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May 1, 2012 3:57:22 PM

Hey there everyone,

So after months of research, I finally pulled the trigger on my build after I snagged a 3570k at Micro center for $190. I think I got some awesome deals on some of the parts, so I want to know your feedback, in case I should return anything. Still waiting to grab a GTX 680 though.

Case - CM Storm Trooper $150 @ newegg
PSU - CM Silent Pro Hybrid 850W 135 @ newegg after bundle and rebate
Mobo - Gigabyte Z77 UD5H 140 @ micro center after bundle w/ 3570k
CPU - 3570k 190 @ micro center
RAM - 8GB Corair Vengeance 45 @ newegg after promo
HDD - 1TB Samsung F3 90 @ newegg after promo
SSD - 120GB OCZ Agility 3 120 @ newegg after rebate (just saw it for $85 after rebate today)
Heatsink - Hyper 212+ 20 @ newegg after rebate
DVD - LG 22x 17
Total 907 before GTX 680

Total w/ GTX 680 $1407

This is way under my initial budget of $2000. Best deal by far was the Micro Center 3570k and Gigabyte Z77 UD5H for $340. I purchased a cheap Acer 22inch monitor for $109, but this won't be my primary monitor. I am waiting to purchase an HP ZR2740w when I get the GTX 680.

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May 1, 2012 4:23:43 PM

Oh yes, I am also not sure if I want the HP ZR2740w. Thinking about maybe just the 24 inch HP or 24in Dell Ultrasharp.
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May 1, 2012 4:47:16 PM

Why not just get a 690? It seems like a great card and will fit in your budget :)  The build looks fine!
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May 1, 2012 4:47:43 PM

As for the screen, Asus screens are very good, and I highly recommend them!
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May 1, 2012 5:34:53 PM

superstew24 said:
Hey there everyone,

So after months of research, I finally pulled the trigger on my build after I snagged a 3570k at Micro center for $190. I think I got some awesome deals on some of the parts, so I want to know your feedback, in case I should return anything. Still waiting to grab a GTX 680 though.

Case - CM Storm Trooper $150 @ newegg
PSU - CM Silent Pro Hybrid 850W 135 @ newegg after bundle and rebate
Mobo - Gigabyte Z77 UD5H 140 @ micro center after bundle w/ 3570k
CPU - 3570k 190 @ micro center
RAM - 8GB Corair Vengeance 45 @ newegg after promo
HDD - 1TB Samsung F3 90 @ newegg after promo
SSD - 120GB OCZ Agility 3 120 @ newegg after rebate (just saw it for $85 after rebate today)
Heatsink - Hyper 212+ 20 @ newegg after rebate
DVD - LG 22x 17
Total 907 before GTX 680

Total w/ GTX 680 $1407

This is way under my initial budget of $2000. Best deal by far was the Micro Center 3570k and Gigabyte Z77 UD5H for $340. I purchased a cheap Acer 22inch monitor for $109, but this won't be my primary monitor. I am waiting to purchase an HP ZR2740w when I get the GTX 680.


great build just a suggestion-
you will hear a lotta crap about coolermaster power supplies,i know most of them are junk but silent pro series is an exception.the one you selected is a grea unit,will take care of your 680 SLi+overclocking without breaking a sweat.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/cooler-master-silent-pro-...
OCZ has the highest failure rates in SSDs,i old suggest crucial,samsnung,mushkin,kingston,intel SSDs if you want performance+ reliability.hyper 212+ is a good cooler but IB is a bad overclocker,better go with a more powerful cooler like CM 612 PWM,it's a great cooler for it's price-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
againgreat build and will max out any games at 1080p maintaining smooth framerates.
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May 1, 2012 5:59:20 PM

Thanks, I'm really proud of the overall price of the build. I'm glad I waited for Ivy Bridge not only for the slight performance increase but just for the discounted price. I didn't plan on the getting the Coolermaster but they had a bundle deal so I took it. That's the thing about building all at once with newegg, you might have a plan for the perfect build but you'll find some last minute opportunities that changes the price/performance ratios. I know that the Hyper 212+ won't get me the best overclocks with Ivy Bridge (been reading about 4.4 Ghz average) but I wanted to liquid cool at a later date, so this was only $20 for a decent solution right now. I will only be gaming so extreme overclocking my CPU won't help that much right now. As for the SSD, do you really think I should just return it right away?
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May 1, 2012 6:05:52 PM

^for cooling,that's a clever idea and for SSD,most likely yes!
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May 1, 2012 6:24:40 PM

I highly recommend Ultrasharp. The U2312HM has a very low input lag of 10ms compared to other monitors, which helps A LOT in games.
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May 1, 2012 6:40:18 PM

Im leaning towards the Dell Ultrasharp U2410. I'm waiting for the GPU anyway so thought I should just keep an eye out on any deals or sales.
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May 1, 2012 6:43:11 PM

The U2410 has more than 16ms input lag, 6ms more than the U2312HM or even the U2412M. After 16ms, you can start seeing the lag.
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May 1, 2012 7:10:57 PM

It's description says it is 6ms.
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