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Need opinions/suggestions on first PC build

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September 29, 2012 2:09:29 PM

Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
GPU: Gigabyte GTX670
CPU: i5-3570k
CPU aftermarket cooler: Hyper 212 EVO
RAM: G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 1600Mhz 8GB (2x4)
PSU: Corsair CX600W
Case: HAF 932

Anything you'd change? Particularly interested if the PSU I chose is going to cut it.

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September 29, 2012 2:21:29 PM

daosku said:
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
GPU: Gigabyte GTX670
CPU: i5-3570k
CPU aftermarket cooler: Hyper 212 EVO
RAM: G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 1600Mhz 8GB (2x4)
PSU: Corsair CX600W
Case: HAF 932

Anything you'd change? Particularly interested if the PSU I chose is going to cut it.

Do you plan on possibly SLI in the future? If so, you need to up your PSU to the 750 watt version. If not, then you will be fine.
I would replace the Gigabyte 670 with the MSI 670 Power Edition.
Can't go wrong with the 3570k, best you can buy right now.
Finally, I would replace the RAM with low-profile stuff like this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hope this helps!
September 29, 2012 2:31:52 PM

I'm not sure about SLI, probably not.

Why low-profile RAM? As far as I know the only difference is the size, and the case I chose isn't exactly small.
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September 29, 2012 2:46:24 PM

Lower profile RAM so it wont conflict with the 212 EVO, not the case.

600W is plenty for the rig as its stands, but wont (or barely) support a dual Crossfire/SLI setup. Considering that your mobo supports it properly, might as well so you have the option later.
September 29, 2012 2:49:26 PM

manofchalk said:
Lower profile RAM so it wont conflict with the 212 EVO, not the case.

600W is plenty for the rig as its stands, but wont (or barely) support a dual Crossfire/SLI setup. Considering that your mobo supports it properly, might as well so you have the option later.

This guy said what I was going to say...
September 29, 2012 3:00:52 PM

What PSU would you recommend that's enough for a possible SLI in the future?
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September 29, 2012 3:18:31 PM

A good quality 750W is plenty. The Corsair unit Zared showed is pretty good, if lacking in features. Some Rosewill supplies are decent, but I still wouldn't trust them.
September 29, 2012 3:29:39 PM

Do you think I need low-profile RAM for it to fit with Hyper 212?
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September 29, 2012 3:32:16 PM

If you only have two sticks, you wont need low profile RAM. But if you ever decide to upgrade to 16GB, it would become a problem.
September 29, 2012 4:01:10 PM

I only have two sticks so I guess I won't need low-profile then. After all 8GB is plentiful.
September 29, 2012 4:19:06 PM

For me personally, I would go with Corsair. I have never owned a Rosewill PSU, but I have heard good things about them. The one I listed is guru recommended too, which has some amount of value.
September 29, 2012 9:39:43 PM

Bump? Any more suggestions?
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