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June 4, 2012 5:17:54 PM

Hi all.

Approximate Purchase Date: July-August 2012

Budget Range: <1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Country:

Parts Preferences:p refer Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


*Have a tentative build on pcpartbuilder, going to have you all take a look-see at it and see where I can either improve or substitute for cheaper or more efficient. Since this is my first build, hard to see if there will be any bottlenecks in performance. Gracias, Amigos!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9s5f

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=41337&vpn=RR%2DB10%2D2...

Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=61065&vpn=GA%2DZ68A%2D...

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory**Thinking about trimming down to 8GB
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59575&vpn=CMZ16GX3M4A1...

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph...

Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case *Debating between this and the HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks!

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June 4, 2012 5:19:01 PM

The Hyper 212 EVO is the same price, but better.
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June 4, 2012 6:06:39 PM

I would get a z77 series MoBo to match IB.

I would get WD Caviar Blue. Black's right now are pretty pricey but will not really show a significant performance difference.

If you want 16 Gb, I would get 8 x 2 Gb. That way, you have free slots for upgrades in the future.
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June 4, 2012 6:07:16 PM

You mean 2x8GB. :p 
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June 4, 2012 6:07:57 PM

Awesome. I will sub that in.
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June 4, 2012 6:14:40 PM

azeem40 said:
You mean 2x8GB. :p 


Ahhh.. lol.. yeah that's what I meant.
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June 4, 2012 8:09:04 PM

Would I lose a lot of performance keeping a z68 and switching down to the 2500k? Would be a bit cheaper as well going that route and dropping to the caviar blue.
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June 4, 2012 8:18:44 PM

nope.. just minimal especially when you OC
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June 4, 2012 9:37:14 PM

I was actually looking at the Samsung Spinpoint HDD, looks to be about 30$ cheaper, I could sub that in to bring it down a little more.
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June 4, 2012 10:03:49 PM

Looks good. That is also a popular choice among some TH members.
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June 4, 2012 11:08:15 PM

Ashenheart said:
Hi all.

Approximate Purchase Date: July-August 2012

Budget Range: <1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Country:

Parts Preferences:p refer Intel

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


*Have a tentative build on pcpartbuilder, going to have you all take a look-see at it and see where I can either improve or substitute for cheaper or more efficient. Since this is my first build, hard to see if there will be any bottlenecks in performance. Gracias, Amigos!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9s5f

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=41337&vpn=RR%2DB10%2D2...

Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=61065&vpn=GA%2DZ68A%2D...

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory**Thinking about trimming down to 8GB
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59575&vpn=CMZ16GX3M4A1...

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mushkin Chronos 60GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graph...

Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case *Debating between this and the HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks!

Drop the SSD (you can pick it up later on for cheaper), and go to 8GB of RAM. Move up to a $130 Z77 board for running dual cards...there's combo deals out there all the time to save money... board + cpu etc...

Get a solid psu to run two of those cards...here's two examples.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

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://videocardz.com/nvidia/geforce-600/geforce-gtx-66... <----- GTX 660 ($300 est.) due out in late July / early August.

Now look for a case with front 3.0 USB ports and better cable management than the Scout. Like this one down below for example.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006I2H0YS/ref=ox_sc_a... $76.81 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

http://www.corsair.com/carbide-series-300r-compact-pc-g... <----- another look at that case
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June 7, 2012 2:42:13 PM

Hey all! Thanks for all the help/ideas! I have a lot of the parts ordered and I am excited to get started! I will let you know if I blow anything up!
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