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Rate my $800 build

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October 5, 2012 9:56:11 AM

Hey guys! I am new to computer building, and I am wondering if you can give me some feedback.

Corsair Carbide Series 400R

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge

SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB

Including tax this is more or less $800. Is 620W enough? At the moment i am using a 19 inch monitor(1440x900). If i get a bigger monitor or a dual monitor setup in the future will i be okay with this build? What do you guys think?

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October 5, 2012 11:48:39 AM

looks good. 620w is more than enough
no hard drive? i would rather have a bit slower bigger hard drive than an ssd
October 5, 2012 12:08:27 PM

+1 with a Hard Drive. Its much more important at the current moment when you purchase the PC, there is nothing stopping you from later purchasing the SSD. Hopefully the savings you make with switching from the SSD to the HDD, can help you get a better Graphics card. Its a good card, however there is space for improvement, and I would recommend a 7850/7870, in the case that you do get a higher resolution monitor, as the 7770 will be crippled somewhat, compared to a 7850.

Everything else seems solid, good case, good gaming CPU, very good PSU, very nice motherboard for the $$$, good RAM, and hopefully you will ditch the SSD for now, and get a HDD, and get a SSD later.

A 1 TB HDD should do you fine in my opinion, however if you need more its always available.
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October 5, 2012 12:22:59 PM

Wouldn't go for a HIS IceQ, there are much better 7850's in newegg for lower prices. HIS are annoying with RMAing, when someone else tried to RMA that I was helping, they said the card worked fine, and sent it back, even though it was clearly broken.
October 5, 2012 12:30:30 PM

Yeah, its just I keep on unavoidably hating on HIS, out of their 4 cards that I've owned, all of them have gone kablooie within two weeks. Sorta avoided them after that.

You seem to love that HIS card, even though this is soo much better, much better cooler, better RMA system, clocked higher, etc.

October 5, 2012 12:50:41 PM

I really doubt their cooler is better, look at my clocks for my GPU :p , jelly much? I get benchmarks of pretty much a stock 670.
October 5, 2012 1:21:55 PM

Uh, yeah good luck with getting clocks like mine. I remember someone calling HIS products "Liquid Crap", not sure who, some guy with Nvidia in his picture.
October 13, 2012 1:05:49 AM

Hey guys! Thanks for the suggestions! I finally decide to get a cheaper case (Rosewill Challenger), so i can purchase a 500gb hard drive with this build. Thanks for the help!