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is this a good gaming pc build?

by LostTrigger / August 21, 2014 1:19 AM PDT

hey could someone check out my pc build? im not really sure if its good or not or if all the parts work together. this is mostly for gaming but i plan to do some photo/video editing because im majoring in design


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Looks like a gamer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 21, 2014 1:25 AM PDT
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Just being picky
by bob b / August 21, 2014 3:43 AM PDT

Since the cpu and mobo support 1866 ram in native mode I'd shop around for that.
I'd also look for ram that did not have those big heat sink fins.....those things can be a problem.

If it was me I'd bump that psu to 500w.

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Since the cpu and mobo support 1866 ram in native mode
by LostTrigger / August 22, 2014 12:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Just being picky

I don't understand?

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Native mode
by bob b / August 22, 2014 1:25 AM PDT

It means the cpu and mobo will support that ram speed without over clocking.

Change native mode>standard mode or normal mode.

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by LostTrigger / August 22, 2014 10:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Native mode

Sorry lol I'm not to knowledable on computer parts. What ram speed is the current ram I picked?

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Ram speed
by bob b / August 23, 2014 12:29 AM PDT
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What you picked is 1600 ram.

1866 ram will be a little faster and might give a small bump in perf.

Since your in the build stage and the machine supports the faster ram it's something to look at.

Your call.

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Problem...the fins on the Corsair Vengeance stick
by VAPCMD / August 22, 2014 4:15 AM PDT

way up and may interfere with the EVO HS Fan.

Suggest choosing RAM with a lower height profile so as to avoid that problem and
I'd look at GSkill for that.


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Better graphics card
by ThomasHill21 / August 24, 2014 10:52 PM PDT

I would recommend that u go for a better graphics card ... its not if the one you have chosen is good .. but the thing is 2Gb graphics would not be sufficient for many games that are to come in the near future ( GTA V if it is ever released on PC) ... and you have not selected any monitor ???? . you need good resolution monitors these days to actually enjoy the full graphics of the game

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