Rate My Build Please

I have decided to build a new PC since my old Q6600 gaming build is starting to show its age.I am going to wait for the 660 Ti before I buy a new GPU, so I'll be rocking my 470 for the time being.I just wanted some expert opinions on what I have so far.Any input is appreciated, thanks.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cNw6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cNw6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cNw6/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($239.00 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($164.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1041.93
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-23 00:34 EDT-0400)
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  1. For gaming, get an i5-3570k. Games don't benefit from hyper-threading.
    The HAF X is not needed unless you go for a custom water loop. It's younger brother, the HAF XM is more than enough.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cNFM
  2. azeem40 said:
    For gaming, get an i5-3570k. Games don't benefit from hyper-threading.
    The HAF X is not needed unless you go for a custom water loop. It's younger brother, the HAF XM is more than enough.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cNFM

    Really?, so it wouldn't be worth the money at all getting the 3770k?What's the airflow on the XM compared to the X, I have a warm house and I need the best airflow I can get.
  3. It is basically the same. And yes, not worth it at all.
  4. Go for i5, Hyper EVO cooler, Extreme4 mobo. Use saved money for a 670, there's no such thing as 670 Ti.
  5. He meant the 660ti.
  6. FinneousPJ said:
    Go for i5, Hyper EVO cooler, Extreme4 mobo. Use saved money for a 670, there's no such thing as 670 Ti.

    azeem40 said:
    He meant the 660ti.

    Yeah, I meant 660 Ti, sorry.Is the Hyper Evo better than the D14?
  7. No, but a lot cheaper.
  8. Ok, Ill go for the 3570K.I'll still get D14, I need the lowest possible temps outside liquid cooling.Why not the Extreme 6, is the 4 better?
  9. 4 is better price/performance. All the 6 has is a few more SATA ports.
  10. I just looked up the 4 on newegg, why is the 4 measured at 12x8.6 ?Will this be a problem?
  11. Ok, I updated my build.Is there anything I should change?I want to keep the D14 and the Haf X because of the heat in my house.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d0O6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d0O6/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d0O6/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($247.00 @ B&H)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($164.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($130.20 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1054.14
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-25 19:52 EDT-0400)
  12. One thing: Full Towers aren't needed unless you WC.
  13. azeem40 said:
    One thing: Full Towers aren't needed unless you WC.

    I need the better airflow, the XM also doesn't have a side fan.
  14. Now I'm in another pickle.I made a mistake and looked at more cases.I am now trying to pick between the Haf X, the Raven RV03 and the Antec Dark Fleet DF-85.Which is the best for airflow, and which has the best features?
  15. kokujin said:
    I need the better airflow, the XM also doesn't have a side fan.

    Misconception. Bigger cases don't provide more airflow. It is the fans that do. Get the 500R then.
  16. azeem40 said:
    Misconception. Bigger cases don't provide more airflow. It is the fans that do. Get the 500R then.

    Can I trust these results?

    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2012/02/20/corsair-graphite-500r-review/3
  17. Yes, but the case has good fans, which is why the airflow is good.
  18. Looking at that list again, the DF-85 has some of the lowest temperatures on both CPU and GPU.Are there any strong cons against it?
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