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August 16, 2014 8:27:52 AM

Hello people,
I wanted to ask you if this is a good gaming setup: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zzdMMp and if I would also be able to overclock with the cooling systems I've chosen(I will do the CPU definitely and eventually the GPU) and maybe some tips or even easy ways to do it(I've heard that some Motherboards have an In-built overclocking function).
Best regards,
Moritz

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August 16, 2014 8:42:34 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.67 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($198.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1290.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-16 11:42 EDT-0400

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August 16, 2014 8:47:20 AM

Hmm there are 2 things I don't like about your configuration:
1. Windows 8, because I don't like it but you can still easily change it
And
2.I don't really know but I think for the price it would be better to get the r9 290 and an ssd for the better and smoother system start and running than to get the 780
Best regards
Moritz
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August 16, 2014 8:53:36 AM

chiliNknives said:
Hmm there are 2 things I don't like about your configuration:
1. Windows 8, because I don't like it but you can still easily change it
And
2.I don't really know but I think for the price it would be better to get the r9 290 and an ssd for the better and smoother system start and running than to get the 780
Best regards
Moritz


Ok, Get windows 7 that's not a big deal, The r9 290 is a very slight bit faster and cheaper, However it runs kinda loud and pretty hot compared to the 780 so it is your choice but in all fairness I would wait for the 800 series since they are going to be faster
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August 16, 2014 8:58:16 AM

The thing you are talking about is the reference card, or have you seen any video about the version I took, because there it was even a little bit quieter than a 780ti(non reference but can't remember the firm now) and the ssd would be a big advantage
When do the 800series come out? And I think that they will be even more expensive at the beginning, and the problem is I wanted to have my computer in the next month, better earlier, because I am in an exchange year and don't have an own pc here and the computers my host family has are not even able to play league of legends
Best regards
Moritz
Ps: the Psc+ r9 290 I picked runs at full load benchmarks and similar things at about 70°C afaik
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August 16, 2014 9:13:12 AM

So after your changes and my wishes about it this would be the state of the moment pc:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($198.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card ($349.60 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1260.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-16 12:11 EDT-0400
Best regards
Moritz
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August 16, 2014 9:37:09 AM

chiliNknives said:
So after your changes and my wishes about it this would be the state of the moment pc:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($198.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card ($349.60 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1260.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-16 12:11 EDT-0400
Best regards
Moritz


I would say it looks pretty good, I would go for it
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a b 4 Gaming
August 16, 2014 9:53:20 AM

Made some changs that imo are better,

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.67 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Prime SD1484 90.3 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($198.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card ($349.60 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($66.66 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1261.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-16 12:50 EDT-0400

Changed the ram/cooler/ssd (256gb's and a good one too)/hdd/psu,
for a gold rated psu would the next be good too,
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-power-supply-p...
or for the best as it is right now but more expensive,
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2075...

If you don't like the ssd could you get the samsung evo 250gb version for the same price as your choice.

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August 16, 2014 10:46:25 AM

I am ine with those changes but I have no idea which cooler is the better one, as haven't read enough about this theme and a quick search didn't result in many answers so I'll just assume the choice to be good for now.
As about the RAM change I don't think that I'm going to need that afaik as I have seen that OCing reduces the speed, the RAM can run at and that 1866Mhz and mostly even 1600MHz should be enough as it won't be able to exceed far over that anyways, if I'm wrong correct me, but also give me a reason pls. Another thing is the little compatiblity problem in between CPU and RAM in your configuration(taken from pcpartpicker):The G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory operating voltage of 1.6V exceeds the Intel Haswell Refresh CPU recommended maximum of 1.5V+5% (1.575V). This memory module may run at a reduced clock rate to meet the 1.5V voltage recommendation, or may require running at a voltage greater than the Intel recommended maximum.
Best regards Moritz
PS: To the SSD I've seen that the Samsung Pro would be faster but I guess that it doesn't make too big of a differnce
Edit: And I don't think that 300 more watts of Power Supply than the normally needed Power supply are a thing I have to invest to IMO
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August 17, 2014 4:01:52 AM

For the cooler look at some reviews.the one i chose is imo better,quieter and easier to install.
For the ram,
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1719438/haswel...
Tradesman1 knows his stuff.He somewhere says this,

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many don't have a clue about DRAM and look at their mobo specs, there's questions all the time like hey my mobo can run 2400 sticks, why won't mine work and they are running an I3 or locked i5/i7 which CAN'T run 2400 (which is why most all DRAM speeds on mobo list show an '(OC)' beside the DRAM freq for 1866 - Most think that means they have to OC the DRAM....wrong....it means an OC of the CPU may/is required.

Read the entire topic.


The ssd's i proposed are bigger,as good and about as quick,in normal daily situations will you not see the difference.For the same price!
You chose a 650watt psu,i just put 100watts on top of that,it's not going to make a huge difference,maybe that efficiency will be a bit worse on idle loads.
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