buying parts for a new pc

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Jan 9, 2012

buying parts for a new pc by ecko at 11:21 PM (710 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. ecko
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    minimum recommended from nvidia is 500 watts, 550 should be alright.

    Also I don't recommend factory overclocked gpu as the benefit from them is almost invisible to the user and isn't worth the premium, especially the one you chose as the oc is very slim. If you want an oc card, just buy one with stock clock an oc it yourself, that's where the fun is, and appreciate the full value of the extra 3 to 6% fps on peaks you'll gain.

    here's an example of what i'm talking about (with the 580):
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-580-overclock,2993-8.html
     
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    Everything seems nice and in order, it would be recommended to get yourself a 650w power supply as it provides ample power for your components with added headroom (for SLI, etc.), if you can get yourself a modular psu in your budget that would be great as well since there are less hassles with unwanted/unneeded cables.

    Regarding the Twin Frozr II he's selected the main feature of the card isn't so much the factory OC but it's heatsink cooler, Twin Frozr II's are fantastic cards with low temperatures and a great choice if you're going for SLI in the future where to provide extra cooling in a smaller space.
     
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    I won't comment on the case, because I think aesthetics are up to you.
    For the motherboard, I went with the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z because I've had many years of bad history with Asrock and their crappy motherboards.
    The CPU is good. You didn't list a CPU cooler, so I assume you don't mind the annoying sound the Intel stock cooler makes and you'll never over clock it.
    I've got Corsair XMS3 RAM - always performed well, although there's next to no difference between it and it's competitors from Kingston and G.Skill.
    Twin Frozr II is currently the best value GTX560 Ti on the Market, and easily the most recommended. However AMD and nVidia are releasing their new graphics cards this month (or so I'm told) so if you can, wait to see how they perform before you buy the graphics card.
    OCZ Vertex 3 are better than Corsair Force 3, but Crucial M4 are much better value (they recently released a firmware update that increased performance by up to 70%, giving it stiff competition with SandForce 2200 SSDs.
    For the HDD... Stop. The only part where performance matters is the part of the drive with Windows on it. If you put Windows on the SSD, the speed of the HDD becomes irrelevant. You can save money by getting a Western Digital Caviar Green drive and see no performance difference. You could even get 2TB for nearly the same price. The only exception is if you use the Z68 SmartCache technology, but that is a pain to set up correctly (and if set up wrong, it does nothing).

    For the Power Supply, I recommend Antec TruePower 650. It's relatively cheap, modular, and from a well recognised brand. Never accept PSUs from unknown brands - they're liable to explode.
     
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    Wow originality, digesting that post is gonna take a while.
    So i should go for an asus mobo i/o asrock?
    And is the stock cooler that much more.louder than a aftermarket one?
    And indeed im not planning yet to oc the processor, but might in the future.
    And yes, was planning to put windows and a few games i play alot on the ssd, so i should go for a hdd thats a bit worse in performance but with more storage then.
    And.thank you for the.suggestion of.psu :)
     
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    ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI are the best 3 motherboard manufacturers from what I've seen.

    The purpose of an aftermarket cooler is to give better performance to the stock intel cooler. What many end up doing is using a more efficient and quieter fan too, which is usually mounted on one side to push the hot air towards the exhaust fan in the back/top of the case. In the 2 systems I built last week, we also used closed liquid cooling loops (CPU mount, 2 pipes, radiator and a fan - it never opens up so there's no risk of leaking) and the difference in sound is amazing. Not to mention the temperature was only 14C in my system (with the Corsair H60).

    Don't expect to fit any more than 2 games on the SSD. I've not installed any games on it and I've already used up 65GB after Windows and all updates.
     
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    asrock is not bad anymore they used to produced bad quality but lately the mobos are at least as well build as the ones msi makes (I actually heard quite a bit of bad stuff about msi ones).
    LIke Originality said a after market cooler can have a great improvement in the noice, if you are not going to oc or at least not to the extreme I would get something like a master hyper 212 plus if you can spare a little more a scythe mugen 2 is always a good option (its better than the 3). as for the psu I would go for a little bigger than 500/550w it may be enough but with 600w you just have a little more room for upgrade+ and the fact that the power a powersupply provide decreases over time may let it last a few extra years. It also will most likely be a little more efficient on load when you use a little more beefy psu than needed. The most important thing you need to do when buying a psu is not to go for the cheap and shitty brands because that will only bring trouble. I got this this one when I upgraded psu and it would be a good choice for you as well if you care about them being modular (not having a lot of cables in your case wasting space).
     
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    ok so i compared 3 different mobo's for now.
    asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3, gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3, msi P67A-GD55 (B3)
    the msi one has a p67 chipset. havent seen anything which makes it stand out to the z68.
    except for price (and amount of usb ports) the asrock and gigabyte mobo are the same, so should i go for the cheapest?

    meanwhile i've checked on some site what the max amount of power is that i need. it was at about 482 watt
    so i found the cooler master silent pro m600
    which is also modular and not too costly.
    as i'm not really familiar with coolers, i'll go for the the hyper 212 plus qlum suggested.

    edit: Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS, 1TB
    found this hdd, which only costs marginally more, but has more space
     

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