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October 24, 2013 3:15:50 AM

Hello , I'm planning on having a new rig with these specs :
CPU : i5 3570k
Motherboard : MSI Z77A-G45
RAM : 8 GB Kingston Hyper Blue
GPU : GTX 760 (Gigabyte or MSI , still hesitating)
Storage : 500GB hard drive
And a cheap Optic drive

So my question is : is the Corsair CX 500W enough for this build ?
Because I am planning on OC'ing the CPU to a minimum of 4.1Ghz and to oc the GPU to its max ..

Waiting for your answers =)

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October 24, 2013 3:28:25 AM
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You can always spend a little more and get a bigger and higher quality PSU. $30 for a 500w or $50 for a 700w. Its worth it when you jump from a 40-45a 12v rail to a 60-65a 12v rail. Reliability and future-proof well worth the extra cost.

Also here is a PSU calculator: http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

Yes, you can probably use that one just fine, I just wanted to shed light on both sides.
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October 24, 2013 3:35:26 AM

Not that this is anything like your build, but it does have an estimate on power consumption when you add your components. Looks like you will be well under 500. Keep in mind that USB mice/keyboards, etc as well as other PCI cards will add more to watt usage. My other comment still stands.

Link to build/tool (you can edit it and put the exact things you want for more accuracy)-

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1SAGf
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October 24, 2013 3:42:48 AM

I did just wonder why not 4670k + lga 1150 mobo?
October 24, 2013 3:44:21 AM

No haswell because the combo haswell + lga 1150 is more expensive and I have a restricted budget .
As for the XFX , they don't sell them here where I live .
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October 24, 2013 3:47:16 AM

So where do you live? India?
October 24, 2013 3:48:12 AM

Romania,I think your question is a little bit out of topic
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October 24, 2013 3:56:27 AM

robax91 said:
AxlFone said:
I did just wonder why not 4670k + lga 1150 mobo?


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...


That is joke.
This is better cpu than 3570k for gaming.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637e31230v2
And price is only 200 it is like i7 for price i5.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E3-1...

And if you look spu + mobo combo. They are cheaper with 1150 mobo.
So that is really joke.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($87.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $307.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-24 06:54 EDT-0400)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $344.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-24 06:56 EDT-0400)

October 24, 2013 4:10:31 AM

Yes but I want a motherboard which overclocks well..and only the Z87 can do that pretty good,but they are really expensive here .. That's why I'm opting for the i5 3570k combo ..
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October 24, 2013 4:21:35 AM

Get the XFX 650W, nice amps on the 12V rail and its good quality.
Non-Modular: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Modular: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The GTX 760 requires a minimum of 550W and to not put your computer under strain you want to have 100W free

I'd reccomend the MSI N760 GTX 760 Hawk, has better clock, better at overclocking than the Gigabyte 3x but the Gigabyte 3x has a slight edge in cooling. Still the MSI N760 Hawk is the better bargain by far

MSI N760 Hawk w/ Twin Forzer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gigabyte GTX 760 /w Windforce 3x: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

*Edit
Notice the hawk is $20 more pricier but it's well worth the money
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October 24, 2013 4:28:24 AM

This is better GTX 760.
http://extremespec.net/zotac-geforce-gtx-760-review-des...

Zotec gives you 2+3year warranty and cheaper is better.
You just need to go here. And you have +3 year warranty.
http://www.zotac.com/support/warranty-manager.html
As you can see it OC really well.
But there is batter cooling solution. if you after that. Then look AMP edition.

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1782/pg4/nvidia-g...
October 24, 2013 4:34:04 AM

Yes all the GTX 760 are great,I won't have a problem picking one up,still the motherboard is the most important for now as I want to overclock to 4.2Ghz easily without any problems (I never overclocked CPU before but I will search for some easy guides)
So is the GA-B85-HD3 up to the task ? Is there any other mobo cheap and which can overclock with no problem ?
Thank you for your advices

As for the Power Supply,I think I'm going for the Corsair CX 600W just to be more safe.
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October 24, 2013 4:49:09 AM

AxlFone said:
robax91 said:
AxlFone said:
I did just wonder why not 4670k + lga 1150 mobo?


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...


That is joke.
This is better cpu than 3570k for gaming.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637e31230v2
And price is only 200 it is like i7 for price i5.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E3-1...

And if you look spu + mobo combo. They are cheaper with 1150 mobo.
So that is really joke.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($87.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $307.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-24 06:54 EDT-0400)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $344.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-24 06:56 EDT-0400)



I fail to see the point you were trying to make. The price/performance choice is the 3570k, sure you can pair a haswell chip with a cheap board and call it cheaper. But Tom's wrote that guide based on prices and how much GAMING performance you can get from them for the cost. Theoreticals say the haswell is 10% or so faster than ivy-bridge but that doesn't translate into ACTUAL performance for games. Again, I fail to see your point. Tom's actually bought many of the boards and CPUs and tried them. I'd believe Tom's over most people and that's why we are on this site.
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October 24, 2013 4:53:34 AM

must say this. OC is not giving you nothing benefit over the Xeon 1230V3
You must OC over 4.5 to get 4670k any faster than xeon.

To do that you need good expensive cooler. And good cpu.
So xeon is like "sleeper" really fast but cheap.

But if you want OC then buy good mobo. Good cooler. Good memory.
Good case. Good psu..

And with xeon you can say to your mates I have faster cpu than your OC one :D  Now it takes less wattage it runs cooler.So it best for any task you do with pc. you will save by using less electricity
Your machine is working longer time stable when you do not have to or you do not need to overclock it.

This means longer working pc. Or do you really want to overburn your pc in year? Mobo can fail. Cpu can fail.. Anything can fail. Think this too :) 
And remind you need to over 4.5 to get it k cpu faster than xeon.
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October 24, 2013 5:00:15 AM

robax91 said:
AxlFone said:
robax91 said:
AxlFone said:
I did just wonder why not 4670k + lga 1150 mobo?


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...


That is joke.
This is better cpu than 3570k for gaming.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637e31230v2
And price is only 200 it is like i7 for price i5.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E3-1...

And if you look spu + mobo combo. They are cheaper with 1150 mobo.
So that is really joke.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($87.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $307.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-24 06:54 EDT-0400)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $344.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-24 06:56 EDT-0400)



I fail to see the point you were trying to make. The price/performance choice is the 3570k, sure you can pair a haswell chip with a cheap board and call it cheaper. But Tom's wrote that guide based on prices and how much GAMING performance you can get from them for the cost. Theoreticals say the haswell is 10% or so faster than ivy-bridge but that doesn't translate into ACTUAL performance for games. Again, I fail to see your point. Tom's actually bought many of the boards and CPUs and tried them. I'd believe Tom's over most people and that's why we are on this site.


I have not seen any test that Tomshardware have done with xeon cpu.
Why is that? All new games will benefit more and more of HT + 8 Treads. like new BF4. So why you think it is good buy old crap?

New 1150 mobos are much better than old 1155.
If you say that 3570k do OC better. Then I say 2500k did OC better than that. OC do not make much benefit in games. Better buy faster video card to get that same benefit.

October 24, 2013 5:01:00 AM

Sorry,I am not interested in Xeon CPU..
Still waiting for a good answer on my question
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October 24, 2013 5:10:30 AM

Yeah. Thengo with 4670k.
But it is still one best buy cpu if you look price vs performance.
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E3-1...
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Xeon+E3-1...

As you can find out these benchmarks 100MHz faster is not much faster
So OC is not getting you so much benefit as you might think.

3570k and 4670k are not even close to that.

But sure you want OC then it is good for you.

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October 24, 2013 5:11:46 AM

Psoum said:
Sorry,I am not interested in Xeon CPU..
Still waiting for a good answer on my question


Yea I answered it in the first post, you can use the CX500. Last line. I always suggest a higher amp rail, but the CX500 will run that setup that you listed. They are also $30 on newegg with a rebate, but I'm not sure you can get that rebate where you live or from the site you get it from.
October 24, 2013 5:25:51 AM

Okay thank you !
Now about the motherboard, there are 2 choices which have the same price here : Asrock Z87M-Extreme 4 and the MSI Z87-G43 ..
Which one is better overall ? and for a good OC
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October 24, 2013 6:45:19 AM

Psoum said:
Okay thank you !
Now about the motherboard, there are 2 choices which have the same price here : Asrock Z87M-Extreme 4 and the MSI Z87-G43 ..
Which one is better overall ? and for a good OC


To OC your 3570k you will need a board with the Z77 chipset, those are Z87. The ones you listed are haswell boards. Try:

ATX Boards
MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z77ag41

ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77pro3

MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z77ag43

Gigabyte GA-Z77-HD3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz77...

Micro-ATX
ASRock Z77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77m

MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z77mag45

Asus P8Z77-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-p8z77m


All these boards have USB 3.0, RAM OC, OC for CPU, but the best one that is cheap is the MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard because it says it has Crossfire and SLI support, which is the only one out of these.
October 24, 2013 7:49:00 AM

Yeah I will take the MSI Z77A-G45 !
Now for the GTX 760 , I think I'm going to take the Gigabyte one as it is less expensive than the MSI ..
And I think I'm going to take the Corsair CX 600W just to be safe ..
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October 24, 2013 10:28:29 AM

Try to get a CX600M as they are higher quality units.
October 26, 2013 6:07:50 PM

About your GPU, I'd recommend the MSi one. For quality reasons, and it looks better because you have an MSi board.
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