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January 29, 2014 11:03:05 PM

Case: Silverstone ps07B
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz
CPU cooler: Corsair H60 High Performance
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77m-D3H
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.5V
Storage 1: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM HDD
Storage 2: Crucial M500 240GB SSD
Video Card: MSI GTX 670
Power Supply: armaggeddon 750w 80+ silver

can everything fit into Silverstone ps07B??

anything i need to change from above?

i don't need Keyboard, Monitor, Mouse, OS

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a b 4 Gaming
January 29, 2014 11:20:30 PM

Get a i5 4670k and z87 motherboard instead. You also do not need 16gb of RAM for gaming, 8GB is more than enough. I would also swap out that 670 for a 760 and that 750w PSU to a Corsair CX500
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a b 4 Gaming
January 30, 2014 12:16:19 AM

To be honest, it wouldn't be my first choice for any of those components really.

There's nothing wrong with a 3570K, but there isn't a particular cost reason not to go for a 4670K now as they are pretty close.

Going mATX (especially with a 750W PSU) suggests that you want to have SLI as an plan or an option. The motherboard you picked doesn't really support this, and to a lesser degree neither does the case. It's a very cheap board for Z77, it doesn't really justify the tag. You won't really be able to utilise the K-series processor.

The CPU cooler is pretty expensive given you can't really overclock much on that motherboard. Also, given that case has decent cooler clearance, I'd just go for a cheaper air cooler in the Hyper 212 Evo vein, and spend more somewhere else.

16Gb of memory for a gaming machine is generally overkill. There are some exceptions, but it's very unlikely you need more than 8Gb. Plus, if you stick with mATX, you have 4 DIMM slots, so it's a really easy upgrade down the line if you need it.

240Gb SSD is nice to have, but a bit of a luxury when you are using such a cheap motherboard.

GTX670 doesn't make a lot of sense unless it's heavily discounted, they aren't really sold any more, it's just leftover stock. Often you can pick up a GTX770 or R9 280X for a similar price.

As mentioned before, 750W PSU suggests you want to do mATX SLI, but the motherboard and case don't really work for this. I have also never heard of Armaggedon (not usually a good sign) though a quick google suggests they are AsiaPacific which would explain that a bit.
For the system as it stands a quality 500-550W PSU would be perfectly sufficient. Personally I'd avoid the CX500, and look at the Antec HCG, XFX Core, Seasonic M12, S12 or G-series PSUs.

Finally, the case. I like Silverstone a lot, but in general they aren't cheap. If you want to go compact, then you might be better looking at smaller ATX towers (which will only be slightly taller but similar in width and depth) or ITX systems, which can often still support standard components, but can reduce the size/weight considerably.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 30, 2014 12:22:18 AM

I dont know your budget, guess somewhere around the $1000 mark. could you please say what your budget is so i can tweak this build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2K6d1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2K6d1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2K6d1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1025.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-30 03:21 EST-0500)
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January 30, 2014 12:35:22 AM

Rammy said:
To be honest, it wouldn't be my first choice for any of those components really.

There's nothing wrong with a 3570K, but there isn't a particular cost reason not to go for a 4670K now as they are pretty close.

Going mATX (especially with a 750W PSU) suggests that you want to have SLI as an plan or an option. The motherboard you picked doesn't really support this, and to a lesser degree neither does the case. It's a very cheap board for Z77, it doesn't really justify the tag. You won't really be able to utilise the K-series processor.

The CPU cooler is pretty expensive given you can't really overclock much on that motherboard. Also, given that case has decent cooler clearance, I'd just go for a cheaper air cooler in the Hyper 212 Evo vein, and spend more somewhere else.

16Gb of memory for a gaming machine is generally overkill. There are some exceptions, but it's very unlikely you need more than 8Gb. Plus, if you stick with mATX, you have 4 DIMM slots, so it's a really easy upgrade down the line if you need it.

240Gb SSD is nice to have, but a bit of a luxury when you are using such a cheap motherboard.

GTX670 doesn't make a lot of sense unless it's heavily discounted, they aren't really sold any more, it's just leftover stock. Often you can pick up a GTX770 or R9 280X for a similar price.

As mentioned before, 750W PSU suggests you want to do mATX SLI, but the motherboard and case don't really work for this. I have also never heard of Armaggedon (not usually a good sign) though a quick google suggests they are AsiaPacific which would explain that a bit.
For the system as it stands a quality 500-550W PSU would be perfectly sufficient. Personally I'd avoid the CX500, and look at the Antec HCG, XFX Core, Seasonic M12, S12 or G-series PSUs.

Finally, the case. I like Silverstone a lot, but in general they aren't cheap. If you want to go compact, then you might be better looking at smaller ATX towers (which will only be slightly taller but similar in width and depth) or ITX systems, which can often still support standard components, but can reduce the size/weight considerably.


Hello, thanks for the reply

Regarding the power supply, i bought it as it was on sales in my country which is very cheap

As for my Graphics card, i'm recycling from my old rig and CPU cooler was a gift from my sister.

"but the motherboard and case don't really work for this."
Probably the cheapest motherboard i could find in my country though. so do you recommend other type of case/motherboard because silverstone sg09 only have slim optical drive and i don't feel like spendind money on slim ones.

As for the memory, i'll change to 2x4 gb instead.

As for ITX motherboard, it's too expensive for me to buy since they cost more than $250 in my country and ATX case is kinda too big. i'd something smaller.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 30, 2014 12:51:08 AM

Well the reason the motherboard is rubbish is that by having a K-series processor, and buying a Z77 motherboard, you presumably want to overclock (or SLI, or both).
This motherboard isn't really up to that. It's by far the cheapest Z77 board on the market, and it is for a reason. In most countries, you'd be looking to spend about 1.5times the price to get something passable, and double to get a quality Z77 board. Something in the vein of a MSI Z77MA-G45 or Asus P8Z77-M might be better.
If that kind of price escalation is too much, I'd seriously consider ditching the K-series altogether. If you can't really exploit it's selling feature, then you might as well use a cheaper i5 and save yourself some cash.

The PS07B is 210*400*374mm (W*D*H). You can buy ATX cases which are smaller than this (though I can't think of any that are good, the CM Elite 360 springs to mind). Something like a Fractal Design Core 3000 is 205*480*430 which is very close in size gives you a lot more options for motherboards, as well as being pretty reasonably priced. There's quite a lot of similar types of cases.
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