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 Post subject: My first PC Build (Help Please!)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:59 pm 
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Hey guys im 15 and i want to build me own new pc. I have been looking through some YouTube videos on how to build a pc and it didnt look too hard. I picked some parts that had great reviews and i added them to my list here are my parts:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell Quad-Core 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-3753-KR GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

RAM Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMY16GX3M2A1866C9R (Red)

Battery Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible

Hard Drive: WD Blue WD10SPCX 1TB 5400 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Notebook Hard Drive

Optical Drive: ASUS DVD-Writer 24X DVD+R 8X D[color=#000000][color=#FF0000][/color][/color]VD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24F1ST - OEM

Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes

Computer Case: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Give me any advice on PC Building and I would appreciate if there are any corners i can cut. Suggest any parts i could use. Do you guys know a good website to buy the parts? I know about NewEgg being good. Thanks Good Peoples of Maximum PC. :D


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 Post subject: Re: My first PC Build (Help Please!)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:32 pm 
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Welcome to the forums!

Overall, everything looks good and is compatible. I would suggest you get 8GB of RAM instead of 16 - 16GB is just too much right now, especially for a gaming rig (which is what I think you're going for). Also, don't get any RAM with tall, fancy heatspreaders - they may not fit with the Hyper 212.

If you can, find a faster HDD, and if you can afford it, try to get an SSD. You should be able to find a good, 1TB 7200rpm HDD for about $10 more than the 5400rpm HDD you listed.

And don't forget your OS! Windows will be about $100 ($80 if you can find it on sale).

As for sites to buy, Newegg.com is a great start. Don't forget Amazon, and you can try Tigerdirect.com. And if you haven't tried it yet, check out PCPartpicker.com. You can design a build and the website will automatically exclude non-compatible parts so you don't make a basic mistake (like buying an Intel CPU with an AMD motherboard).

Good luck with your build and let us know how it turns out once your finished.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: My first PC Build (Help Please!)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:13 pm 
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I have been thinking of making a Gaming PC with the ability to stream PC Games and External Games (Xbox, PS, etc.) Do you recommend Windows 7 or 8? What would the SSD be used for? Do the heat spreaders work?


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 Post subject: Re: My first PC Build (Help Please!)
PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:09 pm 
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Do you recommend Windows 7 or 8?
Either OS works, it really depends on how much you hate Metro or not (and how much you don't mind getting a Start Menu for it).

What would the SSD be used for?
The SSD will be used for holding the OS and core programs you use. If you have leftover space you can squeeze in games and the like. The thing with an SSD is not only does it offer fast transfer rates, but it's very responsive. A system feels a lot snappier with an SSD over an HDD.

Do the heat spreaders work?
RAM heat spreaders are snake oil. If all the power RAM consumed was converted to heat, it still wouldn't warrant one.


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