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June 11, 2012 4:15:32 AM

i need some recommendation for gaming.

case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i'm looking for a case around 100 that has excellent airflow. honestly i want the storm trooper from CM. but its 50 dollars more than i want to spend. lol. do you know any case that is similar or even better in your opinion?.

mobo

i'm debating between asrock extreme 4 z77 and asus sabertooth. my question is is the sabertooth worth the extra 100 dollars or should i stick with asrock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cpu

i5 3570k + asrock z77 = 300. i5 3570k + asus sabertooth = 400.. at microcenter.

ssd

i have 128 crucial. so i'm okay here

ram

i thinking about getting 2x4gb 1600. but i have nocuta 92b heatsink fan. so corsair vengeance blocks the fan. do you know any good ram that won't block my fan with potential to oc? will this g skill block my nocuta?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspxItem=N82E1683...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

gnu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i think i'm going to go with gtx 670 ftw. i'm still open to suggestions.

powersupply.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

750watts should be enough i think. i'm debating if i should spend extra and get modular or stick with non modular psu. what do you think of the ultra x4. should i get it from them

which is bluray burner should i get.

i think thats about it. i want to save as much money as i can without sacrificing quality. not everything has to be high end to me. so any recommendation would be appreciated. thank you.

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June 11, 2012 4:26:05 AM

I'm building almost the exact same computer right now, I went with the Corsair 500R as my case(got it for $118 on amazon).

If you are gaming, the ASRock should be fine.

8 gb of DDR3-1600 is all you need for gaming also.

As for the power supply, every1 will tell you to not cut corners here. If you aren't planning on SLI in the future, just get 550w-600w of a good brand name. If you are, then 750w is what you should go with.

Here is my exact build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9Ksf just waiting for everything to get here to put it together.
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June 11, 2012 4:30:39 AM

This case is great: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get the ASRock Extreme4; the Sabertooth is ridiculously overpriced.

This RAM works: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Get this Power Supply instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This Blu-Ray Drive is fine: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Shouldn't you need a Hard Drive as well??

If not, you're all set.
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June 11, 2012 10:42:24 AM

The build looks pretty solid, a couple suggestions though.
-I would take a look at the Corsair 500r, if thats too much could go down to the 4004 or 300r. all are great and have good airflow

-Definitely go with the Asrock extreme4

-The GTX 670 is a great choice for GPU

-PSU I would suggest this if you want to SLI in the future
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-You have a board that can OC and you have a CPU that is unlocked to OC. But you don't have a cooler, so I would suggest the 212 EVO only $34 and can handle OC up to 4.5 Ghz

-8Gb of RAM is plenty for gaming, but I would make sure it is low profile in order to fit the heat sink properly
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June 11, 2012 11:47:17 AM

hopz said:
The build looks pretty solid, a couple suggestions though.
-I would take a look at the Corsair 500r, if thats too much could go down to the 4004 or 300r. all are great and have good airflow

-Definitely go with the Asrock extreme4

-The GTX 670 is a great choice for GPU

-PSU I would suggest this if you want to SLI in the future
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

-You have a board that can OC and you have a CPU that is unlocked to OC. But you don't have a cooler, so I would suggest the 212 EVO only $34 and can handle OC up to 4.5 Ghz

-8Gb of RAM is plenty for gaming, but I would make sure it is low profile in order to fit the heat sink properly


i have nocuta 92 heatsink fan so i'm good there but thanks for the heads up anyway and i'm going to get corsair vengeance low profile.
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-PC3-128...

now i have another question. what are the difference between this psu
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-800-Watt-Certified-Compat...

and the one you recommend? i mean for 5 bucks more i get 800 watt and cool led lights. but its not bronze certified. what the hell does that mean anyway. lol
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June 11, 2012 11:52:13 AM

i forgot to mention. i had corsair 300r for my first build and i felt like there is better cases for the same price range. same goes for their cases line so i decided not to go with corsair cases.
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June 11, 2012 11:55:35 AM

K that sounds good then, should be fine with the low profile RAM.

The bronze rated is the efficiency, it has at least an 82%.

And 750W is plenty even for a future SLI. So no real point in having more, and the one I showed you has th2 $20 mail in rebate, so would be $25 more. Also the one I showed is known to be reliable and quiet.
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June 11, 2012 11:56:52 AM

Thats fine about the case, cases are very personal. But the Corsair 500r seems to be extremely well built, and have everything a case needs. I just ordered on the other day, so pretty soon I could tell you for sure.
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June 11, 2012 9:56:14 PM

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