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May 25, 2012 7:16:31 AM

Howdy everyone. With the help of the community I think I have priced out a very decent gaming rig. I'm just looking to confirm that there shouldn't be any issues with compatibility between all of the components. Also, if anyone sees any obvious places to trim costs, please let me know.

Here's my parts list:

CPU: Intel i5-3570K Ivy Bridge - $239.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 - $134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7850 2GB - $259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W - $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM - $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower - $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor - $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - $33.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Miscellaneous Items (Windows 7 OEM, Thermal Paste, Cheapo DVD Burner) - $125.97




Total Cost: $1379.88

Thoughts?

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May 25, 2012 7:26:38 AM

Check the Hard Drive, youv got the 32mb Cache version listed when the 64mb is the same price. Tiny details.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I notice a lack of SSD...
I would suggest getting one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Go bigger if you want.

RAM isnt low profile, may get caught under the Hyper 212 EVO.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You dont need thermal paste as it comes with the EVO (I'l admit, im not sure).

Good luck with the build.

EDIT:
Oh yea, the question.
That should all be compatible and fit together (if you get Low Profile RAM).
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May 25, 2012 6:00:06 PM

JOJOBASS said:
Howdy everyone. With the help of the community I think I have priced out a very decent gaming rig. I'm just looking to confirm that there shouldn't be any issues with compatibility between all of the components. Also, if anyone sees any obvious places to trim costs, please let me know.

Here's my parts list:

CPU: Intel i5-3570K Ivy Bridge - $239.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 - $134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7850 2GB - $259.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W - $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM - $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower - $99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS VS Series VS238H-P Black 23" 2ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor - $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - $33.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Miscellaneous Items (Windows 7 OEM, Thermal Paste, Cheapo DVD Burner) - $125.97

Total Cost: $1379.88

Thoughts?

Like the other poster pointed out you want the updated 64mb cache version of that h/d. Also the Antec 900 isn't known for good cable management. The CM EVO comes with a small tube of TX-4 so you can scratch the thermal paste off your list.

Here's a build that puts you in a SSD.


http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-Comp... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW

http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <----- another look at that case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $149.98 save: $15.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING 10% off w/ promo code CorsairPSU10, ends 5/30
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $264.98 save: $20.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $324.98 save: $15.00
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $33.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-B... $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $259.99
GIGABYTE GV-R785OC-2GD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/gigabyte_hd7850_oc... <----- review of that Gigabyte 7850 w/benchmarks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.amazon.com/VS228H-P-21-5-Inch-Full-HD-Monito... $129.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS VS228H-P 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor (Black) | LED Backlit with 50,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio; Full 1080P with HDMI

Total: $1,381.88 *not including shipping, rebates, and promo codes
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May 25, 2012 6:04:55 PM

You don't need a 750w PSU, 650w should be fine.
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May 26, 2012 6:43:46 AM

jsrudd said:
You don't need a 750w PSU, 650w should be fine.


the 750 is actually less $ than the 650 in the combo deal. the 750 also allows the OP the option of CF later on with plenty of headroom for overclocking.

Good Build Why_Me +1
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