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Advice, suggestions on first build please


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#1 iEndzeit

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:15 AM

Hey, i was looking to update my rig, pretty much just a fresh new build actually. With my current rig which was a prebuild from ebuyer, I updated the GPU and PSU recently which i'm hoping to transfer to this new build. So this is my first build really.

 

These are the products my thinking of using for this new rig. Looking to try and stay around £600/£700 range. This is currently £666.16. But if anyone has suggestion on how to make it cheaper but equal that'd be good too.

Fractal Design Core 3000 Case
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/fractal-design-core-3000...

Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz Socket 1155 8MB
http://www.ebuyer.com/349023-intel-core-i7-3770-3-4ghz-...

Be Quiet! Dark Rock 2 Socket (Probably going to change the stock fan)
http://www.ebuyer.com/387585-be-quiet-dark-rock-2-bk015

AsRock Fatal1ty Z77 Performance Motherboard
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AsRock-Fatal1ty-Z77-Performance...

Kingston Technologyicon1.png 8 GB (2x4 GB) 2133MHz. DDR3 HyperX Beast 
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A77204K

2x GIGABYTE GTX 760 (OC) Windforce SLI (Already have one)
http://www.ebuyer.com/525309-gigabyte-gtx-760-2gb-gddr5...

I already have a NovaTech 750w Modular PSU (Black edition i don't think the edition matters, thought that doesn't matter). I already have the peripherals too, also have my HDD which i will sooner or later update to SSD at some point, just not at the moment.

 

If anyone could spare some advice, suggests or improvements to the line up for my next build. I'd appreciate it.


Edited by iEndzeit, 06 March 2014 - 11:47 AM.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 02:04 PM

you could probably increase performance and decrease cost in a couple ways here...

 

For starters that motherboard is not geared to handle the 2 video cards very well, so you would actually see better performance out of just one, I would say use the one that you have, then plan for a large upgrade sometime in the future (couple years or so most likely)

 

The Motherboard also will not accept the 2133MHz RAM without some BIOS tweaking (O.C. ing) and to be honest youd probably be better off with 1600MHz

 

You would also probably benefit from a Z87 Motherboard and a newer Haswell build CPU, going with something like the i5 - 4670S would yield almost identical performance, at a lower cost and power consumption.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:09 PM

Hi, overall your build looks great although there are some minor changes that i would makes like lowering the ram to 1600mhz because you will not see any noticeable performance increase in games and ram is currently not cheap as the price has been hiked. Also you can leave the stock fan on the CPU cooler as it is very quiet and is more then capable of cooling down your CPU sufficiently. From the suggestions that i have made, you would be able to save some cash in the process and allocate it to more fans into the system as having 2 graphics card will make the case overall warmer.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 10:25 PM

Thank you for the feedback guys. Made a few changes based on what was said. Hopefully I got the MoBo and Ram compability right this time.

 

Intel Core i5 4670K Quad Core

 

​Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz (2x 4gb)

 

ASRock Z87 EXTREME3 Motherboard

 

Sound any better?

 

Also this change has dropped the price down by £50 give or take, just using Amazon prices.


Edited by iEndzeit, 06 March 2014 - 10:25 PM.


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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:34 PM

You can shave a few more pounds off with the i7-4770 if you don't plan to overclock :)

Edited by killerx525, 06 March 2014 - 11:36 PM.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:35 AM

That aftermarket CPU cooler does not list LGA 1150 as a compatible socket.  Even if you aren't planning on overclocking, I would suggest getting one with a large fan (120mm) for both thermal and noise reasons.  That isn't to say the stock fan won't work, but an aftermarket fan will yield better results.  Do you also have a copy of Windows you can use?  If you are currently using a full, boxed retail copy, you can move it to a new PC, but an OEM or System Builder copy cannot as the license is tied to the motherboard.  For licensing, Microsoft determines a PC based on the motherboard, so, new motherboard equals new PC


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:16 AM

Ah, I thought i saw that it was compatible on a few sites. Might have been looking at different cooler instead.

 

Would the Coolermaster Hyper T4  yield better results?

 

The computer came with a Windows 8 installer. However the disc states "for use with a licensed Cyberpower PC". So from that, I'm guessing I'd have to buy a new OS too?



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:32 AM

It is "LGA 1150 ready" according to BeQuiet.  Cooler compatibility for LGA 1156/1155/1150 is the same, I believe.  The mounting holes are the same.  It's a good heatsink, but a bit pricey in my view.  Some compatibility issues with ram slots likely due to it's size.  Review here.

 

I'm considering an upgrade myself to the same processor you're using (from an i5 750).  Not decided yet.  But I was looking at coolers and I think I was going to go for this one.  The pipes are at an angle so it shouldn't block the memory slots, hopefully.  Thermalright is one of the oldest makers of these things and have always been impressed with their products in the past.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:54 AM

I was looking at a couple of Thermalrights coolers but haven't seen that one, looks very good.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:53 AM

 

The computer came with a Windows 8 installer. However the disc states "for use with a licensed Cyberpower PC". So from that, I'm guessing I'd have to buy a new OS too?

That is correct, you will have to purchase a new OS as the one the that came with the PC is a OEM copy not in a retail packaging.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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