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Building a new PC Need advice on a case and other parts

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March 12, 2013 5:43:48 PM

My first question is what case should I use for this set up ,I am at the end of my budget so cant go nuts with the price on it.
My second question does the rest of this look ok? Any advice? I am building this for a gaming pc plus a home hub type of a pc that I can record cable with and store movies and watch anywhere in my house on xboxs and such. Thank any of you who can help me and give me any pointers or did I forget anything?

I am building it with the following,

Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i73770k

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z77extr...

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz16gx3m2a...

OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-internal-hard-drive-vt...

Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...

Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx670dc22...

Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...

Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-bw12b1s...

Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i

Ceton InfiniTV 4 Quad-tuner Card for Watching Digital Cable TV on the PC, PCI-Express x1 Interface
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 12, 2013 5:59:25 PM

There's no case, here's what i suggest, i think it will be about that price range : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JklL
You don't need the i7 for gaming, nor the 16GB, if you just plan to stay with one card a 550W psu will do, the seasonic is a high quality psu(the internal parts of that corsair are from seasonic).
The plextor m5s is cheaper and better ssd.
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March 12, 2013 7:06:39 PM

djangoringo said:
There's no case, here's what i suggest, i think it will be about that price range : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JklL
You don't need the i7 for gaming, nor the 16GB, if you just plan to stay with one card a 550W psu will do, the seasonic is a high quality psu(the internal parts of that corsair are from seasonic).
The plextor m5s is cheaper and better ssd.


I can get the i7 at a micro center near me for $239 which is only 10$ more then the i5 online.
I am going to buy a second GPU at some point just not now because of cost.
I looked at the Plextor it has a much slower write speed then the one I picked at 390 MB/s
I am not sure the Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler will fit in the case you suggested.
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March 12, 2013 7:16:50 PM

Well, i didn't know that, but just saying that the i5-3570k for gaming is mostly what you need, you can get the i5-3570k also at a cheaper price in a microcenter store, but ultimately it's your choice, if you think the i7 is worth the extra, grab it.
Yes, i forgot to mention if you'd plan to add later on another card, in that case, this one is more than suffice, it's also made by seasonic as that corsair psu :
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbef...
If i'm not mistaken, it's cheaper with or without mir, review here : http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/XFX-PRO-850-W-Bl...
That cooler fits in the fractal case, i think the plextor m5s is cheaper and it's a new unit with the marvel controller, here's a comparison : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/631?vs=560
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March 12, 2013 7:22:27 PM

Proximon said:
Nothing you have described needs 16GB of RAM. Your links seem broken.

Samsung 840 Pro would be the better SSD, and may cost less
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you are going to buy that cooler, you have to buy a case that will fit it.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1144409/h80-h80i-h90-h100-h1...

Set a budget I can't really say what you should get without it.


I am trying to keep my budget under $2000 if I can.
I have read a lot the last two weeks on this build which is why I ask for help because there are a lot of people out there that know way more then me.
I got the 16 gigs of ram just because it was fairly cheap and figure 16 verse 8 couldnt hurt.
I am going to play games on this machine and use it as a home media sever as well so if I am playing a game and someone is pulling a movie or recording something is also why I thought that the xtra ram would help.
Thank you for the Link on the OC site about cases... would hate to buy a case and all this not fit in it.



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March 12, 2013 7:30:20 PM

djangoringo said:
Well, i didn't know that, but just saying that the i5-3570k for gaming is mostly what you need, you can get the i5-3570k also at a cheaper price in a microcenter store, but ultimately it's your choice, if you think the i7 is worth the extra, grab it.
Yes, i forgot to mention if you'd plan to add later on another card, in that case, this one is more than suffice, it's also made by seasonic as that corsair psu :
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbef...
If i'm not mistaken, it's cheaper with or without mir, review here : http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/XFX-PRO-850-W-Bl...
That cooler fits in the fractal case, i think the plextor m5s is cheaper and it's a new unit with the marvel controller, here's a comparison : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/631?vs=560


Ahh I hadnt known about that comparison I was just going by what had the higher read writes. thank you very much.
and after more reading I did find that case would fit the cooler I was mistaken again thank you.
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March 12, 2013 7:35:02 PM

OCZ has a long history on this board. They made some good RAM for a little bit. They have a philosophy that involves lower quality control... they make more money by selling at a lower price, and just factor in the cost of the extra RMAs into it. The newer SSDs may be better than the previous ones, but they have sold some real trash SSDs not that long ago. They also tried to switch nand on some drives without telling anyone, until they were found out.

Look at real data and workloads, not claims from a dubious source
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6328/samsung-ssd-840-pro-...

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The 830 proved quite reliable, so as long as Samsung can guarantee similar levels of compatibility and reliability out of the 840 Pro it looks to have a real winner on its hands.


Crucial, Intel, and Samsung. Those are the SSD sellers you want to pay attention to. They have proven track records.

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