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March 17, 2013 8:58:08 PM

I have 875 dollars

RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PowerColor PCS+ AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E Radeon HD 7870 MYST. Edition (Tahiti LE)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLMAX ZX Series ZX-600 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Extreme6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 17, 2013 9:06:53 PM

spend less on the RAM. cheapest 2x4gb DDR3-1600 with a CAS latency of 9 and you're set to go.

i'd go find a better PSU brand than that. something from Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, or XFX are highly recommended;
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx
aim for Tier 3 at worst.

optionally; feel free to drop down to an Z77 Extreme4 or Extreme3 if you're looking to save up and/or spend it elsewhere.

do you have a boot/storage drive in mind?
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March 17, 2013 9:09:36 PM

Im doing to cannibalize the drives from my other computer
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March 17, 2013 9:11:16 PM

I wanted to overclock so I thought the extra phases on the 6 would be worth it
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March 17, 2013 9:15:28 PM

I have about 70 dollars what psu would you recommend
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a c 278 4 Gaming
March 17, 2013 9:20:00 PM

Do NOT - repeat do NOT purchase that case or power supply. Raidmax is a brand that has a very horrible reputation and makes a lot of crappy products. That case will fall apart on you within a year. With a Cool Max power supply you might as well put a TNT detonator on your PC. :lol: 

This would be a far better use of $875:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $825.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-18 00:19 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 17, 2013 11:34:31 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Do NOT - repeat do NOT purchase that case or power supply. Raidmax is a brand that has a very horrible reputation and makes a lot of crappy products. That case will fall apart on you within a year. With a Cool Max power supply you might as well put a TNT detonator on your PC. :lol: 

This would be a far better use of $875:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $825.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-18 00:19 EDT-0400)


That case is just fine. I have built a couple computers for friends and they picked that case and overall it was very sturdy with plenty of room for the built. All in all it is a good case. But I would agree with the Cool Max PSU.
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a c 278 4 Gaming
March 18, 2013 10:32:38 AM

bryonhowley said:
g-unit1111 said:
Do NOT - repeat do NOT purchase that case or power supply. Raidmax is a brand that has a very horrible reputation and makes a lot of crappy products. That case will fall apart on you within a year. With a Cool Max power supply you might as well put a TNT detonator on your PC. :lol: 

This would be a far better use of $875:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $825.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-18 00:19 EDT-0400)


That case is just fine. I have built a couple computers for friends and they picked that case and overall it was very sturdy with plenty of room for the built. All in all it is a good case. But I would agree with the Cool Max PSU.


I really hate Raidmax. I've used cases on a few work builds and they're very cheaply made and have really poor quality parts and cut corners on construction. They fall apart within a year and you'll wind up replacing them. They are not fine by any stretch of the imagination.
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March 21, 2013 4:35:06 PM

thanks for all the help i will defiantly change the psu and maybe the case
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