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Parts Compatibilty?

Hi there!

Im building a gaming pc for the first time and just wanted to be sure that this will work so i can buy the parts.

So this is my final gaming setup.........


Motherboard: ASUS P8 Z77 PRO

RAM: G-Skill 2x4GB DDR3 1600MHz - F3-12800CL10S-8GBXL <---- (Should i get x2 4GB modules or stick with the 8GB one?)

Video card: EVGA Geforce GTX 660 SUPERCLOCKED

Power Supply: Cooler Master 625w Extreme <--- (For SLI in future is this enough to handle x2 OC'D GTX 660s and a OC'D i5 3570K @ 4.GHz?)

CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K

HDD: 1TB Western Digital SATA3 7200rpm

Case: Raidmax Altas
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    good setup everythign will work i would recomend getting the 1x8gb easier to overclock and it makes it were u can upgrade in the future. also 625W would be really pushing it for sli for them graphic cards i would recommend the corsair 850W for optimal performance.
  2. much better build here. no crap cases or psus
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tKGo

    overclocking to 4ghz is nothing when you only increase the CPU by 200mhz from stock speed.

    you can reduce the price by cutting off the SLI capability of this rig. a 670 performs the same as a 680 or 7970 anyways
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tKGH
  3. rusexy141 said:
    good setup everythign will work i would recomend getting the 1x8gb easier to overclock and it makes it were u can upgrade in the future. also 625W would be really pushing it for sli for them graphic cards i would recommend the corsair 850W for optimal performance.


    Oooh that's little over my budget .. how does a cooler master 725w psu do?
  4. TheBigTroll said:
    much better build here. no crap cases or psus
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tKGo

    overclocking to 4ghz is nothing when you only increase the CPU by 200mhz from stock speed.

    you can reduce the price by cutting off the SLI capability of this rig. a 670 performs the same as a 680 or 7970 anyways
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tKGH


    I don't want to OC the cpu a lot because I'm using the stock heatsink from the box. can it be clocked at a higher frequency on stock heatsink?
  5. a 725 will push it better but make sure you are very ventilated and make sure you make your case out with fans cool temperatures are always important while gaming
  6. either way cooler master makes a ton of crap. never buy their psus.

    if you are only overclocking to 4ghz, you are better off with a locked processor given 4ghz is not considered a proper overclock
  7. TheBigTroll said:
    either way cooler master makes a ton of crap. never buy their psus.

    if you are only overclocking to 4ghz, you are better off with a locked processor given 4ghz is not considered a proper overclock


    Confirmed for tons of crap. Stay away. Far away. And again with the Samsung 830. We've been over this, stop *** posting SSD! It's reliable isn't an argument or even a point. Plenty of SSD are reliable. The question is what's the fastest, cheapest, and most reliable; and the 830 ain't it.
  8. lets see what you have in mind that is cheaper $/gb (overall price is another factor) and performs better
  9. TheBigTroll said:
    lets see what you have in mind that is cheaper $/gb (overall price is another factor) and performs better


    Depends on how much of a stickler you wan't to be on the price.

    Muskin Enhanced Chronos: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226237 =$164.99

    Adata Premier: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211603 =$189.99

    Newer Mushkin Enhanced: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226356 =$209.99

    Corsair GS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233312 =$219.99

    Corsair GTX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233343 =$229.99

    Any of these would be so much better.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147138&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= That is your 830 for 189.99

    It is outperformed by both the muskin, and the adata, for a cheaper or better price.
  10. TheBigTroll said:
    either way cooler master makes a ton of crap. never buy their psus.

    if you are only overclocking to 4ghz, you are better off with a locked processor given 4ghz is not considered a proper overclock


    The 4Ghz is temporary until i can get more $ and then might consider getting a corsair h100 and going for maybe 4.8ghz or more
  11. rusexy141 said:
    a 725 will push it better but make sure you are very ventilated and make sure you make your case out with fans cool temperatures are always important while gaming

    Ill use my giant 1m diameter fan for the time being hehe
  12. Praxeology said:
    Depends on how much of a stickler you wan't to be on the price.

    Muskin Enhanced Chronos: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226237 =$164.99

    Adata Premier: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211603 =$189.99

    Newer Mushkin Enhanced: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226356 =$209.99

    Corsair GS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233312 =$219.99

    Corsair GTX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233343 =$229.99

    Any of these would be so much better.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147138&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= That is your 830 for 189.99

    It is outperformed by both the muskin, and the adata, for a cheaper or better price.


    -chronos: uses async flash. might want to compare it using a the deluxe edition. for benchmarks, im going to use a agility 3 120gb. they are both drives that have no extra firmware and both use the standard async flash
    -premier: uses standard sync flash. posted a comparison
    -chronos deluxe 7mm edition: uses toggle flash like the samsung. im going to use the patriot wildfire for comparison. they are both using toshiba toggle flash with no extra firmware
    -corsair gs: also uses toshiba toggle flash with no extra firmware. represented with the patriot wildfire

    all of the tests i have found are based around the 120gb capacity as more drives around that capacity are tested at anandtech

    you other options dont look like they are a hell lot better

    samsung 128gb vs adata
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/533?vs=605

    samsung vs gtx: id say they are beating each other in different things
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/533?vs=704

    samsung vs agility 3: smooshes agility
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/533?vs=371
    samsung vs patriot wildfire: id also say they are matched
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/533?vs=704
  13. helpme6500 said:
    Ill use my giant 1m diameter fan for the time being hehe


    just dont bother with cooler master's crappy ass power supplies. you are going to end up with a nice fireball before you know it
  14. TheBigTroll said:
    just dont bother with cooler master's crappy ass power supplies. you are going to end up with a nice fireball before you know it



    Ooh i went for a FSP raider 750W was a bit cheaper and more watts.
  15. Best answer selected by helpme6500.
  16. fsp is also sub par by any means
  17. TheBigTroll said:
    fsp is also sub par by any means

    Ok wat bout thermaltake smart series 750w modular psu?
  18. also not good
  19. If said a corsair psu u wud be like yes. its too expensive....
  20. nope. i suggested a xfx 550w. it was 53.99 after a MIR. the corsair cx series are to be avoided


    or you can go your route and end up with something blowing up
  21. FSP 650W 80 + gold certified modular?
  22. not that good either
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