I'm a little new here so if this is the wrong category please tell me and i'll move it.
So! I'm building a gaming computer, and as a first time builder I want to make sure it'll last me for many years to come and kick ass doing so. I've been to lots of different websites asking for advice (r/buildapc, yahoo, pcpartpicker forums, etc.) And I think I've got what I want, what do you think? (I don't plan on overclocking for a while)
A few questions,
1) Will it work?
2) Will it run modern games on max w/o lag?
3) Will it look awesome?
4) Should I get any additional fans to keep it cool?
-there are better cases out there such as the fractal R4. the phantom is good but i would say the R4 is way better
-you could have spent half of that and gotten a better unit.
-skip the thermal compound. the stuff that comes with it is good enough. the temp difference will be tops 2c
You don't need the extra thermal compound, the hyper 212 evo got one.
All parts will work, and it will run any game maxout with good fps.
The phantom, some like the looks of it, others don't, the case is always subjective, it depends on your taste, if you like the phantom looks, stay with it, aesthetics aside, it's a good case.
You don't need extra fans, you might lower down the motherboard for the Asus P8Z77-V, it has all the features of the pro, including the wifi, though, the pro got more power phases.
I'd drop the pro part of the asus, drop the hdd completely and bump the 840 pro to 256gb, get 212 evo not the +, and get a seasonic or corsair bronze psu under $100 - it'll take a *lot* of kwh to make up the additional $50.