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August 7, 2012 10:20:41 AM

Hey there guys, i just wanted some advice on the new gaming pc i am building. If you can please let me know how the setup is and everything. If it is good to go. Thank you so much. My main reason is for gaming and gaming only.

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM


Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED ...


Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


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


Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE


Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL10D-16GBXL


MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Cooler cpu: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

How is it looking so far? :bounce: 

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a b 4 Gaming
August 7, 2012 10:29:12 AM

I would Probably Change the SSD brand to Crucial or Samsung, their SSD are more reliable.
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August 7, 2012 10:31:23 AM

chulex67 said:
I would Probably Change the SSD brand to Crucial or Samsung, their SSD are more reliable.


Will do!! thanks alot
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August 7, 2012 10:40:38 AM

Farazinator said:
Hey there guys, i just wanted some advice on the new gaming pc i am building. If you can please let me know how the setup is and everything. If it is good to go. Thank you so much. My main reason is for gaming and gaming only.

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM


Case: Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED ...


Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


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


Power supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE


Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL10D-16GBXL


MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Cooler cpu: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...

SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

How is it looking so far? :bounce: 


It looks good. But before you buy RAM, try this (with any system)
CTRL/ALT/DEL, launch task manager
On bottom of task manager, note percentage of physical RAM used
Multiply percentage of physical RAM used by the amount of physical RAM installed.
Note you will always (always) end up with a number lower than 2GB.
Note also that commit charge is identical, meaning virtual memory is not in use.

Still want to buy 16GB of RAM? I'm a severe multi-tasker. When my 4GB kit of RAM failed, I didn't hesitate to replace it with a 2GB (2 X 1GB) kit of RAM. My performance actually increased, as the RAM I installed is faster RAM.

Running Windows 7 Pro X64 edition on 2GB of RAM, severe multi-tasking, most I've ever used is 80% (with some of that being borrowed by the integrated video chip, even)

For a long time, the conventional wisdom has been that you can't possibly have too much RAM. That's no longer so when 2, 4 or even 8GB of RAM is cheap. I'd suggest you get a low latency kit of 2 X 2GB. Total is 4GB, which is more than twice as much as you will ever come close to using. But then, 1GB sticks of RAM are hard to come by or relatively expensive, and you want dual channel...so 4GB is the right amount of RAM.

Before you buy any SSD, I would strongly suggest you do research on SSD cache. I just bought an OCZ Synapse SSD cache myself. It makes more sense (to me) than buying a regular SSD of any brand. If you can have your entire hard drive performing like an SSD, why wouldn't you go for that?

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August 7, 2012 10:49:51 AM

davec80 said:
It looks good. But before you buy RAM, try this (with any system)
CTRL/ALT/DEL, launch task manager
On bottom of task manager, note percentage of physical RAM used
Multiply percentage of physical RAM used by the amount of physical RAM installed.
Note you will always (always) end up with a number lower than 2GB.
Note also that commit charge is identical, meaning virtual memory is not in use.

Still want to buy 16GB of RAM? I'm a severe multi-tasker. When my 4GB kit of RAM failed, I didn't hesitate to replace it with a 2GB (2 X 1GB) kit of RAM. My performance actually increased, as the RAM I installed is faster RAM.

Running Windows 7 Pro X64 edition on 2GB of RAM, severe multi-tasking, most I've ever used is 80% (with some of that being borrowed by the integrated video chip, even)

For a long time, the conventional wisdom has been that you can't possibly have too much RAM. That's no longer so when 2, 4 or even 8GB of RAM is cheap. I'd suggest you get a low latency kit of 2 X 2GB. Total is 4GB, which is more than twice as much as you will ever come close to using. But then, 1GB sticks of RAM are hard to come by or relatively expensive, and you want dual channel...so 4GB is the right amount of RAM.

Before you buy any SSD, I would strongly suggest you do research on SSD cache. I just bought an OCZ Synapse SSD cache myself. It makes more sense (to me) than buying a regular SSD of any brand. If you can have your entire hard drive performing like an SSD, why wouldn't you go for that?


Yes i understand what you are saying, but will the ram work and perform normally? like would all 16 gb be recognized?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 7, 2012 6:28:25 PM

As long as it is a 64-bit Win 7 Pro, it will be.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 7, 2012 7:25:44 PM

Win 7 Home Premium (64 bit) will recognize 16GB just fine (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop...(v=vs.85).aspx).

Given the falling prices of SSDs, I'd stick with a 128GB or bigger OS/game drive (crucial m4, Samsung 830, Intel 330, Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe) instead of a smaller cache drive.

Note: go into the exteme4 bios to turn down the target cpu fan speed as low as it will go - it's 100% by default and really loud :)  unless you're heavily OC'd or in a hot room you'll never hear the Evo spin up.
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August 7, 2012 8:53:45 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Win 7 Home Premium (64 bit) will recognize 16GB just fine (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop...(v=vs.85).aspx).

Given the falling prices of SSDs, I'd stick with a 128GB or bigger OS/game drive (crucial m4, Samsung 830, Intel 330, Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe) instead of a smaller cache drive.

Note: go into the exteme4 bios to turn down the target cpu fan speed as low as it will go - it's 100% by default and really loud :)  unless you're heavily OC'd or in a hot room you'll never hear the Evo spin up.


Yes i will do that and change the settings, but does over clocking show significant difference in gaming?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 7, 2012 9:51:53 PM

Probably not much - couple of frames less if leave it at stock (if that). I went to 3.8 for a while but that still came close to 100% utilization on the cores (in BF3) so bumped to 3.9. Didn't see a fps difference, but it helped my peace of mind :) 

I set the target fan speed to 1 (lowest) with a target temp of 60C, meaning that it won't spin up below that. I've never heard it over the GPU fan.
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August 14, 2012 11:07:54 PM

Best answer selected by Farazinator.
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