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Anonymous
November 1, 2010 4:12:17 PM

Hello,
I'd like to get your opinions on the following system:
Intel Core i5 760 Socket 1156 8MB 95W 2.8Ghz Tray
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2
Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3
Elixir 4GB Kit (2GBx2) DDR3 1333Mhz
GainWard GeForce GTX470 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe
LG GH22 SATA x 22 Black
Cooler Master 690 Black
SeaSonic M12II 520Watt 80Plus Bronze

Thanks in advance.

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November 1, 2010 4:16:55 PM

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Hello,
I'd like to get your opinions on the following system:
Intel Core i5 760 Socket 1156 8MB 95W 2.8Ghz Tray
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2
Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3
Elixir 4GB Kit (2GBx2) DDR3 1333Mhz
GainWard GeForce GTX470 1280MB GDDR5 PCIe
LG GH22 SATA x 22 Black
Cooler Master 690 Black
SeaSonic M12II 520Watt 80Plus Bronze

Thanks in advance.


Get the i5-750, 15 bucks cheaper and you can OC it to match the 760 even with the stock HSF

The RAM you have picked out is not very reliable as far as I know, I'd go with G.Skill, if not that then Mushkin

Ive never heard of "GainWard", sounds pretty cheap to me so get a more reliable brand

Instead of a 520 from SeaSonic, get a 550W from Corsair

You also don't really need a cooler unless you plan on overclocking past 3 GHz, and if you are planning on it, Id recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212+
November 1, 2010 4:24:17 PM

reaper2794 said:
Get the i5-750, 15 bucks cheaper and you can OC it to match the 760 even with the stock HSF

The RAM you have picked out is not very reliable as far as I know, I'd go with G.Skill, if not that then Mushkin

Ive never heard of "GainWard", sounds pretty cheap to me so get a more reliable brand

Instead of a 520 from SeaSonic, get a 550W from Corsair

You also don't really need a cooler unless you plan on overclocking past 3 GHz, and if you are planning on it, Id recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212+


+^1 :)  totally right
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Anonymous
November 1, 2010 4:30:17 PM

reaper2794 said:
Get the i5-750, 15 bucks cheaper and you can OC it to match the 760 even with the stock HSF

The RAM you have picked out is not very reliable as far as I know, I'd go with G.Skill, if not that then Mushkin

Ive never heard of "GainWard", sounds pretty cheap to me so get a more reliable brand

Instead of a 520 from SeaSonic, get a 550W from Corsair

You also don't really need a cooler unless you plan on overclocking past 3 GHz, and if you are planning on it, Id recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212+

Yeah, thought it wouldn't matter if I pick the cheapest ones, guess I was wrong :p 
Is Leadtek reliable?

Also, I want the pc to be as silent and cool as possible.
Is this system supposed to be silent and cool? What can I add/change to improve it?

And as for overclocking, would I benefit from overclocking the cpu and the graphics card?
Cause from what I've read, the cpu is not limiting the graphics card, therefore there is no point in overclocking it (at least currently),
and overclocking the graphics card also wouldn't make a lot of a difference.
Is that correct?

Thanks! :) 
November 1, 2010 4:46:34 PM

OCing the CPU a lil is super easy with even the stock heatsink and fan

The graphics card, you COULD OC it, although it'll generate much more heat compared to a OCing your CPU I believe, it won't give you too much of a boost unless you OC it like a decent amount, but you'd have to make sure the video card stays cool

and no I dont trust Leadtek either, anything with "tek" sucks lmfao
Anonymous
November 1, 2010 5:04:50 PM

reaper2794 said:
OCing the CPU a lil is super easy with even the stock heatsink and fan

The graphics card, you COULD OC it, although it'll generate much more heat compared to a OCing your CPU I believe, it won't give you too much of a boost unless you OC it like a decent amount, but you'd have to make sure the video card stays cool

and no I dont trust Leadtek either, anything with "tek" sucks lmfao

Well, then what about Zotac/Twintech/Sparkle/Palit, and also Gigabyte, which I'm sure would be ok :) 
I have another question, in this post, he says that it is better to buy the 6850 and then oc it, and that the performance would be the same as the 6870.
Is that correct to your opinion?
November 1, 2010 6:01:09 PM

All great brands, not sure about Sparkle though, and I figure you should be able to OC the 6850, dunno how close it'll get to 6870
Anonymous
November 1, 2010 7:39:53 PM

reaper2794 said:
All great brands, not sure about Sparkle though, and I figure you should be able to OC the 6850, dunno how close it'll get to 6870

Well, I'm currently thinking on getting the 6870 eventually (PowerColor).
What do you think?
Oh, and as for the PSU, the Corsair is too expensive.
What about one of these:
SeaSonic M12II 520Watt 80Plus Bronze
SeaSonic M12II 620Watt 80Plus Bronze
SeaSonic S12II-620 620Watt 80Plus Bronze
SeaSonic S12II-520 520Watt 80Plus Bronze
Or maybe OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W PSU 80Plus Modular?
November 1, 2010 7:43:25 PM

Uh, PLEASE stay away from PowerColor

bro, you gotta stay away from the cheap brands, and if you want a cheaper PSU don't go for a modular

You get what you pay for, if you wanna cheap out you'll get cheap products

Seasonic isn't too horrible as far as I know, but Id go with a nice brand like Antec or Corsair, XFX etc
Anonymous
November 1, 2010 7:53:16 PM

reaper2794 said:
Uh, PLEASE stay away from PowerColor

bro, you gotta stay away from the cheap brands, and if you want a cheaper PSU don't go for a modular

You get what you pay for, if you wanna cheap out you'll get cheap products

Seasonic isn't too horrible as far as I know, but Id go with a nice brand like Antec or Corsair, XFX etc

Well, the thing is I live in Israel, and there aren't many choices here lol.
The only reasonable priced 6870s are PowerColor's and Sapphire's.
I can add some more and take the Corsair PSU, but the normal companies' 6870 costs like $100 or $150 more :|

Correction: PowerColor and Sapphire are the ONLY ones.
November 1, 2010 7:58:32 PM

Well take Sapphire? That's a great brand...

OCZ will be ok I guess, but I've never liked em, I mean a cheap PSU and it's modular, what can ya expect
Anonymous
November 1, 2010 8:41:08 PM

reaper2794 said:
Well take Sapphire? That's a great brand...

OCZ will be ok I guess, but I've never liked em, I mean a cheap PSU and it's modular, what can ya expect

OK, I eventually found a store that sells corsair for a cheaper price.
Here are the final specs:
Intel Core i5-760 Tray (there's no 750)
Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3
G.Skill DDR3 4096MB (2048MBx2) 1333Mhz CL 9-9-9-24 NQ
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD6870 1024MB DDR5 PCIe
LG GSA-GH22L X22 SATA DVD
CoolerMaster CM 690
Antec TruePower 550W
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus

Is it fine?
Any other recommendations?
Thanks :) 
November 1, 2010 8:42:30 PM

Much MUCH better, may I ask what brand of RAM? Like I mentioned before, I recommend G.Skill or Mushkin as would everyone else on this forum
Anonymous
November 1, 2010 8:55:22 PM

reaper2794 said:
Much MUCH better, may I ask what brand of RAM? Like I mentioned before, I recommend G.Skill or Mushkin as would everyone else on this forum

Yeah, it's G.Skill, look carefully ;) 
It actually costs about $150 more than I initially expected, but I guess I have no choice.
Thank you very much for all the help! :) 
November 1, 2010 8:57:37 PM

Oh you're right my bad bro, and of course.

To be honest bro, that 150 will pay off, I mean anyone here can EASILY half the prices by choosing low quality brands, but you get what you pay for like I said. That build will be great for you.
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