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#1 bareblar03

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:29 AM

Hey, I decided to build a new PC to get back into the gaming world after a few years without - I've been playing games on a netbook to pass the time and I am more than sick of unplayable framerates.

Anyway, I ordered the parts on Friday and they are arriving tomorrow.

The parts are as follows:

Case:
Coolermaster HAF 932 Blue edition
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119213

PSU:
Coolermaster 750W
http://www.newegg.co...olermaster 750w

Motherboard:
ASRock Z77 Pro4 1155
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157296

Processor:
Intel i5 3570K 3.4 (3.8) stock
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116504

Processor Heatsink and Fan:
Noctua NH-D14
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835608018

GPU:
MSI GTX660ti Power Edition: TwinFrozr IV
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127696

RAM:
G.Skill Sniper 1600mhz 1.25v 16GB (2x8gb)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231609

Monitor:
ASUS VW246H 24" Monitor - 1920x1080 native
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824236049

SSD:
OCZ Agility 3 240GB SSD
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227727



Thoughts greatly appreciated, will post back with achieved clocks and other tidbits, maybe some photos of the case once I manage all the cabling since I bought a non-modular PSU :( thank god the HAF932 has so much cable management!

Would love your opinions on what I could have done differently and how you expect it to perform, I'll have real world results by the end of the week.


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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:12 AM

i'd buy the ivy-bridge i7 3770k instead of that cpu other than that you're going to have pretty good frames in-game but a little thing i would recommend would to buy a second HDD drive (1.5tb or so) because 240gb can get clogged up pretty quick and you don't want to reformat every 2-3 months =\
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:37 AM

There's no point getting i7 3770k instead of i5 3570k. Overclocked they're pretty much the same and most gaming builds go with the latter anyway. The only difference between the two is multi-threading and an increased price tag ... not worth it.

As mentioned, a SSD is good for using as a boot drive and as storage for programs, but you'll want a HDD for other stuff. Otherwise, good build; it seems pretty well balanced.


#4 Pharaun

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:53 AM

Unless you stream, and then the i7 helps.


Thoughts:

Definitely use an old hdd or get another hdd for storage, etc.

16GB RAM is probably overkill.  For gaming, streaming, etc. it's a waste.  Also did you check to make sure that RAM fits under a d14?  GSkill ripjaws *BARELY* fit (like <2mm headroom).  Check on Noctua's website just to be safe.

That PSU is not great (it's a seventeam PoS), and also it is overkill.  You don't need more than a 500W PSU.

But if you already ordered, oh well.  Sucks a bit, but it'll work.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:09 PM

Yeah, the RAM fits with the Noctua and the Noctua fits in the case, I did my homework on that bit before ordering.

I looked up the differences between the 3570k and the 3770k and since I won't be rendering video the HT won't be that useful and overclocked to the same clocks the difference between the PCUs is negligible as far as I can see, def not worth 100$

I was actually in luck, my friend gave me an old PC case and he left a 320gb HDD in there so I have something at least for bulk storage and when I start to run low I'll just order a TB or so.

The RAM probably was overkill yeah, but I got it for only 70$ total and apparently it overclocks really well since it's 1.25v stock at 1600mhz

Thanks a lot for the advice, I'm going to post overclock results once I get all the bits, it's about 30 minutes away currently via car so I expect to see it sometime in the next few hours! :)

I have to say, this HAF 932 is by far the best case I've ever used even just for installation, the tool-less design works really well and it's a solid steel tank haha.

What's wrong with the PSU anyway? I know 750w was a bit much but it was cheap at the time and it seemed like a good one aside from not being modular


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#6 Pharaun

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:30 AM

It's manufactured by seventeam.  Compared by the ones manufactured by seasonic or maybe even delta, it's going to have much shittier current.

(Manufactured by seasonic, sold by seasonic, corsair, antec, xfx, etc).  See these lists:

http://whirlpool.net...u_manufacturers
http://database.ul.c...7374&sequence=1

So you're really looking for corsair ax, hx (<750), some tx; many of the xfx ones; antec basiq or earthwatts, etc.

But that's all very nitpicky.  The coolermaster one will work, don't sweat it too much.
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