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Windows 7: Custom Built PC Input

01 Feb 2012   #1
7k452B

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Custom Built PC Input

Hey all, I am thinking about building a new PC and was wondering if the components I have are worth it or being replaced with something a little better. This would be my second build and thought some input would be good. These are the components I was thinking about getting:

MSI GTX 570
ASROCK Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3
Intel I5-2500k
Rosewell 1000W
GSkill 8GB
Cool Master Hyper 212 Plus (Does the fan work on an LGA 1155? I'm a little confused from what newegg and the product page says.)

I am really not looking to spend more than $850-900 give or take some. I already have a hard drive that I will be using as well as a case. Also, I would probably be OC this at some point (reason for the after market cooler). This rig would be used for gaming.
Thanks


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01 Feb 2012   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

7k452B,
Welcome to SF. The first thing that jumps out at me is the Rosewell PSU. If it where me I would look to a brand such as Corsair, Thermaltake, Coolermaster or Seasonic. Oh and at that wattage they should all be modular designs. Secondly check to see on ASROCK's site for your target mobo about higher frequency ram as you are interested in overclocking later. Nothing wrong with 1333 but for a couple bucks more with ram so cheap at the moment you can likely speed things up a lot before even having to oc.
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01 Feb 2012   #3
7k452B

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

How much higher would you go?
This comes directly from the website when looking at memory support: Note3: Due to the configuration of CPU, the default speeds of DDR3 2400/2200/2000/1800 MHz will operate at DDR3 2133/2133/1866/1600 MHz.
As well as:
- Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066
non-ECC, un-buffered memory (see CAUTION 3)
I'm a little confused on which is what I would want
And Thanks for the Response
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01 Feb 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Good choice on the processor and cooler.

I have no idea why you are buying a 1000 watt PSU, let alone a Rosewill.

2 minutes of Googling will tell you that a typical system with that video card uses under 350 watts under a heavy load.
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01 Feb 2012   #5
7k452B

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Good choice on the processor and cooler.

I have no idea why you are buying a 1000 watt PSU, let alone a Rosewill.

2 minutes of Googling will tell you that a typical system with that video card uses under 350 watts under a heavy load.
Hi Ignatztsonic, thanks for the reply. Everywhere I looked said that I should get about 750W PSU for the GTX570 and that if i wanted to SLI to go about 900W (which I may do later down the road). I also though that this would give me more room to upgrade. As for being a Rosewill, that can change, I dont mind changing, this is only what I was thinking. This is my second build and appreciate the replies. Helps me out. Thoughts about what PSU wattage I should go with?
And Thanks again
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01 Feb 2012   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

This looks wicked if it's on the list of tested and approved and even if not it's like 95% gonna work.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
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01 Feb 2012   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Well, if you are going to SLI--then yes, maybe you can justify higher wattage.

I'm not much of a supporter of the "future-proofing" or "more room to upgrade" idea. Buy what you need for the job at hand.

Your proposed system, using on-processor graphics, will use around 150 watts under load. Excluding the video card, I have a similar system and have actually measured the power consumption. See my system specs.

Get a good brand. Seasonic if you can find it; Corsair, XFX, or Antec if you can't.

My inclination would be a high quality 550 or 600 for a single card and maybe 800 to 850 for SLI.

I wouldn't buy a Rosewill.
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01 Feb 2012   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Regarding the PSU, if you are going to possibly be sli'g later then for sure go with a premium brand as mentioned and there is nothing wrong with over buying wattage as the average PSU will lose 5% of it's capacity a year it's like a little insurance policy. But first go with a name brand with a 80% efficiency rating or higher.
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01 Feb 2012   #9
7k452B

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

First of all thanks guys
Second, what do you think of this PSU:
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RSA00-AMBAJ3-US 1000W
Or do you both think I could go a little smaller of a PSU and go with something like an 800-850W PSU (I know ignatzatsonic suggested lower like 850)
From the sound of it I'll stay away from Rosewill
As for the memory you suggested linnemeyerhere, that is compatible. So to make sure, that will be good for when I OC as well? (If I OC, haha)
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01 Feb 2012   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Many here use the Cooler Master brand of PSU's and I'm sure it's a fine choice, then there's the Corsair and it's .....well it's Corsair. Consider:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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