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December 26, 2013 4:01:15 AM

.. Like Is my PSU sufficient for this build? or will my graphics card fit into the atx casing? or the processor or mb will bottleneck my gpu?

Please help guys. i really dun want to buy it and then realize something is wrong or missing.

MotherBoard: Asus Z87A
CPU: i5 4670k
GPU: Asus GTX770 2GB DC II DDR5
Harddisk: 1Tb Hitachi Enterprise
Ram: 16gb Corsair Vengeance Pro 1866MHz CL9
PSU: Corsair RM Series 650W Modular Gold
Casing: Fractal Design R4 Black
Soundcard: Creative SB X-Fi (HD) Titanium
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium

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December 26, 2013 8:43:02 AM

the PSU will be fine, but you don't need the sound card (on-board sound is as good as that card)
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December 26, 2013 8:50:23 AM

What is the PC going to be used for. If its main purpose is gaming, 16GB's of memory won't be needed. Most current gen games don't even use 6GB's.
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December 27, 2013 10:39:35 AM

Yea its for gaming. Hmm i think i'll replace the 16gb ram with 2 X 4gb 2133mhz corsair dominator platinum ram.. But is my motherboard able to support /compatible with the 2133mhz ram?

I have another concern abt the casing. While i know fractal design r4 is quiet, i'm not sure if it has gd airflow. Any recommendations?
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December 27, 2013 10:40:49 AM

you picked an i5... thats pretty bad right there
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December 27, 2013 10:51:13 AM

MDXX said:
you picked an i5... thats pretty bad right there


Erm, can you elaborate?
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December 27, 2013 11:02:58 AM

Scrotie McBoogerballs said:
Yea its for gaming. Hmm i think i'll replace the 16gb ram with 2 X 4gb 2133mhz corsair dominator platinum ram.. But is my motherboard able to support /compatible with the 2133mhz ram?

I have another concern abt the casing. While i know fractal design r4 is quiet, i'm not sure if it has gd airflow. Any recommendations?


Yes, that mobo supports 2133 ram if overclocked. I'd just stick to 1600 honestly. The G. Skill ram stick perform well and are the cheapest and also look good.

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December 27, 2013 11:26:10 AM

Scrotie McBoogerballs said:
Yea its for gaming. Hmm i think i'll replace the 16gb ram with 2 X 4gb 2133mhz corsair dominator platinum ram.. But is my motherboard able to support /compatible with the 2133mhz ram?

I have another concern abt the casing. While i know fractal design r4 is quiet, i'm not sure if it has gd airflow. Any recommendations?


Don't use 2133Mhz RAM you won't benefit from the extra performance. I'd just stick to 1600Mhz if I were you.
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December 27, 2013 11:35:29 AM

1. PSU is just fine for the build
2. GPU will fit it maybe tight so be careful but it should be fine
3. I would bump to i7 4770K but the i5 will work and you can upgrade later
4. biggest bottle neck is the HDD suggest adding SSD
5. Soundcard isn't needed but if your like me it's nice to have the full depth of sound that it can give you but if money is an issue I would put the money towards the i7 CPU or the SSD
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December 27, 2013 12:08:36 PM

Scrotie McBoogerballs said:
MDXX said:
you picked an i5... thats pretty bad right there


Erm, can you elaborate?


Get a FX 8350
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December 27, 2013 12:38:45 PM

No offense but that's funny when an i5 can match FX 8350 can match and beat the FX 8350 in most benchmarks not enough to be a big deal but also enough that $20 is worth changing your whole set up and it won't even come close to touching the i7 which is only $90 more.
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December 27, 2013 12:41:16 PM

tyranthoth said:
No offense but that's funny when an i5 can match FX 8350 can match and beat the FX 8350 in most benchmarks not enough to be a big deal but also enough that $20 is worth changing your whole set up and it won't even come close to touching the i7 which is only $90 more.


So your saying dropping 20$ more for an i5 is worth the extra 2 fps? Now thats funny. And dont even compare an 8350 to an i7. thats not even the same ballpark... which would be even more funny if you actually did compare them
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December 27, 2013 12:48:32 PM

Ok lets compare amd's 9370 to the i7 same price and intel still wins and by the way look at bench marks i5 beats the 8350 in more areas then just fps and why settle for only $20 bucks
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December 27, 2013 10:04:04 PM

hmmm.. okay looks like i will be considering the 1600mhz CL9 instead, using the old sound blaster audigy from my old desktop and probably a ssd. Seriously considering getting a i7-4770 or a fx8350 like what MDXX and tyranthoth has suggested.. Still can't fix my mind on which one though..

Any recommendations for atx casing?
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December 27, 2013 10:35:32 PM

Amd is fine. No need to pay for big brand intel. An 8350 will be a great choice. Amd is great.
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December 28, 2013 9:21:08 AM

If your choosing between i7 and the fx8350 the i7 wins if you want to cut cost the 8350 will save money but lose performance you get what you pay for. Cases are more personal choice than anything but corsair, cool master, silverstone, thermaltake and NZXT are good brands for airflow. There are a lot of good SSD out there unfortunately I have had a change to look at any of the bench/reviews on SSD for awhile so I can recommend one that would be current. Here is Toms list though : http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-recommendation-...
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