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June 22, 2013 3:55:31 PM

I'm currently building a new Computer, it's my first build in 5 years so I'm a little bit out of date with all this hardware stuff..

I decided on:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k @3,4Ghz - I'll overlock it a little bit-maybe up to 4,0 Ghz but at a maximum of 4,4.
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master 212 Evo - Is this enough? Was a tip from the internet..
GPU: Xfx Radeon 7950 Black Edition Double Dissipation

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - Is this one good for overlocking or would the Pro4 be enough(Cheeper, and my budget isn't that huge)
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8Gb (1600Mhz)
Alternative Ram: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1600Mhz) -I'd prefer Corsair for myself..

So my main questions are:
Is this CPU cooler enough?
How strong should my PSU be? I don't want to spend to much money on it but the PSU is (in my opinion) the wrong place to start saving a few dollars..
And of course, if there's something terribly wrong with this build, tell me ; )


Thank you for your answers up front,

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June 22, 2013 4:07:06 PM

The EVO is great for the money. It'll let you overclock decently.

The Extreme4 is definitely preferred over the Pro for OCing. 8+4 power phase design vs. 4+2 on the Pro4. I would definitely get the Extreme4.

PSU: For only one GPU ever: A quality 500w unit from Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, and other quality PSU makers (make sure it has two 6-pin PCI power connectors). If you want to Crossfire down the road: A quality 750w from same above quality PSU makers.

Overall, the build looks great.
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June 22, 2013 4:14:43 PM

Wow, fast answer!

I won't go Crossfire, I don't feel like needing it. So the Extreme4 (i already thought that this would be the better choice)..

500W sounds good, 'cause some people adviced me to buy a 700W+ for only 1 GPU, that sounded pretty much for me.. I forget to mention that I'll be running 1HDD+1SSD, but that shouldnt make a difference at all.

So I#ll go for a 500/500W QUALITY PSU, while hoping to be fine fo rthe next few years : )

P.S.: Can you suggest me 1 specific PSU/PSU Brand, or will a good brand do it anyway?
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June 22, 2013 4:28:33 PM

Ya spending $355 for last generation budget moBo and CPU when for $370 you could get a high end board and current gen CPU

MoBo - $370 - ASUS Z87 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl. w/ above - Intel Core i5-4670 Included w/ above and MoBo has built in wireless, $100 combo discount and $10 off w/ promo code Z87MB617, ends 6/30

Case - $106 - Corsair 500R White w/ TX650 PSU (much better than CX series)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$20 combo discount $25 coupon code for case, $13.50 coupon code for PSU, $45 MIR

Id take the 660 Ti over the 7950
http://techreport.com/review/23981/radeon-hd-7950-vs-ge...



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June 22, 2013 4:31:36 PM

Hopefully Newegg works for you: with the $15 off with the promo code, this PSU becomes the best modular value out there: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Note that the CX line from Corsair is not as good as their TX or HX lines, but its still a good PSU and again - with that discount is hard to beat for modular at that price and quality level.
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June 22, 2013 4:37:37 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Ya spending $355 for last generation budget moBo and CPU when for $370 you could get a high end board and current gen CPU

MoBo - $370 - ASUS Z87 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl. w/ above - Intel Core i5-4670 Included w/ above and MoBo has built in wireless, $100 combo discount and $10 off w/ promo code Z87MB617, ends 6/30

Case - $106 - Corsair 500R White w/ TX650 PSU (much much better than CX series)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$20 combo discount $25 coupon code for case, $13.50 coupon code for PSU, $45 MIR

Yeah - this! That's a nice combo deal. Most people on tighter budgets are sticking to Ivy since it's generally cheaper. But I think the small diff in money there is definitely worth it. The Asus mobo in that deal is better and you might as well get Haswell. I've heard it doesn't quite OC as well as Ivy, but the per clock performance should be worth it.
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