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May 6, 2014 8:10:12 PM

Just out of curiosity, which case will you be using? Is gaming the main purpose?
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May 7, 2014 4:14:21 PM

CTurbo said:
Just out of curiosity, which case will you be using? Is gaming the main purpose?


It's an old XPS 630 case.
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May 7, 2014 4:33:33 PM

will all this work with an old xps 630 case? Here is a quote from the TomsGuide Review of the 630:

"The good news for anyone considering the future of their purchase is that the XPS 630 uses a “standard” ATX chassis that allows everything from basic card swapping to advanced motherboard replacement. This is most easily seen from the back of the unit, where Dell carries over the right-side-access design of BTX models by mounting the ATX motherboard upside-down."

So will the mobo have to be mounted upside down?


Article Link: http://www.tomsguide.com/us/dell-xps-630,review-1064-2....
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May 7, 2014 6:23:47 PM

A Noctua NH-U12 is a nice cooler.
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