What do you think of my new build

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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  1. 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.
  2. Why not just get a 690? It seems like a great card and will fit in your budget :) The build looks fine!
  3. As for the screen, Asus screens are very good, and I highly recommend them!
  4. 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-hybrid-850-watt-psu-review/
    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=N82E16835103106&Tpk=612
    againgreat build and will max out any games at 1080p maintaining smooth framerates.
  5. 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?
  6. ^for cooling,that's a clever idea and for SSD,most likely yes!
  7. I highly recommend Ultrasharp. The U2312HM has a very low input lag of 10ms compared to other monitors, which helps A LOT in games.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. It's description says it is 6ms.
  11. U2410 has 6ms response time-
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/holiday-gift-hardware-computer,3092-3.html
    Quote:
    the U2410’s 6 ms refresh time may strike some gamers as merely adequate, but for those who demand precision, the U2410 delivers.
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