Need help building a gaming pc for the first time

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  1. 1) Motherboard supports:
    DDR4 3866(O.C.) / 3800(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) / 3666(O.C.) / 3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) / 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2400 / 2133 MHz memory modules

    DDR4-2400MHz would be used for non-overclocking situations. The memory you listed does not fit the motherboard -DDR3-1866MHz.

    2) Motherboard is Form Factor:
    ATX 30.5cm x 24.4cm

    Case you listed ONLY FITS Micro­ATX and Mini­ITX motherboards. It is too small for that motherboard.

    3) the "k" model CPU has no stock cooling. I suggest getting an All-in-One CPU Water Cooler if planning on overclocking.
    DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240EX CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835856078&cm_re=aio_cpu_cooler-_-35-856-078-_-Product

    4) Use a case with good airflow and space for radiator if using water cooling.
    Cooler Master N400 NSE-400-KKN2 N-Series Mid Tower Computer Case with ATX Motherboard Support, Multiple 240mm Radiator Support
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119277&ignorebbr=1
    Reply to Calvin7
  2. Jacob_218 said:


    1) Might be worth going for a Ryzen CPU instead of Intel, a lot cheaper with more cores and will last a lot longer.
    If you do go for Ryzen you'd have to change Mobo's for a B350 board. Will also be worth it to go for RAM that is clocked at 3000MHz as RAM speed affects performance on Ryzen CPU's.

    2) If you're going for gaming why go for a high end CPU and lower end GPU, Try to fit at least a 1060 in there, preferably a 1080 depending on how far your budget can stretch.

    If you let me know your budget I can draft a build on pcpartpicker.
    Reply to LewisMason
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