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September 25, 2013 12:08:43 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($293.97 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($238.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.30 @ Amazon)
Total: $883.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 14:59 EDT-0400)

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU is seperate because I couldn't find it on the list in PCPartPicker.




Used mostly for gaming. Wanted the i7 and high watt PSU just to prepare for the future. The graphic card was given to me from friend.

Was wondering if PSU would be able to handle GTX780 as I plan to upgrade it in the future. Also, I need some suggestion on what things

could be better and if all of the will fit/work as a whole. Thank you!
September 25, 2013 12:15:58 PM

PSU is complete junk. RAIDMAX is as bad as they come. sTick with antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic. 700w is more than enough for a gtx780.

That build is OLD.

The CPU is 3 generations old. An i7 performs the same as an i5 in games. No point to get an i7. get a NEW i5 4670.

Get a z87 motherboard to go with it.

That liquid cooler is not good either. A less expensive Coolermaster hyper 212 evo would cool the same or better.



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September 25, 2013 12:26:37 PM

tiny voices said:
PSU is complete junk. RAIDMAX is as bad as they come. sTick with antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic. 700w is more than enough for a gtx780.

That build is OLD.

The CPU is 3 generations old. An i7 performs the same as an i5 in games. No point to get an i7. get a NEW i5 4670.

Get a z87 motherboard to go with it.

That liquid cooler is not good either. A less expensive Coolermaster hyper 212 evo would cool the same or better.





I wanted the i7 to prepare for the future. Would a i7 3770 be a better choice? What PSU do you suggest for GTX780?
what do you think about this PSU?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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September 25, 2013 12:35:45 PM

An i7 isn't 'preparing for the future'. An i5 will game as well or better than an i7 for a long time. There is no point to get an i7.

That is a VERY good PSU.
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September 25, 2013 12:42:31 PM


I wanted the i7 to prepare for the future. Would a i7 3770 be a better choice? What PSU do you suggest for GTX780?
what do you think about this PSU?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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If you are 100% set on getting an i7 then I think the consensus thus far is dont go for a 3rd generation one because it uses the LGA 1155 socket which is now a "dead socket". Better to invest in the new haswell CPUs. So in your case it would be the i7-4770 or something like that.

But, as tiny-voices says a better solution would be to get an i5-4670K. Performs pretty much the same as an i7 for gaming is a LOT cheaper too.

My advice would be to go for the i5-4670K (this also means you need a different motherboard with the 1150 socket) save money and put the saved cash into a higher end GPU :) 
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September 25, 2013 12:43:12 PM

tiny voices said:
An i7 isn't 'preparing for the future'. An i5 will game as well or better than an i7 for a long time. There is no point to get an i7.

That is a VERY good PSU.


Alright thanks. I made the changes now im wondering if it will all fit together.
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September 25, 2013 12:43:37 PM

you can play everything on it.



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($78.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $915.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 15:42 EDT-0400)
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September 25, 2013 12:46:37 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
you can play everything on it.



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($78.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Total: $915.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 15:42 EDT-0400)


No point for a CPU cooler if you cannot overclock.
The Cx line from Corsair isn't the best. A 650w unit from XFX would be much better here.
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September 25, 2013 12:48:50 PM

g9672001 said:
tiny voices said:
An i7 isn't 'preparing for the future'. An i5 will game as well or better than an i7 for a long time. There is no point to get an i7.

That is a VERY good PSU.


Alright thanks. I made the changes now im wondering if it will all fit together.


Link your new build please.
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September 25, 2013 12:56:32 PM

56,50$ for 750w semi modular psu is a good price.
that hyper 212 is quieter, cools better and only cost 20$
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September 25, 2013 12:58:39 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
56,50$ for 750w semi modular psu is a good price.
that hyper 212 is quieter, cools better and only cost 20$


There is no point to a CPU cooler if you cannot overclock. The stock cooler will be more than fine.

The PSU is alright if it is the cx750M the normal cx750 is not the best and is made with inferior capacitors.
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September 25, 2013 1:46:25 PM

tiny voices said:
g9672001 said:
tiny voices said:
An i7 isn't 'preparing for the future'. An i5 will game as well or better than an i7 for a long time. There is no point to get an i7.

That is a VERY good PSU.


Alright thanks. I made the changes now im wondering if it will all fit together.


Link your new build please.


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hz5A
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hz5A/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hz5A/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($238.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Raidmax ATX-605BT ATX Full Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $927.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 16:45 EDT-0400)
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September 25, 2013 2:09:32 PM

Raidmax cases are trash. Stick with Antec, Corsair, Coolermaster, NZXT, Fractal Design.
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September 25, 2013 2:32:12 PM

g9672001 said:
tiny voices said:
g9672001 said:
tiny voices said:
An i7 isn't 'preparing for the future'. An i5 will game as well or better than an i7 for a long time. There is no point to get an i7.

That is a VERY good PSU.


Alright thanks. I made the changes now im wondering if it will all fit together.


Link your new build please.


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hz5A
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hz5A/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hz5A/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($238.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Raidmax ATX-605BT ATX Full Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $927.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 16:45 EDT-0400)


this build is horible :( 
please change
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September 25, 2013 2:36:40 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
g9672001 said:
tiny voices said:
g9672001 said:
tiny voices said:
An i7 isn't 'preparing for the future'. An i5 will game as well or better than an i7 for a long time. There is no point to get an i7.

That is a VERY good PSU.


Alright thanks. I made the changes now im wondering if it will all fit together.


Link your new build please.


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hz5A
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hz5A/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Hz5A/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card ($238.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Raidmax ATX-605BT ATX Full Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $927.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 16:45 EDT-0400)


this build is horible :( 
please change


Lemme know what to change.
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September 25, 2013 7:02:26 PM

He is over exaggerating.

The build is fine. You are getting the GPU for free.

All I would change is the case. RAIDMAX make some of the crappiest cases. Look at Corsair, Antec, Coolermaster, NZXT, Fractal Design for quality cases.

You also do not need the CPU cooler because you won't be overclocking.
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September 25, 2013 7:07:34 PM

tiny voices said:
He is over exaggerating.

The build is fine. You are getting the GPU for free.

All I would change is the case. RAIDMAX make some of the crappiest cases. Look at Corsair, Antec, Coolermaster, NZXT, Fractal Design for quality cases.

You also do not need the CPU cooler because you won't be overclocking.


Thank you for taking your time to help me with my rig. :D 
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September 25, 2013 7:13:33 PM

g9672001 said:
tiny voices said:
He is over exaggerating.

The build is fine. You are getting the GPU for free.

All I would change is the case. RAIDMAX make some of the crappiest cases. Look at Corsair, Antec, Coolermaster, NZXT, Fractal Design for quality cases.

You also do not need the CPU cooler because you won't be overclocking.


Thank you for taking your time to help me with my rig. :D 


Always glad to be able to help!
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