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WOW. First off, let me say Its been over 4 years since I've last posted in this forum. Anyways, I'm here for some thoughts on my new PC build!


So back in late 2010 I built my first PC. It is Asus Pc in my signature. Loved it. In 2014 I bought a new PSU and GPU for it. Sadly, only a few months after that, the motherboard fried up along with the CPU ( or so thats what the shop told me ). I had little money at the time, so i was in between a rock and a hard place. I ended up having to settle for a mediocre motherboard and CPU, and the store didn't even realize the mobo wasn't compatible with my SSD. It was kind of a mess.

Well now I finally have money to upgrade. I want to keep my PSU and GPU as they're only a little more than a year old and still work great. The build is in my signature as Asus PC II, but I'll also post the parts here:

Intel I7 6700K 4.0Ghz
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 3000Mhz
Intel 750 400GB PCI-E SSD
Cooler Master HAF X

EVGA GTX 760 2GB Superclock
EVGA 750w Modular


Basically I wanted the best mix between price and performance. I try not to cross $1500.00 on any PC build. The CPU is the best quad core on the market. The RAM seems to be some of the best around. Plus the SSD looks to be about the fastest you can buy. I understand the GPU isn't the best, but the rest of this system seems super fast and I can't justify spending $500 on a new monster GTX when the one I have works pretty well.

Basically I'm wanting to know if anyone has any recommendations on the different components. Does this build look pretty optimized?

Thanks!

P.S. I currently have a very nice monitor with top of the line keyboard and mouse, so no need to worry about my peripherals.
Asus Pc
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Intel Core i7 950 Asus Sabertooth X58 Ati Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 4Gb G. Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
G. Skill Phoenix Series FM-25S2S SSD Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit Dell 19" 1440X900 Silverstone 500W 
Case
Antec 900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6700k 4.0Ghz Asus Z170 Pro Gaming EVGA GTX 760 2GB Superclocked  16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Intel 750 PCI-E SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit EVGA 750W Modular 
Case
Cooler Master HAF X 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 950 Asus Sabertooth X58 Ati Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 4Gb G. Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
G. Skill Phoenix Series FM-25S2S SSD Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit Dell 19" 1440X900 Silverstone 500W 
Case
Antec 900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6700k 4.0Ghz Asus Z170 Pro Gaming EVGA GTX 760 2GB Superclocked  16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Intel 750 PCI-E SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit EVGA 750W Modular 
Case
Cooler Master HAF X 
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post #2 of 30
Which model of the EVGA PSU are you going to buy? The G2?
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post #3 of 30

I'm only concerned about the PSU at the moment. Is that the 750W G2 that you've selected?

 

Edit: This is what happens when you take too long to type your reply after you've had the page open for several minutes. lol Sheesh. :) hehe Hey, I had to go do some dishes and go to the bathroom. :P

 

It would be pretty funny if all the other replies asked the same question.

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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It's a computer!
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #4 of 30
Thread Starter 
As stated I actually already own the PSU and GPU. The model of the PSU is EVGA 220-G2-0750-XR. It handeled the load of my old system plus the upgraded GPU just fine so I'd imagine it'd handle these new parts as well. I also looked at some power calculators and the highest recommended one i could even find for my system was about 600w.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438017
Edited by thunndermonty - 10/18/15 at 8:29pm
Asus Pc
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Asus PC II
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 950 Asus Sabertooth X58 Ati Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 4Gb G. Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
G. Skill Phoenix Series FM-25S2S SSD Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit Dell 19" 1440X900 Silverstone 500W 
Case
Antec 900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6700k 4.0Ghz Asus Z170 Pro Gaming EVGA GTX 760 2GB Superclocked  16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Intel 750 PCI-E SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit EVGA 750W Modular 
Case
Cooler Master HAF X 
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Asus Pc
(13 items)
 
Asus PC II
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 950 Asus Sabertooth X58 Ati Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 4Gb G. Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
G. Skill Phoenix Series FM-25S2S SSD Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit Dell 19" 1440X900 Silverstone 500W 
Case
Antec 900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6700k 4.0Ghz Asus Z170 Pro Gaming EVGA GTX 760 2GB Superclocked  16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Intel 750 PCI-E SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit EVGA 750W Modular 
Case
Cooler Master HAF X 
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post #5 of 30

I was never worried about the output capacity, only the quality of the PSU itself.

 

Anyway, all of the so-called PSU calculators on the internet are very inaccurate. Your system will never pull any more than about 400-425W while gaming.

It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #6 of 30
Thread Starter 
Gotcha. Its been running strong for over a year. Do you not like EVGA PSUs?
Asus Pc
(13 items)
 
Asus PC II
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 950 Asus Sabertooth X58 Ati Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 4Gb G. Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
G. Skill Phoenix Series FM-25S2S SSD Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit Dell 19" 1440X900 Silverstone 500W 
Case
Antec 900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6700k 4.0Ghz Asus Z170 Pro Gaming EVGA GTX 760 2GB Superclocked  16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Intel 750 PCI-E SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit EVGA 750W Modular 
Case
Cooler Master HAF X 
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Asus Pc
(13 items)
 
Asus PC II
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 950 Asus Sabertooth X58 Ati Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 4Gb G. Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
G. Skill Phoenix Series FM-25S2S SSD Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit Dell 19" 1440X900 Silverstone 500W 
Case
Antec 900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6700k 4.0Ghz Asus Z170 Pro Gaming EVGA GTX 760 2GB Superclocked  16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Intel 750 PCI-E SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit EVGA 750W Modular 
Case
Cooler Master HAF X 
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post #7 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by thunndermonty View Post

Gotcha. Its been running strong for over a year. Do you not like EVGA PSUs?

 

Oh, I don't have brand preferences. Instead, I just have a preference for good quality-made models of whatever the product is. So it's kind of like a human being (or perhaps a book?): all that matters to me is what's on the inside.

It's a computer!
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
AudioAudio
X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #8 of 30
What is the primary use of this rig?
For the price of that SSD you could have a really fast GPU.
I understand wanting an SSD like that but unless you move large files all over the place, there isn't going to be some giant leap in performance in a gaming or windows environment to justify the cost over a regular SATA SSD (eg. 850 EVO).
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post #9 of 30
Thread Starter 
This will be a gaming pc but I'm also a college student and as I go further into my degree I'll be running various software.
Asus Pc
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Asus PC II
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 950 Asus Sabertooth X58 Ati Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 4Gb G. Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
G. Skill Phoenix Series FM-25S2S SSD Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit Dell 19" 1440X900 Silverstone 500W 
Case
Antec 900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6700k 4.0Ghz Asus Z170 Pro Gaming EVGA GTX 760 2GB Superclocked  16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Intel 750 PCI-E SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit EVGA 750W Modular 
Case
Cooler Master HAF X 
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Asus Pc
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Asus PC II
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 950 Asus Sabertooth X58 Ati Radeon HD 5870 Vapor-X 4Gb G. Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
G. Skill Phoenix Series FM-25S2S SSD Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit Dell 19" 1440X900 Silverstone 500W 
Case
Antec 900 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6700k 4.0Ghz Asus Z170 Pro Gaming EVGA GTX 760 2GB Superclocked  16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Intel 750 PCI-E SSD Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit EVGA 750W Modular 
Case
Cooler Master HAF X 
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post #10 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by thunndermonty View Post

Gotcha. Its been running strong for over a year. Do you not like EVGA PSUs?

Some EVGA PSU's are better than others. The G2 is one of the well respected models, I believe.
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Asus PB278Q Dell U3415W 27" Cintiq Corsair K70 RGB 
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