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August 12, 2013 9:02:00 AM

What do you guys think? Is there any problems with it?
I'm not overclocking so I got the non k version and the h87 motherboard. What do you guys think of the motherboard because I couldn't find any reviews?

Thanks :) 

I5 4670
Gigabyte H87-HD3
Corsair 8GB 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 vengeance (2x4GB)
Asus GeForce gtx 760
Ccl choice 22x dvd+/-RW drive
1TB western digital caviar black 3.5"
Corsair cx600 builder series 600w
Corsair 300r
Asus pce n15 300mbs pci-e wireless card
Xilence 120mm case fan
Windows 7

I'm building it for rome 2 by the way :) 

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August 12, 2013 9:07:53 AM

I would still say go for the I5-4670k. You may not plan to overclock, but maybe next year you will want to. The price isn't a lot to pay for the upgrade.

Besides that, I think the system looks good. Should be a pretty awesome build. :) 
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August 12, 2013 9:10:21 AM

IInuyasha74 said:
I would still say go for the I5-4670k. You may not plan to overclock, but maybe next year you will want to. The price isn't a lot to pay for the upgrade.

Besides that, I think the system looks good. Should be a pretty awesome build. :) 


Ok thanks, I'll have a think about getting the k Version then.

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August 12, 2013 9:14:32 AM

Yea it really doesn't hurt to have it. :)  With a minor push of a button you could overclock it to 3.8 or 4 GHz. You wouldn't be pushing the thing at all hardly, probably wouldn't need to increase voltage at all, probably wouldn't be any hotter really or have any issues but still get a good little performance boost.
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August 12, 2013 9:15:46 AM

Like the build but why no SSD? Once you've had one in your system you don't ever want to go without.

I like Gigabyte boards. Not had any issues with them. They may not be the fastest but they're probably the most reliable and stable I've used.
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August 12, 2013 9:19:04 AM

I have an SSD and it improves loading times a little, but I think they are really over rated. I didn't notice a significant performance boost by upgrading to it, and I don't see a big change in performance with it. It doesn't hurt, but its not really needed.
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August 12, 2013 9:19:08 AM

IInuyasha74 said:
Yea it really doesn't hurt to have it. :)  With a minor push of a button you could overclock it to 3.8 or 4 GHz. You wouldn't be pushing the thing at all hardly, probably wouldn't need to increase voltage at all, probably wouldn't be any hotter really or have any issues but still get a good little performance boost.


Yeah true, it's just I'm on a budget and I can't spend even a little bit more really but I'll see anyway. :) 
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August 12, 2013 9:21:29 AM

Major_Trouble said:
Like the build but why no SSD? Once you've had one in your system you don't ever want to go without.

I like Gigabyte boards. Not had any issues with them. They may not be the fastest but they're probably the most reliable and stable I've used.


IInuyasha74 said:
I have an SSD and it improves loading times a little, but I think they are really over rated. I didn't notice a significant performance boost by upgrading to it, and I don't see a big change in performance with it. It doesn't hurt, but its not really needed.


I'm going to put a ssd in in the future but I haven't got the money to buy one and there are things more important at first like the CPU and gpu I'd like to spend the money on. But yeah I will put a ssd in in the future. :) 
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August 12, 2013 9:27:16 AM

Kingfirespark said:
IInuyasha74 said:
Yea it really doesn't hurt to have it. :)  With a minor push of a button you could overclock it to 3.8 or 4 GHz. You wouldn't be pushing the thing at all hardly, probably wouldn't need to increase voltage at all, probably wouldn't be any hotter really or have any issues but still get a good little performance boost.


Yeah true, it's just I'm on a budget and I can't spend even a little bit more really but I'll see anyway. :) 


Ohh I see, well its not essential so don't worry about it haha. Besides, on the locked CPU's like that one you can push the clock up just a little bit anyways so no big deal
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August 12, 2013 9:30:38 AM

Ohh I see, well its not essential so don't worry about it haha. Besides, on the locked CPU's like that one you can push the clock up just a little bit anyways so no big deal[/quotemsg]

Ok aha thanks for the input. :) 
If I can though ill get the k version
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August 12, 2013 9:34:19 AM

You seem to know what you are doing, don't really have any more comments about parts, everything looks good. Don't forget btw if you decide you want to go dual monitors you can use the integrated graphics for a second display. I hadn't thought about it till recently but its a better idea if you want to be on the internet or watching a tv show while gaming since it won't tax your system in any significant way, only take advantage of resources that are dormant.
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August 12, 2013 9:39:33 AM

IInuyasha74 said:
You seem to know what you are doing, don't really have any more comments about parts, everything looks good. Don't forget btw if you decide you want to go dual monitors you can use the integrated graphics for a second display. I hadn't thought about it till recently but its a better idea if you want to be on the internet or watching a tv show while gaming since it won't tax your system in any significant way, only take advantage of resources that are dormant.


Ok thanks for the idea, I've actually not thought about that. Thanks :)  much appreciateted.
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August 12, 2013 9:42:40 AM

Kingfirespark said:
Major_Trouble said:
Like the build but why no SSD? Once you've had one in your system you don't ever want to go without.

I like Gigabyte boards. Not had any issues with them. They may not be the fastest but they're probably the most reliable and stable I've used.


IInuyasha74 said:
I have an SSD and it improves loading times a little, but I think they are really over rated. I didn't notice a significant performance boost by upgrading to it, and I don't see a big change in performance with it. It doesn't hurt, but its not really needed.


I'm going to put a ssd in in the future but I haven't got the money to buy one and there are things more important at first like the CPU and gpu I'd like to spend the money on. But yeah I will put a ssd in in the future. :) 


An SSD won't give a performance boost as it's only moving of data it's helping. To expect your machine to run faster is just fantasy. It helps greatly in boot/shutdown times, program loading and searches. Your machine will feel more responsive but it won't run faster. However if you have an old slower drive and configure your system badly you may not see much improvement either.

For a gaming machine CPU, GPU & RAM are the most important items for performance. You could upgrade by adding an SSD later if cost is an issue now but adding it will save the hassle of installing Windows and getting it how you like it etc a second time.
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August 12, 2013 12:33:27 PM

Major_Trouble said:
Kingfirespark said:
Major_Trouble said:
Like the build but why no SSD? Once you've had one in your system you don't ever want to go without.

I like Gigabyte boards. Not had any issues with them. They may not be the fastest but they're probably the most reliable and stable I've used.


IInuyasha74 said:
I have an SSD and it improves loading times a little, but I think they are really over rated. I didn't notice a significant performance boost by upgrading to it, and I don't see a big change in performance with it. It doesn't hurt, but its not really needed.


I'm going to put a ssd in in the future but I haven't got the money to buy one and there are things more important at first like the CPU and gpu I'd like to spend the money on. But yeah I will put a ssd in in the future. :) 


An SSD won't give a performance boost as it's only moving of data it's helping. To expect your machine to run faster is just fantasy. It helps greatly in boot/shutdown times, program loading and searches. Your machine will feel more responsive but it won't run faster. However if you have an old slower drive and configure your system badly you may not see much improvement either.

For a gaming machine CPU, GPU & RAM are the most important items for performance. You could upgrade by adding an SSD later if cost is an issue now but adding it will save the hassle of installing Windows and getting it how you like it etc a second time.


Yeah I know it would be better to get one now but that would mean a cheaper gpu so I'm better off getting one later :) 
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August 12, 2013 12:33:27 PM

Major_Trouble said:
Kingfirespark said:
Major_Trouble said:
Like the build but why no SSD? Once you've had one in your system you don't ever want to go without.

I like Gigabyte boards. Not had any issues with them. They may not be the fastest but they're probably the most reliable and stable I've used.


IInuyasha74 said:
I have an SSD and it improves loading times a little, but I think they are really over rated. I didn't notice a significant performance boost by upgrading to it, and I don't see a big change in performance with it. It doesn't hurt, but its not really needed.


I'm going to put a ssd in in the future but I haven't got the money to buy one and there are things more important at first like the CPU and gpu I'd like to spend the money on. But yeah I will put a ssd in in the future. :) 


An SSD won't give a performance boost as it's only moving of data it's helping. To expect your machine to run faster is just fantasy. It helps greatly in boot/shutdown times, program loading and searches. Your machine will feel more responsive but it won't run faster. However if you have an old slower drive and configure your system badly you may not see much improvement either.

For a gaming machine CPU, GPU & RAM are the most important items for performance. You could upgrade by adding an SSD later if cost is an issue now but adding it will save the hassle of installing Windows and getting it how you like it etc a second time.


Yeah I know it would be better to get one now but that would mean a cheaper gpu so I'm better off getting one later :) 
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August 12, 2013 12:58:39 PM

Yes I know what it does, but in terms of boot, shut down, program loading, or loading in games none of those significantly reduced using my OCZ Agility III. It was only was a little noticeable at times. Even if you had the money for one right now I would have advised you sink it into more RAM or a better GPU before putting it in an SSD.

Anyways, if you don't have any more questions please mark one of Major_Trouble's or one of my posts as the solution so this will no longer be in the unanswered section.
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August 12, 2013 1:19:34 PM

IInuyasha74 said:
Yes I know what it does, but in terms of boot, shut down, program loading, or loading in games none of those significantly reduced using my OCZ Agility III. It was only was a little noticeable at times. Even if you had the money for one right now I would have advised you sink it into more RAM or a better GPU before putting it in an SSD.

Anyways, if you don't have any more questions please mark one of Major_Trouble's or one of my posts as the solution so this will no longer be in the unanswered section.


Ok I'll do that now :) 
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