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Mid ATX Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131823

i7 CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502

plus arctic silver, of course

Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

GTX 660 GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130826

DDR3 SDRAM 1600: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

PSU (already owned): 530W

SSD for OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188

HDD for storage (already owned): WD 1TB Caviar Black


Alternate Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820

I'm open to suggestions on anything.

Thanks in advance to any reviews/help with this! A lot of these items have specials that expire on the 22nd so I'm hoping to order by Monday.
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  1. It is all good, keep the motherboard that you listed first. It seems more budget friendly.
  2. What is your budget? Also, what is the model of your current PSU and how long have you had it?
  3. Looks good, but id change your mobo if your not planning to get an OCable Cpu, and instead of the gtx 660 i would get the gtx 760 which is $50 more but its better/replacing the gtx 660ti.
  4. slomo4sho said:
    What is your budget? Also, what is the model of your current PSU and how long have you had it?


    I'd say about $1000 for the additional parts.

    PSU is pretty new since my original one went bad. I've had it less than a year. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028

    Anonymous said:
    Looks good, but id change your mobo if your not planning to get an OCable Cpu, and instead of the gtx 660 i would get the gtx 760 which is $50 more but its better/replacing the gtx 660ti.


    What is an OCable CPU, and why wouldn't I want this mobo because of that? To me the mobo is cheap and compatible, but is there an issue I'm not seeing?

    I could do the GTX 760, but it doesnt seem that much better than the 660 based on benchmarks at http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/ . I guess I can squeeze in under $1000 total with it, so its possible, but that might end up straining my current PSU.

    EDIT: looks like the 760 requires a minimum 30 amps on the 12v rail, and my PSU only has 20
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    W0lfram said:

    I'd say about $1000 for the additional parts.

    PSU is pretty new since my original one went bad. I've had it less than a year. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028


    I would recommend upgrading to a higher quality PSU. Consider the following build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($112.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($65.70 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $928.62
  6. slomo4sho said:
    W0lfram said:

    I'd say about $1000 for the additional parts.

    PSU is pretty new since my original one went bad. I've had it less than a year. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152028


    I would recommend upgrading to a higher quality PSU. Consider the following build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($112.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($65.70 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $928.62


    This looks like a good build...second opinions anyone?


    Looks like the SSD is much faster on writes, but has a MTFB of 1 million hours instead of 1.5 million hours.

    Is it a good idea to jump on the LGA1150 ship (as per the quoted build), or should I stick with LGA1155?
  7. W0lfram said:


    Is it a good idea to jump on the LGA1150 ship (as per the quoted build), or should I stick with LGA1155?


    LGA 1150 is the better option since you don't intend to overclock.
  8. That $250 Haswell from microcenter is only in-store pickup as well, and I dont live anywhere near a microcenter. I also dont want to go with liquid cooling.

    I should have stated this in the OP, but I think I'd like to stick with newegg, amazon, and possible tigerdirect

    thanks for the help thus far btw!
  9. W0lfram said:
    That $250 Haswell from microcenter is only in-store pickup as well, and I dont live anywhere near a microcenter. I also dont want to go with liquid cooling.


    The Seidon 120M is a self contained no maintenance water cooler, the installation is like installing a heatsink + case fan. Also, the components are available through multiple vendors....

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($117.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($65.70 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1003.19
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