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Hey everyone i am new on these forums. I am here today to seek friendly help and advice on building my first gaming rig. Below i will list what i have currently on my shopping list. It would be great to get some feedback for what i have chosen, along with any recommendations i may want to considor. I have colour co-ordination in mind with this build and also would like to think it can be future proof for a few years.

 

Thanks.

 

Case: corsair 400r (already purchased)

 

Mobo: ROG Maximus Hero VI Atx

 

CPU: intel i5 4670k

 

GpU: EVGA GTX 770 GeForce superclocked

 

RAM: Corsair Vengance x2 4gb 1600

 

PSU: corsair TX 750

 

Optical: Unsure...?

 

CPU cooling: unsure...?

 

HDD: western digital 1TB

 

SSD: Samsung 128gb (mainly for running OS)

 

OS: windows 8 64bit

 

As you can see i need some help making decisions. All help greatly appreciated.

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Unless you are committed to optical media, you don't need a reader. I haven't used one since Win7 came out. Cpu cooling, it all depends on what you want to spend. A Coolermaster 212 EVO is a great low cost air cooler.

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CPU- unless you are going to overclock, get the non-K version

 

GPU- get on that is not overclocked. You can do that yourself, save some bucks.

 

PSU- Get HX version if you want modular. I have a TX650 myself, just fyi.

 

Optical- Get any cheapo drive. They're all the same. Don't bother with Blue-ray.

 

Cooling- Unless you are scared of water, get a closed unit. Corsair models are nice. I have the H80i myself. Keeps my i5 3570 CPU at a cool 35C

 

SSD- Just make sure that is the 840 Samsung Pro version. :)

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Good point about GPU. I can overclock it myself. The cpu i intend to overclock. Not sure what will fit in my case for cpu cooling options. And thanks also for psu suggestion.

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You have a Mid Tower, you can fit any CPU cooler in there fine. Any Corsair model is fine, as you have back, side, and top fan placements. You're good. Get the H80i or H100i. Or if you wanna go air, get the 212 EVO as said above.

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Thanks for the help. Will look up some of these.

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Been doing some research on the water cooling and it appears that some of them can be too big to fit in to my case without interfering with RAM sticks and PSU. Mainly speaking for the H100.

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Go with the H80i if you're concerned with space - if you google your case, you will see others with that model.  (the "i" versions have softare you can mess with in Windows - change all of the fan speeds, check temps, even change colors of the logo - pretty cool.

 

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Thanks ill check it out.

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For some reason i cant find anyone stocking the HX750 PSU Modular. Think i may go with the H80i CPU cooler and mount it on the rear.

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