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First Gaming PC (Building Myself)

#1Pantsu1Posted 2/13/2014 9:44:28 AM
So, I've finally decided to build my first Gaming PC and join the Master race, can you guy's tell me if there's anything wrong with the parts, stuff that should be better and what not?
And yes, I know the Headphones, Mouse and keyboard are overpriced but the reason I selected those is because my best friend has them and I'm really comfterable with them.
Thanks again.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2SA57
#2pjlindPosted 2/13/2014 9:50:10 AM
Your gonna want the i5-4670k, its better and the same price, with an 1150mb

If your just running one graphics card, you could drop the power supply down to 500w or so, other than that it looks pretty good to me.
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#3Dirk85UKPosted 2/13/2014 9:51:34 AM
Pantsu mieteru zo!
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#4SonyHoundDawgPosted 2/13/2014 9:54:11 AM(edited)
Looks very solid, but you do have a prior gen i5. See what the other poster said about that, I would get haswell i5.

I would get windows 8.1 over windows 7. Yeah itll suck for the first hour, but youll figure it out. Windows 8.1 is a bit faster and supports the latest direct x's. Win 7 does not.

If you wanted to save money you could get get a smaller PSU. 600-650 watt quality psu is more then enough for your build.
#5Pantsu1(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2014 9:55:11 AM
SonyHoundDawg posted...
Looks very solid.

I would get windows 8.1 over windows 7. Yeah itll suck for the first hour, but youll figure it out. Windows 8.1 is a bit faster and supports the latest direct x's. Win 7 does not.

If you wanted to save money you could get get a smaller PSU. 600-650 watt quality psu is more then enough for your build.


I'd have to be put at gunpoint to ever get Win8, I just can't get used to it.
And the reason I got the PSU is because I'd like the option to upgrade.
#6foodeater4Posted 2/13/2014 10:06:25 AM(edited)
Pantsu1 posted...
SonyHoundDawg posted...
Looks very solid.

I would get windows 8.1 over windows 7. Yeah itll suck for the first hour, but youll figure it out. Windows 8.1 is a bit faster and supports the latest direct x's. Win 7 does not.

If you wanted to save money you could get get a smaller PSU. 600-650 watt quality psu is more then enough for your build.


I'd have to be put at gunpoint to ever get Win8, I just can't get used to it.
And the reason I got the PSU is because I'd like the option to upgrade.


Your prolly, good. If you spending all that $$$ I doubt $40 bucks or whatever to downgrade the PSU matters. I would also get a socket 1150 MB and a i54670k.

With the evo 212 cooler, its pretty big and can cause issues with ram with big heatsinks in the ram slot closest to your CPU. Your ram doesnt have those crazy oversided one, but it does look a bit taller then standard sized ram. Depending on the MOBO usually with 2 sticks of ram you fill up slots 2 and 4 first so it doesnt get in the way. But if you upgrade to 4 sticks eventually, you sometimes have to slide the fan on the evo heat sink forward a bit to make some room for the ram but it wont affect your cpu cooling. Just a FYI as that drove me crazy one time and I didn't realize you could do that with the fan on the heatsink at first.

I would also go with win 8.1, You can boot to the classic desktop with it, and its fairly similar. You still wont get a classic start bar though. But you might want to consider the direct x issue with win 7. That might mean a future upgrade to 9, or it might not, just depends how things go.
#7PsythikPosted 2/13/2014 10:39:48 AM
pjlind posted...
Your gonna want the i5-4670k, its better and the same price, with an 1150mb

If your just running one graphics card, you could drop the power supply down to 500w or so, other than that it looks pretty good to me.
Everything you just said is wrong:

The 4670K is only better if you overclock.

500w is not recommended if you plan on upgrading the graphics card later on. 600w is the bare minimum for GPU futureproofing.
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#8r0ge00Posted 2/13/2014 10:49:31 AM
Psythik posted...
500w is not recommended if you plan on upgrading the graphics card later on. 600w is the bare minimum for GPU futureproofing.


Haha, ok. An overclocked 780 Ti will only get up to around 450W in total system power under full load (hardly ever happens).
#9Dirk85UKPosted 2/13/2014 10:56:54 AM
r0ge00 posted...
Psythik posted...
500w is not recommended if you plan on upgrading the graphics card later on. 600w is the bare minimum for GPU futureproofing.


Haha, ok. An overclocked 780 Ti will only get up to around 450W in total system power under full load (hardly ever happens).


Maybe he meant SLI/CF?
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#10r0ge00Posted 2/13/2014 11:18:25 AM
Dirk85UK posted...
Maybe he meant SLI/CF?


I highly doubt it based on how he phrased it.