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June 12, 2013 9:43:40 AM

Here are the specs of my new build that i would like to build.
This build is for gaming.

Motherboard: (still confuse to decide)
ASUS Rampage IV Extreme (LGA2011, Intel X79, Quad Channel DDR3, PCIE 3.0, SATA3, USB3)
ASUS P9X79 Deluxe (LGA2011, Intel X79, Quad Channel DDR3, PCIE 3.0, SATA3, USB3)
ASUS P9X79 Pro (LGA2011, Intel X79, Quad Channel DDR3, PCIE 3.0, SATA3, USB3)
ASUS P9X79 (LGA2011, Intel X79, Quad Channel DDR3, PCIE 3.0, SATA3, USB3)

CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2Ghz Cache 12MB [Box] Socket LGA 2011

CPU Cooler: Do i need them?

Memory: Please advise on Best 2x8GB RAM

Main Storage: Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD

Second Storage: What is good combination with Samsung SSD? But has big storage and still the fastest.

Video Card: Asus Geforce GTX 670 4096MB DDR5 DirectCU II - GTX670-DC2T-4GD5

Case: Cooler Master HAF X NVIDIA Edition (HAF 942) (NV-942-KKN)

Sound Card: Creative SOUND BLASTER X-FI TITANIUM HD

Wireless Headphone: Creative SB Recon 3D Omega Wireless Headset

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate OEM - 64 Bit

Monitor: SAMSUNG 27" S27A950DSL (3D LED) - 5.000.000:1 - 2ms + DVI-D + Display Port + HDMI + 3D Glasses
I also considering dual monitor. Dont know if i can go double S27A950DSL

Power Supply: Cooler Master SILENT PRO GOLD 1200W

Optical Drive: Is it still needed, my computer now have them. But i super duper rarely touch it. I even did forget that i have them LOL Sck isnt it

Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech Cordless Desktop MX5500

Web Camera: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, 1080p Widescreen Video Calling and Recording (960-000764)

Anything else that i missed? Hmm please advice mentor, i am a beginner amateur. hahaha

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June 12, 2013 9:53:55 AM

Sandy Bridge E prcessors dont come with stock intel cooler. you have to buy an after market one, especially if your OC'ing. but then again, you wont need i7-3930K when gaming. drop down to i7-4770K/3770K or even i5-3570K/4670K to save ALOT of cash. and spend it on beefy a GPU.

also as for PSU, you won't need a 1200W PSU, go with corsair TX-650W PSU as it is more reliable and cheap.im recommending this because PSU's are generally are most efficient at 70-80% load. with 1200 watt, im not sure if your PSU will be able to 30% load. so it will be largely a waste of money.

for Ram, Any DDR3-1600 Ram will be good for you.
this is a good one for 64$:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you also wont need sound card, unless your in the music business.

As for mobo: for IvyB i7/i5 a good mobo would be Asus p8-Z77-V, if haswell i7/i5 go with Asrock Z87 Extreme 6

finally for the Gfx card, if you switch to haswell or ivyB insted of sandyB -E, you will save about 2-300$ with that extra cash you can get a geforce GTX 780. performs quite good for the money and and since your setting up 2 2560 x 1440 monitors this one should do you good.
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June 13, 2013 5:22:03 AM

thasan1 said:
Sandy Bridge E prcessors dont come with stock intel cooler. you have to buy an after market one, especially if your OC'ing. but then again, you wont need i7-3930K when gaming. drop down to i7-4770K/3770K or even i5-3570K/4670K to save ALOT of cash. and spend it on beefy a GPU.

also as for PSU, you won't need a 1200W PSU, go with corsair TX-650W PSU as it is more reliable and cheap.im recommending this because PSU's are generally are most efficient at 70-80% load. with 1200 watt, im not sure if your PSU will be able to 30% load. so it will be largely a waste of money.

for Ram, Any DDR3-1600 Ram will be good for you.
this is a good one for 64$:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you also wont need sound card, unless your in the music business.

As for mobo: for IvyB i7/i5 a good mobo would be Asus p8-Z77-V, if haswell i7/i5 go with Asrock Z87 Extreme 6

finally for the Gfx card, if you switch to haswell or ivyB insted of sandyB -E, you will save about 2-300$ with that extra cash you can get a geforce GTX 780. performs quite good for the money and and since your setting up 2 2560 x 1440 monitors this one should do you good.


If i drop down to example your suggestion i7-4770K, do i still need a cooler?

Really? 650W is already enough for this system? What if i hook up a few Internal Hard Drive, will it still be enough?

Hmm that one is good, but i really want the 16GB, I rarely can buy computer. So i like to buy for longer investment. And im really confused and occupied with latency time 9-9-9-24 and so on. I heard the lower is the better. But i see the lowest is on the lowest memory such as 4GB Weird makes me confused. How can i decide which memory is the best or better between 2 or more memory brand and type.

Really? i read on some thread here, that they do add difference. But maybe not significant so its not worth it to spend another hundred of dollars, you mean? Is that right?

So the Rampage is too much? "if haswell i7/i5 go with Asrock Z87 Extreme 6", i like this option Haswell i7-4770K. But will the mobo can handle GFX SLI? Or i shouldnt do SLI?

About GFX i read that ZOTAC GTX 770 AMP EDITION is almost the same with GTX 780. So when we do ZOTAC GTX 770 AMP EDITION SLI, i maybe spend 100-200 more but get twice as powerful. Is this idea is right or wrong? And i read that NVIDIA Geforce is the best. But here in my Country, its harder to find. Will the other brand is same?

The S27A950DSL, i dont know if its standard resolution is 1440p, i read it 1080p. Is it 1440p? And i heard the 1440p standard resolution only have 60Hz refresh rate. That is bad for FPS game. Do you agree? I sometime play FPS Game but this one i build for sure to be use for FFXIV and Black Desert or Blade and Soul. So MMORPG Game. I dont know if i pick the right monitor. Do you happen to know anything about it?

Oo i think i forgot to pick for Speaker, what speaker is best i take?
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June 13, 2013 7:39:35 AM

@ochirutenshi
No you wont need a new cooler with 4770K. they come with intel heatsinks [gets the job done, though bad for OC'ing.]

yep 650w is enough, though if you want to SLI you may need 700+ watts.

8 GB is enough for another 2-3 years. games normally doesn't use more than 4GB. and CAS latency and memory size are two different things.

i think you should buy the sound card later. first see how your onboard sound performs. if its good enough for you stay wih it. if not you can buy one.

yes rampage is kinda too much imo. infact SBE is kinda too much when gaming. and yes the Asrock Extreme 6 handle's SLI. actually it can support upto 3 way SLI. so shouldn't worry much about it.

and i haven't seen the specs of the Zotac Amp! edition. but i saw a zotac card at pcpartpicker.com and the specs looked avarage to me. but 2 way SLI of GTX 770 is actually a better option than a single GTX 780 and is likely to outperform GTX 690.
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June 13, 2013 8:18:46 AM

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@ochirutenshi
No you wont need a new cooler with 4770K. they come with intel heatsinks [gets the job done, though bad for OC'ing.]

yep 650w is enough, though if you want to SLI you may need 700+ watts.

8 GB is enough for another 2-3 years. games normally doesn't use more than 4GB. and CAS latency and memory size are two different things.

i think you should buy the sound card later. first see how your onboard sound performs. if its good enough for you stay wih it. if not you can buy one.

yes rampage is kinda too much imo. infact SBE is kinda too much when gaming. and yes the Asrock Extreme 6 handle's SLI. actually it can support upto 3 way SLI. so shouldn't worry much about it.

and i haven't seen the specs of the Zotac Amp! edition. but i saw a zotac card at pcpartpicker.com and the specs looked avarage to me. but 2 way SLI of GTX 770 is actually a better option than a single GTX 780 and is likely to outperform GTX 690.


Hmm OCing. I am actually interested in OCing, i maybe have to read more on that. So i didnt sound lazy and get the easy way around. But, i also scared because OC'ing sounds like PRO thingy. Will i be able to handle it or it will just screw me on the process. I dont know too many things about OCing. But interested with the K series because benchmark said its great compare to this this and that. I also previously picked i7-3930K because of this website. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

Hm... Yeah, that is why. The whole memory latency thing giving headache, amateur headache.
So saying that if i want to compare latency, try to compare between each class 4GB, 8GB and 16GB separately. Is that right? And 8GB 9-9-9-24 < 16GB 9-9-9-24. Is this Right?

Ok, for the sound card. Sounds agreeable. thanks

Lol, yeahh motherboard is also kinda hard to understand. Its the home of all the other hardware, so kinda afraid of being underestimated. So went for the BEAST ONE. Though high chance of wasting power like PSU. Haha..

When we talk about GTX 770 within different brand ZOTAC, ASUS, MSI, NVIDIA and so on. Are they all different? I thought the GTX 770 License owner just let people rebranded them with different brand.

You know something funny, the first time i decided to want to build Gaming PC. I was really scared of the idea screwing in the middle of the process. LOL
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June 13, 2013 8:31:28 AM

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if its a gaming rig, id get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/15AEL

if you are going to do some video work, id get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/15XuG


Hmm I saw the monitor, it is great 2560x1440 but has 5ms Response time and i don't see any refresh rate information. Actually i also was kinda confuse with monitor. Between native resolution or response time and refresh rate. Samsung also can do 3D Gaming.

Lol, your selection of Parts is alot different from what i learned about. Hahaha I have a lot of homework to check on the part you suggested. Lol Confuse confuse, am i thinking too hard on buying new gaming rig?
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June 13, 2013 8:42:49 AM

you arent going to get faster 1440p panels. if you want 3d, you can only have a 1080p TN panel that has low color accuracy

as for the gaming build, its completely different since your rig is built for professionals who do work. if its gaming, you dont need anything more than a i5 for the most part
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June 13, 2013 8:48:26 AM

@ochirutenshi OC'ing is kinda pro thing. well not exactly pro but you need to do your homework before jumping in. and i7-3930K is a great CPU, just too expensive. you can get a 4770K for 300$ cheaper and still get decent performance [ compared to it].

as for the memory, size and CAS are TWO DIFFERENT THINGS. 8 GB 9-9-9-24 = 16 GB 9-9-9-24. but 8 GB 8-8-8-24 > 16 GB 9-9-9-24 or 10-10-10-24. cas effects directly on performance but memory size rarely does.

don't worry about Mobo being underestimated.atleast with the asrock one. its the best one under 220$ according the THG review.

well the zotac,asus MSI, gigabyte cards have same specs as the reference GTX 770[ or the prototype or the ones made by nvidia]. they have same amount of shaders, memory bandwidth. though some manufacture add a few gig's of ram just to get more sales.. THE ONLY difference is that gigabyte, asus, MSI zotac uses different coolers and most of the times they OC the card higher than the reference card made by nvidia to get slightly higher performance..
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June 14, 2013 8:57:12 PM

TheBigTroll said:
you arent going to get faster 1440p panels. if you want 3d, you can only have a 1080p TN panel that has low color accuracy

as for the gaming build, its completely different since your rig is built for professionals who do work. if its gaming, you dont need anything more than a i5 for the most part


Yeah, i figure everybody say that i5 is enough. Haha i hope im not mistaken to pick i7-4770K since i rarely upgrade my computer. Lol i'm quite perfectionist though not maniacal one, so i find it a long process to do upgrading.
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June 14, 2013 8:59:48 PM

thasan1 said:
@ochirutenshi OC'ing is kinda pro thing. well not exactly pro but you need to do your homework before jumping in. and i7-3930K is a great CPU, just too expensive. you can get a 4770K for 300$ cheaper and still get decent performance [ compared to it].

as for the memory, size and CAS are TWO DIFFERENT THINGS. 8 GB 9-9-9-24 = 16 GB 9-9-9-24. but 8 GB 8-8-8-24 > 16 GB 9-9-9-24 or 10-10-10-24. cas effects directly on performance but memory size rarely does.

don't worry about Mobo being underestimated.atleast with the asrock one. its the best one under 220$ according the THG review.

well the zotac,asus MSI, gigabyte cards have same specs as the reference GTX 770[ or the prototype or the ones made by nvidia]. they have same amount of shaders, memory bandwidth. though some manufacture add a few gig's of ram just to get more sales.. THE ONLY difference is that gigabyte, asus, MSI zotac uses different coolers and most of the times they OC the card higher than the reference card made by nvidia to get slightly higher performance..


Yeah, i agree that i need to do more homework on OCing and it looks scary, do you know any web that can give good explanation for OC Dummy like me?

For the memory thing, you finally making it clear for me. Thanks.

Hahha.. i'll take that. Yeah, i heard somewhere that they already release or will release ZOTAC Geforce GTX 770 4GB, i dont know if i should wait for that or just take the 2GB AMP EDITION. Still doing research on it.
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June 14, 2013 11:12:36 PM

when will you buy your whole rig. you can certainly wait for Amp. or you can go with twinfrozr from MSI or windforce or DCII cards. then OC them to AMP! edition level or more.

and http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/core_i7_4770k_revi... or search for more OC tutorials.
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June 15, 2013 8:06:09 PM

thasan1 said:
when will you buy your whole rig. you can certainly wait for Amp. or you can go with twinfrozr from MSI or windforce or DCII cards. then OC them to AMP! edition level or more.

and http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/core_i7_4770k_revi... or search for more OC tutorials.


I'm planning to have them ready by the latest 19th of August if i can. Because at 20th it is possible that the Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn already started for me. Because of the Collector's Edition privilege. So i still have time until then, yeah it is also possible for me to wait until the 4GB AMP Edition comes out. Then prolly try to OC it again or just let it be like that. Since i could fry the unit, and it is not funny after so long wanting new system. I hit the Fry jackpot because of OCing. I follow some OC'ing Guide already. I also still don't know how far should i worry about the reduction of hardware lifespan when i OCed them.

My i7-4770K possible to reach 4.5 easy, 4.6 possible, 4.7 Lucky, 4.8 Super Lucky and bump up the 1600 to a few hundred up. Still this is early knowledge only. Gotta learn to stress test first before start OCing.

Ooo and after a while reading, im kinda wonder should i get HAF X NVIDIA EDITION or is there any better. 'Cause as i read more review, some of them it has problem on GPU Fan sound super loud, the front 3.5 or 2.5 bay doesnt fit something and them being huge and sometime we need extra cable to hook up stuff to MOBO.

I also already take a look to CM Storm Stryker White, i don't know about this one. Still looking for more review about it and people's opinion.
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June 15, 2013 11:34:33 PM

first im assuming your gaming in 1080p res. in that case 4GB will be useless. if your going at 2560 X 1440 in that case 3 GB will be good. so id say save some cash and get 2GB. and id also recommend the AMP if possible as amp cards are generally OC'ed to perform 7-10% better than reference.

with 4770K id say 4.3 easy 4.4 a little luck 4.5 a lotta luck 4.6 a cherry picked CPU and 4.7 a fried and unstable CPu from what i saw from the reviews. also if you manage to keep the temps under 75C that CPU should last 5-6 years apporx.

and im dont have much experience with case'es so your better off reading the reviews.
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June 16, 2013 11:13:05 AM

first im assuming your gaming in 1080p res. in that case 4GB will be useless. if your going at 2560 X 1440 in that case 3 GB will be good.
I am planning to do as powerful as i could. I will try to play in 2560x1440p in max. If that is possible with SAMSUNG 27" and GTX 770 4GB. And yeah whatever GPU Card i decided, i will try to OCed them.

with 4770K id say 4.3 easy 4.4 a little luck 4.5 a lotta luck 4.6 a cherry picked CPU and 4.7 a fried and unstable CPu from what i saw from the reviews. also if you manage to keep the temps under 75C that CPU should last 5-6 years apporx.
Hmm.. kinda different bit with what i read. But no matter, i have to be careful later. Yeah, i will try to keep it under 75C. Hmm... 5-6 Years... So the height of temp decide how long withh the CPU last.

and im dont have much experience with case'es so your better off reading the reviews.
Aye Aye, Sir. I am doing it ^_^
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June 16, 2013 10:21:09 PM

@coastie65 i bet thats a cherry picked CPU. and even if it was possible i wouldn't count on other's to so much as get close to 4.5 Ghz.

@ochirutenshi yes temps DO matter. a CPU that never tops 60C will last twice as long as a CPU that frequently tops 80C. its best if you can stay close to 75C at 100% load because i7-4770K is rated at 72C max.
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June 17, 2013 5:59:12 AM

I have run across some reviews by others who have OC'd them to 4.8. In that Video, it went to 4.9, but it was too much and it BSOD'd and left it at 4.8 on the restart. Seeing as how I am running 1600Mhz ram in here at the moment, I am going to wait til I get some faster stuff then have at it, then we'll see. :) 
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June 17, 2013 8:13:24 AM

With good cooling you can reach 4.8 Ghz on an i7 4770k This is a 4770k on an ASUS Z87-Pro Motherboard, which I have in here now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=...

Yeah heard from the same guy, different video. He said the SUPER LUCKY PEOPLE 4.8 wewwww
I dont know if i can, im still super duper newbie in OCing, and kinda afraid FRYING IT.
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June 17, 2013 8:15:28 AM

@ochirutenshi yes temps DO matter. a CPU that never tops 60C will last twice as long as a CPU that frequently tops 80C. its best if you can stay close to 75C at 100% load because i7-4770K is rated at 72C max.
Then why dont we just put a hell lot of cooling so it get into 60C. Put Water or Liquid Cooling. BIG FAN 5 of them. Will it get the job of lowering the temp done? Then push the limit till 4.8
Though yeah each component is like having a good and bad egg. Never know before it happen.

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June 17, 2013 8:17:01 AM

coastie65 said:
I have run across some reviews by others who have OC'd them to 4.8. In that Video, it went to 4.9, but it was too much and it BSOD'd and left it at 4.8 on the restart. Seeing as how I am running 1600Mhz ram in here at the moment, I am going to wait til I get some faster stuff then have at it, then we'll see. :) 


What some faster stuff. Faster Memory? I heard memory never really perform better by significantly from above 1600. It is sort of the MAX now from the tech
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June 17, 2013 8:41:02 AM

ochirutenshi said:
@ochirutenshi yes temps DO matter. a CPU that never tops 60C will last twice as long as a CPU that frequently tops 80C. its best if you can stay close to 75C at 100% load because i7-4770K is rated at 72C max.
Then why dont we just put a hell lot of cooling so it get into 60C. Put Water or Liquid Cooling. BIG FAN 5 of them. Will it get the job of lowering the temp done? Then push the limit till 4.8
Though yeah each component is like having a good and bad egg. Never know before it happen.



I've seen about three reviews on the i7 4770k where they got 4.8 Ghz ( one is on Amazon.com ). You are right in that not all things are created equal although you think so in the production process. As long as they remain within certain specs and pass the inspection, they go. If you watched the video, you will see that that the BiOS on that particular board ( and the one I have in here ) shut it down when things went too far and that is how it should be. Inm earlier times, a lot of processors got fried as there were no safeguards and some wild and crazy OCers.
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June 17, 2013 8:55:33 AM

ochirutenshi said:
coastie65 said:
I have run across some reviews by others who have OC'd them to 4.8. In that Video, it went to 4.9, but it was too much and it BSOD'd and left it at 4.8 on the restart. Seeing as how I am running 1600Mhz ram in here at the moment, I am going to wait til I get some faster stuff then have at it, then we'll see. :) 


What some faster stuff. Faster Memory? I heard memory never really perform better by significantly from above 1600. It is sort of the MAX now from the tech

To be honest, I haven't looked into it at great length. There are some things that may seem there is no noticable improvement until you run benchmarks, then that will tell the tale. When I upgraded to the new motherboard and processor, that was obvious. I did run benchmarks and the increase in numbers was significant. I will say that I was a bit wary if the performance increase would justify the nearly $600 cost ( I was moving from a second Gen Sandy Bridge i7 2600k ). It did. I would not recommend Moving for say an Ivy Bridge i7 3770k to a Haswell i7 4770k as there isn't enough advantage to justify the cost in my opinion. As for the memory, that is yet to be seen and may only come out in the numbers from benchmarking.

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June 17, 2013 10:55:03 AM

If you watched the video, you will see that that the BiOS on that particular board ( and the one I have in here ) shut it down when things went too far and that is how it should be. Inm earlier times, a lot of processors got fried as there were no safeguards and some wild and crazy OCers.

Hmm.. Makes me feel safe a bit ^_^ This is Good..

I will say that I was a bit wary if the performance increase would justify the nearly $600 cost ( I was moving from a second Gen Sandy Bridge i7 2600k ).
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It did. I would not recommend Moving for say an Ivy Bridge i7 3770k to a Haswell i7 4770k as there isn't enough advantage to justify the cost in my opinion. As for the memory, that is yet to be seen and may only come out in the numbers from benchmarking.
Agree

Mine is moving from Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz to i7-4770K. Hahaha what a bump up isnt it?
From 2GB to 16GB Memory and so on so on haha... I am like a thirsty beast now, want some blood. haha
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June 17, 2013 11:47:10 AM

ochirutenshi said:
If you watched the video, you will see that that the BiOS on that particular board ( and the one I have in here ) shut it down when things went too far and that is how it should be. Inm earlier times, a lot of processors got fried as there were no safeguards and some wild and crazy OCers.

Hmm.. Makes me feel safe a bit ^_^ This is Good..

I will say that I was a bit wary if the performance increase would justify the nearly $600 cost ( I was moving from a second Gen Sandy Bridge i7 2600k ).
Agree
It did. I would not recommend Moving for say an Ivy Bridge i7 3770k to a Haswell i7 4770k as there isn't enough advantage to justify the cost in my opinion. As for the memory, that is yet to be seen and may only come out in the numbers from benchmarking.
Agree

Mine is moving from Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz to i7-4770K. Hahaha what a bump up isnt it?
From 2GB to 16GB Memory and so on so on haha... I am like a thirsty beast now, want some blood. haha


LOL That would be a huge bump indeed. After my experience of moving up from a second Gen Sandy, I can only imagine the shock of someone moving up from an earlier CPU.
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June 17, 2013 10:35:11 PM

@coastie65 my system is a C2D E4500 2.2 Ghz from 2008 and im not sure if i can upgrade before broadwell maybe even skylake.... i wonder how much bump in speed i will see...
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June 18, 2013 6:06:53 AM

thasan1 said:
@coastie65 my system is a C2D E4500 2.2 Ghz from 2008 and im not sure if i can upgrade before broadwell maybe even skylake.... i wonder how much bump in speed i will see...


LOL.... Were in the same speed boat. Hahaha... it will shock us well.
In my term it will shock me since, the monitor i use right now only 19inch. I will get bump up until 27inch. I cant get the bigger inch since the bigger inch have high ms. samsung 27 inch 3D LED will give me 2 ms.
I even considering going to SLI GTX 770 4GB or 2GB AMP Edition plus triple 27" monitor.
Ooo do you guys know which one should i pick ZOTAC GTX 770 4GB SLI or ZOTAC GTX 770 2GB AMP EDITION.
AMP have better base clock and memory clock.
but 4GB have better vRAM. Help me on this one.
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June 18, 2013 6:11:40 AM

@ochirutenshi SLI will be undoubtedly good but youll need a much beefier PSU
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June 18, 2013 6:41:17 AM

thasan1 said:
@ochirutenshi SLI will be undoubtedly good but youll need a much beefier PSU


Really? More than 1200W? Hmm.. Is there bigger PSU?
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June 18, 2013 6:45:32 AM

ochirutenshi said:
thasan1 said:
@ochirutenshi SLI will be undoubtedly good but youll need a much beefier PSU


Really? More than 1200W? Hmm.. Is there bigger PSU?


1200w is plenty, but the important thing is the amps on the +12wv rail(s). If it is a Corsair PSU, no doubt there will be plenty as will on other good PSUs.
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@ochirutenshi SLI will be undoubtedly good but youll need a much beefier PSU


Really? More than 1200W? Hmm.. Is there bigger PSU?[/quotemsg]


your planing to get 1.2K watts? that might a little too overkill, save yourself some cash by getting an 850 watt PSU as 2 770's should consume about 500 watts so 350 watts for the rest of the system.
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June 18, 2013 7:19:05 AM

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thasan1 said:
@ochirutenshi SLI will be undoubtedly good but youll need a much beefier PSU


Really? More than 1200W? Hmm.. Is there bigger PSU?



your planing to get 1.2K watts? that might a little too overkill, save yourself some cash by getting an 850 watt PSU as 2 770's should consume about 500 watts so 350 watts for the rest of the system.[/quotemsg]

Always good to have a little headroom. 850w wouldn't leave any headroom. Maybe a 950w or 1050w may be fine.
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June 18, 2013 7:27:27 AM

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thasan1 said:
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thasan1 said:
@ochirutenshi SLI will be undoubtedly good but youll need a much beefier PSU


Really? More than 1200W? Hmm.. Is there bigger PSU?



your planing to get 1.2K watts? that might a little too overkill, save yourself some cash by getting an 850 watt PSU as 2 770's should consume about 500 watts so 350 watts for the rest of the system.


Always good to have a little headroom. 850w wouldn't leave any headroom. Maybe a 950w or 1050w may be fine. [/quotemsg]

yeah 1k watt will do fine too. about 300 watt headroom after OC
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June 18, 2013 7:49:47 AM

Always good to have a little headroom. 850w wouldn't leave any headroom. Maybe a 950w or 1050w may be fine.

yeah 1k watt will do fine too. about 300 watt headroom after OC

Hmm.. Then i shall start to look for 1000W PSU, HUNTING TIME...Hahaha
Ooo by the way, comparing ZOTAC GTX 770 2GB AMP SLI with higher base and memory clock
versus
ZOTAC GTX 770 4GB SLI with higher vRAM

Which one is better?


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June 18, 2013 7:53:46 AM

850w is more than enough for dual SLI. recommending a kilowatt unit is plain stupid if you arent doing 3way. cards never hit their tdp
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June 18, 2013 7:59:22 AM

@ochirutenshi if you are SLI'ing id recommend neither of those cards as due to their downdraft fans the 1st card takes the 2nd cards hot exhaust air so 1st cards temps will rise high in high loads. so i recommend using cards with reference designs like this card

EVGA GF GTX 770 superclocked edition : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D78Q2D6/?tag=pcpapi-20 $ 420.

the card may not look as good as the reference GTX 770 but its the only one with a centrifugal fan/ reference design in he market
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June 18, 2013 9:40:54 AM

@ochirutenshi if you are SLI'ing id recommend neither of those cards as due to their downdraft fans the 1st card takes the 2nd cards hot exhaust air so 1st cards temps will rise high in high loads. so i recommend using cards with reference designs like this card
EVGA GF GTX 770 superclocked edition : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D78Q2D6/?tag=pcpapi-20 $ 420.
the card may not look as good as the reference GTX 770 but its the only one with a centrifugal fan/ reference design in he market

Haha.. this is good, im not big fans of looks. I care about performance. Isnt this one of the new GTX 770 announced. Im still trying to find review on all of them, SC & FTW & SUPERCLOCKED & CLASSIFIED.
I wanna know which is the best and i prolly will get the 4GB. I will wait for them if they are not released yet. I just knew about this from other forum too. So yeah, this advise of yours are a good one and the latest update.
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June 18, 2013 9:51:24 AM

TheBigTroll said:
850w is more than enough for dual SLI. recommending a kilowatt unit is plain stupid if you arent doing 3way. cards never hit their tdp


Maybe, but I think it would depend on which cards you are going to run in sli. Don't think 850w would work with say a pair of GTX 690's in Sli. This from someone who is known for PSU overkill. LOL
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June 19, 2013 4:12:39 AM

coastie65 said:
TheBigTroll said:
850w is more than enough for dual SLI. recommending a kilowatt unit is plain stupid if you arent doing 3way. cards never hit their tdp


Maybe, but I think it would depend on which cards you are going to run in sli. Don't think 850w would work with say a pair of GTX 690's in Sli. This from someone who is known for PSU overkill. LOL


Hahaha how big is your preview PSU OVERKILL? Hahaha.. I maybe will join your rank in PSU Overkill. Haha
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June 19, 2013 5:12:44 AM

ochirutenshi said:
coastie65 said:
TheBigTroll said:
850w is more than enough for dual SLI. recommending a kilowatt unit is plain stupid if you arent doing 3way. cards never hit their tdp


Maybe, but I think it would depend on which cards you are going to run in sli. Don't think 850w would work with say a pair of GTX 690's in Sli. This from someone who is known for PSU overkill. LOL


Hahaha how big is your preview PSU OVERKILL? Hahaha.. I maybe will join your rank in PSU Overkill. Haha


I am running an 850w Corsair which is somewhat more than I really need.
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June 19, 2013 6:46:09 AM

coastie65 said:
ochirutenshi said:
coastie65 said:
TheBigTroll said:
850w is more than enough for dual SLI. recommending a kilowatt unit is plain stupid if you arent doing 3way. cards never hit their tdp


Maybe, but I think it would depend on which cards you are going to run in sli. Don't think 850w would work with say a pair of GTX 690's in Sli. This from someone who is known for PSU overkill. LOL


Hahaha how big is your preview PSU OVERKILL? Hahaha.. I maybe will join your rank in PSU Overkill. Haha


I am running an 850w Corsair which is somewhat more than I really need.


We are on the same boat, then. Im sort of happy with that, IM NOT ALONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAHAHA
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