I am upgrading from a rig thats a few years old that ran on a Core2Quad and 9800GTX+. Looking for this new rig to last me around 3-5 years, and I also plan to use it strictly for gaming since I have a laptop for work&school. I do plan on OCing and SLI in the future. Trying to keep the total cost under $2000. Any constructive feedback and advice is appreciated. Thanks! :]
Case: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced Mid-Tower Gaming Case [+36] (Black Color) Internal USB Extension Module: None Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum 120MM Color Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+15] (Blue Color) CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Dual Standard 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+9]) Motherboard: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, Wi-Fi GO!, 7.1 HD Audio, Intel GbLAN, Display Port, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2x PCie x1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+149] Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance [+19]) Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+385] (EVGA Superclocked) Power Supply Upgrade: * 850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+97] Hard Drive: 120 GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 525MB/s Read & 500MB/s Write [+46] (Single Drive) Data Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-III 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+79] (Single Drive) Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR) Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network Extra Thermal Display: NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum High Performance Fan Control, Clock, & Temperature Display [+69] Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR) Internal USB Port: Internal USB 3.0 4-Port Hub [+29] Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition) Ultra Care Option: Cooler Master Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]
Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]
Total Price: $1811
PS: I've also tried doing a build on my own using Newegg and the price comes out to be roughly the same, with about a $50 difference in favor of Newegg. I don't mind the extra $50 for Cyberpower as I would just consider it as labor cost.
i would lose the flash media reader as it will consume a 5.25 bay. on a mid tower its a commodity. you can get an external usb one on amazon or newegg for $8. also, they dont give you the bay plate if it comes installed (so removing it later is not an option).
the fan controller is nice but usually it won't control any fan. they will wire all the fans to the mobo to be controlled automatically by that. this will render the controller useless. you will then have to go in and rewire it.
also, i did not choose the prof wiring and it came prof wired. cases now adays are designed for max airflow. you can't really F* up the wiring....
Thanks for the replies guys. Concerning the PSU, Cyberpower is a running a promo and giving a free upgrade from the 750w Corsair to the 850w. I've got another question concerning the CPU cooler. I've read that the H60 isn't as effective as some air coolers, so I was wondering if I should change it to a CM V6GT or maybe a TT Frio?
Thats what i did... i didnt want to deal with a water cooler. i know how a fan works so i got the FRIO. my temps have never been over 68C with OC'ing and running skyrim on high... can't beat a solid fan.