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New PC Build, need advice.

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  • Asus
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June 1, 2014 12:45:40 AM

Hello, I'm trying to see what you all think of all these parts I'm getting ready to order for my first time build. Are these all compatible with each other? I don't want to go over $1400. I am also trying to keep the red and black color theme and a fully modular PSU. Any recommendations? Thanks.

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 1, 2014 12:50:08 AM

tea urchin said:
1st, ditch the power supply.


Why's that exactly? I always thought EVGA made great products.
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June 1, 2014 12:55:55 AM

tea urchin said:
1st, ditch the power supply.
2nd. what are you using this for? thats a pro overclocking board.


I'm going to be using this solely for gaming. I do also plan on overclocking but I'm going to wait until I get an aftermarket CPU cooler for that.
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June 1, 2014 1:07:29 AM

tea urchin said:
Unless you are video editing, which you wouldnt be with 8 gig 2133 meghtz ram will do nothing for your system over 1600. Look to the best you can get for $67 ish? The bottom end is 63 anyway.


Ok thanks, I'm going to switch the RAM and take a look at the XFX PSU's.

Do you think the ASUS motherboard is a lil' too much? Should I only get that board if I plan on overclocking to hell?

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June 1, 2014 1:17:56 AM

tea urchin said:
The difference between a maximus and a standard Z97 (which is aimed at haswell refresh chips not out yet by the way) is about 100 mghrtz o/clock. The maximus can support 2 X £1000 graphics cards in every concievable option for clocking.
Are you likely to need that sort of gaming wallop? I doubt it. You can trim a 100 off the motherboard budget without shame.


You have any recommendations for a good board? I'm not planning on doing SLI in the near future or anything and OC wise it will come but it's not going to be major OC or anything.

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