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ShawneeRaven

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I am trying to build a gaming pc from the ground up, which is proving to be quite difficult as I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to computers. I bought a really basic crappy pc and have been gradually upgrading it, but I need a little help. Currently all I know is that the motherboard is ddr2, and I’m wanting to take it up to ddr3 and I’m looking at this motherboard http://www.scorptec....-Z97-G45_GAMING I have ddr3 ram sticks already, 2x 4GB. I just recently upgraded my graphics card to thishttp://www.sapphiret...?pid=2023&lid=1 What im wanting to know is will this graphics card go into the motherboard im looking at getting? And will ddr3 ramsticks go in it? I want my pc to be able to run Battlefield 4 Multiplayer at a minimum of 60fps, what other things would I be looking to upgrade? What cpu would be good? Will I need a new power supply if im upgrading to ddr3? Just tell me things that I should get to have a good gaming pc that will run at 60fps.

Lastly, I want to buy a case upgrade, will that motherboard and all the parts I’ve listed or that you’ll list fit in this?http://www.scorptec....-8C-H440019-GBB

Thankyou!


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:welcome: ShawneeRaven

Can you give us a little more info please.

The exact brand and model of the DDR3 you are going to use.

The brand and model of the display you are going to use.

Do you want to try and use other parts from your old computer? give the brand and models of, ,

DVD player.

Hard drive.

If your existing Windows OS is a OEM licence ver, you will need a new one, as it is not transferable to another MB.

 

will answer all your questions when we hear back from you.


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Thankyou for your response!
The exact brand and model of the things I have listed are in the URL's i have put above. 
The ddr3 ram sticks however are from GEIL and it's their dual channel kit, dragon ddr3 ram. 

I don't know the current brand of my hard drive but i do know its 1TB. 
I'm not really wanting to keep any parts from the old computer as I am wanting to upgrade, so I'm after the things that will fit in the case i linked above. 
The case i have linked above doesn't have a cd drive, so that wont really matter, I'm fine without one.
I am just wanting to know if the graphics card I have linked above will fit in that case and i would also like to know what cpu to get for gaming. 
The brands and models should be in the links above. Other than that, i'm really clueless as to what i have as i stated im not very good with computers.  
Check the URL's and that should hopefully have the info you're after. 
I'm sorry I cant be of much help :(
But i'd like to know if the motherboard i have linked above and the graphics card, cpu, ram and other components will fit in that case? and if not, what else should i consider getting?

thanks again.


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Thanks for the info.

Your selected GPU will fit in the selected case, but you will lose 2 of the drive bays.

The CPU is the best option for gaming, Intel i5 4690K.

The PSU is the recommended size to support the GPU and total system draw.

 

 

I will need the model number of the RAM as it may not be on the QVL, is it on this page, > http://www.geil.com....showSpec/id/348.

I would consider changing the case, no pro reviewers seem to have tested running hardware but have seen some gamers complaining of over heating systems and having to Mod the case to get good airflow.

>  http://www.techpower...ZXT/H440/1.html

All the installation media comes on discs, do you have an external USB DVD drive?

 

A parts list for you to look at, does not include the RAM, > http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/tnYvvK


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Thankyou! 
Yes, the ram is on the URL you posted. 
Can you suggest any motherboards or cases that would suit better for a smoother, faster gaming experience? 
Also will this cpu cooler fit on the motherboard i have chosen, over the cpu you have given me? http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Cooling/CPU_Coolers_-_WATER/49341-CWCH90 
Also, may i ask what this is and what it does? http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Hard_Drives_&_SSDs/HDD_-_3.5%22_Drives/43522-ST1000DM003 

Thanks again. 


Edited by ShawneeRaven, 05 January 2015 - 09:33 PM.

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Thank you! 
Also will this cpu cooler fit on the motherboard i have chosen, over the cpu you have given me? http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Cooling/CPU_Coolers_-_WATER/49341-CWCH90 

Your are welcome.

That cooler is not compatible with the MB socket 1150. 

We like to make you aware of CPU warranty.   A boxed Retail CPU is supplied with the stock cooler, should you install a different cooling  solution, you will void the Intel 3 year warranty.   This also applied to overclocking past the Turbo speed specified by Intel, i5 4690K 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo).  Should damage occur, you will have no legit claim, doing either is at your own risk.   I advice using the stock cooler to begin with and see how it performs, after that, it is up to you.  

Intel;

damage to the Product due to external causes, including  accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions,  misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper  testing;

Full Intel article available @ http://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm

 

Can you suggest any motherboards or cases that would suit better for a smoother, faster gaming experience? 

The MB is designed for gaming, so changing for a different brand gaming board, I don't think would make "smoother" gaming.   A case with better airflow would keep down the  heat and make the system more stable, but not games smoother.

What makes games smoother is dependant on settings that will give you as near possible the FPS that the monitor can display.  A CPU that will not hold back the GPU with high end setting. 

 

A mechanics hard drive for Data storage =, When you have set up the system, relocate your user folders to that drive, i,e, My Docs, My picture, etc.   You can also use Steam Mover, to store you games there.   Should the OS, get corrupted on the SSD, you can restore an image or reinstall the OS without loosing you Data.

 

Do you want us to suggest some cases for you to look at?


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If you could recommend some cases that would be awesome, I'm after something that has a window on the side of it so you can see in. And if the parts you have given me aren't compatible in that case, let me know? 

Thankyou! 


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Couple of suggestions from me while iammykyl is offline  :)

 

Antec Nine Hundred Two Version 3 Gaming Case or Coolermaster Cosmos SE


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Apologies for being so slack.

Thanks for the links Phillpower2.   I was going to list both cases. 

Also the Thor, white available, > http://www.mwave.com...unmetal-ab55511

white av​The Next Phantom, white available, > http://www.cplonline...ith-window.html

 

All selected hardware will fit in all the listed cases. 


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thankyou so much for your help! 


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You are very welcome. :thumbsup:

If you need any build tutorials, or have any questions about building/configuring your rig, we are here to help.

 

Please let us know how things go.


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just to point out your mistaken with this,
 

That cooler is not compatible with the MB socket 1150.

http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Cooling/CPU_Coolers_-_WATER/49341-CWCH90 
 
all 1156/1155 and 1150 heatsink are interchangable because the motherboards for each of those socket types share the same mounting hole layout for their heatsinks, so even tho it doesn't actually specify 1150 at the link it is still compatible with that socket type.

you would need to make sure the case has 14cm rear/top fan capability and not just the usual 12cm tho to fit it.
 
:popcorn:

here's the corsair page for that product which confirms it is 1150 compatible. :- http://www.corsair.c...quid-cpu-cooler

Edited by terry1966, 07 January 2015 - 11:34 AM.

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Thanks terry1966 for the correction.

I didn't, but should have checked at the Corsair site. 


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no probs, used those all in one corsair water coolers before for a couple of builds myself with good results, not that i've used the h90 version tho. :thumbsup:

 

:popcorn:


Edited by terry1966, 07 January 2015 - 04:55 PM.

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