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December 7, 2012 5:50:30 PM

I am towards the end sages of my research for my gaming pc, however I am still rather nervous when it comes to the power supply. I have heard too many stories of someone buying a power supply that then fries components.

This is the PSU I'm looking at currently:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is the rest of the components in my pc:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rmow

I can say honestly that I know very little about power supplies and I could really use the community's help. After all, I don't want this new build to become a very large, $2,000 paperweight. I appreciate your feedback, sorry for a quite possible N00Bish question..


In addition, Can anyone tell me if the H100 cpu cooler will fit in my case? Thanks.
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December 7, 2012 6:00:34 PM

Good build but I believe 8gb of ram is more than enough for a gaming build and that you have no need for a 3770k for a gaming build. You should step down to a 3570k. Let me know if you are doing something else from gaming...otherwise consider what I have said.

Edit: I can alter the build for lowering the prices (just let me know if you want me to do so), also why are you buying the ram individually? You are kind of losing money when buying 4gb ram modules @ 18.99 each when getting 4 of them.

Edit 2: This is the build I had in mind, let me know if your doing anything like video rendering or any of that fancy stuff where the i7 will be useful. In gaming there is little to no difference between the i5 3570k and i7 3770k

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.97 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 3 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($111.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 3 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($111.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VN300M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1737.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-07 15:05 EST-0500)
December 7, 2012 6:06:42 PM

socialfox said:
Good build but I believe 8gb of ram is more than enough for a gaming build and that you have no need for a 3770k for a gaming build. You should step down to a 3570k. Let me know if you are doing something else from gaming...otherwise consider what I have said.

Edit: I can alter the build for lowering the prices (just let me know if you want me to do so), also why are you buying the ram individually? You are kind of losing money when buying 4gb ram modules @ 18.99 each when getting 4 of them.




The specs I have are basically a heavily modified build I found on the internet. I do plan on using it for some minor video editing in addition to gaming (Although gaming is its #1 purpose)

If you have any suggestions for improvements or price reduction, feel free to edit my build.
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December 7, 2012 6:08:03 PM

ibshortkid94 said:
The specs I have are basically a heavily modified build I found on the internet. I do plan on using it for some minor video editing in addition to gaming (Although gaming is its #1 purpose)

If you have any suggestions for improvements or price reduction, feel free to edit my build.


Check out my post, edited it with the new build. I changed the H100 to that Phanteks cooler. That air cooler is very close in terms of temperatures to the H100. I believe it was the king of air cooling once or it still may be today...
December 7, 2012 6:19:53 PM

Thanks for the input, I'm going to look over your modifications. I think that I will implement most if not all of them.Although I still find it hard to part with the i7...
December 7, 2012 6:31:55 PM

socialfox said:
Also your video card setup may be an overkill...what resolution are you playing at? Also is this a single monitor or multiple setup?

Anyways read this thread:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/349297-28-intel-3570k...

They discuss the advantage and disadvantage.



For the moment I am running a single monitor setup, I was concerned that some games might not run as well on a single GPU. I was looking at a single GPU setup and it involved the GTX 680 Lightning edition.

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

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December 7, 2012 6:33:34 PM
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The Corsair H100 will fit the case. You are investing a lot in your parts. You should check out the new Corsair Ax860i psu. It's more efficient and allow software management of the psu. Check reviews on line.
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December 7, 2012 6:34:37 PM

What is your resolution? Is it 1920x1080 or 1600x900?

For 1600x900 I would go with a HD 7850.
For 1920x1080 the GTX 680 is good.

December 7, 2012 6:54:02 PM

socialfox said:
What is your resolution? Is it 1920x1080 or 1600x900?

For 1600x900 I would go with a HD 7850.
For 1920x1080 the GTX 680 is good.



Yes, I do plan on purchasing a 1920x1080 monitor.
December 7, 2012 8:35:52 PM

As far as the question on the Intel® Core™ i5-3570K vs. Intel Core i7-3770K for a gaming system I think it is important to understand that very few games can take advantage of more than 4 threads. For this reason the additional threading or additional cores on the Intel Core i7's processors have very minimal value in a gaming system. Even on games that can use these this additional threads or cores the performance gain in a game is very small maybe 1% or so per extra thread at the most. It is for this reason that the Intel Core i5-3570K is the processor of choice for most of us gamers in the know.
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December 8, 2012 1:03:59 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rtHW

And about water cooling. Get a custom one. Its way worth than h100.

I have hyper 212 Evo and my CPU never touched 40C
December 9, 2012 4:33:28 PM

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