My new PC!

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Samlappy, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Samlappy

    Samlappy MDL Addicted

    Mar 12, 2009
    What do you think about my new PC?

    Cooler Master HAF XB Revolutionary Cube Case Black Extreme Cooling inc HDD X-Dock ATX/uATX/mini-ITX w/o PSU (ATX)

    Asus P8Z77-V LX, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), DVI-D/ HDMI/ D-Sub, ATX, USB 3.0

    Core i7 3770,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 5 GT/s DMI, 650MHz GPU, 8MB Smart Cache, 34x Ratio, 77W, Retail

    MSI GTX 660 OC, 28nm, PCIe 3.0 (x16), 6008MHz GDDR5, GPU 1006MHz, Boost 1072MHz, Cores 960 +Free to Play Bundle

    4GB Corsair Value DDR3 PC3-10600 (1333) Non-ECC Unbuffered, 9-9-9-24, 1.5V

    1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 3.5" Hard Disk Drive SATA 3 (6Gb/s) 7200rpm 64MB Cache

    Intel 520 (120GB) Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s

    Samsung DVD RW

    Dynamode WL-GI-600-11N 802.11n Wireless PCI Adaptor

    I have ordered it from a local supplier and they will be building it next week and I should have it by Friday!
  2. tnx

    tnx MDL Expert

    Sep 2, 2008
    Not seen a case like that before....Should be good from Cooler Master..

    Two things I would change. I would have gone for the i7 3770K. Open up a world of over clocking then.
    For todays high end PC's 4 gig RAM seems a little light. I would have gone for at least 8,although the latency is very low on what you chose.

    My son has the same board. It is a little cracker for the money to be honest. If it had rear e-SATA I would have bought one myself.

    One thing you have not mentioned, unless I read it wrong. PSU ?
    What sort are you planning on using. With all those nice bits don't go and spoil it by throwing in a billy no make cheap PSU. One bang and your whole system gets wiped out.
    A nice Corsair GS600 or GS700 would go very nicely. But having said that, not knowing what room is in that case maybe a fully modular PSU might be the better option.

    This one, or summet similar with a bit more power

    Shame your not building yourself, get a whole load of pleasure from doing that.
  3. Samlappy

    Samlappy MDL Addicted

    Mar 12, 2009
    I am not planned to be overclocking this machine and I don't know what PSU I'll be using as Nexcen didn't tell me.
  4. EmmaWayd

    EmmaWayd MDL Novice

    Apr 26, 2013
    Not bad !!:robot:
  5. Yen

    Yen Admin
    Staff Member

    May 6, 2007
    I'd get more RAM and faster RAM (clock speed and timing)
    The Intel 520 SSD is too expensive for its performance. I'd get a OCZ Vertex 3 or 4 or Plextor M5 Pro or a Samsung 840 and for the saved money I'd get better RAM and a good PSU.

    PSU and mainboard are the most important components for a reliable system!
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  6. alicepattinson

    alicepattinson MDL Member

    Jan 29, 2013
    I agree, just add a faster and a 4gb RAM and that will do :) especially if you love to play online games.
  7. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

    Jul 26, 2012
    +1 for the Samsung 840, since it's $50 less than the Samsung 830.

    The Samsung 830

    The Samsung 840

    I have an ASUS P8-Z77 V/PRO with an I7 3770K and 32GB Crucial Ballistix PC2400 RAM. My main drive is a Samsung 830 512 GB SSD.

    The BIOS shows the CPU running at 3.9 GHZ (And I don't overclock; this is with BIOS defaults)

    BUT: The question that hasn't been asked.

    How do you like your machine? :)

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  8. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

    Aug 19, 2009
    #8 burfadel, Apr 29, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2013
    4GB of RAM is definitely not enough these days, 8GB minimum. Also, DDR3-1333 'cripples' performance, DDR3-1600 is the bare minimum. Some advantages (depending on what you are doing) can be had from going to DDR3-2133 RAM. For RAM, speed outweighs timings. The timing values are actually delays based on cycles. If you have many more cycles (DDR3-1600 vs 1333 for example, or 2133 vs 1600 etc), then even though you have a higher delay number, the actual time spent on that delay is less.

    You should absolutely most definitely go to 8GB of RAM (hopefully at least 1600), 4GB will literally cripple your system. It will mean you have a lot more paging (using the HDD for memory) which not only very noticeably slows the computer down, the extra write cycles on the SSD won't do it any good. If anyone says you only need 4GB they don't know what they're talking about! Of course, you must definitely and absolutely have to run x64 Windows, again anyone saying otherwise is an idiot.

    A much better hard drive than the WD black that you can get, if available where you are, is the Toshiba 2TB DT01ACA200. It is a very fast, very reliable drive, is double the capacity as the WD Black, and costs pretty much the same amount ($3 more locally).
  9. yarri

    yarri MDL Novice

    May 31, 2013
    I think it is pretty awesome for me except ram. I prefer 8gb or 8gb+ ram for desktops.
  10. iSkyfree

    iSkyfree MDL Novice

    Sep 20, 2012
    celeron 2.0, RAM 512MB, HDD ATA 40GB, chipset i845 :biggrin: