• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

hey guys, new build, gaming rig

ReconCX

New Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2004
Messages
400 (0.08/day)
Likes
1
Location
California
Processor AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Motherboard ASUS Crosshair V Formula
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB (4x4GB) 1600 DDR3
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GTX 480
Storage Intel 330 Series 180GB SSD x2
Display(s) ASUS VH242H 23.6"
Case COOLER MASTER Storm Trooper
Power Supply COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700W
Software Microsoft® Windows 8 Professional
#1
wow, so it's been like 5 years since i've been on this forum, been using a laptop for the longest time, now i need a gaming rig. I've had to play catch-up with hardware and am nowhere up-to-date on this and that details. take a look and tell me what you think, I want to keep this under $1000, and preferably, even under $900.

Another key issue is that I want this to be future proof for a bit, which is why I'm going with the Phenom II/AM3. It seems that the LGA775 is slowly but surely dying so a Q series is out, and those LGA1366 are too expensive. Other things to keep in mind is that I don't want a overheated power sucker in my room, and I'm not considering CFX and SLI a priority. I am also considering waiting for the NV 780a chipset for the Phenoms.

So here's my current build (everything currently based off of newegg):

COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - $74.99

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Retail - $245

MSI 790GX-G65 AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD Burner with LightScribe

SeaSonic M12II SS-500GM 500W ATX12V 2.2 /EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

Total cost is $864.94, or $899.72 after shipping

Thanks, let me know what u guys think.
 
Joined
Apr 11, 2009
Messages
921 (0.29/day)
Likes
186
Location
London, UK
Processor AMD FX 8350 Black Edition @ 4.2Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 Rev 4.0
Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory Samsung Green 16GB 30nm 1600Mhz DDR3
Video Card(s) XFX HD 7950 DD 3GB @ 850/5000Mhz
Storage 240GB Intel 520 SSD + 2TB Seagate Barracuda
Display(s) ASUS PB278Q 27" QHD
Case Fractal Design R5 Black
Power Supply Seasonic Platinum 760W
Mouse Corsair Raptor M40
Keyboard Corsair Raptor K50
Software Windows 10 Pro
#2
youve just hit the minimum power supply for the 4870. id go with a 600w to be safe
 

Paulieg

The Mad Moderator
Joined
Feb 19, 2007
Messages
11,960 (3.00/day)
Likes
2,846
Location
Wherever I can find the iron.
Processor Haswell i7 4770K
Motherboard Gigabyte z79 UD5H Black Edition
Cooling Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Memory Gskill Trident DDR3 2400
Video Card(s) Asus 7970 Direct CU II
Storage Kingston Hyper Fury 240 SSD/ WD Black 640GB
Case Fractal Design R5
Power Supply XFX 650w
Software Win 7/Win 10 Tech preview
#3
Here are my thoughts:

First, buy a good quality 700w+ power supply. It will give you some room to upgrade later on.

Second, consider a gtx260 instead of the 4870. I've had both, and while some will argue this, I think the gtx is a better card, and smoother in most games.

I'd also consider a Gigabyte or Asus 790GX board. I just trust those brands more than MSI. Not to mention I hate the MSI bios.
 

ReconCX

New Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2004
Messages
400 (0.08/day)
Likes
1
Location
California
Processor AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Motherboard ASUS Crosshair V Formula
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB (4x4GB) 1600 DDR3
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GTX 480
Storage Intel 330 Series 180GB SSD x2
Display(s) ASUS VH242H 23.6"
Case COOLER MASTER Storm Trooper
Power Supply COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700W
Software Microsoft® Windows 8 Professional
#4
Paulieg, you bring up some interesting points that i wouldn't be able to just "read off" on spec papers.

First though, I want to keep my PSU between 500-600W, so this means I'd prefer getting a 80 plus certified (bronze or silver) +/- 550W over a larger PSU, meaning I'm open to paying a premium for a lower watt PSU (although I demand modular)

second, I'm debating about the graphics card. I would actually prefer getting something like a GTX275 as I've been a loyal EVGA fan for a long time. But the the GX boards bring hybrid CFX into play. I've been wondering how much performance these motherboards give to a graphics card. So, if the GX boards don't really give much of a boost, I'm thinking about getting a FX board and just going NV with my vid card.

third, yea, the bios is a good point. I've heard bad things about MSI but i've never used one before. I've used asus and never been quite satisfied with their quality. Finally, i've heard a lot of awesomeness about gigabyte but whether or not to get one would also involve me getting an FX or GX board. In terms of quality, what companies produce the best mobos both in terms of AMD and Intel?

Thanks for your replies guys.
 
Joined
Mar 21, 2009
Messages
4,925 (1.53/day)
Likes
776
Location
Northampton,UK
System Name Spiderman
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Motherboard Asus Prime B350-Plus
Cooling AMD Wraith Spire Cooler/2x140mm Fractal Design case fans/1x120mm Fractal Design case fan
Memory TeamGroup Vulcan 16GB DDR4 2400MHZ CAS-13
Video Card(s) AMD Sapphire RX Vega 64 8GB
Storage SSD - OCZ ARC 100 256GB HDD - Western Digital Black 500GB+Western Digital Green 1TB
Display(s) Samsung C27F591 1080p 72Hz Monitor
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium - Grey Window Version
Audio Device(s) onboard/Speakers: Logitech Z-4
Power Supply XFX Pro Semi Modular 650W
Mouse CMStorm Laser Mouse
Keyboard Corsair Strafe Cherry MX Red Keyboard
Software Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
Joined
May 18, 2009
Messages
676 (0.21/day)
Likes
777
Location
MN
System Name Personal / HTPC
Processor i5-4670k / i5-4460
Motherboard ASUS z97-AR /ASRock Z87 Extreme4
Cooling Corsair H100i / stock HSF
Memory 16GB DDR3 1600 / 8GB DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 980Ti AMP! Omega / Zotac GTX 980Ti AMP! Omega
Storage 250 GB Crucial SSD MX200, 1TB & 500GB Western Digital / 2x 4TB WD Red in RAID 1
Display(s) 3x 24" Asus Ve248H LED (5760x1080) / 50" LCD TV
Case Fractal Design Arc XL / CM Haf XB Evo
Power Supply 850W SeaSonic X Series X-850 / 750W SeaSonic X Series
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Microsoft Natural Elite Keyboard
Software Windows 7 Home 64 / Windows 10 Home 64
#6
If you don't plan on really doing anything spectacular with your computer; like OC'ing or running Crossfire/SLI, you don't really need a 700W PSU.

You should do just fine getting by with a solid 550-650W. Like these:

OCZ 600W
Corsair 550W
Antec 650W

If you wish to run a Crossfire/SLI configuration, then you should settle for nothing less then a solid 750W+ PSU. The beefier the cards, the more power you'll need. Running two GTX 260s, you'll want a solid 750W. Running 2 GTX 295 you'd want a nice 900W....just to give you some idea.

If you plan on OC'ing your GPU and/or CPU, then be sure to get a power supply that'll give you headroom like Paulieg suggested.
 

JrRacinFan

Served 5k and counting ...
Joined
Mar 17, 2007
Messages
19,666 (4.97/day)
Likes
4,754
Location
Youngstown, OH
System Name Gamer :Server and Android BuildBox
Processor i7 3930k: Xeon e5-2660
Motherboard MSI X79A-GD45 Plus : Generic
Cooling Liqid cooled: CM 212+
Memory Klevv Neo 2x4Gb 1866 @ 1600 CL9 : 2x8Gb Vengeance 1600 cl9
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 950 SC : XFX R5 220
Storage HGST 2TB + 480GB OCZ Trion 150 : Seagate 1TB SSHD + WD 3TB + 2x HGST 2TB
Display(s) ViewSonic VX2457-MHD 23.6" : headless
Case DIYPC D480-W White Window : Bitfenix Comrade
Audio Device(s) nVidia HDMI : Onboard
Power Supply EVGA 500b : Tt 775W Modular
Software Windows 7 Ultimate+Manjaro 16.06: Ubuntu Server 16.10
#7
Joined
May 15, 2009
Messages
119 (0.04/day)
Likes
2
System Name master of all machines
Processor E8400
Motherboard asus
Cooling freezer 7 pro
Memory 4 gigs
Video Card(s) 4850
Storage 250 gigs
Display(s) 22" Samsung
Case Compucase
Audio Device(s) int.
Power Supply 500W
Software Vista 64bit
#8
my ocz dosent glove blue:wtf:
 
Joined
May 12, 2009
Messages
133 (0.04/day)
Likes
9
Processor i7 920 @ 3.8 GHz + HT, 1.25v
Motherboard Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
Memory 6GB G.Skill DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) HIS 6950 2GB
Storage WD 640GB Black + 2x WD 1TB Green
Display(s) 30" Dell U3011 H-IPS
Case Antec P180B
Audio Device(s) On-Board Sound
Power Supply Corsair 850TX
Software Windows 7 Professional x64
#9
Some good 500W-600W PSUS:

SeaSonic M12 SS-600HM 600W (modular)
Corsair 650TX
BFG LS-550
Antec EA650 650W
Antec Signature SG650 650W (modular)
Corsair 620HX (modular)

Also, take a look at some websites such as ewiz.com. They have had good deals on the 4890 1GB lately for about $190 after rebate. Well worth it over the 4870 1GB.

Go with the Western Digital 640GB Caviar Black AALS over the 500GB you selected. $15 more for a faster drive with 5 year warranty (versus 3 years for the AAKS).
 

ReconCX

New Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2004
Messages
400 (0.08/day)
Likes
1
Location
California
Processor AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Motherboard ASUS Crosshair V Formula
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB (4x4GB) 1600 DDR3
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GTX 480
Storage Intel 330 Series 180GB SSD x2
Display(s) ASUS VH242H 23.6"
Case COOLER MASTER Storm Trooper
Power Supply COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700W
Software Microsoft® Windows 8 Professional
#10
thanks, i'm looking at the OCZ/PC P&C 700W PSU right now for $99 on newegg, it's a pretty good deal cause of the free shipping, and it's modular. I'm really against antec's now because at my work place, we deployed 350 machines with antec psu's and we've had to replace so many of them it's not even funny.

I also decided to cut back on the mobo, instead of getting a 790GX/X/FX, i'm specing out the 770. The reasoning behind this is that I'm just a big sucker for NV and EVGA, so getting those fancier mobo's wouldn't do me any good. I think it would do me just fine until NV gets their act together for a good SLI board, which i would upgrade to (when I can afford a new mobo+SLI card). The cost savings would allow me to get a really high end GTX 260, or maybe even a GTX275 if the price is right. What geforce manufacturers would u guys recommend?

f2h, how much faster is that drive, although the 5 year warranty is really nice.
 

JrRacinFan

Served 5k and counting ...
Joined
Mar 17, 2007
Messages
19,666 (4.97/day)
Likes
4,754
Location
Youngstown, OH
System Name Gamer :Server and Android BuildBox
Processor i7 3930k: Xeon e5-2660
Motherboard MSI X79A-GD45 Plus : Generic
Cooling Liqid cooled: CM 212+
Memory Klevv Neo 2x4Gb 1866 @ 1600 CL9 : 2x8Gb Vengeance 1600 cl9
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX 950 SC : XFX R5 220
Storage HGST 2TB + 480GB OCZ Trion 150 : Seagate 1TB SSHD + WD 3TB + 2x HGST 2TB
Display(s) ViewSonic VX2457-MHD 23.6" : headless
Case DIYPC D480-W White Window : Bitfenix Comrade
Audio Device(s) nVidia HDMI : Onboard
Power Supply EVGA 500b : Tt 775W Modular
Software Windows 7 Ultimate+Manjaro 16.06: Ubuntu Server 16.10
#11
Good nVidia Manuf's: eVGA BFG Palit Galaxy Xpertvision MSI
 

Paintface

New Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2008
Messages
389 (0.11/day)
Likes
72
Processor E5200 @ 3.7ghz
Motherboard DFI LanParty DK P35 DARK
Cooling Zalman CPU + case cooling
Memory OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2 4GB 1066
Video Card(s) Saphire 4890 Vapor-X OCed
Storage Raptor 74GB + 640GB sata + 1TB sata ( all WD)
Display(s) BENQ 24inch LCD 1080p
Case my desk
Audio Device(s) Creative Audigy 2 ZS
Power Supply OCZ gameXstream 700w
Software Windows 7 x64 ultimate
#12
get a 4890 / 650w psu and you have the perfect setup :)
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,202 (9.52/day)
Likes
13,686
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + Corsair Void RGB
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#13
my ocz dosent glove blue:wtf:
because i told OCZ off for using nasty noisy fans in the gameXstreams, so the future stealthXstreme models use yate loons :) be glad, you got a quieter one.
 
Joined
May 15, 2009
Messages
119 (0.04/day)
Likes
2
System Name master of all machines
Processor E8400
Motherboard asus
Cooling freezer 7 pro
Memory 4 gigs
Video Card(s) 4850
Storage 250 gigs
Display(s) 22" Samsung
Case Compucase
Audio Device(s) int.
Power Supply 500W
Software Vista 64bit
#14
thats good do know:p
 
Joined
May 12, 2009
Messages
133 (0.04/day)
Likes
9
Processor i7 920 @ 3.8 GHz + HT, 1.25v
Motherboard Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
Memory 6GB G.Skill DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) HIS 6950 2GB
Storage WD 640GB Black + 2x WD 1TB Green
Display(s) 30" Dell U3011 H-IPS
Case Antec P180B
Audio Device(s) On-Board Sound
Power Supply Corsair 850TX
Software Windows 7 Professional x64
#15
thanks, i'm looking at the OCZ/PC P&C 700W PSU right now for $99 on newegg, it's a pretty good deal cause of the free shipping, and it's modular. I'm really against antec's now because at my work place, we deployed 350 machines with antec psu's and we've had to replace so many of them it's not even funny.
I wouldn't recommend the OCZ. There are better power supplies out there. You don't want to skimp on the PSU and save a few $ here since this is the most critical component in your computer.
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,202 (9.52/day)
Likes
13,686
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + Corsair Void RGB
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#16
I wouldn't recommend the OCZ. There are better power supplies out there. You don't want to skimp on the PSU and save a few $ here since this is the most critical component in your computer.
theres nothing wrong with OCZ. They arent quite as good as PC&C or corsair, but their price is a fair bit lower too. my PC as it is now, ran on a 600W OCZ stealthXstream for a week.
 
Joined
May 12, 2009
Messages
133 (0.04/day)
Likes
9
Processor i7 920 @ 3.8 GHz + HT, 1.25v
Motherboard Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
Memory 6GB G.Skill DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) HIS 6950 2GB
Storage WD 640GB Black + 2x WD 1TB Green
Display(s) 30" Dell U3011 H-IPS
Case Antec P180B
Audio Device(s) On-Board Sound
Power Supply Corsair 850TX
Software Windows 7 Professional x64
#17
theres nothing wrong with OCZ. They arent quite as good as PC&C or corsair, but their price is a fair bit lower too. my PC as it is now, ran on a 600W OCZ stealthXstream for a week.
Many OCZ units tend to have out-of-spec ripple when approaching 80% load. While they are certainly capable of powering a system (I had a 700W unit myself), I wouldn't recommend them when there are other units out there. As I had mentioned previously, the PSU is not something you want to save money on as its the most critical component.
 

ReconCX

New Member
Joined
Oct 21, 2004
Messages
400 (0.08/day)
Likes
1
Location
California
Processor AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Motherboard ASUS Crosshair V Formula
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB (4x4GB) 1600 DDR3
Video Card(s) NVIDIA GTX 480
Storage Intel 330 Series 180GB SSD x2
Display(s) ASUS VH242H 23.6"
Case COOLER MASTER Storm Trooper
Power Supply COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 700W
Software Microsoft® Windows 8 Professional
#18
i'm a bit confused, didn't ocz buy out pc p&c? i'll look into other power supplies.
 
Joined
Nov 22, 2008
Messages
3,779 (1.13/day)
Likes
567
Location
Latin America, Uruguay
System Name The Lizard v2.4
Processor Intel Celeron G1840 (for the time being
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H81-S2PH
Cooling Intel Stock Fan
Memory 16GB Kingston HyperX 1600
Video Card(s) MSI Gaming GTX 750Ti (For the time being)
Storage 500GB Samsung F1, 160GB Maxtor "Older than god"
Display(s) AOC 28' LCD
Case Coolermaster N200
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Antec VP500P
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Benchmark Scores No crashes in the last 24 minutes.
#19
i'm a bit confused, didn't ocz buy out pc p&c? i'll look into other power supplies.
yep but not all ocz psu are pcp&c
 
Joined
Dec 27, 2007
Messages
8,506 (2.32/day)
Likes
2,072
Location
Kansas City
System Name The Dove Box Rev 2.0
Processor I7 5930k
Motherboard Asus X99
Cooling Custom water loop
Memory 4 x 4GB 3000 MHz DDR4
Video Card(s) 2x MSI 780 Ti's in SLI
Storage 500GB Samsung 850 PCIe SSD, 2x1TB WD Blacks, 1.2TB NAS
Display(s) 27" Asus 144Hz
Case Enermax Fulmo GT
Audio Device(s) ON BOARD FTW
Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower 850W
Keyboard Logitech G510
Software Win 10 64x
#21
If you want a true future proof setup, then you should be considering a Crossfire/SLI board. Even if you only go with a single VGA card, another two years from now a cheap upgrade will help boost preformance all around.
Other than that I would say you have a decent parts list and a beefier psu to consider. :toast: to a new build
 
Joined
May 12, 2009
Messages
133 (0.04/day)
Likes
9
Processor i7 920 @ 3.8 GHz + HT, 1.25v
Motherboard Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
Memory 6GB G.Skill DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) HIS 6950 2GB
Storage WD 640GB Black + 2x WD 1TB Green
Display(s) 30" Dell U3011 H-IPS
Case Antec P180B
Audio Device(s) On-Board Sound
Power Supply Corsair 850TX
Software Windows 7 Professional x64
#22
i'm a bit confused, didn't ocz buy out pc p&c? i'll look into other power supplies.
AFAIK, they bought them out but the two are still separate. OCZ PSUs are not made by PC P&C.
 

Mussels

Moderprator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 6, 2004
Messages
46,202 (9.52/day)
Likes
13,686
Location
Australalalalalaia.
System Name Daddy Long Legs
Processor Ryzen R7 1700, 3.9GHz 1.375v
Motherboard MSI X370 Gaming PRO carbon
Cooling Fractal Celsius S24 (Silent fans, meh pump)
Memory 16GB 2133 generic @ 2800
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080 Gaming X (BIOS modded to Gaming Z - faster and solved black screen bugs!)
Storage 1TB Intel SSD Pro 6000p (60TB USB3 storage)
Display(s) Samsung 4K 40" HDTV (UA40KU6000WXXY) / 27" Qnix 2K 110Hz
Case Fractal Design R5. So much room, so quiet...
Audio Device(s) Pioneer VSX-519V + Yamaha YHT-270 / sennheiser HD595/518 + Corsair Void RGB
Power Supply Corsair HX 750i (Platinum, fan off til 300W)
Mouse Logitech G403 + KKmoon desk-sized mousepad
Keyboard Corsair K65 Rapidfire
Software Windows 10 pro x64 (all systems)
Benchmark Scores Laptops: i7-4510U + 840M 2GB (touchscreen) 275GB SSD + 16GB i7-2630QM + GT 540M + 8GB
#23
AFAIK, they bought them out but the two are still separate. OCZ PSUs are not made by PC P&C.
PCP&C wasnt changed by the merger, OCZ's stuff got better tho.
 
Joined
Nov 13, 2007
Messages
6,158 (1.66/day)
Likes
1,651
Location
Austin Texas
System Name silen8
Processor Intel i7 7820X Delidded @ 4.64Ghz / 3.1Ghz Mesh
Motherboard MSI X299 Tomahawk
Cooling 240mm Corsair H105 Intake
Memory 32 GB Quad 3434Mhz DDR4 15-16-16-38-300-1T
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming
Storage 1Tb Samsung 960 Pro m2, 1TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD
Display(s) Dell 24" 2560x1440 144hz, G-Sync @ 165Hz
Case NZXT S340 Elite Black
Audio Device(s) Arctis 7
Power Supply FSP HydroG 750W
Mouse zowie ec-2
Keyboard corsair k65 tenkeyless
Software Windows 10 64 Bit
Benchmark Scores Cb: 2103 Multi, 209 Single, 10450 Timespy - 10150 GPU/11900 CPU, superpi 1M - 7.71s
#24
+1 to the NO OCZ PSU's had a few of them, including a 750W Xtreem whatever fail and take out 2 ramsticks and their respective slots. PC just shut off during a game of oblivion one day and wouldn't turn back on (grrr)

I gave one of the good ones away to power a lower end system, no way would i put that back in my rig.
 
Joined
May 12, 2009
Messages
133 (0.04/day)
Likes
9
Processor i7 920 @ 3.8 GHz + HT, 1.25v
Motherboard Gigabyte EX58-UD5
Cooling Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme
Memory 6GB G.Skill DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) HIS 6950 2GB
Storage WD 640GB Black + 2x WD 1TB Green
Display(s) 30" Dell U3011 H-IPS
Case Antec P180B
Audio Device(s) On-Board Sound
Power Supply Corsair 850TX
Software Windows 7 Professional x64
#25
PCP&C wasnt changed by the merger, OCZ's stuff got better tho.
Any evidence of that? I haven't heard of any improvements on OCZ's part.