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Need expert advice on my custom PC build regarding the parts.

Hello!
First off, I'm from India.
I'm looking to build a mid-tier custom gaming PC for myself.
Been researching a bit, and learning stuff along the way. I do know how to assemble, I've done it before, but I'm a bit anxious as this time I'm doing it from scratch.
So, essentially this is my first time purchasing parts and assembling them.

I'd like your advice/suggestions/confirmation about the build, regarding the compatibility and synergy of the parts I've chosen below, as I am afraid that I might order a wrong or incompatible part.

I'd also like your comment on the actual build itself, and if it would perform fine for semi-hardcore gaming.

Should mention that I'm buying these on Flipkart and Amazon(Only the case), so if you have any suggestions regarding parts, I'd appreciate if you can refer them (Flipkart.in , Amazon.in), or I'll do it myself and respond.

Thank you.

TL;DR
Are these parts compatible with each other and are they good for a mid-range Gaming PC?



Build parts

CPU:
Intel 3.4 GHz LGA 1150 4670K i5 4th Generation Processor.
CPU Cooler:
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011.
Motherboard:
Asus Z87 Pro Motherboard.
Memory:
G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL).
Storage:
Seagate Barracuda 1 TB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (ST1000DM003).
GPU:
ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 AMP Edition 2 GB Graphics Card.
PSU:
Corsair RM750 750 Watts PSU.
Case:
NZXT Phantom 530 Full Tower Computer Case - Black.
Peripherals/Misc/Extra:
Dell S2240L 21.5 inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor
Asus Optical drive.
Razer Deathadder 2013 Mouse.
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Keyboard.

I might add in a SSD and and setup SLI later.
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  1. Best answer
    Looks like an excellent build.

    Please note that the Noctua NH D14 SE 2011 is not compatible with LGA 1150 socket MBs. For that you need an adapter kit: http://www.amazon.in/noctua-NM-I115X-Noctua-NM-i115x-Mounting/dp/B00BLS3YYO/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1401805757&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Noctua+NM-I3+Mounting+Kit+for+Noctua+CPU+Coolers

    The SE 2011 is much better than the regular NH D14 because it has PWM fans which spin up or down as CPU load changes.

    Since you're building such a nice rig, I would highly recommend a 120-128 GB SSD to be included, IF you can stretch your budget. Otherwise, plan on adding one later. The Samsung 840 Evo is a good choice but Crucial and Intel also make excellent SSDs.

    Yogi
  2. Looking good, but I would recommend you get an SSD now so you do not have to reinstall your OS on the SSD, just time saving. Also, perhaps a Z97 motherboard as they have just come out
  3. Everything looks great, except the power supply. The RM is poorly built, and I definitely wouldn't overclock and SLI 770s on it. You can get better quality for less money (see below) other than that, you should expect Ultra/Max in pretty much everything pretty easy at 1080p with that :) Looks great!

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $109.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-03 10:39 EDT-0400)
  4. Y0GI said:
    Looks like an excellent build.

    Please note that the Noctua NH D14 SE 2011 is not compatible with LGA 1150 socket MBs. For that you need an adapter kit: http://www.amazon.in/noctua-NM-I115X-Noctua-NM-i115x-Mounting/dp/B00BLS3YYO/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1401805757&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Noctua+NM-I3+Mounting+Kit+for+Noctua+CPU+Coolers

    The SE 2011 is much better than the regular NH D14 because it has PWM fans which spin up or down as CPU load changes.

    Since you're building such a nice rig, I would highly recommend a 120-128 GB SSD to be included, IF you can stretch your budget. Otherwise, plan on adding one later. The Samsung 840 Evo is a good choice but Crucial and Intel also make excellent SSDs.

    Yogi


    Wow, nice catch! Really didn't notice that it said it was for Intel LGA2011.
    Thanks a lot for helping me out! Yes, I think I'll probably get the Samsung 840 Evo.
    I will definitely buy the adapter, thank you again.
  5. BleedingEdgeTek said:
    Everything looks great, except the power supply. The RM is poorly built, and I definitely wouldn't overclock and SLI 770s on it. You can get better quality for less money (see below) other than that, you should expect Ultra/Max in pretty much everything pretty easy at 1080p with that :) Looks great!

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $109.99
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-03 10:39 EDT-0400)


    Oh! thanks for your suggestion, I'll definitely get the SeaSonic M12II or any other reputed PSU after researching more!
  6. Aspire77360 said:
    Looking good, but I would recommend you get an SSD now so you do not have to reinstall your OS on the SSD, just time saving. Also, perhaps a Z97 motherboard as they have just come out


    I see, but those aren't available on Flipkart yet. And Amazon only has MSI, not a fan of MSI due to their customer service.
    Thanks for the suggestion!
  7. Junthegamer said:
    Y0GI said:
    Looks like an excellent build.

    Please note that the Noctua NH D14 SE 2011 is not compatible with LGA 1150 socket MBs. For that you need an adapter kit: http://www.amazon.in/noctua-NM-I115X-Noctua-NM-i115x-Mounting/dp/B00BLS3YYO/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1401805757&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Noctua+NM-I3+Mounting+Kit+for+Noctua+CPU+Coolers

    The SE 2011 is much better than the regular NH D14 because it has PWM fans which spin up or down as CPU load changes.

    Since you're building such a nice rig, I would highly recommend a 120-128 GB SSD to be included, IF you can stretch your budget. Otherwise, plan on adding one later. The Samsung 840 Evo is a good choice but Crucial and Intel also make excellent SSDs.

    Yogi


    Wow, nice catch! Really didn't notice that it said it was for Intel LGA2011.
    Thanks a lot for helping me out! Yes, I think I'll probably get the Samsung 840 Evo.
    I will definitely buy the adapter, thank you again.


    You're quite welcome!

    I'm sorry that I missed the Corsair RM 750. Please see this list for better choices: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

    Yogi
  8. Y0GI said:
    Junthegamer said:
    Y0GI said:
    Looks like an excellent build.

    Please note that the Noctua NH D14 SE 2011 is not compatible with LGA 1150 socket MBs. For that you need an adapter kit: http://www.amazon.in/noctua-NM-I115X-Noctua-NM-i115x-Mounting/dp/B00BLS3YYO/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1401805757&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Noctua+NM-I3+Mounting+Kit+for+Noctua+CPU+Coolers

    The SE 2011 is much better than the regular NH D14 because it has PWM fans which spin up or down as CPU load changes.

    Since you're building such a nice rig, I would highly recommend a 120-128 GB SSD to be included, IF you can stretch your budget. Otherwise, plan on adding one later. The Samsung 840 Evo is a good choice but Crucial and Intel also make excellent SSDs.

    Yogi


    Wow, nice catch! Really didn't notice that it said it was for Intel LGA2011.
    Thanks a lot for helping me out! Yes, I think I'll probably get the Samsung 840 Evo.
    I will definitely buy the adapter, thank you again.


    You're quite welcome!

    I'm sorry that I missed the Corsair RM 750. Please see this list for better choices: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

    Yogi



    No worries, sir!
    And thank you for your time, again.
    Going with the Seasonic M12II-850 850 Watts PSU, Modular, 80+ Bronze certified and Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB (MZ-7TE120BW)
    Have a good day.
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