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November 11, 2013 6:25:25 AM

Hi,

I would just like to verify that all of these components will work well together and also wanted to ask for an opinion between two SSDs. The build is:

MSI Intel Z87-G45 Socket LGA1150 ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5GHz
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600
Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB or Corsair Force GT 120GB (which of the 2 is better?)
Sapphire Radeon 6870 (I know this is not the most amazing GPU, but I'm not upgrading everything at the moment)
Corsair GS600

Thank you! :) 
Amy

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November 11, 2013 10:07:17 AM

amecily said:
Hi,

I would just like to verify that all of these components will work well together and also wanted to ask for an opinion between two SSDs. The build is:

MSI Intel Z87-G45 Socket LGA1150 ATX Motherboard
Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5GHz
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600
Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB or Corsair Force GT 120GB (which of the 2 is better?)
Sapphire Radeon 6870 (I know this is not the most amazing GPU, but I'm not upgrading everything at the moment)
Corsair GS600

Thank you! :) 
Amy


Everything seems alright, though, if you don't need the extra threads, an i5 4670k or equivalent will do fine.
As for the SSDs, always go with Samsung if you have the option to, they are the best SSDs money can buy.
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November 11, 2013 10:49:41 AM

What is the purpose of this build?
For the SSD, I would go with the Samsung 840 EVO as it performs closely to the 840 Pro at a much cheaper price.
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November 11, 2013 10:55:20 AM

realchaos said:
What is the purpose of this build?
For the SSD, I would go with the Samsung 840 EVO as it performs closely to the 840 Pro at a much cheaper price.


Hi, thanks for your help.
It would be for photo editing, music recording, gaming and some office stuff. I have been looking to upgrade because my I still have a 775 motherboard and my CPU has been overheating, but now I'm thinking that I should just buy a new chassis, an SSD and CPU cooler for now.

Please tell me - would I be able to use the 840 Evo/Pro on a SATA II and would it still be a lot faster than a normal HDD?
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November 11, 2013 10:58:23 AM

amecily said:
realchaos said:
What is the purpose of this build?
For the SSD, I would go with the Samsung 840 EVO as it performs closely to the 840 Pro at a much cheaper price.


Hi, thanks for your help.
It would be for photo editing, music recording, gaming and some office stuff. I have been looking to upgrade because my I still have a 775 motherboard and my CPU has been overheating, but now I'm thinking that I should just buy a new chassis, an SSD and CPU cooler for now.

Please tell me - would I be able to use the 840 Evo/Pro on a SATA II and would it still be a lot faster than a normal HDD?


Yes, and it will be like night and day - windows will load in seconds with an SSD, rather then minutes with a regular HDD.
an i5, like I have said, should be plenty enough of an upgrade and it will be cheaper too.
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November 11, 2013 10:58:25 AM

The SATA II will bottleneck it, but it should still be significantly faster.
Great build above, but you might want to change the RAM to 16gb.
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November 11, 2013 11:03:33 AM

Awesome, thanks so much!
One last thing - is the Cooler Master HAF 912 Advanced a good case? I really don't know anything about cases and just found one that has good reviews. And will any motherboard fit into it?
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November 11, 2013 11:10:29 AM

Yes the motherboard will fit. It's a decent case that has great airflow.
If you want some other alternatives, look at the Corsair Carbide series, like the Corsair 300r and Corsair 400r.
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November 11, 2013 11:15:24 AM

Your build is great, it will work fine!
Of course out of the 2 SDDs you go with the samsung one, as it is one of the best at 128GB. I would stick with the i5 thought cause you said video editing and office stuff (I suppose not extra hardcore stuff :)  ) . The SSD is a lot faster than HDD and if you still use the SATA II on it it will still be. For example if you put your OS in there you will get like 10 sec boot times . For cooler if you still go with LGA 1550 I suggest you the CM 212 EVO , very good results and cheap.
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November 11, 2013 12:16:13 PM

Thanks very much, guys! Really appreciate the help :) 
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