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May 6, 2012 3:20:36 AM

Looking for advice on my 1st build,
Not 100% sure on cooler and motherboard but trying to keep budget.
couple people have suggested that cooler so it must be good for its price!
Builds main use is for playing World of Warcraft (alot), SC2 and diablo 3 (hopefully on max settings and very smooth)
also the computer will be hooked up occasionly to my 55inch LED samsung HDTV smart tv so i can download and play HI definition movies as well as using my computer as a blu ray player through my tv (will run a monitor for gaming tho occasionly plan to game on my large tv when the missus aint home).
oh yea mid tower vs full tower?

Graphics: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Case: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
was also looking at coolmaster HAF range

CPU: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Memory: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Cooling: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Also looking at the corsair liquid cooling?

Power: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Optical Drive: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Harddrive: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
Was also looking at the seagate 1TB or 2TB

SSD: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Motherboard: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

$1900 total
Have not added monitor, operating system, mouse and keyboard yet.

also wondering if i should bother with sound card as well as a wireless adapter (current residence can only run off wireless internet)
or whether my motherboard will handle all that fine, if not which soundcard and wireless adapter would be suggested keeping in mind my budget and the fact i've not added in windows yet. =/

As for operating system, wondering what would be better for my uses, professional or premium?

Thanks for any1 and every1s help, and any suggestions or improvements would be much appreciated!
-Fiddsy
May 6, 2012 3:33:51 AM

Corsair 500R
Corsair HX 750
Corsair H100
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
G.SKILL Trident X Series 8GB
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB
EVGA GTX 680


This is the best build sorry to lazy to check prices
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May 6, 2012 4:02:36 AM

800w unnecessary 650w would do fine. Thats a pretty damn good solid first build. for the wifi adapter you could invest in a cheap 30$ adapter. As for OS neither, go for home user.

Don't like redeemers tho meh, except I can say if your going to overclock h100 provides a great cooling source.
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May 6, 2012 4:22:11 AM

Here's a few cost cutters.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $45.00
ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless N PCIe Adaptor
ASUS PCE-N15 IEEE 802.11 b/g/n PCI Express wireless network adapter with up to 300Mbps Wireless N data transfer rates, 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS security support.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $165.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard

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

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $105.00
CoolerMaster HAF 912 Advanced

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $59.00
G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB)

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $159.00
Patriot Pyro SE 120GB SSD

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... $105.00
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003
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May 6, 2012 7:45:41 AM

im still n00b so not 100% sure about overclocking but id like to look into it once i no a little more about it!
what about the corsair H60 or H80? The H100 will push my budget up another $100+ or so..
Suppose if i take some of those cheaper options for case and motherboard i may be able to afford it as well as asving a little on the SSD and Hard drive..
Is a sound card worth adding in as well?
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May 6, 2012 7:47:17 AM

if i do upgarde to the corsair H100, would the 850W do or would i need to boost it up to 1000W?
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May 6, 2012 7:52:29 AM

fiddsy said:
if i do upgarde to the corsair H100, would the 850W do or would i need to boost it up to 1000W?


Definetly NOT That would be outrageous power consumption. each fan only uses approx 4watts I think your good as is.
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May 6, 2012 7:54:57 AM

You could cut it to 750w and add a second 680 and still have headroom.
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May 6, 2012 7:58:06 AM

nice thanks,
if i do the cost cutters why_me suggested,
i can upgrade to the H100 and still have my budget come out roughly the same..
heh or maybe i just stretch my budget that extra 100-150 $
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May 6, 2012 8:02:04 AM

also as mentioned .. worth adding a sound card?
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May 6, 2012 8:09:20 AM

fiddsy said:
also as mentioned .. worth adding a sound card?

Try the on board sound first. Chances are you won't be purchasing a sound card afterwards.



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May 14, 2012 1:39:49 AM

Best answer selected by fiddsy.
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May 14, 2012 6:25:43 AM

why did you have to make 3 threads asking the same bloody question
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