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September 21, 2013 3:04:25 PM

Hey all,
This is my first build. Looking for some advice on if this build will work well. I want to make sure everything plays well together and fits in the case. Also want to know if I am aiming too high and if I am missing anything. Your help will be much appreciated.
Going for a machine that can game well (BF4, Skyrim, ESOL), and works well for general purpose as well. Aiming at sub $1k. I am planning on some level of overclocking.
My build is currently:
Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100354OC-2L Radeon HD 7870 GHz
Harddrive: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III SSD
Case: XION XION Gaming Series XON-985-BK Black with BLUE LED Light Steel/ Plastic, Meshed Front Panel design. ATX Mid Tower Computer
Power Supply: Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 450W Continuous @ 50°C 80 Plus Gold

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September 21, 2013 3:16:56 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($142.27 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($16.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $998.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-21 18:16 EDT-0400)
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September 21, 2013 3:25:19 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Gc6M
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Gc6M/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Gc6M/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($176.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Xion XON-985-BK ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $984.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-21 18:23 EDT-0400)
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September 21, 2013 3:29:47 PM

On your build you shorted yourself on the ram you want eight gigs for a gaming rig. The best set up is two four gig dimms. My setup has one dimm that onsale. You also have an under sized power supply for a gaming rig. Your better off with a good 650 w unit so that under full load your rig won't lock up or reboot. Right now the newer haswell CPU have the best combo deal. If you have to cut cost get a non k CPU and a h mb.
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September 21, 2013 3:57:34 PM

The only thing you should change at all would be going with 2x4gig ram for 8gig that is really it. Everything else looks just fine. I would not change anything else.
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September 22, 2013 1:33:07 PM

smorizio said:
On your build you shorted yourself on the ram you want eight gigs for a gaming rig. The best set up is two four gig dimms. My setup has one dimm that onsale. You also have an under sized power supply for a gaming rig. Your better off with a good 650 w unit so that under full load your rig won't lock up or reboot. Right now the newer haswell CPU have the best combo deal. If you have to cut cost get a non k CPU and a h mb.


smorizio,

Thanks for the advice. Looking at the GPU I chose, it calls for a minimum of 500W PS. I have now chose a 550W. I also increased my RAM to 8 gigs as you suggested.
I am a little confused on the Haswell vs Ivy Bridge processors. From what I read, if you plan to overclock, the Ivybridge yield a lot more than the Haswell. I also notice the Haswell has a higher power consumption than the Ivybridge for only minor gains in performance. Is my understanding on this incorrect?
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September 22, 2013 1:34:51 PM

bryonhowley said:
The only thing you should change at all would be going with 2x4gig ram for 8gig that is really it. Everything else looks just fine. I would not change anything else.


Thank you Byrononhowley. I have increased my RAM per your suggestion. Also bumped my power supply to 550W based on the GPU requiring a minimum of 500W. Again, thank you for your help.
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September 22, 2013 1:42:58 PM

Sky tHe newer haswell only use a few more watts of power then the ib CPU. 77w vs 84w.
The biggist issue is intel killed off the 1155 mb and CPU. If this rig going to be around awhile you won't be able to drop in a faster CPU when intel does a CPU reshresh. The biggest changes is the newer x87 mb have more Sata six g ports then the old z77. Most of the z77 have only two intel ports and two third party ports. Most of the newer mb have six 6g ports or more and more USB 3.o ports.
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