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Is that a Good Gaming Rig? Will that Processor support 2400MHz Memory?

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July 17, 2014 3:27:37 AM

I'm about to buy a Gaming Rig.
Components:
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Hero
CPU: Intel Core i5 4690k
GPU: Asus Geforce GTX 760 2GB DirectCUII OC
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
SSD: Kingston HyperX 3K (bundle kit upgrade)
PSU: Corsair CX Series Modular CX750M 750Watt 80 PLUS Bronze
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB 2400 MHz OR Kingston HyperX Beast 8GB 2400MHz
Case: Corsair Carbide 200R (already bought)
Water Cooling: Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240 DDC/XT - Set OR Corsair H110

Which Water Cooling is better for me? (OC up to 4,5GHz)
Can this processor (overclocked at 4,2-4,5GHz) handle 2400MHz memory?
Is Vengeance Pro RAM Sticks compatible with this motherboard?
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July 17, 2014 3:55:28 AM

I would recommend good air cooling over liquid but its up to you the best closed loop liquid coolers are the ones with a double sized radiator anything smaller has little or no benefit over cheaper air coolers, unless you are talking about a custom loop then I can't really advise as I have no experience with them. Overclocking the CPU does not made a difference to the RAM speed on this system. The RAM is fine with the board but you should get 2 identical sticks (or 2 pairs) so it can run in dual channel as it should.
Overall its a good gaming rig but I suggest spending more on the GPU even if you spend less on the CPU and motherboard, how much more depends on what resolution you are going to be gaming at.
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July 17, 2014 12:18:56 PM

simon12 said:
I would recommend good air cooling over liquid but its up to you the best closed loop liquid coolers are the ones with a double sized radiator anything smaller has little or no benefit over cheaper air coolers, unless you are talking about a custom loop then I can't really advise as I have no experience with them. Overclocking the CPU does not made a difference to the RAM speed on this system. The RAM is fine with the board but you should get 2 identical sticks (or 2 pairs) so it can run in dual channel as it should.
Overall its a good gaming rig but I suggest spending more on the GPU even if you spend less on the CPU and motherboard, how much more depends on what resolution you are going to be gaming at.


I'm gonna be gaming at 1080p.
About watercooling you said before, what do you have in mind?
I would prefer watercooling than aircooling.
I asked about the ram [dont worry bro its a dual stick(s) kit] cause i read (in i5 4690k page) that it support up to 1600MHz. :/ 
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July 17, 2014 4:28:05 PM

@ 1080 the graphics card will be the bottleneck but like I say its a good buy if you plan to buy a second 760 later otherwise get a better card now. As for cooling read this http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/water_... and do your own research but note closed loop coolers even the best only out perform good air coolers (thet are under half the price) buy the tinyest margins. Also its not even worth overclocking for gaming on the rig as it is as the graphics card will be slowing it all down anyway.
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July 18, 2014 5:18:43 AM

simon12 said:
@ 1080 the graphics card will be the bottleneck but like I say its a good buy if you plan to buy a second 760 later otherwise get a better card now. As for cooling read this http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/water_... and do your own research but note closed loop coolers even the best only out perform good air coolers (thet are under half the price) buy the tinyest margins. Also its not even worth overclocking for gaming on the rig as it is as the graphics card will be slowing it all down anyway.


I saw MANY benches with the 760 and I found out that it handles pretty well ALL the heavy games at 1080p.
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July 18, 2014 7:40:47 AM

Yes it does but its still weak compared to the CPU
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July 18, 2014 8:49:09 AM

simon12 said:
Yes it does but its still weak compared to the CPU


I don't want an AMD GPU, but only an nVidia one, because I want PhysX and Advanced PhysX. I dont want PhysX being run by my CPU. Which one do you recomend me at that price tag? A GTX 780 or a 770? I chose the 760 'cause I got no (more) money to spend and I needed the i5 and the other exact hardware.
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July 21, 2014 1:30:48 PM

If a 760 is all you can afford its not a problem and leaves a second one as a good upgrade path but a cheaper i5 on a cheaper board (no overclocking) and a 770/780 would be a better gaming rig as it is for a similar price.
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July 21, 2014 2:17:52 PM

Yeah its a good rig, but as the others said if you could change the cpu/mobo for a lower i5 and a H97 mobo and be able to afford a 770 instead of the 760 you would get better gaming performance.
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