Need help choosing components for mid-range gaming PC

ngaihou

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Hi all, I am in the midst of building my gaming system and i have troubles deciding which parts to pick, especially on the motherboard.
I intend to slightly overclock my CPU and would like a system with components that would give me room for future modifications.

I have came up with 2 builds from PC Part Picker and the key difference is the motherboard and GPU.
The HDD and SSD that i have chosen are parts that i already have.
I need help with:-

1. Which motherboard is the best value for money?
2. Which Motherboard is best paired with my chosen GPU (I am only looking to purchase an i5 4670K)?
3. Which is better, 2x4GB vengeance pro or 2x8GB Gskill ripjaws? (Is it overkill to have 16GB of ram, since 2x8GB ripjaws is the only gskill rams available in my country)
4. Is a Corsair vs650 (not available from pcpartpicker.com but that's the only option i have) sufficient to power my system?
5. Which casing (Carbide 200R/230T/300R) will fit and complement best with the parts that i have chosen? (Would appreciate any other casing recommendations around the same price range)
6. Any recommendations on 24" monitors would be helpful (I am currently eyeing the Asus VS247HP)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.


Build #1

PCPartPicker part list /

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($167.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.32 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Agility 2 180GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 230T Windowed-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)


Build #2

PCPartPicker part list /

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Agility 2 180GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($122.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ OutletPC)


 

ngaihou

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Thank you, i will look into the MSI gaming series motherboards.
As for the Ripjaws, i am unable to purchase them in my country hence the Corsairs.
I currently own a WD black and OCZ agility SSD.
 

Turb0Yoda

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Ahhh. Well, I hope I helped. The fact that they were included in the price made me think you were going to buy them.
 

ngaihou

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Yes you did help. I'm including to see if my HDD and SSD would be an issue for the setup i am aiming to purchase.
 

Turb0Yoda

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No issue what so ever. It would be pretty hard to get an issue with a HDD unless you buy a PATA drive somehow.
 

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