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Help me my 1st build before GW2 launches 28 Aug 2012

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July 13, 2012 5:17:34 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: before 28 August 2012

Budget Range: 2000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (playing on max)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: None

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel build

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (will buy a second GPU in the future)

here are the parts:

Case HAF X $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119225

Mobo Asus Maximus Formula V $289.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131854

CPU Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz $339.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116501

RAM G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM Active PFC F3) 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply $199.99
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 [...] 6820148442

GPU ? whichgtx 680 (will do sli in future)
after market cooler for OC ?
Hard drive for storage ?
Gaming keyboard & mouse ?
Gaming monitor?
any suggestions?
Thanks for helping.

July 13, 2012 5:30:04 PM

GPU ? whichgtx 680 (will do sli in future)
Either EVGA or MSI

after market cooler for OC ?
Depends on your budget.
The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is fairly standard and well priced. Will handle most moderate over clocking.
Keep in mind that if you go with a tower type cooler you will need to consider the size of your ram. Look into low profile ram.

Hard drive for storage ?
Unless you are planning on downloading huge amounts of video etc a 1TB is plenty.

Gaming keyboard & mouse ?
I prefer trackballs for long gaming hours like MMO's. Much nicer on the wrists. Check out Logitech's M570. It's programmable with their software.

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

If you get a logitech RF wireless keyboard you can share the USB dongle with the mouse too.

Gaming monitor?

GO with Acer, pick the size you like. Can't go wrong with an Acer monitor. Make sure it's true HD.
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July 13, 2012 5:45:08 PM

i see OVERKILLL!!!!

heres what i would get. trackballs are pretty outdated bro. get optical or laser

its overbuilt in many ways but still cheaper. the keyboard is using cherry red switches and the mouse is a razer deathadder. id recommend getting the black edition as it is more durable. it wont show on the site i was using

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bZjL
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July 13, 2012 5:52:47 PM

Personally, this is what I would go with if I were you:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: TUNIQ Tower 120 Extreme 90.7 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 ATX Full Tower Case ($142.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($168.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1599.87
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

An i5 since the i7 really won't offer any better performance, the Tuniq Tower 120 for exceptional cooling (and also low noise), the Extreme6 for SLI, a 1TB Caviar Black for most of your everyday stuff, the Vertex 4 for all of your apps/OS (OSes if you multi-boot), the Antec 1200 V3 for great airflow and room (though the Corsair Obsidian 650D is another I'd consider), a great Corsair PSU (SLI-ready), and an optical drive should you ever need one.

Peripherals are up to you - for kb/mouse, I'd usually go with either Logitech or Razer, and Asus makes great monitors.
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July 13, 2012 6:11:04 PM

if you want a large case, get the 1100.
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July 13, 2012 7:43:34 PM

I just noticed troll's list and mine are incredibly similar. Either one will be great (considering they're almost the same). The Silver Arrow is a great cooler (it's just as quiet as the Tuniq, but a bit warmer), and all the peripherals he listed are really good.

On the case, the 1100 is about the same size as the 1200 and 650D, but it's able to take much larger motherboards (up to XL-ATX). Since that's really not necessary, then the Corsair or 1200 are probably better choices.

The case is always a bit of a bother to pick (especially for us, that don't know exactly what you look for in a case), so I'd suggest you take our internet forum advice with a grain of salt and do some searching around yourself. Benchmark Reviews hosts some really great case reviews - this way you'll get something closer to what you're looking for, rather than something we like.
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July 13, 2012 8:19:45 PM

TheBigTroll said:
i see OVERKILLL!!!!

heres what i would get. trackballs are pretty outdated bro. get optical or laser



Not to derail the thread but the M570 is a laser mouse, just with a trackball instead of dragging your hand all over the place like a traditional mouse.




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July 13, 2012 8:23:27 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.89 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: OCZ Agility 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($180.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G235HAbd 23.0" Monitor ($129.55 @ CompUSA)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($47.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Total: $1986.19
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

this has everything you want:
SLI 670s, 256GB SSD + 1 GB HDD, Windows, 23" 1920x1080 monitor, windows, gaming keyboard, gaming mouse.
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July 13, 2012 11:44:11 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.89 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: OCZ Agility 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($180.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($114.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G235HAbd 23.0" Monitor ($129.55 @ CompUSA)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($47.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Total: $1986.19
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

this has everything you want:
SLI 670s, 256GB SSD + 1 GB HDD, Windows, 23" 1920x1080 monitor, windows, gaming keyboard, gaming mouse.



i see some problems or needed changes

1:id rather not get a budget z77 board at this kind of price point. the gigabyte z77x-ud3h or ud5h has all the features he needs
2:i still dont trust OCZ other than for their vertex 4
3:gigabyte cards have the weirdest warranty. it starts right at manufacturing. also, 2 open air coolers espically the gigabyte one tend to get really hot as they blast the exhaust at each other
4:xfx xxx 750w is better and cheaper
5:id get the black edition deathadder. the regular one peels fast
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July 14, 2012 6:13:06 AM

2665605,3,1214303 said:
That motherboard is X79 and is not compatible with your 3770k. Get a Z77 mobo instead.


The mobo is not x79 it is LGA 1155 Intel Z77
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July 19, 2012 7:13:08 AM

CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler:Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler $84.99
Motherboard:Mobo Asus Maximus Formula V $289.99
Memory: not sure wich 1 will fit cause of the cpu cooler
Hard Drive:D on't need this
SSD:SSD Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $114.99
Video Card:Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card:Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case:Case HAF X $179.99
Power Supply:SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM Active PFC F3) 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Optical Drive:LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor:Acer G235HAbd 23.0" Monitor ($129.55 @ CompUSA)
Keyboard:Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse:Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse $47.99

what do you guys think of it ?
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July 19, 2012 3:52:35 PM

looks good to me.
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July 29, 2012 5:54:12 AM

Best answer selected by assyrian dragon.
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August 17, 2012 8:39:52 AM

I am also eagerly awaiting the release of GW2. For game control I recommend the razer nostromo http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004AM5RB6/ref=ox_sc_a...
very configurable and puts all your keys within easy reach. I have been playing the beta with it and its way better than using reg keyboard and mouse.

assyrian dragon said:
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: before 28 August 2012

Budget Range: 2000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (playing on max)

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: None

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel build

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (will buy a second GPU in the future)

here are the parts:

Case HAF X $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119225

Mobo Asus Maximus Formula V $289.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131854

CPU Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz $339.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116501

RAM G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic X Series X-850 (SS-850KM Active PFC F3) 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply $199.99
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 [...] 6820148442

GPU ? whichgtx 680 (will do sli in future)
after market cooler for OC ?
Hard drive for storage ?
Gaming keyboard & mouse ?
Gaming monitor?
any suggestions?
Thanks for helping.

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