need help building my first pc

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  1. jing90
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    hi everyone :)
    I can finally build my first gaming pc and I'd like your help because I'm not sure what I'm doing...
    I followed this guide looking at the superb tier. I don't need an hdd or an ssd for now so I was focusing on the other things. I already have two pack of this ram.
    I think this graphics card and this cpu are what I want but I'm not sure about the motherboard, I found this but I'm don't what I should look for choosing what's best. I don't know how much power it need but I found this and it's a little overkill but it seems a nice investment and eventually I can reuse it if I want to upgrade other stuff. I choose this case but that might change.
    So if you have any kind of feedback or suggestion it would be really appreciated.

    Ram: Corsair 8gb x2 (already owned)
    Graphics: Nvidia Geforce gtx 660 222€
    Cpu: Intel i5-4430 186€
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-c (pretty much at random) 124€
    Power: Antec ea-750 green 120€
    Case: Antec Three-hundred 62€
    Total: 715€
     
  2. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Instead of putting "this" all over your post, why don't you just list the parts already?
     
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    because I wanted advice about the prices too
     
  4. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    What do you use your pc for ?
     
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    manly gaming, rarely stuff like photoshop, illustrator and indesign.
    if I could stream me playing games it would be perfect but not really needed
     
  6. Thanatos Telos

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    You didn't get OC-able processor, so grab an H87 series and spend the rest on the 760.
     
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    You mean something like this?
    Graphics: Nvidia Geforce gtx 660 -> Asus GTX760 265€
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-c -> H87M-PLUS 95€
     
  8. Thanatos Telos

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    Exactly. Also, fun fact: Haswell has a bug that lets you OC with an OC-able processor on any board, so you can always upgrade later on to get OCing without buying a new mobo.
     
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    nice! thanks a lot!!
     
  10. Thanatos Telos

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    Also, get the Corsair 300R if you can. It's a pretty good case. Also, 750W is overkill. Get a nice 550w form one of the top tiers here.
     
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    I found a 550w but on the site the graphics card said that the minimum should be 750w. that case is really nice but it's not really cheap... are there some alternatives? maybe the Antec
    THREE-HUNDRED-2 ?
     
  12. Thanatos Telos

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    The 760 requires 500w. (They do these calculations using pretty crappy PSUs so people can't complain.)
     
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    oh ok. thank you thanatos you are a big help!
     
  14. trumpet-205

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    That may be the case but you still wouldn't want to overclock on a motherboard with exposed VRM.
     
  15. Thanatos Telos

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    Point. But the ability to do so is still nice. (Ironically enough, I made your point yesterday on Tomshardware)
     
  16. natkoden

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    Haswell doesn't overclock that well, though, and is way more hotter than Ivy Bridge. Plus, it's a new chipset and the first batch of motherboards are buggy.

    I would get Ivy Bridge. Cheaper, better OC, no difference in gaming performance and stable.
     
  17. Thanatos Telos

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    You could say the same of Sandy Bridge as well. Also, Haswell lets him upgrade to Broadwell, unlike Ivy, which is a dead socket.
     
  18. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Honestly, even though Sandy and Ivy overclocks better than Haswell, you have to consider the performance advantage.

    From Sandy vs Ivy, there exist a performance gap about 400 MHz. i7-2600K @ 4.8 GHz = i7-3770K @ 4.4 GHz.

    The gap between Ivy and Haswell is even smaller, about 200 MHz. i7-3770K @ 4.4 GHz = i7-4770K @ 4.2 GHz.
     
  19. Originality

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    It's better to use benchmark scores than clock rates. Don't make Rydian pull out the myth about GHz card again.
     
  20. natkoden

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    I don't believe he will be upgrading from Haswell to Broadwell anytime soon. That's only for enthusiast.

    When the time comes to upgrade his computer, he will most likely skip one or two sockets (skylake or skymont).