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September 27, 2012 5:14:11 PM

Hello,

I need your final advise before I complete this system. Please let me know if I should change some parts or if I'll run into trouble with some parts together.

PSU-SilentPro 700w -110 euro

CPU-Intel core i5 3570k -208 euro

BOOT-SSD Vertex 4 64gb -72 euro

RAM-Corsair Vengeance 2133Mhz 16GB -108 euro

MOBO-Gigabyte GA 77 d3H -52 euro

DATA-Hitachi 2TB HDD (already own it)

GPU-Asus HD 7950 -160 euro

Total cost: 707 Euro (910 US dollar)


Thank you.

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a b B Homebuilt system
September 27, 2012 6:09:37 PM

Everything looks fine, I just have recommendations below.

1) I am not really a fan of CoolerMaster PSU's, but 700W is a little overboard for this system. A 550 -600W PSU of a good quality unit will work just fine and save you some money.
2) Do you REALLY need 16GB of RAM? Unless you are doing heavy video editing or something that is very RAM intensive, I would save the money and go for 8GB.
3) 64GB is really not a lot of room to work with. It's less than 60GB after formatted. A 120GB drive is not that much more and you will be glad down the road you have the extra space.
4) You chose a "K" model CPU. Are you planning to overclock? Even so, I would recommend an aftermarket cooler. The COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO is extremely popular and pretty cheap.

5) What does a GTX 660TI run in your area? In the US they are prices similarly and the 660TI outperforms the 7950 in almost every case. There is also the GTX 660 that trades punches with the 7950 and is priced less. Just a thought. the 7950 is still a great card either way. Just something to look into.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 27, 2012 6:21:55 PM

Coolermaster Silent Pro are highly rated psu's, however that price seems extremely high for a 700w psu, and a good 500w psu would be enough for that systems lifetime.

Also I'd recommend 8GB of DDR3-1600, not 16GB of 2133.

Also there is no such motherboard as Gigabyte GA 77 D3H, so can't really advise you on that. If that's a H77, that's not what you want, you need Z77.



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a b B Homebuilt system
September 27, 2012 6:57:23 PM

geekapproved said:
Coolermaster Silent Pro are highly rated psu's,

Also there is no such motherboard as Gigabyte GA 77 D3H, so can't really advise you on that. If that's a H77, that's not what you want, you need Z77.



I have several bad experiences with CoolerMaster power supplies, and so have some of my PC buddies, but maybe the Silent Pro is a gem. I will have to check into it. I know with the whole power supply manufacturing industry you get those great PSU's from a manufacture because many of them do not manufacture there own units, but source them out. It did seem a bit overpriced, but 700W was unnecessary regardless.

I didn't catch that, I guess I assumed Z77, but yeah you do not want H77 as mentioned.
a b B Homebuilt system
September 27, 2012 9:00:57 PM

Yeah pretty highly rated, but expensive.

Just some silent pro awards:

BCC Hardware Editor's Choice Gold Award
Hardware Secrets Silver Award
Guru3D Recommended
PureOverclock.com Great Hardware Award
Hi Tech Legion Gold Award
Overclockers.com Approved

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Personally I only owned one, one of the worst, the Pcar-600, which was actually a 500 labeled as a 600. I ran it on a highly overclocked C2D system for 3yrs, then sold it (with case) to someone else. I really can't say anything bad cause it lasted at least 3yrs.
September 28, 2012 2:45:23 AM

jay2tall said:
Everything looks fine, I just have recommendations below.

1) I am not really a fan of CoolerMaster PSU's, but 700W is a little overboard for this system. A 550 -600W PSU of a good quality unit will work just fine and save you some money.
2) Do you REALLY need 16GB of RAM? Unless you are doing heavy video editing or something that is very RAM intensive, I would save the money and go for 8GB.
3) 64GB is really not a lot of room to work with. It's less than 60GB after formatted. A 120GB drive is not that much more and you will be glad down the road you have the extra space.
4) You chose a "K" model CPU. Are you planning to overclock? Even so, I would recommend an aftermarket cooler. The COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO is extremely popular and pretty cheap.

5) What does a GTX 660TI run in your area? In the US they are prices similarly and the 660TI outperforms the 7950 in almost every case. There is also the GTX 660 that trades punches with the 7950 and is priced less. Just a thought. the 7950 is still a great card either way. Just something to look into.





Thanks for sharing all this information with me helping me build my pc

1) I had 400w before thats why i went for a 700w this time to make sure nothing is underpowered

2) The difference between 4*4gb @1600 and the 4*4gb @2133 is only 30 euro. ( I think the difference in Mhz will make lot of difference)

3) I will buy a bigger ssd

4) I went for the 3750k because the difference in price with the other model is very little. Also alot of people recommend this processor as best for gaming as this is my main purpose to build this pc. Or should i go for an i7?

5). If I look on Passmark GPU benchmark the results are as follow: http://imageshack.us/a/img706/93/94057852.png

Seems like the 7950 outperforms the GTX.
September 28, 2012 2:50:22 AM

geekapproved said:
Coolermaster Silent Pro are highly rated psu's, however that price seems extremely high for a 700w psu, and a good 500w psu would be enough for that systems lifetime.

Also I'd recommend 8GB of DDR3-1600, not 16GB of 2133.

Also there is no such motherboard as Gigabyte GA 77 D3H, so can't really advise you on that. If that's a H77, that's not what you want, you need Z77.



Sorry abvout that mistake. Here it is: http://www.gigabyte.co.nl/products/product-page.aspx?pi...
Its normally around 100 euro but i bought a used one for only 52 euro.

Also will this board be compatible with the Corsair Vengeance 16gb @2133mhz?
September 28, 2012 3:00:59 AM

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The difference in memory speed will absolutely not make any difference in any game or desktop software available, don't waste your money on it. The 3570K is a great buy, no need to pay the extra hundred for the 3770k.



Exactly I'm going with the 3570k.
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