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December 23, 2012 9:00:26 AM

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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December 23, 2012 9:04:18 AM

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.
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December 23, 2012 9:11:18 AM

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
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December 23, 2012 9:40:03 AM

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?
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December 23, 2012 9:47:02 AM

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?
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December 23, 2012 10:01:11 AM

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
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December 23, 2012 4:36:07 PM

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
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December 23, 2012 5:06:20 PM

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.
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December 23, 2012 7:00:24 PM

lets see what you have in mind that is cheaper $/gb (overall price is another factor) and performs better
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December 23, 2012 10:22:26 PM

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=N82E168... =$164.99

Adata Premier: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =$189.99

Newer Mushkin Enhanced: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =$209.99

Corsair GS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =$219.99

Corsair GTX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =$229.99

Any of these would be so much better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... That is your 830 for 189.99

It is outperformed by both the muskin, and the adata, for a cheaper or better price.
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December 24, 2012 10:17:07 AM

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
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December 24, 2012 10:22:10 AM

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
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December 24, 2012 11:09:49 AM

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=N82E168... =$164.99

Adata Premier: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =$189.99

Newer Mushkin Enhanced: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =$209.99

Corsair GS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =$219.99

Corsair GTX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... =$229.99

Any of these would be so much better.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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
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December 24, 2012 11:10:32 AM

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
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December 25, 2012 10:45:06 AM

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.
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December 25, 2012 10:47:18 AM

Best answer selected by helpme6500.
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December 25, 2012 1:39:51 PM

fsp is also sub par by any means
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December 26, 2012 9:51:32 AM

TheBigTroll said:
fsp is also sub par by any means

Ok wat bout thermaltake smart series 750w modular psu?
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December 26, 2012 11:06:14 AM

also not good
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December 26, 2012 8:16:49 PM

If said a corsair psu u wud be like yes. its too expensive....
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December 27, 2012 12:37:27 AM

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
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December 30, 2012 8:49:32 AM

FSP 650W 80 + gold certified modular?
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December 30, 2012 12:31:35 PM

not that good either
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