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February 13, 2013 11:34:14 PM

I'm looking to build a new PC for gaming and streaming. I'm guessing these parts will be fine for that but I wanted to ask anyway.

Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $319.99
Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $84.99
MSI Z77A-GD65 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $171.26
Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $86.63
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $95.87
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card $399.99
NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $139.99
Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $89.25
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99

Total: $1442.95

Couple questions about the parts list.

-Is the power supply enough? If so, are there any better ones for a better price?
-I'm looking to OC the CPU, are MSI boards good for OC'ing? Are MSI boards good in general? Are there better boards for the same price?
-Is EVGA the way to go for 670's or is the MSI version better?

Any tips or recommendations for other parts would be greatly appreciated.

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February 13, 2013 11:38:39 PM

PSU = Enough
MSI = Not much people recommend it. Asrock and Gigabytes are the favorites here.
670 = EVGA is the best with warranty.
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February 13, 2013 11:53:13 PM

To start of answering your first question: Yes, but you may need a new one IF you plan to SLI the card with another 670. Most people won't do this as it is WAY more than enough power.
Your second question: the MSI board are "fine" for overclocking, make sure you know what you are doing. If you dont know what you are doing: look into the Asrock z77 Extreme4 or the Asus z77 V-(X) for overclocking.
To answer your third: I really do not recommend EVGA they run hot, meaning there is little room for overclock. In general a lighting edition MSI card would end up being a better investment as you will get more power out of the card than you would the EVGA card. Also stock speeds on the MSI card are faster than that of EVGA.

Hope this clears things up a bit. Feel free to ask further questions.
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February 13, 2013 11:58:32 PM

I'm not looking to overclock the graphics card at all. Is there really a big performance increase if you do? I'm only looking to overclock the CPU, but I've never done it before so I'll look at the Asrock and Asus boards. Is OC'ing relatively easy?
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February 14, 2013 12:02:18 AM

habsfreak said:
I'm not looking to overclock the graphics card at all. Is there really a big performance increase if you do? I'm only looking to overclock the CPU, but I've never done it before so I'll look at the Asrock and Asus boards. Is OC'ing relatively easy?


Overclocking is simple as long as you look up a proper guide for your specific motherboard and CPU. You have to know the limits of the board and the CPU and then you will be perfectly fine. It can be a very... Interesting process and can take a few hours. But yeah there are plenty of guides on how to overclock just make sure you have the proper guide.

As for the GPU there really is not a large increase in speed between the 2 at stock speeds so you can stick with the EVGA card.
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February 14, 2013 12:05:33 AM

Yes. I wouldn't OC the GPU.
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February 14, 2013 12:27:06 AM

Ok, thanks.
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