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July 26, 2014 10:33:28 PM

Hi guys, I need help in knowing if the parts that I chose for a gaming PC would work well together (since I'm new to PC building)

Also wondering if an Intel CPU would work well(great performance, great success??) together with an AMD Graphics card, no bottlenecks and all that stuff.

here's the setup:

Case/Chassis: Enermax Ostrog USB 3.0

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.40-3.80GHz Haswell

GPU: MSI R9 290 Twin Frozr Gaming 4G GDDR5

Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 3 Motherboard

RAM: Gskill RipjawsX 8GB Dual 1866 CL9

HDD: Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Sata Hard Drive

PSU(PowerSupply): Corsair CX Series CX750M 80Plus-Bronze APFC Modular PSU

CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler

I'd appreciate your advice and feedback, thank you :) 

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July 26, 2014 10:39:08 PM

Everything would work well indeed, just get an XFX 650W Bronze PSU rather than the one you chose. The corsair CX series aren't good quality PSUs.

You could also pay a little more for the 4690K. (It runs cooler which is why I would, but there's almost no performance difference)
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July 26, 2014 10:49:12 PM

You don't need the upgrade, as I said the only notable difference, which isn't that notable either, is the better temperatures. As for the XFX PSU, you can't go wrong with that one. Have a look at this, it's a good indicator when you're buying power supplies: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su... .
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July 26, 2014 10:51:12 PM

That PSU isn't very good. You want something from tier 1 or 2 in the list below
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...

I know this is $10 more expensive than the CX but it's a very good PSU. If you can't afford it, there are deals on PSU's all the time, just wait till you see a higher quality PSU on sale. Also there are non-modular PSU's that are cheaper but i'm assuming that you want modular.
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)

I would also go for the i5-4690k, it's only a few dollars more. Other than that, looks good.
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July 26, 2014 10:59:05 PM

Aaand it's in Tier 1, to tell you the truth I don't know much about power supplies(or PC building for that matter), so I just thought a 750W PSU would be fine.
After seeing this, it really is a good indicator, I'll check with the store if they have the XFX ProSeries 650W xxx Edition Modular PSU in stock.
As for the processor, I'd say I'll stick with the one that costs less (4670K)
Thank you very much for the advice, good day :) 
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July 26, 2014 11:01:42 PM

Good luck with your build.
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July 26, 2014 11:04:33 PM

Thanks guys :) 
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July 26, 2014 11:07:53 PM

You're welcome, have fun building that nice rig :) 
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August 5, 2014 6:00:25 PM

Just an update, the rig was assembled and I am really satisfied with the results, here's to 2-5 years of good gaming

Case/Chassis: Enermax Ostrog USB 3.0

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.50-3.90GHz Haswell

GPU: Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X OC 4GB GDDR5

Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 3 Motherboard

RAM: Gskill RipjawsX 8GB Dual 1866 CL9

HDD: Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Sata Hard Drive

PSU(PowerSupply): Seasonic 750W M12II Bronze EVO Power Supply

CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler

Thanks for the feedback guys :) 
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August 5, 2014 6:17:45 PM

jpmanila said:
Just an update, the rig was assembled and I am really satisfied with the results, here's to 2-5 years of good gaming

Case/Chassis: Enermax Ostrog USB 3.0

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.50-3.90GHz Haswell

GPU: Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X OC 4GB GDDR5

Motherboard: MSI Z97 Gaming 3 Motherboard

RAM: Gskill RipjawsX 8GB Dual 1866 CL9

HDD: Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Sata Hard Drive

PSU(PowerSupply): Seasonic 750W M12II Bronze EVO Power Supply

CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler

Thanks for the feedback guys :) 


Very nice. Have fun.
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