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August 26, 2013 11:32:17 PM

Hello, at the end of this year i am going to be building myself a gaming computer. I've been researching parts and what i should get but i just wanted to get a second opinion on the build and if it will be great :) 

Specs.
Cpu: Intel Core i5 3570K
Gpu: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II OC 2GB
Ram: G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Mobo:MSI Z77 MPOWER Motherboard
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Case
Monitor: BenQ RL2450H 24in LED Widescreen Gaming Monitor
OS: Win 7
Hdd: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
PSU: Corsair CX-750 Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply

-Extra info-
I already have a keyboard and mouse
I will be using a 1080p single monitor
I may overlclock in the future.
I also may SLI years down the road.
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Thank you for the help :) 

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August 26, 2013 11:37:59 PM

Looks good but as you have an overclocking cpu and motherboard and will probably want to overclock you will want an aftermarket cooler to keeper the cpu cooler. A low cost cooler is the cooler master hyper 212
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August 26, 2013 11:39:48 PM

kammak743 said:
Looks good but as you have an overclocking cpu and motherboard and will probably want to overclock you will want an aftermarket cooler to keeper the cpu cooler. A low cost cooler is the cooler master hyper 212


I was gonna get one some time down the road do i need one for intense gaming? Or could the stock cooler on the cpu handle it?
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August 26, 2013 11:44:36 PM

This reviewer said it better than I ever did ... forget the 1155 based components for reasons explained below

http://benchmarkreviews.com/252/msi-z87-mpower-max-moth...

Quote:
I don’t think there’s any compelling reason to move from an Ivy Bridge or even a Sandy Bridge based system to a Haswell system– there simply isn’t enough performance and feature differential to justify it. On the other hand, if you’re building a new rig from scratch, there’s little point in investing in end-of-life platforms, so going Haswell/Z87 makes sense.


$395 Z87 Mpower w/ 4670k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$422 Z77 MPower w/ 3570k

Can't see spending $27 more for end of life technology

The MSI N770 GTX 770 is 79Mhz faster and cheaper

the CX750 is a low budget PSU and is too small for adding a 2nd GFX card
$240 gets you the Corsair 500R and HX850 .... Corsair's 10.0 jonnyguru performance rated PSU
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August 26, 2013 11:54:48 PM

Meoterolgy12 said:
Hello, at the end of this year i am going to be building myself a gaming computer. I've been researching parts and what i should get but i just wanted to get a second opinion on the build and if it will be great :) 

Specs.
Cpu: Intel Core i5 3570K
Gpu: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II OC 2GB
Ram: G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Mobo:MSI Z77 MPOWER Motherboard
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Case
Monitor: BenQ RL2450H 24in LED Widescreen Gaming Monitor
OS: Win 7
Hdd: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
PSU: Corsair CX-750 Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply

-Extra info-
I already have a keyboard and mouse
I will be using a 1080p single monitor
I may overlclock in the future.
I also may SLI years down the road.
-
Thank you for the help :) 


Fantastic build and everything's compatible. I'd actually recommend the Gigabyte GTX 770 Windforce OC. It has a higher base and boost clock than the ASUS build, as well as the most fantastic 3 fan cooling system built onto it. It's quite a beast and I cherish it dearly haha.

Your i5-3570k is great for handling your GPU, and probably won't bottleneck if you SLI that baby in future.

As for the HDD, I make a habit of not buying 2 TB Hard Drives because larger drives are more likely to fail even if the chances aren't huge. However, all drives fail eventually and splitting that into 2-1 TB HDDs means potentially losing half your data vs losing all your data.

As for your motherboard, I think you should consider the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 instead if only because you're currently really burning money. Even without the Overclocking certification, the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is just as effective for overclocking at a more moderate price.

Your case is severely overkill in my opinion. If you're seriously burning money and you can afford to, I don't see why not but there are cheaper, similarly effective options out there. With that case, you're paying more for the aesthetics and the nice glowing LEDs than you are something that has good organization potential.

Also, you're shelling out a ton of money anyway so why not throw in a nice SSD? A 120 GB Kingston SSD will hold your OS and a few important files, and it'll make boot up times crazy fast. Plus the extra space versus a 64 GB SSD means you can install at least a couple games on there and see the benefits of having a monster build running games off an SSD.

Lastly, if you plan to overclock, you need a good CPU Heat Sink. It'll do way more than anything that your case fans will for keeping things cool. Like the other guy said, I recommend a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. I own one and my CPU temps never go above 52 under stress testing or gaming load.
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August 27, 2013 12:12:29 AM

Deus Gladiorum said:
Meoterolgy12 said:
Hello, at the end of this year i am going to be building myself a gaming computer. I've been researching parts and what i should get but i just wanted to get a second opinion on the build and if it will be great :) 

Specs.
Cpu: Intel Core i5 3570K
Gpu: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II OC 2GB
Ram: G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Mobo:MSI Z77 MPOWER Motherboard
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Case
Monitor: BenQ RL2450H 24in LED Widescreen Gaming Monitor
OS: Win 7
Hdd: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
PSU: Corsair CX-750 Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply

-Extra info-
I already have a keyboard and mouse
I will be using a 1080p single monitor
I may overlclock in the future.
I also may SLI years down the road.
-
Thank you for the help :) 


Fantastic build and everything's compatible. I'd actually recommend the Gigabyte GTX 770 Windforce OC. It has a higher base and boost clock than the ASUS build, as well as the most fantastic 3 fan cooling system built onto it. It's quite a beast and I cherish it dearly haha.

Your i5-3570k is great for handling your GPU, and probably won't bottleneck if you SLI that baby in future.

As for the HDD, I make a habit of not buying 2 TB Hard Drives because larger drives are more likely to fail even if the chances aren't huge. However, all drives fail eventually and splitting that into 2-1 TB HDDs means potentially losing half your data vs losing all your data.

As for your motherboard, I think you should consider the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 instead if only because you're currently really burning money. Even without the Overclocking certification, the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is just as effective for overclocking at a more moderate price.

Your case is severely overkill in my opinion. If you're seriously burning money and you can afford to, I don't see why not but there are cheaper, similarly effective options out there. With that case, you're paying more for the aesthetics and the nice glowing LEDs than you are something that has good organization potential.

Also, you're shelling out a ton of money anyway so why not throw in a nice SSD? A 120 GB Kingston SSD will hold your OS and a few important files, and it'll make boot up times crazy fast. Plus the extra space versus a 64 GB SSD means you can install at least a couple games on there and see the benefits of having a monster build running games off an SSD.

Lastly, if you plan to overclock, you need a good CPU Heat Sink. It'll do way more than anything that your case fans will for keeping things cool. Like the other guy said, I recommend a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. I own one and my CPU temps never go above 52 under stress testing or gaming load.

Thanks for the answer :D , just wondering do you have any other case that you could recommend i actually went for this case because of the amount of fans that came with it so that got my interest. Probably a stupid reason to get a case but that was my reasoning behind it :p .
P.S the picture of zeus for your account pic is awesome xD

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August 27, 2013 12:20:38 AM

Okay, So now im thinking of changing the i5-3570k to a i5-4670k
and the mobo changed to a z87 extreme 4
also changing the case to a Antec Eleven Hundred Black Gaming Case?
What do you guys think of that
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August 27, 2013 12:33:49 AM

Meoterolgy12 said:
Deus Gladiorum said:
Meoterolgy12 said:
Hello, at the end of this year i am going to be building myself a gaming computer. I've been researching parts and what i should get but i just wanted to get a second opinion on the build and if it will be great :) 

Specs.
Cpu: Intel Core i5 3570K
Gpu: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II OC 2GB
Ram: G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Mobo:MSI Z77 MPOWER Motherboard
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Case
Monitor: BenQ RL2450H 24in LED Widescreen Gaming Monitor
OS: Win 7
Hdd: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
PSU: Corsair CX-750 Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply

-Extra info-
I already have a keyboard and mouse
I will be using a 1080p single monitor
I may overlclock in the future.
I also may SLI years down the road.
-
Thank you for the help :) 


Fantastic build and everything's compatible. I'd actually recommend the Gigabyte GTX 770 Windforce OC. It has a higher base and boost clock than the ASUS build, as well as the most fantastic 3 fan cooling system built onto it. It's quite a beast and I cherish it dearly haha.

Your i5-3570k is great for handling your GPU, and probably won't bottleneck if you SLI that baby in future.

As for the HDD, I make a habit of not buying 2 TB Hard Drives because larger drives are more likely to fail even if the chances aren't huge. However, all drives fail eventually and splitting that into 2-1 TB HDDs means potentially losing half your data vs losing all your data.

As for your motherboard, I think you should consider the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 instead if only because you're currently really burning money. Even without the Overclocking certification, the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is just as effective for overclocking at a more moderate price.

Your case is severely overkill in my opinion. If you're seriously burning money and you can afford to, I don't see why not but there are cheaper, similarly effective options out there. With that case, you're paying more for the aesthetics and the nice glowing LEDs than you are something that has good organization potential.

Also, you're shelling out a ton of money anyway so why not throw in a nice SSD? A 120 GB Kingston SSD will hold your OS and a few important files, and it'll make boot up times crazy fast. Plus the extra space versus a 64 GB SSD means you can install at least a couple games on there and see the benefits of having a monster build running games off an SSD.

Lastly, if you plan to overclock, you need a good CPU Heat Sink. It'll do way more than anything that your case fans will for keeping things cool. Like the other guy said, I recommend a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. I own one and my CPU temps never go above 52 under stress testing or gaming load.

Thanks for the answer :D , just wondering do you have any other case that you could recommend i actually went for this case because of the amount of fans that came with it so that got my interest. Probably a stupid reason to get a case but that was my reasoning behind it :p .
P.S the picture of zeus for your account pic is awesome xD



Haha thanks. The swords in his hand and holstered on his back are actually the result of painstaking photo editing on my part. As for your case, it's not a stupid reason, but you can get a pack of 4-120mm case fans for around $12 or $15, and even with just the standard 2 intake and exhaust fans my modest case keeps very cool.

If you're really interested in saving $100, this is the case I use:
http://www.amazon.com/Technologies-Tempest-Steel-Tower-...

However I can understand if you're in need of something a little more pleasing to the eye in which case I'd recommend this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 27, 2013 12:39:28 AM

Deus Gladiorum said:
Meoterolgy12 said:
Deus Gladiorum said:
Meoterolgy12 said:
Hello, at the end of this year i am going to be building myself a gaming computer. I've been researching parts and what i should get but i just wanted to get a second opinion on the build and if it will be great :) 

Specs.
Cpu: Intel Core i5 3570K
Gpu: ASUS GeForce GTX 770 DirectCU II OC 2GB
Ram: G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Mobo:MSI Z77 MPOWER Motherboard
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Case
Monitor: BenQ RL2450H 24in LED Widescreen Gaming Monitor
OS: Win 7
Hdd: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
PSU: Corsair CX-750 Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply

-Extra info-
I already have a keyboard and mouse
I will be using a 1080p single monitor
I may overlclock in the future.
I also may SLI years down the road.
-
Thank you for the help :) 


Fantastic build and everything's compatible. I'd actually recommend the Gigabyte GTX 770 Windforce OC. It has a higher base and boost clock than the ASUS build, as well as the most fantastic 3 fan cooling system built onto it. It's quite a beast and I cherish it dearly haha.

Your i5-3570k is great for handling your GPU, and probably won't bottleneck if you SLI that baby in future.

As for the HDD, I make a habit of not buying 2 TB Hard Drives because larger drives are more likely to fail even if the chances aren't huge. However, all drives fail eventually and splitting that into 2-1 TB HDDs means potentially losing half your data vs losing all your data.

As for your motherboard, I think you should consider the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 instead if only because you're currently really burning money. Even without the Overclocking certification, the ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is just as effective for overclocking at a more moderate price.

Your case is severely overkill in my opinion. If you're seriously burning money and you can afford to, I don't see why not but there are cheaper, similarly effective options out there. With that case, you're paying more for the aesthetics and the nice glowing LEDs than you are something that has good organization potential.

Also, you're shelling out a ton of money anyway so why not throw in a nice SSD? A 120 GB Kingston SSD will hold your OS and a few important files, and it'll make boot up times crazy fast. Plus the extra space versus a 64 GB SSD means you can install at least a couple games on there and see the benefits of having a monster build running games off an SSD.

Lastly, if you plan to overclock, you need a good CPU Heat Sink. It'll do way more than anything that your case fans will for keeping things cool. Like the other guy said, I recommend a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. I own one and my CPU temps never go above 52 under stress testing or gaming load.

Thanks for the answer :D , just wondering do you have any other case that you could recommend i actually went for this case because of the amount of fans that came with it so that got my interest. Probably a stupid reason to get a case but that was my reasoning behind it :p .
P.S the picture of zeus for your account pic is awesome xD



Haha thanks. The swords in his hand and holstered on his back are actually the result of painstaking photo editing on my part. As for your case, it's not a stupid reason, but you can get a pack of 4-120mm case fans for around $12 or $15, and even with just the standard 2 intake and exhaust fans my modest case keeps very cool.

If you're really interested in saving $100, this is the case I use:
http://www.amazon.com/Technologies-Tempest-Steel-Tower-...

However I can understand if you're in need of something a little more pleasing to the eye in which case I'd recommend this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thankyou for all the help i think i might get the storm enforcer and add a extra 200mm case fan to the top :) 
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August 27, 2013 12:41:12 AM

Meoterolgy12 said:
Okay, So now im thinking of changing the i5-3570k to a i5-4670k
and the mobo changed to a z87 extreme 4
also changing the case to a Antec Eleven Hundred Black Gaming Case?
What do you guys think of that


The i5-4670k, assuming you don't get it with a good combo, means you're paying a bit more for better stock performance but you lose a bit on overclocking performance when compared to the i5-3570k. The other advantage to the i5-4670k is that it's a new socket, and all future Intel flagship and near-flagship CPUs will use the same socket so upgrades are cheaper compared to the i5-3570k which would require a new motherboard. That being said, the great thing about the 3570k is that not even a Titan will bottleneck that baby iirc, so it'll be a while before your GPU upgrades will start to be bottlenecked. So overall, if you can get a better deal for it and its motherboard and don't mind the lost overclocking potential, go 4670k.

As for the case, well, I recommended you the ones I thought were best.
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August 27, 2013 12:46:58 AM

Allright so thankyou everyone for all the help

Heres what i have gotten so far

Cpu: Intel Core i5 4670K
Gpu: Gigabyte GTX 770 Oc edition 2gb
Ram: G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Mobo:Asrock z87 extreme 4
Case: Cooler Master Storm enforcer (buying 1 extra 200mm fan for the top of the case
Monitor: BenQ RL2450H 24in LED Widescreen Gaming Monitor
OS: Win 7
Hdd: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
PSU: Corsair CX-750 Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply


Any final thoughts on this build guys? :) 
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August 27, 2013 1:04:03 AM

Meoterolgy12 said:
Allright so thankyou everyone for all the help

Heres what i have gotten so far

Cpu: Intel Core i5 4670K
Gpu: Gigabyte GTX 770 Oc edition 2gb
Ram: G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Mobo:Asrock z87 extreme 4
Case: Cooler Master Storm enforcer (buying 1 extra 200mm fan for the top of the case
Monitor: BenQ RL2450H 24in LED Widescreen Gaming Monitor
OS: Win 7
Hdd: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
PSU: Corsair CX-750 Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply


Any final thoughts on this build guys? :) 


Looking good. Again, I'd still say that if you can, get a 1 TB HDD (worry about a 2nd 1 TB HDD once you run out) and use the $30 you save now to put towards a 120 GB SSD by Kingston. Particularly this thing:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Of course it's unnecessary, but my gosh are 10 seconds boot up times beautiful. Other than that, I'd say you're good to go. Don't forget to buy a cooler before you overclock, but right now it should be unnecessary.
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August 27, 2013 1:34:00 AM

Deus Gladiorum said:
Meoterolgy12 said:
Allright so thankyou everyone for all the help

Heres what i have gotten so far

Cpu: Intel Core i5 4670K
Gpu: Gigabyte GTX 770 Oc edition 2gb
Ram: G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Mobo:Asrock z87 extreme 4
Case: Cooler Master Storm enforcer (buying 1 extra 200mm fan for the top of the case
Monitor: BenQ RL2450H 24in LED Widescreen Gaming Monitor
OS: Win 7
Hdd: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
PSU: Corsair CX-750 Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply


Any final thoughts on this build guys? :) 


Looking good. Again, I'd still say that if you can, get a 1 TB HDD (worry about a 2nd 1 TB HDD once you run out) and use the $30 you save now to put towards a 120 GB SSD by Kingston. Particularly this thing:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Of course it's unnecessary, but my gosh are 10 seconds boot up times beautiful. Other than that, I'd say you're good to go. Don't forget to buy a cooler before you overclock, but right now it should be unnecessary.

Yep don't worry im getting a cooler a hyper 212x cpu cooler to be exact :)  and you're right ill just get another hdd down the road when i run out on this one


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August 27, 2013 1:40:44 AM

Meoterolgy12 said:
Deus Gladiorum said:
Meoterolgy12 said:
Allright so thankyou everyone for all the help

Heres what i have gotten so far

Cpu: Intel Core i5 4670K
Gpu: Gigabyte GTX 770 Oc edition 2gb
Ram: G.Skill Sniper F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
Mobo:Asrock z87 extreme 4
Case: Cooler Master Storm enforcer (buying 1 extra 200mm fan for the top of the case
Monitor: BenQ RL2450H 24in LED Widescreen Gaming Monitor
OS: Win 7
Hdd: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
PSU: Corsair CX-750 Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply


Any final thoughts on this build guys? :) 


Looking good. Again, I'd still say that if you can, get a 1 TB HDD (worry about a 2nd 1 TB HDD once you run out) and use the $30 you save now to put towards a 120 GB SSD by Kingston. Particularly this thing:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Of course it's unnecessary, but my gosh are 10 seconds boot up times beautiful. Other than that, I'd say you're good to go. Don't forget to buy a cooler before you overclock, but right now it should be unnecessary.

Yep don't worry im getting a cooler a hyper 212x cpu cooler to be exact :)  and you're right ill just get another hdd down the road when i run out on this one




Alright. And don't forget to pick a best answer ;) 
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