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April 23, 2013 1:12:39 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: ASAP have money readily available just need any extra advice before I drop the cash.

Budget Range: $2000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW,SWTOR,Far Cry 3,Battlefield 4, Cod, Star Craft, LoL, etc) Photoshop, Internet.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: Yes OEM windows 7 64bit
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com
Location: City, State/Region, Country - USA
Parts Preferences: Intel System
Overclocking: Maybe
SLI or Crossfire: Future

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need new PC, only had shitty pre-made dells form my family, now that i have steady income id like to make my own build.

CASE:Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Gunmetal Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO:GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

IS i7 much better? or is the i5 worth it?

GPU:EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
WITH
RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Was going to SLI but figured it be better to do that in the future and buy an expensive card.

PSU:CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD DVD:ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU FAN:ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have some knowledge about computers, and I tried my best to make everything compatible, but when i comes to choosing between parts and speeds, I'm not very good at calculating it all, It there anywhere I could possibly boost power/save money from a cheaper but more effective part?


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April 23, 2013 2:26:06 PM

it can be way better for cheaper
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SAYw

-way better case
-the ud4h should be more than enough in terms of features
-the i7 is not better unless you do video work to make the purchase justifiable
-way better gtx 670 in terms of cooling
-ram is rather expensive right now. your call if you want to spill that extra ram now. its not going to help you much unless you do video work
-cheaper psu but just as good
-SSD is only slightly under but you get more capacity
-no reason for pro windows 7
-way better CPU cooler. the zalman is pretty out dated
-arctic silver 5 isnt as good as the paste included in the box. its also rather old and out dated
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April 23, 2013 3:44:46 PM

TheBigTroll said:
it can be way better for cheaper
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SAYw

-way better case
-the ud4h should be more than enough in terms of features
-the i7 is not better unless you do video work to make the purchase justifiable
-way better gtx 670 in terms of cooling
-ram is rather expensive right now. your call if you want to spill that extra ram now. its not going to help you much unless you do video work
-cheaper psu but just as good
-SSD is only slightly under but you get more capacity
-no reason for pro windows 7
-way better CPU cooler. the zalman is pretty out dated
-arctic silver 5 isnt as good as the paste included in the box. its also rather old and out dated


So you just made it totally easy thank you very much. So very much cheaper, so using this site I'd just go and buy it all from respective sites? And the CPU fan comes with glue so I don't need any. Also I've never heard of plexor drives are they reliable? Do I lose anything between the 670 and 680? Or is it pretty much the same just 200 $ for a minor increase? Is it worth it to sli instead? I've read it's better not to go right In to sli rather then just buy another card it the future. I forgot to add one thing as if now I have some shitty Internet in my dorms because we don't have wifi I bought some cheap Internet hotspot with no ports, any recommendations for a internal wifi adapter or USB? Which we is better, I've always been wired until I enlisted now I just use my laptop wireless, but since I'm going to my permenent base soon I only need a cheap wireless adapter. Other than that thank you very much for helping me out i probably buy this build tonight. Or tommorow

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April 23, 2013 4:02:12 PM

Get the UD5h it has a wifi adapter given to you and from 670 to 680 there is no major increase in fps. Plextor ssd is reliable they are a major ssd manufactor.
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April 23, 2013 4:10:46 PM

only the ud5h-wifi has a wifi adaptor in the box. it costs another 20 bucks
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April 23, 2013 5:48:40 PM

there is a z77-x ud5h wifi that gigabyte used to make that included a dual band wifi card for a additional 20 bucks. i guess they dont make them any more
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April 23, 2013 9:03:01 PM

The asus P8z77-V has it
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April 24, 2013 3:51:37 AM

its first of all proprietary meaning it wont work with other boards and second, its not a dual band card. and also note that the v board doesnt come close to what IO gigabyte jammed onto the board
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