Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

NEW CUSTOM CPU CONFIG DOUBTS

Last response: in Systems
Share
November 7, 2012 2:31:06 PM

I'm going to upgrade my PC. The following is my New Config: I selected. But I have doubt about MB, PSU & CPU coolent. My use is watch movies, play couples games like - Call Of Duty, Battlefield, Crysis, Medal Of Honor & Hitman (I don't play any other games except these), web browsing. My maximum budget for this CPU is 60,000 INR (around 1107USD). There is very price difference from US & India, that why I didn't post the prices of following items.

Processor:
i5-3450
i5-3470
i5-3570
OR
i7-2600

Mother Board:
Asus Zabertooth Z77
OR
Asus P8B75-V 32GB DDR3
OR
Asus Maximus V Gene
OR
Asus P8Z77-V LX

RAM:
G.Skill Sniper 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ
OR
Corsair Sniper 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ

Graphic Card:
Zotac NVidia GeForce GTX-560 1GB DDR5

Power Supply:
Gigabyte Superb E620 600W
OR
Cooler Master Extreme II 625W

Cabin:
NZXT LEXA-S
OR
Cooler Master K380


DOUBTS:

1. If I brought the Asus Maximus V Gene, is it compatible to Cooler Master K380 Cabin? Bcoz it is eATX MB!
Compared to Zabertooth Z77 vs Maximus V Gene which is the best for overall performance?

2. Which is the best performance RAM - Corsair or G.Skill?

3. If I brought:

i7-2600
ANY MB
ANY RAM x1nos
GTX 560 x1
HDD x2
DVD/CD-RW Combo x1
Modem x1
CPU Fan x4
Is that OK for maximum 600-625W PSU if I didn't overclock? How much watts needed if I overclock?
When I checked on http://support.asus.com/powersupply.aspx it shows maximum 550Watts

4. Do I need a CPU cooler if I didn't overclock? Wat is the difference between Liquid CPU Cooler (H40, H60) VS Cooler Master V6 CPU Cooler? Which have
perfomance? My room is not Air Conditioned & it is little warm in here
If I brought H40 or H60, do I need replacement or refiling? I don't know anything about this CPU coolers.

Best solution

a c 309 à CPUs
November 7, 2012 3:13:24 PM

Your case holds ATX and M-ATX(and presumably ITX) sized motherboards.
It is a moot point since large enthusiast motherboards are useless to you.
They are designed for high levels of overclocking and multiple graphics cards.

You can pick any of the cpu's you listed, and you will do well.
None can be overclocked. I would exclude the 2600 which is more expensive. It has hyperthreading which is largely useless for gamers. Few games use more than 2-3 cores.
The i5-3470 or 3570 would be fine.

Performance is not determined by the motherboard, but only by the cpu. At least when overclocking is not involved.
You can safely buy any inexpensive socket 1155 motherboard. I would favor a Z77 based motherboard, but really any other will do.
Intel cpu's are not impacted by ram speed(1%?). 1600 is about as fast as can be useful. But, ram is cheap. I would buy a 8gb kit of 2 x 4gb ddr3 1600 ram. G.skil and Corsair are both equally good brands. Nor, should you pay extra for fancy heat spreaders which are mostly marketing. 1.5v ram does not need anyheat spreaders.

Your GTX560 needs only a 520w psu with two 6 pin connectors.
That includes allowance for a normal complement of peripherals and cpu.
Whatever you do, buy only a quality psu. I am a bit doubtful about the quality of either of the ones you listed.
See if you can't find a tier 1 or 2 unit from this list:
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

You do not need a aftermarket cpu cooler if you do not overclock.
Yet, I still recommend a tower type cooler with a slow turning 120mm fan like the cm hyper212.
It will keep your cpu cooler under load and be quieter. It is also easier to install.
Liquid cooling is really air cooling. It is just a matter of where the radiator to air heat exchange takes place.
I do not recommend them.
In a well ventilated case, like yours, they are only marginally more effective than a good air cooler.
In the process, they are more expensive, noisier, and less reliable.
If your room is hot, there is not much you can do; about the best is 10-15c above ambient.
But a cpu and gpu are built to tolerate high temperatures.
If they get dangerously hot, they will slow down for protection.

If you have budget left over, use it on a SSD. 120gb will for the os and a handful of games.
It is one of the best performance improvements you can buy today.
Share
November 10, 2012 11:42:28 PM

Best answer selected by vichumvk.
m
0
l
Related resources
November 11, 2012 12:01:08 AM

Hi,
Thank You geofelt.
I decided to buy any of these motherboard. But I don't know which is best & which have better specification. I search google for motherboard comparison but, I didn't found any good site for it. Can u tell me which is best in this selection?

1. Asus P8Z77-M-PRO
OR
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3R
These have same price, only the brands are diff. Can u tell me which is best in this?

2. And how about ASRock Z77 Extreme 6? It is only little more price, but I don't about this Company.

Which is best company in this above section?
Which have better Spec (about 1st Qust)?
Which site have better custom comparison for motherboard?
m
0
l
a c 309 à CPUs
November 11, 2012 1:20:37 AM

Any of these will do the job.
The Asus P8Z77-M-PRO is a micro-atx sized motherboard.
I am using it's predecessor, the P8P67-M-Pro and have had no issues with it.

The Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3R uses a slightly older chipset, the Z68.

The other two are full sized motherboards which are of no great advantage to you.

Nothing wrong with Asrock, they are a spin off from ASUS. Originally intended to produce lower cost motherboards to complement asus, but they decided they could compete on quality too.

A handy way to do side by side comparisons is to select them for comparison on newegg.
m
0
l
November 17, 2012 11:55:32 PM

Hello geofelt,

I finally decided to buy this following Spec.

i7-3770
Asus Zabertooth Z77- All motherboard have same power (watt)?
G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
GTX 560 1GB - Which Company is better for GPU? How about ZOTAC? Which one u recommend?


I already have:-
1 x Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB
&
1x WD Cavier Green 500GB. So, I'm not buying any SSD.
1 x DVD/CD-RW Combo
1 x D-Link ADSL Modem
Microsoft SideWinder X6 KB & Logitech G400 Mouse.

HOW MUCH WATTS I NEED TO USE ALL THIS ABOVE PERFECTLY? I DON'T OVERCLOCK
IS THAT OK TO BUY 650W PSU?
m
0
l
March 15, 2013 8:53:55 AM

vichumvk said:
Hello geofelt,

I finally decided to buy this following Spec.

i7-3770
Asus Zabertooth Z77- All motherboard have same power (watt)?
G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
GTX 560 1GB - Which Company is better for GPU? How about ZOTAC? Which one u recommend?


I already have:-
1 x Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB
&
1x WD Cavier Green 500GB. So, I'm not buying any SSD.
1 x DVD/CD-RW Combo
1 x D-Link ADSL Modem
Microsoft SideWinder X6 KB & Logitech G400 Mouse.

HOW MUCH WATTS I NEED TO USE ALL THIS ABOVE PERFECTLY? I DON'T OVERCLOCK
IS THAT OK TO BUY 650W PSU?

Wattage is good with 600W PSU too.
i5 3570 =i7 3770 at gaming
m
0
l
!