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$1000-1200 Gaming Build 3570k/670

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July 10, 2012 2:39:47 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Sometime this week.

Budget Range: $1000-1200 U.S.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming followed by all other tasks

Are you buying a monitor: Yes (Not part of budget)

Parts to Upgrade: New Build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Prefer Newegg.com, but I can also do NCIX.com or Amazon.com

Location: NM, US (No Microcenter in Area)

Parts Preferences: 3570k/ Nvidia 670(?)

Overclocking: Yes (Slight overclock. Looking at pushing to stable ~4.3Ghz)

SLI or Crossfire: No plans in the current time frame. Possibly in the far future.

Your Monitor Resolution: Looking for a 1900x1080p, but if I can find an affordable 1920x1200 <$200

Additional Comments: Currently have an ASUS g73 laptop, but am looking to build a desktop for much greater performance. This is my first build, but I'm confident I can build. I'm looking to include 3570k CPU and possibly a GeForce 670 if it can fit within budget. However, I am not too sure about the other parts at the best bang for the buck like MOBO/CASE/PSU/RAM.

As for the monitor, I'm looking at this Asus VW264H at $180, but am willing to get the best monitor for under <$200 if 1920x1200.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 10, 2012 3:11:39 AM

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$79.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $69.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
$229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
$34.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO
$45.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 02G-P4-2676-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW LE 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$409.99 and a $10 rebate that makes the final price $399.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
$84.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $64.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total for this build comes to $1117.91.

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July 10, 2012 5:04:11 AM

2fast4thetown_down said:
The 3570k and 670 combo is a popular one and for a good reason it is a great choice to make it elite do this

mobo-GA-Z77X-UD5H

ram-g.skill sniper 8 gb

case nzxt phantom

psu- 550 watt

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bJx1

and this psu

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

and your monitor


I'd probably throw everything this guy said out the window.

1) It's over budget.

2) It's over budget with no aftermarket CPU cooler for an OC build.

3) The PSU, w/e the hell PSU that is, isn't enough.
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July 10, 2012 5:16:43 AM

This is what I would do.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bJTK

Went with the Z77 Pro3 because if you aren't going to SLI now you likely wont and if you do think about it in the "far future" you'd probably benefit from a single card over SLI'ing the dated card you have.

This puts you right at your budget, minus the monitor, while including the monitor.

If you wanted to go for the SLI option you could swap the board for the Extreme 4 inzone recommended and you'll want to get a 750W+ PSU.

You'll still be in budget with those changes, minus the cost of the monitor.
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July 10, 2012 6:50:40 AM

Definitely like the replies and suggestions from Inzone and Cbsevenfifty and I will have a final list update in the morning.

Before I go to sleep, I have a question regarding the two cases suggested. I think I'm set on the EVGA 670 FTW so will this card fit in the COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119196

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July 10, 2012 8:07:14 AM

Here is my Updated List with components I would like. Nothing is set in stone as I’m still looking to get in or below budget. Any input and feedback or changes for better deals are very much welcome. Thank you all for the replies thus far.

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
$229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116504

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
$22.99 NCIX US

MOBO: Unsure of whether to get ASRock Z77 Pro3 (99.99 +SH) or ASRock Z77 Extreme (134.99). While I may not SLI, lack of feedback on Z77 PRO3 has me concerned.

GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2676-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW LE 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$409.99 and a $10 rebate that makes the final price $399.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130802

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
$84.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $64.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139020

RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO
$45.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231544

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $15 off w/ promo code EMCNCND22, ends 7/12
$79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I do not need much HD space.

SSD: Wondering if I should add?

OD: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 68271352041111

Case: Undecided. Looking at <$90.

Total Desktop Price: $1085 After Rebates (SSD Optional)

Additional:
Monitor: Asus VW264H $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Feedback is very much appreciated! :D 
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July 10, 2012 1:59:24 PM

I'd actually change that Z77 Pro3 I recommended to the Biostar TZ77B. Nothing wrong with the Z77 Pro3 but newegg has a pretty good deal right now for the TZ77B - $99.99 w/ free shipping and $15 MIR. It's also the most rated single card Z77 board, at least on newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 10, 2012 2:18:31 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1206.88
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 10, 2012 2:23:34 PM

A 650W PSU will get you through for now, but if you ever intend to SLI you'll have to buy a new 750W+ PSU. So, imo, if you are going to go with a Z77 Extreme 4 with the intent to SLI 670's then you should be looking at 750W+ PSU's.
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July 10, 2012 3:52:49 PM

EasyEnd said:
Definitely like the replies and suggestions from Inzone and Cbsevenfifty and I will have a final list update in the morning.

Before I go to sleep, I have a question regarding the two cases suggested. I think I'm set on the EVGA 670 FTW so will this card fit in the COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119196

I'm Se



The GTX 670 will fit in the Storm Scout case and the lack of feedback on the Asrock pro3 could be that it's a new release MB , but unless your tight on budget it's not a bad idea to go with the Extreme4 at least you will have the option to SLI if at some point you decide to do that. It's also not a bad idea to go with aSSD for the OS drive as that will speed up the overall performance of the computer.
This is not a bad case to go with and it has a rebate and free shipping.

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
$109.99 and a $15 rebate makes the final price $94.99 and free shipping.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 10, 2012 4:01:03 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.89 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($391.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $989.80
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

weird that it says microcenter when I picked a $229.99 Amazon part
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July 10, 2012 11:03:24 PM

I appreciate all the responses. I think I’m looking at this to be my final build. I think the CPU+Mobo combo seals me into the Extreme4 Mobo. Also, I would definitely like to get the Seagate HDD, but very limited warranty and lack of quality scares me away from them. The Mushkin SSD looks reliable. Does anyone have experience with this? Also, I decided i'm not going to get a PSU that can SLI.

CPU+MOBO: 3570k + ASROCK Z77 Extreme4 Combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$347.98 (-$17 off)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
$22.99 NCIX US

GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2676-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW LE 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$409.99 and a $10 rebate that makes the final price $399.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130802

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
$84.99 and a $20 rebate makes the final price $64.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139020

RAM: Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $15 off w/ promo code EMCNCND22, ends 7/12
$79.99 ($5 more and seems more reliable than Seagate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] D=10440897


SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$93.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-226-...

OD: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 68271352041111

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN3-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior
$79.99 (After Rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total Desktop Price: $1154 After Rebates

Additional:
Monitor: Asus VW264H $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] D=10440897

Feedback is very much appreciated!
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