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Buying a new computer, need some advices!

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March 11, 2014 3:01:17 PM

Hello everyone!

I decide that im gonna buy a new computer in the near future. I was looking and doing some researches on the internet about the components and i come up with:

CPU: Intel Core i5 4670 Haswell 3,40 GHz, 1150

GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 760, 2GB, PCI-E

MOTHERBOARD: MSI H87-G41 PC Mate, 1150

MEMORY: Kingston HyperX Blu DDR3 8GB (2x 4GB) 1600 MHz (KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB, 7200 rpm, 64 MB, SATA III (ST1000DM003)


POWER: LC Power Silent LC5550 V2.2 550 W


So what do you think of my build. Would you replace something with something better, cheaper ?
Any advice is welcome.

Ty for your answers =)
March 11, 2014 3:13:16 PM

i would get a better psu.
March 11, 2014 3:16:43 PM

^+1, Get a better PSU (XFX, Seasonic, Antec, etc., 80+ Bronze cert minimum)
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March 11, 2014 3:18:24 PM

1) Go with an asus, asrock or gigabyte mobo. the MSI user interface is annoying and highly criticized.

2) Make sure the RAM you're getting is 1.5V or lower. I believe that line of kingston is 1.65V.

3) The barracuda has one of the highest failure rates for HDD. Go with a Caviar blue or a hitachi.

4) Different PSU. Ideally antec, seasonic, xfx or corsair. EVGA, thermaltake smart series and enermax are also other good ones.
March 11, 2014 3:34:01 PM

the ram can be 1.65v, it is totally fine. intel mobo standards require that the cpu handle up to 1.9v, and the mobo up to 1.8v, the reason they reccommend 1.5v is to ensure absolute flawless performance. 99.999% of the time 1.65v ram is fine.
March 11, 2014 3:34:55 PM

It has nothing to do with the mobo, it has to do with the operating voltage of haswell and they have to be similar to the RAM.
March 11, 2014 3:36:16 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
i would get a better psu.

Yup a better psu would be most definite. Otherwise its pretty solid
March 11, 2014 3:39:47 PM

woltej1 said:
It has nothing to do with the mobo, it has to do with the operating voltage of haswell and they have to be similar to the RAM.

the ram is handled by the cpu via the mobo, it runs through all three.
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March 12, 2014 2:07:36 AM

So can you pls advice me what motherboard to choose instead of this msi one.

I was looking at this one. Is this one better than the msi one ?

Gigabyte GA-H87M-D3H, 1150

March 12, 2014 7:52:16 AM

looks good.
March 12, 2014 1:54:34 PM

OK i have changed my build a little. What about now. What do you think about motherboard. Should i buy a better one. If so, any suggestions would be nice. And i have also 1 question about rams V and CPus V. Are they good and compatible ?

Link to build:
March 12, 2014 1:57:04 PM

well the above link does't look, am I looking at the original post for the new mobo and RAM?
March 12, 2014 2:31:29 PM

there is nothing wrong with the original mobo.