Need Feedback on $1800 Gaming Build

Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow, or sometime next week

Budget Range: $1500-1800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Web Surfing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: I have a build that I would like some advice on, it can be found here:

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: My initial budget was $1500, but I would like to get quality parts and future-proof my system for the next few years. Feedback-wise, I am mainly looking for any compatibility issues and whether or not the parts are worth their price; any feedback is appreciated, though.

EDIT: It might also be worth mentioning that this is my first time building a computer, though I have conducted an adequate amount of research so as to feel comfortable enough to attempt doing so.
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  1. I would recommend replacing the mobo with this one
    Its combined with the processor you want.

    I have an extremely good build if you can go up to a little less than 1990$
  2. Best answer
    Could save some money on your PSU and CPU cooler. Unless you want to OC above 4.5 Ghz the 212 EVO is perfect. And you can just get a cheaper 750W which is perfect for future SLI.

    Then you don't really need 16Gb of RAM for a gaming computer is way overkill. If you
    do want to upgrade it later it's easier and the RAM in the future will be cheaper and better then it is now. Just make sure you get low profile RAM so your hit sink will fit in.

    Could also save on the case and move to a Corsair 500r. It's an amazing case, great cooling, fan controller, LED switch, amazing cable management, ect. But cases are pretty personal choices.
  3. Thanks, I added the combo to my cart, but since combos cannot be added to the wishlist, I just switched out the motherboard for the one you suggested. I'm not sure if I want to go as far as $1990, but it wouldn't hurt to see the build if you want to post it.
  4. Are you going to be reading or writing Blu-Ray discs? If not then you don't need a $75 Optical drive. Any $20 drive will serve a normal user just fine. Hell, I think the only reason for them in builds anymore is to install windows and old games.

    Could save yourself a bit by going for a different HDD with no real performance difference.

    Agree with above, the water coolers useless unless you overclock a lot.

    But otherwise a good rig!
  5. Switched out the PSU, downsized to low-profile 8GB RAM, and went with the 500r; all very good calls, thanks. I think I maye keep the H60, in case I do want to overclock that much. Will the H60 fit alright in the 500r with all my other components?

    Updated build list:
  6. Yeah it should fit fine, the 500r is very roomy. Long as you have that low profile RAM. And if you overclock that much you'll have to mess with the voltage and stuff of the CPU. I've never done it that much, so not sure how you would go about it. But if you think you might OC that much, definitely worth getting the H60 now rather then having to replace the CPU cooler which would be a pain.
  7. Looks like an amazing build !
  8. 500R will fit all of Corsair watercoolers

    most of the new Corsair cases are pretty much made to 100H(meaning it will fit everything under like the little brothers h80-50
  9. Well, I might just axe the H60 and go with the 212 EVO, since overclocking to anything past 4.5Ghz sounds too involved. Thanks for the help, hopefully all goes well.

    EDIT: Just ordered everything, went with the 212. Final price was $1588.28.
  10. Best answer selected by cdulcie3.
  11. Nice, I think your rig will be amazing. You should let me know how it turns out!
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