Final Build Review

Take a look and review this build. Will order soon, Im ordering off amazon also.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279&Tpk=asrock%20pro3%20gen%203

Gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171053

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104246

ODD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

HDD: (I already have this salvaged from an external hard drive it is a 1tb barracuda 7200rpm 3gb/s)

Aftermarket heat sink:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Review for me tell me what you think.
I do plan to overclock but i need to do more research because I don't know how far i can go with it.

Also this the subtotal: $901.86 after shipping
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  1. This RAM is lower voltage and lower latency: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226295

    And this PSU is higher quality and $10 less:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021&Tpk=corsair%20tx%20750

    Everything else looks pretty good. Have you considered waiting for the Ivy Bridge i5 3570K? Should be available April 29th.
  2. the biggest dif you could make would be to pick up a "cache" ssd.....


    really....big mistake not getting one

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233260

    and i second the mushkin ram...
  3. badtaylorx said:
    the biggest dif you could make would be to pick up a "cache" ssd.....


    really....big mistake not getting one

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233260

    and i second the mushkin ram...


    That's too small, might as well get a 64 or 128 to boot windows off of.
  4. mortonww said:
    This RAM is lower voltage and lower latency: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226295

    And this PSU is higher quality and $10 less:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021&Tpk=corsair%20tx%20750

    Everything else looks pretty good. Have you considered waiting for the Ivy Bridge i5 3570K? Should be available April 29th.


    I am actually buying off amazon so this is the price
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035WTD2Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER
  5. gary1 said:


    Diffrence between evo and plus?
    Im trying to get this as cheap as possible im already on the line of 900$ budget
  6. gary1 said:


    Alright im going with that PSU because its 5$ more and corsair is more quality

    Is an SSD forr booting windows really worth just a faster boot speed..?
  7. Most Corsairs are good quality. XFX and Seasonic are the only PSU brands that are always good quality.
  8. "That's too small, might as well get a 64 or 128 to boot windows off of."--gary1


    waaaayyyyyy toooooo big gary1.....

    the z68 chipset uses small 30-64gb ssd to "cache" data for a hdd.....

    now this is not as fast as an ssd setup...

    but it is MUCH faster than a hdd setup...(even a 4 drive raid 0)

    here are a cppl articls on z68 ssd cacheing

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z68-express-lucidlogix-virtu-ssd-caching,2888-2.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-z68-express-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching,2938-6.html

    to answer your question about just boot time z,

    an SSD will improve EVERY single aspect of your pc experience---boot times, game load times, sleep times, wake up times, shut down times, program install times, update times.....really i mean everything!!!


    oh...btw weather you go with corsair or xfx doesnt really matter.....they're both made by seasonic!!!
  9. badtaylorx said:
    "That's too small, might as well get a 64 or 128 to boot windows off of."--gary1


    waaaayyyyyy toooooo big gary1.....

    the z68 chipset uses small 30-64gb ssd to "cache" data for a hdd.....

    now this is not as fast as an ssd setup...

    but it is MUCH faster than a hdd setup...(even a 4 drive raid 0)

    here are a cppl articls on z68 ssd cacheing

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z68-express-lucidlogix-virtu-ssd-caching,2888-2.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-z68-express-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching,2938-6.html

    to answer your question about just boot time z,

    an SSD will improve EVERY single aspect of your pc experience---boot times, game load times, sleep times, wake up times, shut down times, program install times, update times.....really i mean everything!!!

    oh...btw weather you go with corsair or xfx doesnt really matter.....they're both made by seasonic!!!


    So man how big of an ssd should i get? and could you possibly find a cheap one on amazon?
  10. the ssd is worth it to the point where id say if you dont think you can swing it.....id cut my gpu down to a 2gb 560Ti just to afford the ssd.....its that important nowadays!!!


    the mushkin 60gb is the way id go....crucial would be second......i own both

    the 60gb is basically the most that IRST can use as a cache anyway.....that'll handle all your programs and windows.....just make sure you read up on ssd cacheing before you install windows!!!


    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005INAEMI/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

    cheaper on newegg tho with free shiping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226246

    just do yourself a favor and dont get an OCZ nomatter how cheap
  11. badtaylorx said:
    the ssd is worth it to the point where id say if you dont think you can swing it.....id cut my gpu down to a 2gb 560Ti just to afford the ssd.....its that important nowadays!!!


    the mushkin 60gb is the way id go....crucial would be second......i own both

    the 60gb is basically the most that IRST can use as a cache anyway.....that'll handle all your programs and windows.....just make sure you read up on ssd cacheing before you install windows!!!


    http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B005INAEMI/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

    cheaper on newegg tho with free shiping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226246

    just do yourself a favor and dont get an OCZ nomatter how cheap



    Well im gonna buy all my parts this month in like a week and then next month ill buy an ssd when i get my paycheck
  12. badtaylorx said:
    "That's too small, might as well get a 64 or 128 to boot windows off of."--gary1


    waaaayyyyyy toooooo big gary1.....

    the z68 chipset uses small 30-64gb ssd to "cache" data for a hdd.....

    now this is not as fast as an ssd setup...

    but it is MUCH faster than a hdd setup...(even a 4 drive raid 0)

    here are a cppl articls on z68 ssd cacheing

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z68-express-lucidlogix-virtu-ssd-caching,2888-2.html

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-z68-express-smart-response-technology-ssd-caching,2938-6.html

    to answer your question about just boot time z,

    an SSD will improve EVERY single aspect of your pc experience---boot times, game load times, sleep times, wake up times, shut down times, program install times, update times.....really i mean everything!!!


    oh...btw weather you go with corsair or xfx doesnt really matter.....they're both made by seasonic!!!


    Sorry, I don't know what I was reading. Yeah, that's enough for caching. For one to boot OS off of, you need a bigger one though.
  13. Get the hyper 212 evo like others have said, and possibly wait for ivy bridge which should be out this month.
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