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March 13, 2012 5:21:42 AM

My updated specs, thanks to the great suggestions I received.

I added a 64GB SSD, & picked a much better case. The only other suggestion was "16GB of RAM is overkill", but I am hellbent on 16 GB & it's dirt cheap nowadays.

I'm ready to hit the "Buy" button, any last minute thoughts/suggestions on my updated rig?


1 x ($334.99) EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$334.99

1 x ($219.99) Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
$219.99

1 x ($139.99) Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM
$139.99

1 x ($119.99) ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$119.99

1 x ($104.99) Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$104.99

1 x ($98.99) CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B
$98.99

1 x ($93.99) Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$93.99

1 x ($34.99) COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
$34.99

1 x ($22.99) LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
$22.99

1 x ($109.99) LIAN LI Lancool PC-K63 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$109.99


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March 13, 2012 5:44:54 AM

Well, since you're dead set on 16GB RAM, I won't suggest going for less :lol: 

Consider Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Apply like this:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/images/articles/Best_Therma...

The other thing I might suggest, not because the SSD you chose is bad, but because the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB is on special for 139$ :D 

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59354&vpn=VTX3-25SAT3-...

All in all, nice build! :p 

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March 13, 2012 5:47:28 AM
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I would get MASSCOOL Thermal Paste instead.

Here is why:
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TIM - Ya read the AS5 site ?

http://www.arcticsilver.com/as5.htm

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Due to the unique shape and sizes of the particles in Arctic Silver 5's conductive matrix, it will take a up to 200 hours and several thermal cycles to achieve maximum particle to particle thermal conduction and for the heatsink to CPU interface to reach maximum conductivity.


http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

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So by my estimation of this statement it would take almost a year of normal use to properly cure the AS5 compound, or almost nine days of continuous power cycles to meet their recommendation. Benchmark Reviews feels that this is a characteristically unreasonable requirement for any TIM product, and we do not support it. We want products that perform without the burden of sacrifice on our time, especially with some many competing products offering performance without this extra requirement.


Shin Etsu is less than half the price, has same thermal performance as AS5 and has no curing issues.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

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Arctic Silver 5 Polysynthetic Thermal Compound (4) Polysynthetic Silver Low / Thin 37.55°C A+
Shin-Etsu MicroSi G751 (0) Aluminum Oxide Moderate 37.55°C A+

(0) No Curing Time or Special Application Suggested
(4) Arctic Silver 5 Application Instructions (up to 200-hours recommended curing time)


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 13, 2012 7:05:43 AM

justsumguy_22 said:
My updated specs, thanks to the great suggestions I received.

I added a 64GB SSD, & picked a much better case. The only other suggestion was "16GB of RAM is overkill", but I am hellbent on 16 GB & it's dirt cheap nowadays.

I'm ready to hit the "Buy" button, any last minute thoughts/suggestions on my updated rig?


1 x ($334.99) EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$334.99

1 x ($219.99) Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
$219.99

1 x ($139.99) Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM
$139.99

1 x ($119.99) ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$119.99

1 x ($104.99) Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$104.99

1 x ($98.99) CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B
$98.99

1 x ($93.99) Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$93.99

1 x ($34.99) COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
$34.99

1 x ($22.99) LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS424-98 LightScribe Support
$22.99

1 x ($109.99) LIAN LI Lancool PC-K63 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$109.99




Excellent choice.only suggestion is to wait for 7870.it's faster,cooler,less power hungry and over all better than 570.overclocks like a dream. :sol: 
March 13, 2012 7:19:46 AM

It in CF also decimates the 7970 big time and uses only a bit more power.
March 23, 2012 1:22:18 AM

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