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January 17, 2013 1:23:23 AM


I was searching google for a nice community that i could get reviews and suggestions regarding the PC i am building.

I am glad to have found tom's Hardware, looking in the forums i found out that most users here are friendly and will respond with respectful comments.

Now to go on with the subject, this is what i ordered ;

-1 x GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-1 x Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
-2 x G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-
-2 x Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe MKNSSDCL240GB-DX 2.5" 240GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
-2 x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 ST1000DM005/HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-1 x APEVIA WARLOCK POWER ATX-WA750W 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
-2 x MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
-1 x COOLER MASTER Seidon 120M RL-S12M-24PK-R1 Water Cooler
-1 x Sentey Optimus Extreme Division Tower Case - RED 3 x LED FAN / 1 120mm Rear FAN /2 x USB / Card Rdr / Fan Control /4 x Removable Bays / Screwless ( )
-1 x SAMSUNG S22B300H Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LED Monitor (ordered for another PC) will use it on my 50" TV

Now my main question is, could there be any issues with the build eg. stability, response time, power consumption etc ..

Also would there be any issue playing at extreme resolutions or setting up multiple display.

Thank you all

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a c 106 B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 1:34:08 AM

Its largely all right, though I see a big issue with that PSU.
APEVIA are known as a low quality brand, liable to fail if pushed anywhere near its rated wattage. I would replace that as soon as you can.

Other than that its just a few overkill bits, why a 3770k on a gaming rig? and the mobo doesnt have to be that expensive to do what your after.
January 17, 2013 1:49:35 AM

I did see with the reviews that the PSU was 50/50 comment, it was a 1 egg or 5 egg. I decided to try it out anyways but since you are saying to change it, i will.

As for the 3770k its mostly for video editing and converting. I own a website and need to do some video recordings, editing etc ... I also stream and run like 10-15 apps + a couple of chrome tabs open at the same time.

Could you help me out into finding a better PSU on

Thank you
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a c 106 B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 1:53:43 AM

Newegg reviews arent that reliable, the people who post there likely don't know what makes a PSU good and no one other than dedicated review sites has the capability to test if its doing what it should. Most just plug it in, see that it works and give it 5 stars.

That makes more sense now.

Here is a much better PSU.
XFX Core 750W, 80+ Bronze. $120 ($15 rebate)
January 17, 2013 1:57:53 AM

Great thanks, just ordered it.

Appart from that there should be no problem at all i guess !?!

I used to own an Aurora R4 and always had those BSOD, random restarts, GPU failing over and over again.

Sold the damn thing for 1800$ and will never buy pre built again.
a c 106 B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 2:04:22 AM

Nope, dont see anything else that will cause issues.
January 17, 2013 2:11:32 AM

Thanks again !

BTW, insane cooling system you got.

I think im to scared to do that myself, especially with the prices of computers parts xD
a c 106 B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 2:21:11 AM

Thanks, but believe it or not that's a fairly low end water-loop.
Takes a special kind of crazy to see how much electricity goes through a computer then think "What if I add water?" :lol: 

Though if you do it right then there's virtually nil chance of failure, but its always a risk.
a b B Homebuilt system
January 17, 2013 3:16:22 AM

If this is purely for gaming, i suggest this.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($407.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($407.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1617.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-17 00:16 EST-0500)

Note: Probably only need one 7970 to max anything out... Just buy one in a few years for crossfire imo.