Finalizing my $2k build

My build is mainly for gaming and the odd editing here and there and web browsing.

My build consists of components that I think are good for there pricepoint, NOTE: I have chosen the 7950 instead of 670 graphics because of the price in my country, the 670 is about $120USD more expensive than the 7950, for some reason the nvidia cards are overpriced here.

So I'm wondering if this build will perform well and best value for its price

Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4
CPU: i5 3570k
Cooler: Corsair H80
Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB
SSD: Samsung 830 Series 128GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
OPT: Asus DVD drive
GPU: Gigabyte 7950
Case: NZXT Phantom 410/ Corsair 500r - Which One?
PSU: Corsair HX650 - No plans in Xfire
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  1. Pretty good rig. just small things.

    Make sure the RAM doesn't run at 1.65V, otherwise it will damage and void the warranty of the Intel CPU.

    Unless you get custom or high end water cooling, often air coolers will perform similar/better and are much cheaper. The Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO is a great budget cooler that will support moderate overclocks on the 3570k.

    Of the two cases, i would get the Corsair 500R.
  2. exTerrestrial said:
    My build is mainly for gaming and the odd editing here and there and web browsing.

    My build consists of components that I think are good for there pricepoint, NOTE: I have chosen the 7950 instead of 670 graphics because of the price in my country, the 670 is about $120USD more expensive than the 7950, for some reason the nvidia cards are overpriced here.

    So I'm wondering if this build will perform well and best value for its price

    Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4
    CPU: i5 3570k
    Cooler: Corsair H80
    Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB
    SSD: Samsung 830 Series 128GB
    HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
    OPT: Asus DVD drive
    GPU: Gigabyte 7950
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410/ Corsair 500r - Which One?
    PSU: Corsair HX650 - No plans in Xfire


    if you are not getting 670 than i would suggest 7970 and i am sure you can fit a 7970 in a $2k rig :)
    h80 is not very reliable IMO,and also not worth the cost.better go with this aircooler-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103106&Tpk=hyper%20612
    for case,500r is better choice.
    if you are not going to to crossfire than a 550w is enough,i would suggest xfx pro 550w-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013&Tpk=xfx%20550w
    now your build looks cool.
  3. hellfire24 said:
    now your build looks cool.


    cool like this?
  4. Anonymous said:


    Approximately 2.5 fonzie's above the coolness that machine.
  5. If you had left out that statement, they'd not be saying that. :P
  6. well,quite frankly i don't care.
  7. Then you wouldn't have posted that question. :P
  8. oh i get it now,just don't want to start any arguments.let's keep it cool.
  9. I don't get it; I was just saying that based off what I thought. :P
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