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Good Gaming PC, do components fit together?

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August 21, 2013 1:22:49 AM


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
CPU-Cooler: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev. A
Mainboard: ASUS Z87-Pro (C2)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Low Profile schwarz DIMM Kit 8GB, DDR3-1600, CL9-9-9-24
GPU: Gigabyte RADEON HD 7870 OC, Windforce 3X, 2048 MB DDR5, miniDP
PSU: be quiet! Straight Power E9-CM 580W ATX 2.31 (80 Plus Gold)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi
SSD: Samsung SSD 840 Evo Series 120GB, 2.5"
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB

Hallo community,

after tons of reviews I came up with the following build, but I'm not sure, if the components fit together. It is my first homebuild and I'm planning on some OC in the future, that's why I chose the straight power 580W PSU, although I'm still not sure if it's the right decision.
My main goal was to use a CPU/mainboard combination, which I can use for a time >5 years and an "enthusiast"-GPU, which I can use for at least 2-3 years.
Does that make sense / Will that work out?

P.S.: Is RAM 1600/CL9 ok in this case?

Thx in advance!
August 21, 2013 1:36:49 AM

thats a whole lotta processor.. Lol, nice build, but if you got the bucks, y not throw some at the graphics card? All the parts will fit yes..

Also, the HIS IceQ H787Q2G2M Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 is on sale for 179$

Looks like a pretty powerful build.. I would suggest grabbing an aftermarket cooler, like the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 evo.. Its like $34 and will make that thing run cool and smooth, and doesnt sound like a helicopter http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
August 21, 2013 3:08:13 AM

i chose the powerful processor, because i want to have it for a while ... and the less expensive GPU because I thought, that I'll have to upgrade the GPU in a shorter time than the CPU anyway,

thx for the tip with the CoolerMaster, now that you've mentioned it, it seems to me, that almost everybody likes the 212 Evo

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still not sure about the whole thing ... what i didn't get so far, is the main component which distinguishes the size of your PSU und what the difference is between PSU's in the same power range (number of pins / energy efficiency / ... ?)
August 21, 2013 10:29:03 AM

go to pcpartpicker.com and desing your build with ur specs and parts. Intel chips always run low wattage in comparison to amd. Im an amd fanboy, but intel does run cooler/lower wattage..

The Hyper 212 evo pushes out alot of air, is super quiet, and keeps the 8core amd cpu at about 39degrees c most of the time.. also, if you think about your desing a little bit, and aim the 120mm fan that comes on the evo out of the case, in a hole that is empty, it pushes hot air out of the case from other components as well..

ALso, i understand grabbing up a decent cpu/mobo combo.. having a top notch cpu to last 5 years is a good idea, But having a decent gpu to play games for the next 3? The 7870/7850 non tahiti pushes out some graphics, but it isnt going to be capable in a few years, The memory bandwidth is a little low.. Ide take the step up to the 7950 , not a huge price difference, and you get the extra 128bit and 1gb of space for the future games
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