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July 16, 2012 11:46:48 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cjbW This link is the build I am thinking about. I wont have the money ready until Christmas time so I know prices will change a bit. But its my 1st build and $1400 max I play MMORPG's like SWTOR and GW2 when it comes out so pure gamer rig with the occasional watching of a movie. Don't need a mouse, keyboard, or monitor.

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Corsair Hydro Series H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
Antec DF-35 ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Lite-On ihes112-04 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)

My concerns:

Big enough power supply ? too big? just right ?

Did I overkill anything that I can spend on something else more important?

Does everything fit?

Am i missing anything that would make a big difference?

Thanks for the help!

-Jason-

edit: updated build from great suggestions but will this power supply be big enough ? and just want to double check to make sure everything fits? Thanks again.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cnxw

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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($145.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.95 @ B&H)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($118.85 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1363.33

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July 17, 2012 12:10:38 AM

heres what i would get. the hyper 212 evo beats the corsair h60

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cjxY
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July 17, 2012 12:22:06 AM

looks very nice

just my personal things though

i would change H60 into something like a hyper evo 212 or a Noctua

i do not watch much dvd movies, i mostly download high quality or stream so i would change the burner to something $20 or less

850W is quite a lot, if you want to get another card in the feature get a 700W-750W

if you are not thinking about adding another card 500-600W will be enough

for me 1TB still seems a lot so you can get 1TB and try to add a 64GB SSD for faster boot up

for the GPU i would go for a 670 but that is if you can find it inside your budget which is very possible

NOTE: you can bundle the i5 with the ASrock extreme4 and save about $15
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July 17, 2012 12:27:27 AM

i dont recommend the extreme4. asrock from what i heard was cheaping out on their power delivery caps
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July 17, 2012 12:37:26 AM

Hmmmm I would drop the H60 for a CM Hyper 212 Evo and use the extra money to get a 670. It crushes the 7950 all day and even beats the 7970 in some tests.

@troll Hmmm really? I have an ASRock Extreme4 and it is the best board i've ever owned! I know that some people don't like ASRock, but they have made me a fan for life.
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July 17, 2012 12:40:20 AM

no i like asrock stuff but i dont like the fact that they were cheaping out on power delivery. it was compared to that a msi regular 4 phase power delivery beats the asrock 8 phase easily
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July 17, 2012 12:44:06 AM

TheBigTroll said:
no i like asrock stuff but i dont like the fact that they were cheaping out on power delivery. it was compared to that a msi regular 4 phase power delivery beats the asrock 8 phase easily


I hate to get away from the OP but can you post that article? I'm not disagreeing I just want to read it lol :)  But considering that I have the Extreme4 and I've recommended it to many people, and no one has told anything bad about it, I would still give it my endorsement. But you're a veteran, so for all intents and purposes you're smarter than me :lol: 
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July 17, 2012 1:03:34 AM

i cant seem to find it anymore. guess i am wrong. if you want to, im sure bigcyco1 has some more info on this

even if i am a veteran, it doesnt mean im smarter. im 14 damit
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July 17, 2012 1:11:49 AM

TheBigTroll said:
i cant seem to find it anymore. guess i am wrong. if you want to, im sure bigcyco1 has some more info on this

even if i am a veteran, it doesnt mean im smarter. im 14 damit


Ill follow up! I'm 15 lol so don't worry
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July 17, 2012 1:30:31 AM

Dupontrocks11 said:
Ill follow up! I'm 15 lol so don't worry



seems to be a ton of high school kids running around the site. highest ranked 14 year old i know is amuffin which is a expert
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July 17, 2012 1:44:17 AM

It's funny how high schoolers can give professional advice to hundreds of people, while many of them are none the wiser. But it's probably better this way seeing as many people would probably ignore my advice simply because I'm 15.
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July 17, 2012 1:46:07 AM

because we people dont have much to do in the summer but go online and do this kind of stuff
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July 17, 2012 2:15:16 AM

Id like to think its because I have a certain expertise that few people have, and its my job to share that. But when you boil it down you're probably right.
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July 17, 2012 3:31:17 AM

Thanks guys using the build you recommended is it worth the extra 60 bucks for the Intel Core i7-2600K instead you think?

for example: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cjPk
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July 17, 2012 3:41:36 AM

if you are not adding another 670 later on, id get a xfx 550w or a seasonic m12II 520w instead.

otherwise, you are good to get cracking
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July 17, 2012 6:14:51 PM

I don't plan on adding anything else in the future here is the build i think ill go with anyone else have any thoughts or suggestions?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cmrE
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cmrE/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cmrE/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 ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($145.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.95 @ B&H)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($118.85 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1353.68
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 17, 2012 6:24:59 PM

if no upgrades, id get a seasonic m12II 520w. its semi-modular and is a much higher quality unit while costing the same amount
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July 17, 2012 8:11:23 PM

520w seems low to me will that be enough I'm reading the GTX670 needs at least a 500w but with the other components that's cutting a bit close you think?
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July 17, 2012 10:45:44 PM

nope. the tdp of a 670 is 170w i believe and a 100% load uses less than 150w. a i5 3570k even overclocked wont be using more than 100w so 520w is certainly ok.

dont get 16gb of ram. 8gb is more than enough.

oh and at B&H, the sandisk extreme 120gb SSD is only 97 dollars. it performs very good too
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/857318-REG/SanDis...
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July 18, 2012 12:02:39 AM

If you are picking up your CPU at microcenter, it would be stupid not to get the mobo combo. Buy a 3570k for $190 and get $50 off any Z77 motherboard! I would recommend the Asus P8Z77 V. That would cost roughly a bit more than $320 for the combo leaving you with maybe enough money to squeeze in a 256gb SSD instead of a 128gb.

Also stick with 8gb ram, preferably one without heatsinks as they are useless. Samsung Low Voltage 30nm is the best.
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July 18, 2012 1:20:18 AM

dont get the z77-v. it doesnt have much value vs features. what i would get is a gigabyte z77x-ud3h or ud5h if you need dual networking solution
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July 18, 2012 1:36:50 AM

I still like ASRock, but if not get the gigabyte ud5h. It has a dual bios for overclocking that really saved my but when i built my father a computer. The Extreme4 still has more internal I/O connectors.
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July 18, 2012 1:40:17 AM

dual bios<bios flashback from asus. the asus bios flash feature makes sure that your bios is nearly indestructable
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July 23, 2012 8:42:00 PM

Best answer selected by zulug.
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