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    Building my first pc (gaming)

    I'm building my first PC and it's going to be based on a black/red theme.
    Please tell me what you think and also any suggestions/recommendations would be great.

    Here are the specs:

    Case: Aerocool XPredator X3 Devil Red Case

    Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z87

    CPU: Intel i7 4770K 3.5GHz

    CPU cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm

    GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 OC Edition 4GB

    PSU: Corsair CX750M

    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws Z F3-2133C11D-16GZL (2x8GB) 16GB DDR3

    SSD: Samsung 840 EVO Series 120GB SSD

    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001

    Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24D3ST 24x DVD Writer

    Cooling: 3 x Aerocool Shark Fan 120mm Black/Red Fan

    Cooling: 2 x Aerocool Shark Fan 140mm Black/Red Fan

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array Antronman's Avatar
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    The case is ugly and has bad expansion.

    That PSU is crap, get an EVGA Supernova or an 80+ Gold Seasonic.

    I've never trusted any Gigabyte components, and never will.

    Ripjaws Z is X79 memory; you need Trident X.

    Get the 250GB SSD, because at 120GB you're going to be getting close to the cap and the drive will be slower.

    I don't know anything about those fans.

    Everything else looks fine.
    Say hi to the next generation.

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    ROG Guru: White Belt Array HappyBuddhaman PC Specs
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    MotherboardFormula VII
    Processori7 - 4790K
    Memory (part number)G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Mode
    Graphics Card #1nVidia 650ti (soon to be replaced)
    Storage #1Samsung EVO SSD 120 (OS Only)
    Storage #22 - 1TB HDD's in RAID 0
    CPU CoolerThermaltake Water Extreme
    CaseThermaltake Level 10 GT Snow
    Power SupplyEVGA Supernova 1300
    Keyboard Thermaltake MEKA G-UNIT Black switch, illuminated
    Mouse Thermaltake Level 10 wired, red.
    Headset BeyerDynamics DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm
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    Antronman - What if he is only using the SSD or the OS?

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    case = each to their own.
    memory= you need a dual channel kit to work whit that CPU/motherboard.
    ssd= on that you picked i recommend to put ONLY os and a few smal program on it, and put the rest on the HDD.
    PSU= looks ok for me, but if you have plans to upgrade whit a second GPU, get a larger one, same if OC.
    cooler= just be shure you dont run more then 1 monitoring program on the PC. ( aisuite + corsair link software = CRASH and miss readings !! )

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array NemesisChild PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS Maximus X Hero (WI-FI AC)
    ProcessorIntel i7 8700K
    Memory (part number)G.Skill F4-3600C16D-16GTZR
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
    Graphics Card #2Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE
    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage #2WD Black 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X42
    CaseCooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Keyboard Logitech G910 Orion Spark
    Mouse Logitech G703 Wireless
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    Corsair HX or AX series, Seasonic, and EVGA SuperNova are always good PSU choices.
    If you're going to SLI 770's down the road, then go with a min. 850W unit.
    Intel i7 8700K@ 5.2GHz (Delidded)
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    G.Skill TridentZ@ 4000MHz CL16 2x8GB
    SLI: 2x Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti FE@ 2025/2025MHz
    OS: Samsung 970 PRO 512GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2
    Storage: 2x Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
    Storage: WD Black 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 2TB
    EVGA SuperNova 1200 P2
    Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced

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    I have the same motherboard as the one you have listed. I tend to be on the practical side. I have the same SSD and it works just fine with my OS and a few programs. PC boots up in 6 seconds. Video card is ok, 4GB isn't really necessary unless you're running duel monitors. My Asus GTX 760 2GB runs all my games at high settings very smoothly. For memory people nearly always overkill. Real world, 8GB (2X4GB) at 1866, is all that's necessary. I can't tell the difference with any memory above 1866.

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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array Tokens210 PC Specs
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    Memory (part number)F3-2400C10D-16GTX Gskill TridentX (8gbx2)
    Graphics Card #1EVGA GTX 550TI 1gb
    Sound CardSupreme FX on board
    Storage #12x Samsung Evo 120gb
    Storage #2WD 1TB
    CPU CoolerSwiftech H320
    CaseCoolermaster HAF 932 Advanced
    Power SupplyCorsair HX850 80+ Platinum
    OS Windows 7 64-bit

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    To the OP, you got a lot of quality info and suggestions here, just as most said ssd should be more for os and its files and drivers while most games should go to a storage drive, that being said if you have 1 game you play much much more and its not to large you could technically install that to the ssd to but as other said you'd need to watch you size windows 7 64bit with service pack 1 and all updates up to date is larger then 20gb as far as I've seen

    I just got 2 840evo 120gb and put them in raid 0 = 223gb ssd, had 2.5 second on UEFI installed OS not just boot but from power button to desktop fully loaded was 2.5 seconds, until I installed the Asus software lol now its about 8-10 seconds but still better then my 4 1/2 minute mechanical drive boot lol

    After upgrading drivers and installing Asus software I may have lost maybe almost 10gb, leaving 200 and some change left, then I ran windows update till it said I was totally up to date, now its down to 145gb

    So as the other mentioned just be aware of your space




    Quote Originally Posted by apmarlow View Post
    I have the same motherboard as the one you have listed. I tend to be on the practical side. I have the same SSD and it works just fine with my OS and a few programs. PC boots up in 6 seconds. Video card is ok, 4GB isn't really necessary unless you're running duel monitors. My Asus GTX 760 2GB runs all my games at high settings very smoothly. For memory people nearly always overkill. Real world, 8GB (2X4GB) at 1866, is all that's necessary. I can't tell the difference with any memory above 1866.
    That's not necessarily true at all, systems using virtual boxes or multiple boxes, or for video editing or reencoding, all can not only use more then 8, they can probly use more then 32 depending

    In real world I've seen someone make there machine pull 12gb, was a video of a guy trying to say most ppl didn't need 32gb, which is true, he oopened a single virtual box and ran as many programs as he could and never went past 12gb

    Software also matters tho, currently I bought 4gb crap ram for now just to boot, running windows update took me 3 days cause it kept closing due to the system being out of physical memory lol only time I've actually ever seen that lol

    Also in the area of software, games can effect it, just as I said above windows update alone used all 4gb of my systems memory, a game like skyrim preloads itself to the GPUs vram as well as the systems ram and can use up to 3 GB which would mean if you were playing skyrim and windows update kicked on in the backgrounds the system would be using at least 7 of you 8gb


    Vram also follows this, while it is usually best for multi monitor or higher res solutions some games actually need it or will at least function better with it

    As I was saying about skyrim, it reserves 3gb and preloads onto the vram and system ram, if your card has less then 3gb vram it'll reserve your system ram for the game instead which is slower then the vram as well as at some point you'll begin to run out of resources or at least be robbing background things of them
    Last edited by Tokens210; 04-29-2014 at 11:26 AM.
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    For case go for aerocool strike x st. You could use 24 fans in this Giant case and has great airflow. And for graphics gtx 780 would be great. For psu seasonic 80+ gold 750w will do the job.
    CPU: INTEL I7 4770K @ 4.5 GHZ
    AIR COOLER : ZALMAN CNPS14X
    MOTHERBOARD : ASUS Z87 DELUXE-DUAL
    RAM : GSKILL TRIDENT 2X8GB+2X4GB 2400 MHZ (24GB TOTAL)
    GRAPHICS : ZOTAC NVIDIA GEOFORCE GTX 780
    SSD DRIVES : 2X SAMSUNG 840EVO 120GB
    HDD DRIVES : 4X3TB HDD , 4X1TB HDD , 2X2TB HDD - 12TB FIRMWARE RAID+8TB FIRM+SOFT RAID
    CASE : AEROSTRIKE X ST
    POWER SUPPLY : SEASONIC G-750 80PLUS
    FANS : 9X120MM COOLER MASTER LED , 8X140MM XIGMATEK , 1X200MM AEROCOOL , 1X200MM COOLER MASTER , 1X120MM AEROCOOL

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