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post #1 of 5
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Hi,

Here is a first pitch of a new gaming build that I want to buy soon. Please tell me what you think of it and what I should change. It costs roughly 1800$ on Newegg Canada.

Case: Corsair Carbide 500R

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K Haswell 3.4 GHz

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100i

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...


Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


GPU: EVGA GTX 760 Superclocked 2 GB (x2 in SLI)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Power supply: XFX Pro Series 850W BRONZE

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB - 1600 MHz

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


Now, some questions:

- Since I'm using my SSD as a boot drive, is there a big difference in performance between the Samsung 840 and Samsung 840 Pro at this level ?

- Is getting 16 GB of memory worth it for gaming and everyday computing ?

- Is 850W overkill to run that build. If yes, which power supply do you recommend ?

- I don't plan (at short term) to do overclocking. Should I get a cheaper heatsink instead of the H100 ?

- Any comments on the Carbide 500R ? Is it a good case ?
post #2 of 5
if you are canadian you going to get better prices from ncix. and the shipping is lower 2
post #3 of 5
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=88209&vpn=Maximus%20Hero%20%26%20i5%204670K&manufacture=Bundle%20Deals&promoid=1062
i5 4670k, asus maximus iv hero = 449.99 + free shipping
viper 3 2x4 gb = 69$
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=87562&vpn=PV38G160C0K&manufacture=Patriot&promoid=1062 = corsair 600t =150$

for your video card you should only need 1, I would go with a 7970.
anyway check on the weekly deals that ncix have.
you can always use shopbot.ca to look for the best price on items.
hope this helps
post #4 of 5
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Hi,
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Here is a first pitch of a new gaming build that I want to buy soon. Please tell me what you think of it and what I should change. It costs roughly 1800$ on Newegg Canada.

Case: Corsair Carbide 500R

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K Haswell 3.4 GHz

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100i

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...


Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


GPU: EVGA GTX 760 Superclocked 2 GB (x2 in SLI)

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Power supply: XFX Pro Series 850W BRONZE

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB - 1600 MHz

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


Now, some questions:

- Since I'm using my SSD as a boot drive, is there a big difference in performance between the Samsung 840 and Samsung 840 Pro at this level ?

- Is getting 16 GB of memory worth it for gaming and everyday computing ?

- Is 850W overkill to run that build. If yes, which power supply do you recommend ?

- I don't plan (at short term) to do overclocking. Should I get a cheaper heatsink instead of the H100 ?

- Any comments on the Carbide 500R ? Is it a good case ?

1) I would skip the 840 Pro, and save your money by going with a Sandisk Extreme. You can get a 120GB off of NCIX for $125 and it's as fast as the 840 Pro.

2) You dont need 16 GB of memory, but in all honestly you can get better memory for the money. Look at some 8GB kits of G.Skill 2400MHz memory: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231667

3) Overclocking is free performance, and even mild overclocks like 4.2-4.4GHz really take no effort. There are plenty of Haswell overclock guides in the Intel CPU section of this forum. By following the guidelines and reading through you will be able to achieve a minor overclock up to 4.4GHz with little effort in about an hour to be honest with you. If you really do not plan on trying to go above 4.5GHz then really no need for an H100, could save that money by getting a larger SSD like a 240GB Sandisk Extreme. Instead I would go with a COOLER MASTER Hyper TX3. Try to shoot for a 4.2-4.4GHz overclock. Should be able to achieve it with rather low voltage, and really doesn't take too much time.

4) I really like the 500R, it's a nice case with a lot of cooling options. \

5) PSU is pretty overkill, especially if you aren't doing any crazy amounts of overclocking. Go with this Power Supply instead.

Besides that everything looks pretty good thumb.gif
post #5 of 5
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UP ? Anyone else ?
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