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June 29, 2012 4:29:07 PM

I am planning on building my own computer, and have selected these parts.

I plan on using this computer primarily for gaming.

I also want it to be future proof, and have the ability to upgrade components as time goes on.

I will be using a currently owned EVGA NVIDIA Geforce GTX 570 1GB GPU, and plan on utilizing SLI in the future.

Also note that I would like to have a minimum of 8 USB ports on the computer, all of the inputs are USB 2.0, but in the future could be 3.0.

If there are any cables or adapters that are needed or do not work, please inform me!

Please keep in mind room and spacing, I have had troubles in the past with motherboards having obstructions in the way of the GPU.

I would like to keep this build around $1,500, and $2,000 max.

If you have a recommendation, suggestion or find something wrong, please tell me, and explain why. It's good to know, but better to understand why it is like that

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

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



Motherboard: ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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



RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

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



SSD: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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



Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

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



Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

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



Computer Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

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



OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

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



Thank you very much for your time and suggestions!

-Rotfuchs

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June 29, 2012 4:38:01 PM

The case is overkill, Cooler Master is notorious for its' bad power supplies, and the Force GT isn't a good choice due to the Sandforce controller being used. The 3770K won't be of use in a gaming system, and you'll need a Z77 board to take full advantage of it.

As far as cables go - most everything will be included for what you need. Your motherboard will come with SATA cables, your CPU cooler will come with thermal compound, and your case will come with all the screws and mounts needed.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1202.38
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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June 29, 2012 5:20:25 PM

So would this work?
My OS is Professional because I've seen that you can only use 16GB of RAM when it comes to Home.
I may want to go to 32BG someday...
If the case doesn't have any technical flaws with it or performance issues then I'll keep this one.
Will this motherboard fully utilize the i7?

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116501

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Professional LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233143

SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-148-...

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136939

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

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

Computer Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119225

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116992


Thank you for your time
-Rotfuchs
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June 29, 2012 5:35:32 PM

Rotfuchs said:
So would this work?
My OS is Professional because I've seen that you can only use 16GB of RAM when it comes to Home.
I may want to go to 32BG someday...
If the case doesn't have any technical flaws with it or performance issues then I'll keep this one.
Will this motherboard fully utilize the i7?


1. On a gaming system you will never use more than 8GB, it's pointless to consider anything greater than that. You can get more but it will just be sitting there not being used.

2. Again I will say that the HAF X is gigantic and way overkill for what you will need it for - if you're not going for a custom liquid loop, you don't need it.

3. Yes but on a gaming system the extra features of the i7-3770K won't be utilized. You only need the extra RAM and hyperthreading if you're working with heavy duty CS-5 / CS-6, you said this was going to be a gaming system - these things will not be utilized. The Pro 4 also forfeits an extra PCI x16 slot which means you won't be able to add a second 570 if you want to, so go with the motherboard I recommended.
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June 29, 2012 6:26:41 PM

I've made some revisions.
I've gone with 8GB of RAM for now. If I ever want more for some reason I have the option to go to 32G.
I'm going with the case you suggested.
I'm still not convinced on the motherboard. The one I chooses says it is SLI ready, meaning it should be able to support another 570 right? The one you suggest looks fine, but if the one that I choose doesn't have any functionality or performance problems I may just go with it.
This is the current state:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116501


Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Professional LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157299


RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO

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


SSD: Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 20-148-442


Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136939


Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139010


Computer Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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


OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116992

Again thank you for your time and patience!
-Rotfuchs
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June 29, 2012 7:29:47 PM

Rotfuchs said:
I've made some revisions.
I've gone with 8GB of RAM for now. If I ever want more for some reason I have the option to go to 32G.
I'm going with the case you suggested.
I'm still not convinced on the motherboard. The one I chooses says it is SLI ready, meaning it should be able to support another 570 right? The one you suggest looks fine, but if the one that I choose doesn't have any functionality or performance problems I may just go with it.


The motherboard I picked is definitely equipped for SLI and it has a lot of nice extra features like dual LAN for the price range, and the BIOS is one of the easiest to use that I've ever worked with.

The rest of that build looks pretty good but again I will say that the extra features of the 3770K will not be used on a gaming rig. The i5-3570K is $100 cheaper and you'll get far more use out of it.
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June 29, 2012 7:41:13 PM

I understand what you mean, and though I may not use them for gaming, I would like to keep that functionality open.

So judging by the current parts listed before, will all of those work? Any other suggestions?

One thing I have recently thought was the front usb ports. Will I be able to connect those easily? Will I need to buy a special cord? And will they work with usb 2.0 inputs, since they are usb 3.0?

Thanks!
-Rotfuchs
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June 29, 2012 7:47:58 PM

Rotfuchs said:
I understand what you mean, and though I may not use them for gaming, I would like to keep that functionality open.

So judging by the current parts listed before, will all of those work? Any other suggestions?

One thing I have recently thought was the front usb ports. Will I be able to connect those easily? Will I need to buy a special cord? And will they work with usb 2.0 inputs, since they are usb 3.0?

Thanks!
-Rotfuchs


Yeah that configuration will work fine.

As far as the USB 3.0 ports on the case - those will connect to an internal header on the motherboard and Corsair provides the adapter for it.
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June 29, 2012 7:51:42 PM

Alright!

Thank you so much for you suggestions and help with this, I've had troubles getting people's opinion on the build.

Again thank you so much!
-Rotfuchs
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