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August 31, 2013 12:41:36 PM


Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M2 RS720-SPM2D3-US 720W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMY16GX3M2A1866C9R (Red)

COOLER MASTER GeminII S524 120mm Long Life Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 2011/1366/1155/775 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+

LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-Ray Burner with SW, 3D Play Back - BH14NS40

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell 3.2GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC High Performance Triple CFX/ SLI Intel Motherboard

Thoughts on this please
August 31, 2013 12:46:20 PM

No point in getting the 4570. Replace that with a 4670K if your planning on overclocking, in that case keep the aftermarket cpu cooler. If not, get the 4670, and drop the aftermarket cooler, the Stock Intel Cooler is good enough for stock speeds.
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August 31, 2013 12:46:42 PM

PSU is junk. Get an XFX, Antec, Corsair, Seasonic.

Get 8gb RAM

You cannot overclock that CPU. It is not a K edition. Because of this, drop to a MUCH cheaper motherboard and drop the CPU cooler/thermal compund.

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August 31, 2013 12:47:21 PM

Also drop down to 8GB. 16GB is overkill unless your video editting or something that actually NEEDS that much Ram to run smoothly.
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August 31, 2013 12:55:56 PM

I did forget to mention. this is a HTPC build for movie playback as well as gaminig. I have an MSI 760 GTX video card and silverstone LC17 case. The case is big enough and has decent air-flow, so I can OC things, but not planning on going crazy.

Ill look into the current suggestions. Thanks for the advice so far
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August 31, 2013 12:57:02 PM

setec69 said:
I did forget to mention. this is a HTPC build for movie playback as well as gaminig. I have an MSI 760 GTX video card and silverstone LC17 case. The case is big enough and has decent air-flow, so I can OC things, but not planning on going crazy.

Ill look into the current suggestions. Thanks for the advice so far


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August 31, 2013 12:59:17 PM

8gb RAM is more than enough for this. Your tasks aren't even coded for more than 4gb anyway. Make sure to change the PSU. This is the most important thing.
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August 31, 2013 1:11:25 PM

changed to these for mobo and cpu

Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Pro

diff in 16 to 8 of that RAM is only 40 bucks. So there is zero use for the extra 8 even with Win 7 64?

Im looking at the power supplies now
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August 31, 2013 1:13:46 PM

Yes unless you are encoding or rendering video, there will be no use of the extra 8gb. It will just sit and waste energy.

most all modern games only use 3.3gb RAM. There are maybe 3 games which use more and they only use 6gb max. We are a long way away from games needing more than 8gb RAM.
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August 31, 2013 1:14:34 PM

tiny voices said:
Yes unless you are encoding or rendering video, there will be no use of the extra 8gb. It will just sit and waste energy.


Or running a Virtual Machine :D 
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August 31, 2013 1:15:08 PM

SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

this one good?
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August 31, 2013 1:16:50 PM

That is a great PSU. VERY high quality.
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August 31, 2013 1:32:16 PM

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

so far you guys have dropped this from a 1200 dollar build to a 950 :D  thanks!
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August 31, 2013 1:33:58 PM

am I missing anything else?
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August 31, 2013 1:37:02 PM

You should probably be good to go!
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August 31, 2013 3:29:36 PM

Thanks a lot for the feedback and advice! Just hit the order button. Now I just have to wait and hope everything goes together smooth and I didnt forget anything.
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