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August 29, 2013 9:11:00 PM

This is my first pc build and I was wondering if these components are compatible or if this would have any problems. I know that I may have gone a little overkill with the video card but i wanted to future proof my build.

Processor: Intel i7 4770k

Board: Gigabyte Z87X-UDH3

Video Card: GeForce GTX 770 4gb

RAM: Kingston Hyper x 6gb

HDD: Western Digital WD Black 7200rpm SATA 6gb

SSD: Kingston hyper x 120gb SATA III

Optical drive: ASUS Black 18x DVD-ROM

Power Supply: OCZ Modxstream Pro 600w
August 29, 2013 9:35:21 PM

i dont see any incompatibility. plus if u want to play games, the gpu is never an overkill :) 
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August 30, 2013 10:50:02 AM

mevans1793 said:
This is my first pc build and I was wondering if these components are compatible or if this would have any problems. I know that I may have gone a little overkill with the video card but i wanted to future proof my build.

Processor: Intel i7 4770k

Board: Gigabyte Z87X-UDH3

Video Card: GeForce GTX 770 4gb

RAM: Kingston Hyper x 6gb

HDD: Western Digital WD Black 7200rpm SATA 6gb

SSD: Kingston hyper x 120gb SATA III

Optical drive: ASUS Black 18x DVD-ROM

Power Supply: OCZ Modxstream Pro 600w


Hi - If this is a 'gaming rig', then drop the i7 & get the i5K cpu. There is no advantage of the i7 vs the i5k for gaming.
Then use the xtra $80 on something else, more ram, blue ray drive, etc. or just pocket the $80.

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August 30, 2013 12:22:04 PM

1 you need at least 8gb of memory in dual channel

2 have a better ssd like a samsung 840 pro series

3 i5-4670k suffissant

4 have a better psu like AX 850W from corsair (7 years warranty and full modular)

5 your choice of gpu its fantastic !!!

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August 30, 2013 7:20:40 PM

11452183,0,1374005 said:1 you need at least 8gb of memory in dual channel

2 have a better ssd like a samsung 840 pro series

3 i5-4670k suffissant

4 have a better psu like AX 850W from corsair (7 years warranty and full modular)

5 your choice of gpu its fantastic !!!

+1 on all of these suggestions except the psu. The one i listed is modular, plus the power consumption calculator i used said that this rig only requires around 450W. wouldnt 850W be a little unnecessary?

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August 31, 2013 2:08:50 AM

''wouldnt 850W be a little unnecessary?''

yes , is a little unnecessary thats just an example of a good psu , you can take the AX 750 too... but check for a rebate sometime you can have 50$ reduction on price


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August 31, 2013 5:06:55 AM

mevans1793 said:
11452183,0,1374005 said:1 you need at least 8gb of memory in dual channel

2 have a better ssd like a samsung 840 pro series

3 i5-4670k suffissant

4 have a better psu like AX 850W from corsair (7 years warranty and full modular)

5 your choice of gpu its fantastic !!!

+1 on all of these suggestions except the psu. The one i listed is modular, plus the power consumption calculator i used said that this rig only requires around 450W. wouldnt 850W be a little unnecessary?



Hi again - yes 850 is overkill, but 450 is not enough for that sys. A good quality 550 will run that system
fine, I would opt for a good 650w unit if you have the funds, or stick with a 550 - 600. Just make sure the
PSU you select is Haswell ready.

Yes, on 8g of ram. Not sure you could do 6 anyway on dual channel dimms.

Yes, there might be better SSD's than your original model, but you won't notice the difference. You might want
to save the $ there & invest it elsewhere.
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August 31, 2013 7:28:11 PM

also on a side note. Who makes the best dual channel 8gb ddr3 ram for the best price? i dont think anyone makes 2 x 3gb lol should of thought about that lol. also would it be better to go ahead and just get a single 8gb stick instead of 2 x 4gb?
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August 31, 2013 8:27:07 PM

mevans1793 said:
also on a side note. Who makes the best dual channel 8gb ddr3 ram for the best price? i dont think anyone makes 2 x 3gb lol should of thought about that lol. also would it be better to go ahead and just get a single 8gb stick instead of 2 x 4gb?


Hi - With dual channel ram, I believe with most mobo's you need at least 2 sticks. i have a Gig Z77
mobo and it requires 2 sticks for the dual channel to function, yours is most likely the same.

As far as quality of ram, I would go with Corsair, Patriot, G Skill, Crucial, Kingston. All offer
good quality.
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