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June 27, 2012 1:31:11 AM

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.

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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...

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June 27, 2012 1:55:21 AM

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June 27, 2012 1:55:35 AM

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=N82E168...
750W, 80 Plus Gold, already leaves plenty of room to upgrade.
If you want 850W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Velociraptor is way overkill, a Caviar Black is enough. Plus you've got a SSD.
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June 27, 2012 1:55:57 AM

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

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June 27, 2012 2:51:01 AM

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
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June 27, 2012 3:05:51 AM

Instead of the H100 get a Noctua NH-D14, it performs better and is cheaper.
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June 27, 2012 3:08:34 AM

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.
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June 27, 2012 7:19:19 AM

It doesn't beat it. It now matches its performance.
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June 27, 2012 9:36:24 AM

Monitor: 27" rez 2560x1440p IPS panel 310$: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?LH_ItemCondition=3&_saca...

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

case Aerocool strike x 180$: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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=N82E168...
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=N82E168...

Mobo: So many good mobo I'd say its depend you can go extream with the p8z77-WS at 340$: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (it feature 4x PCIe 3.0 if you ever want to go 4x sli, its ubber for extream overclocking).
But the average gamer will be happy with a 200$ or or so mobo from asus or gigabyte like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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=N82E168...

CPU cooler ()you'll need one if you ever overclock): For 35$ thats an awsome one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... You can just buy an extra fan to make it even bether.
Also that one is awsome and silente for 65$: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can search around their is a ton of good ones that come with 2fan (so you don,t have to manuly buy an extra one) for 50$+ 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=N82E168...

Mouse 80$ + if your an MMO player that one is awsome: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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=N82E168...

The g510 is a sure value at 95$:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
g19 if you want a bether screen at 150$: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=23-126-...

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).
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June 27, 2012 10:05:39 PM

Case = HAF 922 or 932 if you can afford. Bloody lovely cases.
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July 5, 2012 2:28:44 AM

Best answer selected by dhcollegedude715.
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July 5, 2012 6:21:59 AM

Or HAF XM.
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