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Gaming Build - Could really use some input thx!

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October 28, 2012 2:55:48 PM

I am making a gaming PC since my current one is dated, and could really use some pointers on a few things, always like reading the threads on this forum because everyone gives such good input I will show you what I have so far :D 

CPU
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Intel Core i7-3770 BX80637i73770 Processor - Quad Core

Motherboard
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Intel 7 Series Motherboard - ATX

RAM
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 16GB Desktop Memory Module - 1600MHz, 4x4096MB, PC12800, DDR3, Non-ECC, Unbuffered

Video Card
I had purchased 2 weeks ago since it was on sale
EVGA Geforce GTX 650 SC 2gb
http://www.evga.com/articles/00701/#2652

SSD Harddrive
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Corsair Neutron GTX Series CSSD-N120GBGTX-BK 120GB Internal Solid State Drive - 2.5" Form Factor, SATA III, 6Gb/s, E-boost Technology

Power Supply
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 Power Supply - 850 Watts, ATX, 140mm Fan, 80 Plus Bronze, SLI Ready, Active PFC

Case
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...
ThermalTake VN700M1W2N Overseer RX-I Full Tower Gaming Case - ATX, Micro-ATX, Extend ATX, 3 Ext 5.25", 1 Ext 3.5", 5 Int 3.5", 2x 200mm LED Fans, 1x 120mm Fan, 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, 1 eSATA, Window


So what do you think? love to hear some input and see what changes you all would make, because I am not an expert by any means.

Also with the RAM, I read the motherboard can handle 2400 O.C. Ram does that mean I can buy 2133 Mhz and use that? Or do I have to overclock the cpu or something? I am really not sure how the ram works in that aspect.

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October 31, 2012 6:26:36 AM

FIRST of all forGET tiger direct. Newegg is where you will gain the overall advantage on a final sale of this magnitude. Trust me son.
MoBo - newegg 2 cents more...
Corsair - $78 vs $89 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
your GPU mentions no price (those 650's are cute aren't they? I actually like them. but chck your specs and prices here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
opps, my bad you already own... (a builder after mine own heart - i did the very same thing for my first major build... i ended up w/ a GTS 450 SC.
SSD $160 vs $144 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU $166 vs $134 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
looks like the case price wins at tigerdir[pitooie]rect. but lets figure this out... the prices saved (hang on a sec...) you're gonna NEED a case to put your goods into, and when you order from newegg, you will get it ALL at the same time (or within one day of each shipment - like my first major build - 2 shipments [1 day apart]) whereas TD will ship accordingly as/per manufacturer ships [that could be 1-3 days - per manufacturer (if you're lucky) before they GET to your ORDER]- could be 1-3 business days. so... back to the question. You want your machine, or you wanna wait and fudge up your 30 day returns with the dealer (tigerdirect/newegg)? Because newegg has the products you see online IN their OWN warehouse - ready to ship.
I not only have saved you $59 dollars but put that toward your new case purchase from newegg - not only have I STILL saved you $19 dollars, but you will get it in 2-3 days (depending where you are - boondocks maybe 4) but you have saved enough to buy yourself a 12 pack, AND some jack in the box tacos bro.

just talking from experience and knowledge (besides the fact I have already been there and done that. - besides the FACT that TD are a bunch of corporate whores whom dont give a F*** about you or your opinions, or customer service requests. As I said... done been ther and done that.\

Thumbs up if you agree TH population... oh wait... this ain't youtube... my bad.

EDIT:
p.s. - my bad I forgot to mention your RAM Q. w/ 2133 it is all the board will recognize - no big deal. (maybe over volt to 2400) but yeah you are WAY good with that bro.
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November 1, 2012 1:19:26 PM

haha you know what funny, I was waiting ona reply and just kinda looked around some more, and realized canadacomputers not only had every SINGLE piece of hardware was cheaper, (some by almost half the cost for exact same piece) I decided to go with them, it worked out towards legit at 200 dollar savings, as well as dont pay for shipping because its only a few blocks away. They also gave me a deal for 25 bucks they would build it, and if they build it they do great cable management as well as adds a 1 year warranty on all the parts etc.

So with the savings I got a sweet CPU aftermarket liquid cooling :D :D 

BUT I do have a question now, I notice now they have a special for
http://www.canadacomputers.com/nvidia/ its basically if I buy one of those cards I get assasins creed free.

my question is, is it really worth it to trade in my card
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...

which is same price, but overclocked with nice speeds out of the box and warrantied as overclocked (worry free)

or trade in for one of these cards in the above link that isnt overclocked just to get a free game? lol

OR since i saved some money maybe bump it up to something like

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4... which comes with borderlands 2 free! (which i was looking at getting too)

See I dont really know how to tell whats better looks like 650 sc has higher speeds but I really dont know....help me oh majestic one! haha
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November 1, 2012 4:57:40 PM

Don't waste your time swapping for one of those cards just to get a game, however the 660 TI model a MUCH better card. If you had gotten the 660 TI you wouldn't need a card for a serious length of time. I am sure the 550SC will hold you up for a serious length of time also. Listen...

I am running an EVGA 450 GTS SC for a year and a half and I have NO problems running anything on max settings @ 1920x1080 resolution. The latest games I just got done with are Sleeping Dogs, Binary Domain, Borderlands 2, and Assassin's Creed Revelations. The 2 games I have played on this system that I had to tune down a little were Metro 2033, and GTA IV. GTA IV I could run only at 33% max settings. Metro 2033 I could play on max settings if I ren at 1200x800 resolution. Some people cry if they cant play their games at 1000 fps, but I personally am cool with 32 FPS minimum on all these games I mentioned. with the 550GTX you should be getting 40+FPS I would imagine. A 660TI you should be expecting 50+FPS, anything higher 60+.

The clocks are slower on the 660 because it's 192-bit memory vs your 128-bit. you will feel the difference right there. You make it sound like you could trade up. IF you CAN get the 660TI for SURE. Loose the 128-bit card.

It's "too late" for you (I guess). But i own an EVGA, and will NEVER buy another EVGA product as long as I live; due to their CRAPPY customer service. A lot of people whine (and I mean whine) about how I am mistaken, but to me; 3 different people, 3 different situations, and the SAME shi**y service... that's enough for me. But if you bought it at a local distributor, shake it off if you can.

Hope this helps some. Any more questions, lemme know. I can really break it down to details if you need.

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