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Final Check Before Order ~$1500 Gaming Rig

Hey guys, I've been researching for a long time now and already ordered a couple parts. Just want to do one last check of the parts before I order the rest. This is my first build, but think I have everything and the lowest prices I can get them at.

Approximate Purchase Date: Would like to start ordering as soon as possible. Need to have all the parts by the 18th

Budget Range: ~$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Engineering/programming software, Android emulators, internet surfing, ect

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

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, or whatever is cheapest

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: NVIDA/Intel

Overclocking: Yes (4-4.2Ghz)

SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like it to be as quiet as possible, but still cool and efficient, basically like everyone.

-ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 - $90 (already ordered)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387554

-i5- 3570K - $190 (already ordered)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0388577

-Gigabyte GTX 670 - $400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

(if this doesn't come back in stock, would you recommend the EVGA OC version?)

-Corsair Carbide Series 500R - $116
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-9011012-WW/dp/B005E983JW

-Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" - $158
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRLY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

-Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB - $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443

-CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB - $98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233198

-Asus DvD burner - $19
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

-TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Wireless N Dual Band Adapter - $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704133

-Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler - $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

-CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 - $107
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYFODI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

*possible combo
COMBO Case + RAM - $213
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.961829

Total With Combo: $1458

*Here is my build on NewEgg
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=19187772

Thanks for all the advice in advance!
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  1. Mainly curious about the GPU brand, if it matters that much. Was thinking the EVGA if the Gigabyte didn't come back in stock. And if the wireless adapter would be good. Pretty confident about everything else.
  2. Great hardware choices. Some people recommend the Asus DCII. EVGA is known to be a great maker for Nvidia.
  3. Does anyone have an opinion on the Samsung 830 SSD compared to the M4. The price of the M4 went back to $220. And just saw this package deal.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.951849
  4. Or I could just get the M4, and save $20 on the HDD if I order now. But the promotion ends today.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844


    Basically, is the Sumsung 830, worth $20 more then the M4?
  5. hopz said:
    Hey guys, I've been researching for a long time now and already ordered a couple parts. Just want to do one last check of the parts before I order the rest. This is my first build, but think I have everything and the lowest prices I can get them at.

    Approximate Purchase Date: Would like to start ordering as soon as possible. Need to have all the parts by the 18th

    Budget Range: ~$1500

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Engineering/programming software, Android emulators, internet surfing, ect

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

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, or whatever is cheapest

    Country: USA

    Parts Preferences: NVIDA/Intel

    Overclocking: Yes (4-4.2Ghz)

    SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments: I would like it to be as quiet as possible, but still cool and efficient, basically like everyone.

    -ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 - $90 (already ordered)
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0387554

    -i5- 3570K - $190 (already ordered)
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0388577

    -Gigabyte GTX 670 - $400
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

    (if this doesn't come back in stock, would you recommend the EVGA OC version?)

    -Corsair Carbide Series 500R - $116
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-9011012-WW/dp/B005E983JW

    -Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" - $158
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRLY/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    -Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB - $200
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443

    -CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB - $98
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233198

    -Asus DvD burner - $19
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    -TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 Wireless N Dual Band Adapter - $45
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704133

    -Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler - $35
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    -CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 - $107
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MYFODI/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

    *possible combo
    COMBO Case + RAM - $213
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.961829

    Total With Combo: $1458

    *Here is my build on NewEgg
    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=19187772

    Thanks for all the advice in advance!


    500r and 16gb combo is great,you are saving 25 bucks.you build looks cool and i would suggest pulling the trigger before anything goes out of stock.
    one more thing,if gigabyte 670 is not restocked then go with Asus DCII 670-
    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-GeForce-GTX-670-DC2T-2GD5-GTX670-DC2T-2GD5/dp/B0081IFO3G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338906752&sr=8-1
    it's 10 bucks more but i hope you can manage before it gets out of stock :sweat:
    overall once again,this is a great build,good luck and post a build log if possible ;)
  6. Thanks hellfire, I'll look at the right Asus right now. If you could choose between the Gigabyte and the Asus assuming both were in stock which would you choose?

    What SSD would you choose between the M4 and Samsung 830? The Samsung needs to be faster and a little, and with that new package deal it's only $20 more.

    Also what is a build log?
  7. both are great,i would go with the cheaper one.
    both 830 and m4 are great drives,it's your choice,if you are willing to spend 20 bucks extra for better performance then go ahead.
    step by step building of your rig is build log.you can post pics of your progress.
  8. The Asus seems to be a bit OC, is that a noticeable difference at all? Also, if I want to SLI in the future, would I need to stick with the same brand? or could I SLI a Asus 670 with a Gigabyte 670?

    Thats a good about the build log. How log would you say it normally takes for a first time builder to put together a rig once they have all the parts?
  9. yes,with OC you can noticeably increase fps count.you can SLi asus 670 with any other brand 670 without any problem.
    this is a build log-
    http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1676328
  10. Would you say the Asus is reliable, I know i'm not suppose to base everything off the newegg reviews, just the 3 stars a little dis-concerning lol.

    And thanks for the idea of the build log, I'll definitely do that.
  11. Asus is one of the best brands out there.don' worry about newegg reviews,most of them are n00bs.they don't connect or do everything properly and then complaint on newegg.better checkout some reliable review site.here's a detailed review of Asus 670-
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/33.html
    a solid 10
    i hope you can make your decision.
  12. That is actually really reassuring and impressive with a perfect 10 thanks. Just out of curiosity do you know what the Gigabyte version scored?
  13. But I am sold on the ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU II now. lol Just hope it comes back in stock in time.
  14. ^good luck with the stock :)
  15. Haha thanks and thanks for the help and suggestion =) I completely blew over cause of the newegg reviews. Even though I know it's not good to base it off of that, just figured there were better ones out there.
  16. Looks great!

    I buy EVGA for the excellent customer service. It is the best in the business!
  17. ^but reference design cooling sucks!
  18. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787
    $420 for the For The Win edition... in stock very nice.

    Even the reference 670 runs cool and quiet with low power consumption to boot. Non-Reference cooling isn't going to help get you more FPS.

    I'm not overly impressed by the Asus brand as a whole. The customer service is only average just like their reliability. EVGA has better customer service and reliability.
  19. the the EVGA For The Win edition reference? or since it's "For The Win" it's OC and has a different cooler?
  20. Which SSD would you choose between the Samsung and the M4?
  21. hopz said:
    But I am sold on the ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU II now. lol Just hope it comes back in stock in time.

    Check your PM box on here Hopz.
  22. for a z77 board a 1.5v RAM would be more compatible better performance

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233142

    and I would go EVGA oc 670
  23. I have my MOBO/CPU/GPU now. But I have recently heard I made a poor choice with my PSU, and have been suggested
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182264&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=1wc5c8jwxd1o9

    Does anyone have any advice, suggestions? Really need to order the rest in the next day.
  24. Best answer
    ^that's a really good power supply.a buddy of mine runs a 7950 CF with it and it's working well.
    but if you want to get something cheaper than this one is good-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817116015
    modular,high performance,looks cool and over all a good deal.
    if you can sacrifice modularity for price than TX750 V2 is a great buy-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021
  25. Thanks, would you suggest modular? whats the real difference?
  26. cable management.but it's also your talent,you can do good cable management with a non modular and bad with a modular one.
    i would suggest TX750w V2,cheaper=better :)
  27. Ah ok makes sense, thanks for all the help, you've been a big help =)
  28. Best answer selected by Hopz.
  29. yes it's a great deal.but if you are willing to sacrifice modularity than TX 750w V2 is a better buy.
  30. Why is the Tx 750W a better buy if the modular one is $20 cheaper?
  31. TX is cheaper after rebates for $90 ;)
  32. Ah thats true, forgot about the mail in rebate lol. Probably not worth an extra $10 for modular. =)
  33. Is there any benefit to ordering the rest of my parts from newegg over amazon? All together the parts on amazon might be roughly $20 cheaper.
  34. both newegg and amazon are good.
    cheaper=better.
  35. K thanks, Newegg just seems more official. And wasn't sure if they had better return policies or any benefit to order one of the other.
  36. I can get a free Windows 7 through my school.

    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (English) - DreamSpark
    or
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 64-bit (English) - DreamSpark

    If I want it mailed to me I can pay $25. Is it worth mailing it, or is it easy to install without the CD? Also whats the Dreamspark?
  37. Also I can just burn it on my own DVD, or would it be better to pay $25 for their CD?
  38. as i said
    cheaper is better.
    dreamspark is the provision of softwares for students.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DreamSpark
    https://www.dreamspark.com/
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