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July 2, 2013 4:56:36 PM

This will be my first time building a desktop. A few months ago, I had solid plans to build that had to be postponed. Now that I have funds in hand and updated my build, I'm needing some extra eyes and solid advice. Does this build look good, and is there anything you would alter?

Also, I'm in the market for a monitor if anyone has some personal recommendations.


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
220.00

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
34.00

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
135.00

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 SDRAM
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Graphics Card: MSI 760 GTX
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
260.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
[ http://www.amazon.com/Black-500-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B... ]
80.00

SSD: Samsung 830 128gb SSD
[ http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1... ]
120.00

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R Computer Case
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR CX600M 600W Power Supply
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
80.00

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
20.00

Total: 1070.00

Thanks in advance!

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July 2, 2013 5:19:16 PM

TheBigTroll said:
id get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cFsU

price match the ram for 54.99 at us.ncix


I appreciate the build, but could you give me some constructive criticism on the one I posted ?
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July 2, 2013 5:20:46 PM

hit up microcenter if possible cause motherboard and CPU combo for you would save you quite a bit. i think the i5 3750k is at $190 right now sometimes it goes to $170 and they always have $40 off with motherboard purchase. But its in Store pick-up only.
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July 2, 2013 5:23:08 PM

Gameboi_SS said:
TheBigTroll said:
id get this
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cFsU

price match the ram for 54.99 at us.ncix


I appreciate the build, but could you give me some constructive criticism on the one I posted ?


ok then

-haswell came out and the price is about the same overall
-better CPU cooler for haswell
-faster ram does nothing
-faster GPU and a much better value
-more storage
-a good SSD that doesnt cost a fortune
-way better case
-better psu
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July 2, 2013 5:29:23 PM

Gameboi_SS said:
This will be my first time building a desktop. A few months ago, I had solid plans to build that had to be postponed. Now that I have funds in hand and updated my build, I'm needing some extra eyes and solid advice. Does this build look good, and is there anything you would alter?

Also, I'm in the market for a monitor if anyone has some personal recommendations.


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
220.00

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
34.00

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
135.00

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 SDRAM
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Graphics Card: MSI 760 GTX
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
260.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
[ http://www.amazon.com/Black-500-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B... ]
80.00

SSD: Samsung 830 128gb SSD
[ http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1... ]
120.00

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R Computer Case
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR CX600M 600W Power Supply
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
80.00

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
20.00

Total: 1070.00

Thanks in advance!


I would say why not get a smaller 64 gb ssd (afterall it'll only serve as a boot drive) and spend the extra money on a larger hdd and a better video card..

You can get this ssd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
65$

And this hdd...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70$

and this videocard..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
310$

Now this build will game much much better than your previous build and is in fact cheaper...
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July 2, 2013 5:38:17 PM

ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
This will be my first time building a desktop. A few months ago, I had solid plans to build that had to be postponed. Now that I have funds in hand and updated my build, I'm needing some extra eyes and solid advice. Does this build look good, and is there anything you would alter?

Also, I'm in the market for a monitor if anyone has some personal recommendations.


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
220.00

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
34.00

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
135.00

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 SDRAM
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Graphics Card: MSI 760 GTX
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
260.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
[ http://www.amazon.com/Black-500-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B... ]
80.00

SSD: Samsung 830 128gb SSD
[ http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1... ]
120.00

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R Computer Case
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR CX600M 600W Power Supply
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
80.00

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
20.00

Total: 1070.00

Thanks in advance!


I would say why not get a smaller 64 gb ssd (afterall it'll only serve as a boot drive) and spend the extra money on a larger hdd and a better video card..

You can get this ssd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
65$

And this hdd...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70$

and this videocard..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
310$

Now this build will game much much better than your previous build and is in fact cheaper...


My only issue with that is the graphics card. I'm trying to stay on the NVIDIA side of things. Would you still recommend a different card considering that?
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July 2, 2013 5:46:49 PM

Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
This will be my first time building a desktop. A few months ago, I had solid plans to build that had to be postponed. Now that I have funds in hand and updated my build, I'm needing some extra eyes and solid advice. Does this build look good, and is there anything you would alter?

Also, I'm in the market for a monitor if anyone has some personal recommendations.


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
220.00

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
34.00

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
135.00

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 SDRAM
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Graphics Card: MSI 760 GTX
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
260.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
[ http://www.amazon.com/Black-500-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B... ]
80.00

SSD: Samsung 830 128gb SSD
[ http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1... ]
120.00

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R Computer Case
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR CX600M 600W Power Supply
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
80.00

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
20.00

Total: 1070.00

Thanks in advance!


I would say why not get a smaller 64 gb ssd (afterall it'll only serve as a boot drive) and spend the extra money on a larger hdd and a better video card..

You can get this ssd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
65$

And this hdd...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70$

and this videocard..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
310$

Now this build will game much much better than your previous build and is in fact cheaper...


My only issue with that is the graphics card. I'm trying to stay on the NVIDIA side of things. Would you still recommend a different card considering that?


I would say why not get an amd card ???
Yeah I know that amd used to have a crappy drivers earlier but now it has improved and lot and is almost as good as NVidia. ( Though not in multi gpu configurations.)
Also don't forget that the upcoming games like bf4 will be amd sponsored titles and might be better optimized for amd hardware.
Another important factor is that the upcoming consoles will also have amd gpus. So the console ported pc games might be much more optimized to run on amd hardware..
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July 2, 2013 6:20:16 PM

ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
This will be my first time building a desktop. A few months ago, I had solid plans to build that had to be postponed. Now that I have funds in hand and updated my build, I'm needing some extra eyes and solid advice. Does this build look good, and is there anything you would alter?

Also, I'm in the market for a monitor if anyone has some personal recommendations.


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
220.00

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
34.00

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
135.00

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 SDRAM
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Graphics Card: MSI 760 GTX
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
260.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
[ http://www.amazon.com/Black-500-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B... ]
80.00

SSD: Samsung 830 128gb SSD
[ http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1... ]
120.00

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R Computer Case
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR CX600M 600W Power Supply
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
80.00

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
20.00

Total: 1070.00

Thanks in advance!


I would say why not get a smaller 64 gb ssd (afterall it'll only serve as a boot drive) and spend the extra money on a larger hdd and a better video card..

You can get this ssd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
65$

And this hdd...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70$

and this videocard..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
310$

Now this build will game much much better than your previous build and is in fact cheaper...


My only issue with that is the graphics card. I'm trying to stay on the NVIDIA side of things. Would you still recommend a different card considering that?


I would say why not get an amd card ???
Yeah I know that amd used to have a crappy drivers earlier but now it has improved and lot and is almost as good as NVidia. ( Though not in multi gpu configurations.)
Also don't forget that the upcoming games like bf4 will be amd sponsored titles and might be better optimized for amd hardware.
Another important factor is that the upcoming consoles will also have amd gpus. So the console ported pc games might be much more optimized to run on amd hardware..


I'm just set on NVIDIA honestly, I don't really care too much for AMD after everything I've read. Maybe I'll upgrade in the future, but I'll be buying NVIDIA now.
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July 2, 2013 6:29:06 PM

i see no reason when AMD offers more performance and more value for your money. it would be a terrible decision to nvidia with a 7970 being so well priced
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July 2, 2013 6:31:28 PM

Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
This will be my first time building a desktop. A few months ago, I had solid plans to build that had to be postponed. Now that I have funds in hand and updated my build, I'm needing some extra eyes and solid advice. Does this build look good, and is there anything you would alter?

Also, I'm in the market for a monitor if anyone has some personal recommendations.


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
220.00

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
34.00

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
135.00

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 SDRAM
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Graphics Card: MSI 760 GTX
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
260.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
[ http://www.amazon.com/Black-500-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B... ]
80.00

SSD: Samsung 830 128gb SSD
[ http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1... ]
120.00

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R Computer Case
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR CX600M 600W Power Supply
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
80.00

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
20.00

Total: 1070.00

Thanks in advance!


I would say why not get a smaller 64 gb ssd (afterall it'll only serve as a boot drive) and spend the extra money on a larger hdd and a better video card..

You can get this ssd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
65$

And this hdd...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70$

and this videocard..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
310$

Now this build will game much much better than your previous build and is in fact cheaper...


My only issue with that is the graphics card. I'm trying to stay on the NVIDIA side of things. Would you still recommend a different card considering that?


I would say why not get an amd card ???
Yeah I know that amd used to have a crappy drivers earlier but now it has improved and lot and is almost as good as NVidia. ( Though not in multi gpu configurations.)
Also don't forget that the upcoming games like bf4 will be amd sponsored titles and might be better optimized for amd hardware.
Another important factor is that the upcoming consoles will also have amd gpus. So the console ported pc games might be much more optimized to run on amd hardware..


I'm just set on NVIDIA honestly, I don't really care too much for AMD after everything I've read. Maybe I'll upgrade in the future, but I'll be buying NVIDIA now.


In that case you can get a gtx 760 (a cheaper but less powerful than hd 7970)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
250$

Or get a gtx 770 (just as powerful as the hd 7970 but a bit more expensive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
400$

However you must not forget that the real bang wit the buck lies with the hd 7970.
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July 2, 2013 6:32:13 PM

TheBigTroll said:
i see no reason when AMD offers more performance and more value for your money. it would be a terrible decision to nvidia with a 7970 being so well priced


+1 to thebigtroll..
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July 2, 2013 6:36:50 PM

TheBigTroll said:
i see no reason when AMD offers more performance and more value for your money. it would be a terrible decision to nvidia with a 7970 being so well priced


ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
This will be my first time building a desktop. A few months ago, I had solid plans to build that had to be postponed. Now that I have funds in hand and updated my build, I'm needing some extra eyes and solid advice. Does this build look good, and is there anything you would alter?

Also, I'm in the market for a monitor if anyone has some personal recommendations.


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
220.00

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
34.00

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
135.00

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 SDRAM
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Graphics Card: MSI 760 GTX
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
260.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
[ http://www.amazon.com/Black-500-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B... ]
80.00

SSD: Samsung 830 128gb SSD
[ http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1... ]
120.00

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R Computer Case
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR CX600M 600W Power Supply
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
80.00

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
20.00

Total: 1070.00

Thanks in advance!


I would say why not get a smaller 64 gb ssd (afterall it'll only serve as a boot drive) and spend the extra money on a larger hdd and a better video card..

You can get this ssd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
65$

And this hdd...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70$

and this videocard..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
310$

Now this build will game much much better than your previous build and is in fact cheaper...


My only issue with that is the graphics card. I'm trying to stay on the NVIDIA side of things. Would you still recommend a different card considering that?


I would say why not get an amd card ???
Yeah I know that amd used to have a crappy drivers earlier but now it has improved and lot and is almost as good as NVidia. ( Though not in multi gpu configurations.)
Also don't forget that the upcoming games like bf4 will be amd sponsored titles and might be better optimized for amd hardware.
Another important factor is that the upcoming consoles will also have amd gpus. So the console ported pc games might be much more optimized to run on amd hardware..


I'm just set on NVIDIA honestly, I don't really care too much for AMD after everything I've read. Maybe I'll upgrade in the future, but I'll be buying NVIDIA now.


In that case you can get a gtx 760 (a cheaper but less powerful than hd 7970)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
250$

Or get a gtx 770 (just as powerful as the hd 7970 but a bit more expensive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
400$

However you must not forget that the real bang wit the buck lies with the hd 7970.


The issue with that statement is that all the research I've done says otherwise.
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1719330/gtx-760-...
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July 2, 2013 6:55:35 PM

Gameboi_SS said:
TheBigTroll said:
i see no reason when AMD offers more performance and more value for your money. it would be a terrible decision to nvidia with a 7970 being so well priced


ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
This will be my first time building a desktop. A few months ago, I had solid plans to build that had to be postponed. Now that I have funds in hand and updated my build, I'm needing some extra eyes and solid advice. Does this build look good, and is there anything you would alter?

Also, I'm in the market for a monitor if anyone has some personal recommendations.


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
220.00

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
34.00

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
135.00

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 SDRAM
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Graphics Card: MSI 760 GTX
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
260.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
[ http://www.amazon.com/Black-500-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B... ]
80.00

SSD: Samsung 830 128gb SSD
[ http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1... ]
120.00

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R Computer Case
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR CX600M 600W Power Supply
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
80.00

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
20.00

Total: 1070.00

Thanks in advance!


I would say why not get a smaller 64 gb ssd (afterall it'll only serve as a boot drive) and spend the extra money on a larger hdd and a better video card..

You can get this ssd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
65$

And this hdd...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70$

and this videocard..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
310$

Now this build will game much much better than your previous build and is in fact cheaper...


My only issue with that is the graphics card. I'm trying to stay on the NVIDIA side of things. Would you still recommend a different card considering that?


I would say why not get an amd card ???
Yeah I know that amd used to have a crappy drivers earlier but now it has improved and lot and is almost as good as NVidia. ( Though not in multi gpu configurations.)
Also don't forget that the upcoming games like bf4 will be amd sponsored titles and might be better optimized for amd hardware.
Another important factor is that the upcoming consoles will also have amd gpus. So the console ported pc games might be much more optimized to run on amd hardware..


I'm just set on NVIDIA honestly, I don't really care too much for AMD after everything I've read. Maybe I'll upgrade in the future, but I'll be buying NVIDIA now.


In that case you can get a gtx 760 (a cheaper but less powerful than hd 7970)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
250$

Or get a gtx 770 (just as powerful as the hd 7970 but a bit more expensive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
400$

However you must not forget that the real bang wit the buck lies with the hd 7970.


The issue with that statement is that all the research I've done says otherwise.
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1719330/gtx-760-...


If you see this review you will see that the hd 7970 beats the gtx 760 in most games by around 10-15% and is almost on par in ohers..

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7103/nvidia-geforce-gtx-7...

I am not including the toms review of the gtx 760 because it didn't have a hd 7970 in the comparison.

And BTW if you are still set on the gtx 760 then go ahead and get it....It isn't a bad deal either...;P
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July 2, 2013 7:38:57 PM

ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
TheBigTroll said:
i see no reason when AMD offers more performance and more value for your money. it would be a terrible decision to nvidia with a 7970 being so well priced


ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
This will be my first time building a desktop. A few months ago, I had solid plans to build that had to be postponed. Now that I have funds in hand and updated my build, I'm needing some extra eyes and solid advice. Does this build look good, and is there anything you would alter?

Also, I'm in the market for a monitor if anyone has some personal recommendations.


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
220.00

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
34.00

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
135.00

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 SDRAM
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Graphics Card: MSI 760 GTX
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
260.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
[ http://www.amazon.com/Black-500-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B... ]
80.00

SSD: Samsung 830 128gb SSD
[ http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1... ]
120.00

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R Computer Case
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR CX600M 600W Power Supply
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
80.00

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
20.00

Total: 1070.00

Thanks in advance!


I would say why not get a smaller 64 gb ssd (afterall it'll only serve as a boot drive) and spend the extra money on a larger hdd and a better video card..

You can get this ssd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
65$

And this hdd...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70$

and this videocard..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
310$

Now this build will game much much better than your previous build and is in fact cheaper...


My only issue with that is the graphics card. I'm trying to stay on the NVIDIA side of things. Would you still recommend a different card considering that?


I would say why not get an amd card ???
Yeah I know that amd used to have a crappy drivers earlier but now it has improved and lot and is almost as good as NVidia. ( Though not in multi gpu configurations.)
Also don't forget that the upcoming games like bf4 will be amd sponsored titles and might be better optimized for amd hardware.
Another important factor is that the upcoming consoles will also have amd gpus. So the console ported pc games might be much more optimized to run on amd hardware..


I'm just set on NVIDIA honestly, I don't really care too much for AMD after everything I've read. Maybe I'll upgrade in the future, but I'll be buying NVIDIA now.


In that case you can get a gtx 760 (a cheaper but less powerful than hd 7970)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
250$

Or get a gtx 770 (just as powerful as the hd 7970 but a bit more expensive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
400$

However you must not forget that the real bang wit the buck lies with the hd 7970.


The issue with that statement is that all the research I've done says otherwise.
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1719330/gtx-760-...


If you see this review you will see that the hd 7970 beats the gtx 760 in most games by around 10-15% and is almost on par in ohers..

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7103/nvidia-geforce-gtx-7...

I am not including the toms review of the gtx 760 because it didn't have a hd 7970 in the comparison.

And BTW if you are still set on the gtx 760 then go ahead and get it....It isn't a bad deal either...;P


Haha alright. Does this build look completely compatible ? Is the PSU enough ?
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July 2, 2013 7:53:05 PM

Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
TheBigTroll said:
i see no reason when AMD offers more performance and more value for your money. it would be a terrible decision to nvidia with a 7970 being so well priced


ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
This will be my first time building a desktop. A few months ago, I had solid plans to build that had to be postponed. Now that I have funds in hand and updated my build, I'm needing some extra eyes and solid advice. Does this build look good, and is there anything you would alter?

Also, I'm in the market for a monitor if anyone has some personal recommendations.


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
220.00

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
34.00

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
135.00

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 SDRAM
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Graphics Card: MSI 760 GTX
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
260.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
[ http://www.amazon.com/Black-500-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B... ]
80.00

SSD: Samsung 830 128gb SSD
[ http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1... ]
120.00

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R Computer Case
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR CX600M 600W Power Supply
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
80.00

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
20.00

Total: 1070.00

Thanks in advance!


I would say why not get a smaller 64 gb ssd (afterall it'll only serve as a boot drive) and spend the extra money on a larger hdd and a better video card..

You can get this ssd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
65$

And this hdd...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70$

and this videocard..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
310$

Now this build will game much much better than your previous build and is in fact cheaper...


My only issue with that is the graphics card. I'm trying to stay on the NVIDIA side of things. Would you still recommend a different card considering that?


I would say why not get an amd card ???
Yeah I know that amd used to have a crappy drivers earlier but now it has improved and lot and is almost as good as NVidia. ( Though not in multi gpu configurations.)
Also don't forget that the upcoming games like bf4 will be amd sponsored titles and might be better optimized for amd hardware.
Another important factor is that the upcoming consoles will also have amd gpus. So the console ported pc games might be much more optimized to run on amd hardware..


I'm just set on NVIDIA honestly, I don't really care too much for AMD after everything I've read. Maybe I'll upgrade in the future, but I'll be buying NVIDIA now.


In that case you can get a gtx 760 (a cheaper but less powerful than hd 7970)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
250$

Or get a gtx 770 (just as powerful as the hd 7970 but a bit more expensive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
400$

However you must not forget that the real bang wit the buck lies with the hd 7970.


The issue with that statement is that all the research I've done says otherwise.
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1719330/gtx-760-...


If you see this review you will see that the hd 7970 beats the gtx 760 in most games by around 10-15% and is almost on par in ohers..

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7103/nvidia-geforce-gtx-7...

I am not including the toms review of the gtx 760 because it didn't have a hd 7970 in the comparison.

And BTW if you are still set on the gtx 760 then go ahead and get it....It isn't a bad deal either...;P


Haha alright. Does this build look completely compatible ?


Why get ddr3-1866 ram?
Since ivy only supports a maximum of ddr3-1600, the ram will just run at 1600 mt/s by default (though you can change the frequencies if you want manually).But there will be a zero difference if performance. So why not pay less and get ddr3-1600.
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July 2, 2013 9:11:41 PM

ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
TheBigTroll said:
i see no reason when AMD offers more performance and more value for your money. it would be a terrible decision to nvidia with a 7970 being so well priced


ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
This will be my first time building a desktop. A few months ago, I had solid plans to build that had to be postponed. Now that I have funds in hand and updated my build, I'm needing some extra eyes and solid advice. Does this build look good, and is there anything you would alter?

Also, I'm in the market for a monitor if anyone has some personal recommendations.


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
220.00

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
34.00

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
135.00

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 SDRAM
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Graphics Card: MSI 760 GTX
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
260.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
[ http://www.amazon.com/Black-500-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B... ]
80.00

SSD: Samsung 830 128gb SSD
[ http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1... ]
120.00

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R Computer Case
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR CX600M 600W Power Supply
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
80.00

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
20.00

Total: 1070.00

Thanks in advance!


I would say why not get a smaller 64 gb ssd (afterall it'll only serve as a boot drive) and spend the extra money on a larger hdd and a better video card..

You can get this ssd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
65$

And this hdd...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70$

and this videocard..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
310$

Now this build will game much much better than your previous build and is in fact cheaper...


My only issue with that is the graphics card. I'm trying to stay on the NVIDIA side of things. Would you still recommend a different card considering that?


I would say why not get an amd card ???
Yeah I know that amd used to have a crappy drivers earlier but now it has improved and lot and is almost as good as NVidia. ( Though not in multi gpu configurations.)
Also don't forget that the upcoming games like bf4 will be amd sponsored titles and might be better optimized for amd hardware.
Another important factor is that the upcoming consoles will also have amd gpus. So the console ported pc games might be much more optimized to run on amd hardware..


I'm just set on NVIDIA honestly, I don't really care too much for AMD after everything I've read. Maybe I'll upgrade in the future, but I'll be buying NVIDIA now.


In that case you can get a gtx 760 (a cheaper but less powerful than hd 7970)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
250$

Or get a gtx 770 (just as powerful as the hd 7970 but a bit more expensive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
400$

However you must not forget that the real bang wit the buck lies with the hd 7970.


The issue with that statement is that all the research I've done says otherwise.
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1719330/gtx-760-...


If you see this review you will see that the hd 7970 beats the gtx 760 in most games by around 10-15% and is almost on par in ohers..

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7103/nvidia-geforce-gtx-7...

I am not including the toms review of the gtx 760 because it didn't have a hd 7970 in the comparison.

And BTW if you are still set on the gtx 760 then go ahead and get it....It isn't a bad deal either...;P


Haha alright. Does this build look completely compatible ?


Why get ddr3-1866 ram?
Since ivy only supports a maximum of ddr3-1600, the ram will just run at 1600 mt/s by default (though you can change the frequencies if you want manually).But there will be a zero difference if performance. So why not pay less and get ddr3-1600.


Okay, does the PSU look sufficient ?
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July 2, 2013 9:29:32 PM

Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
TheBigTroll said:
i see no reason when AMD offers more performance and more value for your money. it would be a terrible decision to nvidia with a 7970 being so well priced


ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
ayushde said:
Gameboi_SS said:
This will be my first time building a desktop. A few months ago, I had solid plans to build that had to be postponed. Now that I have funds in hand and updated my build, I'm needing some extra eyes and solid advice. Does this build look good, and is there anything you would alter?

Also, I'm in the market for a monitor if anyone has some personal recommendations.


Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Processor
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
220.00

Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO Sleeve CPU Cooler
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
34.00

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
135.00

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866 SDRAM
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Graphics Card: MSI 760 GTX
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
260.00

Hard Drive: Western Digital 500 GB WD Black SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
[ http://www.amazon.com/Black-500-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B... ]
80.00

SSD: Samsung 830 128gb SSD
[ http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1... ]
120.00

Case: Corsair Carbide 200R Computer Case
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
60.00

Power Supply: CORSAIR CX600M 600W Power Supply
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
80.00

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
[ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ]
20.00

Total: 1070.00

Thanks in advance!


I would say why not get a smaller 64 gb ssd (afterall it'll only serve as a boot drive) and spend the extra money on a larger hdd and a better video card..

You can get this ssd.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
65$

And this hdd...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
70$

and this videocard..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
310$

Now this build will game much much better than your previous build and is in fact cheaper...


My only issue with that is the graphics card. I'm trying to stay on the NVIDIA side of things. Would you still recommend a different card considering that?


I would say why not get an amd card ???
Yeah I know that amd used to have a crappy drivers earlier but now it has improved and lot and is almost as good as NVidia. ( Though not in multi gpu configurations.)
Also don't forget that the upcoming games like bf4 will be amd sponsored titles and might be better optimized for amd hardware.
Another important factor is that the upcoming consoles will also have amd gpus. So the console ported pc games might be much more optimized to run on amd hardware..


I'm just set on NVIDIA honestly, I don't really care too much for AMD after everything I've read. Maybe I'll upgrade in the future, but I'll be buying NVIDIA now.


In that case you can get a gtx 760 (a cheaper but less powerful than hd 7970)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
250$

Or get a gtx 770 (just as powerful as the hd 7970 but a bit more expensive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
400$

However you must not forget that the real bang wit the buck lies with the hd 7970.


The issue with that statement is that all the research I've done says otherwise.
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1719330/gtx-760-...


If you see this review you will see that the hd 7970 beats the gtx 760 in most games by around 10-15% and is almost on par in ohers..

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7103/nvidia-geforce-gtx-7...

I am not including the toms review of the gtx 760 because it didn't have a hd 7970 in the comparison.

And BTW if you are still set on the gtx 760 then go ahead and get it....It isn't a bad deal either...;P


Haha alright. Does this build look completely compatible ?


Why get ddr3-1866 ram?
Since ivy only supports a maximum of ddr3-1600, the ram will just run at 1600 mt/s by default (though you can change the frequencies if you want manually).But there will be a zero difference if performance. So why not pay less and get ddr3-1600.


Okay, does the PSU look sufficient ?


Yes the PSU is more than enough for this build.....though you may need atleast a 700W PSU if you plan on SLIing in the future...
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July 3, 2013 3:56:26 AM

why doesnt this thead have a stop tracking option..... please tell me how....
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July 3, 2013 5:30:11 AM

the psu i picked out is your best bet
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