How does this build seem?

I am going to be making my first computer and have a little over $1,000 for the build and $400 on peripherals. Here is what I am planning on getting for my computer. Give me your opinions and whether or not I should change anything. GOING FOR RED AND BLACK THEME.

COMPUTER
Motherboard: Asrock z87 Extreme 6
Cpu: Intel 4670k
SSD: Kingston Hyperx3 120GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Cooler: Corsair H100i (Please don't tell me it won't fit I have researched a lot and taken a plethora of measurements it should fit by about 5-6mm with a little bit of modding)
PSU: Corsair RM850
GPU: XFX r9 280x (Getting a second one 6 or 7 months after first)
Memory: 16GB of G.Skill Ares ram
Case: Corsair 300r (Already bought it got it for $40 off amazon on sale so I don't want to just change it and can't return it)

PERIPHERALS
Monitor: ASUS VX238H 23in 1920x1080
Keyboard: Corsair K70
Mouse: Corsair Raptor M40
Mousepad: The Hundreds (Skating company out in California just like the look of it and wear The Hundreds a lot)

So there it all is. I am mostly going to use this computer for gaming and a bit of video editing but no more than maybe 3 or 4 videos a month. I'm only 16 and just got my first job so I don't want to buy parts that would need replacement after a few months. I plan on using this computer build for around 3 to 4 years with few upgrades. All feedback will be appreciated.
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  1. The Peripherals are completely opinion based.

    Your build is definitely workable, I have no issues from what I see.

    I do have one thing to note, make sure that you solder off part of the fan that will be over the RAM Sticks so that it will not hit them.

    I would like to point out though, that an H100i is Completely unnecessary, unless you plan on Overclocking to 4.4+GHz.
  2. Over budget by a bit, but helps that you already have the case.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1127.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 00:20 EST-0500)
  3. There are no problems with your build. But may be you wont be needing that 16GB of RAM.

    8GB of RAM is more than sufficient for normal usages. If you are going to use lot of photoshop, video rendereing, LOT of Multitasking etc, then you will be needing 16GB Ram, but for playing games 16GB is not necessary.

    You can save your money in this RAM and spend it on something else, if you want.

    Also you do not want the H100i if you are not overclocking to very high clock speeds.
    But if you really want to get one then go and design it to your choice. The build will be fine. Enjoy building!!
  4. The H100i is kind of overkill for this type of build. So is 16GB of RAM, and with RAM prices as expensive as they are - don't go spending tons of money here. You do not need to spend $400 in peripherals initially (monitor is one thing), and mouse pads are a huge waste of money. If you insist on getting a keyboard, don't get the Corsair K70, get the Gigabyte Osmium instead - I have this keyboard and I can't say enough how awesome it is: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=83469&vpn=GK%2DOSMIUM%20BRN&manufacture=Gigabyte

    And then for mice I have the Thermaltake Level 10 and it's a great mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826254094

    For the rest of the hardware this is what you should be getting:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($52.21 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.54 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-OSMIUM Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1364.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 01:03 EST-0500)
  5. Jenish J said:
    There are no problems with your build. But may be you wont be needing that 16GB of RAM.

    8GB of RAM is more than sufficient for normal usages. If you are going to use lot of photoshop, video rendereing, LOT of Multitasking etc, then you will be needing 16GB Ram, but for playing games 16GB is not necessary.

    You can save your money in this RAM and spend it on something else, if you want.

    Also you do not want the H100i if you are not overclocking to very high clock speeds.
    But if you really want to get one then go and design it to your choice. The build will be fine. Enjoy building!!


    I will most likely be doing more video editing in the summer and I will most likely be talking on skype or oovoo with some people and playing a game or surfing the web and listening to music while rendering a video would most likely become a thing. I am going to hopefully overclock to around 4.4 or higher if I can get it stable but I've read some things an people have been saying with haswell that sometimes you get a good overclocker or you don't. Also I was wondering if I should just get rid of the hassle and headache of modding and whatnot on the 300r and go for something like a 750d because in the long run I'd most likely keep my power supply and that case so that in the future I could water cool. Does this sound like a good idea to any of you. BTW thank you all for responding so fast was not expecting it :D
  6. ChocolateGuy97 said:
    Jenish J said:
    There are no problems with your build. But may be you wont be needing that 16GB of RAM.

    8GB of RAM is more than sufficient for normal usages. If you are going to use lot of photoshop, video rendereing, LOT of Multitasking etc, then you will be needing 16GB Ram, but for playing games 16GB is not necessary.

    You can save your money in this RAM and spend it on something else, if you want.

    Also you do not want the H100i if you are not overclocking to very high clock speeds.
    But if you really want to get one then go and design it to your choice. The build will be fine. Enjoy building!!


    I will most likely be doing more video editing in the summer and I will most likely be talking on skype or oovoo with some people and playing a game or surfing the web and listening to music while rendering a video would most likely become a thing. I am going to hopefully overclock to around 4.4 or higher if I can get it stable but I've read some things an people have been saying with haswell that sometimes you get a good overclocker or you don't. Also I was wondering if I should just get rid of the hassle and headache of modding and whatnot on the 300r and go for something like a 750d because in the long run I'd most likely keep my power supply and that case so that in the future I could water cool. Does this sound like a good idea to any of you. BTW thank you all for responding so fast was not expecting it :D


    Do as you plan it to do, well it is your build :D.
  7. g-unit1111 said:
    The H100i is kind of overkill for this type of build. So is 16GB of RAM, and with RAM prices as expensive as they are - don't go spending tons of money here. You do not need to spend $400 in peripherals initially (monitor is one thing), and mouse pads are a huge waste of money. If you insist on getting a keyboard, don't get the Corsair K70, get the Gigabyte Osmium instead - I have this keyboard and I can't say enough how awesome it is: http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=83469&vpn=GK%2DOSMIUM%20BRN&manufacture=Gigabyte

    And then for mice I have the Thermaltake Level 10 and it's a great mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826254094

    For the rest of the hardware this is what you should be getting:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($52.21 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($63.54 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Gigabyte GK-OSMIUM Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1364.68
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 01:03 EST-0500)


    The mouse pad is only $10 and I really like The Hundreds so I decided to just throw it in there. And as far as that mouse goes is it good for someone with large hands not like extremely big hands but like bigger than average? Also the keyboard is the same price as the k70 I want it for the red led backlights, red mx switches because I like smooth keypresses also those contoured WASD and 123456 buttons because i have been trying to use usb mouse and the laptop keyboard (on a laptop yet still find it 1000% better than a controller for most games) but sometimes am just lost about where my fingers have gotten to haha. Thank you for your input about the topic :) I'm really new to all of this stuff
  8. Sorry everyone I was planning on getting the Extreme4 motherboard not the Extreme6. My bad.
  9. 1. I would suggest swapping out the Corsair 300r with the Bitfenix Shinobi.
    The 300R is good, but it can be quite flimsy and it not that well build as pointed out in many reviews all over the Internet.
    The Hardware Canucks review on their Youtube channel is a good example.


    2. Also you can get the 7970 for 260 dollars after 30 dollar MIR. So, that is basically the R9-280x which itself is a rebranded 7970.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $259.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 02:10 EST-0500)


    3. If you are gaming, then you can drop the SSD completely, it has zero advantage for gaming. Just levels would load faster, but once you are into game, then there is zero advantage.
  10. ChocolateGuy97 said:

    The mouse pad is only $10 and I really like The Hundreds so I decided to just throw it in there. And as far as that mouse goes is it good for someone with large hands not like extremely big hands but like bigger than average? Also the keyboard is the same price as the k70 I want it for the red led backlights, red mx switches because I like smooth keypresses also those contoured WASD and 123456 buttons because i have been trying to use usb mouse and the laptop keyboard (on a laptop yet still find it 1000% better than a controller for most games) but sometimes am just lost about where my fingers have gotten to haha. Thank you for your input about the topic :) I'm really new to all of this stuff


    Me I wouldn't pay any amount of money for a mousepad. The Gigabyte keyboard uses the same Cherry MX switches that the Corsair keyboard does. Plus it also has a removable hand rest, switchable keys, volume controls, and two USB ports. The mouse is great and it includes a tool to adjust to fit your hand.
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