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March 9, 2012 12:32:51 PM

Hello,

I want to buy the specifications below. Can you suggest a good 8 GB RAW & Power Supply for me. please ?!

- Asus Rampage IV Extreme
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
- Intel Core i7-3820

Best Regards,
Q8Xbox
March 9, 2012 1:14:46 PM

Ok, let see is this a good & compatible PC spec:

- Asus Rampage IV Extreme
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
- Intel Core i7-3820
- Corsair 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3 2133 MHz (PC3 17000)
- eXtreme Power Plus 550W
- Cooler Master X6 CPU Cooler
- WD Caviar Black 2TB

I have two questions:
1-Is it necessary to buy CPU Cooler or not...?!
2- Is there any suggestion spec to reduce the total price without changing The Motherboard, CPU & HHD...?!

Best Regards,
Q8Xbox
March 9, 2012 1:21:20 PM

You shouldn't need a CPU cooler just because it comes with a stock fan but if you plan on running your CPU under heavy load I would consider it.
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March 9, 2012 2:14:23 PM

uh, why would u buy sb-e cpu if you ain't gonna sli? the only 'benefit' you get from 3820 over 2600k is extra pci-e lanes which are only useful if you gonna do 3/4-way sli/crossfire, and quad channel ram which has pretty questionable uses (i assume this is a gaming rig since you picked up gtx570)

note that i put 'benefit' under quotation marks because sb-e chip doesn't include hd graphics, hence no quick sync which is amazing for video encoding

let's not forget the limited overclocking options on 3820 (dealing with not too flexible bins; getting over 4,3ghz is luck based)

anyways, what i'm trying to say is that you're much better off with 2500k/2600k; cpu costs less, motherboard costs less, and you can use that cash u save on a better gpu

edit: oh and if you plan on buying such a high end pc, don't even think about using stock cooler, or atleast don't tell anyone you are

here's what i'd change to get alot more for the money:

1) cpu - i7 2600k
2) mobo - asrock z68 gen3 extreme4 (extreme3 is ~40-50$ cheaper and lacks 3rd pci-e slot, 3rd and 4th usb3.0 ports and 3rd and 4th sata3 ports which are only beneficial to ssd drives, so quite useless if you won't have more than 2 ssds)
3) gpu - radeon 7870 (same price as gtx570, performs better, draws less power; benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...) or better (r7970 if you want/can afford), since you'll have spare money going down from x79 platform to z68
4) psu - 650w corsair/xfx/antec (i don't know much about the brand you picked); ~750-800w if you plan on doing sli/crossfire later on
5) ram - 1600/1866mhz is enough really, corsair is good choice (g.skill/mushkin are viable alternatives)
6) storage - get an 120/128gb ssd and a couple of 1tb wdc black drives - more drives = bigger lung capacity if you get what i'm saying (less bottlenecking on data transfering)
7) cpu cooler - a) coolermaster hyper 212 evo -best bang for your buck; b) noctua nh-d14 - best performance air cooler on the market (at double the price)
March 9, 2012 2:37:16 PM

Soda-88 said:
uh, why would u buy sb-e cpu if you ain't gonna sli? the only 'benefit' you get from 3820 over 2600k is extra pci-e lanes which are only useful if you gonna do 3/4-way sli/crossfire, and quad channel ram which has pretty questionable uses (i assume this is a gaming rig since you picked up gtx570)

note that i put 'benefit' under quotation marks because sb-e chip doesn't include hd graphics, hence no quick sync which is amazing for video encoding

let's not forget the limited overclocking options on 3820 (dealing with not too flexible bins; getting over 4,3ghz is luck based)

anyways, what i'm trying to say is that you're much better off with 2500k/2600k; cpu costs less, motherboard costs less, and you can use that cash u save on a better gpu

edit: oh and if you plan on buying such a high end pc, don't even think about using stock cooler, or atleast don't tell anyone you are

here's what i'd change to get alot more for the money:

1) cpu - i7 2600k
2) mobo - asrock z68 gen3 extreme4 (extreme3 is ~40-50$ cheaper and lacks 3rd pci-e slot, 3rd and 4th usb3.0 ports and 3rd and 4th sata3 ports which are only beneficial to ssd drives, so quite useless if you won't have more than 2 ssds)
3) gpu - radeon 7870 (same price as gtx570, performs better, draws less power; benchmarks: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...) or better (r7970 if you want/can afford), since you'll have spare money going down from x79 platform to z68
4) psu - 650w corsair/xfx/antec (i don't know much about the brand you picked); ~750-800w if you plan on doing sli/crossfire later on
5) ram - 1600/1866mhz is enough really, corsair is good choice (g.skill/mushkin are viable alternatives)
6) storage - get an 120/128gb ssd and a couple of 1tb wdc black drives - more drives = bigger lung capacity if you get what i'm saying (less bottlenecking on data transfering)
7) cpu cooler - a) coolermaster hyper 212 evo -best bang for your buck; b) noctua nh-d14 - best performance air cooler on the market (at double the price)

if its only for gaming, i'd change the i7 to an i5 2500k
March 9, 2012 2:49:37 PM

^ hyper threading comes in handy if you fraps/stream and 2600k will probably outlast 2500k by atleast a year

besides op seems to be sitting on quite a hefty budget since he planned on chucking out $450 on just a motherboard
March 9, 2012 2:51:43 PM

he hasn't mentioned that he's going to record at all, and $100 seems like a lot of money for an upgrade that won't make that much of a difference unless he does
a b ) Power supply
March 9, 2012 3:13:40 PM

Q8Xbox said:
Ok, let see is this a good & compatible PC spec:

- Asus Rampage IV Extreme
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
- Intel Core i7-3820
- Corsair 16 GB (4 x 4 GB) DDR3 2133 MHz (PC3 17000)
- eXtreme Power Plus 550W
- Cooler Master X6 CPU Cooler
- WD Caviar Black 2TB

I have two questions:
1-Is it necessary to buy CPU Cooler or not...?!
2- Is there any suggestion spec to reduce the total price without changing The Motherboard, CPU & HHD...?!

Best Regards,
Q8Xbox


mobo is highly overpriced and has unnecessary features.instead of LGA2011 with a slower gpu it's better to get 1155 with 7970.
8gb is more than enough for gaming as well as multi tasking.
psu is complete crap.xfx 550w is a way better choice.

better option as you are building a new rig,close this thread and make another one in systems section.
tell me your max budget and fill this-
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
March 9, 2012 4:51:34 PM

Thanks guys for the advice. I appreciate your help...

Ok, how about this spec:
- Asus P8 Z68-V Pro
- Intel i7-2600k
- Corsair Vengeance Blu 8 GB (2X4 GB)
- WD HHD 2TB
- Corsair Professional Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Certified
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570

Best Regards,
Q8Xbox
March 9, 2012 5:21:39 PM

looks alot better when it comes to price/performance ratio

you should consider getting an ssd to go along with the hdd if you can afford, it's ridiculous how much more responsive your system is with it
a b ) Power supply
March 9, 2012 5:28:06 PM

Q8Xbox said:
Thanks guys for the advice. I appreciate your help...

Ok, how about this spec:
- Asus P8 Z68-V Pro
- Intel i7-2600k
- Corsair Vengeance Blu 8 GB (2X4 GB)
- WD HHD 2TB
- Corsair Professional Series 650-Watt 80 Plus Certified
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570

Best Regards,
Q8Xbox


wise choice.2500k>2600k for gaming.
wait for 7870.it's newer,cooler,less power hungry and faster than a gtx 570.
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