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Is this a good setup for my first PC?

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February 28, 2013 4:02:24 AM

Remeber that I only have 1800 dlls to work with. I would appreciate any thoughts / advice :)  http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Gwdg

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February 28, 2013 4:09:52 AM

That's actually quite a good list, though for the price, you could probably get two 660Ti's or 7950's if you wanted to. The PSU is good, usually Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec are more go-to brands, but you'll probably be fine. 16GB RAM is overkill for gaming, either get a higher speed 8GB kit or use that extra money to help afford an SLI or Crossfire setup. Also, I wouldn't recommend that cooler. A Hyper 212 plus in push/pull will work better and be cheaper, there are many other viable options as well. Besides that, it looks pretty good.
February 28, 2013 4:11:24 AM

for rendering, media editing, VMs, misc. professional tasks? it's ok. only thing i'd change is the PSU. unless you're adding various other components later on, say a custom water loop, i'm guessing you can get away with a 750W PSU, even if you plan to CF that 7970.

solely for gaming alone, however, it's overkill.
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February 28, 2013 4:14:11 AM

1. I would swap out the CPU cooler for a CM hyper 212.

2. If you can save money, drop thw PSU to 750W if you plan on Crossfiring, 600W if not.
February 28, 2013 4:19:06 AM

mclovits said:
That's actually quite a good list, though for the price, you could probably get two 660Ti's or 7950's if you wanted to. The PSU is good, usually Corsair, Seasonic, or Antec are more go-to brands, but you'll probably be fine. 16GB RAM is overkill for gaming, either get a higher speed 8GB kit or use that extra money to help afford an SLI or Crossfire setup. Also, I wouldn't recommend that cooler. A Hyper 212 plus in push/pull will work better and be cheaper, there are many other viable options as well. Besides that, it looks pretty good.


So I should stick with one Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ? Just get 1 that is faster? As for now I dont plan on doing SLI or Crossfire. Also what cooler is that exactly?
February 28, 2013 4:36:11 AM

Yeah, I'd get a kit like this if you are gaming and you really want faster RAM, though it won't make a huge difference: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd keep the PSU in case you want to go SLI or Crossfire in the future, unless you know you probably wont, then you could get a 750 or so watt power supply and save some money that way.

If you plan on overclocking, which you should, get something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both will perform better than that H60, I guarantee you, and the Hyper 212 (1st link) is 1/2 the cost.
February 28, 2013 5:12:16 AM

mclovits said:
Yeah, I'd get a kit like this if you are gaming and you really want faster RAM, though it won't make a huge difference: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd keep the PSU in case you want to go SLI or Crossfire in the future, unless you know you probably wont, then you could get a 750 or so watt power supply and save some money that way.

If you plan on overclocking, which you should, get something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Both will perform better than that H60, I guarantee you, and the Hyper 212 (1st link) is 1/2 the cost.



As for your choice in RAM is ripjaws better than kingston?
February 28, 2013 5:34:44 AM

It really just depends on the speed, I would get maybe an 1866MHz kit if you want the faster RAM but in reality 1600MHz is plenty fast, especially for gaming. Also, that Zalman cooler will perform well, but if you want to save money those Hyper 212's can comfortably keep a 4.6-4.8GHz chip cool (just read the reviews, a couple people even tried 5GHz), in push/pull you might be able to go higher.
February 28, 2013 6:00:49 AM

awesome great stuff Mclovits appreciate it. :) 
February 28, 2013 6:25:55 AM

Sure thing, my pleasure
February 28, 2013 6:43:45 AM

My question is if this is for video work, or gaming. You can save some money without sacrificing performance if it's for gaming.
February 28, 2013 6:51:02 AM

eyeage said:
My question is if this is for video work, or gaming. You can save some money without sacrificing performance if it's for gaming.


It is for gaming but I would like to stream my Raids in 1080p
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