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Old December 3, 2013, 06:04 AM
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Sup guys,

So I decided to build a Gaming PC instead of buying an overpriced name brand pc. This is my first build.
Here is a list of the parts I chose for this build. any input you provide is greatly valued.

Case: Zalman Z11 Plus HF1 ATX Mid Tower Case Already purchased.

Monitor: 2x Acer S242HLBwid 60Hz 24.0" Monitor Already purchased. I know they are not the greatest, but for 119.99$ each, you can't really go wrong.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor I'm still debating if I should keep the stock heat sink, or purchase and after market one. My tower houses 7 fans so I think that should be sufficient.

Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

SSD:Intel 530 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Hard Drive: 2xSeagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Graphics Card:Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card

Power Supply:SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Optiical Drive:Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer

O.S:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Please let me know what you guys think.

Thanks,
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Old December 3, 2013, 11:07 AM
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look pretty good to me. about the stock heat sink personally I never use a stock heat sink and since you are buying all of those other things why not by a after market heat sink better safe then sorry :).
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Old December 3, 2013, 11:17 AM
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As long as you are aware you can't overclock the 4570 (you'd need a K model CPU), those parts are fine.
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Looks solid. As noted, if you want to overclock an aftermarket heatsink, a K CPU and a Z87 motherboard are required. If you will not OC its good as is.
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Old December 3, 2013, 10:05 PM
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the replies.

Because this is my first build, I don't feel comfortable yet over clocking my rig.

I decided to change my SSD and add 2 new items to my build. Please let me know what you guys think.

New SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Fan Controller: http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=020056
This is more for Funzies and looks pretty bad ass!
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I don't have an SSD, but I can tell you that the info on this forum is that the only samsung drives that are good are the pro model. Intel drives are solid...I would stick with your original pick even if it costs a bit more.
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Old December 4, 2013, 07:00 PM
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Thanks for the tip.. ill stick with the Intel SSD.

also forgot to add the Keyboard I want to get.

Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard

Side note. Does anyone know exactly how many fans the NZXT Sentry Fan Controller can control? It didn't mention it in the description.
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