So I havent' build a PC for it think 15 years. But Tested's article and video got me inspired. Seems much easier nowadays. I am mostly puzzled about the fans and RAM. I will somewhat follow this build, e.g. I will also use the BitFenix Prodigy and the same power supply (Seasonic P-660). I will not be overclocking this PC, and it will probably be attached to my TV.
- CPUIntel Core i7 4770 3.4 GHz. This is one step down from the top model. This will be locked I guess. So no overclocking, which I am fine with. Maybe I am fine with an i5 as well?
- CPU coolerCorsair Hydro H80i. This seems easy to install, I have heard bad things about the noise generated by the two 120mm fans, but it seems you can exchange them. (in my current PC I have a massive Scyte Mugen, not sure if I can use this, also its fan just died and it seem to be a pain to replace it)
- MainboardAsus H87I+ So this motherboard does not support overclocking, which is fine, but I am also not sure about fan control. It has one CPU and one chassis fan control. The case supports I think at least 4 120mm fans. One slot will be taken over by the water cooler fan, and I wanted to leave one empty. Thats still one more to worry about. Can I directly connect that to the powersupply?
I might step it up to a Z87I-Deluxe, but this is about 100 CHF (~105 US$) more expensive and also not available here, but it has 4 fan controllers and build in WiFi.
- RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro Black 2x 8GB, DDR3-1600, CL9-9-9-24. . Everyone suggests fairly cheap RAM (this one is the cheapest from my local parts store, which is not "value" ram), with 1600 MHz. Should one not use the fastest RAM?
- Graphics cardAsus GTX-770. That seems alright. Maybe go with a Asus GTX-660 DirectCU II (non Ti) to reduce cost.
Also which 120mm fans to use? I also have SSD and a HDD, from my current PC which I will put in. I would be grateful for any input. Thanks!