Help with my first build (gaming)

  markt91 17:42 23 Apr 2015

I decided that I wanted to get into pc gaming, so thought I would try building my own set up.

What I chose: Case = Cooler Master N200 (Micro ATX) Motherboard = MSI Z87M Processor = i5-4690K Memory = Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Storage = 256GB SSD and a 1TB HD Video Card = MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Optical Drive = samsung dvd/cd writer

1st question... Is this a good choice? 2nd question... I don't know much about this. Will I need a cpu cooler or a radiator? Will the stock cpu cooler be ok ? 3rd question.. Anything i've missed?

Ideally I want this to be capable of playing most games out there without any problems.


  markt91 17:43 23 Apr 2015

Oh I wasn't sure on power supply either

  Devil Fish 21:49 24 Apr 2015

should play most games my system lower spec than that runs Dragon Age inquisition GTA V etc quite happily.

To Answer couple of your questions Stock cooling is fine unless you plan to get a serious over clock out of it

Power supply would go with 750 watt myself

  markt91 21:56 24 Apr 2015


Someone told me to change the motherboard to the gigabyte z97mx gaming 5. Would this be advised?

  Devil Fish 12:42 25 Apr 2015

if you can run to it yes Z97 would be more preferable to z87

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