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November 24, 2013 11:01:17 AM

Hello everyone,

Looking for thoughts and opinions on my the new rig I will be building. I was also wondering if everyone thinks its a good idea to wait till Cyber monday to buy most of these parts? If it is a good idea, how much do you think I will be able to save?

The Build:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/27gt7
(already have a brand new 850w cooler master power supply)
a c 380 4 Gaming
November 24, 2013 11:04:40 AM

What PSU do you have. Many Coolermaster PSUs are trash.
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November 24, 2013 11:06:39 AM

tiny voices said:
What PSU do you have. Many Coolermaster PSUs are trash.


Its a cooler master V850, it says 80 gold in the top right corner of the box. Says Gold Version. Hope that helps.
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a c 380 4 Gaming
November 24, 2013 11:09:09 AM

Alright it is one of the better units and will perform well.
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November 24, 2013 11:17:06 AM

tiny voices said:
Alright it is one of the better units and will perform well.

Any opinions on the actual build aside from the PSU?
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a c 380 4 Gaming
November 24, 2013 11:20:02 AM

The PSU is WAY overkill. 650w would be plenty.

The RAM is expensive and regular old 1600mhz RAM would perform about the same.

I do not like Closed loop coolers. They don't really cool much better than air coolers and are LOUD.

For $243 that monitor is pointless because it isn't even an IPS panel.
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November 24, 2013 11:55:26 AM

tiny voices said:
The PSU is WAY overkill. 650w would be plenty.

The RAM is expensive and regular old 1600mhz RAM would perform about the same.

I do not like Closed loop coolers. They don't really cool much better than air coolers and are LOUD.

For $243 that monitor is pointless because it isn't even an IPS panel.


I plan on OC'ing, which is why I have the closed loop cooler. Also why I have the 2133 ram. The 850w power supply is going to be used incase I plan on running dual video cards later down the line. Wanted to make sure I had enough power for it. As for the monitor, Im not really sure what you mean, If you could recommend a better monitor for around the same price, I would appreciate it, it needs to be the same size, however and definitely be 1080p. Thanks
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a c 380 4 Gaming
November 24, 2013 11:59:21 AM

I would take a Noctua NH-D14 over the h100i for overclocking everyday.

Even 2 780s will not need 850w.

IPS monitors are what you want to look for. WAY better color and depth than TN panels.\

If you plant to overclock the RAM, you are buying the complete WRONG stuff. It is already 1.65v which is too high. Intel only supports 1.5v and under. You need 1.35v RAM if you want to have any chance of overclocking it without burning the memory controller.
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November 24, 2013 3:57:32 PM

tiny voices said:
I would take a Noctua NH-D14 over the h100i for overclocking everyday.

Even 2 780s will not need 850w.

IPS monitors are what you want to look for. WAY better color and depth than TN panels.\

If you plant to overclock the RAM, you are buying the complete WRONG stuff. It is already 1.65v which is too high. Intel only supports 1.5v and under. You need 1.35v RAM if you want to have any chance of overclocking it without burning the memory controller.


I switched the ram to 1.5v 1600 instead. I do not think I will be overclocking the ram.

As for the power supply, I already bought it, and have the box sitting in the room with me, you'd say to return it? for what? 650w? I'm not even sure I can return it at this point. But I'd be willing to try based on your feedback. Is there any harm to having a bigger PSU then needed?

I changed out the monitor to an IPS as suggested and switched to a NoctuaNH-D14

This is the build now: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ElevatedMinds/saved/2QhA

I appreciate the feedback, any other recommendations?
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