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I want to build a computer from scratch and I'd like to hear your opinion

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October 21, 2013 11:29:51 AM

chipset: GIGABYTE GA-H87-HD3
Processor:INTEL Core i5-4570 3.20GHz
Memory: CORSAIR 4GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 2 of them
Vga: GTX 760 or hd 7950 (can't decide)
HDD: SEAGATE 1TB Barracuda 7200.14 7200rpm 64MB SATA3 ST1000DM003
Case: SHARKOON REX8 Value
pws: COOLERMASTER GX 550W
I'm also looking for a cooler for my pc something that is cheap but good max 40$
I'm not an expert and I live in hungary so prices may differ but I got roughly around 1000$.

Thank you in advance !

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October 21, 2013 11:41:36 AM

Is this computer going to be primarily for gaming? Also, do you plan on overclocking the computer ever?
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October 21, 2013 11:45:11 AM

the hyper 212 evo is $35... that's your best bang for the buck.
no reason to get anything better if you're not going to overclock.

one major recomendation... get a better power supply.
something 700/800watts.

the reason: so if you ever want to add another video card, you have the ability to do that without having to buy another PSU. spend a little more now to save $ later :) 
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October 21, 2013 11:53:02 AM

Thanks for the responses. Yes it's mainly for gaming and about the overclocking I don't really know because I never did that and don't know whether I can make something bad to my cpu if yes I wouldn't do it. And there is still the question which graphics card to get : | can't decide
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October 21, 2013 12:02:34 PM

1. Buy a 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb. Ram vendors will not support ram not from the same kit.
2. The GTX760 and 7950 are comparable cards. Do not anguish over the decision. The Nvidia cards are favored for their drivers, and smoother gameplay. AMD does a bit better fps in benchmarks, but is less consistent.
3. Coolermaster GX650 failed load testing :http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/11/22/cooler_master...
I would stick with a quality brand like Seasonic or corsair. 500w is ok for the GTX760, 550w for the 7950.
4. I will not build today without a ssd . A 120gb ssd will hold the os and a handful of games. With a 240gb ssd, you may never need a hard drive at all. Defer on the hard drive, it is easy to add one later.
5. The stock cooler is fine.
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October 21, 2013 12:02:44 PM

The hyper 212 evo lowriderflow mentioned is a good cooler, but it puts a LOT of stress on the motherboard. It's a heavy cooler that sticks far off the cpu. I personally prefer low end closed loop liquid cooling kits due to this reason, the corsair h50 is a good example of such.

In regards to the graphics card, i'd suggest going with the gtx 760 at the moment. It's slightly faster than the 7950, and the new 700 series is fairly good ( i have a 770). The 760 also requires a minimum of 600w for a psu for a single card, but if you are interested in going SLI, you'd need a 800w psu to be safe.
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October 21, 2013 1:10:01 PM

geofelt said:
1. Buy a 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb. Ram vendors will not support ram not from the same kit.
2. The GTX760 and 7950 are comparable cards. Do not anguish over the decision. The Nvidia cards are favored for their drivers, and smoother gameplay. AMD does a bit better fps in benchmarks, but is less consistent.
3. Coolermaster GX650 failed load testing :http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/11/22/cooler_master...
I would stick with a quality brand like Seasonic or corsair. 500w is ok for the GTX760, 550w for the 7950.
4. I will not build today without a ssd . A 120gb ssd will hold the os and a handful of games. With a 240gb ssd, you may never need a hard drive at all. Defer on the hard drive, it is easy to add one later.
5. The stock cooler is fine.



Yeah as I mentioned I'm going to get 2x 4gb of ram, don't know whether that is what you meant, they are the same type. I heard that the stock cooler of the intel i5 4570 isn't the most silent one. If not the cooler master 650x what else could you recommend about the same price ? I've read on other places and with a calculator that 550w is recommended for a psu. What psu is good and doesn't cost too much? About the ssd I don't think I'll get one now maybe when they are cheaper currently that's not the most important factor in my machine.
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October 21, 2013 1:45:55 PM

I meant buy a single 8gb kit made up of two 4gb sticks.
Do not buy two separate 4gb sticks, even if they are the same part number. Over time, there can be different components used and you ram would not be supported.

Under load, the stock intel cooler does spin up and get noisy. But, it does the job.
If $30 is not a big deal, buy a cm hyper212 with a quiet 120mm fan.

With no access to your shopping sites, I could only guess. Here is a list of quality psu's:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
Seasonic is one of the best, and seems to be available reasonably outside the US. Corsair, XFX, antec are other reliable brands.

I have found this psu sizing table to be most useful:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

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October 21, 2013 2:57:44 PM

geofelt said:
I meant buy a single 8gb kit made up of two 4gb sticks.
Do not buy two separate 4gb sticks, even if they are the same part number. Over time, there can be different components used and you ram would not be supported.

Under load, the stock intel cooler does spin up and get noisy. But, it does the job.
If $30 is not a big deal, buy a cm hyper212 with a quiet 120mm fan.

With no access to your shopping sites, I could only guess. Here is a list of quality psu's:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
Seasonic is one of the best, and seems to be available reasonably outside the US. Corsair, XFX, antec are other reliable brands.

I have found this psu sizing table to be most useful:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm



I see no logical reason to use 1 8gb stick vs 2 4gb sticks. Since this board is dual channel memory, there is no difference between them except for price.
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