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May 9, 2014 11:31:24 AM

Here is my first build with a couple questions:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3GR8h
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3GR8h/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3GR8h/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.32 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1164.22

1. Do I need to purchase any additional cables? I plan to run this to a 22" via an hdmi cable. Anything I overlooked?

2. Do I need any additional cooling? I don't plan on overclocking (yet) but I live in Florida and the summer heat is about to hit. I was thinking spending another $50 or so on a couple of internal fans. Any recommendations? Would I even need them?

Thanks!
May 9, 2014 11:36:46 AM

1. If you already have the HDMI cable, then no.

2. That case comes with fans installed for basic intake/exhaust cooling, but you'll need a decent aftermarket cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo or other tower cooler/water cooler to overclock. Don't even attempt it with the stock cooler.

Very nice build, if you wanted to save $60 or so you could get the i5-4670k as Hyper Threading in the i7';s are all but useless in gaming (well, in most games that is). But besides that your build looks great!
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May 9, 2014 11:45:29 AM

id stick with the 4770k as more games are being coded to use 8 cores/threads... more futurep roof.
as others have noted, it's a good investment on a 212evo if you live in a hot area, even if you dont overclock.

how often do you upgrade your computers? If you think in a year or so you'd be likely to pickup a second 770 to double your GPU performance, then it's better to spend a little more on the power supply right now. bump up to the 850 or 1000watt range
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May 9, 2014 12:37:28 PM

lowriderflow said:
id stick with the 4770k as more games are being coded to use 8 cores/threads... more futurep roof.
as others have noted, it's a good investment on a 212evo if you live in a hot area, even if you dont overclock.

how often do you upgrade your computers? If you think in a year or so you'd be likely to pickup a second 770 to double your GPU performance, then it's better to spend a little more on the power supply right now. bump up to the 850 or 1000watt range


Being my first build and dropping $1k, I hope to get about 3 years out of this. I likely won't upgrade for that long. Is $50 a good price for aftermarket cooling? I am a bargain hunter. Took me 3 months of price tracking before buying these components...
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May 9, 2014 12:41:52 PM

CTrap33 said:
lowriderflow said:
id stick with the 4770k as more games are being coded to use 8 cores/threads... more futurep roof.
as others have noted, it's a good investment on a 212evo if you live in a hot area, even if you dont overclock.

how often do you upgrade your computers? If you think in a year or so you'd be likely to pickup a second 770 to double your GPU performance, then it's better to spend a little more on the power supply right now. bump up to the 850 or 1000watt range


Being my first build and dropping $1k, I hope to get about 3 years out of this. I likely won't upgrade for that long. Is $50 a good price for aftermarket cooling? I am a bargain hunter. Took me 3 months of price tracking before buying these components...


Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is ~$30 and performs very well at stock CPU speeds. It will be good for a moderate overclock as well. You need to spend in the $75 range on something like a Noctua NH-D14 or Phanteks TC14PE to get appreciably better performance.
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May 9, 2014 12:42:34 PM

the hyper 212 evo is $30 and is great, very popular :D 
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