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Building my first PC! Need help with some stuff

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  1. PandaK551

    PandaK551 Thread Starter

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    So I want to build my first Gaming PC! I have already made a selection on some of the Components! I checked the components I have and they should work fine I just need more experienced people to take a look at what I got so I don't order anything wrongly! I also need to select a Power Supply and a CPU Cooler!

    What Power Supply would be best for my system?
    Should I take water-cooling or air-cooling for my CPU?
    If I take Water-Cooling how does it work?

    Here is which components I have:

    Sharkoon T9 Value Green Edition Midi Tower
    Intel Core i7 4790K 4x 4.00GHz
    8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3-1600 DIMM
    ASRock Z87 Extreme4
    4096MB Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970


    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. trogdo

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    Air coolers have gotten tremendously good over the last few years, I wouldn't bother with water cooling. I have a Cooler Master Hyper 412S and it does fine (stops me putting the side panels on my ancient case though, it's a pretty tall cooler), Were I less restricted by my bank account, I would choose a Noctua cooler, probably the NH-D14.

    I think people here would recommend you not go for ASRock hardware, and buy ASUS or Gigabyte instead. I am a fan of Asus. I don't know much about power supplies, got lucky with a semi-modular 750W Antec TruePower for real cheap and I have to say it is a quality item.

    Hope this helps. Building your own PC is awesome, time after time I enjoy it still, have fun!
     
  3. jamesx121

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    first we need to find out what country U are going to be purchasing these parts from---
    95% of us are from either the USA/Canada or England/Australia
    we will try to give U idea of prices in your home country---
    second we need a idea of your budget-------

    that graphics card is toward the top of the scale---
    a better motherboard would be a AsRock Z97 Extreme---
    the Case has some modern features but
    a case with removable hard drive cages will help a lot with air flow
    if U go with air-cooled CPU. just remove the cages U don't need.
    these two ideas will add more money to your build cost.
    we will leave the PSU out untill we find out your budget.
    James
    can U get on YouTube without any problem ????
    if So check this out about water cooling
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR9jEczwCZ4
    by a guy named JayzTwoCents----
    he has quite a few videos on the pros & cons // how too of water cooling----
     
  4. PandaK551

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    Thank you for your reply!

    I live in Germany so its a bit different for me.
    I went for the 970 because I want a high level build which is also reflected in my 4790K. For the case I mainly went with it due to the color although that is not of high importance for me.

    For the cooler I looked at several ones and thought the Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev.A (BW) looked good
    I chose the 630 Watt be quiet! Pure Power L8 CM Modular but I dont know if that is correct.

    I want to stay around 1000 € . At the moment with all the components I need I am at 1120 which is fine as well.

    I dont know if ASRock is a good idea or if I should go for a Motherboard from a different suplier.

    I know JayzTwoCents quite good but I wasnt aware of that video. Ill be sure to check it out
     
  5. jamesx121

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    Other guys here on the site will have to give you their
    ideas on whether Azrock are any good.
    one thing though.
    you have a Mid sized Case listed.
    check to see how tall the CPU cooler is.
    if it's too tall you won't be able to close up your
    case. have to go with a different case if it's too tall.
    some where it was mentioned about leaving the side
    panel off because the CPU Cooler was too tall.
    that is a bad idea over time.
    you will never get proper air flow with the case open.
     
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    I read about the Issues of the size of this cooler as well. So I checked my case and while it would be a tight fit it should close. But I am tinking about a different case. Specifically since you said, that the removable HDD trays are a good idea
     
  7. crjdriver

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    Just some thoughts on your build;
    1 The video card you selected requires a minimum pw supply of 500W. It is never a good idea to go with min specs. A quality 550-600W or so pw supply would be fine. Recommended brands; seasonic, corsair [only hx, tx, or ax models] FSP [only the units with 5yr warranty] or antec HCG models.

    2 A good case with good airflow and cable mgt is essential. I like and use coolermaster cases however there are a LOT of quality cased to choose from AND a case is very subjective; what I like you may not like.

    3 Water cooling. In my opinion, water cooling is a leak waiting to happen. Get a quality cooler like the coolermaster 212 and you will be fine.

    4 Motherboard. I use and recommend either asus or gigabyte boards. ALL board makers have a full line of boards from cheap to high end. Be sure you select a board up to the stress of gaming. High end mb have heavy duty VRs [voltage regulators] heavy duty capacitors, better chipset cooling, etc. These things are necessary for a gaming system. In short do not go with a budget or low end mb.
     
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