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Is this a good build?

#1CheezyPuffPosted 10/5/2013 12:53:44 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1LcF1

This will be my first PC, just wondering if I got everything right.
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#2NicodimusPosted 10/5/2013 1:03:50 PM
The main thing that jumps out at me is that the power supply is serious overkill unless you specifically plan on doing SLI. 500W would be plenty (from a reputable company of course.)

Also, I see that you have picked a CPU that is not able to be overclocked. Are you OK with that?

-If not, get the 3570K and a Z77 mobo instead.

-If so, I would recommend spending just slightly more on the 4670 and H87 mobo due to its mild performance increase, reduced power consumption, and lower temps (or the 4670K and Z87 mobo if you want to overclock.)
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#3CheezyPuff(Topic Creator)Posted 10/5/2013 1:56:05 PM
Ah, I see. I'm not planning on overclocking so I didn't put a cooler.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Le4A

I changed it to 650W just in case.

Also, what's the difference between Z77 and Z77X? I looked at the Asus Z77 and it cost more than the Gigabyte Z77X
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#4NicodimusPosted 10/5/2013 3:26:09 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1LfXU

This one is $2 more, and will give you more performance while staying stable. Let me know what you think.
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#5TheFeshPincePosted 10/5/2013 3:28:35 PM
Nicodimus posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1LfXU

This one is $2 more, and will give you more performance while staying stable. Let me know what you think.


I agree with Nicodimus. I would still go with a TX or HX PSU from Corsair, however.
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#6ShubPosted 10/5/2013 3:32:29 PM
A GeForce GTX 680 is a pretty bad idea. The GTX 770 is better in every way and costs about the same.
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#7TheFeshPincePosted 10/5/2013 3:33:44 PM
Shub posted...
A GeForce GTX 680 is a pretty bad idea. The GTX 770 is better in every way and costs about the same.


Stop using logic, Shub.
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#8NicodimusPosted 10/5/2013 3:35:10 PM(edited)
Shub posted...
A GeForce GTX 680 is a pretty bad idea. The GTX 770 is better in every way and costs about the same.


Well, he was initially getting a 670, and for $2 more I got him a 680, which is a substantial upgrade. I didn't want to change his price. I know the 770 is a better card, as I own one. It's about $30-$40 more though.
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#9ShubPosted 10/5/2013 3:50:07 PM
Nicodimus posted...
Shub posted...
A GeForce GTX 680 is a pretty bad idea. The GTX 770 is better in every way and costs about the same.


Well, he was initially getting a 670, and for $2 more I got him a 680, which is a substantial upgrade. I didn't want to change his price. I know the 770 is a better card, as I own one. It's about $30-$40 more though.


I didn't look at his original build, but I think you're comparing the 2 GB 680 to the 4 GB 770 when speaking of a $30-40 difference. The 2 GB 770 can easily be found around $400, same as a 680.
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#10NicodimusPosted 10/5/2013 6:01:13 PM(edited)
Did you even look at my build? The 680 is $363. Like I said, it's $30-$40 more for a 770. The 4GB version would be another $50 on top of that.

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