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    ok all ty. i am looking at up dating the sdd 1st to a SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256g, i do have to keep a eye on the 830. i got it in 2013 froe a old set up and just keep it to save money on this set up. i like my 1080P monitor but with a evga 980 sc it just dose not seem right to not have better. ( its a great monitor for a 1080p 1920 by 1080 ) and worked great for my old 560 na ti video card! 

    Don't be one of those "only Samsung SSDs" guys, there are much better deals to be had then the samsung drives.

     

    Here's a Patriot Blaze 240GB for $85 after MIR, I'm sure more deals will come around.

     

    or

     

    not for the weak of heart, an OCZ Arc 240GB for $50 after MIR

     

    lol right but SAMSUNG kicks ass... and my 830 has bees so sweet! why not lol

     


  2. Yeah I'd echo your concerns about a better monitor (well higher resolution anyway), let that GTX 980 breathe a little! Maybe a Korean 27" 2560x1440 would be nice (others would probably be able to better tell ya what ones to look at)

     

    Are you planning to SLI? It seems like a pretty hefty power supply you have.

     

    Personally using a 120GB SSD for over a year when SSDs were more expensive I'd recommend getting a 240GB-256GB SSD so you wouldn't have to drive yourself crazy managing the space. I haven't seen any reason to go bigger than my 240GB drives IMHO, I get tempted when I see 480GBs going for so "cheap" but have a pretty comfortable amount of free space on them. Just don't jump between an army of games while keeping them all installed. I have two installed right now on my desktop (LA Noire and Tomb Raider) and there's still a healthy amount of space to play with.

     

    Maybe see what your i5 can do since you have a good cooler on it, let me know what you think of my suggestions/critiques :)

    the psu was free with the mobo so yeah its a nice psu..... ill sli if the price comes down on the 980 sc... but i think one is nice at the moment....


  3. Yeah I'd echo your concerns about a better monitor (well higher resolution anyway), let that GTX 980 breathe a little! Maybe a Korean 27" 2560x1440 would be nice (others would probably be able to better tell ya what ones to look at)

     

    Are you planning to SLI? It seems like a pretty hefty power supply you have.

     

    Personally using a 120GB SSD for over a year when SSDs were more expensive I'd recommend getting a 240GB-256GB SSD so you wouldn't have to drive yourself crazy managing the space. I haven't seen any reason to go bigger than my 240GB drives IMHO, I get tempted when I see 480GBs going for so "cheap" but have a pretty comfortable amount of free space on them. Just don't jump between an army of games while keeping them all installed. I have two installed right now on my desktop (LA Noire and Tomb Raider) and there's still a healthy amount of space to play with.

     

    Maybe see what your i5 can do since you have a good cooler on it, let me know what you think of my suggestions/critiques :)

    the psu was free with the mobo so yeah its a nice psu..... ill sli if the price comes down on the 980 sc... but i think one is nice at the moment....


  4. It's hard to "rate" or critique your current build because it is pretty solid as it is.

     

    Guess if I were to nitpick it would be on SSD capacity.  At the current pricing there isn't much reason not to have at least a 256Gb SSD.  I usually run at least 16gb of memory on my gaming rig, but 8Gb will suffice.

     

    Monitor is a very personal choice.  So if you like your 1080P monitor stick with it, otherwise investigate some of the 27" 2560x1440 monitors.

     

    Other than that it's hard to find much more you could improve on.

    ty.... yes the 128g ssd is in need of inprovements......


  5. A new monitor for sure.  1440p, g-sync, and 144hz ...check, check, and check! the PG278Q looks amazing: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236405

     

    If you have to choose between them for budget reasons, I'd rather have the 1440P than the g-sync.  You shouldn't fall below 60fps in many games except maybe DayZ/Arma or Assasins Creed  :glare: 

     

    The rest of the system is pretty solid.  Not a big fan of the case but to each their own.  Is that cpu stock clocks with that H110?  And 500gb hdds?  Must be from the old system.

    I'd rate it at a solid 7/10.  Good gaming hardware with some room for improvement, I'm sure it games like a beast!

    i like the case it has great cooling and has all the opptions i need... i love that monitor u posted.... ill have to save up for it... but its doable..... and my cpu is over clocked to 4.3 i cant go any higher then that.... iv tryed every thing just bad lock on the cpu lottery :doh:


  6. ok all ty. i am looking at up dating the sdd 1st to a SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256g, i do have to keep a eye on the 830. i got it in 2013 fore a old set up and just keep it to save money on this set up. i like my 1080P monitor but with a evga 980 sc it just dose not seem right to not have better. ( its a great monitor for a 1080p 1920 by 1080 ) and worked great for my old 560 na ti video card! 


  7. ok all ty. i am looking at up dating the sdd 1st to a SAMSUNG 850 Pro 256g, i do have to keep a eye on the 830. i got it in 2013 froe a old set up and just keep it to save money on this set up. i like my 1080P monitor but with a evga 980 sc it just dose not seem right to not have better. ( its a great monitor for a 1080p 1920 by 1080 ) and worked great for my old 560 na ti video card! 


  8. hi all its been some time that i have been on here. this is my gaming rig that i have been working on in 2014.
    can u all rank my gaming rig, and give in put/feed bake on the weak components upgrand options ?

    Case/Tower, Antec GX700
    Monitor, 1 ASUS VS247 1920 by 1080- 1080p
    GPU, EVGA 980 sc
    MoBo, ASRock z87 Extreme 6
    PSU, COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M2 RSA00-SPM2D3-US 1000W
    Ram, G.SKILL Sniper serirs 2X4 8gs 2133
    CPU, Intel i5 4670K 3.4 ghz over clocked to 4.3
    GPU, Cooler, CORSAIR Hydro Series H110
    SSD, Samsung 830 128 G
    2-500g WD HHD
    Head set, Razer Tiamat 7.1
    Gaming Mouse, Mad Catz R.A.T.7
    Key board, Steelseries Merc Stealth
    OS, Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
    Yamaha 5.1 surrond sound


    i am thinking a better Monitor is in need maybe something with G-SYNC to set this setup off?


  9. I would say stick to the blower fans on the GTX 770. Here's my reasoning and an example. Blower style fans will dump the thermals outside the chassis first and foremost. Second you will see an increase in CPU temperature as well as increases to the rest of your components that can lead to some instability when you start pushing the CPU clock speeds. 2 the NVIDIA blower fans are significantly quieter than the AMD and NVIDIA designs of the past and include vapor chamber cooling solutions that are very effective at cooling the GPUS down without dumping that load into the chassis. An example would be in my MSI GTX 770 Gaming review where the very capable MSI cooling solution was only 2 degrees cooler when I pushed the fan speeds to 100%. You reach the break even point on the cooling quickly with the same noise levels at stock speeds. The big thing is you eliminate the heat dump into the case. 

     

    Another example was that I have my wifes system water cooled with the exception of the video card. I swapped out a water cooled 7970 for an open air cooled GTX 570 so she could finally use the GPU for folding. After 3 days and 4 restarts the card added so much thermal dump at 100% load that the case and cooling could not shed from the VRM and memory resulting in instability. Once I put a reference cooled card in all was well. As far as airflow through the chassis(NZXT Phantom in Pink) it has a 360 rad with push pull 120mm Noctua fans. 200mm intake fan , 120mm exhaust and a 240 rad with 4 noctua fans in push pull and it still could not shed the load.

     

    I say get reference cooled then water cool them when you get the cash for the full cover blocks.  

    love your wording. you have been verey helpful 3 more days and ill be making my order. ( you do reviews wow how cool )


  10. with a gtx770 you will not be able to mount that 140mm fan on the drive cage cause it will hit the pcb,gtx770 pcb extend beyond the width of your motherboard all the way to the edge of your hard drive cage

     

    just get the acx version and mount your side panel case fan as exhaust, it should suck out the heat directly from the card. unless you play games with headset or people around you don't mind the 'vacum cleaner' inside your casing then you can buy the blower type :whistling:

     

    nice i was thinking for doing that.... great mines think alike i guess hehe :no:


  11. Ancient

     

    once again i come to the pros, i could use some input and ur thoughts?
    OK i have 4 days til payday and im making my move with the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC Classified 4GB just not sure if it would be better to go with open air or a blower coolers in my setup...
    i like both. i well be doing 2 of this in SLI soon in a sum of 1000 bucks.. i have cpu Water Cooler setup in the top of my case with 2 140mm fans setup in pull and a 120 in back both  exhausting out heat,
    and two 120mm intake fans on the front, with 1 120 fan on the left side of case for GPU aswell as a 140fan on the out side HD cage for added gpu cooling (MOD ).

    like most things when it comes to a powerful PC its the heat, ( open air is great for cooling but dumps their 60 to 70c + heat in the case/tower and stressing other components like my water cooler this dose not seem right in my case. thinking that they well make my cpu run hotter...

    these are just my thoughts.

    this is my baby
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/...

    Case/Tower Antec GX700
    1 ASUS VS247 display 1920 by 1080
    mobo, ASRock z87 Extreme 6
    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M2 RSA00-SPM2D3-US 1000W
    Ram, G.SKILL Sniper serirs 2X4 8gs 2133
    CPU, i5 4670K 3.4 ghz ( OC to 4.3 )
    Cooler, CORSAIR Hydro Series H110
    SSD, Samsung 830 128 G
    2-500g WD HHD
    Video Card, 560 OC ( way under powered  ) :vmad:
    CREATIVE Titanium Fatal1ty sound card
    rat-7 mouse
    Steelseries Merc Stealth
    Windows 7 64 bit

  12. thanks you 2. it started up on the 1st try, getting the ram to its right speed was to easy, yes i still have the old PSU but its old and i got this one for 99 bucks, i could not pass it up....

     

    the setup

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/62424_592090527480294_145396091_n.jpg

     

    small mod. a 140mm GPU fan :woot:

    https://sphotos-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/944768_591351227554224_1338343013_n.jpg


  13. This is what i ended up with after some RMA, got the PSU for 99.99 at new egg on a combo deal with the mobo ( yes over kill ) oh i got That H110, the green on the tower well be painted flat black, thats where i cut some cost. the 280mm radiator fits great in the top... The tower gets great reviews and i have a Antec 300 that iv been using since 2008 love that old thing....

     

    Antec GX700

    http://www.antec.com/product.php?id=706394&pid=2

     

    mobo, ASRock z87 Extreme 6

    no link newegg is down at the moment

    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M2 RSA00-SPM2D3-US 1000W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171076

    ram, G.SKILL Sniper series 2X4 8gs 2133
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231510&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

     

    CPU, i5 4670K 3.4 GHz
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8037045&Sku=I69-4670K

    CORSAIR Hydro Series H110
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181035


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    this is what i decide to get, this should be a big improvement over my current system

     

    mobo, ASRock z87 Extreme 6

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/414939/Z87_Extreme6_Socket_LGA_1150_ATX_Intel_Motherboard  

     

    ram, G.SKILL Sniper serirs 2X4 8gs, 2133

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006T6BJVI/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

     

    cpu, i5 4670K 3.4 ghz

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8037045&Sku=I69-4670K

     

    cooler, Antec H20 620 liquid cooler

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7757030&CatId=254

     

    everything out the door was 552.58

    any thought? im worried i may not of done good.... lol

     

    Good choice of the components.

    One question: do you really need that 2133MHz kit?

     

    no not really, i think its good all around ram. just want something to get me by for like 5 yrs give or take. im still on a AMD AM2+ socket 940be and 4gs ddr2 1066 ram..

     


  15. this is what i decide to get, this should be a big improvement over my current system

     

    mobo, ASRock z87 Extreme 6
    http://www.microcenter.com/product/414939/Z87_Extreme6_Socket_LGA_1150_ATX_Intel_Motherboard    

     

    ram, G.SKILL Sniper serirs 2X4 8gs, 2133
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006T6BJVI/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

     

    cpu, i5 4670K 3.4 ghz
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8037045&Sku=I69-4670K

    cooler, Antec H20 620 liquid cooler
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7757030&CatId=254

    everything out the door was 552.58
    any thought? im worried i may not of done good.... lol

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