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#1 threebills

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 01:29 PM

hello all,i built this for gaming mostly and am wondering (although it looks good and running fine) if i could have done something better,i still have time to return stuff and swap out so please any advice/opinions are welcome

 

i7 4790k

ASUS Z97 AR MOBO

SAMSUNG 850 PRO 128 GIG

KINGSTON HYPERX 2X8 GIG 1600 MHZ

NVIDIA 660 TI VID CARD

CORSAIR CX750M PSU


ALSO ,is the samsung 840 evo better for gaming and all around use than the 850 pro SSD? i heard conflicting thoughts



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 01:13 AM

I guess I would check video game performance to see if the video card was good enough for me.



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 01:32 AM

 

SAMSUNG 850 PRO 128 GIG

IMHO

That is a little small for a Windows pc. My Ubuntu with games and assorted software comes in at 59 GiB and that's without any MP3's.

How big is a windows install now days 20 GiB?

Add to that Games Drivers other software.

Add to that over-provisioning (between 6.7 and 10% of total drive space)

And you are not left with all that much space.

 

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 08:49 AM

ya,i used 60 gigs but i have nothing else to dl,i plan on getting a hdd for storage,just buying  everything left me broke lol



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 08:51 AM

ya it does look really good and im happy with it,i was just wondering if i did ok for the money....tyvm for your replies



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 11:09 AM

Hello threebills, i am just curious to the reason why you have chosen a 750W power supply for a single graphics card system? Do you plan to use multiple graphics card later on? Getting a 840 EVO will be cheaper and you will not notice the difference in performances between the 840 and 850 when gaming. That saved amount could go to a better graphics card, as a "gaming" system, you would want the best graphics card you can get within your budget, rather then the top of the line CPU. 


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 12:08 PM

ya i got the 750 watt because it was on sale and just 15 dollars more,figured mind as well just in case i needed it later on.As far as the chip i was looking at the i5 4690k,being the 4790k was 70 buks more and i had the money,i just went for it being this is the only computer i have,and again,in case i needed it for the future,Im figuring then for gaming all is ok unless i get a better vid card?



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 02:40 PM

first off, way to go on getting everything up and running!

i would recommend a second, mechanical (not SSD) HD for storage, as you're gonna run out of space pretty fast. Down the road, I'd look at upgrading GPU, maybe adding more/bettter fans or pre-built liquid cooling apparatus. heat is one of the greatest enemies of computer functioning... (after water, shock, nevermind... there's about a billion ways to screw up a computer.)



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:38 PM

THANK YOU DEFANGED! ya,im gonna get another hdd for storage for sure,im just a blue collar worker and couldnt wait to have it all at once,i bought what i could to have it up and running while i had the cash lol....ya i was thinking the same on the gpu,although this 660 ti actually looks great and im happy with it,i was just wondering others thoughts,..heres the thing.....im semi ok with comps,knowing what does what and what to look for,but not pro...and asking others,there will always be critisicm,which i want...to find out info,only way we learn is asking...i guess i didnt ask my question properly,i should have said" is my comp good for gaming and any future things i might need to do on it" lol thats why i overkilled the chip and power supply....and i thank everyone for the input cause everyones comments help me learn more.....

pretty pic btw,you build that?






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