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November 30, 2012 6:24:33 PM


Hello Experts,
I am building my dream machine. I am mainly using rig for coding with tons of VM running at the same time, gaming and video editing. I wanted to get your feedback on my purposed build. There are some items at are SET; I can’t change them but feedback would be appreciated.

(SET) CPU: i5 3570k ( OC to 4.6GHz @ 1.3V )

Cooling: Corsair H100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB: Asrock z77 extreme4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: MSI R7850 Power Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 2133
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Samsung 840 pro 256
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(SET) Hard-drive: Seagate Barracuda 3TB (Movies, pictures, and Porn)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

(SET) Case: Cool Master HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: Corsair TX650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 30, 2012 6:36:38 PM

There's no reason to get the DDR2133, IMO. 1600 or 1866 should be more than adequate. That might free up just enough to jump your 7850 to a 7870. That's all I would change if it were my build.

I'll let someone else jump in on the cooler as I haven't used it, but I'd probably go higher end air over self contained liquid.

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November 30, 2012 7:10:39 PM

twelve25 said:
There's no reason to get the DDR2133, IMO. 1600 or 1866 should be more than adequate. That might free up just enough to jump your 7850 to a 7870. That's all I would change if it were my build.

I'll let someone else jump in on the cooler as I haven't used it, but I'd probably go higher end air over self contained liquid.


There's no reason even to get 1866 - on default settings - all motherboards will run RAM at the lowest speeds it can handle.

I would not purchase a plastic self contained liquid cooler - if you're going to use liquid cooling use the real thing or don't use it at all.

I wouldn't purchase an 840 - Samsung generally makes quality products but the 840 gets mixed reviews. Check out the new OCZ Vector: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 30, 2012 7:24:13 PM

Not sure about your memory speed comment. Motherboards generally run memory at the highest speed that both the MoBo and memory can handle, as determined by the SPD specified by the memory chips. I just don't think you are going to see any boost in application performance. If 1866 is the same price, why not, but definitely don't pay $100 for 16GB at the expense of a better GPU.
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November 30, 2012 7:27:54 PM

twelve25 said:
Not sure about your memory speed comment. Motherboards generally run memory at the highest speed that both the MoBo and memory can handle, as determined by the SPD specified by the memory chips. I just don't think you are going to see any boost in application performance. If 1866 is the same price, why not, but definitely don't pay $100 for 16GB at the expense of a better GPU.


I definitely agree there.

But I've heard the opposite though about RAM speeds - generally it's the lowest. You can set it to run at stock speeds with a few clicks in the BIOS but after that is when it causes system instability.
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November 30, 2012 8:35:47 PM

g-unit1111 said:
There's no reason even to get 1866 - on default settings - all motherboards will run RAM at the lowest speeds it can handle.

I would not purchase a plastic self contained liquid cooler - if you're going to use liquid cooling use the real thing or don't use it at all.

I wouldn't purchase an 840 - Samsung generally makes quality products but the 840 gets mixed reviews. Check out the new OCZ Vector: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Great feedback. I'll look into getting a better cooling system for my CPU.

I did look at the OCZ but their performance wasn't better then Samsung 840 pro.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6363/ocz-vector-review-25...
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November 30, 2012 8:40:55 PM

MissingCache said:
Great feedback. I'll look into getting a better cooling system for my CPU.

I did look at the OCZ but their performance wasn't better then Samsung 840 pro.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6363/ocz-vector-review-25...


Performance is one thing but OCZ gives you a five year warranty where I think Samsung only gives you a two year warranty.
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November 30, 2012 9:30:11 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Performance is one thing but OCZ gives you a five year warranty where I think Samsung only gives you a two year warranty.



Nope. Samsung gives you a five year warranty too. I am side note; I changed my DDR to upgrade my GPU to MSI 7870 =).
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