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PC Build - Good or Bad?

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May 15, 2013 4:39:36 PM

Case - NZXT Phantom 410 Black w/ White Trim (Mid Tower) [Level 2 Iron Tundra Ready](10% off)
Custom Painted Case (Any Color) - None
Custom Airbrush Logos & Emblems - None
Custom Airbrushed Gamertags - None
Additional Case Fans - None
Internal Lighting - None
AMD Processor - AMD FX-8350 4GHz (Eight Core)
CPU Cooling - COOLER MASTER GeminII S524
PC Liquid Coolant - None / Clear
Liquid Cooling Tubing Color - Clear / None
AMD Motherboard - [SLI / X-Fire] ASRock 970 EXTREME4 [Graphics Card Req.] SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 {4 DDR3 Slots}
Overclocking Processor - Stock Speed
Memory - Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz
Memory Cooling - None
Primary Hard Drive - Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD Read: 540MB/s Write: 520MB/s
Hard Drive Cooling - Hard Drive Cooling Fan Aluminum Internal
Secondary Hard Drive - Crucial M4 256GB SSD Read: 500MB/s Write: 260MB/s
Secondary Hard Drive Cooling - None
1st Optical Drive - DVD Writer
2nd Optical Drive - None
Graphics Card - EVGA GTX 670 2GB FTW Edition (Min. 650 Watt Power Supply)
Liquid Cool Graphics Card - None
[SLI / X-fire] Second Video Card - None
[SLI / X-fire] Liquid Cool Graphics card - None
Power Supply - Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze
Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Networking - Internal Wireless N 300Mbps
Fan Controller - None
Media Card Readers - All-in-one Card Reader
Sound Card - ASUS XONAR DG 5.1
PC Games - None
Office Software - Microsoft Office Home & Student
Antivirus Software - None
Monitor - SAMSUNG 23" 1920 x 1080 LED Monitor Slim Design
Second Monitor - None
Mouse - RAZER Imperator Black Laser Ergonomic Gaming Mouse
Keyboard - RAZER BlackWidow Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Speakers & Headsets - Logitech Z506 5.1 Speaker System w/ Subwoofer
Packaging - [FREE] Advanced Packaging System - Custom foam to protect and secure internal components from shipping abuse
Wiring - [FREE] Professional Wiring - Cables will be organized to achieve maximum airflow
Technical Support - Life-time U.S. based technical support and customer service by our own in-house technicians
Rush Service - [Standard] Shipped Out in 2 - 10 Business Days
Video Demonstration - Video Demonstration & Overview of your Computer
Warranty - Standard 3 Years Parts and 3 Years Labor

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May 15, 2013 4:44:23 PM

If gaming PC:

Too much PSU

Too much RAM

I would get one SSd and a 1tb HDD. not 2 SSDs

No need for sound card.

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May 15, 2013 4:45:22 PM

What are you doing with this machine? Gaming, Rendering, Editing?
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May 15, 2013 4:46:17 PM

Tiny beat me to it if "gaming" was going to be your answer
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May 15, 2013 4:48:35 PM

It's for gaming, and school work and to make, edit, upload and render vids to YouTube.
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May 15, 2013 4:50:18 PM

Unless your going crazy in CS6 with the editing, you only need 8 gigs of ram. As far as the PSU goes, you dont NEED 750 watts, but it give you headroom for future upgrading/ overclocking.
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May 15, 2013 4:51:42 PM

I'm going to do this for future-proofing.
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May 15, 2013 4:53:30 PM

I might be going out on a limb, but if you are primarily gaming, then odds are DDR3 will be obsolete before games start utilizing all 16 gigs of it.
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May 15, 2013 5:09:16 PM

rex4235 said:
I might be going out on a limb, but if you are primarily gaming, then odds are DDR3 will be obsolete before games start utilizing all 16 gigs of it.


Maybe I should get 8 GB, then.
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May 16, 2013 7:45:14 AM

Games use a max of 3.3gb RAM right now with may be 3 exceptions which can be told to use up to 6gb. 8gb is all that will be needed for a long time.

You do not need that sound card as the on board sound will be perfectly fine.

Also, unless you plan to add another gtx670 in a year or so, I would get a 600w PSU. As GPU technology progresses, the cards get more power efficient. Look at the gtx500 series. The 600 series are more powerful cards and use less power. You will never need 750w to run a single GPU. The gtx670 pulls a maximum of 317w under long-time full load.
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May 17, 2013 12:57:13 PM

tiny voices said:
Games use a max of 3.3gb RAM right now with may be 3 exceptions which can be told to use up to 6gb. 8gb is all that will be needed for a long time.

You do not need that sound card as the on board sound will be perfectly fine.

Also, unless you plan to add another gtx670 in a year or so, I would get a 600w PSU. As GPU technology progresses, the cards get more power efficient. Look at the gtx500 series. The 600 series are more powerful cards and use less power. You will never need 750w to run a single GPU. The gtx670 pulls a maximum of 317w under long-time full load.


It said the GTX670 had a (Min. 650 Watt Power) I think I'll just be safe and use 750W
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May 18, 2013 9:37:49 AM

The 670 will pull 317w MAX under load. EVER. The reason they recommend a big PSU is because most people just buy some cheap PSU which doesn't make nearly the stated wattage. For example A friend of mine runs a gtx 660ti on a Seasonic 430w PSU with no problems. I have seen reviews of some 700w PSU which struggle to make 450w max.

Its a liability thing. Look at my build in my sig. I barely pull 300w total. The gtx670 could easily run on a 500w PSU with the rest of your system without issue at all.

You could crossfire 670s on a good 750w PSU. Anyone here will tell you 750w is WAY overkill for ANY single GPU. Even a gtx 690.
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