Hi, i am soon going to attempt to build my first gaming pc
i have done a bit of research and have selected most of the components
that i think will best suit my needs. I am also unsure if all these components
are compatible if not please let me know. also which wattage/brand of PSU
is good for my system and can anyone recomend a good cheap case.
thanks in advance.
If you intend to overclock, you will need aftermarket cooler, suggest CoolerMaster Hyper 212Evo. You would need to use low profile RAM, to avoid a clash, suggest Crucial Ballistic Sport, or GSKill Ares. Corsair also do LP versions. Agree that the Seasonic, suggested by jallenlabs, is best quality option.
Yes you can overclock yourself. However, you're not just paying for the factory, to do it for you. Because they have to guarantee the overclock, factory OC GPU's use higher spec components. You usually find you can further overclock them yourself to far higher levels, than a standard one. With a stock GPU, it's a bit luck of the draw, how well it will actually overclock. It's not guaranteed to, at all, although, of course, usually will.
You don't need to read about it, you can use Catalyst Control Center which comes with your video cards driver package to overclock your video card, or if you want to get really aggressive and change voltages and stuff, which I don't really recommend you can use a program called Afterburner.
All that's involved in CCC is just moving sliders and checking save.