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November 16, 2013 3:21:09 PM

I'm building a new gaming pc and need some advice/help. I would like opinions on this build. I'm not sure about the power supply wattage, what would work best?

CPU Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) (Intel HD Graphics 4000) BX80637I53570K

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB F3-1600C9S-8GXM

Storage/Hard Drive: SAMSUNG 840 EVO 500GB SSD MZ-7TE500BW

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB N670 PE 2GD5/OC

Case: Cooler Master HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M2 620W RS620-SPM2E3-US or COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M2 720W RS720-SPM2D3-US

Optical Drive: ASUS DVD Burner DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit GFC-00019

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 OEM 30SB057000000

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November 16, 2013 3:24:20 PM
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The PSu is not good. Change it to antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic
Get win8.1, it simply is better.
That SSd is a HUGE waste of money. Get a 128gb one and a 1tb HDD.
USe the saved money to get a a gtx770.
Drop the sound card. The motherboard has a very good one built in. Gaming computers do not need sound cards. Actually, no computer needs one unless you are playing through a $400+ 7.1 surround sound system.
November 16, 2013 6:58:28 PM

tiny voices said:
The PSu is not good. Change it to antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic
Get win8.1, it simply is better.
That SSd is a HUGE waste of money. Get a 128gb one and a 1tb HDD.
USe the saved money to get a a gtx770.
Drop the sound card. The motherboard has a very good one built in. Gaming computers do not need sound cards. Actually, no computer needs one unless you are playing through a $400+ 7.1 surround sound system.


I removed the sound card. I'm keeping windows 7, I really dislike windows 8. I changed the hard drive and power supply.

Storage/Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Black 1TB WD1002FAEX

Which SSD should I use?

SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 128GB MZ-7PD128BW or
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 256GB MZ-7PD256BW

Power Supply:

Which wattage would work best?

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 650W TX650M or
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 750W TX750M
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November 16, 2013 8:31:32 PM

PSU
CM Silent Pro is a very good PSU. It is made by PC Power and Cooling and they make nice PSU's.
So nothing wrong with the Cooler Master Silent Pro PSU at all. Seriously, it is a good PSU.

As for the suggestions :
1. Change the CPU to an i5 4670k, it costs about the same.
2. Change the motherboard to an Z87 board since the 4670k uses a different LGA 1150 socket.
3. Get the AMD R9-280x. It is way better than the Nvidia 670.
November 16, 2013 8:33:00 PM

Also it would be the best if you mentioned your budget. Then we will pick a good build for you. That way you would get the best bang for your buck.

So what is your budget for the complete build?
November 18, 2013 2:58:22 PM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Also it would be the best if you mentioned your budget. Then we will pick a good build for you. That way you would get the best bang for your buck.

So what is your budget for the complete build?


I changed a lot of things and need to know how well this build will work. Do I need a higher wattage psu?

CPU Processor:
Intel Core i5-4670K LGA1150 BX80646I54670K

Motherboard:
ASRock LGA1150 Z87 Extreme4

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1.35V 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBXM

Storage/Hard Drive:
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 256GB MZ-7PD256BW
Western Digital Black 1TB WD1003FZEX

Video Card:
MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB N670 PE 2GD5/OC

Case:
Cooler Master HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1

Power Supply:
CORSAIR 650W HX650

Optical Drive:
ASUS DVD Burner DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

November 18, 2013 9:19:42 PM

herperfroggy said:
Sangeet Khatri said:
Also it would be the best if you mentioned your budget. Then we will pick a good build for you. That way you would get the best bang for your buck.

So what is your budget for the complete build?


I changed a lot of things and need to know how well this build will work. Do I need a higher wattage psu?

CPU Processor:
Intel Core i5-4670K LGA1150 BX80646I54670K

Motherboard:
ASRock LGA1150 Z87 Extreme4

Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 1.35V 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBXM

Storage/Hard Drive:
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 256GB MZ-7PD256BW
Western Digital Black 1TB WD1003FZEX

Video Card:
MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB N670 PE 2GD5/OC

Case:
Cooler Master HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1

Power Supply:
CORSAIR 650W HX650

Optical Drive:
ASUS DVD Burner DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit



This build is great and 650w will be more than enough.
November 22, 2013 6:26:03 AM

No, the build is not great. Swap out the Nvidia 670 for a AMD 280X, they cost about the same, but the 280x is way more powerful than the Nvidia 670.

Also 760 is faster than the 670, but the 760 is cheaper. So, I don't see the 670 even as an option for any newer build unless you can find one for less than $200 which unfortunately is not possible.

Hence go for the AMD R9-280x. It comes with it's advantages.

As for the PSU, it is great. 650W is more than enough for a build like this.

I hope this helps.
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