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December 20, 2013 1:03:37 PM

Is my system able to over clock, is it good, are the components compatiable and can it run modern games (like arma 2&3 bf4 crysis 3 dead space 3 batman arkham origin max payne 3 etc.) on high to ultra settings? Here is my system;
Intel i5 4670k
Gigabyte z87x-d3h
msi 4gb geforce gtx 770 twin frozr
8gb (2X4) crucial ballistix tactical RAM (i will upgrade later on and get another 8gb of the same type this will be in years time though)
seagate 3 tb hdd
samsung 840 120gb ssd
areo x-predator x3 evil gaming case
corsair cx 750w psu
cooler master hyper 212 evo cpu cooler

by the way i haven't got this system yet i am going to get it soon. depending on whether it is good or if it needs improving.
Thanks in advance
a b K Overclocking
December 20, 2013 1:08:40 PM

At this point in time there's no need for 16GB of ram.

But other than that the system looks good. Definitely overclockable. And you shouldn't have any trouble running any game currently.
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a c 121 K Overclocking
December 20, 2013 1:14:47 PM

You are compatible.

For a conservative OC, the hyper212 is fine.


Some suggestions:

1. Do not pay extra for 4gb vram.
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...

2. Ram is sold in kits for a reason.
Ram from the same vendor and part number can be made up of differing manufacturing components over time.
Some motherboards can be very sensitive to this.
That is why ram vendors will NOT support ram that is not bought in one kit.
Although, I think the problem has lessened with the newer Intel chipsets. Still,
it is safer to get what you need in one kit.
It is easier to oc using two sticks of ram vs. 4.
I suggest you buy all 16gb up front in a 2 x 8gb kit.

3. a 120gb ssd will hold the os and a handful of games. With 240gb, you may never need a hard drive at all. I would defer on the hard drive and go with 240gb ssd up front.
You can always add a hard drive later.
Samsung or intel, the less expensive the better. They all perform essentially the same.

4. 750w is more than you need, but ok if the price is right. A good 650w psu will power even a GTX690
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December 20, 2013 1:35:32 PM

enemy1g said:
At this point in time there's no need for 16GB of ram.

But other than that the system looks good. Definitely overclockable. And you shouldn't have any trouble running any game currently.


yeh i wont add it for several years when the spped has slightly gone down
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December 20, 2013 1:38:04 PM

geofelt said:
You are compatible.

For a conservative OC, the hyper212 is fine.


Some suggestions:

1. Do not pay extra for 4gb vram.
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...

2. Ram is sold in kits for a reason.
Ram from the same vendor and part number can be made up of differing manufacturing components over time.
Some motherboards can be very sensitive to this.
That is why ram vendors will NOT support ram that is not bought in one kit.
Although, I think the problem has lessened with the newer Intel chipsets. Still,
it is safer to get what you need in one kit.
It is easier to oc using two sticks of ram vs. 4.
I suggest you buy all 16gb up front in a 2 x 8gb kit.

3. a 120gb ssd will hold the os and a handful of games. With 240gb, you may never need a hard drive at all. I would defer on the hard drive and go with 240gb ssd up front.
You can always add a hard drive later.
Samsung or intel, the less expensive the better. They all perform essentially the same.

4. 750w is more than you need, but ok if the price is right. A good 650w psu will power even a GTX690


thanks for all of the information i am getting a 3 TB hdd hard drive as well as the ssd so i shouldn't need another hard drive and i will down grade the psu and buy all of the ram together in a kit (thanks)
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December 20, 2013 1:59:18 PM

geofelt said:
You are compatible.

For a conservative OC, the hyper212 is fine.


Some suggestions:

1. Do not pay extra for 4gb vram.
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...

2. Ram is sold in kits for a reason.
Ram from the same vendor and part number can be made up of differing manufacturing components over time.
Some motherboards can be very sensitive to this.
That is why ram vendors will NOT support ram that is not bought in one kit.
Although, I think the problem has lessened with the newer Intel chipsets. Still,
it is safer to get what you need in one kit.
It is easier to oc using two sticks of ram vs. 4.
I suggest you buy all 16gb up front in a 2 x 8gb kit.

3. a 120gb ssd will hold the os and a handful of games. With 240gb, you may never need a hard drive at all. I would defer on the hard drive and go with 240gb ssd up front.
You can always add a hard drive later.
Samsung or intel, the less expensive the better. They all perform essentially the same.

4. 750w is more than you need, but ok if the price is right. A good 650w psu will power even a GTX690


Is this slightly changed system compatible and able to over clock? I forgot to add sound card on last list. here is system;
Intel i5 4670k
Gigabyte z87x-d3h
MSI GeForce GTX 770 Twin Frozr Gaming Edition Graphics Card - 2GB
16gb (2X8) crucial ballistix tactical RAM
seagate 3 tb hdd
samsung 840 120gb ssd
areo x-predator x3 evil gaming case
corsair cx 750w psu (if i down graded i would only save £3 so no point)
cooler master hyper 212 evo cpu cooler
Creative Audigy SE 7.1 channel audio

Also is there any point in buying a 7.1 sound card when you only ahve 5.1 speakers? does it make a difference or can 5.1 speakers only give 5.1 sound? also is it worth just £30 more (which i can spare) to get a 4gb version of the gtx 770 or doesn't it make much difference as the price isn't a problem. thanks
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a c 121 K Overclocking
December 20, 2013 2:33:57 PM

Your motherboard already has 7.1 HD sound.
I would defer on that and see how you do. Perhaps if your 5.1 speakers are top of the line might a discrete sound card be good.
In the past, a discrete sound card could offload cpu cycles, but that is very minor today.

There would be no negative to buying 4gb vram.
But, instead, for a top gaming build like yours, I would prefer to spend any extra on an intrinsically stronger card like the GTX780.
Even with the stock blower cooler(which I like) you would game better.
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December 21, 2013 5:43:30 AM

geofelt said:
Your motherboard already has 7.1 HD sound.
I would defer on that and see how you do. Perhaps if your 5.1 speakers are top of the line might a discrete sound card be good.
In the past, a discrete sound card could offload cpu cycles, but that is very minor today.

There would be no negative to buying 4gb vram.
But, instead, for a top gaming build like yours, I would prefer to spend any extra on an intrinsically stronger card like the GTX780.
Even with the stock blower cooler(which I like) you would game better.


k thanks should i not buy another sound card as i am only buying 5.1 surround sound speakers with subwoofer and as for the graphics card is the gtx 770 good or do i have to look for another graphics card again (i was originally going to get 760 but got told gtx 770 is much better)
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