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My new Gaming System... is it good, any advices?

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August 1, 2012 2:57:34 PM

Hey guys, so i am here with some little research and i will be upgrading my system in a few months.. Anyways what i want to know is that can these parts work together perfectly? or would you suggest any other parts? So here is the list of parts:

CPU: İntel i7 3770k (XMP ready)

GPU: MSI R7950 TwinFrozr 3GD5/OC

MOBO: MSI Z77A-G45

RAM: Kingston HyperX 2x4GB 240 pin SDRAM DDR3 2400 MHz XMP T1 series

btw i would like to know more about XMP and there is another problem. I live in EU and my parents are going to visit US and they will buy the parts there (cuz it is alot cheaper then here! believe me). So i was wondering about the delivery time. I think i will order the parts from newegg.com

And i have a 600W OCZ PSU (idk anything else about it... sorry :(  ) is it engough for all these parts? (i know that the GPU requires two power inputs, but i noticed stg. i have 2 power connectors for pci but on one of them it's written PCI-E 1 and PCI-E 2 on the other one... i havent seen PCI compability of PSU till now :??:  ) would that be a ptoblem too? Thanks!
August 1, 2012 3:12:06 PM

I would say get rid of the Ram and Get some G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4GB DDR3 1600Mhz the 2400 wont do a damn thing.

If you are going with the i7 are you going to be doing any rendering or heavy video encoding? If not get yourself an i5 3570k

For the PSU issue, you just need to have 2 8 pin or 2 6 pin cables to hook into your VGA.
August 1, 2012 3:16:50 PM

No reason to buy an i7 for gaming. i7s have absolutely no measurable difference over the i5s. Even for video editing and such, for the average person whos only doing it occasionally, the i5 is still good enough.

Everything shoakattackr said is accurate. No reason to buy super high speed RAM. Theres not going to be a measurable difference with that either.

Even if you don't have enough PCI-E power connectors on the PSU, most video cards come with molex adapters, its quick and dirty but it works fine. The power supply probably has what you need if it was made in the last 4 years, so I woudlnt worry.

Make sure whatever RAM you buy is 1.5volt, not 1.65. This is mandatory for Intel.
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August 1, 2012 3:17:10 PM

Get a GTX 670 instead. It can run in a 600W PSU easily. Don't buy 3770k unless you do serious 3D designing and stuff. Core i5 performs just the same. 1600MHz RAM is enough. Don't forget to get a cooler as well since you are getting a k series CPU. Noctua NH D14 is good provided your case is large enough to accommodate it
August 1, 2012 3:20:33 PM

AyuX said:
Get a GTX 670 instead. It can run in a 600W PSU easily. Don't buy 3770k unless you do serious 3D designing and stuff. Core i5 performs just the same. 1600MHz RAM is enough. Don't forget to get a cooler as well since you are getting a k series CPU. Noctua NH D14 is good provided your case is large enough to accommodate it



thats if he is OC'ing right away, if he isnt its still good to have the 3570k chip in case he decides to OC later, but for right now its good enough
August 1, 2012 3:22:20 PM

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Get a GTX 670 instead. It can run in a 600W PSU easily.

So can a 7950.....

Noctua D14 is overkill unless you're going for extreme overclocks. CoolerMaster 212+ or Evo is much cheaper and more than sufficient.
August 1, 2012 3:30:26 PM

If you can wait for a 660 Ti they are trading blows with the stock 7970 and beating the 7950, they also will probably use less power then both, but if you must buy right now then the 7950 is still a very nice card. benchmarks here: http://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-660-ti-gaming-pe... It kicks butt in 1920x1200!
August 1, 2012 4:46:31 PM

Well thanks for answers! but 3770k looks pretty awsome i want it :)  and i might wait for 660 Ti but i cannot give more than $350 for GPU... i might wait for HD 8000 series as well but are they going to release all the series? i mean are they going to release HD 8950 or 8970 in this february?
August 1, 2012 4:48:31 PM

Oh and btw i will use OC Genie for OC because i havent done any serious OC yet... i mean i havent OC from the BIOS menu
August 1, 2012 4:51:15 PM

orancanoren said:
Well thanks for answers! but 3770k looks pretty awsome i want it :)  and i might wait for 660 Ti but i cannot give more than $350 for GPU... i might wait for HD 8000 series as well but are they going to release all the series? i mean are they going to release HD 8950 or 8970 in this february?



If your gaming and not doing any Intensive Video Editing and the sort get the i5 you save 100$
August 1, 2012 4:59:07 PM

Shockattackr said:
If your gaming and not doing any Intensive Video Editing and the sort get the i5 you save 100$

i am not doing any video editing you are right... but can you suggest me a third gen. processor then? (i am going to use this pc for a long time... that is why i am worried) and i am going to play BF3 and BF4 a year later :D  so i need a good processor, actually i was planning to buy an amd bulldozer but it's not good for gaming i think. 3770k is $320 in newegg and a $100 save would be great actually. So any advices?
August 1, 2012 5:01:11 PM

get an i5 3570k (its what i have now and it runs like a dream) I play BF3 on Ultra smoothly

Its 229.99$ on newegg.com
August 1, 2012 5:08:15 PM

Shockattackr said:
get an i5 3570k (its what i have now and it runs like a dream) I play BF3 on Ultra smoothly

Its 229.99$ on newegg.com

well i was just looking for that over intel website & youtube etc. it seems pretty fine and i saw i dont need an i7 Thanks! btw i am not familiar with intel sockets... can i upgrade my cpu in a year or maybe two without any problems? i mean can i use LGA 1155 socket in future too (is it new like amd's am3+)
August 1, 2012 5:08:45 PM

orancanoren said:
Well thanks for answers! but 3770k looks pretty awsome i want it :)  and i might wait for 660 Ti but i cannot give more than $350 for GPU... i might wait for HD 8000 series as well but are they going to release all the series? i mean are they going to release HD 8950 or 8970 in this february?

Awesome or not, honest to god its way more than you'll need. For gaming, the video card is where you really want to be putting your money. 450 for a better GPU puts you in GTX 670 territory quite comfortably, and a GTX 670 w/i5 is going to game better than an i7 with a GTX 660 TI most likely.
August 1, 2012 5:09:15 PM

after next year 1155 will be no more due to Intels new chipset (haswell) so socket 1150 i think it will be called is the next gen socket
August 1, 2012 5:13:45 PM

Shockattackr said:
after next year 1155 will be no more due to Intels new chipset (haswell) so socket 1150 i think it will be called is the next gen socket

Correct on both counts.
August 1, 2012 5:15:29 PM

Allright i will buy i5 3570k but i dont feel comfortable with nvidia i dont know why :D  hd 7950 is 3GB and 384 bit and i want the MSI R7950 3GD5/OC TwinFrozr edition so i think i will go with 7950. I might buy a 3D monitor in the future actually. If i was going to use multiple monitors with 3D i would go with nvidia (surround :p ) but high memory and memory bus makes Radeon HD 7950 a dominator i think
August 1, 2012 5:17:46 PM

actually i am thinking of hd 7970 right now... is it worth the $100
August 1, 2012 5:18:01 PM

I wouldn't worry honestly. Nvidia makes good cards, but the one thing that really holds them back, is AMD video cards tend to be able to overclock more than Nvidia. Thats the one limitation that really holds them back in my mind.
August 1, 2012 5:19:50 PM

nekulturny said:
I wouldn't worry honestly. Nvidia makes good cards, but the one thing that really holds them back, is AMD video cards tend to be able to overclock more than Nvidia. Thats the one limitation that really holds them back in my mind.

allrigt then any card advices?
August 1, 2012 5:20:40 PM



orancanoren said:
actually i am thinking of hd 7970 right now... is it worth the $100


If you plan to overclock.. Yes. 7970s since AMD released the 12.7 Catalyst actually knocked the GTX 670 and 680s off their high horse. And then you add the overclocking potential I already mentioned, it just gets uglier for Nvidia's new Kepler architecture.
August 1, 2012 5:23:00 PM

Umm haha i am confused... shall i wait for new processors from intel? there are rumours about haswell processors to be featuring a level 4 cache
August 1, 2012 5:36:45 PM

orancanoren said:
Umm haha i am confused... shall i wait for new processors from intel? there are rumours about haswell processors to be featuring a level 4 cache


You asked if the 7970 was worth the extra 100 money. At least thats what I think you asked. In terms of stock performance and overclockability, the 7970 will eat the brand new GTX 670/680s for lunch. Although it will be a fairly large lunch.

No, I wouldn't wait for Haswell. Waiting for new parts to come out is a fool's errand and a race that can never be won. Theres always something bigger and better coming out soon. If you stood around waiting you'd never buy a computer. Computer advancement is done in baby steps, very rarely will there be large leaps. Meaning Haswell at best probably will not be able to improve more than 10% over Ivy Bridge. And 10% might be a difference on paper, but in terms of actual performance to the end user, 10 percent is nothing.
August 1, 2012 5:39:37 PM

The GTX 670 is still the best bang for buck GPU on the market.
August 1, 2012 5:47:07 PM

azeem40 said:
The GTX 670 is still the best bang for buck GPU on the market.

No argument here. But the 7970s have been creeping down in price a little bit, if you really want to overclock the hell out of your video card the 7970 is definitely going to be the more rewarding of the two.
August 1, 2012 5:49:46 PM

Yep, the 670 has a pretty much locked voltage regulator, so it doesn't OC as well.
August 3, 2012 8:38:42 AM

Anyways ans to all of you... İ think i will buy this:

CPU: İntel 3570k

MOBO: MSI Z77A-G45

GPU: Sapphire 7970 OC Edition

RAM: 8 GB 2400 MHz Kingston HyperX XMP ready T1 series RAM
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