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May 19, 2012 2:20:22 PM

Hi guys,

im planning on building a new gaming PC in a week or two, parts are listed below,

Mobo Asrock Z77 Pro3
RAM G.Skill Ripjaws X 4Gx2 DDR3 1600
GPU Sapphire Radeon HD 7870
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K
HSF Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
HDD WD Caviar Black 1TB
Case Coolermaster HAF 912 Advanced
PSU Antec HCG 520
Monitor LG E2251T-BN

any thoughts? could i go for caviar blue or seagate 7200.14 to save $30? would the psu be enough?

any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks :) 

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May 19, 2012 11:26:38 PM

sorry about that,

i will be getting the new build in a week or two, budget is around $1200, i do plan on overclocking both my cpu and gpu but no sli/cf, see new list below:

Asrock Z77 Pro3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

G.Skill 4Gx2 DDR3 1600
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Sapphire Radeon HD 7870
i plan to oc this a bit
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Intel Core i5-3570K
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
i plan on oc the cpu to 4ghz+ using the cooler

WD Caviar Black 1TB
should i go for blue or seagate 7200.14 to save some money?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

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

Antec HCG 520
will this psu be enough?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

LG E2251T-BN monitor
will buy this at local store

any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks :) 
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May 19, 2012 11:33:53 PM

YzGHOSTjC said:
sorry about that,

i will be getting the new build in a week or two, budget is around $1200, i do plan on overclocking both my cpu and gpu but no sli/cf, see new list below:

Asrock Z77 Pro3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

G.Skill 4Gx2 DDR3 1600
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Sapphire Radeon HD 7870
i plan to oc this a bit
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Intel Core i5-3570K
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
i plan on oc the cpu to 4ghz+ using the cooler

WD Caviar Black 1TB
should i go for blue or seagate 7200.14 to save some money?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

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

Antec HCG 520
will this psu be enough?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

LG E2251T-BN monitor
will buy this at local store

any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks :) 



its a nice build i can probably tweak some stuff around to make it cost less but i need to know if USA, CA, etc
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May 19, 2012 11:45:02 PM

thanks, i live in Australia and i will be buying from my local store, prices are almost identical on the sites i posted.

according to my comparison, cases and PSUs are generally more expensive here and high end GPUs are also more expensive
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May 20, 2012 12:01:59 AM

not much i can do for the MOBO it is really nice reason why its not as popular is because it doesn't let people have the SLI/CF option since it has only 1x3.0 slot

the Case you put up there has a lot of space and a nice cooling solution with the fans inside you can make it cheaper but that is if you desperate to save money

i would go for Seagate to save some extra
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
what i am trying to do is actually add an SSD inside for boot up

everything is fine 500 watts is enough for a no sli/cf config

if anything add an SSD for faster boot but that is just optional 2
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May 20, 2012 12:40:10 AM

thanks for the advices.

I was considering buying Seagate but i heard people saying their new 7200.14 drives have higher noise than previous generation, how is caviar blue?

I will consider buying a SSD for boot drive and for several programs
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May 20, 2012 3:28:04 AM

either one works really if you are getting a SSD you might as well go a bit cheaper on the HDD since loading will mostly be from SSD

if you want less noise for more money you can that is all you

SSD the least i GB i would say is 60-64 GB just for boot up

if you want apps inside i would say 120-128GB SSD a bit more pricey though
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May 20, 2012 7:45:55 AM

thanks for the help, i have decided to go for a caviar blue and a SSD.

I'm looking at intel 520, crucial m4 and ozc vertex 4, any suggestions?

one followed up question, would SRT be a better option?
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May 20, 2012 8:00:20 AM

YzGHOSTjC said:
sorry about that,

i will be getting the new build in a week or two, budget is around $1200, i do plan on overclocking both my cpu and gpu but no sli/cf, see new list below:

Asrock Z77 Pro3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

G.Skill 4Gx2 DDR3 1600
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Sapphire Radeon HD 7870
i plan to oc this a bit
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Intel Core i5-3570K
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
i plan on oc the cpu to 4ghz+ using the cooler

WD Caviar Black 1TB
should i go for blue or seagate 7200.14 to save some money?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

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

Antec HCG 520
will this psu be enough?
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

LG E2251T-BN monitor
will buy this at local store

any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks :) 

Nice build m8. Everything looks good.
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May 20, 2012 10:24:49 PM

Why_Me said:
Nice build m8. Everything looks good.


good to know :) 
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May 21, 2012 1:35:50 AM

YzGHOSTjC said:
thanks for the help, i have decided to go for a caviar blue and a SSD.

I'm looking at intel 520, crucial m4 and ozc vertex 4, any suggestions?

one followed up question, would SRT be a better option?



m4 is very reliable you just have to upgrade its firmware to get better performance

intel 520 has very very good speed and reliability but it is very pricey compared to m4

ozc 4 is the newest, i am not very familiar with their new Indilinx driver but right now it is very cheap, cheaper than m4 currently
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