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May 2, 2012 5:24:12 PM

My conclusion from my first attempt of first build
Approximate Purchase Date: 7-14 Days
Budget Range: 1500- 1700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly Gaming (diablo 3 and mass effect 3)
Parts Not Required: everything except the system
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.msy.com.au
Country: Australia
Parts Preferences: by brand or type : nay
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: No
Additional Comments: I need computer that can hold for awhile 3-5 years

MoBo : G-B Z77X-UD3H
CPU : i5 3550
VGA : Saphire Radeon 7970
Memory :2x Corsair 4GB Single PC12800 (1600Mhz) CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance (Not in MSY)
SSD : Crucial 128GB SATA3 2.5" SSD M4 (not in MSY)
HDD : Seagate SATA3 1Tb
Power Supply : Antec EarthWatts-Green 750 / Corsair TX650
DVD RW : SATA Lite-oN
Case : Cooler Master HAF 912
Cooler : Coolermaster Universal Hyper 212 EVO

Total Roughly : $1500ish

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May 2, 2012 6:12:38 PM

Be very careful with RAM selection . Most of the Kinston HyperX RAM is 1.65 volt

You need 1.5 V or less
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May 2, 2012 6:19:48 PM

Probably later i would like to overclock (just a minor one as i heard that ivy bridge is hot as hell during OC but do i need a better CPU-cooler for a minor OC?) but i'm thinking to get 3550 one though? or should i go for 3450?
As for the motherboard, i need their anti-surge features on gigabyte.
For the RAM, do you have recommendation?
Does the voltage matter in RAM?
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May 3, 2012 3:59:24 AM

Should i buy 64GB SSD or 128 SSD ? (Kingston v200)
Is the 1600 on the RAM is voltage? so if it got 1333 does it mean 13v?
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May 3, 2012 5:57:07 AM

1600 or 1333 are the MHz the RAM runs at [ actually it runs at half that figure but its Double Data Rate "DDR" ]

Dont buy RAM unless you know its rated 1.5 volt or less . If you do buy RAM rated for higher voltages you void the warranty on the processor
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May 3, 2012 3:05:36 PM

it's seems everything in MSY or other shop in AUS sell high voltage RAM?
Does it say anything like low voltage/ low profile when we buy RAM?
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May 3, 2012 3:14:09 PM

i'm thinking to buy this
2x Corsair 4GB Single PC12800 (1600Mhz) CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance
I researched it in some website and it said 1.5v
Just want to make sure if it's alright with my i5 3570k?
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May 3, 2012 3:43:57 PM

ujian01 said:
i'm thinking to buy this
2x Corsair 4GB Single PC12800 (1600Mhz) CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance
I researched it in some website and it said 1.5v
Just want to make sure if it's alright with my i5 3570k?

8G Kit 1600 G.Skill Ares/Patriot Gamer2 /Ripjaws-X /AMD-Performance 54

You want either the G.Skill Ares or the G.Skill Ripjaws on that msy parts list.


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May 4, 2012 8:40:02 PM

Just updated some of my parts (Changed the SSD, RAM and Processor)
Is the power supply enough for the system ? (Not going to OC or anything)
Is there any problem with the parts before i confirm the order?
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May 5, 2012 3:23:56 AM

Hey mate. That list is shaping up well. If your not going to OC, get a H77 mobo. If you think might OC down the track, you will need a 'K' model processor on a Z77 mobo.

Not so keen on the green PSU.
MSY have the Corsair TX650 for $113... $19 extra but $ well spent IMO.

Are you thinking of a getting a HDD for extra storage. Helps your SSD from filling up with files/apps/games that don't need to be on there. You can get a Seagate 1TB from MSY for $99

RAM from MSY... You can get G.Skill Ares 1600 8GB Kit for $54. It's 1.5V and low profile.

Good luck with your build!
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May 5, 2012 2:38:02 PM

hmm, thinking to get G-B H77M-D3H, but i'm worried that it might got compatibility problem with the RAM (2x Corsair 4GB Single PC12800 (1600Mhz) CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 Vengeance ). I looked at website (official page for the board) and it's not on the list
Thinking to get my system from CPL ( www.cpl.net.au ) since they got every parts that i need.

(updated the list, forgot putting 1T HDD)
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May 6, 2012 12:21:32 AM

The only problem with that memory is those heat spreaders on the top extend out into the space where your CPU Cooler is. If that RAM is definitely the model you want, Corsair make a 'Low Profile' version that doesn't have the spiky heat spreaders on the top.

Sorry for the PCCase link... couldn't see them on CPL

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

OR... if your 100% not going to Overclock. The Intel CPU does come with a 'stock' cooler, which means you could hold off on the CM 212 Evo.
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May 9, 2012 10:04:31 AM

Best answer selected by ujian01.
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