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June 1, 2012 10:56:07 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: between this and next week

Budget Range: 1800 (some room for movement)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/Streaming, Surfing the Web/Homework

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: Dallas, Texas (United States)

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: At a later date

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080/ 1920x1200 (haven't decided)

Additional Comments: Would prefer for it to be quiet.

Case: Corsair 500r [White]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 IB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Seasonic X750 Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: Asrock Extreme6 Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance (Low Profile) 2x4gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Samsung 830: 256 gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OD: Lite-on blu-ray burner etc
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fan: Noctua NH-D14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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June 1, 2012 10:59:29 PM

GOLD ratings are good to have, but far from necessary. The TX750 v2 is a better value.
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June 1, 2012 11:10:28 PM

azeem40 said:
GOLD ratings are good to have, but far from necessary. The TX750 v2 is a better value.


is this is the only that you would change?
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June 1, 2012 11:22:29 PM

I'm not saying that the 500R is loud by any means. But, if you prefer quiet, maybe its worth it to check out the Corsair Obsidian series Cases. They are more expensive but are very quiet.
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June 1, 2012 11:23:41 PM

I have the 500R and it is super quiet. Also, it has the best thermals of all the Corsair series.
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June 1, 2012 11:27:33 PM

l0v3rboi said:
I'm not saying that the 500R is loud by any means. But, if you prefer quiet, maybe its worth it to check out the Corsair Obsidian series Cases. They are more expensive but are very quiet.


I have heard that the Corsair Obsidian Cases are full of heaaaaaaaaatttttttt :fou:  something that no one wants. And in texas weather, this can only be amplifiedd D;
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June 1, 2012 11:30:28 PM

I live in TX, so I can attest to that.
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June 1, 2012 11:33:00 PM

OIC.. My cousin has the Obsidian 650D and he has no heat issues. But then again we live in Canada so its pretty cool in here. :) ) I have the 300R and I am satisfied with it (cable-management-wise and cooling-wise). Just stick with the 500R then. You'll be happy with it.
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June 1, 2012 11:33:22 PM

l0v3rboi said:
I'm not saying that the 500R is loud by any means. But, if you prefer quiet, maybe its worth it to check out the Corsair Obsidian series Cases. They are more expensive but are very quiet.


obsidian is more on the hot side of Corsair cases just saying that now

500R has better cooling, has a fan control so you can put it at low speed to high speed, and looks overall better

in most pictures 800D looks kind of plain, and i have to say it does until you see it in real life, it has a nice color to it

but i have to say i would choose 500R over it

i would say to combo some stuff and if you want to overclock you need to get the one with the K at the end

right now newegg is down so i can't give you much combo deals as of right now will try again after it comes back up

and as azeem said gold rated isn't necessary but it is a very good product

if you want to save money i really like Corsair HX750 it is 1 rating under Seasonic X and is modular

another product i have really been switching to for a lot of my friends build is NZXT HALE82 series

it is cheap modular and this PSU product has really hit a spot for many people and for NZXT
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June 1, 2012 11:35:53 PM

Make sure it is v2. It is based off a newer design.
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June 1, 2012 11:40:46 PM

which other parts of your system are white and match your case?
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June 1, 2012 11:44:25 PM

Best answer selected by darkx2999.
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June 1, 2012 11:46:53 PM

Quick question, does everything fit in the case? I heard the Noctua NH-D14, is REALLY big.
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June 1, 2012 11:52:07 PM

ok newegg is back up here is my build

CPU+MOBO: there is nothing wrong with ASrock extreme6 i just don't think i would need the extra stuff it already has to the extreme4 but this mobo is a really good deal
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H - $359.98
or i would choose the big brother
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H

the first mobo pretty much has the same stuff as extreme4 and the second mobo i put up has 3x PCI 3.0 slots for a triple SLI if you are going to do it

PSU+RAM:CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 and CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB low profile
this by itself will save some extra money with no performance lost

or you can go with this
NZXT HALE82 HALE82-750-M 750W
with
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
as my post stated above NZXT HALE82 has been a great choice to save money for many people

with that fast SSD you have there Samsung 830, you don't really need a fast HDD (WD caviar black) i would go with this
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
with the promo it is pretty dam cheap, plus you don't really need that high of a cache because of your SSD so you can save a lot of money going with a cheap reliable HDD and a expensive, fast, and reliable SSD

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June 2, 2012 6:34:14 AM

boulbox said:

or you can go with this
NZXT HALE82 HALE82-750-M 750W
with
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB)
as my post stated above NZXT HALE82 has been a great choice to save money for many people



That's a Seasonic built unit and an excellent value.

On the X750 posted first, that's a great PSU. Probably the best performer out of all the PSUs mentioned. There are very good reasons to get it:
-Efficiency means less heat as well as electrical savings.
-Fully modular means if a cable wears out you don't have to RMA the entire PSU. It's also very nice for modders who want to individually sleeve cables. I had a 750TX (original not V2) and the 24-pin connector became loose over time. I had to RMA the whole PSU to get it fixed. Now, Corsair sent me a brand new V2 as a replacement... don't underestimate the value of good support ;) 
-The fan profile built into the PSU means that the fan won't even spin most of the time, keeping the build very quiet.

Sorry to muddy the waters, but I do like to educate. I'm sure any PSU you pick will be great. The HX750 is made by CWT.
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