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I have had many people ask for their gif images re-sized, so I would like to show you how to do it :)
After months of planning and research, my PC is finally built and ready to go!
CPU:Intel Core i5-4670k
GPU:Gigabyte R9 280x OC Windforce x2 in Crossfire
HDD/SSD: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD and Samsung 840 Evo 120GB
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H
RAM:Corsair Vengeance Pro Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHZ (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory CMY8GX3M2A1600C9
Fan:Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
OD:Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST
i think you need more RAM for the future, Planetary Annhilation needs more than 8gb sometimes
RAM isn't something very important. I could just go to the computer store and buy it from there.(There's a whole shopping mall dedicated to electronics and computer parts where I live)
Which should I go for when I can?
for the second build
Thats more balanced ;)
Oh my. I just realized my specs for my 2 computers:
Gaming computer: 2nd generation Intel Core i3-2310M @ 2.1 GHz with 4 gigs of RAM
Computer that I rarely use: Inetl(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.3 GHz with 8 gigs of RAM
I think I know what my new gaming computer is.
Did some changes to my list:
MOBO: Gigabyte Z87 GA-Z87X-OC
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 770 GDDR5-2GB OC WindForce
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR3
PSU: Cooler Master GX - 650W 80 PLUS Bronze
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB
ODD: Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0
Cooling System: Intel Thermal Solution Liquid
Have any recommendation for monitor? I have limited space so I want it to be 16-18 inches long. I'm thinking about the ASUS VS197D-P 18.5-Inch HD LCD Monitor.
I wouldn't touch that psu with a 10' pole, personally. When JonnyGuru tested the bigger brother, the GX-750 it barely spec'd out as passable for a 600w psu. As such, I wouldn't expect that 650 to make 500w reliably...
Oklahoma Wolf recently did a review of the Seasonic G Series 650W which passed with flying colors, you might want to look into this unit instead.
Why such a small monitor? I'd at least pick up something in the 22-24" range if money is tight. Sorry, I've not been paying attention to the lower range monitors lately, so I don't have any recommendations off the top of my head that's not an IPS or UHD panel.
Changed to an Corsair H80i
Ok, changed that to the GTX 770. Thanks for your tip!
Also heeded your advice to get a Corsair Vengeance. Changed the PSU to a Cooler Master GX 650W 80 plus Bronze.
So will that do?
And is the Fractal Core 1000 provide enough airflow in and out?
Sorry, but this is the first time I build my own PC.
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