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June 13, 2012 7:23:45 AM

Thermaltake NVIDIA Edition Black and Green Lining Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811133100
$139.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136795
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$94.99

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 #: N82E16814130787
$419.99

SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118031
$17.00

CORSAIR Gaming Series GS700 700W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817139024
$109.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
Item #: N82E16820145345
$54.99

ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131819
$209.99

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504
$234.99


CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Item #: N82E16835181016
$104.99

Shipping: $13.55

Grand Total: $1,481.45



I'm building mainly for gaming, photoshop and video rendering. Any revisions or criticisms?

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June 13, 2012 8:08:56 AM

pretty cool build but i would suggest the following changes-
the case is kinda overpriced IMO.nzxt phantom is an excellent choice for it's price-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
here are some pictures to show it's awesomeness-

clean cable management-

enough space for watercooling-

here's a good review of the case where it scores a solid 9.4
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
GSxxx are made by CWT,TX750 for $90(after rebate)is a better deal-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it's a rebranded seasonic which means top notch quality.
low profile ram>ram with heatsink.they cause clearance issues.better go with this one-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
corsair H100 and hxx absolutely SUCK!better go with a high end air cooler if you don't want to face issues like this-
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...
i would suggest hyper 612 pwm-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
here's a good review-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it receives the Golden award.
now use the saved money to buy this fan-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
throw it one the top of your phantom to improve ventilation.
now your build is really good.
enjoy ;) 
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June 13, 2012 8:21:33 AM

hellfire24 said:
pretty cool build but i would suggest the following changes-
the case is kinda overpriced IMO.nzxt phantom is an excellent choice for it's price-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
here are some pictures to show it's awesomeness-
http://www.2cooltek.com/images/D/CS-NT-PHANTOM-B_021.jpg
clean cable management-
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5100/dsc01093tx.jpg
enough space for watercooling-
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/5896/ph1q.jpg
here's a good review of the case where it scores a solid 9.4
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
GSxxx are made by CWT,TX750 for $90(after rebate)is a better deal-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it's a rebranded seasonic which means top notch quality.
low profile ram>ram with heatsink.they cause clearance issues.better go with this one-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
corsair H100 and hxx absolutely SUCK!better go with a high end air cooler if you don't want to face issues like this-
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom...
i would suggest hyper 612 pwm-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
here's a good review-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it receives the Golden award.
now use the saved money to buy this fan-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
throw it one the top of your phantom to improve ventilation.
now your build is really good.
enjoy ;) 


Awesome! Thanks for the info!

Btw, you gave the same link for the cooler master cpu cooler review
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June 13, 2012 8:48:24 AM

hellfire24 said:
;)


Exactly what I was thinking (Case Overpriced). The only question I have for you regarding his build is if the 1155 socket is newer than the 13?? Socket from Intel?

In otherwords if he is spending that much he needs to make sure he has the brandnew socket type. It will cost more but he will cut cost on the case anyway. He should get out for a little less still yet.

Sorry but I'm still learning the new sockets. I still use an Intel LGA 775 Socket board and the PC was built for my mom. It runs great.

It is good enough for her to do anything work related in Open Office and she can still play web games with ease.
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June 13, 2012 8:50:05 AM

hellfire24 said:
;)


He will be fine with that socket type being it is current but If someone is spending that much I highly reccomend getting the newest socket for extending the life cycle of the PC. That way he shouldn't ever have to completly gut it and rebuild. It saves alot of money 5-6 years down the road. This build will last him along time anyway you look at it.
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June 13, 2012 9:17:03 AM

Ivy Bridge is the latest cpu from Intel.
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June 13, 2012 10:02:01 AM

@ the OP, dump that 800w for a TX750w. That 800w psu is old an old school CWT.
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June 13, 2012 10:22:38 AM

^actually that is a 700w
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June 27, 2012 7:47:51 AM

Okay, some update on my build, I've swapped out my cooler for a Phanteks PH-TC14PE and a 256gb crucial m4 SSD. A couple questions:

1. Do the phanteks come with the converter cable for the PWM fan support?
2. I was always confused about the airflow of the push/pull concept. Should the fans be mounted so that air is sucked in from the outside of the rear fan (I already have a NZXT Phantom case) towards in the inside of the case, or the other way around? I get confused because people call the 3rd fan thats mounted on the case the "exhaust" fan so I was assuming it's pushing air out of it which would mean that the fans are sucking air out of the rig instead of pulling air in?

3. Does anyone know the thread pitch of the M3 screw I need to mount the SSD onto the drive bay in the nzxt phantom? I'm ordering the NON-BAA version which means that it doesn't come with a bracket since I am assuming that the phantom comes with a 2.5" drive bay to screw on the SSD.
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