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July 20, 2013 1:24:27 PM

Mid ATX Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

i7 CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

plus arctic silver, of course

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

GTX 660 GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DDR3 SDRAM 1600: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU (already owned): 530W

SSD for OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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



Alternate Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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July 20, 2013 1:29:38 PM

It is all good, keep the motherboard that you listed first. It seems more budget friendly.
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July 20, 2013 1:38:27 PM

What is your budget? Also, what is the model of your current PSU and how long have you had it?
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July 20, 2013 1:41:20 PM

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.
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July 20, 2013 1:54:48 PM

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=N82E168...

GamerXtreme2013 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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July 20, 2013 2:09:52 PM

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=N82E168...


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
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July 20, 2013 2:22:05 PM

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=N82E168...


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?
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July 20, 2013 2:33:37 PM

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.
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July 20, 2013 2:52:33 PM

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!
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July 20, 2013 3:52:07 PM

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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