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Windows 7: Building a Gaming PC, is this good?

26 Jun 2013   #121
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

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I forgot to ask a question yesterday, what should I do with my old computer parts? (found in the "My System Specs" section) Could I maybe set up my current GTX 560 to run SLI with my new upcoming GTX 760? If so, would I need to change some of my parts on my new build to reflect this?



Thanks. I will shut up for the time after this question's been answered.
So the new 760 has been out a couple of days in the UK now, I read a review on it and it appears to beat the 660ti in every single game and benchmark they tested it on. Not by a massive amount but the thing that gets me is it's actually priced cheaper than the 660ti here, I have no idea why anyone would buy a 660ti now when they can get the 760 cheaper and it performs better.
I expected the 660ti prices to drop pretty quickly but they have not yet.

Hows the pricing in the US and Netherlands?
Most variants of the GTX 760 are cheaper than the GTX 660 Ti so I already have replaced the GTX 660 Ti with a GTX 760 and will be buying next week most likely.


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28 Jun 2013   #122
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I can wait one more week and gain additional funds to buy better parts, so that's what I decided to do. Is this a good looking solid build for 1920x1080 gaming on max settings? (even next-gen games: Watch Dogs, Battlefield 4, etc) Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer (Purchased For $0.00)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: Dell U2312HM 23.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1473.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-28 07:21 EDT-0400)
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28 Jun 2013   #123
TwoCables

 

The 620W M12II is a rip-off at that price, but that's a US price and you live in the Netherlands so I don't know what you can get there. What stores could you order from? I can look at the stores you show me to find the 620W M12II and then base my shopping around the price it's going for.
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28 Jun 2013   #124
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
The 620W M12II is a rip-off at that price, but that's a US price and you live in the Netherlands so I don't know what you can get there. What stores could you order from? I can look at the stores you show me to find the 620W M12II and then base my shopping around the price it's going for.
This website searches all Dutch computer vendors and picks out the best prices.
Vergelijk prijzen en beoordelingen van computers, tablets & telefoons, beeld & geluid en games - Pricewatch - Tweakers

Thanks for your help, again!
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28 Jun 2013   #125
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoBob View Post
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The 620W M12II is a rip-off at that price, but that's a US price and you live in the Netherlands so I don't know what you can get there. What stores could you order from? I can look at the stores you show me to find the 620W M12II and then base my shopping around the price it's going for.
This website searches all Dutch computer vendors and picks out the best prices.
Vergelijk prijzen en beoordelingen van computers, tablets & telefoons, beeld & geluid en games - Pricewatch - Tweakers

Thanks for your help, again!
You're welcome!

I'm not finding anything better for the same price or less. That's alright though because the only thing I don't particularly like about the 620W M12II these days is its number of PCI-E connectors: 1 x 6-pin and 1 x 6+2-pin. I mean, that shows how old it is and it would also mean that if you went with two video cards, then you'd have to use Molex to PCI-E adapters.

Now, you could spend a little bit less and get pretty much the same PSU but rated for 520W continuous instead of 620W continuous: Seasonic M12II 520W - Prijzen - Tweakers

Other than that, I don't know. I mean, there are a couple of PSUs that are better, but it could cost € 86,70 or even more.
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28 Jun 2013   #126
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoBob View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
The 620W M12II is a rip-off at that price, but that's a US price and you live in the Netherlands so I don't know what you can get there. What stores could you order from? I can look at the stores you show me to find the 620W M12II and then base my shopping around the price it's going for.
This website searches all Dutch computer vendors and picks out the best prices.
Vergelijk prijzen en beoordelingen van computers, tablets & telefoons, beeld & geluid en games - Pricewatch - Tweakers

Thanks for your help, again!
You're welcome!

I'm not finding anything better for the same price or less. That's alright though because the only thing I don't particularly like about the 620W M12II these days is its number of PCI-E connectors: 1 x 6-pin and 1 x 6+2-pin. I mean, that shows how old it is and it would also mean that if you went with two video cards, then you'd have to use Molex to PCI-E adapters.

Now, you could spend a little bit less and get pretty much the same PSU but rated for 520W continuous instead of 620W continuous: Seasonic M12II 520W - Prijzen - Tweakers

Other than that, I don't know. I mean, there are a couple of PSUs that are better, but it could cost 86,70 or even more.
I don't mind the extra euros to spend, I have a gross of 100 still available for any upgrades if it helps me enhance my experience!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jun 2013   #127
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoBob View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
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This website searches all Dutch computer vendors and picks out the best prices.
Vergelijk prijzen en beoordelingen van computers, tablets & telefoons, beeld & geluid en games - Pricewatch - Tweakers

Thanks for your help, again!
You're welcome!

I'm not finding anything better for the same price or less. That's alright though because the only thing I don't particularly like about the 620W M12II these days is its number of PCI-E connectors: 1 x 6-pin and 1 x 6+2-pin. I mean, that shows how old it is and it would also mean that if you went with two video cards, then you'd have to use Molex to PCI-E adapters.

Now, you could spend a little bit less and get pretty much the same PSU but rated for 520W continuous instead of 620W continuous: Seasonic M12II 520W - Prijzen - Tweakers

Other than that, I don't know. I mean, there are a couple of PSUs that are better, but it could cost 86,70 or even more.
I don't mind the extra euros to spend, I have a gross of 100 still available for any upgrades if it helps me enhance my experience!
Do you think you'd ever have two video cards?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jun 2013   #128
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoBob View Post
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You're welcome!

I'm not finding anything better for the same price or less. That's alright though because the only thing I don't particularly like about the 620W M12II these days is its number of PCI-E connectors: 1 x 6-pin and 1 x 6+2-pin. I mean, that shows how old it is and it would also mean that if you went with two video cards, then you'd have to use Molex to PCI-E adapters.

Now, you could spend a little bit less and get pretty much the same PSU but rated for 520W continuous instead of 620W continuous: Seasonic M12II 520W - Prijzen - Tweakers

Other than that, I don't know. I mean, there are a couple of PSUs that are better, but it could cost 86,70 or even more.
I don't mind the extra euros to spend, I have a gross of 100 still available for any upgrades if it helps me enhance my experience!
Do you think you'd ever have two video cards?
Not really, I mean a GTX 770 can easily max out any game at 1080p or am I wrong?
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28 Jun 2013   #129
TwoCables

 

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I don't mind the extra euros to spend, I have a gross of 100 still available for any upgrades if it helps me enhance my experience!
Do you think you'd ever have two video cards?
Not really, I mean a GTX 770 can easily max out any game at 1080p or am I wrong?
That's something I don't know yet. I'm only asking because the 620W M12II has enough power, but you'd need to use Molex to PCI-E adapters because two 770s would require 2 x 6-pin and 2 x 8-pin (or 2 x 6+2-pin) PCI-E connectors. So a PSU with 4 x 6+2-pin PCI-E connectors would be a good choice, and there are several quality-made 650W PSUs that have this connectivity. So if you're going to stay with one video card, then there's no worry.
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28 Jun 2013   #130
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoBob View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

Do you think you'd ever have two video cards?
Not really, I mean a GTX 770 can easily max out any game at 1080p or am I wrong?
That's something I don't know yet. I'm only asking because the 620W M12II has enough power, but you'd need to use Molex to PCI-E adapters because two 770s would require 2 x 6-pin and 2 x 8-pin (or 2 x 6+2-pin) PCI-E connectors. So a PSU with 4 x 6+2-pin PCI-E connectors would be a good choice, and there are several quality-made 650W PSUs that have this connectivity. So if you're going to stay with one video card, then there's no worry.
Alright, so the M12II 620W should be no problem then?
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