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July 12, 2012 5:04:29 PM

This is my final Hardware's for my new PC, plz check Compatibility & your opinion
My uses : 3D Programs, Database & some games

CPU : Core i7-2600k
MOBO : ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Vega : EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB
SSD : Plextor M3 Series PX-128M3 2.5" 128GB
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 1TB
RAM : G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4) 1866
PSU : HEC Cougar CMX 700W
Screen : ASUS VE247H 23.6"
Case : Cooler Master Haf 932 Advanced
BD : LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE

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July 12, 2012 6:36:44 PM

I definitely agree that the PSU is a poor choice. Corsair or Seasonic is what you should go with.
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July 12, 2012 9:42:26 PM

id change the CPU to a i7 3770k because they are faster and have a few more features

id change the ram to 1600mhz cl9 gskill ares. 1866mhz ram has no benefits unless they are within 2-3 dollars more than the 1600mhz ram

for the power supply, id go with a xfx xxx 750w. get them at ncix.com as they are 109.99 after MIR. comes with dirt 3 and far cry 2 if they are relevant to you

for the monitor, id just get something like a asus vs228h-p since it has the same resolution is only 139.99 dollars
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July 12, 2012 11:37:43 PM

nekulturny said:
Decent foundation, but poor choice in power supply. Hardware secrets checked it out, it has voltage regulation issues.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cougar-CMX-700-W...

Consider a comparable model from Corsair like a TX650/750v2 or a CX600 even should be enough for that build.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

*smooches*
-Lance Bass


g-unit1111 said:
I definitely agree that the PSU is a poor choice. Corsair or Seasonic is what you should go with.


I convinced with you & i'll change the PSU to CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W
but if it's enough in SLI?

TheBigTroll said:
id change the CPU to a i7 3770k because they are faster and have a few more features

id change the ram to 1600mhz cl9 gskill ares. 1866mhz ram has no benefits unless they are within 2-3 dollars more than the 1600mhz ram

for the power supply, id go with a xfx xxx 750w. get them at ncix.com as they are 109.99 after MIR. comes with dirt 3 and far cry 2 if they are relevant to you

for the monitor, id just get something like a asus vs228h-p since it has the same resolution is only 139.99 dollars


- i compared between 2600K & 3770K, i found that 3370K better in 3 thing (Speed, Integrated Graphics & support to PCIe 3.0), but it's less in OC cuz of increasing in TEMP.
for speed : oc 2600k will cancel this feature
for PCIe 3.0 : the loss Just in SLI will be about 2-4% for GTX 670
for Integrated Graphics : i think that's the only thing that i can feel it (may be GTX 670cover that)
so for difference in price $50 i think 2600K is better for performance/Price

- for Ram 1600 mhz ok, i agree with you

- for Monitor, the difference in price $190 & $150 = $40, ASUS VE247H better in
Brightness=330cd/me vs 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio=10,000,000:1 (ASCR) vs 50000000:1 (ASCR)
Response Time=2ms vs 5ms
Screen Size=23.6" vs 21.5"
Built-in Speakers
so i think it's better

for the power supply, it's so expensive $138 than CORSAIR 600W $70 about $68
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July 13, 2012 12:21:41 AM

1: ivy bridge at 4.2ghz is as fast as sandy bridge at 4.5ghz. ivy bridge at that speed wont even need voltage increase to reach that. that means you dont get the extra heat. a 4.5ghz sandy bridge would most likely produce more heat than a ivy bridge at 4.2ghz

2:the brightness is almost useless. at 300cd/m2, it is like staring at a lightbulb. 250cd/m2 would be more than enough for most users. contrast ratio is DYNAMIC meaning that it can be endless because they compare the dynamic difference between black and white. if you want a good monitor, get a ips display. response times is another thing. you wont even notice the difference between a 5ms and 2ms response time other than when you are watching extremely fast action movies (8ms is the typical response time for a HDTV so i dont see lag there)

screen size: the bigger the screen, the lower the pixel density it is=less detail.

the power supply is 119.99 at ncix. it is more expensive because it has more quality, more eifficency and it is semi-modular making cabling much easier. 600w wont support a 670 SLI
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July 13, 2012 5:20:47 AM

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1: ivy bridge at 4.2ghz is as fast as sandy bridge at 4.5ghz. ivy bridge at that speed wont even need voltage increase to reach that. that means you dont get the extra heat. a 4.5ghz sandy bridge would most likely produce more heat than a ivy bridge at 4.2ghz


Thats probably accurate, however, Ivy Bridge doesn't impress me at all because it costs more, and when you overclock, it uses just as much power as Sandy. Even stock vs stock, the savings in power consumption in your electric bill would take you a year or two to break even on.

As far as the XFX PSU you recommended, its SeaSonic made, just like the Corsair TX series, can't go wrong either way.


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I convinced with you & i'll change the PSU to CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W
but if it's enough in SLI?


For an SLI of 2 GTX 670s, I would shoot for a 750 watt or even 850 just to be on the safe side. Corsair TX750v2 and TX850v2 models respectively.
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July 13, 2012 11:25:59 AM

actually from what i heard, the tx and hx series are made by CWT now. seasonic now only makes the ax series and some of the older models of the hx
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July 13, 2012 11:33:16 AM

Negative. The CXv2 series are made by CWT. TXv2 series are Seasonic. HX series I do not know about.
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July 13, 2012 5:37:42 PM

what is the better for 2600k
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
ASRock Z77 Extreme4
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July 13, 2012 5:52:02 PM

Doesn't matter. Z77 has features a 2600K can't use (PCI 3.0), which is quite frankly pointless at this point in time.
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