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November 19, 2011 4:16:31 PM

Hi, I'm new to computer building and I was wondering if I could get some advice to my build.

Case:
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 (89$)

Mobo:
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (125$)

CPU:
2500k i5 (225$)

GPU:
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 (356$)

RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) (53$)

hdd:
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (150$)

PSU:
Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular (130$)

Optical Drive:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM (20$?)

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM (100$)

Total is 1270 USD shipped



I'm building the system with expansion in mind so I got a 2 PCI e slot and a hefty power supply. I would also like to cut down the cost to 1100$ but keeping a similar performing GPU. I'm also wondering if I would need some sort of aftermarket cooling for this current set up as I'm not really planning on OCing.

Any help would be appreciated :D 

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November 19, 2011 4:22:41 PM

I don't know if this is real or not, but it's worth giving a shot:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Seagate+-+Barracuda+1TB+Int...
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November 19, 2011 4:24:13 PM

That's awesome!!! I knew the HDD prices are currently retarded, but I was planning to get one off E-bay Lmao.
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November 19, 2011 4:27:18 PM

1000W is overkill even for SLI. Get 550-650W for single GPU or 850W If you plan to SLI

PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III PPCMK3S600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can get this value case with USB III in front panel

NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And finally get this 750GB HDD which is cheaper

HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721075DLE630 (0F13179) 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 19, 2011 4:41:51 PM

Case:
NZXT 210 source (50$)

Mobo:
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (125$)

CPU:
2500k i5 (225$)

GPU:
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 (356$)

RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) (53$)

hdd:
Seagate - Barracuda 1TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive (55$ ON BEST BUY)

PSU:
Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular (130$)

Optical Drive:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM (20$?)

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM (100$)

TOTAL SHIPPED: 1137$

Would I need to worry about aftermarket cooling with this spec? I'm not planning to OC. Also, should I wait for black friday to get the parts for some discounts?

And as for the 1k Power supply, I looked at some of the 850W modulars and the price difference is like 10$.
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November 19, 2011 4:55:13 PM

michxymi said:
1000W is overkill even for SLI. Get 550-650W for single GPU or 850W If you plan to SLI

PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III PPCMK3S600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can get this value case with USB III in front panel

NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted interior ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ Black Front Trim
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And finally get this 750GB HDD which is cheaper

HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721075DLE630 (0F13179) 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Since when was 55 larger than 110?
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November 19, 2011 4:57:53 PM

So uh...is the build good? o_o What do you think will my FPS avg will be on 1920x1080 21inch monitor for BF3?
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November 20, 2011 12:32:19 AM

Build is pretty good but your power supply is not. Do you plan to SLI?
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November 20, 2011 4:24:51 PM

Yes I do! :)  What seems to be the problem with it?
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November 20, 2011 4:32:13 PM

lnull said:
Yes I do! :)  What seems to be the problem with it?

It's a Rosewill PSU, it's not all that reliable. Go with something such as Seasonic, Corsair, or Antec. Also, 1000W is overkill even for SLI x2, it'll be perfect for 3 way SLI tho
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November 20, 2011 4:58:05 PM

So, what wattage am I looking at for a pair of 570's sli?
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November 20, 2011 6:57:18 PM

Oh Okay. Thanks!

One more thing though: You think I should wait for Black Friday to order my parts on Newegg for some possible deals?
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November 20, 2011 9:40:58 PM

lnull said:
Oh Okay. Thanks!

One more thing though: You think I should wait for Black Friday to order my parts on Newegg for some possible deals?

Not black friday, Cyber monday. Black friday is only for stores, Cyber monday is discounts online
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November 20, 2011 11:19:16 PM

Get a TX750.
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November 21, 2011 12:25:06 PM

I'm getting an TX750M. :p  Thanks though.
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November 22, 2011 12:17:58 AM

rule of thumb cpu and mobo should cost around same never cheap out !
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November 22, 2011 1:00:09 AM

Final Build:


COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 012-P3-1577-KR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD DoubleShot 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ...

CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ..

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

LG Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model UH12LS28 OEM LightScribe Support - OEM


It's about 1080$ + HDD. I'm trying to find a 1tb for under 100.
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December 1, 2011 11:32:08 PM

Best answer selected by lnull.
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