Need someone to double check my pc build before i start ordering parts

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  1. nukeboy95
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    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

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    OK this will be my first build and i want to double check every this is compatible with everything else.
    I will be using this PC for mid range gaming and map rendering in Hammer. I will be buying these part over time too.

    Case: BitFenix Prodigy M Micro ATX Mini case
    motherboard: ASUS A55BM-K Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    CPU: AMD A10-7700K Kaveri 3.5GHz (socket is a FM2+)
    Graphics card: EVGA 02G-P4-3757-KR GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB FTW (i kinda wanted a graphics card i could use on my old desktop which has a 300W psu while i obtain all the parts)
    PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W
    HDD: Western Digital WD Green WD10EZRX 1TB
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL
    CPU fan: I'm not sure if i should go with a closed loop water cooler or a traditional heatsink
     
  2. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    If you're getting a graphics card, there's not much point in getting an A10 APU. You would be better served with an FX CPU or an Intel, depending on your budget/needs. Also, make sure to get a compatible motherboard if you do follow my suggestion.

    Also, check if the case you picked has a big enough mount for a close loop liquid cooler. If not, get an air cooler.

    Finally, if you can afford to, get a 500-600W PSU from a better brand like corsair or Seasonic. Brand is (nearly) everything when it comes to PSU quality, and low quality PSUs are not safe.
     
  3. nukeboy95
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    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

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    The case has mounts for a 240M radiator and mounts for a 120m radiator, i dont really want to get a 240m radiator cause it mount to the top of the case.
    so hows this revision?

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 Haswell 3.4GHz (BX80646I34130)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87M
    Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL)
    PSU: CORSAIR CXM series CX600M 600W
    Closed loop water cooler: Enermax Liqtech 120X Aluminum (N82E16835214057)
     
  4. CompassNorth

    CompassNorth Denko (´・ω・`)

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    You're thinking of overclocking right and at some point with the 4670k, right?
    I wouldn't really recommend the CX series PSUs from Corsair. The Antec NeoEco (non-modular) and the Antec High Current Gamer-M (modular) shoud be PSUs around the same price range, that and the XFX PSU.
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Looks good to me, at least based on the information available. Have a look at reviews between the Antec and Corsair PSUs to give you more guidance in which to pick.
     
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    Attila13 Praise the Creep!

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    Call me blind, but he never mentioned a 4670k...
     
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    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

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    im going with a i3 not a i5. anyways i probably will overclock a Little Bit.
    one more thing, other than water cooling and adding a shit load of fans how can i keep my system cool when the weather gets hot?
     
  8. Joe88

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    Keep the pc in an air conditioned room
    Ramp up the rpm on the fans and use high quality fans
    Not much else you can do besides downclocking
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Keep it in the shade.
     
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    Dont buy a Z87 mobo if you are not buying a overclockable CPU like i5-4670K, instead buy a H87 mobo or similar
     
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    CompassNorth Denko (´・ω・`)

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    Then a Z87 is useless and money can be spent somewhere else, like Porobu said. durp

    Listen to Porobu

    Open it up and clean it for dust to make sure it doesn't build up.
     
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    Porobu Gbatemps Shiny Latias

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    Also why are you buying a water cooler? A good HSF like the CM 212 evo is sufficient for most of the builds
     
  13. Originality

    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Stock coolers are sufficient for most builds. Only high powered, energy inefficient or overclocked CPUs need more. Of course, cheap aftermarket coolers like those from Arctic Freezer are recommended as they run cooler and quiter, but CLCs are also good looking and don't have a big weighty heatsink putting strain on the motherboard.

    That said, some motherboards do rely on the HSF for cooling VRMs and DIMMs.

    Edit: also, Z87 is not useless. It has certain features that's H87 won't have. Of course, if you don't need those features then fair enough, but it's still not useless.