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May 11, 2012 12:16:10 AM

Hello there!
I just want to see some of your opinions on my planned build as of now.

This build will be mostly used for gaming, encoding, and some video processing.
I also wanted to know if there could be some things that I can change to improve the overall build.

So here's the build:
Intel Core i5 3570k http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70541&vpn=BX80637I53570K&... $240
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO http://ncix.com/products/?sku=64385&vpn=RR-212E-20PK-R2... $35
Gigabyte Z77x-UD3H http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70263&vpn=GA-Z77X-UD3H&ma... $160
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1600MHZ 9-9-9-24) http://ncix.com/products/?sku=57078&vpn=CMZ8GX3M2A1600C... $55
Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69912&vpn=11200-00-20G&ma... $260
XFX 750W Pro Core Edition http://ncix.com/products/?sku=59617&vpn=P1750SNLB9&manu... $95 (Before Rebate)
Zalman Z11 Plus http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69199&vpn=Z11%20Plus&manu... $70
ASUS DVD Drive http://ncix.com/products/?sku=49597&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%20Bu... $18
WD Caviar Black 1TB http://ncix.com/products/?sku=50895&vpn=WD1002FAEX&manu... $100

Total Before Rebates: $1033
After Rebate: $1008

Thoughts?

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May 11, 2012 1:21:05 AM

Looks great. One possible switch would be to go to a coolermaster HAF 912 case. It is an awesome case for $59. Other than that, order now.
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May 11, 2012 1:43:21 AM

if possible find a microcenter near you just go on their website and search for closes one near you

if there is one near you/ driving distance get a i5 3570k over there. you would save quite a lot of money and with that extra money you can upgrade your 7850 to a 7870

change the ram to something with a smaller heat sink. i recommend g.skill ares/sniper series or ripjaws x
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May 11, 2012 5:23:56 AM

I'd also change the motherboard too,

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70902&vpn=Z77%20Extreme4&...

You have a processor that complies with PICe 3.0
You also have a GPU that complies with PCIe 3.0

Why not get a mobo that has PICe 3.0 spot :D 

Its cheaper and it has massive head room for upgrading. The perks this motherboard has is extraordinary I have it myself. You will not regret. Either than that your build is perfect :D .
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May 11, 2012 5:41:50 AM

I always feel like it's a shame to not put an SSD on a 1k$ + build.

You could go with a i5-2500k, cheaper RAM, and hold out on a HDD as prices are supposed to drop even more over the next 6-12 months (Chances are you wouldn't need the HDD before than anyways).

120-128GB SSDs are on sale every week in the 99$-119$ range.

Seems like a great build otherwise, just my opinion =D.
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May 12, 2012 1:25:31 AM

Roxas2030 said:
I'd also change the motherboard too,

http://ncix.com/products/?sku=70902&vpn=Z77%20Extreme4&...

You have a processor that complies with PICe 3.0
You also have a GPU that complies with PCIe 3.0

Why not get a mobo that has PICe 3.0 spot :D 

Its cheaper and it has massive head room for upgrading. The perks this motherboard has is extraordinary I have it myself. You will not regret. Either than that your build is perfect :D .


The Z77-UD3H does have native PCIe 3.0
I don't know what your point is there.

What are the advatages of the Extreme 4 over the z77-ud3h?
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May 12, 2012 7:43:40 PM

Crunchiie620 said:
The Z77-UD3H does have native PCIe 3.0
I don't know what your point is there.

What are the advatages of the Extreme 4 over the z77-ud3h?


$10 cheaper and it will look better with these DIMs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

try not to go for your ram as the heatsink is pretty big only time i would go with your ram is maybe if i have a watercooling heatsink or using stock fans
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