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July 26, 2013 12:11:31 AM

So I'm going to be building my first build ever but before I do I want someone that is knowledgeable and has expierece building computers to look at it first. if you can leave me some suggestions that would be great. Thank you!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($224.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1032.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 03:11 EDT-0400)

Edit: I was also looking at the Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card

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July 26, 2013 12:39:39 AM

have you looked into the gtx 760 card?
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July 26, 2013 12:58:43 AM

Lowboh said:
So I'm going to be building my first build ever but before I do I want someone that is knowledgeable and has expierece building computers to look at it first. if you can leave me some suggestions that would be great. Thank you!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($224.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1032.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 03:11 EDT-0400)

Edit: I was also looking at the Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card


Hi there Lowboh, pretty much we almost have the same identical parts that your trying to build if you take a look at my sig. My suggestion would be - drop your memory to 8gb if your using your pc for mostly gaming, 2nd you dont really need a wireless adapter, 3rd would be: Ill take a GTX 760 over the gtx 660. If you really like to pay that much for the case, which is totally fine though u can save a little bit if you buy a cheaper case but i know how it feels to really dig a specific case hahaha... With those savings you can buy a better GPU which my suggestion would be a GTX 770. Sorry i didnt really give you a rundown on the parts u can save and get but i hope you get what im trying to tell you... And i have a question, are you getting the i5 3570k and Mobo Z77 because your planning to Overclock?
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July 26, 2013 1:10:08 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kOvh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kOvh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kOvh/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($142.53 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.48 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1072.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 04:07 EDT-0400)
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July 26, 2013 1:24:55 AM

ChanginG white case...using a Locke d CPU and h micro atx I was able to jam in an Ssd.
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July 26, 2013 1:25:28 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.48 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Inwin GT1 White ATX Mid Tower Case ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1086.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 04:21 EDT-0400)
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July 26, 2013 3:09:15 AM

GamerXtreme2013 said:
Lowboh said:
So I'm going to be building my first build ever but before I do I want someone that is knowledgeable and has expierece building computers to look at it first. if you can leave me some suggestions that would be great. Thank you!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Sorry but if I didn't have a wireless adapter then I wouldn't have internet. I don't have access to a ethernet connection.
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($224.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1032.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 03:11 EDT-0400)

Edit: I was also looking at the Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card


Hi there Lowboh, pretty much we almost have the same identical parts that your trying to build if you take a look at my sig. My suggestion would be - drop your memory to 8gb if your using your pc for mostly gaming, 2nd you dont really need a wireless adapter, 3rd would be: Ill take a GTX 760 over the gtx 660. If you really like to pay that much for the case, which is totally fine though u can save a little bit if you buy a cheaper case but i know how it feels to really dig a specific case hahaha... With those savings you can buy a better GPU which my suggestion would be a GTX 770. Sorry i didnt really give you a rundown on the parts u can save and get but i hope you get what im trying to tell you... And i have a question, are you getting the i5 3570k and Mobo Z77 because your planning to Overclock?


I'm sorry but I don't have access to a ethernet connection. Do I still need a adapter? Also, I plan on overclocking in the future.
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July 26, 2013 3:10:16 AM

smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.48 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Inwin GT1 White ATX Mid Tower Case ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1086.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 04:21 EDT-0400)


I've noticed a lot of people suggest the 4670 cpu but I don't know why. Can you explain to me?
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July 26, 2013 3:23:19 AM

Lowboh said:
smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.48 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Inwin GT1 White ATX Mid Tower Case ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1086.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 04:21 EDT-0400)


I've noticed a lot of people suggest the 4670 cpu but I don't know why. Can you explain to me?


Pretty good build but 2133MHz RAM is unnecessary. 1600 is the sweet spot for intel builds. And a different wireless adapter, usb 2.0 for adapters are crap :/  Are you open to AMD?
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July 26, 2013 7:09:28 AM

Right Now that CPU is in the price sweet spot for intel. Your not over paying for a good gaming CPU. Amd sweet spot is the 8320 chip.
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July 26, 2013 3:34:19 PM

kiaff75 said:
Lowboh said:
smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.48 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Inwin GT1 White ATX Mid Tower Case ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1086.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 04:21 EDT-0400)


I've noticed a lot of people suggest the 4670 cpu but I don't know why. Can you explain to me?


Pretty good build but 2133MHz RAM is unnecessary. 1600 is the sweet spot for intel builds. And a different wireless adapter, usb 2.0 for adapters are crap :/  Are you open to AMD?


Would you suggest a internal wireless adapter or a usb one? If you could suggest me one thank you.
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July 26, 2013 3:38:12 PM

smorizio said:
Right Now that CPU is in the price sweet spot for intel. Your not over paying for a good gaming CPU. Amd sweet spot is the 8320 chip.


What if I want to overclock I wouldn't be able to with that chip, right?
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July 26, 2013 11:32:35 PM

Lowboh said:
kiaff75 said:
Lowboh said:
smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kODV/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.48 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Inwin GT1 White ATX Mid Tower Case ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE82-N 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1086.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 04:21 EDT-0400)


I've noticed a lot of people suggest the 4670 cpu but I don't know why. Can you explain to me?


Pretty good build but 2133MHz RAM is unnecessary. 1600 is the sweet spot for intel builds. And a different wireless adapter, usb 2.0 for adapters are crap :/  Are you open to AMD?


Would you suggest a internal wireless adapter or a usb one? If you could suggest me one thank you.


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

Its cheap and should be more than enough to fit your needs.
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July 26, 2013 11:53:08 PM

You need a k chip and mb that could over clock.
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