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Advice for Building my first gaming pc rig

  redcat24 18:24 20 Jun 2015
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First of all i'm from the u.k but i'll be ordering all my parts from the u.s (amazon.com with their free shipping enabled)to save some pounds except from my power unit which ill order from the uk amazon. What I want to know is if all the parts will be compatable (dont want electric surges) and also if the MBO is suitable. Thanks everyone this is my first rig so I want to get it right. Feel free to give advice on better parts for similar price to those listed.

MBO-MSI ATX DDR3 2600 h97 GAMING 3 CPU-Intel Core i7-4790 GPU-Zotac GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB RAM-Corsair Vengeance Pro 8gb SSD-SAMSUNG EVO 250GB CASE-NZXT 340 BLACK PU-EVGA SuperNOVA 750W Gold

  redcat24 19:52 20 Jun 2015

Sorry didnt know it was going to be dispayed like that. These are the parts;

M BORD-MSI ATX DDR3 2600 h97 GAMING 3

CPU-Intel Core i7-4790

GPU-Zotac GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB

RAM-Corsair Vengeance Pro 8gb

SSD-SAMSUNG EVO 250GB

CASE-NZXT 340 BLACK

PU-EVGA SuperNOVA 750W Gold

  redcat24 20:05 20 Jun 2015

Basically wanted to know if all these parts are compatible and also if there’ll be an problem with the the PSU (ordered from UK because 3 pin is needed), and all the other parts being brought from U.S then shipping to uk.

  JamesMoore91 21:02 20 Jun 2015
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I agree with Rumprelteazer, get an i5 over the i7 if it's a gaming rig. Very little extra benefit for the extra cost. I noticed you haven't listed a CPU cooler - I would never, ever, ever recommend gaming with the stock CPU coolers - especially if you ever want to overclock the CPU. Spend the money saved on the i7 on a decent cooler.

  redcat24 21:04 20 Jun 2015

First thanks for replying, also if i went ahead with the psu from u.k and the other parts from the states will they be compatible, i.e i dont want no electric surges.

  JamesMoore91 21:08 20 Jun 2015

I couldn't say with certainty, but I wouldn't have thought you'd have any compatibility trouble, if you did choose to get the parts from overseas, they're all made to standard as far as I'm aware.

I would advise that, if any of the parts do turn out to be faulty, getting a refund if importing from the USA might cause quite a headache.

  redcat24 21:14 20 Jun 2015

ok thanks, and ill also switch to the i5-4690k. Anything else you thing i should change i.e motherboard.

  JamesMoore91 21:24 20 Jun 2015

With regards to the mobo; the MSI Gaming 3 is a good board however it does lack a couple of features. Most notably SLI compatibility. If you want to overclock I'd recommend getting the Gaming 5 instead (it's a few quid more). However if you don't want to overclock and will never want an SLI setup then the Gaming 3 is a great board.

As for CPU cooling, I'm currently using the Corsair H75 and I love it, definitely recommend. However there are also some decent air-coolers too the Cooler Master Hyper 212 is very good.

  redcat24 21:29 20 Jun 2015

Does MSI Gaming 5 have SLI compatibility? and usb 3 and 3

  redcat24 21:30 20 Jun 2015

i mean usb 2 and 3 and sound card intergrated.

  JamesMoore91 21:31 20 Jun 2015

Yes it does :)

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