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May 2, 2012 4:18:37 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 1000-1200$ USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Browsing web, gaming, movies, general pc work

Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tigerdirect, or another reliable US site

Country: US

Parts Preferences: doesnt matter, would prefer 22-23" monitor tho

Overclocking: Yes a little

SLI or Crossfire: in the future yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Hey, first time builder here and I have been doing research for about a month now to pick some decent parts for this build. Please let me know what you think and I welcome all advice no matter what you say. Thank you for the help.


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CPU: i5-3570k --- I am set on buying this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: Asus Radeon HD 7850 --- I have this already but if any of the other 7850 are better I can return it.

MOBO: Asrock Extreme 4 --- I really like this board and I see that it allows me to crossfire in the future.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Rosewill R5 --- New case has me wanting it so bad, but I will accept any recommendations here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB --- not sure here, I have no clue what to get.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER: Hyper 212 + --- seems good and cheap, will accept recommendations
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600 mhz --- Would like suggestions here for this price range.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W --- Combo with the R5 case with a nice discount and its modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD: ASUS 24X DVD Burner --- on sale
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: AOC e2251Swdn 22" --- Need suggestions here for a decent monitor around the 100-140 price
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Cost: roughly 1060, willing to go a little higher.


So this is the build I am contemplating buying this week. I have done a little research and this is what I have came up with. Some things can be based on combos or deals could change it but I would like opinions on this build. Let me know any problems or bottlenecks you might see. Thank you

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May 2, 2012 4:38:39 AM

Everything is fine, except if you're going to overclock (which you should), you should get 2500k instead of the ivy bridge. Ivy Bridge is slightly better at stock, but overclocks less well. Ivy Bridge is basically not that good an upgrade for desktop computer. The huge upgrade is on the integrated graphics... so you could save on that, either add an SSD or get two hard drives and put them in RAID 0, or return your GPU and get a better one like 7870, or even 7950.
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May 2, 2012 5:17:21 AM

Everything looks great. You did a good job.

1 thing. Hard Drive.. Go with this one, has a much lower failure rate, and should be faster then the Caviar Blue. This are on Caviar Black level speed. I have 2x 1tb spinpoints, for over a year now , and they are great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 2, 2012 5:24:46 AM

3570K for sure if only doing a small overclock (4.2 or so with that Evo). If you live near a microcenter, they have a $100 off combo with that cpu and an asrock extreme4.
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May 2, 2012 5:52:19 AM

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.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <----- another look at that case

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/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $374.98
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... <----- another look at that board

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/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

http://www.amazon.com/ML228H-22-Inch-Ultra-Slim-Widescr... $149.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... <----- that same monitor @ newegg

Total: $967.87 *not including shipping and rebates
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May 2, 2012 5:52:37 AM

ismaeljrp said:
Everything looks great. You did a good job.

1 thing. Hard Drive.. Go with this one, has a much lower failure rate, and should be faster then the Caviar Blue. This are on Caviar Black level speed. I have 2x 1tb spinpoints, for over a year now , and they are great.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Ill take a look at that harddrive, I really do not know that much regarding them but I see yours is only a sata 3 gb/s. Does that matter?



Also does anyone have any comments regarding the rosewill R5 case. I have not seen a single review or comment about it since release.

I also think I am going to go with this monitor now...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


To the cooler comment, does it really change that much between the 2 coolers???
I will be looking to buy an SSD later hopefully once they drop in price some and I know nothing about the raid 0 stuff you are talking about.
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May 2, 2012 4:41:54 PM

So i just decided to buy a new keyboard and mouse to, any recommendations?
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May 2, 2012 5:02:00 PM

drok522 said:
So i just decided to buy a new keyboard and mouse to, any recommendations?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002RRLQIO/ref=ox_sc_a... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-JQD-00001-SideWinder-X4... $45.48 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002J9GDXI/ref=ox_sc_a... $57.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Logitech G500 Programmable Gaming Mouse
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