Solved hardware picking, optical drives, ram, psu's.

Emachines / Et1331g-05w
November 14, 2013 at 18:37:54
Specs: Windows 7, amd IIx2 270 3.4ghz/ 4gb RAM
hello everyone, Iam choosing some components for my computer:

intel i7 3770k

Gtx 760sp

WD caviar black 1tb

MSI z77-g45 gaming mobo

CM enforcer case

I dont know what RAM would go with the build, Id prefer a 1600 2x8
also i dont know what optical drive to get. What makes one different from the other? can i just get any driver?

lastly, I have no clue what psu to get (I may SLI in the future)

Thanks in advance!!

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November 15, 2013 at 03:28:51
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can i just get any driver?

What just clarify what might just be a typo and to avoid future confusion, drive and driver are two completely different things. A drive is a piece of hard ware. A drive drives a disk, either an optical disk, hard disk or a floppy disk. A Driver is piece of software that makes the hardware work.

As for which drive, they are all much the same, it just a matter of what you are prepared to pay for the quality. You wont go far wrong with TSST (Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology) drive. They are well made an reliable and come branded either Toshiba or Samsung.

As for PSU, get he best you can afford. The PSU is one thing you do not want to skimp on. Checks the 5v rail, it should be at least 35 Amps to leave room for expansion and avoid dual 5v rail PSUs

For memory, check the Crucial web site. Their tool will tell you exactly what is best for your motherboard.


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November 15, 2013 at 22:07:24
Thanks, I was able to find some good kingston ram, as well as this psu:

but I also found this one that seems have better ratings than the one above:

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November 16, 2013 at 04:51:24
Please note that with today's components, the 12Volt rail is much more important than the 5volt rail.
The Corsair power supplies are good ones.
Consider the 4770K/Z87 4th generation over the 3770K/Z77 3rd generation CPU/Motherboard for your system.
Compare your prices also on and if you have a Microcenter in your general area, look at for CPU/Motherboard combos

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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November 16, 2013 at 06:03:09
Why are you shopping at Amazon, are you not from the US? You can get the board for just $60 at newegg (after promo code & rebate):

The case is only $80:

And here's a Corsair 750W PSU for $70:

As for RAM, you should be getting DDR3-1866, not DDR3-1600:

16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 @ newegg

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November 16, 2013 at 11:08:46
I go with amazon just because Ive been a customer for quite some tim, but i think ill give newegg a shot. As for the RAM i watched this video:

thanks for the suggestions though

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November 16, 2013 at 16:40:05
"As for the RAM i watched this video"

I suggest you do some more research & I also suggest you take Fingers advice & choose a new generation i7:

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