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April 28, 2012 5:38:46 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: About a Month

Budget Range: Around $1200-1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Some movie and sound editing, gaming, surfing internet.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Country: US

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080



Case: NZXT Switch 810 CA-SW810-B1 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Storage: Seagate 750GB 7200rpm

CPU: i5 3570k

GPU: HD 7950 (Will most likely change to GTX 670/ti when it comes out)

ram: Corsair vengeance 8gb 1600mhz

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4

PSU: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design

Cooling: H100

So what do you guys think?

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April 28, 2012 5:50:04 PM

you selected top class components! i wouldn't touch them.
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April 28, 2012 5:54:03 PM

I'm still on the fence about Ivy - just wish Intel had done a better job with the internal die to the case heat transfer - Thermal paste - really??? I would go for a better psu from corsair or seasonic or....... The H100 is a large cooler - does it mount easily in the case you chose?
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April 28, 2012 6:01:18 PM

dish_moose said:
I'm still on the fence about Ivy - just wish Intel had done a better job with the internal die to the case heat transfer - Thermal paste - really??? I would go for a better psu from corsair or seasonic or....... The H100 is a large cooler - does it mount easily in the case you chose?


Well the PSU isn't the best but it's cheap, modular, has pretty good reviews.

Yes the H100 fits perfectly without any mods.
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April 28, 2012 7:32:36 PM

The GTX 670 doesn't come out until August.
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April 29, 2012 1:55:09 AM

Latest rumors say May 10th ^
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April 29, 2012 10:39:05 AM

You can find these parts on newegg also.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-Com... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Series-80PLUS-Performance-com... $89.99 & 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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $134.99
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX806237I53570K

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... $34.95 & 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-8GAO

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $99.99 & 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.amazon.com/Kingston-SSDNow-120GB-Solid-KW-S2... $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Kingston SSDNow V+200 120GB SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive KW-S2120-4B

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JLFVNO/ref=ox_sc_a... $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


Total: $1,234.87

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7870_Direct_... <----- review w/benchmarks of that Asus 7870

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... <----- a better look at that Asrock board

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <---- another look at that Corsair 400R
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