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May 14, 2012 2:42:51 AM

Hi All,

I'm a first time builder want to build an ivy bridge system. I've put together a build that meets my needs and I was hoping some of you experts out there could give me some feedback or advice about the build. Thanks very much!

Approximate Purchase Date: this week or next
Budget Range: 1000~1200
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/Photoshop/Movies/Streaming/Surfing
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS, HDD
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Micro Center, Newegg & Amazon
Country: USA
Parts Preferences: No
Overclocking: Probably
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in future
Monitor Resolution: 1080p
Additional Comments: I'd like it to be quiet if possible

My Build:
CPU: Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor $189.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard $114.99
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 $399.99
PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $49.99
Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 $149.99
SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU HS: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm $29.99
Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total cost for parts above is about $1200 without rebates & taxes. Any advice or comments are welcome. Thank you all very much!


Melvin

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May 14, 2012 2:56:26 AM

Looks good.
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May 14, 2012 2:57:34 AM

Well, everything seems to be in place, you did good choosing the GPU.
Only the SSD, haven't you considered a more reliable one? Like Samsung 830 or OCZ Vertex 4?
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May 14, 2012 3:22:48 AM

Yeah, before I was considering Radeon HD 7870, then I said to myself why not just throw another $50-60 make to HD 7950. Later find out with the price of 7950 I can get the new GTX670 that just come out, clearly better card compare to 7950 for same price. But it sucks that Newegg is out of stock on them. Want to see if I can grab one from them next week if they refill stock.
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May 24, 2012 2:25:55 AM

Got a $109.99 deal for samsung 830 128gb ssd, already ordered, wiat for the shipping.
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