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

Yet another gaming/editing build

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by El_Mayo, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. BarbaricSoul

    BarbaricSoul

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2008
    Messages:
    6,113 (1.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,172
    Location:
    S.E. Virginia
    from the GSkill Rep on Tom's-

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/320603-30-profile
     
    El_Mayo and XSI say thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  2. TheHunter

    TheHunter

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1,374 (0.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    668
    Location:
    78°55' N, 11°56' E
    Yeah there arent many choices.. I own H90 and found few candidates


    - Akasa Viper - 3.12mm h2o (i have this atm in P|P, not the quietest though..)
    - Akasa Apache - 2.74mm
    - Bitfenix Spectre PRO PWM - 2.8mm
     
  3. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    16,573 (4.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,507
    Location:
    London,UK
    Akasa's stats always tend to be quite exaggerated. With Bitfenix im not sure, but i have heard stories about the motor on the spectre fans literally burning out.

    ::EDIT::

    Aerocool fans tend to be quite exaggerated too for that matter
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2014
  4. yogurt_21

    yogurt_21

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    4,978 (1.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    986
    Location:
    AZ
    extreme memory profile allows oc memory speeds at stock cpu. Haven't done much on oc. 4.6GHZ at 1.14v is the most I've done. Too busy gaming.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  5. GorbazTheDragon

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2014
    Messages:
    694 (0.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    205
    I wouldn't bother with memory over 1866MHz... And considering your budget, you are actually going to have a hard time fitting a decent board (for OCing), i7, 770, and 16GB of RAM.

    As a general rule of thumb I avoid CAS10 and 1.6v+ 1600MHz kits, the quality of the chips of those seems to be questionable at times. I usually go 1600C9 or 1866C9/10 depending on the prices.

    As for a CPU cooler, again your budget is pretty restrictive. The H55 seems to be pretty decent, especially considering you can get it for under 50 quid. And with it you get an extra fan.
     
  6. dewdrops39 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    6 (0.01/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    please help i plan buying a laptop with configuration amd quad core 1.5ghz with 2 mb cache with 512md dedicated graphics and amd radeon hd 83330 graphics can i able to play warz,gta4 and deadisland
     
  7. rooivalk

    rooivalk

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2011
    Messages:
    595 (0.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    203
    Location:
    Pacific Rim
    Play yes, smooth no (maybe yes in ultra low quality setting). It's a very weak laptop.
    Not to mention GTA4 isn't very optimized for PC and Dead Island isn't quite low spec friendly too.
     
  8. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Messages:
    7,236 (2.45/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,501
    Location:
    Up North
    You need to start your own thread so as not to detract from members helping the OP with his questions.
     
    XSI and THE_EGG say thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  9. El_Mayo

    El_Mayo

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,886 (0.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    255
    I don't really wanna spend a lot on AIO, I'd rather get a nice heatsink that performs the same as the H50/55 but is much quieter. The only ones that are really good are the 240mm/280mm ones which are pretty expensive. I'm going to get the cheapest RAM kit and they tend to be 1600mhz. What is a board that you would say is good for overclocking? I've edited my part list and removed the SSD (I'll pick that up in a month or two after the main build, or get it as a birthday present) so this is what it looks like now
     
  10. GorbazTheDragon

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2014
    Messages:
    694 (0.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    205
    I think the MSi you have in there will probably do fine , but I was thinking some thing along the lines of a Z97-A, but I just checked the prices and it seems to be a lot higher among the other boards in the UK (when compared to the US). For RAM I'd go with this. Other than that, what you have looks pretty good. You might want to add another fan on that case.
     
    El_Mayo says thanks.
  11. El_Mayo

    El_Mayo

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,886 (0.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    255
    How come, besides the speed increase? Would 1600 not be enough, or are the more expensive ones more reliable? Also a case fan will probably come after the main build if I feel I need it
     
  12. GorbazTheDragon

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2014
    Messages:
    694 (0.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    205
    1600MHz kits with CAS10 are likely less reliable than CAS9. At this point CAS9 kits are the "baseline" for quality. That 1866 MHz kit runs at CAS10 so the quality of the chips is around the same as (if not a tad better than) a 1600MHz CAS9 kit.
     
    El_Mayo says thanks.
  13. El_Mayo

    El_Mayo

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,886 (0.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    255
    noted! Would a higher CAS necessarily mean more reliable?
     
  14. LaytonJnr

    LaytonJnr

    Joined:
    May 3, 2014
    Messages:
    517 (0.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    277
    Location:
    UK
    The way that RAM speed works is that you want high frequency speeds but low CAS timings. To work out RAM speed in nanoseconds, there is a rough formula: speed = (CAS timings / RAM frequency) * 1000. So lower CAS timings and higher frequencies mean much faster performing RAM. But of course, there are cases in which the change in RAM speed is so small, you would barely notice it in real life applications.

    Basically, CAS timings don't have (much) affect on RAM reliability. That's more a manufacturer-based thing.

    Layton
     
  15. yogurt_21

    yogurt_21

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    4,978 (1.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    986
    Location:
    AZ
    http://wccftech.com/haswell-works-high-speed-ram-benchmarks-show-ddr31600-mhz/
    http://www.corsair.com/en-us/blog/2014/march/haswellrealworld

    Haswell is a different animal than ivy bridge. Seeing as the cost difference between 2400MHZ cas 10 and 1600MHZ cas 9 is almost non existent there is no reason to saddle your rig with cheap or old ram.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  16. GorbazTheDragon

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2014
    Messages:
    694 (0.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    205
  17. El_Mayo

    El_Mayo

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,886 (0.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    255
    This looks good
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx24c11t3k216x

    Obviously there's the concern about clearance with these, but I'm still looking at that getting either a refurbished AIO. If not the Scythe Ashura definitely has good RAM clearance

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Messages:
    11,351 (5.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    31,877
    The Noctua NH-U14S has pretty good clearance ;)

    Great performance and nearly silent too!! :toast:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  19. GorbazTheDragon

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2014
    Messages:
    694 (0.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    205
    I'd +1 that cooler if it was cheaper.
     
  20. yogurt_21

    yogurt_21

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    4,978 (1.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    986
    Location:
    AZ
    you can cherry pick all you want, the reality is cost per gig is much closer than that. The trident X's are renowned for their overclocking capabilities and you pay a premium for that The much cheaper Ares, snipers, and Ripjaws from Gskill are less. At the same time both microcenter and newegg have a sale on that set of crucial. Being the OP's in the UK that doesn't help him one bit. That 1866 set looks to be the exact same kit as the 2400MHZ snipers here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231673

    one is factory clocked for MHZ, the other for latency. Same memory kit overall.

    The fact that it's already set one way or another isn't a deterrent at clocking it whichever way you prefer. It does dictate what the XMP will be set as though.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  21. El_Mayo

    El_Mayo

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,886 (0.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    255
    I've decided on the Kingston Beast 2400Mhz set, but I might get clearance issues if I use a heatsink cooler like the dark rock where the fan protrudes close the the 3rd slot
    [​IMG]

    Would I be safe if I took the heatsink off the RAM kit? Does RAM overheat?
     
  22. GorbazTheDragon

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2014
    Messages:
    694 (0.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    205
    Would probably void the Warranty if anything.

    Unless you went for really fast or high voltage kits I doubt you will have thermal issues.
     
    El_Mayo says thanks.
  23. El_Mayo

    El_Mayo

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,886 (0.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    255
    cool just thinking if I ever needed a 3rd and 4th pair of sticks they couldn't fit without taking the heatsink off
    looks like there's clearance for about 21mm high RAM sticks according to this drawing
     
  24. GorbazTheDragon

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2014
    Messages:
    694 (0.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    205
    You might be able to move the fans a bit upwards on the heatsink. The Hyper 212 Evo can do that, but I don't know about the bequiets
     
    El_Mayo says thanks.
  25. El_Mayo

    El_Mayo

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,886 (0.99/day)
    Thanks Received:
    255
    according to the TPU review, so you might be right Gorbaz!
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)