Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Opinion, suggestions and modifications about my new computer

Last response: in Components
Share
November 25, 2010 8:37:18 PM

Hi all,
This is my first post and I would like to benefit from your experience about the following components, regarding performance, compatibility and if a better substitute for a component is available (in the same price range):

Processor : Intel® Core™ i5-760 2.8GHz Processor

Cpu Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus

Motherboards : ASUS P7P55D-E PRO - LGA 1156

VGA CARD : EVGA GeForce GTX 460 768MB SC + HDMI cable

RAM : OCZ Platinum Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 Kit

Hard disk : Western Digital (WD) Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 64MB cache

Cases : Cooler Master HAF 922 Mid Tower

Power Supplies : OCZ Fatal1ty 700W PSU

DVD : 22x DVD RW DL LightScribe

Monitors : Samsung SyncMaster P2370MS 23 inch LCD monitor

KB & Mouse : Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop 1000 (B5Q-00035)

Thanks
November 26, 2010 12:06:30 AM

RAM:
I read that the CL is more important than the mHz, i could get the
"CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 CL9 Dual Memory Kit ", is it better?? (the OCZ are CL7, 1333)

Power Supply:
"Cooler Master GX750 750w PSU" Or "HEC Cougar 750W PSU" are the two available, kindly advise...
Related resources
November 26, 2010 12:11:36 AM

Frankly, I don't like either psu much - your original Fatl1ty is better. You don't need 7xxW for this rig, unless you are protecting yourself to add a second vidcard. If not, go down to 520W Seasonic or Corsair.

Neither CL nor speed matters much for gaming. If you are OCing the cpu, get 1600 cl9. If not OCing, get 1333 CL9. If, by chance, a CL7 kit from a quality vendor is within a few dollars of either one, you could choose that kit. But you will not notice the change in performance.
November 26, 2010 1:13:41 AM

With ram, you also need to make sure that you get even timings.. Some manufactures just market the lowest CAS timing wherein the full timing layout is something like 7-8-7-24.. Avoid them.. Best to opt for memory with uniform timings such as 8-8-8-24
November 26, 2010 8:01:51 PM

Will change the vga, stick to PS and check for memory with uniform timings...

Thanks a lot
!