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post #1 of 42
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Howdy folks. I'm looking into building my first rig and needless to say, I'm looking forward to it. I just want to know if you guys have any advice, recommendations, or if I'm missing anything or could do better. Any and all feedback would be great.

Also, what wattage PSU should I be getting, and should I be investing in a heavier CPU cooler?

Also if this is in the wrong section, apologies!

Case- http://goo.gl/1A2quB

PSU- http://goo.gl/XTgjWU

Motherboard- http://goo.gl/Zzejnv

GPU- http://goo.gl/g5KCpF

CPU- http://goo.gl/nyItKB

CPU Cooler- http://goo.gl/QrbDpw

SSD- http://goo.gl/2lmfEl

RAM- http://goo.gl/rdTPC4

HDD- http://goo.gl/uRHjdn

Total is going to be around $1250 (with things like a webcam, keyboard, misc stuff that doesn't need to be included.) Thanks!
post #2 of 42
Not bad smile.gif I think it's looking good. Just could do with 2x4gb sticks of ram instead of 1.

http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Technology-Modules-KHX1600C9D3K2-8GX/dp/B0037TO5C0/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1398387183&sr=1-10&keywords=8gb+ram

EDIT: Your SSD is good, but at this time Samsung have one of the best, maybe try considering this? smile.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147247
Edited by REAPER XD - 4/24/14 at 5:53pm
post #3 of 42
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Would there be any advantage whatsoever to ditching that ASUS GPU and going for this EVGA, beside easier RMA if needed? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130921
post #4 of 42
I would change out the cooler you have for one of these. Much better performance for a little more dollar's. That's if you can fit it into that case, from what i see it will fit one of them into the case. The PSU is fine for that build. It does not look like you going to do any overclocking. The GPU is perfect and awesome.

One more thing i think your SSD is to small for a start up disk. Windows 8.1 is alone 30g, look at least 120g and up. I recommend 256g

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=Corsair%20Hydro%20Series

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A35X6GM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER



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I'd go with at least 120GB SSD over 60GB. Either GPU will work, EVGA SC is clocked higher than the Asus one out of the box.
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post #6 of 42
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Thoughts on this cooler? I'll plan on a 120GB SSD as I'm planning on just installing Windows7 and one game on it.
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Hydro-Liquid-Cooler-CW-9060010-WW/dp/B009VV56TY/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1398388542&sr=1-4&keywords=Corsair+Hydro+Series
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@ REAPER XD

As REAPER siad i would say even better. smile.gifthumb.gif
post #9 of 42
many kingston kits are still 1.65v
find a 1600+ cl9- 1.5v ram kit, else it will cook the imc on 1150/1155 cpus, and they will no longer be able to run 3-4 dimms

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB $69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546
post #10 of 42
everything looks pretty good. I'm not a fan of the case. In that price range I'd prefer the Fractal design r4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352021
but it's always good to check out the case gallery here to see what is going on(http://www.overclock.net/f/161/computer-cases)
Also for the ssd I would go with something like a 120gb http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7TE250BW/dp/B00E3W1726/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1398391450&sr=1-1&keywords=samsung+ssd is cheap and very good.
And the hyper x fury would look nice in that case http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-HyperX-FURY-2x4GB-1866MHz/dp/B00J8E91T0/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1398391595&sr=1-2&keywords=hyperx+fury
Just my two cents :-) good luck with your build. Always a fun time!

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Would there be any advantage whatsoever to ditching that ASUS GPU and going for this EVGA, beside easier RMA if needed? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130921
The best reason to go with EVGA (besides their products being great) is their customer service is top notch... US based, 24/7 support. Never a bad choice at all.
Edited by draterrojam - 4/24/14 at 7:10pm
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