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Am I building my gaming pc properly?


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#1 henry9673

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 04:52 AM

Hi guys first post here so bear with me. I want to build a pc for gaming mostly games like Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Borderlands 1 and 2 etc. If you guys could take a look at this stuff and just let me know if something is not compatible,  is missing or could be better without jacking the price up too much it would be greatly appreciated. Right now I'm shopping at Newegg.com I'll probably shop around for prices but this is what I plan on getting in the end.

 

       COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and ...       

 

       EVGA 04G-P4-2649-KR GeForce GT 640 4GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card       

 

       FSP Group AURUM 92+ Series PT-450M 450W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Modular Active ...       

 

       CORSAIR XMS3 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model CMX16GX3M4A1333C9       

 

       JetWay JNAF93-Q77 LGA 1155 Intel Q77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard       

 

       Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K       

 

       COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case cooler              (x3)

 

        COOLER MASTER R4-L4S-10AB-GP 140mm Blue LED Case cooler       

 

       LITE-ON Black Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo SATA Model ihes112-04 - OEM       

 

       Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive       

 

       Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium       

 

 

Thanks folks, Henry.

 

P.S. Monitor Keyboard etc, I've already got covered.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:53 AM

Couple of questions:

 

Why are you getting a server board with a bunch of useless PCI slots when Z77 boards are cheaper and more feature rich?

 

I don't think a GT 640 has enough horsepower to run a modern game effectively.  The games you listed will run like molasses on that card.

 

Aim higher and look for a 4770K/Z87 combo.  They are pretty close, maybe cheaper, in price and compared to your proposed setup, will outrun it.  Newegg had a 4700K/Z87 Sabertooth combo going last week.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:42 AM

Your build seems CPU-heavy and GPU-light, which is sort of opposite of what you need.  You need a mid-range CPU and GPU with a decent power supply.  Here's something to consider...

 

Motherboard:  MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970, if you are going to use Crossfire/SLI go for MSI 990FXA-GD65V2.

 

CPU:  AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz

 

GPU:  In order of power, from least to most you should get:  XFX Double D FX-787A-CDBC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Black Edition 2GB, XFX FX-795A-TNFC Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB, and XFX Double D FX797ATDJC Radeon HD 7970 3GB.

 

PSU:  CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W, unless you need to do Crossfire/SLI then you should use CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W.

 

Why are you needing a 10K RPM hard drive?


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:35 AM

Echo above.

 

Better boards (Z77) out there at better prices.  Even better, check out Z87 boards in combo with a 4670K Haswell.  About the same cost, 7-15% better performance vs a 3770K/Z77 combo.  Look to Asus and Gigabyte first......and PCI slots are a waste now.

 

That video card you selected is........mediocre (diplomacy there).  128bit, 4 gig of DDR3, just no.  DJBPace made some good suggestions on video cards, I would add NVidia GTX 660TI to your list.  Hard to go wrong on a 7870/7950/7970 though.

 

Ditto on the power supply.  FSP usually makes decent stuff, but Corsair is a really good "bang for the buck" power supply, reliable as heck to.

 

Hold off on all the extra fans for now.

 

At this point, a Velociraptor is just overpriced kludge (sorry to all the Velociraptor owners out there).  You can get a WD Black for half the price, or make the jump to a proper SSD.

 

Oh, memory- 2X8gig would be preferable, DDR3 1600, in the 1.35-1.5V range.

 

CPU cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

 

 

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131979

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148663

 

Just an opinion.....................................


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:27 PM

The HAF932 already includes 3x 230mm and 1 140mm fans, which is more then enough considering it is part of the HAF series, High Air Flow.


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