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June 19, 2012 1:05:13 AM

good day everyone.
first i gotta say im a computer noob, i love games and technology but i have almost no idea about computer parts and builds.
so i've been doing some research because i want a gaming pc that would be a good investment at a moderate price, this build was made with tom's hardware and some friends advice and i dont know what am i missing or if it will work (dont even know what case to get).

this build is for gaming and sometimes studying :D 

>graphic - EVGA GeForce GTX670 FTW - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
>CPU - i5 3570k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
>cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
>board - GIGABYTE intel Z77 UD5H WB wifi - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
>power - Thermaltake TR2 RX 750w - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
>RAM - corsair vengeance low profile 2x 4gb - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

my budget for this pieces goes from 1000 to 1500 (looking for good performance/price ratio)

and i already got a Samsung SSD 128 gigs

everything looks ok? if so, lets continue!

about the cases i cant really decide between
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER MASTER HAF X - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
NZXT Crafted Series Phantom Black / Green Trim Steel - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
NZXT SWITCH 810 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|11-119-160^11-119-160-TS%2C11-146-079^11-146-079-TS%2C11-119-225^11-119-225-TS%2C11-146-095^11-146-095-TS

budget range for the case 100 - 200 bucks

thanks in advance for the replies
sry for the bad english

edit: added budgets, fixed some links

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June 19, 2012 1:21:38 AM

$1,500 max for computer - OS, monitor, peripherals, SSD, and case? Here's what I'd do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card ($1007.86 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1596.79
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

That's right... right there, in the GPU section... a 690! :D  If you want to cut down on price, a couple of SLI-ed 670s would be okay. A 690 is GREAT, though. Tear through any game for the next few years at max settings.

Now for the case, I'd just get a Corsair 400R or 500R... the full-size cases are HUGE. If you REALLY want a full-size case, then feel free to get the HAF X (my personal preference). However, the NZXT Phantom has great aesthetics. The corsair cases are VERY easy to build in and are very nice quality.
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June 19, 2012 1:22:45 AM

what parts do you not need?

judging by the fact that you did not include the operating system, i built this machine

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aoyg

you probably dont need the 1tb when you have a 256gb ssd but who cares?

the case isnt all full of bling but is very functional and useable
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June 19, 2012 1:35:19 AM


lol yeah i would love a 690 but it seems to be out of stock everywhere :( 

thanks for the really quick reply!
gonna read a bit about the new items and ill be back to you in a bit
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June 19, 2012 1:41:23 AM

TheBigTroll said:
what parts do you not need?

judging by the fact that you did not include the operating system, i built this machine

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aoyg

you probably dont need the 1tb when you have a 256gb ssd but who cares?

the case isnt all full of bling but is very functional and useable


thanks for the quick reply!!
about the Gcard i dont know the dif between the Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card and the EVGA GTS670FTW

already got hard drives, monitor, OS, and optical drive :D 
sry for not saying this on the original post
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June 19, 2012 1:42:21 AM

to get a 690, you have to sit in the computer, go to the newegg page for a 690 and keep pressing f5 and wish for good luck. they are usually sold out in like a hour whenever newegg gets more stock
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June 19, 2012 1:44:05 AM

the asus one has a better cooler than the ftw
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2012 1:46:50 AM

sli 670s will only need a 750w psu. 1000w will be useful if you want to run 2 690s.
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June 19, 2012 1:56:50 AM

showed the build to my friend and he says the ud5h board would be better because we live in a really hot and humid city, what do you think?
the Gcard seems to be out of stock right now :??: 
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June 19, 2012 2:03:11 AM

well yeah go ahead and get it. i personally dont think it would make much of a difference but it is nice to have that feature.

since you are going high end, the ud5h will suit your needs.

remember to get the SSD as it is much better than a hard drive
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June 19, 2012 2:21:31 AM

TheBigTroll said:
well yeah go ahead and get it. i personally dont think it would make much of a difference but it is nice to have that feature.

since you are going high end, the ud5h will suit your needs.

remember to get the SSD as it is much better than a hard drive


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/aoNf

i got that SSD already.
friend says a full tower is better than mid (i really dont care about the look i just want everything to fit nicely, as quiet as it can get with awesome air flow) what do you think? (i removed the stuff i dont need and ill add a 1T hard drive later)
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June 19, 2012 7:32:57 AM

A mid tower is going to get you good airflow.
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June 19, 2012 10:47:42 AM

the haf xm looks great and is great. there is pretty much no point of stuffing a atx board into a much larger case and never using half the provided space
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June 19, 2012 11:58:04 AM

HAF X is the full-size I'd go with. But keep in mind it's simply HUGE!!! All of that space isn't all that necessary. Airflow in a mid-tower will still be fine, and possibly a little better because the fans have more "control" over the air inside. As in the fans are closer to everything, so there may be slightly more airflow.
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June 19, 2012 3:34:43 PM

TheBigTroll said:
the haf xm looks great and is great. there is pretty much no point of stuffing a atx board into a much larger case and never using half the provided space


OMG i didnt know there was a HAF XM, looks great!
many many thanks sir, you helped me a LOT!!
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June 19, 2012 3:35:11 PM

Best answer selected by Raneldor.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2012 4:25:13 PM

no problem
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