I was wondering if anyone could take a look at my planned first PC build that I'm hoping to put together. I have some questions / need some advice on a few things. I am looking to make a gaming PC that can play some newer games like GTA V, Fallout 4 on higher settings. For comparison, I am currently using this pre-built PC and can barely play any modern games without turning off all shadows and anti-aliasing.
In addition, I am hoping to be re-use the following parts from my current PC:
Here is where I need some assistance:
1. Help me choose a case! I'm looking for good ventilation, decent looks, sturdiness, lots of room, USB 3.0 on the front for my portable HDD which I always leave attached. Unless you have a really good fourth option, I've narrowed it down to three I like with good reviews:
Cooler Master HAF 912 (~$60)
+ HAF 912 USB 3.0 5.25" Bracket - OEM Package (~$18, mainly from shipping...)
Corsair Carbide Series 300R (~$70)
2. I think that I will be okay with just built in fans and the built-in CPU cooler, plus the extra fans I listed above (new and from old PC). Does anyone have any reason to think they would not be sufficient?
3. Is there a better CPU option than the i5-4690K for use with my motherboard and GPU?
4. General tips/advice for a first-time PC builder. I am hoping to avoid running into last-minute surprises (or frying my mobo/CPU).
Edited by Daveallen10, 02 December 2015 - 10:19 PM.