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Accidentally bought the wrong Mobo, does it matter?

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September 1, 2014 8:52:42 AM

I accidentally bought the Msi Z87m Gaming (Micro-atx) when I meant to buy the Z97m gaming instead. It's due to arrive tomorrow and I'm wondering if it matters if I just keep it?

This is my complete build:

Psu: Coolermaster VS-Series 550W Semi Modular 80+ Gold Power supply
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/glenifir/saved/gjddnQ and this

The only reason I can think of is that it will allow me to maybe upgrade stuff more in the future or something? Honestly, I'm ok with this build for a few years with the only upgrade being a SSD at some point, and maybe a fan controller.

the beast will run anything 60fps on med-ultra graphics for years ;) 

also, what do you guys think of my build? did I do anything wrong? it's my first build.

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September 1, 2014 9:02:44 AM

seeing you went with the 4670 chip you should be fine and that board will give you good service the extras between the z87 and 97 are not that great for the parts you got unlees you wanted to go for the m2 drive down the road z87 don't support it and that may just be a thrill item for some time until it gets more mainstream [opinion]
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September 1, 2014 9:02:58 AM

Nah, I think you'll be happy.

This link has a review of the board and an i7-4770K and its overlcocking, so you should be good with the I5-4670K.

http://www.pureoverclock.com/Review-detail/msi-z87m-gam...

No SSD? You can't do that to this build, spend the cash and give it some love !
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September 1, 2014 9:03:01 AM

Yeah, you're good. They both support LGA 1150 socket which is what your cpu is. A SSD upgrade shouldn't be an issue either.
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September 1, 2014 9:14:20 AM

das_stig said:
Nah, I think you'll be happy.

This link has a review of the board and an i7-4770K and its overlcocking, so you should be good with the I5-4670K.

http://www.pureoverclock.com/Review-detail/msi-z87m-gam...

No SSD? You can't do that to this build, spend the cash and give it some love !


haha, yeah. I think SSDs are a bit too pricey ATM but maybe in a year or so I'll be able to afford a nice 256-500gb one. This pc is breaking my bank as it is and a good SSD would add like 10-20% more to the price of it lol. Ahh, but cutting loading times down by 70-80% will be sweet when I can afford it :L
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September 1, 2014 9:16:54 AM

I think you will be ok.
From a performance point of view, I see nothing wrong with Z87.
Broadwell upgrade is not there, but nothing else.

I would not buy that psu. Coolermaster is iffy quality, and you want more like a 600w psu for a GTX780.
I might buy this Seasonic 620w unit:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s...
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September 1, 2014 9:24:17 AM

geofelt said:
I think you will be ok.
From a performance point of view, I see nothing wrong with Z87.
Broadwell upgrade is not there, but nothing else.

I would not buy that psu. Coolermaster is iffy quality, and you want more like a 600w psu for a GTX780.
I might buy this Seasonic 620w unit:
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s...


Yeah, I did a ton of research into what psu to get. My system shouldn't be pulling more than 400watts at any point since I'm only going to do a light overclock and I'm deffo no going sli. A psu generally runs better at about 75% capacity so 550x.75= 412. What I found with getting a quality PSU is that it's pretty hard to pick a brand and brands like corsair have terrible PSUs at the bottom and Great ones at the top.

for this PSU I think I must have read a stunning review somewhere, I can't remember where though. I've bought it and it is of high quality, silent etc. Hopefully I haven't fucked my life by getting this PSU lol.
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September 1, 2014 9:27:01 AM

I don't recall that vs/cx psu to be all that good you should want to find better build quality in one
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September 1, 2014 9:51:39 AM

junkeymonkey said:
I don't recall that vs/cx psu to be all that good you should want to find better build quality in one


ahh fuck, I can't find any information online about the Vs series :/  i read this review http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/psus/2014/06/20/550w-6... and it's obviously the V SERIES. what is the vs series? is it equivalent to the cx series because fuck that shit, I'll just send it back and buy a different one.

thanks for the suggestions of other PSUs. Can you find anything about the vs series because I can't. this is the coolermaster site http://www.coolermaster.com/ and this is where I bought the PSU http://www.ebuyer.com/584152-coolermaster-vs-series-550...

ohh is the VS series just the V semi-modular series? because if so, then we are all good right? and that review I posted is relevant? because there is a lot of good stuff about the V series on a brief skim of the internet :)  ?

thanks if you took the time to look through these :) 
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September 1, 2014 10:00:16 AM

the thing to look at is whats inside like is it made with 1st tier parts or 2ed and 3ed ?? look over sites like these

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

hardware secrets and tecpowerup also give disassembly reviews that will point out sub standard parts
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September 1, 2014 10:11:49 AM

junkeymonkey said:
the thing to look at is whats inside like is it made with 1st tier parts or 2ed and 3ed ?? look over sites like these

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

hardware secrets and tecpowerup also give disassembly reviews that will point out sub standard parts


thanks for the replies. Turns out the Vs series is just the V series but semi-modular. It's made by seasonic but has better bearings I think. It's a decent power supply and definitely way above the Corsair Cx Series lol. YOU WORRIED ME. I've already ordered it a few days ago and am glad don't need to go through the hasstle of sending it back :) 
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September 1, 2014 10:21:59 AM

Yes, there are major differences between the V and VS lineup. The V series are made by Seasonic and are extreme high quality. The VS are made by Enhance Electronics. They are still very good quality units. Can't go wrong with either really, but the V series is a step up for sure.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2278038/differen...

as I said you got to be sure on these things the 650w may be seasonic but the lesser ones may not
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