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August 6, 2013 7:44:44 AM

Heey there and thanks for taking a look at my build!
As stated before, the PC will function as a gaming PC though i have around €1000 to spend on it.
My build is as following:

    Processor: Intel Core i5 4670K Boxed
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A
    Grapics card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Twin Frozr Gaming
    Hard Drive Disc: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST1000DM003, 1TB
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus
    Processorcooling: Thermaltake Frio
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
    DVD-drive : Samsung SH-224BB Zwart
    Power supply: Seasonic M12II 520W
    Solid State Drive: Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 2.5" 120GB



Any help/advice is much appreciated!

And for price/availability purposes, i live in The Netherlands.

Thanks in advance!

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a b 4 Gaming
August 6, 2013 8:05:16 AM

Go with an Asrock EXT [highest number that you can afford]. You'll want a 600w Corsair PSU. And as for cooling I'd go for a h100i.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 6, 2013 8:47:15 AM

if you dont want to deal with watercooling then get cooler master hyper 212 evo
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a c 718 4 Gaming
August 6, 2013 8:49:53 AM

mc962 said:
if you dont want to deal with watercooling then get cooler master hyper 212 evo


Agreed. Closed loop watercooling is loud and expensive and barely any better than air cooling.
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a c 718 4 Gaming
August 6, 2013 8:50:32 AM

Jonathan Sifleet said:
Go with an Asrock EXT [highest number that you can afford]. You'll want a 600w Corsair PSU. And as for cooling I'd go for a h100i.


His PSU is perfectly fine. VERY high quality. Better than a cx600 any day of the week.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 6, 2013 9:10:12 AM

Agreed. Switch the cooler to a 212evo and you should be fine with those parts. I'm not totally up to speed on all the SSDs out, so double check that SSD.
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August 6, 2013 9:30:34 AM

tiny voices said:
Jonathan Sifleet said:
Go with an Asrock EXT [highest number that you can afford]. You'll want a 600w Corsair PSU. And as for cooling I'd go for a h100i.


His PSU is perfectly fine. VERY high quality. Better than a cx600 any day of the week.


Second that. May be you can go to S12 II 620W but stick to Seasonic.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 6, 2013 9:43:53 AM

Why switch? The 520 will be fine.
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a c 718 4 Gaming
August 6, 2013 9:48:11 AM

4745454b said:
Why switch? The 520 will be fine.


+1 most people don't understand how little wattage GPUs really use. I had a 7870 and under FULL load it pulled something like 130w.
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August 6, 2013 9:48:49 AM

4745454b said:
Why switch? The 520 will be fine.


just in case. SLI, Fans, Fan controller, Radiator. Who knows?
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a c 718 4 Gaming
August 6, 2013 9:50:16 AM

abgaut said:
4745454b said:
Why switch? The 520 will be fine.


just in case. SLI, Fans, Fan controller, Radiator. Who knows?


Fans, fan controller, radiators will all use like 20w together.
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August 6, 2013 9:59:59 AM

tiny voices said:
abgaut said:
4745454b said:
Why switch? The 520 will be fine.


just in case. SLI, Fans, Fan controller, Radiator. Who knows?


Fans, fan controller, radiators will all use like 20w together.


500W is recommended for 760. Going above the recommended is always preferred. btw I wrote SLI too. And i didn't say 520 would be less or any bad.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 6, 2013 10:01:15 AM

I think it's crazy and getting out of hand. I'm seeing more and more threads where people are saying to get a 650W or 750W PSU for a system with just a GTX760 or 7950. These cards are ~200W tops, and even with a system will use just over 300W as a whole. I sort of get it as people usually reply that if you want the PSU to be most efficient then you want it running at 50% of its possible load. But as I try to point out this means when you aren't gaming your PSU is now using <20% of its load, and isn't even in the range where 80+ tests. In the review I read, they can be under 80% at this range. I'd rather load up my PSU and load a percent or three, then let it drop down to sub 20% and lose more.
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a c 718 4 Gaming
August 6, 2013 10:02:50 AM

500w is only recommended because there are so many junk PSUs out there and the GPU company needs to protect itself from liability claims.

The gtx760 pulls MAX 210w under BURN IN. It won't even use that much during gaming ever.

I ran an hd7870 on a 400w Seasonic Gold PSU for over a year.
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August 6, 2013 10:08:35 AM

Heey there,
thanks again everybody for the tips.

I've now changed the fan to a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO then.

And to be sure, the PSU of 520w should be enough, at least that's what http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine says.
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a c 718 4 Gaming
August 6, 2013 10:11:43 AM

520w will be MORE than enough.
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August 6, 2013 10:38:10 AM

tiny voices said:
520w will be MORE than enough.


That's good to hear! Shall i keep the one I mentioned or go to a lower one? 450 or something?
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