Sandy i7+Noctua D14 or Ivy i5+Hyper212+ For New Build

I want to squeeze as much gaming performance as possible, without SLI/Crossfire, while staying as close to $1000 Canadian as possible. However, this deal seems like something that is worth the extra $30 or so for a quieter, cooler system.

The Deal is: http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/BDL_2600K_NHD14
My theorical build is:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.00 @ Newegg Canada)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.88 @ Canada Computers)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($78.88 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($61.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1051.70
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Also:
Im not sure about the Case. (are there any better for the price/ that fit the Noctua Cooler)
The Video Card is about 274.99 Because of Memory Express Price match. (they beat 25% of the difference, theyre list price is 399.99).
I dont plan on Crossfiring, if i upgrade i would just find a better single card.
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  1. I would go with your build you have listed there with the i5. It's better for gaming.

    As for a case, any mid tower case would be fne. Find one you like and ask about it or check reviews.
  2. I'd actually say drop the SSD and upgrade to the GTX 670 but that's just my opinion. But that build looks good.

    As far as case goes there's plenty of suggestions I can give you:

    - Corsair Carbide 400R: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008
    - Rosewill Challenger: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153
    - Fractal Design Arc MIDI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352007
    - Cooler Master HAF XM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119257
    - Antec 1100: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129178

    Newegg Canada doesn't carry NZXT for some weird reason otherwise I'd recommend the Phantom 410 but stay away from crap brands like Ultra, Apevia, Raidmax, Xion, and so on.
  3. Phantom 410 is 129.99 at NCIX, while i do think its nice, i dont know for 130. I would like to keep the SSD, but i saw an MSI 7950 for 330, would the performance be better for ~$50 more than a 7870?
  4. I wouldn't use the Hyper 212 on a IB build.....move up to the 612

    The Chronos is a "budget SSD", I'd invest the money in the 670 as suggested above and wait till ya could afford the Chronos Deluxe DX

    Might consider this combo
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.994370

    or

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.994275
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.985852
  5. manzi said:
    Phantom 410 is 129.99 at NCIX, while i do think its nice, i dont know for 130. I would like to keep the SSD, but i saw an MSI 7950 for 330, would the performance be better for ~$50 more than a 7870?


    On a gaming system the GPU is *THE* most important part of a build, bar none. You always want to focus your budget on that part - everything else comes second - storage, case, motherboard/CPU.
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