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November 18, 2012 8:21:48 AM

Hello everyone,

I am building a new rig primarily for games. Not an extreme gaming rig jst something to keep me going.. My system specs are;

1. Intel i5 3570K (I do plan on overclocking bt nothing extreme)
2. Asrock z77 Extreme 4
3. CM Hyper 212 Evo
4. Msi Gtx 670 PE ( I dnt plan on SLI)
5. 8GB @ 1600 G.Skill Sniper low voltage series
6. Case CM Storm Trooper

I have finalized the Seasonic M12ii 620W..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Do you think its fine?? or is it an overkill for my system ?

Can you please suggest any other alternatives..

Thank You.

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a c 122 ) Power supply
November 18, 2012 8:47:54 AM

Great choice on video card i have two love them.
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November 18, 2012 8:48:12 AM

It's a great unit but definitely overkill for a single GPU system.
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a c 122 ) Power supply
November 18, 2012 8:50:03 AM

FinneousPJ said:
It's a great unit but definitely overkill for a single GPU system.
Agreed that why i suggested the other it's only 49.99 After MIR :o 
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November 18, 2012 10:04:27 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Great choice on video card i have two love them.


Thanks for a quick response.

Actually its my first ever build so I have no real experience at all. I picked up seasonic coz of the great things I have heard abt it. The other manufacturers people recommended me were corsair and PC Power and cooling. So if you thinks this one is as good as the other one i mentioned ill go with it.

Secondly about msi gtx 670. Is it reliable ? (Over voltage issue) Many people are telling me to go with a different brand, well some of them are telling to change the manufacturer to AMD..

Your thoughts on this please..

Thank You.
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November 18, 2012 10:14:37 AM

I would say pick GTX 670 FTW from Evga or ASUS. Personally i would choose the FTW version . It is on a 680 board and its cool.

Edit : You can always place a hydro cooper 680 to the Evga 670 . But u CANT do that on the asus version.

And about the noise The Asus one is cooler.

In term of performance the FTW wins.

http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/27432-evga-gtx-670-ft...

Not that hot.

Now the PSU

The one u selected is really good.

Gtx 670 consumes 180 W PEAK w/ some oc.

The I5 has 77W w/o OC. So lets MAKE it 100W

Now u are on 280 W add 16W ram , 15 Hdd , 15-25 Dvd = 350 W .

Let's say on future u want to SLI them (performance droped after some time lets say 1-2 years)

350W + 180W = 530 W

So a good 600 W will do good on you.

I used that antec on a build and i RMA it. It failed after 4 days.

Better get that seasonic.

PSU is the part of the PC that u should never get it "cheap".

Personally i got this Tx and its doing really goos. I wanted to take a cheap psu but cahnged my mind and now im ok with 5 years of warranty.

Seasonic has 5 years too so just get it :) 
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November 18, 2012 10:18:08 AM

Nab15 said:
Thanks for a quick response.

Actually its my first ever build so I have no real experience at all. I picked up seasonic coz of the great things I have heard abt it. The other manufacturers people recommended me were corsair and PC Power and cooling. So if you thinks this one is as good as the other one i mentioned ill go with it.

Secondly about msi gtx 670. Is it reliable ? (Over voltage issue) Many people are telling me to go with a different brand, well some of them are telling to change the manufacturer to AMD..

Your thoughts on this please..

Thank You.
If you already bought the seasonic stick with it. As for the over voltage it makes the card preform better plus you have a three year warranty.I don't have any issues with my cards. I think the whole thing is bs just read the professional reviews nobody has issues with the card other then TH. MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking $369.99 after mail in rebate for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.
Professional reviews

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-670-power...
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4779/msi_geforce_gtx_6...


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November 18, 2012 10:41:39 AM

Depending on pricing a 7970 would be better. 7970 GHz Ed. a lot better. But the GTX670 is also great.
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a c 122 ) Power supply
November 18, 2012 10:46:27 AM

Well that's true the 7970GHz would be about 5 to 10% faster then a 670
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November 18, 2012 10:53:12 AM

prototype18 said:
I would say pick GTX 670 FTW from Evga or ASUS. Personally i would choose the FTW version . It is on a 680 board and its cool.

Edit : You can always place a hydro cooper 680 to the Evga 670 . But u CANT do that on the asus version.

And about the noise The Asus one is cooler.

In term of performance the FTW wins.

http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/27432-evga-gtx-670-ft...

Not that hot.

Now the PSU

The one u selected is really good.

Gtx 670 consumes 180 W PEAK w/ some oc.

The I5 has 77W w/o OC. So lets MAKE it 100W

Now u are on 280 W add 16W ram , 15 Hdd , 15-25 Dvd = 350 W .

Let's say on future u want to SLI them (performance droped after some time lets say 1-2 years)

350W + 180W = 530 W

So a good 600 W will do good on you.

I used that antec on a build and i RMA it. It failed after 4 days.

Better get that seasonic.

PSU is the part of the PC that u should never get it "cheap".

Personally i got this Tx and its doing really goos. I wanted to take a cheap psu but cahnged my mind and now im ok with 5 years of warranty.

Seasonic has 5 years too so just get it :) 


Wow :-) Thanks for the detail explanation.

I think you are right. Better to be safe than sorry. I am going to stick with seasonic.

Hm.. Well I was thinking either the EVGA or MSI , than someone told me that MSI has the dual fan cooler which is much better than the single radial fan of the FTW and has more potential for overclocking... and than came the over voltage issue.. so kinda stuck.. bt what iv realize from reading the reviews is this that u cant go much wrong with either.. right?
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November 18, 2012 10:55:04 AM

Nab15 said:
Wow :-) Thanks for the detail explanation.

I think you are right. Better to be safe than sorry. I am going to stick with seasonic.

Hm.. Well I was thinking either the EVGA or MSI , than someone told me that MSI has the dual fan cooler which is much better than the single radial fan of the FTW and has more potential for overclocking... and than came the over voltage issue.. so kinda stuck.. bt what iv realize from reading the reviews is this that u cant go much wrong with either.. right?



I would pick EVGA or ASUS anyday vs that MSI.

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a c 122 ) Power supply
November 18, 2012 10:57:28 AM

Nab15 said:
Wow :-) Thanks for the detail explanation.

I think you are right. Better to be safe than sorry. I am going to stick with seasonic.

Hm.. Well I was thinking either the EVGA or MSI , than someone told me that MSI has the dual fan cooler which is much better than the single radial fan of the FTW and has more potential for overclocking... and than came the over voltage issue.. so kinda stuck.. bt what iv realize from reading the reviews is this that u cant go much wrong with either.. right?
You can't go wrong either way
ASUS GTX 670 TOP = Silent.
MSI GTX 670 PE = Better Overclocking.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... (670 PE OC)

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... (ASUS 670 TOP OC)

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_6... (ASUS 670 TOP Overclocking)

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_67... (MSI 670 PE Overclocking)

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_6... (ASUS 670 TOP Temperature)

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_67... (MSI 670 PE Temperature)

Pick which you care more about. Nothing is Perfect between those 2 card. If you care more about silent, I would choose ASUS, but if you care more about Overclocking, I would go for 670 PE. Both are Excellent cards skip the EVGA FTW it runs hotter and louder then other options.
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a b ) Power supply
November 18, 2012 11:03:14 AM

The first 2 links that bigcyco1 posted provides fact's that Asus is better than MSI. Look fps on games :) 
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November 18, 2012 11:26:57 AM

bigcyco1 said:
You can't go wrong either way
ASUS GTX 670 TOP = Silent.
MSI GTX 670 PE = Better Overclocking.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... (670 PE OC)

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r... (ASUS 670 TOP OC)

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_6... (ASUS 670 TOP Overclocking)

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_67... (MSI 670 PE Overclocking)

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_6... (ASUS 670 TOP Temperature)

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_geforce_gtx_67... (MSI 670 PE
Temperature)

Pick which you care more about. Nothing is Perfect between those 2 card. If you care more about silent, I would choose ASUS, but if you care more about Overclocking, I would go for 670 PE. Both are Excellent cards skip the EVGA FTW it runs hotter and louder then other options.


Thank you all for your valuable inputs. After going through the reviews iv decided that I will go ahead with the MSI PE. Bigcyco1 is absolutely right, there isnt much difference b/w these cards. And I do like the looks of MSI. If ur luck aint that gud, ull end up with a faulty card no matter wht.. Lets hope it doesn't happen to me. :-)

Once again thank you very much.

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November 18, 2012 11:27:36 AM

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a c 122 ) Power supply
November 18, 2012 11:33:51 AM

Nab15 said:
Thank you all for your valuable inputs. After going through the reviews iv decided that I will go ahead with the MSI PE. Bigcyco1 is absolutely right, there isnt much difference b/w these cards. And I do like the looks of MSI. If ur luck aint that gud, ull end up with a faulty card no matter wht.. Lets hope it doesn't happen to me. :-)

Once again thank you very much.
Your welcome! :) 
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