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Critique My Build?

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=N82E16811139010

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 IB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

PSU: Seasonic X750 Gold
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

MOBO: Asrock Extreme6 Z77
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295

RAM: Corsair Vengeance (Low Profile) 2x4gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

SSD: Samsung 830: 256 gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147135

OD: Lite-on blu-ray burner etc
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106369

Fan: Noctua NH-D14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 670
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787


Any Changes that should be made?
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  1. Best answer
    GOLD ratings are good to have, but far from necessary. The TX750 v2 is a better value.
  2. 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?
  3. Yes.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=192
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=230

    The first one is your PSU and the second one is the TX750 v2. Both are rated the same, but the TX750 v2 is $50 cheaper.
  4. 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.
  5. I have the 500R and it is super quiet. Also, it has the best thermals of all the Corsair series.
  6. 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;
  7. I live in TX, so I can attest to that.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Make sure it is v2. It is based off a newer design.
  11. which other parts of your system are white and match your case?
  12. Best answer selected by darkx2999.
  13. Quick question, does everything fit in the case? I heard the Noctua NH-D14, is REALLY big.
  14. 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
  15. 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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