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@cornbredx: Thank You for that. Yes I do understand that the thermal paste is just for the heatsink and the processor. If the overclocking really is not needed for the set up I am projecting on having here then I would also prefer not to do that if it is not needed because of the effects (again I do know them clearly, also if you are interested the gaming laptop was an Asus G73Jh, it had a overclock button right on the keyboard). Ultimately I might try overclocking first for the exprience of doing it and knowing how to do it and then to see if it does do any of a noticeable difference from my eyes and point of view. And if it ends up not being the case then I will leave it alone. I want all my parts here to be as long lasting as possible. This is ending up being a very costly endeavor of mine after all.

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@mb: Thank you I will definitely look into that if the cost benefit is worth it. Tho I would probably want to go with a platinum rating because the cost benefit to my power bill I believe will be worth it in the long run to me with how often and how much I will be using this PC.

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@mb: I put my logitech mouse on there but that Mouse is the only part that I already own. Also it is a hybrid wireless and wired mouse. I definitely am willing to pay for the better quality of keyboard. I am only looking for a small but decent number of macro keys to work with. Something with a few more bells and whistles would be nice versus none at all. I really liked the color and lighting effects of the chroma which was a big plus for me but if there is a better keyboard out there without those lighting effects then that would not be a deal breaker at all.

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@cornbredx: I will probably be overclocking my CPU at some point to try and really get as much power as I can out of it, but again I am so new at this I really don't know what kind of power consumption that will take up.

My biggest concern is overheating on any part. My last PC experience was of a pre-built gaming laptop which when the overclocked setting (I don't know if all processors or motherboards or whatever have just an automatic setting set to overclock, but this laptop had that feature) was turned on and running for a while, it eventually burned through and melted some parts inside the computer and ruined it. My biggest goal is to keep everything as cool as possible.

Now I know that everyone is saying that I don't need this big of a power supply but let me ask you this:

If I have a bigger power supply with a bigger power saving rating which gives me more breathing room, wouldn't that device stay cooler since the power supply isn't using as much of its maximum power wattage. Wouldn't that end up being cooler than the smaller limit?

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#5  Edited By Spence_5060

@mb: I haven't really owned a PC and have the experience enough to overclock and work with bios in general. Much less this specific one. Any help once I get the parts and build it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all for the advice so far. A lot of the stuff you guys have told me has made me really think about some of the choices I made and may make me rethink some of them. We will see. But please continue with the advice if you have any. Please. I will need it. That also includes that actual build. This will be my first time building it as well. I have seen many many videos of building PCs but I do still would love any advice on it.

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@cornbredx: I know it may seem like the 16GB of ram is overkill but it came in that pack and I don't mind spending that little bit extra for it now. Also the after market liquid cooler says that it comes with thermal paste pre-applied. Is the stock paste not worth using? Should I use something different?

@kcin: I am planning on upgrading this PC as well. Adding GPUs hard drives and other add-ons. Is it not worth spending the extra cash now to save on paying for a new power supply later? Also I couldn't really find an accurate count for how much wattage I need for the list I have.

@corevi: Down the line I think this may turn into a programming/video editing machine as well.

Also the money factor is a bit of an issue but I am willing to pay just that little bit more for the better quality stuff if it is reasonable and worth the extra cost.

Edit: One other note is that I will be using my Astro A40s as my primary sound output as those are what I game with with anything. I am pretty sure those will cover up any noise my fans or PC in general will make. Right?

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#8  Edited By Spence_5060

Hey Guys!

After much time being jealous of the PC gaming world I am finally diving into it head first with building a brand new gaming PC to play anything and everything out there. This is my first time even attempting anything like this. I have done my research (I think) and have picked out the parts. I will be purchasing them all from Newegg over the course of this holiday season for all the sales on the items.

Here is the parts list:

Case - Cooler Master HAF X - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0 Ports

Motherboard - ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor - Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646I74790K

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M2A1600C10

Graphics Card - EVGA 04G-2983-KR GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 ACX 2.0 PCI Express 3.0

Power Supply - EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified 1000W Active PFC ATX12V v2.31/EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready ECO Thermal Control Full Modular PSU 10 Year Warranty 220-P2-1000-XR NEW Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready Power Supply

SSD - SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 1x nm Samsung Toggle DDR 2.0 3-Bit MLC NAND Flash Memory (400Mbps) Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Hard Drive - WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

After-Market Fan - CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm

Monitor - ASUS PB Series PB278Q 27" 5ms (GTG) WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor 300 cd/m2 80,000,000:1 Built-in Speakers, Height & Pivot Adjustable

Keyboard - RAZER BlackWidow Chroma RZ03-01220200-R3U1 USB Wired Gaming RGB Mechanical Keyboard

Mouse - Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700

And thats my list!!!

Now I believe I have done my due diligence here but again, I am very new at this. Like Brand new. So any experienced insight into this would be amazingly helpful and appreciated. Did I miss anything? Is there anything on here you would change for any reason? Please let me know.

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#9  Edited By Spence_5060

I am going to buy Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed Rogue, but the story is important to me. Which game, if either is next in the story line? Which should be played first? I am mainly talking about the story line in the present day.

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#10  Edited By Spence_5060

What is the best video game that really shows off how great it is to be a mage or wizard or spellcaster of some type that wields magic? What is your favorie?

I am really itching to play as a good cool mage of some sort. If you could also point out some good console games that have good mage classes in them I would most appreciate it.