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#1 Gourbish

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:02 AM

Hi everybody,

I’m going to buy a new computer, and to build it after. But as it has been 8 years that I have not built a computer, I’m not really sure about my selection. I want to be sure that I’m not mistaken. :p

So, here is my selection:

  • CPU : Intel Core i7 3770K
  • Graphic card : ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe
  • RAM : Kit Quad Channel DDR3 Kingston HyperX Genesis (4x4Go)
  • Motherboard : Asus GeForce GTX 680 OC DirectCU II TOP
  • Ventirad : Noctua NH-U12P SE2
  • HDD : Western Digital VelociRaptor 500Go
  • Tower case : NZXT Phantom Black/Orange USB 3.0 Edition
  • PSU : Seasonic G-650, 650W
  • Monitor : Iiyama ProLite PLX2377HDS-B1

I want a silent computer which can have high performance in games, and which can last some years.

I believe that compatibilities between CPU, GPU and Motherboard are OK.

I have a small doubt about the ventirad. I wanted to one in order to have more silence and to be able in future to overclock the CPU if I want to do that later.

After using the Asus PSU test, I chose a 650W PSU. It seems that the Seasonic G-650 is a good one with good performances on silence, power consumption and heat.

Finally I had doubts about the tower case because of the long size of the Asus GTX 680. I had difficulties to find information about that for many medium cases. So finally I chose a bigger case which looks pretty, and seems to have good performances on silence and cooling.

About the monitor, at the moment I chose this one because I wanted to buy all pieces on the same website. But if I would decide to buy on several websites, I could change it.


So I thank you in advance for your advice and your time spent answering me.

Bye!

Gourbish


Edited by Gourbish, 18 January 2013 - 10:21 PM.


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:53 AM

I would recommend a bigger power supply. You don't want exact. You want about 100-200 more watts then what you really need. I recommend this because that way if you ever upgrade you don't have to buy a new PSU. I also recommend GSkillz or Crucial ram. they are a little more expensive but they have good cooling strips. That way you have reliable ram. Everything else looks just fine :)

Have fun building :p

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:41 PM

Thank you for your opinion Apollo !
About the ram, I forgot to say that the one I planed to choose was a 1600/cl9 because I read that 1600 would be quite enough.
I looked at G.skill ram and I saw Ares, Ripjaws X, Ripjaws Z, Trident X... I'll have to read more about the different naming ! :)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Are you sure you're going with GTX 680? Do you plan to go SLI with it?
Because if not, I've heard that a single GTX 590 should perform better than the 680.
I have a GTX 590 and I'm pretty happy with it.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

GTX 590 is no more available now. What I read in several tests and reviews is that the 680 is the equivalent. Performances are near those of the 590 but there are improvements about the consumption (less with the 680), the noise (less with the 680) and better cooling. But you're right about the perf' of the 590 from what I read.
And this version of Asus is most expensive but is supposed to be really noiseless while keeping great performances.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:38 AM

I'm looking at a kit of 4x4Go Corsair Vengeance. What do you think of that ?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:26 AM

They're okay, but beware the massive heat sinks that can get in the way of the CPU cooler depending on the motherboard layout. Also, I got 2 x 8 GB so I can upgrade later without having to replace them (I assume you only have 4 slots).

What I'd add as a top priority if I were you is an SSD for the operating system. At the moment that's probably the most notable speed improvement you can get for your money.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

Yes, SSD is mandatory these days imo, a massive bottleneck without it. and the prices have plummeted as well so the cost isn't as bad as it used to be.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Yes, you're right. I was a little worry about what I read on the lifetime of a SSD, but somebody told about SSD I read more articles explaining that the lifetime is not really a problem today. So I'm looking at a Samsung 840 Pro.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:33 AM

I've used Kingston's HyperX RAM before. It's a solid choice. Never once had any issues with it when I was using it. You should have no trouble using it, but I do recommend GSkill since it just has a bit more raw oomph to it. I have Ripjaws X RAM running in my system right now and it's solid as can be. Even my XP server box uses Ripjaws X modules.

The Samsung 840 is a good choice for an SSD. I would still probably recommend the 830 over it since it has proven reliability. I would also recommend the Crucial M4 series since it has superb reliability as well. I'm using one myself and it's extremely powerful.

I'd choose a different motherboard honestly. I'm not too keen on Asus anymore. They used to be rock solid but not so much to me these days. Maybe they improved. Either way, I recommend ASRock boards. I've got a pair and they are the most stable mainboards I have ever used in my life.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

Hi Beowulf and thank you for your opinion too.

I think I will choose Ripjaws X 160 cl9. I'm now thinking about the amount I'll select according to the needs I would be able to have later.

About Asus, I had good experiences with different motherboard, so I continue with them at the moment. ;)
Moreover there are some stuff in the deluxe version that I am interested to have.

The SSD, you're right about about Samsung 840 vs 830, but I read better things for the 840 Pro. It's more expensive, but if I have enough founds I will try it.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

Hi,

 

Just a word to say thank you for your help.

I bought my PC today.

 

For those interested, here is my config : 

  • CPU : Intel Core i7 3770K
  • Motherboard : ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe
  • RAM : Kit Dual Channel DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws X PC-12800 (2x4Go)
  • Graphic card : Asus GeForce GTX 680 OC DirectCU II TOP
  • Ventirad : Noctua NH-U12P SE2
  • SSD : Samsung 840 Pro, 128 Go
  • HDD : Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1To
  • Tower case : NZXT Phantom Black/Orange USB 3.0 Edition
  • PSU : Seasonic P-660, 660 W (I talk about PSU in asus forums and they said that without SLi 650W will be enough.)
  • Monitor : Iiyama ProLite PLX2377HDS-B1

Now, waiting before building... ^^


Edited by Gourbish, 19 January 2013 - 06:12 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

I think you made a mistake with the Graphic Card and Motherboard. LOL :p


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:19 AM

..... ?

About your previous post and the GTX 590 ? I already answered you.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:40 AM

I mean this:


  • Graphic card :
  • Motherboard : Asus GeForce GTX 680 OC DirectCU II TOP



Shouldn't be this?
  • Graphic card : Asus GeForce GTX 680 OC DirectCU II TOP
  • Motherboard : ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Oh ok ! lol

I didn't saw this mistake ! :p

 

You're right... It's the problem with the copy & paste ! :)






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