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Finally The Ivy Build

Finally I have decided to purchase a custom build with an Ivy Bridge CPU. I have created a wish list on NewEgg. I am looking for help finding a case, checking compatibility, and maybe cutting some of the cost. Any advice is appreciated.

Thank you


Approximate Purchase Date: By End of July

Budget Range: $3000 including S&H

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, programming, graphics, development

Parts Not Required: Speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:

Additional Comments: Wish list on newegg below

Here's the list:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14841149
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  1. Best answer
    Looks good - however, you should get the Vertex 4 instead of the Agility, it performs better.
    Any case that supports Extended-ATX is fine.
    GTX 680 is overkill, get a GTX 670 instead.
    Your PSU isn't great, something like this would be better:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087
    750W, 80 Plus Gold, already leaves plenty of room to upgrade.
    If you want 850W:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087
    Velociraptor is way overkill, a Caviar Black is enough. Plus you've got a SSD.
  2. Drop that motherboard and get a Asus Z77 Sabertooth.
    $629 for a GTX 670??? Drop that and get a 7970
    Drop that crappy PSU in favor get a Corsair HX850!
    You don't have a case? Get the Corsair 500R
    Drop that SSD for A Mushkin Chronos 120GB
    Drop that HDD for a WD Black 1TB 7200
    Grab an H100 for cooling
    Grab a plain old Razer Deathadder mouse black edition
    Grab the Sidewinder X4 keyboard

    Now with all the money I saved you grab a nice monitor or 3 of them
  3. redeemer said:
    Drop that motherboard and get a Asus Z77 Sabertooth.
    $629 for a GTX 670??? Drop that and get a 7970
    Drop that crappy PSU in favor get a Corsair HX850!
    You don't have a case? Get the Corsair 500R
    Drop that SSD for A Mushkin Chronos 120GB
    Drop that HDD for a WD Black 1TB 7200
    Grab an H100 for cooling
    Grab a plain old Razer Deathadder mouse black edition
    Grab the Sidewinder X4 keyboard

    Now with all the money I saved you grab a nice monitor or 3 of them


    A gtx 670 is not $629, i think you have mistaken it for a 680 lul

    gtx 670 > 7970

    Plus the gtx 670 is cheaper than the 7970
  4. Instead of the H100 get a Noctua NH-D14, it performs better and is cheaper.
  5. g-gill24 said:
    A gtx 670 is not $629, i think you have mistaken it for a 680 lul


    Plus the gtx 670 is cheaper than the 7970




    Not true anymore with the new driver the 7970 now beat the 680gtx shame on me.
  6. It doesn't beat it. It now matches its performance.
  7. Monitor: 27" rez 2560x1440p IPS panel 310$: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?LH_ItemCondition=3&_sacat=See-All-Categories&_from=R40&_nkw=YAMAKASI%20CATLEAP%20Q270&_sop=15

    loving link: http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?&m=1549711&mpage=1

    case Aerocool strike x 180$: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1440029&CatId=1510
    feature link: http://www.aerocool.us/strikex/strikex_st_black.html
    Would have been my choice if I didn't wanted a clear side panel. Awsome case really.

    CPU: Either an i5-3570k 230$ for gaming http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    or i7-3770k 350$ for heavy video editing and professional need (won,t do anything for gaming): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

    Mobo: So many good mobo I'd say its depend you can go extream with the p8z77-WS at 340$: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131822&Tpk=p8z77-20ws (it feature 4x PCIe 3.0 if you ever want to go 4x sli, its ubber for extream overclocking).
    But the average gamer will be happy with a 200$ or or so mobo from asus or gigabyte like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131830
    Even a 140$ may make you happy

    GPU: one or two 680gtx goes from 520$ to 600$ or 1000$+ for a 690gtx. Go for the hd7970 if you prefer AMD over Nvidia. If you go Nvidia I personaly love the EVGA product a lots.

    Ram: Corsaire vengence or Gskill at 1600Hz go for 2x4g or 4x4g or 2x8g (32gb only if you do a ton of video editing or 3d rendering) 50$ to 100$ depend what you want at 1600Hz: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

    CPU cooler ()you'll need one if you ever overclock): For 35$ thats an awsome one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 You can just buy an extra fan to make it even bether.
    Also that one is awsome and silente for 65$: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835426030
    You can search around their is a ton of good ones that come with 2fan (so you don,t have to manuly buy an extra one) for 50$+ antec, thermalteke and coolermaster are all good brands

    PSU: 750w or so for 110$ ish (go for a lower one if you wont ever go crossfire/sli but don,t mess with a cheap one). Corsaire, Antec and seasonic are good ones: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

    Mouse 80$ + if your an MMO player that one is awsome: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153064
    Razer and logitech make awsome mouse:

    Keyboard 50$ to 100$. The sidewinder is really awsome two of my friend own it and I can,t belive its just a 50$ keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109191&Tpk=sidewinder

    The g510 is a sure value at 95$:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100
    g19 if you want a bether screen at 150$: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=23-126-053

    So depend on your choice its between 1745$ to 2325$.
    Add 500-600$ if your going sli/CF GPUs
    Add the price of extra monitor (2 monitor is awsome when you must follow step for tweaking your program and 3 is for extream gaming).
    Change the air CPU cooler for an hybrid solution (+ 100$ or so)
    Go watercooling (500$ to several thousands)
    Add the speaker price (from 20$ + several thousands).

    Take in note that you won't see much difference betwin the 1745$ and the 2325$ if your not using the extra features (But going sli/CF would have a huge impact).
  8. Case = HAF 922 or 932 if you can afford. Bloody lovely cases.
  9. Best answer selected by dhcollegedude715.
  10. Or HAF XM.
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