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Final Opinions ~2000 Gaming Rig/HTPC, Need wireless Keyboard Advice

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June 25, 2012 4:07:09 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: The next few days

Budget Range: 2000 or so

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, internet, movies

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1080p, 70 in LCD

Additional Comments: Not really sure about all the different ram choices, was just thinking I'd get 8g's of something I could get bundled with something else. 1600 Mhz

Im also looking for some advice on wireless keyboards. I want to be able to play on my tv from my couch about 15-20 ft away and if it could possibly go through a wall that would be great.

Other then that, I posted my first build earlier and after some good advice and reading through other posts I've made a bunch of changes. All advice appreciated.

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Just looking for something plain and quiet that would be easy to build in

GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
D3 is the most advanced game I want to play right now, but id like to be set on graphics at least for a little while

PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Just looking for something quiet yet powerful enough that I can upgrade in the future and possibly OC or SLI

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Seems to be the popular consensus

SSD: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2BAA 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Shouldnt need anything bigger then this for awhile. Besides that I dont really know much about SSD's or which ones are faster.

Memory: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Im pretty lost when it come to ram. I'm not sure what works with my motherboard and I'm not sure if its worth getting anything faster then 1600 Mhz. All i know is i want low profile so my CPU cooler fits.

Wireless Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech MK710 Black 7 Function Keys RF Wireless Ergonomic Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Here I'm just looking for something with good range and that can possibly work through a wall. This one had a lot of good reviews about the range. Had trouble finding stuff about this online. Willing to spend more on something reliable

Optical: LG Black 10X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive 3D Playback
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I just need something to install games/software

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
My system shouldnt have to work to hard to power what I want to do, but I dont expect that case to be overly cool either

Let me know what you guys think. Threw in a copy of D3 and a power supply and my wish list comes out to $1850. Really could use some good advice on the wireless keyboard/mouse.

Thanks in advance




June 25, 2012 5:01:16 PM

+1 ^ g-unit1111
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June 25, 2012 5:13:29 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Good selection of parts all around except for the PSU - if you look at other sites - especially Johnny Guru and Anandtech - they say that Cooler Master is really dishonest in the way they sell and market their PSUs - slapping a lot of fake labels and certifications on them. Get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A second option would be this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Ok thanks for the heads up, I was solely going on reviews off new egg and looking for something gold certified. Will 750 watts be enough to power SLI and OCing in the future?
June 25, 2012 5:15:32 PM

you can trim down a bit on the spending by getting a non-K CPU if you don't overclock, and maybe even with the motherboard, say an H77 if that's cheaper.

PSU's a little high. 600-650 would be all you need at worst unless you overclock either or both of your CPU/GPU, or you want to run SLI.

you can go by with a 120GB SSD unless you're installing loads of programs that you'll be using a lot

RAM's fine, but you can still shave off a bit going with DDR3-1333
June 25, 2012 5:19:55 PM

Hazle said:
you can trim down a bit on the spending by getting a non-K CPU if you don't overclock, and maybe even with the motherboard, say an H77 if that's cheaper.

PSU's a little high. 600-650 would be all you need at worst unless you overclock either or both of your CPU/GPU, or you want to run SLI.

you can go by with a 120GB SSD unless you're installing loads of programs that you'll be using a lot

RAM's fine, but you can still shave off a bit going with DDR3-1333


Not really worried about shaving off any money unless I'm buying something I'm absolutely not going to use. I want to leave OC and SLI open for the future, I just doubt what I'll be doing will need it right now. I'd rather have a computer that will last a little longer then save 50 bucks right now. Thanks for the tips.
June 25, 2012 5:24:40 PM

tacobreath said:
Ok thanks for the heads up, I was solely going on reviews off new egg and looking for something gold certified. Will 750 watts be enough to power SLI and OCing in the future?


That's a classic rookie mistake - you never want to rely on stores solely for product reviews. Sure they're helpful but a good 90% of the people reviewing things on Newegg aren't professionals. And half the time the people who do complain are usually complaining about bad rebates or crap they experienced with UPS. You need to check a variety of sources before you buy - that is key to getting the system you want.

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PSU's a little high. 600-650 would be all you need at worst unless you overclock either or both of your CPU/GPU, or you want to run SLI.


A 750W will handle SLI on the 680 and 670 and overclocking without any problems.
June 25, 2012 5:41:21 PM

tacobreath said:
Yea I agree. This will be my first build and I'm just trying to pick this stuff up here and there.

Any opinion on if this ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is any better or worse then the G Skills Ram?


That will work fine - just make sure it's the low profile version.

The top RAM manufacturers are usually Corsair, Kingston, Crucial, G.Skill, Mushkin, and Samsung.
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