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April 24, 2013 7:06:54 AM

Here's my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SJC0

So I'm wondering, will the CPU cooler (http://www.bequiet.com/en/cpucooler/233 couldn't find it on pcpartpicker so i chose a seperate link) fit with the RAM? Will it fit in the case? (If you see any other compatibility issues in the build please let me know.)

And what would YOU grade my build? (Gaming for most of the part)

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April 24, 2013 7:14:37 AM

if its not built yet, id change just about everything

and as for the cooler, id rather get a noctua d14 or a phanteks tc12pe
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April 24, 2013 7:20:09 AM

TheBigTroll said:
if its not built yet, id change just about everything

and as for the cooler, id rather get a noctua d14 or a phanteks tc12pe


No, it's not built yet. What is that that you'd change?
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April 24, 2013 7:35:50 AM

first of all, i would like to ask what the system is for so that i can make better selections.

the first couple of things id change are the hard drives, case, psu, and the ram. the rest of the changes depends on what you are using the rig for
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April 24, 2013 7:38:58 AM

TheBigTroll said:
first of all, i would like to ask what the system is for so that i can make better selections.

the first couple of things id change are the hard drives, case, psu, and the ram. the rest of the changes depends on what you are using the rig for


Well, it's funny because I include that in the main text. It's mainly for gaming and light image/video editing. What's wrong with the hard drives the psu and the ram?
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April 24, 2013 7:47:08 AM

Just a few changes. I know TheBigTroll wanted to change the case, but if you like it, stick with it. Cases are a personal preference.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.73 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($93.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($73.50 @ Newegg)
Other: Newegg Special Bundle (-$40.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1347.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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April 24, 2013 7:54:01 AM

What game do you want to play? the only game I now of that the 8350 will beat an i5 3570 is crysis 3, but in a games like Guild wars 2 the 8350 doesnt do so well. 16Gb of ram is too much for gaming 8gb is more than enough. Thats a great power supply but more than needed for a single 7970 but almost to small for 2.
This system will overclock well and will power a 2nd 7970 if you want to add one later
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SKgP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SKgP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SKgP/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula/Assassins C3 EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($65.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($428.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($113.03 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1535.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-24 10:49 EDT-0400)

If you dont want to go too crazy with the OC and dont want to crossfire later
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SKjx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SKjx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SKjx/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($148.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($65.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($428.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1358.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-24 10:52 EDT-0400)
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April 24, 2013 7:55:27 AM

ksham said:
Just a few changes. I know TheBigTroll wanted to change the case, but if you like it, stick with it. Cases are a personal preference.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.73 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($93.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($73.50 @ Newegg)
Other: Newegg Special Bundle (-$40.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1347.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


That's a nice build, but won't the AMD and the Intel perform almost similarly in games (FPS difference not visible) but AMD overpowering the Intel due to its core advantage? And what's the difference between the CX, TX and HX in Corsair, do they run better than SeaSonic?
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April 24, 2013 7:58:53 AM

bignastyid said:
What game do you want to play? the only game I now of that the 8350 will beat an i5 3570 is crysis 3, but in a games like Guild wars 2 the 8350 doesnt do so well. 16Gb of ram is too much for gaming 8gb is more than enough. Thats a great power supply but more than needed for a single 7970 but almost to small for 2.
This system will overclock well and will power a 2nd 7970 if you want to add one later
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SKgP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SKgP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SKgP/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula/Assassins C3 EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($65.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($428.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($113.03 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1535.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-24 10:49 EDT-0400)

If you dont want to go too crazy with the OC and dont want to crossfire later
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SKjx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SKjx/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SKjx/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($148.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($65.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($428.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1358.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-24 10:52 EDT-0400)


You see, I'm not very interested in Guild Wars 2, and the Radeon 7970 has a two-game bundle giving Bioshock Infinite and Crysis 3. And yes, I am going to overclock, and probably Crossfire in the future with two 7970s whilst saving money for now. Does that mean I should go with an Intel instead?
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April 24, 2013 8:14:36 AM

Personally I would stick with Intel at the moment but the 8350 isn't too bad either, and you may even want to wait a bit as Intels Haswell cpu's will be released in ~a month and they use a different socket(socket 1150).
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April 24, 2013 8:18:20 AM

ZeroJJ said:
That's a nice build, but won't the AMD and the Intel perform almost similarly in games (FPS difference not visible) but AMD overpowering the Intel due to its core advantage? And what's the difference between the CX, TX and HX in Corsair, do they run better than SeaSonic?

The i5-3570K is the stronger gaming CPU overall. It also cheaper, runs cooler, uses less power. FPS-wise, the difference is very minimal.

CX is for basic builds that does not require heavy performance. TX is more for gamers with heavy load and performance. HX is TX with some modularity. AX is a step above HX -- fully modular and all gold certified. Hierarchy goes like this: CX < TX < HX < AX.
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April 24, 2013 8:22:22 AM

With corsair I would rate the HX and AX on the same level as Seasonic(as some are actually made by seasonic for corsair). When ti comes to power supplies the only brands i buy are Seasonic, Corsair and XFX. I currently run a Corsair AX1200i.
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April 24, 2013 8:32:44 AM

id definitely not recommend the strikyer when you are throwing in a board that isnt very high end and when its half the size of the entire motherboard tray

heres what i would get
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/SKGi

-you dont need more than 8gb of ram for gaming. but if you want the extra ram, go ahead with it
-fast ram is useless
-id get the phanteks tc12dx instead of the d14. almost half the price but still cools pretty well
-id get a bigger SSD over a barely faster one.
-i see no reason to get a caviar black drive when a seagate is much cheaper and just as good. bad units happen all the time and its unavoidable
-id get a 670 as of now due to the runt frame issues with the 7970 CF. but then its your call on that
-much better psu. i see no reason to recommend a corsair tx,hx, or ax as of now
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April 24, 2013 12:01:15 PM

bignastyid said:
With corsair I would rate the HX and AX on the same level as Seasonic(as some are actually made by seasonic for corsair). When ti comes to power supplies the only brands i buy are Seasonic, Corsair and XFX. I currently run a Corsair AX1200i.


AX1200i One of the few not made by Seasonic but by (Flextronics)
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April 24, 2013 12:08:04 PM

Yep I know, the Flextronics units are still at the same level of quality as Seasonic. Corsair uses 4 manufactures Flextronics, Seasonic, channel well, and Chicony.
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