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June 2, 2012 5:50:23 AM

hello i have a few questions conserning my new build and was seeing if i could straiten out a few kincks,
cpu intel core i7 2700k or the i5 3570k not sure which one is the best for daily use and gaming i will overclock.
video card gtx 670 may sli later
power supply seasonic 750 w 80 + gold
mobo something with z77 chip set not sure what is a good mobo in this category was thinking about extreme 6 or p8z77-v deluxe and maybe fatality profesional
ram corsair vengence 8gb or g. skill ripjaws not sure which is better
memory western digital 1tb caviar black hdd crucial m4 120gb ssd
case cooler master HAf x
cpu cooler cooler master v6 gt, hper 212+, or hyper 212 evo but i like the looks of the v6gt so not sure
optical drive i dont know what a good one is i would like a bleu ray disc writer and burner
also if you could recomend better parts for a similar price that would be great
thank you in advance
(i am new)

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June 2, 2012 6:40:05 AM

For the CPU, get the i5 3570k. For gaming you wont need an i7 or its hyper-threads.

GTX670 is a good card, no issues.

Seasonic is a notable PSU maker, 750W is enough to SLI later and the 80+ gold is a big benefit.

Motherboard, of the 3 you listed id go with the AsRock Z77 Extreme6.

Those two RAM kits are essentially identical (8Gb of 1600Mhz CL9 latency). Get whichever one
looks better in your case. Make sure itl fit under the CPU cooler.

Note: Hard Drive capacity should never be called memory, that term refers to RAM.
If that drive has a 64MB cache, it'l be fine. If not get the Seagate Barracuda 1Tb 7200RPM 64MB cache drive.

Crucial M4 128Gb SSD is a fan favourite no problem there.

The HAF-X is an awesome case, you wont be disappointed in its abilities.

Between the 3 of those CPU heatsinks, the V6 GT and the Hyper 212 EVO are the good options. the V6 GT has good reviews, though it more expensive than the still good 212 EVO.

Any $20 optical drive will do nowadays unless you have to use BLU Ray or burning discs is a bit part of the machines job.

Dont see any issues with those components working together (except maybe the heatsink and the RAM fitting, may have to move the RAM to slots further away).


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June 2, 2012 7:01:14 AM

ok thank you i was also looking into water cooling i know its not needed but i like the looks do you think that that is a good idea? also is the v6gt good fan for overclocking?
i saw some people saying that the extreme6 is pretty simmmilar to the extreme 4 is there anything on the 6 that is a benifit.
p.s. thanks for the heads up on the memory thing i am new to all of this, its my first build :) 
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June 2, 2012 7:18:41 AM

If your not overclocking to a large degree, water cooling isnt needed unless you want a silent rig (even that's iffy because they still need fans). But if you think the looks and temps of a water cooler is worth it, go ahead, its your build. Just don't compromise elsewhere to get it.

The V6 GT review I found says its pretty good for temperatures, so you can overclock quite happily on it. It may obstruct your RAM slots though.
http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/cooler_master_v...

They are pretty similar from what I can tell. The Extreme 9 has an extra PCI-E slot, some included goodies like a USB3 5.25" bay (wont need on the HAF-X) and a native displayport output (fairly useless in my opinion). If you want to save some cash, going down to the Extreme4 wont have any big repercussions.
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June 2, 2012 7:24:58 AM

ok water cooling is out just a thought but anyways are the sabertooth and maximus v any good or would you stick with the extreme 4 cause ive heard that the asus bios and stuff was alot more user friendly also but im sure i can figure things out but what ever
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June 2, 2012 7:40:23 AM

Both are true enthusiast motherboards, if you can afford to go that high (without compromising), do it. Of the two I'd get the Z77 Sabertooth. Looks amazing and is ATX size while the Maximus V Gene is a Micro ATX. You'v got a case that'l fit Extended ATX so no point putting in a small motherboard.
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June 2, 2012 7:51:45 AM

ya i didnt notice the smaller mother board but between all of the boards ive listed which woukd you chose and my last question what is a good 2tb hdd and should i get 128gb or 256 ssd thanks for your patience and time :) 
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June 2, 2012 8:09:33 AM

The Sabertooth if you have the cash, if you want to save a bit, the AsRock Extreme4. As for good 2Tb HDD, I'm a sucker for the Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 64MB range.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

When it comes to SSD's, get as much as you can afford. A 128Gb will hold your OS, core programs and some games no problem with some management. A 256Gb will hold all your programs and games without issue (unless you have a ton of games of Skyrim size). There is a tiny bonus in performance as you go up in capacity (usually), but when picking capacity's its price that's going dictate how much.

Just be careful you dont accidentally fill it up with with files and such, they receive no realistic improvement over HDD and it would take a while to transfer them all to the HDD.

64Gb - $65
128Gb - $125
256Gb - $200
512Gb - $420
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June 2, 2012 8:21:51 AM

ok sounds good i think im going to get the sabertooth and the hdd u metioned and ill see if i can squeeze the 256gb ssd in. thank you very much for your time and help.
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June 2, 2012 9:17:43 AM

my build for you

CPU+MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H: has more than enough things to fit many peoples tastes like 2x PCI 3.0 slots for its pricing
i5 3570k combo

CPU cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO: price to performance is one of the best can overclock at a stable 4.2GHz

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
it is great and very cheap, make sure to update firmware to get the most out of it

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos: a decent brand, very popular due to price and speeds
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB: very popular due price and reliability(if you get this one make sure to update firmware for this one also for make it a lot faster)
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June 2, 2012 7:53:59 PM

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case Item
-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$199.99
$189.99



SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive Item
-$30.00 Instant
$279.98
$219.98($109.99 each)


EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card Item
$419.99


SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply Item
-$30.00 Instant
$189.99
$159.99


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL Item
$46.99


ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Item
$239.99

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K Item
$239.99

COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan Item #: N82E16835103089Return Policy
-$13.00 Instant
$59.99
$46.99

crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit Item #: N82E16820148449Return Policy
-$50.00 Instant
$299.99
$249.99

extras:
Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $15.00Item #: N82E168GC000001Your Promotional Gift Card will be emailed 4 days after invoice.



Subtotal:

$1,813.90

this is my final list. i think its time for the final qrituqe if you have any recomindations for parts that are as good for lower price because i am over budget by just a little. also if you have recomindations on anything or tips for a new builder that would also be appreciated. :D 
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June 5, 2012 7:28:42 PM

So is this a good build???
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June 6, 2012 7:29:54 AM

hockeyriley3 said:
So is this a good build???

Why mess with a 256GB SSD? Try a 512GB SSD. If your going to do it then go big.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6821 <----- another look at that case along with links to professional reviews

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99
SeaSonic M12II 750 SS-750AM 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $349.98 save: $15.00 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme... <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios

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.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $46.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99
SONY Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BWU-500S

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $399.99 FREE SHIPPING
Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2BAA 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $419.99 FREE SHIPPING
EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Total: $1,720.90 *not including shipping and rebates
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June 8, 2012 2:05:38 AM

so would you not have anyy hdd and have one ssd? cause i think i need like 1-1.5 tb of storage. what are the differences between the sabertooth z77 and the extreme 4 cause i know the pricing but is there substantial benifits of the sabertooth.
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June 8, 2012 2:20:14 AM

hockeyriley3 said:
so would you not have anyy hdd and have one ssd? cause i think i need like 1-1.5 tb of storage. what are the differences between the sabertooth z77 and the extreme 4 cause i know the pricing but is there substantial benifits of the sabertooth.

No real benefit other than the Sabertooth has larger heat sinks and the board is a bit larger size wise.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/349327-31-gaming-buil... <----- Check this thread out. It's the same budget as yours.
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