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Thoughts on my new first gaming PC build?

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January 26, 2014 10:34:46 AM

This computer is meant for mostly gaming with 1080p monitor and maybe streaming, some photo/video editing but only minor and simply things.


This is my build. I-m going to upgrade the cooling of parts and overclock later on, but I´had to go with this sort of set to fit everything in budget.


Kingston 120GB HyperX 3K SSD (It was cheapest of reliable brands in my store)

Seagate 2TB Barracuda,

2x BitFenix Spectre Fan 120mm,

Intel Haswell i5-4670K, LGA1150,

NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 Twin Frozr 4, 3GB DDR5 ,

BitFenix Comrade, ATX-mid

G.Skill 8GB (2x4GB) Dual Kit Ripjaws DDR3-2133, (Cost same as 1600)

AsRock Z87 Pro4, LGA1150, Intel Z87, DDR3, ATX

Super Flower 650w, Golden Green Pro, 80Plus Gold
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Cost around 1100€

So please be so kind and tell me what u think about my build as a concept. :D 
Is it efficient or over the top? Is there bottlenecks? Could I have made better choices from ur opinion?

I want to point out that I'm from Finland and I had to buy the parts from finnish website cos my parents are a bit out of date and hardly trust to online shopping even from huge brands or trusted sites out side of Finland. But bring ur view to the build from your perspective. :D  Thank you..

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January 26, 2014 10:42:55 AM

It's a nice build. Intrigued by that case, especially at that price point, heard about as CES. My only suggestion would be to consider upgrading your RAM to 16GB, especially if your going to be doing media editing, and maybe bumping up the power supply by at least another 100W. Did you calculate your output? I think 650 is cutting close, no? I am also not very familiar with that brand of PSU, so I can't speak to its relability.
a c 391 4 Gaming
January 26, 2014 10:43:34 AM

Looks great to me. No bottlenecks and will easily max any game for a lone time.
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a c 391 4 Gaming
January 26, 2014 10:44:46 AM

minerva330 said:
It's a nice build. Intrigued by that case, especially at that price point, heard about as CES. My only suggestion would be to consider upgrading your RAM to 16GB, especially if your going to be doing media editing, and maybe bumping up the power supply by at least another 100W. Did you calculate you output? I think 650 is cutting close, no? I am also not very familiar with that brand of PSU, so I can't speak to its relability.


There is no need for 100 more watts. A gtx780 can only pull 250w at MAX load. 650w is plenty for this build. Super Flower is as good as Seasonic when it comes to PSUs.
January 26, 2014 10:52:01 AM

Fair enough. It should be fine. I thought that the minimum recommended PSU on the 780 was 600W, regardless of the draw. I always like to have some headroom, especially when overclocking and I also try to think about the possibility of SLI down the road
a b 4 Gaming
January 26, 2014 10:57:00 AM

minerva330 said:
I also try to think about the possibility of SLI down the road

That motherboard doesn't support sli.


@NitPudez

Do you want the option for sli?
January 26, 2014 11:00:01 AM

minerva330 said:
It's a nice build. Intrigued by that case, especially at that price point, heard about as CES. My only suggestion would be to consider upgrading your RAM to 16GB, especially if your going to be doing media editing, and maybe bumping up the power supply by at least another 100W. Did you calculate your output? I think 650 is cutting close, no? I am also not very familiar with that brand of PSU, so I can't speak to its relability.


Thank you. I was thinking that I might upgrade the RAM later on if I see that I'm lagging resources or start editing more in future. As a power solution. The brand is really reliable and I have no plans to upgrade this machine with sli due I won't have money for it. xD So I went for fairly decent power supply with a little headroom for the possible overcloking. ^^ Thank you for the opinion and advices.
January 26, 2014 11:01:09 AM

Vic 40 said:
minerva330 said:
I also try to think about the possibility of SLI down the road

That motherboard doesn't support sli.


@NitPudez

Do you want the option for sli?


Due lack of money and future plans. I have no plans to upgrade to sli 780 ^^

January 26, 2014 11:02:38 AM

tiny voices said:
Looks great to me. No bottlenecks and will easily max any game for a lone time.


Thank you. I was pretty sure that this was fine, but I wanted to have a confirmation due it being my first build. ^^
January 26, 2014 11:07:06 AM

Very good then, great first build. Wish my first build was that nice. Good luck
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