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#1 koszulc

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 02:44 PM

Hello!

 

I wonder to buy a new computer set, called a gaming one. I can't really tell how big is my budget because of my origin, our prices are a bit lower than in most of countries, I guess it's like 950$ -/+ . I would like to build a set which contains a graphics card Nvidia gtx 970, and here is my first question, what brand I should choose, MSI, Gigabyte, or maybe Palit? What are the differences between them? Processor I want to get is an Intel I5 4460. I get a trouble with match a motherboard, power supply, ram memory and SSD. Look forward to seeing the builds you come up with. I'm open to put a link from shops in my country to compare or get any hints about new gaming set.

 

Sorry for each mistake I made in my ask.

 

Thx for help!


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 02:48 PM

FYI, An easy way to see if your parts are compatible with each other is the website PCPartPicker.com. And I would most likely go with MSI because they are well-known and make good products (I have an MSI motherboard).


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#3 koszulc

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 03:12 PM

This is my example set. Seems that its compatible, but in my country people say about motherboard with chipset B85, prices of this mb are so low for these chipsets and I'm afraid that this mother won't work longer than 2 years without any problems like stable or overvoltages. For example they were recommending me a Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H, whats the truth between strength/durability and price.

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/koszulc/saved/JZ8323


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 03:19 PM

This is the one I have in my all-purpose computer (~$800): http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-h81me33

 

But I'm not sure if it will work with your build or not. It's a good motherboard for a very nice price so it's worth a try! :)


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Posted 10 August 2015 - 03:45 PM

I can't afford for try, prefer to purchase a motherboard which works like 4-5 years without any bigger problems, deform etc.

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 12:28 PM

Thx for help.



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 12:44 PM

According to PCPartPicker, the motherboard will work with your build, but you'll need to do a BIOS update (http://www.7tutorials.com/how-update-bios-your-computers-motherboard-5-steps)


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 05:45 PM

I would recommend that you go to one 8gb stick so in the future if you need more ram you can add another stick, and it will be cheaper.


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 06:13 PM

I would recommend that you go to one 8gb stick so in the future if you need more ram you can add another stick, and it will be cheaper.

That is what I would do too.


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:19 PM

This is my example set. Seems that its compatible, but in my country people say about motherboard with chipset B85, prices of this mb are so low for these chipsets and I'm afraid that this mother won't work longer than 2 years without any problems like stable or overvoltages. For example they were recommending me a Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H, whats the truth between strength/durability and price.

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/koszulc/saved/JZ8323

 

More expensive motherboards tend to use better components.  Better quality capacitors, better CPU power phases, better cooling, thicker PCB's.  The Z97 chipset boards usually have a better all round specification as well as improved component quality compared to very cheap boards.  But to be honest, running a CPU at standard speed for 5 years should be OK on any reasonable quality motherboard from a decent manufacturer. I've got motherboards bought over 10 years ago that still work fine ;)

 

I'm not sure the OCZ power supply is a good choice now.  It's expensive and an old design now (at least 6 years old).  I'm not sure OCZ are still in the business even.  I'd suggest something like one of these for example:

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii520bronze

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220gs0550v1

 

According to PCPartPicker, the motherboard will work with your build, but you'll need to do a BIOS update (http://www.7tutorials.com/how-update-bios-your-computers-motherboard-5-steps)

 

It's really "may" need a BIOS update. There's actually different revisions of the motherboard, but it appears from the website even the earliest Rev. 1.0 boards should support Haswell Refresh chips out of the box, as Bios version F12 appears to be the first version they did. The newer Rev 2.1 definitely would.


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