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First Gaming PC (Building Myself)

#11Pantsu1(Topic Creator)Posted 2/13/2014 12:58:44 PM
what is SLI, Cf and over clocking?
#12Dirk85UKPosted 2/13/2014 1:02:30 PM
Pantsu1 posted...
what is SLI, Cf and over clocking?



SLI is when you run 2, 3 or 4 nVidia GPU's on 1 motherboard.
CF is when you run 2, 3 or 4 AMD GPU's on 1 motherboard.
Overclocking is when you tweak your hardware to run faster than the default speeds.
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#13it_r_over9000Posted 2/13/2014 1:07:23 PM
foodeater4 posted...
Pantsu1 posted...
SonyHoundDawg posted...
Looks very solid.

I would get windows 8.1 over windows 7. Yeah itll suck for the first hour, but youll figure it out. Windows 8.1 is a bit faster and supports the latest direct x's. Win 7 does not.

If you wanted to save money you could get get a smaller PSU. 600-650 watt quality psu is more then enough for your build.


I'd have to be put at gunpoint to ever get Win8, I just can't get used to it.
And the reason I got the PSU is because I'd like the option to upgrade.


Your prolly, good. If you spending all that $$$ I doubt $40 bucks or whatever to downgrade the PSU matters. I would also get a socket 1150 MB and a i54670k.

With the evo 212 cooler, its pretty big and can cause issues with ram with big heatsinks in the ram slot closest to your CPU. Your ram doesnt have those crazy oversided one, but it does look a bit taller then standard sized ram. Depending on the MOBO usually with 2 sticks of ram you fill up slots 2 and 4 first so it doesnt get in the way. But if you upgrade to 4 sticks eventually, you sometimes have to slide the fan on the evo heat sink forward a bit to make some room for the ram but it wont affect your cpu cooling. Just a FYI as that drove me crazy one time and I didn't realize you could do that with the fan on the heatsink at first.

I would also go with win 8.1, You can boot to the classic desktop with it, and its fairly similar. You still wont get a classic start bar though. But you might want to consider the direct x issue with win 7. That might mean a future upgrade to 9, or it might not, just depends how things go.


You just made me wonder if I would have an issue with that. I was thinking about getting a cooler. Is my RAM one of those that would cause an issue?


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#14PsythikPosted 2/16/2014 4:43:47 AM
r0ge00 posted...
Psythik posted...
500w is not recommended if you plan on upgrading the graphics card later on. 600w is the bare minimum for GPU futureproofing.


Haha, ok. An overclocked 780 Ti will only get up to around 450W in total system power under full load (hardly ever happens).
A 780ti is not a future graphics card. Who knows how much power GPUs will suck up 2-3 years down the line. It's always better to have too many watts than too little regardless, and a large overhead will compensate for when the PSU loses its capacity over time as the capacitors age.
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#15remiks00Posted 2/19/2014 2:27:37 PM
Solid build
#16Games_AnalystPosted 2/19/2014 2:52:02 PM
I find it easier to just invest in a beast PSU. I got an 1,000W Corsair on sale a couple years ago for $170 or so which has lasted me plenty and I know if I want to build a new computer in a couple years I can just keep using it. Plus Corsair is top of the line and they build a very quiet and durable PSU.

Also seems like PSUs rarely fluctuate in price so might as well just get a good one up front. I just looked at that same PSU today (looking at someone's pre-purchase options) and it's $200 lol (more than what I spent).
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#17Ch3wyPosted 2/19/2014 2:54:50 PM
Psythik posted...
r0ge00 posted...
Psythik posted...
500w is not recommended if you plan on upgrading the graphics card later on. 600w is the bare minimum for GPU futureproofing.


Haha, ok. An overclocked 780 Ti will only get up to around 450W in total system power under full load (hardly ever happens).
A 780ti is not a future graphics card. Who knows how much power GPUs will suck up 2-3 years down the line. It's always better to have too many watts than too little regardless, and a large overhead will compensate for when the PSU loses its capacity over time as the capacitors age.


They'll suck up less. That's been the trend. Maxwell high end is probably going to use less than half that.

Better safe than sorry but no need to go overboard.
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