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December 30, 2012 12:08:10 PM


I finally sorted out all the things i want. my question to you guys is: is this all working together? and what is your opinion about this build.

i am going to use it for gaming, watching movies, converting movies, design programs such as Solidworks, adobe etc. -a multimedia pc

My build:
Cpu: Intel I7-3770K
MotherBoard: Asus P8z77-v Pro
Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
SSD: Crucial m4 CT064M4SSD2BAA
graphic card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 with Boost
PSU: Corsair GS800
Case: Sharkoon T28
HDD: none, i am going to use my old one for the time being.

Looking forward too your answers!


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a b B Homebuilt system
December 30, 2012 12:11:43 PM

If your going to SLI down the road a 750W PSU is all you need if not a 550W would do the trick

Besides that all looks good make sure you grab a storage drive and OS
December 30, 2012 12:42:20 PM

1:Coolermaster 1200w psu.(upto 1440w ,5year warenty).
2:transcend axe ram ,2133mhz oc enabled ram, 4gb x4.(lifetime warenty ,oc enabled ).
3:if u overclock the processor use Coolermaster v10 water cooler.not oc use stock cooler.
4:use Coolermaster haf advanced cabinet for better cooling.
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December 30, 2012 12:46:51 PM

My recamend is fill all slots dont see capacity. see mhz in board and ram.Reason mhz is the key to achive speed. if board support 1600mhz u insert 1333mhz its waste because not get full speed of ram slot. if board support 1333mhz u insert 1600mhz its also waste of money (1333mhz ram is cheaper than 1600mhz)also u not utilise full speed of ram. (2x4Gb=8Gb 1600mhz=3200mhz =3.2ghz) vs (2x8Gb=16Gb 1333mhz=2666mhz=2.6ghz).
a b B Homebuilt system
December 30, 2012 12:59:35 PM

Looks decent. Although, there are a few areas where you're overspending.

I recommend you change your motherboard to this...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4

It will serve your needs just as good as any $200 motherboard. There's no need to spend that much money on a motherboard.

You're RAM looks good. I suggest low profile so you don't run into clearance issues if you decide to add a better CPU cooler to your build. Try this...

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB

I also recommend you add a CPU cooler to your build. The stock one is good for stock clocks; however, if you decide to overclock, you'll want to grab something like the Hyper 212 Evo...


Your SSD is tiny; it'll fill up quick. I suggest you use the cash you save from switching out the parts I listed above to get a 128gb SSD. The Crucial M4 is a great drive.

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD1 2.5" 128GB

The GPU looks good. I recommend you pick a different PSU. There's better options out there. Try this...

XFX 750W PRO750W XXX Edition Single Rail

Other than that, everything else looks like solid choices. Here are some case recommendations...


Corsair Carbide Series 400R

Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Arctic White

If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)