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Last check for my first build 1500 thx

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June 25, 2012 2:13:49 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: By this friday June 29 2012 or 4th of july at the lates to see if they have any good specials

Budget Range: 1500/ After Rebates (the less the better but wouldn't want to sacrifice performance and reliability)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: ( gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: mouse and i plan on buying the OS from my University's library which is like 50 bucks)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ( Tigerdirect since i have found some of the parts cheaper than Newegg, but idk if Tigerdirect has a good customer service like Newegg. What do you guys think?)

Country: (USA) Texas

Parts Preferences:by brand or type (Gtx 670 but dont know form which manufacturer and i5 3570k)

Overclocking: Yes Prob to 4Gz

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe In the Future

Monitor Resolution: ( 1920x1080 60Gz. I plan on using a 43in tv as a monitor, would you all recomend this or to purchase a monitor)

Additional Comments: so basically the parts that i have for sure are the case,CPU, GPU. The mobo is the one where i would like some help, some of the functions that i would like are USB 3.0 for the front of the case and wifi. the other beneficts that some include i dont know what they are so i would probably not use them unless you all can give me a brief discription on what they do. Thank you so much for your help

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OS: Windows 7 Home premium ($50.00 form school)

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K ($229.99)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper N520 CPU Cooler - Socket LGA 775, AM2, AM2+, 1156, AM3, 1366 ($29.99)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Case:CoolerMaster HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Mid Tower Case ($129.99)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Casefans: Cooler Master R4-LUS-07AR-GP MegaFlow Case Fan - 200mm, Red LED (17.99 x 2= $36.00)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V Intel 7 Series Motherboard ($199.99)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Once again the reason I chose this one was because of the two functions i mentions WiFi and USB 3.0 for front I/O of the case, if there is a cheaper one from a good brand im open to suggestions

GPU: GTX 670 what brand would you all consider is best (about $410.00)

Optical Dr: Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA (OEM) ($17.99)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite... OEM

Ram:Patriot G2 Series PGD38G1600ELK Division 2 Edition Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2 x 4GB) PC3-12800, DDR3 1600MHz, 9-9-9-24 CAS Latency, XMP Ready ($46.99)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

SSD: SanDisk SDSSDX-120G-G25 120GB Extreme Solid State Drive - 120GB, SATA 6 Gb/s, Noise Reduction, High Durability, 2.5" ($119.99)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

HDD: Western Digital WD5000AAKX Caviar Blue Hard Drive - 500GB, 3.5", SATA 6Gbps, 7200RPM, 16MB ($74.99)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

PSU: For this i also need help, I had one but it is no longer available. I would like a modular one with atleast 80 plus bronze thx


This is going to be my first build ever, i have been reading about parts and procedures and watching videos of how to assemble a computer and eventhough i am very scared of messing it up, i hope everything goes well. thanks once more for reading this. if you have a different opinion on any of the components i have chosen plz let me know since i do not have any experience in building a computer and any useful info you can give me is appreciated.


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June 25, 2012 2:37:45 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.37 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1247.26
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

What more do you need? This 1200$ should do.
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June 25, 2012 2:44:29 PM

thx for the quick reply guys, i really appreciate it. @The Big Troll i would prefer to get all the parts from one store that has the option to get a credit card with them thx though. @ nafoni, thx for the parts you chose but is there a reason why you changed it from the ones that i had ex: better performance or more reliable.

I am pretty much in love with the case i chose and most of the parts that i have picked are because i have read reviews on them and the price.
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June 25, 2012 2:54:26 PM

yes i like the haf xm too. if you plan to get them from one store, go to ncix.com. they can price match anything
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June 25, 2012 3:06:37 PM

i would concider ncix but i do not see an option to get a creditcard with them like tigerdirect and newegg
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June 25, 2012 3:57:31 PM

would the graphics card be able to handle the size of the tv or would i need a new monitor?
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June 25, 2012 4:00:36 PM

With Ivy Bridge's heat issues, I have crossed $30 coolers off my list.....If ya can swing the $20 move up to a Hyper 212 PWM or Scythe Mugen 3

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

Take the Corsair 500R (9.25 performance rating) over the HAF-XM (9.1 performance rating) and save $5 to boot.

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

HAF-XM http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
500R http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

GFX - Asus DCII Cu TOP ..... here's why

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...

WD Black is where ya wanna be.....and any SSD w/ premium Toshiba toggle mode flash (i.e Mushkin Chronos Deluxe)
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June 25, 2012 4:13:49 PM

Thanx for the reply jack i will read those links you have provided
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June 25, 2012 4:26:24 PM

fightclub25 said:
thx for the quick reply guys, i really appreciate it. @The Big Troll i would prefer to get all the parts from one store that has the option to get a credit card with them thx though. @ nafoni, thx for the parts you chose but is there a reason why you changed it from the ones that i had ex: better performance or more reliable.

I am pretty much in love with the case i chose and most of the parts that i have picked are because i have read reviews on them and the price.

Cheaper and same/lower price. More popular parts.

And of course, get a case that you like yourself.
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June 25, 2012 5:00:33 PM

the heat issues on ivy bridge only exsist when you ramp up the voltage. at his kind of level,i doubt he will ever even raise the voltage. hyper 212 will handle a decent overclock of 4.4ghz
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June 25, 2012 5:15:03 PM

Thx for that info @ the big troll. Now I can have peace if mind that it won't get too hot and yea I don't plan on messing with the volts or anything like that
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June 25, 2012 5:32:09 PM

you can get around 4-4.3ghz without voltage increase
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June 25, 2012 6:25:11 PM

Jack is wrong on IB. It only heats up when you OC it super high, which is pointless anyway.
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July 8, 2012 1:45:14 AM

ok, i have bought all my parts already and assembled my computer. I now have a driver question. Do i download all of them in order from the first one to the last one or do i just download the last one?
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July 8, 2012 1:59:34 AM

You just download the newest one.
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