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#1
hi, i've selected some components to build a pc gaming, take a look:
processor: intel core i5-4670k
video card: MSI Radeon HD R9-280X 3GB DDR5 384 Bit - Gaming
motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING
memory: Kingston DDR3 8GB PC12800 Single Channel.
cooler: gelid tranquillo
pc case: Cooler Master CM Enforcer (SGC-1000-KWN1)
monitor: Samsung LED S22C300
storage: WDC 1TB SATA3 64MB - Caviar Black - WD1002FAEX .
PSU: Enermax NAXN 82+ 750W - ENM750AWT

could u guys gimme some advices, because it'll make me better
 
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#2
go dual channel on ram maybe, and invest in a ssd for the os? it makes a huuuuuuge difference as far as the ssd goes. and i dont know about western digital, had many issues with them, but thats just me.
 
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#3
I never had a problem with my Enermax PSUs but today I would buy a Corsair AX 760/860 or (almost) similar Enermax 87+ due to the better efficiency then the NAXN 82+.
 
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mmm, my budget isn't for SSD :( is 60MB enough? if yes maybe ill buy one
 
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#5
dont worry about an SSD for Your O.S. thats a luxury purchase , that I myself really have no idea why people splurge on. To shave off 50% boot time, or EVEN 80%, it's NOT all that long with a decent 7200 HDD. I COULD justify it for maybe gaming or Editing, or another intensive program You may need to run often, but if money is an issue in ANY way, avoid O.S. boot drive, Even now they are still WAY too expensive IMO.(that caviar will handle windows explorer, or whatever O.S. tasks You require of it JUST fine).

I'd recommend the Memory to be dual channel, which you could still get from Kingston @ a decent price, and a better PSU, from Corsair or a brand in their class. otherwise , a Very respectable build.
 
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#7
Agree on dual channel RAM, but WD HDDs are just fine, esp after the flood. They're one of the most trusted brands now.

The PSU is a bit more powerful than you need for that spec though. This would handle the 280x easily, and even a 290x or 780Ti. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151119

The money saved on the PSU alone would get you a decent SSD for the OS or a better GPU.
 
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i use msi gaming vga card because the vga boost on the mobo only works for msi gaming vga crd,
i'll change to dual channel :)
i later update my decision for psu
 
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#9
Seems like a solid setup besides the ram.
As for SSD purchase, anything less than 128GB is not enough.
I am starting to think even 128GB is not enough for an OS drive.
I would now suggest 250GB if you ever choose to purchase one.

Just like hard drives the demand for capacity goes up over time.
 
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is it ok if i use 2 single channel ram at once?
 
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If the single channel RAM you are using are identical to each other, they will run in dual channel mode as long as you place them in the appropriate slots.
If the sticks of RAM are different then your system will still run in single channel mode.
 
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is this psu good enough to change with enermax?
Cooler Master SILENT PRO GOLD 550W
 
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I can not personally recommend Cooler master as the last time I had heard about their reputation was quite a while back and it was not good.
Could have picked up the quality now.
 
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or Corsair CXM Series 750W CP-9020061-EU (Modular)? i kinda prefer to use modular so i won't get headache just to arrange the cable
 
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and for ram how about i use Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Red PC12800 8GB (2X4GB) - CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R ?
 
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#16
good system

i think you most bye G.Skill only for best games and programs number one in the world G.Skill

i think you can get 2X4GB memory duall channle 12800 Kit for get maximum speed and bandwidht

thanks anthony good ansewer for this question
 
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I am not sure with the quality of the CX modular series of PSU for Corsair.
If the retailer you are purchasing from has a good warranty on the PSU the give it a go.

Going 2X4GB will allow you to utilize dual channel bandwidth.
 
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#18
and for ram how about i use Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Red PC12800 8GB (2X4GB) - CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R ?
i think you most use G.Skill memory corsair DDR3 this brand number one in 3D games and overclock and benchmrak wrold record
 
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dont worry about an SSD for Your O.S. thats a luxury purchase , that I myself really have no idea why people splurge on.
Once you go solid-state, there's no going back...
 
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so which ram and psu should i choose?
 
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#22
If you never intend to CF an additional card, an excellent 450w or a good 550w unit is all you need, but I'd stay away from the Silent Pro and go with the Seasonic G Frag recommended or the Rosewill Capstone.

Widjaja is correct about CM's rep, but the CM V series is a Seasonic KM3 platform OEM and is rock solid. If CF is in your future and you can swing the price tag, get it.

The Corsair CX 750M is semi-modular to answer your ?, and for $60 after the $20 rebate can seem like a nice bargain, but it's not a particularly reliable (borderline crap) unit. Catch the Capstone 750 on sale if you need the wattage for CF.

Better build quality, warranty, and efficiency vs. the money your pocket; my PSU is not the place I'd look to save a buck though.

I'd still grab the non-Matrix Asus 280X VGA Boost be damned too.
 
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Ram barand: only G.Skill
PSU brand: Corsair or coolerMaster



thats right to easy GO to Newegg.com list of product and price
 

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#24
Ram barand: only G.Skill
PSU brand: Corsair or coolerMaster



thats right to easy GO to Newegg.com list of product and price

wow.............
 

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#25
Ram barand: only G.Skill
PSU brand: Corsair or coolerMaster



thats right to easy GO to Newegg.com list of product and price
This is bad advise. There are plenty of reputable brands out there other than these manufacturers. While I will say newegg is a good place to get a list of prices it may not work for everyone due to it being a US only retailer (With an exception of CA).

On that note, the PSU he has spec'ed out seems to be quite a nice unit. Here is a review of the unit and it went beyond its stated wattage like a champ.

It seems the build he has spec'ed will do quite nicely but as others have said I would change the ram from one single 8GB stick to 2x4GB sticks for dual channel purposes.