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May 6, 2013 3:27:11 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2143.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:26 EDT-0400)

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May 6, 2013 3:40:45 PM

Increase the PSU to 750w and pick an Asus or Asrock mobo and you should be set!(MSI's don't OC well from my experience.)
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May 6, 2013 3:42:13 PM

nniz said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2143.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:26 EDT-0400)

does this all look good?


Assuming you're going for a gaming PC, looks pretty solid. However, the original Phantom is a fairly old case and lacks modern comforts such as USB3.0. I would recommend the Phantom 630 or 820. I would also use this PSU instead, as 650w is a bit low for an SLI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You may also want to consider a higher-end CPU cooler, such as the Noctua DH14.
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May 6, 2013 3:43:22 PM

Thanatos Telos said:
Increase the PSU to 750w and pick an Asus or Asrock mobo and you should be set!(MSI's don't OC well from my experience.)


Wich one is the PSU?
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May 6, 2013 3:45:51 PM

Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2143.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:26 EDT-0400)

does this all look good?


Assuming you're going for a gaming PC, looks pretty solid. However, the original Phantom is a fairly old case and lacks modern comforts such as USB3.0. I would recommend the Phantom 630 or 820. I would also use this PSU instead, as 650w is a bit low for an SLI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You may also want to consider a higher-end CPU cooler, such as the Noctua DH14.


IS this a better motherbord?
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($299.99 @ SuperBiiz
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May 6, 2013 3:47:47 PM

nniz said:
Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2143.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:26 EDT-0400)

does this all look good?


Assuming you're going for a gaming PC, looks pretty solid. However, the original Phantom is a fairly old case and lacks modern comforts such as USB3.0. I would recommend the Phantom 630 or 820. I would also use this PSU instead, as 650w is a bit low for an SLI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You may also want to consider a higher-end CPU cooler, such as the Noctua DH14.


IS this a better motherbord?
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($299.99 @ SuperBiiz


Very much so, but it's also overkill. I never recommend anything over an ASUS Sabertooth, and even that is more than most people need. An ASRock Extreme6 would likely be fine for what you're doing.
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May 6, 2013 3:53:22 PM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($248.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2382.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:53 EDT-0400)


Will this work?
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May 6, 2013 3:55:45 PM

nniz said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($248.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2382.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:53 EDT-0400)


Will this work?


Technically, yes. However, using a MicroATX in a large full tower case is a bit suboptimal. Why not use a full ATX mobo?
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May 6, 2013 3:58:46 PM

Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($248.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2382.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:53 EDT-0400)


Will this work?


Technically, yes. However, using a MicroATX in a large full tower case is a bit suboptimal. Why not use a full ATX mobo?


oh good point :p 
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May 6, 2013 4:00:40 PM

Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($248.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2382.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:53 EDT-0400)


Will this work?


Technically, yes. However, using a MicroATX in a large full tower case is a bit suboptimal. Why not use a full ATX mobo?


this better?
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($299.99 @ SuperBiiz)

do i need 2-Way SLI on my first computer? its expensive
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May 6, 2013 4:05:47 PM

nniz said:
Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($248.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2382.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:53 EDT-0400)


Will this work?


Technically, yes. However, using a MicroATX in a large full tower case is a bit suboptimal. Why not use a full ATX mobo?


this better?
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($299.99 @ SuperBiiz)

do i need 2-Way SLI on my first computer? its expensive


Once again, I view the Maximus V as overpriced, but it's your money.

What you need varies by what you plan to do with your computer. I assumed, looking at your build, that you were going for "max every game for the next two years", which SLI 670s would likely do. If you're only looking for a solid gaming computer to play on mid-high settings, you could easily cut your price by 33-50%. I would also note that if you want to buy nVidia, you should probably wait for the 700 series to be released. Even if they don't merit buying, they will probably drive down the price on the older cards.
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May 6, 2013 4:15:09 PM

Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($248.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2382.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:53 EDT-0400)


Will this work?


Technically, yes. However, using a MicroATX in a large full tower case is a bit suboptimal. Why not use a full ATX mobo?


this better?
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($299.99 @ SuperBiiz)

do i need 2-Way SLI on my first computer? its expensive


Once again, I view the Maximus V as overpriced, but it's your money.

What you need varies by what you plan to do with your computer. I assumed, looking at your build, that you were going for "max every game for the next two years", which SLI 670s would likely do. If you're only looking for a solid gaming computer to play on mid-high settings, you could easily cut your price by 33-50%. I would also note that if you want to buy nVidia, you should probably wait for the 700 series to be released. Even if they don't merit buying, they will probably drive down the price on the older cards.


what would you suggest instead of the maximus V. i think i dont need the SLI but ill look at it
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May 6, 2013 4:19:11 PM

nniz said:
Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($248.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2382.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:53 EDT-0400)


Will this work?


Technically, yes. However, using a MicroATX in a large full tower case is a bit suboptimal. Why not use a full ATX mobo?


this better?
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($299.99 @ SuperBiiz)

do i need 2-Way SLI on my first computer? its expensive


Once again, I view the Maximus V as overpriced, but it's your money.

What you need varies by what you plan to do with your computer. I assumed, looking at your build, that you were going for "max every game for the next two years", which SLI 670s would likely do. If you're only looking for a solid gaming computer to play on mid-high settings, you could easily cut your price by 33-50%. I would also note that if you want to buy nVidia, you should probably wait for the 700 series to be released. Even if they don't merit buying, they will probably drive down the price on the older cards.


what would you suggest instead of the maximus V. i think i dont need the SLI but ill look at it


At the high-end of motherboards, the ASUS Sabertooth. It has a good warranty and is a generally excellent board, but it costs quite a bit (though still less than the Maximus).
In the middle-cost range, the ASRock Extreme6 is a very good board, though its warranty leaves something to be desired, and people have at times had trouble with ASRock's customer service.
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May 6, 2013 4:24:51 PM

Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($248.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2382.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:53 EDT-0400)


Will this work?


Technically, yes. However, using a MicroATX in a large full tower case is a bit suboptimal. Why not use a full ATX mobo?


this better?
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($299.99 @ SuperBiiz)

do i need 2-Way SLI on my first computer? its expensive


Once again, I view the Maximus V as overpriced, but it's your money.

What you need varies by what you plan to do with your computer. I assumed, looking at your build, that you were going for "max every game for the next two years", which SLI 670s would likely do. If you're only looking for a solid gaming computer to play on mid-high settings, you could easily cut your price by 33-50%. I would also note that if you want to buy nVidia, you should probably wait for the 700 series to be released. Even if they don't merit buying, they will probably drive down the price on the older cards.


what would you suggest instead of the maximus V. i think i dont need the SLI but ill look at it


At the high-end of motherboards, the ASUS Sabertooth. It has a good warranty and is a generally excellent board, but it costs quite a bit (though still less than the Maximus).
In the middle-cost range, the ASRock Extreme6 is a very good board, though its warranty leaves something to be desired, and people have at times had trouble with ASRock's customer service.


Il change that -THANKS-
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May 6, 2013 8:44:41 PM

nniz said:
Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
Jack Revenant said:
nniz said:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Gene Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($457.98 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($248.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2382.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-06 18:53 EDT-0400)


Will this work?


Technically, yes. However, using a MicroATX in a large full tower case is a bit suboptimal. Why not use a full ATX mobo?


this better?
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($299.99 @ SuperBiiz)

do i need 2-Way SLI on my first computer? its expensive


Once again, I view the Maximus V as overpriced, but it's your money.

What you need varies by what you plan to do with your computer. I assumed, looking at your build, that you were going for "max every game for the next two years", which SLI 670s would likely do. If you're only looking for a solid gaming computer to play on mid-high settings, you could easily cut your price by 33-50%. I would also note that if you want to buy nVidia, you should probably wait for the 700 series to be released. Even if they don't merit buying, they will probably drive down the price on the older cards.


what would you suggest instead of the maximus V. i think i dont need the SLI but ill look at it


At the high-end of motherboards, the ASUS Sabertooth. It has a good warranty and is a generally excellent board, but it costs quite a bit (though still less than the Maximus).
In the middle-cost range, the ASRock Extreme6 is a very good board, though its warranty leaves something to be desired, and people have at times had trouble with ASRock's customer service.


Il change that -THANKS-


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