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Final gaming build, is it good?

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July 14, 2012 11:07:24 AM

This is my first build and I just want to get everything right so here are the components

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K S1155 3.4GHz 6MB (£177.99 @ Dabs.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X-PERFORMA High Performance CPU Cooler (£27.46 @ Amazon.co.uk)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATX (£109.99 @ Amazon.co.uk)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£36.99 @ Dabs)
Hard Drive: WD 2TB Caviar Green (£57.99 @ Got on sale)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (£329.99 @ Dabs)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper Full Tower Case (£99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W Fully Modular Power Supply (£69.99 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: Sony 24x DVD-RW/RAM SATA Black LightScribe Drive (£16.99 @ Dabs)
SSD: Samsung 128GB 830 Series SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSD Basic Kit (£77.99 @ Dabs)
Monitor : ViewSonic VX2336S-LED 23 inch 1080p Full HD LED Display with Ultra-wide Viewing Angle (£139.99 @ Amazon)
Total: £1145.36

Is it a good build, are all the parts decent? Any Bottlenecks?
Thanks in advance to any replies.
July 14, 2012 11:11:05 AM

pretty spanky only thing id change is cooler to either a coolermaster 212 evo (cheap) or a noctua nh d14 (if it fits)... hate the case but its popular lol
July 14, 2012 11:19:36 AM

skaggy said:
pretty spanky only thing id change is cooler to either a coolermaster 212 evo (cheap) or a noctua nh d14 (if it fits)... hate the case but its popular lol

Yup can't change the case now it's sitting here in my living room. However I heard the the Zalman CPU cooler is better than the hyper 212.
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July 14, 2012 11:34:36 AM

You could get a cheaper case and buy a h80:) 
July 14, 2012 12:05:03 PM

JuanB said:
You could get a cheaper case and buy a h80:) 

I've already bought the case. :( 
July 14, 2012 12:17:00 PM

looks good to me everything is compatible not crazy about that aftermarket cooler but to each his or her own
July 14, 2012 12:40:44 PM

bigcyco1 said:
looks good to me everything is compatible not crazy about that aftermarket cooler but to each his or her own

So should I swap it for the Hyper212 evo? The most I'm going to overclock it to is about 4-4.2 ghz is that do able with the hyper?
July 14, 2012 2:23:52 PM

Looks great, but I would advice to get the low profile version of the RAM. The high profile modules are really very BIG and can get in the way of the HSF.
July 14, 2012 5:56:14 PM

Thomas_89 said:
Looks great, but I would advice to get the low profile version of the RAM. The high profile modules are really very BIG and can get in the way of the HSF.

Too bad I got that on sale aswell but oh well we'll see I'm sure there is a way around it.
July 15, 2012 9:44:44 PM

dilzo said:
So should I swap it for the Hyper212 evo? The most I'm going to overclock it to is about 4-4.2 ghz is that do able with the hyper?
Not very well i would recommend any of these below for that.


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...


NZXT HAVIK CPU Cooler with Dual 140MM Fans - Silver/Black
https://www.google.com/url?url=http://www.amazon.com/NZ...



CPU Cooler:Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans Intel & AMD Universal CPU Cooler CLP0564
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Cooler Master V8 CPU Fan - Socket 1366/775/AM2/AM2+,1156, AM3 120mm Fan, Modular Aluminum Fins http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
August 1, 2012 10:05:39 PM

Firstly, he's not in the US, he's in the UK. So can't use Newegg or Tigerdirect.
Secondly 3 out of those 4 coolers need ridiculously fast and loud fans to get the 'good' temps that they get.
And finally they are all much more expensive than the Zalman Performa. I also don't think that 3 out of 4 of them are the best choice at their respective price points.

For below £30 coolers:
Deepcool Ice Matrix 400 (£28 @ Amazon / £30 @ QuietPC)
http://skinflint.co.uk/576422

Alpenfohn Matterhorn Pure (£30 @ OCUK)
http://skinflint.co.uk/782372
August 2, 2012 4:11:40 AM

Silvune said:
Firstly, he's not in the US, he's in the UK. So can't use Newegg or Tigerdirect.
Secondly 3 out of those 4 coolers need ridiculously fast and loud fans to get the 'good' temps that they get.
And finally they are all much more expensive than the Zalman Performa. I also don't think that 3 out of 4 of them are the best choice at their respective price points.

For below £30 coolers:
Deepcool Ice Matrix 400 (£28 @ Amazon / £30 @ QuietPC)
http://skinflint.co.uk/576422

Alpenfohn Matterhorn Pure (£30 @ OCUK)
http://skinflint.co.uk/782372
yeah i didn't notice he wasn't in u.s. my bad and never used the coolers your recommending so i take your word for it i don't really go by some sites benchmarks for coolers as i find them to not be very accurate or truthful since i have used the ones i recommended i know them to be decent coolers. :)  P.S.They are huge and also kinda loud though lol the best one i have try is the NHD-14 and Phanteks those kept my i5-2500k at decent temps under a OC 4.9ghz 1.38v.
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