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April 7, 2012 5:53:57 AM

After exaustive research and stuff, I found what appears to be the perfect cart.

Will be used ONLYfor gaming on MAXsettings. Games will be BF3 and Saints Row TT(mostly)

Im gonna OC to 4.1 Ghz

This is only like $1500-$1600, my budget is $1800

I already have a mouse, keyboard, and speakers.

CM HAF 932 Advanced
HITACHI 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Dell UltraSharp Black 21.5" 8ms Widescreen LCD IPS Panel Monitor with LED
EVGA GTX 570
ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA
Corsair TX750 V2 &50w pSU
Corsair 8 gb 1600 RAM
i7-2700k
Corsair H60(I gotta lotta Corsair stuff)

Any Thoughts?

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April 7, 2012 5:58:53 AM

Is that monitor a U2212HM?
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April 7, 2012 6:24:52 AM

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i7-2700k
Corsair H60(I gotta lotta Corsair stuff)


I'd ditch both of these - if gaming is your primary focus you don't need the 2700K. Go with the i5-2500K and invest that difference in your GPU - I can't stress enough the importance of having a good GPU. It can often make or break the performance of a build especially if you're running at 1080p or more.

As far as the RAM and cooler - I'm not a fan of liquid cooling by any means - a closed block like an H100 or an H80 is somewhat safer than a full-out custom loop but it's too much risk for not a lot of payoff. For cooler if you're gonna go with a solid air block go with something like a Noctua D14 or the NH-U9B - that will be way safer than an H60 will.

If you wanted to get some good Corsair products - invest in one of their cases - I own the Graphite 600T and it's great, and I will usually recommend the Carbide 400R and 500R without question.

Hitachi HDs are terrible - you should look at getting something from Western Digital or Seagate.

If you're gonna pay for 570TI - if you take my advice you'll be able to upgrade to a 680 or a 7950, again I cannot stress enough the importance of the GPU - after the PSU it's the most important part of any build.
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April 7, 2012 7:13:01 AM

Can do much better for the money. Go for i5 2500k + GTX680 (if you can find one). Check the $1500 build on my sig.
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April 7, 2012 7:52:14 AM

Ivy Bridge is due out April 29th.

http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Proce... <----- Here's a price run down of the Ivy Bridge cpu's in $USD

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPa... <----- Z77 boards already for sale in Australia. In the past few years the Aussies have been getting the goodies a month ahead of the US and Canada including Sandy Bridge and the 1155 boards. The Aussies have already pulled some of the 1155 Cougar Point boards (H61/H67/P67/Z68) from their site. In fact a lot of those boards are no longer for sale on that site compared to last month.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5166/ivy-bridge-overview <----- Line-up of Ivy Bridge desktop cpu's to date.

Z77/Z75 motherboards (Panther Point chipset w/native USB 3.0) and PCI-E 3.0

http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/overview.html <----- Quick and brief rundown of Ivy Bridge, PCI-E 3.0 cards and the new gen boards.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <---- Asrocks Z77 and Z75 boards to date. They all get released with Ivy Bridge.

http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/Inte... <---- Asus Z77 board lineup to date.

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/list.aspx?s=42&jid=2&p=... <----- Gigabyte Z77 board lineup to date.

http://us.msi.com/product/mb/#/?sk=Socket%201155%20(Intel%20i3/i5/i7) <----- MSI Z77 board lineup to date.


http://www.anandtech.com/show/5626/ivy-bridge-preview-c... <---- Ivy Bridge cpu review with benchmarks




http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-... $118.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Series-80PLUS-Performance-com... $96.87 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... $160 +/- $15 is a close guess imo
ASRock Z77 Extreme4

http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Proce... $225
Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3570K 3.4GHz

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... $34.64 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern... $19.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $109.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/HD7870-DC2-2GD5-DisplayPort-Utili... $349.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon 2GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort GPU Tweak Utilities PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card HD7870-DC2-2GD5

or...

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph... $349.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHZ 2 GB DDR5 HDMI/DVI-I/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 11199-00-20G

Total: $1,125.44 *not including motherboard


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004J6BIJ8/ref=ox_sc_a... $154.53 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
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April 7, 2012 4:18:22 PM

azeem40 said:
Is that monitor a U2212HM?


Yes
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April 7, 2012 4:20:17 PM

Best answer selected by benjamincakir.
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April 7, 2012 4:21:52 PM

Of course, now i must deal with the problem of finding a 680. (there all out of stock on Newegg)
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