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Advice needed for a 1000$ Gaming Build, parts already chosen

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January 20, 2014 9:58:59 AM

Hey guys,

So I live in Egypt where prices are higher than normal in almost every category. I had a $1000 budget but only managed to get the following parts (cost $1,083 actually):

Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H87 Performance Socket 1150
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670k Haswell 3.4GHz 6M LGA 1150 - No Fan
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B-SE2
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EZRX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 OC 2GB GDDR5 Windforce 3X
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 CL9 Dual Channel Kit
PSU: Corsair CX600M 600w 80 PLUS Bronze Modular
Case: Cooler Master K350 K-Series Mid Tower
Case Fans: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition Twin Pack

PS: Monitor, OS & accessories are not included in the budget

I need some advice regarding:

- Compatibility/ Bottlenecking issues.
- Overclocking ability (I know the processor & GPU are good but no idea about the Motherboard or the cooler).
- Is there any way to get a better part somewhere (SSD for example) in exchange for downgrading another part that isn't really that effective when it comes to gaming? (My budget is really tight so I can't spend that much more money)

Kindly note that I was limited to some parts because of availability issues.

Thanks in advance.
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January 20, 2014 12:24:01 PM

Hey Omar_1,
This build is really nice, I can promise you that you won't have any "bottlenecking" issues. Your cpu and gpu are both great. I think you can go ahead with this build because I can't find anything to change about it.

Anyways good luck on your build.
January 20, 2014 12:57:45 PM

I'm not sure your mobo will let you overclock since it's an H87 chipset instead of a Z87. to be safe, go Z87.

the WD Green will SUCK ASS as an OS / main drive. ditch it. use a WD Black, even a 500G 2.5" [7200rpm] size is much better (I use 500G and 750G in my two machines). if you can't find a Black, at least a Blue (but 3.5" [7200rpm] since the 2.5" Blue is only 5400rpm). an SSD would be nice IF you could afford an SSD plus a hard drive, but if you can't then go with a 500G or 750G Black.

you can save a few dollars by doing to a lower-power PSU, like a 430W or 500W, though it means you might not be able to run two hot cards or one super-hot card later on. but for MOST cards and that i5, a 500W or maybe even 430W would be fine. (I use a 430 with my i3 / gtx760)
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