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June 7, 2014 12:24:56 AM

I'm building a computer from PCPartPicker... and I just want to have you lovely people over here take a peek at my build and give me feedback.

I want to make sure I didn't select any parts that "limit" another part, don't work with another part, or would cause any problems.

Here's the link: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/zachmiltz/saved/fcx2FT

Any tips and ideas would be appreciated, this is my first PC.

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June 7, 2014 12:34:34 AM

well I would suggest a couple of things.

1.) if you insist on an i7 wait a couple weeks for the 4970k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2.a) dont get an i7, again wait a couple weeks and get the 4690k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2.b) Only get 8gb of ram

2.c) Put the money you save from those two changes towards a better gpu like a 780 ti

It also could be said that a better cpu cooler is in order considering the quality and money you are already spending
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June 7, 2014 12:51:18 AM

Jameson Clark said:
well I would suggest a couple of things.

1.) if you insist on an i7 wait a couple weeks for the 4970k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2.a) dont get an i7, again wait a couple weeks and get the 4690k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2.b) Only get 8gb of ram

2.c) Put the money you save from those two changes towards a better gpu like a 780 ti

It also could be said that a better cpu cooler is in order considering the quality and money you are already spending


Couple of questions.. are these the next generation CPUs? and would these be compatible with my current mobo?

And I am going to be doing many things at once, video editing, gaming, photo editing, etc. You really think 8gb ram is enough?

What kind of cooler? I'm new to this and just chose one with a high rating.. ;) 
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June 7, 2014 1:07:53 AM

Ok for those extra non-gaming things the i7 and 16gb of ram are probably good choices. They are sort of the next gen cpus but not really, they are the refresh of the current haswell cpus so they are the same architecture just refined and with better TIM so they OC better. They also have higher stock clock rates. The mobo selected will work perfectly with either your original or my suggested cpus.

The EVO is a good budget cooler but a better cooler would be. There are others and water cooling is also an option
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14
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