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I'm building a pc.. are the parts i chose good? please help

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June 25, 2013 7:50:05 AM

Hello, i'll be buying the following parts i will mention in this thread in 1-2 weeks.. do you guys think its a good build? i would really appreciate some feedback ^^ since once i buy them theres no turning back

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (They say haswell is harder to overclock)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler .. not sure here i don't mind paying more money aslong as i get a good cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N780D5-3GD-B GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

I wont include a case since i'll buy the parts in NYC since i'm going for vacations there and prob the case is too big to carry it in a airplane so meh... i'll buy some cheap case once i get back to colombia ( Not like if a expensive case would help with performance)
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June 25, 2013 8:07:04 AM

You are in OK shape. My thoughts are below...

CPU Cooler - Fine and all, but the Hyper 212 Evo will do just as good for cheaper. It will accept a second fan if you wish to add one...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEM - No need for tall heat spreaders as they can interfere with aftermarket CPU coolers. Consider something like the modules below.
DDR3-1600 1.35v CL8 => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - No WD Blue. If you want WD look toward the Black line, but IMHO Seagate is the better choice.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - Good choice. If your budget allows opt up to the 256GB model. You will thank yourself down the road.

PSU - PC Power & Cooling is fine, but first look toward Antec, Corsair, XFX or Seasonic. Single GTX 780 would size you around 550w/650w. If you plan on adding a second GPU, then upgrade that to a 750w/850w unit.
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June 25, 2013 8:09:04 AM

looks fine, only thing to watch out for is high profile memory; not sure if yours is but if that is the case it may not fit because of the large sized Noctua fan.
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June 25, 2013 8:25:26 AM

sadams04 said:
You are in OK shape. My thoughts are below...

CPU Cooler - Fine and all, but the Hyper 212 Evo will do just as good for cheaper. It will accept a second fan if you wish to add one...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEM - No need for tall heat spreaders as they can interfere with aftermarket CPU coolers. Consider something like the modules below.
DDR3-1600 1.35v CL8 => http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - No WD Blue. If you want WD look toward the Black line, but IMHO Seagate is the better choice.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD - Good choice. If your budget allows opt up to the 256GB model. You will thank yourself down the road.

PSU - PC Power & Cooling is fine, but first look toward Antec, Corsair, XFX or Seasonic. Single GTX 780 would size you around 550w/650w. If you plan on adding a second GPU, then upgrade that to a 750w/850w unit.


Thx alot!, since sadly i will be upgrading my pc every 2 years i will consider the 256 gb ssd , i don't really know how big the Hyper 212 evo are but i dont think two of them would fit on a pc case.. anyways thx alot for your help ^^, guess imma change the mem, the cooler and the hd for those you suggested

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June 25, 2013 8:54:33 AM

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I wont include a case since i'll buy the parts in NYC since i'm going for vacations there and prob the case is too big to carry it in a airplane so meh... i'll buy some cheap case once i get back to colombia ( Not like if a expensive case would help with performance)[/quotemsg said:

You might want to reconsider that position. A cheap case can have bad airflow, and that can affect performance, by providing poor cooling. I don't care how good your CPU cooler is, if it is in a case with poor airflow, it won't work to its fullest.

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June 25, 2013 9:33:21 AM

Budget please,

Have a look at the newegg haswell bundle


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.40 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($163.64 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1249.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-25 12:40 EDT-0400)
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June 25, 2013 9:52:30 AM

budget is 1.8k USD , and sorry but i dont want anything lower than a gtx 780 since i wont upgrade atall in the future.
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June 25, 2013 9:57:33 AM

Well gtx 770 isnt much slower... Will be enough for the next 2-3 years..

Or add a second gtx 770 and 750w psu to my build.
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June 25, 2013 10:41:55 AM

snnm said:
i don't really know how big the Hyper 212 evo are but i dont think two of them would fit on a pc case..

Not a second cooler, but a second 120mm fan for a dual fan setup. This is commonly referred to push / pull where fans sit on both sides of the cooler. The 212 EVO will come with clips so hang on to them if you want to do this upgrade in the future. The fan you would want is the CM Blade Master 120mm PWM...
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June 25, 2013 4:19:57 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
Budget please,

Have a look at the newegg haswell bundle


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.40 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($163.64 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1249.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-25 12:40 EDT-0400)


wow thx alot... all that looks like a great deal, before making a final decision may you tell me why haswell? i heard it overclocks worst or thats a lie
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June 25, 2013 4:56:44 PM

Temperatures are pretty high, but i generaly would buy the newest socket.

Also that haswell bundle is great
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June 25, 2013 5:18:09 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
Temperatures are pretty high, but i generaly would buy the newest socket.

Also that haswell bundle is great


True that , by the way i'll buy the bundle you recommend me but is 620W enough for gtx770 sli? if not how many power i need :o 
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