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July 12, 2012 6:23:15 AM

I need some advice building my own PC.

1. Gaming (Latest MMO's)
2. Simple Video Recording
3. Future Proof
4. Overclocking

Please check on my build if something is not right and what can you advice. Thank you


Build

CPU -i5 - 3570K (3.4ghz to 3.8ghz )
MOBO -Asus P8Z77-M Pro
GPU -PowerColor 7770 1GB
Storage -60GB SSD
-WD Blue Sata3 500GB
Chasis -Corsair 400R
RAM -Sniper 8gb (12800CL9D-SR23)
Monitor -23” Samsung S23B300B
PSU -Don't know what to choose

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July 12, 2012 6:42:28 AM

PSU: something like this or the tx650...
http://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Enthusiast-Series-Certifi...

If it'll fit in the budget I'd recommend getting a better GPU. Something like this...
http://www.amazon.com/SAPPHIRE-Radeon-6870-GDDR5-Graphi...
or...
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Ex...
or...
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mini-Displayport-PCI-Exp...

Everything else looks good. Although, you may be able to save some money on the mobo. Try this?...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You could also save cash on the SDD by waiting on it and add it to the build as an upgrade in the future when you get the cash. Put the saved cash towards a better GPU at the moment.

Other than that, everything looks great. Might need a cheap dvd burner depending on how you're gonna install the OS. Hope this helps :) 
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July 12, 2012 6:55:15 AM

Thank you for the quick reply

I think i'll go for the 650W would this be reliable if i'll OC my CPU till 4GHZ or 4.2?

GPU is something im planning in the future if I already have the budget and i'll rather go for HD7870.

If hardware and feature concerns what would you pick? Asus Z77 - V or ASRock Z77 Extreme4

So you prefer wait till a good SSD comes out and go for the 180GB if this one makes sense + budget.



English is really not my first language.

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July 12, 2012 7:15:59 AM

If your going to overclock you need a aftermarket cooler take your pick



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

CPU Cooler:COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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July 12, 2012 7:31:49 AM

levidons said:
Thank you for the quick reply

I think i'll go for the 650W would this be reliable if i'll OC my CPU till 4GHZ or 4.2?

GPU is something im planning in the future if I already have the budget and i'll rather go for HD7870.

If hardware and feature concerns what would you pick? Asus Z77 - V or ASRock Z77 Extreme4

So you prefer wait till a good SSD comes out and go for the 180GB if this one makes sense + budget.



English is really not my first language.

Yes, the 650W psu will be more than plenty to overclock the CPU. Although, I'm still wondering why I didn't see that you haven't chosen an aftermarket cooler...I +1 bigcyco1's statement about getting a better cooler. Either of those coolers he listed would be great options. Although I'd recommend the 212 evo in a push/pull config.

If you've already got the GPU planned for the future, a 7870 would be an excellent performer. And I'd definitely go with the ASRock z77 Exreme4 over the asus board. You get all the same features for much, much less.

I'd also recommend you wait on the SSD if it means choosing between it and a better GPU. Just upgrade in the future ASAP. They definitely come in handy when gaming. Those things have some crazy read and write speeds in comparison to a HDD.
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July 12, 2012 8:16:11 AM

Sorry that i missed the COOLER.

I was actually looking forward for liquid cooling fans.

Antec Khuler H20
or
Corsair H60

Is this good compared to 212 cooler that you offer? Disadvantages for Liquid Cooling? Any suggestions?

Maybe i'll save for good GPU and wait for the budget.

Will the onboard GPU of Asus Extreme 6 or Extreme4 good as of the moment? Then bump to the higher GPU once have the budget?
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July 12, 2012 8:41:02 AM

levidons said:
Sorry that i missed the COOLER.

I was actually looking forward for liquid cooling fans.

Antec Khuler H20
or
Corsair H60

Is this good compared to 212 cooler that you offer? Disadvantages for Liquid Cooling? Any suggestions?

Maybe i'll save for good GPU and wait for the budget.

Will the onboard GPU of Asus Extreme 6 or Extreme4 good as of the moment? Then bump to the higher GPU once have the budget?



the differences between liquid cooling vs air is very minor with liquid just barely ahead. the difference in general is the dangers of the two:

Liquid's pipes has that oh so small chance to burst or spring a leak, and leaks+electronics=nono

Heatsink Fan, are usually large, so it adds alot of weight onto the mobo vs liquid counterpart. and you have to worry about case size and ram profile depending on motherboard and cpu cooler model if you went the heatsink fan way.
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July 12, 2012 5:49:53 PM

levidons said:
Sorry that i missed the COOLER.

I was actually looking forward for liquid cooling fans.

Antec Khuler H20
or
Corsair H60

Is this good compared to 212 cooler that you offer? Disadvantages for Liquid Cooling? Any suggestions?

Maybe i'll save for good GPU and wait for the budget.

Will the onboard GPU of Asus Extreme 6 or Extreme4 good as of the moment? Then bump to the higher GPU once have the budget?

Yeah, if you're looking to go the closed loop watercooling route, you may as well just go the whole nine yards and grab a custom water cooling solution. Those liquid coolers may or may not offer a bit better cooling solution than the 212 evo. It really just depends on how everything is setup. Usually the closed loop cooler is better, but as stated above they could spring a leak. I'd also recommend you stay away from that type of water cooling at the moment. It seems quite a few people are having problems with 'em from all the reviews I read. Either go for these air cooling solutions...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or if you go water cooling...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11743/ex-wat-159/XSPC...

And you can save on the GPU. That would be an excellent choice. The HD4000 graphics that comes with the mobo and CPU can actually run just about any game out there, but the game usually has to be on the lowest visual settings.
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July 13, 2012 5:27:39 AM

Thank you for the good source of knowledge.

Now have made a choice this will be my build and will upgrade in the near future


CPU - i5 - 3570K (3.4ghz to 3.8ghz ) Plan to OC 4.00Ghz or more
MOBO - Asrock Extreme 6 Z77
STORAGE - WD Blue Sata3 500GB
CHASSIS - Corsair 400R
RAM - Sniper 8gb (12800CL9D-SR23) 2x4
MONITOR - 23” Samsung S23B300B
PSU - Corsair TX Series (650w)
COOLER - CM Hyper 212 Evo

SSD - UPGRADE in the future
GPU - UPGRADE in the future

TOTAL
PHP 45,500.00 without discount yet
or
USD $ 933.92 www.newegg.com price list without rebate

Is this price wise enough?
Good Setup?
Reliable choice of brands?
Atleast above normal gaming experience?
Enough for 2-4 years?
Is the Monitor a good choice for hard gaming?

Maybe this would be my last questions. :p 
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July 13, 2012 5:57:25 AM

Best answer selected by levidons.
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July 13, 2012 5:58:08 AM

levidons said:
Thank you for the good source of knowledge.

Now have made a choice this will be my build and will upgrade in the near future


CPU - i5 - 3570K (3.4ghz to 3.8ghz ) Plan to OC 4.00Ghz or more
MOBO - Asrock Extreme 6 Z77
STORAGE - WD Blue Sata3 500GB
CHASSIS - Corsair 400R
RAM - Sniper 8gb (12800CL9D-SR23) 2x4
MONITOR - 23” Samsung S23B300B
PSU - Corsair TX Series (650w)
COOLER - CM Hyper 212 Evo

SSD - UPGRADE in the future
GPU - UPGRADE in the future

TOTAL
PHP 45,500.00 without discount yet
or
USD $ 933.92 www.newegg.com price list without rebate

Is this price wise enough?
Good Setup?
Reliable choice of brands?
Atleast above normal gaming experience?
Enough for 2-4 years?
Is the Monitor a good choice for hard gaming?

Maybe this would be my last questions. :p 

Everything looks great. Just do those two upgrades in the future and you'll have a beasty system. =)
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