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Hello, I decided to build new rig and was considering these parts http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Kgxv what do you guys think about it? :)
1.Are all the parts compactible?
2.Maybe i can change some parts for same performance but could save a little?
3.Or maybe i could increse performance for same price?

I have all the other parts(Mouse, keyboard, audio, monitor, dvd writer, card slot and windows 7).

Will value any advice because im quite a newbie at building pcs. Cheers :)

Edited by Vainius, 17 March 2013 - 07:14 AM.

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Gday Vainius.
Will be able to tweak that build by removing items you do not need and improving others.
Have to go out now, but will post later today.

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Hello, I decided to build new rig and was considering these parts http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JUfU what do you guys think about it? :)
1.Are all the parts compactible?
2.Maybe i can change some parts for same performance but could save a little?
3.Or maybe i could increse performance for same price?

I have all the other parts(Mouse, keyboard, audio, monitor, dvd writer, card slot and windows 7).

Will value any advice because im quite a newbie at building pcs. Cheers :)



The parts will work together...you could tweak your ram down to just 8 gigs,this is plenty to game with and maybe down size the SSD to 60 gigs since all you would be doing with this is running your OS...
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Hi.

Just a little more info please.
If in the US? give your post code as some stores have specials on pick up only.
Is this mainly a gaming build?
Are you using any specialist software like Adobe Photoshop?
What monitor are you using? brand/model.
Is your OS, Windows 32 bit or 64 bit? Retail ver. or OEM Ver.?

Info, so you are aware.
A boxed Retail CPU from both Intel and AMD where supplied with a heat-sink/cooler come with a warranty. If you use a after-market cooler, (air or liquid), you will void the warranty. The stock cooler has been extensively tested and will keep the CPU within it's thermal footprint.
I always suggest installing the stock cooler first and if you are not satisfied with the performance, then change it. Saved $$$ can go elsewhere in the build.
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Hello, I decided to build new rig and was considering these parts http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JUfU what do you guys think about it? :)
1.Are all the parts compactible?
2.Maybe i can change some parts for same performance but could save a little?
3.Or maybe i could increse performance for same price?

I have all the other parts(Mouse, keyboard, audio, monitor, dvd writer, card slot and windows 7).

Will value any advice because im quite a newbie at building pcs. Cheers :)



The parts will work together...you could tweak your ram down to just 8 gigs,this is plenty to game with and maybe down size the SSD to 60 gigs since all you would be doing with this is running your OS...

The thing is, that i forgot to mention that i also have the RAM bought also :D because i got them maybe half a year ago for cheap :)
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Hi.

Just a little more info please.
If in the US? give your post code as some stores have specials on pick up only.
Is this mainly a gaming build?
Are you using any specialist software like Adobe Photoshop?
What monitor are you using? brand/model.
Is your OS, Windows 32 bit or 64 bit? Retail ver. or OEM Ver.?

Info, so you are aware.
A boxed Retail CPU from both Intel and AMD where supplied with a heat-sink/cooler come with a warranty. If you use a after-market cooler, (air or liquid), you will void the warranty. The stock cooler has been extensively tested and will keep the CPU within it's thermal footprint.
I always suggest installing the stock cooler first and if you are not satisfied with the performance, then change it. Saved $$$ can go elsewhere in the build.


I live in Lithuania, but i could order a shipping or find some in my country.
This is not mainly for gaming. it will be for everyday multimedia use.
Sometimes i play with blender(like to create fluid simulations)
mine monitor is: Iiyama prolite e2207wsv but i was thinking to switch monitor to something fullHD. Any advice on any good monitor? :)
Windows are 64 bit Windows 7 ultimate.
I was thinking about overclocking my build, not much but to about 4ghz of CPU. Dont know if stock cooler will do well with overclocking.. Also dont know if this motherboard is good for overclocking. :)
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Thank you for the update.

i play with blender


never used it. Does it involve render, as in video work? Are the files very large? Does it make use of a Scratch disk?
Shipping can be very costly especially on computer cases. Best Tech supplies for you might be Germany or Sweden but I don't know what sort of exchange rate would be. Amazon International may be worth a look.

Also dont know if this motherboard is good for overclocking.


Yes, I have been recommending this board since soon after it came out, no complaints yet.


was thinking about overclocking my build, not much but to about 4ghz of CPU. Dont know if stock cooler will do well with overclocking..


If you stay with the overclock features of the Mobo, you will have no problems using the stock cooler. Overclocking manually takes care and a lot of time. You will need a better quality PSU. I just did a quick Google. A couple of the poster on this topic are "!!!!!!" but the last poster knows what he is talking about.
> http://buycomputersn...asrock-extreme4

Will leave the monitor question to later.

Off to bed now.

Good Night.
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Thank you for the update.

i play with blender


never used it. Does it involve render, as in video work? Are the files very large? Does it make use of a Scratch disk?
Shipping can be very costly especially on computer cases. Best Tech supplies for you might be Germany or Sweden but I don't know what sort of exchange rate would be. Amazon International may be worth a look.

Yes It involves pretty much a lot of rendering, may take overnight or even more, depends on project. But i dont use it very often, only maybe few times a month or even less. I also rarely use Sony Vegas for video editing.
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Hello,

Overclocking manually takes care and a lot of time. You will need a better quality PSU.



Why better quality? As i've read corsair is a good brand at PSUs. Also PcPartPicker says that my Estimated Wattage is 345W. And as PSU is 600W I think that it is plenty for overclocking. Or I am missing something? :)
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Why better quality? As i've read corsair is a good brand at PSUs. Also PcPartPicker says that my Estimated Wattage is 345W. And as PSU is 600W I think that it is plenty for overclocking. Or I am missing something?


Corsair is a good brand, but every brand has bad models. Coursair like nealy every other brand, have a manufacturer, like Sertec, produce the PSU to given specifications, so they do not have hands on control over production quality, and sometimes it is just a poor design, even if it meets statutory regulations.
Where User reviews repeatable give the same or similar Cons, as one Newegg, I take notice and research thoroughally. Also return rates, especially in your case, try to cut down the chance, but of course cannot be guaranteed with any part. > http://www.behardwar...ns-rates-6.html
600 Watts is more than enough for your build but, distribution of that wattage and the Amps on the various rails need to be taken into account.
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Why better quality? As i've read corsair is a good brand at PSUs. Also PcPartPicker says that my Estimated Wattage is 345W. And as PSU is 600W I think that it is plenty for overclocking. Or I am missing something?


Corsair is a good brand, but every brand has bad models. Coursair like nealy every other brand, have a manufacturer, like Sertec, produce the PSU to given specifications, so they do not have hands on control over production quality, and sometimes it is just a poor design, even if it meets statutory regulations.
Where User reviews repeatable give the same or similar Cons, as one Newegg, I take notice and research thoroughally. Also return rates, especially in your case, try to cut down the chance, but of course cannot be guaranteed with any part. > http://www.behardwar...ns-rates-6.html
600 Watts is more than enough for your build but, distribution of that wattage and the Amps on the various rails need to be taken into account.

Thanks for your reply :) As i've read at Neweggs feedback section this is somewhat faulty PSU with short lifespan.
Do I need a modular PSU for my build, or I should stick to non modular, as they are cheaper?
Also, do modular power supplies come with cables or do I need to buy them separately?
I was looking for some PSUs and these seemed quite okay: http://pcpartpicker....r-supply-cx500m http://pcpartpicker....-m12ii620bronze http://pcpartpicker....upply-bp550plus What do you think about them? Are they good enough for my system? :)
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No brand ever has a 100% success rate and with Corsair the CX600 would appear to be the one that went awry, I generally suggest http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= or the Seasonic at the link that you provided if the power output is adequate and the price right,

I would only suggest a modular PSU in a small case, they are more expensive and there is the potential for unused cables to be lost and these are difficult if not impossible to replace, good cable management inside the case is all that you need.

Modular PSUs come with all cables that they need unless a mistake has been made back at the factory when the PSU was being packaged.
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Thanks for your reply Phill,

I generally suggest http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID= or the Seasonic at the link that you provided if the power output is adequate and the price right,

After reading feedback of Seasonic 620W seems that it has a short lifespan. What people say is that it didnt last even for a year. Ofcourse it is not guaranteed to happen, but still worth a worry. Corsair TX650 V2 seems a fair choice. It is cheaper, has more wattage power and niccier feedback. Should I buy it?
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Corsair TX650 V2 seems a fair choice. It is cheaper, has more wattage power and niccier feedback. Should I buy it?

> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020 yes, A good choice, put it on your buy list.
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Corsair TX650 V2 seems a fair choice. It is cheaper, has more wattage power and niccier feedback. Should I buy it?

> http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139020 yes, A good choice, put it on your buy list.

Thanks, will do :)
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