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May 30, 2012 5:26:42 PM

Well here are my plans for a gaming/browsing computer. Spent a lot of time reading about different components!

Case: Corsair 600t (with mesh side panel, DEMCiflex magnetic dust filter, 4x120mm fans not sure brand/type)

CPU: I7 3770k w/moderate 24/7 OC

Heatsink: Noctua NH-D14

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-v Pro

Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card (eventually may go sli)

RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16 gig (4x4) 2133 mhz desktop kit 993997

SSD: Samsung 830 MZ-7PC256B/WW 256 gig SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB

Optical Drive: ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

PSU: OCZ ZX Series 1000W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance Power Supply

DISPLAY: ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

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May 30, 2012 5:34:16 PM

I'm not familiar with that RAM. I suggest you stick with GSKILL or Kingston.

Also, that PSU is a little overkill, unless you plan on SLI down the road. Nonetheless, that's an excellent unit.

Otherwise, this is an exceptional build.
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May 30, 2012 5:38:25 PM

The ram i don't think it is good, mushkin has very low standard get something popular like G.SKILL ripjaws x series. Btw system seems super power.
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May 30, 2012 6:32:00 PM

Mushkin won out on a toms hardware memory shootout awhile back for that kit, all the reviews seem positive (both pro and consumer reviews) and the price is unbeatable. Sli is a possibility, so i spec'd out a 1kw unit.
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May 30, 2012 6:45:20 PM

Mushkin is just fine for a RAM brand.
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May 30, 2012 6:45:48 PM

Drop to 3570K since 3770k brings nothing to the gaming table.

Do you need bells and whistles on Pro mobo? Have you looked at the LE?

Unless you do a RAM disk of some kind, anything over 8GB will not be used (max used is normally around 4-5GB). Also, there's no real-world difference if you get 1.5V 1600MHz RAM at 9-9-9-24.

Again if only gaming and surfing the HDD is not needed. If you want to back up your SSD, get a cheap 500GB HDD.

THe PSU is overkill unless you go tri-SLI. Max you need is 750W, could go 850W if you really feel you need to.

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May 30, 2012 7:54:07 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Drop to 3570K since 3770k brings nothing to the gaming table.

Do you need bells and whistles on Pro mobo? Have you looked at the LE?

Unless you do a RAM disk of some kind, anything over 8GB will not be used (max used is normally around 4-5GB). Also, there's no real-world difference if you get 1.5V 1600MHz RAM at 9-9-9-24.

Again if only gaming and surfing the HDD is not needed. If you want to back up your SSD, get a cheap 500GB HDD.

THe PSU is overkill unless you go tri-SLI. Max you need is 750W, could go 850W if you really feel you need to.



Hmm,

well I already bought the mobo and cpu, and I got them for with a heavy discount at a local store. I do keep a lot of music and movies on my computer so I would like having 1 tb, plus the difference in price between 0.5 and 1 tb is like $30.

Is 1000w really overkill for dual overclocked gtx670's

Would 16gb of 2133mhz ram make the system more future proof than 8 gigs of 1600?
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May 30, 2012 7:55:35 PM

It is 250W overkill.
No, it won't. You won't even be utilizing over 1600 MHz.
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May 30, 2012 9:29:04 PM

Ah OK :)  combo deal is a good thing!

Didn't see movies/music in your original post so by all means snag a HDD.

Unless you can point to a specific app (not game) you need to run that is memory bandwidth sensitive, 1600, 1.5V is the way to go. If you can spare the money, 16GB is fine but it's certainly overkill for the forseeable future.

Two 670s overclocked, a 3770K overclocked, plus random system components *might* pull 600W so 750W is a nice buffer. You could go 850W if the trend reverses and some GPUs come along that start creeping back up in power consumption.
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May 31, 2012 6:20:48 PM

Ok, so I ordered all the parts. Ended up going with a g.skill 16 gig 1600mhz 1.5v 9-9-9-24 kit that was $90, and I bought the 1kw power supply even though everybody said it was way overkill. I like power :p 
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