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May 20, 2012 10:51:17 AM

Would the following specs qualify for a decent build?

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i5 3570k 3.4Ghz LGA 1155 Processor
AsRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Z77 ATX Intel Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance Series 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3-1600
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 7,200RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s Hard Drive
Samsung 830 Series 128GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" SSD
PNY XLR8 Liquid Cooled GeForce GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0
Samsung 22x DVD+RW Burner with Dual Layer Support
Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800W
Corsair Hydro Series H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Windows 7 Ultimate 64x Bit
Corsair Obsidian 650D Mid Tower ATX Computer Case


It's my first build.
Would you have built something like this?
If not, what would you have changed?

My room during the summer has a green-house effect to it hence the liquid coolings i decided to go for instead of a higher end graphic card, etc. Air condition people just can't seem to fix the piping issue that gives me a less than 50% of the A/C ...

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May 20, 2012 11:14:18 AM

If having a hot room is a concern for you, ivy bridge CPU is outta the question. Stick to 2500k and get a z68 mobo (less money for the same features).

The gtx 580 has been rendered obsolete with the release of the gtx 670. They will be back in stock soon.

16gb of ram is double overkill, nothing will ever use close to 8gb (unless you run professional editiing programs).

800w power supply is massive overkill for a gtx 670, its even overkill for 2 670's. If you plan on SLI down the road i suggest this PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Much less money than the one you included, longer warranty.

If you never plan on doing SLI, a quality 500w unit will be more than enough power.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The corsair H-100 is a waste of money in my opinion, you can get similar results with a 30 dollar air cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Everything else looks good, solid choice on the case its one of my favorites.


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May 20, 2012 3:23:18 PM

i was planning on upgrading to an i7 later on .. 16gb is just overkill? i was looking at videos on youtube and most were going for the 8gb.. so i guess..
most were purchased through micro center which i can exchange easily as its only few blocks away.
the ram... was purchased off newegg.
ill just save the other 2 sticks since its 4x4gb and use them some other time.

so get the 2500k and z68? but doesnt the 2500k not have a PCI3.0 thing? also, the i5 3570k and Z77 were in a bundle so the i5 was 189.99 and the Z77 was 89.99

so the 800watt was unnecessary? 500watt should be fine for that liquid cooled gtx 580?

i just got the 580 cuz it was liquid cooled.. instead of a 670 or 680. micro center has 680s.

i was planning on doing a SLI later on like next year when i make more money again...
would it be just better to do 500w for a year until i decide to SLI and just purchase a new PSU?
dont kno much about PSUs.. if its 800w, and my build doesnt need that much, does it still suck up all that electricity from my wall?

so dont do CPU liquid cooling? just go for the 30 dollar cheaper air cooler?
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May 20, 2012 3:57:16 PM

They do make window unit a/c's for less than $100.
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May 20, 2012 4:01:28 PM

thanks sherlock.
obviously theres reasons why i havent bought one to install in my window.
all i have to cool myself down is a fan that blows hot air once it gets into the midday.
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