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August 2, 2013 7:33:04 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1npfp

Trying to keep to 1100 as close as possible. If you guys have any suggestions please let me know.

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August 2, 2013 7:41:48 AM

First off, Raidmax PSUs are JUNK... There is a reason they are so cheap. Avoid them like the plague.

You can drop down to a Extreme 4 mobo and save some there.
That CPU cooler you have chosen is no better than Intel stock, so you may as well drop that too.

You can also save a hell of a lot on that chassis.

If you are REALLY pressed for budget, drop the SSD.
You REALLY do not want to cheap out on a power supply.

Also a GTX760 is better value and cost barely anything more. Let me change your config.
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August 2, 2013 7:43:35 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1083.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 10:43 EDT-0400)

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August 2, 2013 7:50:32 AM

SPend the extra cash on either a better GPU, larger SSD or a better board/CPU cooler. IN THAT PRIORITY.

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

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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($46.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $976.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 10:50 EDT-0400)
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August 2, 2013 7:51:12 AM

DMTheory1 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1npfp

Trying to keep to 1100 as close as possible. If you guys have any suggestions please let me know.


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 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($131.39 @ Outlet PC) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($255.66 @ Newegg) Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 ATX Full Tower Case ($167.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg) Total: $1108.96 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 10:49 EDT-0400)

If you cant afford the extra $20 you can get a cheaper case. I replaced the cpu cooler, the mobo from an ext 6 to ext 4 and the 660 to a 760.
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August 2, 2013 7:51:44 AM

RaisingTheBarHD said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1083.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 10:43 EDT-0400)

better psu, better gpu, better cpu cooler, same price


That looks like a lot better then my build. It was just my first build list that i put together and i was pretty sure someone was gonna come up with a better list just not so quick thank you.
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August 2, 2013 7:52:53 AM

Novuake said:
SPend the extra cash on either a better GPU, larger SSD or a better board/CPU cooler. IN THAT PRIORITY.

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

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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($46.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $976.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 10:50 EDT-0400)


Try not to got with the CM PSU
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August 2, 2013 8:01:16 AM

jonno208 said:
Novuake said:
SPend the extra cash on either a better GPU, larger SSD or a better board/CPU cooler. IN THAT PRIORITY.

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

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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($46.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $976.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 10:50 EDT-0400)


Try not to got with the CM PSU


LOL Coolermaster is junk in general, but the Silent M2s are very good and the exception to the rule... I have been doing this quite some time now, dude. :D 

On top of being good its on an AMAZING promotion.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1304-page1.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/Silent_...
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/cooler_master_sile...
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August 2, 2013 8:44:48 AM

Novuake said:
jonno208 said:
Novuake said:
SPend the extra cash on either a better GPU, larger SSD or a better board/CPU cooler. IN THAT PRIORITY.

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

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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($46.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $976.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 10:50 EDT-0400)


Try not to got with the CM PSU


LOL Coolermaster is junk in general, but the Silent M2s are very good and the exception to the rule... I have been doing this quite some time now, dude. :D 

On top of being good its on an AMAZING promotion.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1304-page1.html
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CoolerMaster/Silent_...
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/cooler_master_sile...


could u find a good full tower insted a mid tower
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August 2, 2013 8:48:55 AM

DMTheory1 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($154.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1083.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 10:43 EDT-0400)

better psu, better gpu, better cpu cooler, same price


That looks like a lot better then my build. It was just my first build list that i put together and i was pretty sure someone was gonna come up with a better list just not so quick thank you.


no prob man, you also get a sexy full tower case hah just trying to give some input
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August 2, 2013 8:53:06 AM

Sure :D 

There, good one at a good price, its a shame the CM HAF 912 is not on promotion anymore, it was going for like 100$ not so long ago.
Well this rosewill is one my favourates and very well priced.
http://www.rosewill.com/products/1798/productdetail_ove...

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

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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($110.49 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($46.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1029.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-02 11:52 EDT-0400)
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