My new PC configuration -- will this work?

By t3chn0vamp ยท 13 replies
Dec 4, 2012
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  1. Hello Geeks,
    I am going to upgrade my computer. I am going to set up following configuration:

    CASE: Cooler Master CM 690 II Plus Mid Tower Cabinet
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3770 @ 3.4 GHz (LGA 1155)
    RAM: G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 8 GB (2x4 GB)
    Mobo: ASRock z77 Pro4 Mobo
    PSU: Cooler Master Thunder 600 Watts PSU OR Corsair CMPSU-600GUK 600 Watts PSU OR Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK 600 Watts PSU
    GPU: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 1 GB GDDR5 OR Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2 GB GDDR5

    I want to know will this configuration work perfectly? any compatibility issues? Any suggestion or modifications?

    Thanks !
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +626

    What are you gonna use the PC for? Which games? What is resolution of your monitor?
  3. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 127   +19

    I will use this computer for everything :) I mean I play High end games, I watch HD movies, I use Photoshop and Maya and my monitor resolution is 1600x900
  4. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,703   +171

    Either get an unlocked 3770K with a Z77 mobo or a non-K 3770 with a cheaper H77 mobo. Doesn't make sense to couple a non-overclockable CPU with a more expensive mobo. Also unless you're running programs which take advantage of Hyperthreading I'd get the 3570K instead and invest the savings elsewhere (e.g. GPU).

    I think you should go with 2x8GB of RAM, a 2x4GB kit won't be great if/when you decide to upgrade. RAM is cheap now anyway.

    I'd get this 550W XFX PSU over any of those three.

    Obviously the GTX 660 will be much better than a 560, but it's also more expensive. But you'll need at least a 660 to play the latest games at max settings though.
  5. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 127   +19

    Well thanks slh28. I was thinking the same about the CPU, RAM and GPU but as far as the PSU's concern is, XFX PSUs are not available anywhere near to me. :(
  6. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,703   +171

    In that case look for an Antec HCG/Neo Eco or Corsair TX 650 or basically anything that's Seasonic based. Corsair's GS and CX series aren't as of good quality as the rest of their line. Not to say they're bad, but you can do better for the same price.
  7. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 127   +19

    Yes, Antec and Corsair are available. Seasonic as well. :p
  8. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Well, at that resolution you'll be mostly fine with a 560 (Ti right?), but I'd still strongly recommend you go for the 660 instead. Other than that, it looks solid.
  9. Shiney

    Shiney TS Booster Posts: 153

    No idea about the rig, but your Avatar Certainly works for me :>
    Sarcasm likes this.
  10. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,923   +2,281

    Should be obvious from the author's avatar, the PC is for downloading and watching porno. The best advise one gets then - bigger screen, to offer spot-less experience at a distance, a big HDD, to store all of the masterpieces, and a good HD-cam to do the "group therapy" sessions.
  11. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 127   +19

    lol Thanks :)

    lol...but I do not watch porno that much ! I found this avatar on the internet somewhere !
  12. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Evangelist Posts: 357   +119

    Me neither, my friend. Me neither...
  13. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    This avatar is going to get me fired. At least I'll be fired with a smile on my face.
  14. t3chn0vamp

    t3chn0vamp TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 127   +19


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