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June 16, 2012 8:08:26 PM

Please give some feedback on my final set up for my PC. This is my first attempt of building a PC from scratch. The components are from Newegg with the exception of CPU which I will get from Microcenter. I already bought most of the components. I am only missing MOBO, CPU, and cooler. This pc is for MMORPG games and multi-application (anime, internet browsing, research, etc). Current monitor res is 1920 x 1080. I am planning to dual monitor.

Recycled components from old PC: keyboard, mouse, optical drive, monitors

Country: USA

Budget: under $1500

Preferred vendor: Newegg

OC - maybe

SLI - maybe

Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136533
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$99.99 (with promo code FBWDHD20)

SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Item #:N82E16820147163
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
$89.99 (with $40 off promo)

CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX650 650W High Performance Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817139035
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$119.99 ($10% off w/promo code CorsairPSU612 and $15 MIR)

XFX Double D Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition FX-787A-CDFC Video Card
Item #:N82E16814150605
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
$299.99 (with $20 MIR)

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Item #: N82E16820233197
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
Item #: N82E16811139001
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$25.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo
$352.98 (RAM + CASE COMBO)
$327.98 (after $25.00 MIR)

COOLER MASTER GeminII S524 120mm Long Life Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge
Item #: N82E16835103100
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157293
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$30.00 Instant
-$15.00 Combo

Grand Total: $1,377.91

I am still debating of upgrading the cooler to the Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler ($75 after MIR). I read the reviews and this equivalent to the water cooler. I think this will be worth the investment. With this cooler, I won't need to add any more case fans since the Corsair 800D came with 3 140mm fans. The total will be $1,437.91.

Please provide some input about the build. I am still unsure about the MOBO and cooler to go with the i7 Ivy Bridge.


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June 17, 2012 2:04:16 AM

Why_Me said: <---- what's the purpose of this build, what components do you already have if any, do you plan on leaving open the option for a second card later on, etc... ?

Sorry I forgot to mention those. I edited the original post. Thanks.
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June 17, 2012 2:08:26 AM

For gaming, get the i5-3570k.
June 17, 2012 2:54:25 AM

Destined said:
Sorry I forgot to mention those. I edited the original post. Thanks.

Here's some options to look at. Also I would recommend you look at a case with better temps than that 600 you have up there. It's a hot box. Look at one of the Corsair Carbide series cases 500R, 400R, and 300R for a case with superior airflow and temps. The 500R is about as good as it gets in it's price range. <----- GTX 670 review w/benchmarks <----- GTX 670's

or.. $424.99 Free Shipping
ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card - GTX670-DC2-2GD5 $149.98 save: $15.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B $234.98 save: $20.00
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $189.99
Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz LGA 1155 Processor $34.99
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+