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First Build. Are the components good together?

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August 1, 2014 10:43:51 AM

As the title says I am doing a first build and need advice. I am buying soon and just want to know if my parts are over-powered or to weak for the rest of the build.

CPU - Intel i5 4690k @ €220
GPU - ASUS GeForce GTX760 @ €220. Still a bit unsure in this area. Does this work well with the i5?
Mobo - ASUS Sabertooth z97 mark II @ €150. Does anybody know what is the difference between the mark I and mark II? Also, I want to overclock and I was told this would be best. Suggestions?
RAM - Crucial Ballistix Sport 2x4gb @ €75
I don't know what power supply I will need. Any ideas on brand and wattage?
I am thinking of getting a 128gb Kingston SSD for the OS and things like that. Is it worth it?
The PC is for gaming. I will be overclocking in the future so I don't need to change the CPU cooler yet, right?
The case is Zalman Z11.
Thanks in advance

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August 1, 2014 11:10:54 AM

Yep. I put this into PCPartPicker so it will be more clean.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK2 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($68.02 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $948.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 14:09 EDT-0400

The motherboard is good for OCing. The SSD would be worth it for gaming and stuff. You don't need a cooler yet.

I added the SSD and also a 1TB HDD, as well as a 500w PSU.

Overall, this is a good build and should run everything at high settings.
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August 1, 2014 11:41:58 AM

Wow Byte! Thank you so much. That was amazing of you. I was told to avoid the 80+ bronze PSU, though.
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August 1, 2014 11:48:43 AM

The PSU in that build will hold the system together alright, you won't have too much room to mingle around for upgrades and what not. You'll most likely want to look more at some higher quality PSU. At least a 550w XFX Bronze would be recommended if you want to overclock a little.
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August 1, 2014 12:15:41 PM

I'm not great with PSUs. I'd listen to Calnin.
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