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Windows 7: Need PC Building Help

13 Aug 2014   #1
svjfm

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Need PC Building Help

I am thinking of building a gaming computer to run games such as Euro Truck Simulator 2 flawlessly on "Ultra" video settings. I need to see if they're are any improvements to be made to this part list. The following part list excludes peripherals (keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitors) and the operating system (undecided on Win 7 Home Pre/Win 8 Pro). My budget for parts is set at $1,000.

Part list:
CPU:
Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99)
Storage; (SSD for OS): OCZ Vertex 460 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99)
(HDD for Misc.): Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99)
GPU: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.99)
Case: Inwin GT1 Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99)
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99)

I also have the part list link here: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/svjfm/saved/WTPQzy


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13 Aug 2014   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I looked everything over and so far so good. If there was an area of concern it would be the PSU only from a future expansion if desired to adding another GPU. Also the Inwin case is nice but not great, personally I would look to encreasing the case value with a good NZXT, Corsair or Coolermaster design. Also please factor in a great air or sealed water cooler as you have a great mobo and CPU which can handle a little push if you want later.
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13 Aug 2014   #3
svjfm

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I looked everything over and so far so good. If there was an area of concern it would be the PSU only from a future expansion if desired to adding another GPU. Also the Inwin case is nice but not great, personally I would look to encreasing the case value with a good NZXT, Corsair or Coolermaster design. Also please factor in a great air or sealed water cooler as you have a great mobo and CPU which can handle a little push if you want later.
Thank you for the feedback. I intend to just keep a single GPU as I'm really unaware of Crossfire and its advantages. I'll research a different case from the brands you have recommended as well. Would the cooler be just for the CPU or the whole system? I was going to use the bundled cooler for the processor.
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13 Aug 2014   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I built a wicked system in this NZXT 410 and I would recommend this sealed NZXT Kraken water cooler for it.

Phantom 410 - NZXT

Kraken? X60 - NZXT

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13 Aug 2014   #5
svjfm

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

The build is wicked indeed! I stumbled upon a hardware incompatibility, however, where I was told that the Phantom 410 case is incompatible with the Kraken X60 water cooler. Also, I'd have to remove some drive bays to squeeze in a 260 mm GPU.
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13 Aug 2014   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Not according to me and NZXT and they should know as they build both.

http://www.nzxt.com/uploads/download..._09.4.2013.pdf

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13 Aug 2014   #7
svjfm

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

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...but I should trust you as well as the manufacturer.


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13 Aug 2014   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

If you're concerned then you can contact NZXT and ask them or play it safe and get a 240mm rad like a H100i or the like and that will work real good. Ironically I put my X60 Kraken in my CoolerMaster case and then went with a 240mm sealed in the NZXT 410 case but the compatibility chart says it can take both the 240 or 280 mm rads.

Thermaltake - U.S.A. - Water 2.0 Extreme - CLW0217

Hydro Series? H100i Extreme Performance CPU Cooler
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13 Aug 2014   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would recommend upgrading to a full size case. It gives better cooling options and much, much easier to work with. It also gives better cable/harness routing.

Because of the problems I have had with G.Skill RMA ram I would suggest taking a look at Corsair and Kingston ram.

G.Skell ram works well when it works.
If you have a problem, well lot of luck will be needed.
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13 Aug 2014   #10
svjfm

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
If you're concerned then you can contact NZXT and ask them or play it safe and get a 240mm rad like a H100i or the like and that will work real good. Ironically I put my X60 Kraken in my CoolerMaster case and then went with a 240mm sealed in the NZXT 410 case but the compatibility chart says it can take both the 240 or 280 mm rads.

Thermaltake - U.S.A. - Water 2.0 Extreme - CLW0217

Hydro Series? H100i Extreme Performance CPU Cooler
I think I'll just use the Corsair Cooler. Thanks!
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