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Hi experts , i was wondering if this setup is going to work perfectly together .

--Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
--Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
--Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card
--Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ( I won another set of 8GB ram so all will be 16)
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
NZXT Phantom 630 (Gunmetal) ATX Full Tower Case

can i get any advice or is this setup good and works together ?

thank you
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  1. Everything should fit the case and fit well. Not a huge fan of SSDnow though. I would get a Samsung/Crucial SSD over that. More reliable and faster. But other than that it looks good. :)
  2. thats some good rig dude... how is ur experience with that gpu??
  3. Corsair Builder series is low end PSU. Switch it out for something else. Also, as mentioned, switch to a different SSD.
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  5. thank you sir , i will consider getting one of those u mentioned :)
  6. M0j0jojo said:


    thank you sir , i'll be changing to what u mentioned here , thank you again for ur help
  7. kishore guru said:
    thats some good rig dude... how is ur experience with that gpu??


    im planning to get this rig in couple of weeks now , currently my pc is almost 3 years old

    i have i5 2500k ,
    and gigabyte gtx 560 ti .
  8. I've got a 2500k and have no need to update it. Jumping to a i7 is for non gaming reasons. If I were to upgrade what you have I'd start with the GPU. I had that one too, but upgraded twice since then.
  9. envy14tpe said:
    I've got a 2500k and have no need to update it. Jumping to a i7 is for non gaming reasons. If I were to upgrade what you have I'd start with the GPU. I had that one too, but upgraded twice since then.


    do you think i'll get the most out of a gtx 780 if i keep my current pc , here's my specs

    i5 2500k 3.30
    asus p8h61 m-LE
    500W cooler master PSU
    8 GB rams

    yeah also i got a 23" samsung led monitor and im planning to get a 27" one as main .
  10. With your current rig and a 780 you will not be limiting your GPU. The GPU will run as fast as it can and give you excellent, nothing less, fps with the 2500k. Even if the 2500k isn't overclocked it is still fast. A comparison showed the i5-2500k @4.5GHz is like a i5-4670k@4.0GHz. Point is....the cpu is excellent overclocked. So, at stock the 2500k is like a low end i5-44xx. Still not limiting the system.
  11. envy14tpe said:
    With your current rig and a 780 you will not be limiting your GPU. The GPU will run as fast as it can and give you excellent, nothing less, fps with the 2500k. Even if the 2500k isn't overclocked it is still fast. A comparison showed the i5-2500k @4.5GHz is like a i5-4670k@4.0GHz. Point is....the cpu is excellent overclocked. So, at stock the 2500k is like a low end i5-44xx. Still not limiting the system.


    do u think i should get a motherboard that can overclock my cpu and some cooling instead of getting a new cpu and a mother board ? i think if i do that i should be able to oc it till @4.5Hz .

    shouldnt i get a 750w psu or somthing since the one im using is 500w
  12. Mhd HA said:
    envy14tpe said:
    With your current rig and a 780 you will not be limiting your GPU. The GPU will run as fast as it can and give you excellent, nothing less, fps with the 2500k. Even if the 2500k isn't overclocked it is still fast. A comparison showed the i5-2500k @4.5GHz is like a i5-4670k@4.0GHz. Point is....the cpu is excellent overclocked. So, at stock the 2500k is like a low end i5-44xx. Still not limiting the system.


    do u think i should get a motherboard that can overclock my cpu and some cooling instead of getting a new cpu and a mother board ? i think if i do that i should be able to oc it till @4.5Hz .


    Yes. You can get a Z77 mobo for the 2500k, not Z87 or Z97. And if you invest in a decent cooler you can reach at least 4.5GHz. I have a low low end Z77 mobo and only a Cooler Master Evo, yet I hit 4.4GHz comfortably. If you get a better mobo and at least the same cooler then I'd expect the same results if not better.
  13. an i5-2500k is still not going to bottleneck a GTX 780. You should be ok with the i5 even if you don't over clock it. CPUs really haven't gotten too much faster in the last years. Now graphics cards have changed a lot, but CPUs have mainly focused on power savings rather than big speed changes. I think the 780 would give you a nice performance boost in games without you having to completely rebuild. You can probably get by on the 500W power supply depending on brand. I used a 560 Ti with a 500W power supply. Those two cards have about the same requirements. But, if you plan to ever upgrade or change anything, then you may want to get a slightly higher one. Now, as for an SSD, I always, always recommend that if you don't have one. Their performance outside of games is completely tangible and you will notice the speed ups immediately. You would think a PC with a 4790k and 1TB HDD 7200RPM is slower than your PC with a 2500k and an SSD.
  14. ff6shadow said:
    an i5-2500k is still not going to bottleneck a GTX 780. You should be ok with the i5 even if you don't over clock it. CPUs really haven't gotten too much faster in the last years. Now graphics cards have changed a lot, but CPUs have mainly focused on power savings rather than big speed changes. I think the 780 would give you a nice performance boost in games without you having to completely rebuild. You can probably get by on the 500W power supply depending on brand. I used a 560 Ti with a 500W power supply. Those two cards have about the same requirements. But, if you plan to ever upgrade or change anything, then you may want to get a slightly higher one. Now, as for an SSD, I always, always recommend that if you don't have one. Their performance outside of games is completely tangible and you will notice the speed ups immediately. You would think a PC with a 4790k and 1TB HDD 7200RPM is slower than your PC with a 2500k and an SSD.


    So should i just get a z77 mobo in case i overclock in the future ? and do u think that the "Corsair
    H100i" is good to keep my cpu cool before and after i overclock ?

    last thing is , i think yeah i'll pick up an ssd and probably a psu just to be safe in the case of me adding a cooling unit and couple of hard drives and the ssd .
  15. z77 is nice for overclocking yes. Has more modern features and such too. Better USB 3.0 support and such as well. The h100i will keep your CPU cool for sure. Any closed loop watercooler will allow you a good healthy OC without high temps. Sounds good on those last upgrades. Hope you enjoy the SSD. You won't regret it.
  16. The i5-2500k has a turbo boost of 3.7GHz. With a good mobo and H100i you'll be hitting 4.5GHz or more. That is a pretty big boost.

    As mentioned, SSD is a good idea. Once you do you'll never go back to HDDs for OS and programs. The prices of SSDs makes a 128GB or even 256GB reasonable.
  17. ff6shadow said:
    z77 is nice for overclocking yes. Has more modern features and such too. Better USB 3.0 support and such as well. The h100i will keep your CPU cool for sure. Any closed loop watercooler will allow you a good healthy OC without high temps. Sounds good on those last upgrades. Hope you enjoy the SSD. You won't regret it.



    I really needed this advice , thank you so much sir.
  18. envy14tpe said:
    The i5-2500k has a turbo boost of 3.7GHz. With a good mobo and H100i you'll be hitting 4.5GHz or more. That is a pretty big boost.

    As mentioned, SSD is a good idea. Once you do you'll never go back to HDDs for OS and programs. The prices of SSDs makes a 128GB or even 256GB reasonable.



    thank you so much for helping me sir , I think i will take your advice and work on my current pc.
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