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May 27, 2012 5:29:49 PM

System Usage (Most important to least): School work, gaming, movies, music
Parts not required: Monitor, keyboard, speakers, mouse
Preferred website: newegg.com
Country: United States
Overclocking: Most definitely
Sli: In the future yes
Monitor resolution: 1920 x 1080

Parts I already have:
MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 $134.99
GRAPHICS CARD: EVGA GTX 670 $419.99
CPU: i5 2500K $219.99
CASE: (Please help me with choosing a case)
RAM: 2 x 4 G-Skill $46.99
HARD DRIVE: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500 gigs (Please help me with choosing a hard-drive too if you can) $74.99
DVD-BURNER: LG $17.99
MIC: Siberia V2 $77.99
OS: Windows 7 $99.99
CPU COOLER: Hyper 212 EVO $33.99
THERMAL PASTE: Arctic Silver 5 $11.99
EXTRAS: BATTLEFIELD 3 $59.99

TOTAL (Before Rebates): $1198.89

EXTRA COMMENTS: I would appreciate any help concerning my choice of case and hard-drive. Try to stay in the budget I have mentioned in the title. Going a little over is fine. If you see anything else wrong with any of the choices I have made you can comment on that. I hope I have not missed anything in my list. Any help would be appreciated.

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May 27, 2012 5:38:50 PM

Any size is good. I want it to have enough space for two gtx 670's. I want it to have good airflow. Dont care about watercooling, I don't like the idea of having water in my computer. These are good suggestions and I appreciate them :) .
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May 27, 2012 5:51:24 PM

Any other suggestions? I'd like a good list of cases to choose from.
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May 27, 2012 6:05:36 PM

I looked back on my list and realized I forgot one of the most important components of a computer, the power supply. I think 600W is sufficient for this build. Additional help with a decent power supply that can handle sli gtx 670 would be appreciated in addition to my dilemma of choosing a case.
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May 27, 2012 10:49:35 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

All of these are good full tower cases that will provide amazing airflow and definitely will have room for 2 gtx 670s, just comes down to your preference / what you'd like to pay. Also I'm sure 600 watts should be enough, something like this is perfect : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... , going cheap on a psu could backfire in the future and wind up destroying your build. My advice is go with the nzxt switch 810, lots of space, good airflow, good build quality and it's 15% off during may.
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May 27, 2012 11:22:43 PM

Drop the thermal paste. The Hyper 212 EVO comes with a tube of MX-4.
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May 27, 2012 11:49:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.90 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Apollo Black NP ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1232.79
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-27 19:48 EDT-0400) Who ever said 600watt is good enough for sli 670 is crazy you need 750watt to provide decent overclocking and breathing room and enough power for two 670 get 750watt good PSU
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May 28, 2012 12:10:28 AM
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May 28, 2012 12:32:47 AM

With overclocking I recommend sandy bridge i5 2500k, way better for overclocking.
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May 28, 2012 12:35:22 AM

Do more research. You should know that IB is more efficient at a lower OC. 4.2 GHz IB is the same as 4.5 GHz SB.
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May 28, 2012 12:56:55 AM

This is what i am basing my statement off of lol, http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ivy-bridge-overclockin...
It gets way to hot , I've seen ivy bridges overheat at the clock speed you mentioned meanwhile a sandy bridge is pushin its clock speed boundaries and still not overheating. But, if they only plan on tweaking and want the newest hardware then sure go with an ivy bridge.
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May 28, 2012 3:39:10 PM

I'm not a big fan of Rosewill and neither are my friends. I saw the NZXT Phantom Enthusiast and I really liked that case. I changed my power supply of choice to a PC Power and Cooling Mk II 750W. Thank you all for all your help!
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May 28, 2012 3:39:31 PM

Best answer selected by htkilla.
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May 28, 2012 7:49:49 PM

Mikejr said:
This is what i am basing my statement off of lol, http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ivy-bridge-overclockin...
It gets way to hot , I've seen ivy bridges overheat at the clock speed you mentioned meanwhile a sandy bridge is pushin its clock speed boundaries and still not overheating. But, if they only plan on tweaking and want the newest hardware then sure go with an ivy bridge.
First of all, why would you want to push boundaries when 4.5 GHz is the most anyone is going to need? 4.2 GHz IB is 4.5 GHz SB.
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May 28, 2012 10:15:17 PM

htkilla said:
I'm not a big fan of Rosewill and neither are my friends. I saw the NZXT Phantom Enthusiast and I really liked that case. I changed my power supply of choice to a PC Power and Cooling Mk II 750W. Thank you all for all your help!
No problem my pleasure and great choices btw ;) 
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